Some Monday finches

Common Crossbill

A grey sleety, windy day was terrible for photos but there were 1 or 2 interesting species around town at least. A flock of a dozen or so Common Crossbill was near my apartment. Terrible photos in the gloomy light.

Common Crossbill

The Brambling flock and Dusky Thrushes are still around and one of the Hawfinches stayed on the ground and didn’t fly off immediately for a change.

Hawfinch

All gone

Hawfinch

The Waxwings have all left town but there are still plenty of Hawfinches around.

Best bird of the week was a Naumann’s Thrush in amongst the growing number of Dusky Thrushes. Also around were a few Brambling , a male Daurian Redstart and Varied Tit.

Blue skies

Hawfinch

The other morning with the Waxwings was very sunny and we got clear blue skies for a while.

I was concentrating on the aforementioned waxwings but occasionally I glanced up and the Hawfinches were up in the trees feeding on what was left of the berries.