First test of my new Trail Camera.  Left it in the woods for a few nights.  Nothing stunning yet, but captured a few little videos.  Two quick examples - firstly, a Deer.

And a couple of Squirrels.

Next step is to work on improving the spot I point the camera at for a bit more action.  And probably take some longer video clips.

A return visit to Mercer Way in Romsey today to look for Hawfinches. Much less disturbance on a weekday morning.  Still a fair number of dog walkers and people passing through the park, but better than the weekend.  And as a result, much better views of the Hawfinches.  At least 6 about.  A couple were particularly bold (for Hawfinches) and I was able to get some nice shots of them feeding on the ground.

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Also, a few record shots of 5 feeding on the ground together, and a couple more.

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An early start to get Arne this morning.  Didn't see much.  A distant Fox, and a Little Egret on the raptor trail.  Kingfisher on the raptor trail too, but flew off as I arrived, so no photo.

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An afternoon trip to Farlington, and the Short Eared Owls, still not playing ball.  Distant views as the sunset. Plus a Kestrel.

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At least 3 Hawfinches in their usual winter location at Mercer Way in Romsey.  And as usual, very tricky to see properly.

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Spent a few hours first thing to day on Salisbury Plain - no Merlins, no Hen Harriers.  Then spent a couple of hours wandering Bentley Woods - no Hawfinch, no Crossbills.  Spent the afternoon at Farlington Marshes - 2 Short Eared Owls eventually turned up at 16:00 once the sun had gone behind a cloud.  Mostly hunting way off in the distance.

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