Birds and other wildlife at home in the UK and Overseas. Plus the odd pudding or cake!
Wise Birding Holidays
Friday, 5 January 2018
Hawfinch - East Budleigh
Following the huge Hawfinch irruption into UK, I finally managed to catch up with a local Hawfinch in East Budleigh Churchyard today. Local resident Dave W first saw 3 birds on New Year's Eve but despite both mine and Dave's numerous return visits to the site, there had been no further sightings until today! I was driving through the village and saw a bird fly into a lime tree and then after parking and having a look around, there were at least three birds. They seem pretty hit and miss in the churchyard and seem to be disappearing into private gardens nearby. Great to see so close to home!