Haldon Forrest

5-8 Hawfinch showing this morning but elusive in tree tops under pylons in area they have been showing regularly.  Also a pair of Crossbill present at same place. 

NOTE: A number of birders have commented that they had difficulty finding the site when they first visited and had walked in from the main visitors car park on Haldon!  The site is at map ref: SX870851 (post code: EX6 7QX) and is found by taking the lane down from Haldon Belvedere Castle towards Trusham and Chudleigh.  After about a mile park nearest to where the pylons cross the road (limited parking). The birds favour Hornbeam trees west of the pylons.  Hope this helps!

 

Posted December 4th, 2017 at 5:39 pm by Jonathan Ruscoe in Bird News