Hawfinch

 
Alick Simmons
 
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19 January 2018 17:53
 

Five showing well in Somerton churchyard this morning:. https://twitter.com/alicksimmons/status/954397480451543041

 
 
David Glen
 
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18 January 2018 18:54
 

3 birds at Holy Trinity Church, Street, about 11.00am (best views from Church Road when birds perched on large beech tree to south of church)
3 birds also in Somerton Churchyard, early afternoon, perched on one or other of two large deciduous trees to west of church.

 
Chris Newman
 
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18 January 2018 13:13
 

Three birds still just off High Street, Butleigh late this morning, near the entrance to Butleigh House

 
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17 January 2018 17:14
 

Just one Hawfinch seen late morning in Somerton. Also 3 Greenfinch.

 
Chris Chappell
 
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13 January 2018 12:01
 

Five birds in Somerton this morning - they tend to land at the top of the large beech just over the west wall of St Michael’s churchyard, and then drop down into the yews.

 
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David Burnell
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12 January 2018 18:07
 

Gone from one to three females today in my garden, West Hatch.

 
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11 January 2018 12:05
 

Still at least one Hawfinch in Bicknoller churchyard this morning.

 
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11 January 2018 11:47
 

At least 3 hawfinches in the churchyard & surrounding trees of St Peter & Paul Church, Shepton Mallet, again this morning.

 
Gary Manning
 
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10 January 2018 08:37
 

Hi Ken.
The birds are tending to be seen perched high in a tree just outside the churchyard, although yesterday a couple flew from the yew in the churchyard.  Views are good if distant- you’ll need bins. They like the still conditions so today could be perfect for them.

 
Mike Moxon
 
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10 January 2018 00:46
 

Some places to check out: https://www.ancient-yew.org/ss.php/county-surveys-of-non-churchyard-yews/2/26/50
There are also files for various churchyard yews.

Mike

 
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09 January 2018 22:35
 

Hi Gary
How well are you seeing the Norton Sub Hamdon birds? Are they just flyovers or are they showing perched? Seen a few this autumn in different places but still not had a great view.

 
Gary Manning
 
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09 January 2018 19:05
 

Another quick look today produced 7 hawfinch around Norton sub Hamdon churchyard.  First time I have heard them calling also.

 
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08 January 2018 18:59
 

3 Hawfinch at Norton sub Hamdon churchyard today on a brief visit at lunchtime. Decent flocks of greenfinches and goldfinches around as well.

 
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03 January 2018 19:04
 

Hi Gary

Cheers for the fast reply.

No worries mate I thought I would just double check due to Fyne court not being that far from my village of Norton fitzwarren they may well of headed down this way.

Glad you have got too see this stunning bird I was lucky enough to see them at Fyne court a couple of weeks back feeding on seeds in the trees they were showing really well.

Cheers

Stu

 
Gary Manning
 
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03 January 2018 18:47
 

Hi Stuart.
Sorry should have made it clearer- Norton sub Hamdon churchyard was where I saw them . No sign yesterday though on a brief visit at lunchtime, although conditions weren’t ideal