Saturday, 27 January 2007

New Forest

A rather late start to the day, arriving at Hom Hill by around 11:00am. It wasn't long before we located the Great Grey Shrike at a great distance. Fortunately it let us get a bit closer.

(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.

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