Thursday, 10 January 2013

Thursday 10th January 2013

Up to two Hawfinches were reported again from a very misty and dull St Margaret's churchyard today.  Sightings, predominantly of a single bird were reported on and off from 08:30-14:30, usually favouring the trees on the southern perimeter of the churchyard.  Linnets, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, a Mistle Thrush and a Goldcrest provided a supporting cast.

PLEASE NOTE:  I've been reminded by the churchwarden today that he new vicar of St Margaret's will be installed in a ceremony at the church this Saturday (12th) and consequently the church, churchyard and car park areas are likely to be extremely busy with cars and people setting up and attending this ceremony.

My advice to birders would therefore be to avoid visiting the area on SATURDAY as I imagine there would be little chance of seeing the birds due to disturbance and that parking and viewing opportunities are likely to be very limited.  Sunday will be quieter!

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