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: