Saturday 14 January 2012


Both the Spanish Sparrow and Dark-Eyed Junco showed superbly well today, first stop was Calshot for the Sparrow where we arrived just before 8am to an already gathering crowd of probably a hundred and not the thousands that some of us were thinking (thankfuly) probably due to the fact that the bird had rumored to have been present upto two years !!

The bird appeared after a short while and showed very well to a well behaved crowd, and Bacon rolls and teas all round from the local village hall to celebrate hit the spot.

el sparrow

whilst bradders looks like his been working out, jono looks like his been eating out!

Then onto Hawkshill enclosure just up the road in the New Forest for the recently discovered Junco and again the bird performed well for the crowds, having not seen one for over twenty years (the previous also in hants) this also felt like a new species.

dark eyed junco

buteo beautiful !!

A quick unsuccessful stop at acres down was made up by a stunning Red Kite on the way home for myself, Shaunboy and Redsy.

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