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- n. Plural form of hawfinch.
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The hawfinches on the road were only there for a few seconds.
The woods in the 1970s were still good for two special but secretive birds: wood warblers and hawfinches.
On the back road I felt that only I knew that the wood warblers and hawfinches were there and that their quietest of dramas, whispering themselves out of existence, were shown only to me.
Around the interior of the entwined sapling tops that formed the fatal bower of death there hung a semicircle of tiny cages containing live decoys, -- chaffinches, hawfinches, titmice and several other species.
Once, during the autumn, we were out catching goldfinches, starlings, and hawfinches, to sell them in the market early in the morning when our parents were still asleep.
I haven’t heard wood warblers in Leigh Woods for twenty springs, and the hawfinches have gone too.