Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Threxton, Norfolk

Stormy was the way of the weather today with damaging winds bringing down some larger trees as well as debris everywhere in the form of branches and twigs.  Some very sharp showers passed through mid to late afternoon and then by sunset the winds had significantly abated.
With these conditions the best place to find birds would be in sheltered areas, therefore, I spent some time at Threxton STW.
Once again, at least 3 Chiffchaffs were present at the site, and for much of the time these Warblers favoured long weedy cover, including dead Umbellifer stalks, where they hunted for small insect prey.
Chiffchaff (one of at least 3) at Threxton STW 15/02/14
There was also several other small passerine species in the sheltered area of this site with Long-tailed Tits forming the greatest numbers.
Great Tits, Blue Tits, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Dunnock, Wrens, and a female Reed Bunting were all present.
Goldcrest was singing in the Leylandii belt and the Yew tree in the churchyard.
Finally, within the interior of the STW, 60+ Pied Wagtails were seen.

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