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Saturday 14 February 2015

The New Forest - 14/2/15

A great day out with Adam spending the majority of time in the New Forest. The weather wasn't ideal but thankfully some great species seen including some fantastic displaying from a number of Goshawks. Also briefly visited Blashford and Lower Test Marshes with nothing exciting seen.

The New Forest
Goshawk - 6 (5 male and 1 huge female)
Hawfinch - 10
Brambling - ca.50 including some very smart males
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 male drumming
Crossbill - 9
Woodlark - 2

Blashford Lake HWT
Long-tailed Duck - 1
Goosander - 1 drk
Lesser Redpoll - 1 male

male Goshawks from Acres Down. Some very impressive displays seen today including their 'roller-coaster', slow deep wingbeats, some extensive white undertail coverts being puffed out and every now and then a male and female were latching talons and descending together. A fantastic sight to watch, and all great scope views.