Saturday, 20 February 2010

HAWFINCHES give themselves up for many others

I arrived at the HMWT Danemead Nature Reserve at 12.00pm to look for the HAWFINCHES that had been reported in the morning. There had been one or two sightings during the morning but none since 11.00am.

At about 1pm Joan Thompson, Jan Hein van Steenis and myself decided to have a walk through the reserve but didn't see or hear very much apart from a Marsh Tit and a couple of Nuthatches. As we were returning to the main track Jan picked up a Hawfinch call deep in the trees where Lee had seen them yesterday. We made our way back to the track and eventually found the bird about 25 yards away sitting in the open half way up a tree. The three of us and Jonathan Lethbridge had excellent views for a few minutes before it flew off (Alan Reynolds)

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