February 18, 2013

Three Hawfinch

For several weeks now birders have had some excellent views and photos Hawfinchs on the ground feeding in the Curragh Chase.
Today I headed on down to the forest park, hoping to get better views than I got of these birds a few years back, sure enough 3 birds were feeding on the ground close to the playground.
Hard to approach ,the birds flit into the trees at any sign of disturbance and vanish . Staying still in cover ,Patience and Luck of where the birds may come down next is your only chance of a photo...
..Sometimes you make your own luck!
Sortly after a Kestrel came through the park and the Hawfinchs vanished for the morning.

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