I eventually got down to see the Spanish Sparrow at Calshot, of which I didn't obtain any usable images, before visiting this guy only a few miles away at the Hawkshill Enclosure.

The bird had been showing very well only a short while before we arrived and had to wait a little while for him to appear. The bird was generally fairly distant, hence the not great images, and was associating loosely with Reed Buntings.

Tis is only my second UK Dark-eyed Junco was also in Hampshire in the early 1990's.


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Dark-eyed Junco - New Forest, Hampshire January 2012
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