(c) Lee Fuller. Great Grey Shrike taken beyond Holm Hill in the middle of a bog. Lovely!
After, we visited another site in the New Forest, which I'll keep undisclosed for potential breeding purposes. Here we located Crossbill with ease. Mick and Lee found a Goshawk by the car park, while I was listening to second individual calling further along the beaten track.We finished the day at Blackwater Arboretum. Lee managed to locate a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (jammy) while Mick and I heard it call a few times. About 10 Hawfinch came into roost as did plenty of Brambling, Chaffinch and Siskin.