Monday, 8 February 2016


We have a report of a Common Rosefinch seen with Goldfinches near Newport Boat Club yesterday (Sunday) lunchtime. The observers have no photos or experience of the species, but worth keeping an eye out if visiting the estuary. A Common Rosefinch did winter in a Newport garden many winters ago.

"The Newport bird visited a garden bird-table from 26 December 1991 to 8 January 1992, being the first winter record for Britain"....taken from the Avifauna - see above