I thought I had another new species of bird in the garden today, with this Serin. Unfortunately, when I looked at my photos of the 'Yellowhammer', I realised I'd misidentified a Serin as a Yellowhammer back in July 2014. So, Serin replaces Yellowhammer in our species list.
I saw a strange-looking bird in one of the distant conifers. As soon as it turned into profile, it was obviously a hawfinch - but a juvenile as it didn't have any of the usual coloration.
There have been a lot of fledglings in the garden today. At one stage I counted 17 juvenile greenfinches in the hawthorn. The parents seem to have left them and they seemed to be doing alright.
This juvenile song thrush looked a bit less happy though. He was hanging round the garden all day, seemingly not knowing what to do with himself.