Calshot. Hampshire. January 2012.

Spanish Sparrow

After my last night shift I travelled straight down to Hampshire for the Spanish Sparrow. With quite a number of birders there it wasn't long before the bird was picked out in a back garden and just viewable from the road. It was fairly mobile then moving from one side of the road to the other but gave itself up on a few occasions, albeit hidden behind branches. Every now and again it would return to the same garden to feed before returning to the nearby bushes to preen and rest. A great morning chatting to other birders and photographers and I for one did not expect to get any shots so I left well happy.