30th January 2011

St. Ives Estate - Hawfinch
First seen at approx 09.40 behind the mansion in a tree top with other finches and Redwings.
It flew off with a Redwing to the front of the mansion house where it was re-located on it's own at the very top of another tree. It spent about 10 minutes there before dropping down to feed among the lower branches. As more birders arrived it flew off to the nearest Yew Tree close to the mansion house.
It was seen briefly again close to the Yew Tree from the back of the mansion house.
Please note the mansion house grounds are off limits to the public. However there are footpaths or roads around the mansion house and it's private gardens which should suffice for those wanting to try and see the Hawfinch.

M Doveston, S&S Goodwin, J Topham, C Wilson

St.Ives - Elsewhere
Brambling, Siskin, Redpoll, numerous GSWdpkrs drumming,
80+Mallard, 18 Canada Geese, Common Gull, 50+BHGull,
Fieldfare, Redwing, Nuthatches

M Doveston