(Spanish Sparrow - © Chris Thomas. Chris's Website: http://birds.ceeege.com/)
After the excitement of the Spanish Sparrow we headed off to the New Forest and to Hawkshill Inclosure, this is a section of the forest where a clearing is present and a mobile finch flock is present, in with the finches was our target; Dark-eyed Junco. The bird showed fairly well a few times and although most views were brief it was easy to take in and enjoy the stunning but fairly simple plumage of this stunning species. We even had it feeding on seed low down briefly allowing for great views, in flight I noted the birds pink bill and white belly is particularly striking and stands out well. Brilliant bird (like the Sparrow) and well worth going to see.
(Dark-eyed Junco - © Brian Harrison)
What a truly fantastic day, been a while since I've had two British ticks in a day.
Until next time, Foghorn out!