Where to see them
Hawfinches are now mostly restricted to England in the UK, and have declined in many areas. Parts of western England near the Welsh Borders, the Home Counties and the south-east from Hampshire to Kent remain the most likely places to find them. They can occasionally be seen at RSPB nature reserves such as Nagshead, Gloucestershire and Blean Woods, Kent. Hawfinches may perch high in trees, but also feed on the ground and much more inconspicuously among the foliage.
When to see them
All year round; usually more easily seen outside the breeding season when trees are leafless and hawfinches feed more regularly on the ground.
What they eat
Seeds, buds and shoots.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||3,000-6,500 pairs||10-15,000 birds||-|