Hawfinch – 1894

Coccothraustes vulgaris

A very rare winter visitor.

In Mr. H. Mathias’ list. We saw a pair in the collection of the late Mr. Fortune, at Leweston, that he had shot near his residence. Sir Hugh Owen obtained one at Llanstinan in the spring of 1S54. A Sparrow-hawk, shot by the late Baron de Rutzen, at Slebech, September 13th, 1889, was in the act of carrying off a Hawfinch, which was secured with it. Not included by Mr. Dix.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

More about the Hawfinch in Pembrokeshire