Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Hawfinches at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria
March 27, 2012:
Hawfinches have recently been reported to be showing well at one of their best-known Cumbria locations at the castle car-park. Hornbeam and beech fruits normally provide their food here but at this stage of late winter it has been supplemented by a human agency with additonal seed. It is rare to get such good, close views of Hawfinches and at least five birds were present today. However, an early start is necessary to be sure of seeing them before the car-park reverts to its normal use.
Bullfinches, Greenfinches, a Jackdaw and a Blackbird also joined in the free meal