On the way to Mark Ash Wood in the New Forest this morning, saw this Buzzard feeding on the ground near Fritham.

At Mark Ash Wood - large flocks of Chaffinch and Brambling, with 2 Hawfinch amongst them.  Very timid though, so no photos.

Spent a few hours on Saturday on Salisbury Plain.  The Merlin is still about, and still difficult to photograph.  But some nice mixed flocks of Fieldfares, Lapwings and Golden Plover.  Some photos of these, plus a Kestrel, below.

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.

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

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.

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