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12/01/2016 Sizergh Castle, Cumbria
Hawfinch: I have spent countless hours and what seems like many days standing like a lost soul in Sizergh Castle's car park looking for Hawfinch without any luck, I have never seen on here before.
I had a work meeting in Kendal and decided to try my luck again, and after a relatively short 2 hour wait I caught a glimpse of my first Sizergh Hawfinch as a female flew in, with its woodpecker'ish flight pattern and landed in a tree only for a second.
Within 20 minuets a male appeared on the ground next to the children's play area, it came back a couple of times, feeding with the Chaffinches.