Sunday, 15 January 2012

Spanish man with Tea

Spanish sparrow
Me, Rob and Dad headed over to Hampshire for the Spanish Sparrow that had taken up residence in Calshot, we arrived just after 7:30 we got all the gear out of the car and walked down the road to the estate, and stood on this grass patch right in front of the hedge were the bird was seen and after about 20 minutes of waiting the sun popped up and then sparrow showed in the hedge right in front of us, showing the Chestnut head, Flank and breast markings, the bird was very hard to see at first but then came to the top of the Ivy bush and then preened before flying to another hedge for about 5 minutes then flew into one of the residences garden.

We then headed to Hawkhill inclosure for the Dark eyed junco, the bird showed really well, we also noted down 6+ Crossbills, 50+ Reed buntings, 1 Goldcrest.

Dark eyed junco
At Blashford lakes were we saw Ferruginous duck great bird to re-tick because of what happened last year, 1 Green sandpiper, at the Woodland hide the best hide I’ve ever been to, they had one way glass and got views of Nuthatch, Great spotted woodpecker, Siskin, Redpolls, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, long tailed tits all on the feeder about 4 foot away if you like to get photos go there.

On Isbley water we had 7 Goosander 2 Drake and 5 Female from here we headed to Hardbridge were we had 100+ Mute sawn, 6 Bewick swans 4 Adults 2 Juv and 1 Whooper swan.



Our last stop of the day was Warblington were we had 1 Cattle egret and 8 Little egrets from here we headed home.

Spanish sparrow

Spanish sparrow



Ferruginous Duck

Greenfinch

Siskin

Siskin

Whooper swan



Crossbill


Great tit

Chaffinch

Goldfinch
Great tit

Redpoll & Goldfinch

3 comments:

  1. Great photos Mike , a really great day out .

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  2. A good day list had with some nice photos aswell.

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