Saturday, 16 January 2016
Serins at Fen Drayton RSPB, Cambridgeshire
A dodgy photo (with more to follow) of one of the two Serins that have been frequenting Fen Drayton RSPB reserve in Cambridgeshire for the past couple of weeks, although the news only became common knowledge this Monday for whatever reason.
Another day, another 'lifer', that's two in less than a week! These small finches are pretty common in Europe and they do turn up in the UK every year, although a freezing cold January is not the usual time to find one, let alone two. They gave myself and Chris Orders the run around this morning, even leading us to leave the site thinking that they had gone, only to be called back by a kindly chap who had taken Chris's number. We were treated to okay views, with the two birds quite happily feeding extremely closely to the guided busway, but they were constantly obscured in some way. They flew after approximately ten minutes and after another view through a hawthorn bush and another flight view, we left, this time for good.