An early morning walk along Common Lane, Ashill, produced a couple of singing Blackcaps and 3+ Chiffchaffs. At the disused rail cutting at least 3 Blackbirds and a number of Linnets were present.
I then checked a large, young plantation with a scrub understorey and heard this mornings predicted bird, a singing male Willow Warbler, my first returning bird of this year.
At mid-day I took Toby for a walk north along the Great Cressingham road from 'The Arms'. Upon approaching Watton Brook I became aware of chattering Fieldfares in the trees by the barn.
|Fieldfare at Little Cressingham 04/04/14|
Walking back along the road towards 'The Arms', a singing male Blackcap was in the wooded pit, careful looking in the trees and shrubbery eventually produced a glimpse of the bird in song within a tangle of branches.
Also at this locality, a few Redwings flew from cover of trees within the pit.