So after having checked that the weather wouldn't be too bad on Monday afternoon, we took the 30 minute drive to Bewdley and made our way to the gardens.
We soon found a small group of birders, who told us we had just missed one by 5 minutes! The usual story when you try and go and find a bird that has eluded you. We have never seen a Hawfinch, so we thought that that would continue, until a few minutes later one popped up onto the top of a conifer in the gardens. It was fairly distant but after having had a good look through he bins, I managed some record shots:
After this we went to find the loo, then returned to the park, we had another couple of sightings of single Hawfinches, one landing in the top of a tree right above us,
So I suppose you could class that as a twitch, but seeing is it's an area we visit quite often, I will still say it's birding! Once the above chap departed we went for a little amble along the River Severn which was very pleasant until the north wind decided to get up, so we retreated back to the car and made our way home.