Hawfinches

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Richard
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Hawfinches

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Drove the two miles to Godmersham this morning with a view to catch a glimpse of the Hawfinches which are there at present.
Luckily enough to get two photos
FEMALE..
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MALE..
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Seems the reason for this winters influx of these beautiful birds is down to crop failure in Germany and Sahara Dust / Spanish fires.
We can take them !!
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Very pretty birds, Richard.)like(
Have just noticed the time you posted......are you OK?
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They are nice birds aren't they, love the beaks !!
I'm OK thanks. Problem I have at present is not waking up til 9.30 - 10.30 in the morning, can't seem to sleep if I go to bed earlier!
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As long as you are OK that is all that matters.{hug}
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They are beautiful birds. I'll have to look on my check list, but I don't think I have ever seen one.
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Lovely photos Richard! We went to see some last Sunday morning in a churchyard about 10 miles from us. We saw up to 10 but the light was shocking so we certainly didn't a photo like these! Beautiful to see though.
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Well we were lucky enough to have someone tell us there were a couple in the churchyard in the village last Friday, so off we walked when Hubby got home & we saw 1 which was very flighty but still nice to see on our own patch!
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We saw another 5 Hawfinch last Saturday, 15 mins from home when we were on our way home from visiting Mum in law. I'm just hoping (!!!!!) they decide to visit our garden!
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