Wednesday 26th Jan 2011 - Wyre Forest

After spending the morning at Forest Dog Rescue, I decided to pop back to the Wyre and have another look at the Hawfinches and hopefully connect with the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. TS came and met me at Dry Mill Lane and we walked the disused Railway Line. No sign of Lesser Spot today but we did get cracking views of a Hawfinch near Lodge Hill. I actually managed to get a half decent photo...a miracle considering the poor light.

Also of note whilst in the Wyre were a Raven, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Nuthatch, a Tree Creeper, a Goldcrest, 2 Jays and 2 Bullfinch (1♂ & 1♀).

Local birders please note: The carpark at Dry Mill Lane will be closed from the 1st to 12th of February 2011 due to improvements being undertaken.

Hawfinch - 26th January 2011:


  1. blindin' Hawfinch record, i'd love to find one of them jase. !

  2. nice snap Jase,just hoping they hang around a bit longer!!

  3. I'd love one at Shenstone Warren but thats never gonna happen. Fortunately the Wyre Forest is only 3 miles or so up the road..its a great place (until the government sells parts of it off!.

    Cheers should be ok for a week or two yet I would think