Visited Norton-sub-Hamdon this afternoon to see if the Hawfinch invasion had brought birds there. I only saw one bird at a time in flight but saw it five times and got the impression that more than one bird was involved. I didn’t see it (them?) perched at any time. All sightings around the churchyard area.
One female seen today feeding on yew berries in the grounds of Stocklinch church.
Paul Clement and I went back this afternoon to Broomfield having seen only a singleton Hawfinch there yesterday morning. Today we were rewarded with prolonged, good but somewhat distant views, of a small flock of 5 Hawfinch in the tall deciduous trees behind Fyne Court cottages.
At least 3, prob 4, Hawfinches in Yew & adjacent tall trees at Fyne Court cottages, Broomfield (Quantocks) this afternoon.
Also one in Great Breach Wood this afternoon (6 Nov)
Glastonbury 4 in top of a Beech tree before flying off west on Sat Nov 4.