On arrival, there were several behind St Helen's church high up in the trees. They soon moved off, and here began the game of cat and mouse around the church yard. They would disappear for some time, then come back for a few minutes. I did get some good views, although I could always want a bit more.
A great bird and the largest of the finches. I'm happy to tick it off again for this year.
When they did come close, they stayed well in cover and into the light.
These pictures were the best I could muster. Always room for improvement.