Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Water Rail at Thompson Water, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Little Cressingham.

Dawn was still very stormy, although the heavy overnight rain started to move off, however, the very strong wind remained a feature of the weather until the afternoon as wind speed decreased.
The heavy overnight rain left Watton Brook swollen with some of the lower lying valleys in flood.

The strong wind throughout the morning produced little due to the conditions, however, North Bridge with its dense cover, produced a number of Bullfinches and Chaffinches.
A walk later along Green Lane saw a large female Sparrowhawk disturbed from a possible kill in one of the ditches.  Bullfinch, Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests, a few Fieldfare were all seen. A single Common Buzzard at Shorten's Covert attracted the attention of a few Crow species and 2 Kestrels were seen nearby.  A thousand plus Wood Pigeons and small roving flocks of Yellowhammer (10+), Chaffinches (30+), and Linnets (20+) were present.    
Low lying land adjacent to Prince's Covert was under flood water and attracted hundreds of Gulls .

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