A new month, so I was keen to visit Bramblehall Wood and get a Hawfinch count in. On site by 06.20hrs, it wasn't for another half-hour until the finches appeared in number, mostly arriving from Ashurst Rough. True to form, they spent most of their time loafing in the tree tops before diving into the wall of Yews below. At least 200 present.
The general area is still home to plenty of birds - counts from nearby were: Juniper Bottom (8), Mickleham Downs (1) and Lodge Hill (17).