Submission - 29/04/2018

Sighting - 2018-01-01

Species Seen Hawfinch
Scientific Name
Recorder Chris Vines
Record Status Confirmed
Identified on 29/04/2018
Location ST
   
Sex Female
Time of Day 14.00 hrs
Locality St. Anne's Churchyard, Oldland Common
Environment Sunny intervals after heavy rain in the morning
Habitat Churchyard favouring the Hornbeam and Yew Trees
Notes This record was one of many during the winter of 2017/18 during which there had been a major invasion from continental Europe. Hawfinches were also recorded in Rainbow Woods, Bath, Newton Park, Newton St. Loe and Prior Park NT, Bath during this period. This species is otherwise an extremely scarce visitor to the Bath area.