Tuesday 30 December 2008


I went over to Cannock Chase (Staffordshire) today to photograph the birds at Freda's Grave feeders. From Cannock A34 to Brocton, turn right into Sawpits Lane; turn right at village green, keep straight on as the road bears right, carry on up in to the chase, then turn left to the main car park and there is a mini car park on left 50 yards before main car park and the HAWFINCH has been feeding here for the last three days. There are a few trees where the locals drop feed all winter. The bird was coming down for the feed every hour and a half. There were about 15 people viewing the bird from about 10 – 20 feet away. And a few cars 6ft away from where the bird has been feeding. Light today was bad for photos but managed to get this reasonable image (Phil Satch)