Wednesday, 12 January 2011

January 12th 2011

Can’t stand self pity so gave my self a bollocking and forced myself despite the heavy rain to accept a lift down to Hampshire to see the juvenile White-tailed Eagle. Not the most pleasant of journeys due to spray but on our arrival at Downton, Hordle the bird had been located in a tree so treated to good distant views before watching it flying overhead. Don’t often get the chance to see eagles round my way so well worth the trip to observe this flying barn door dwarf the local Buzzards. Moved on to Beaulieu Rd Station for lunch where we located Woodlark and 2 Dartford Warbler before ending the trip at Blackwater Arboretum with 8 Hawfinches. Also seen today were Stonechat, Sparrowhawk, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Crossbill, Lesser Redpoll and Siskin.


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