Breckland Birder

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

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Thompson Water/Peddars Way, Norfolk 05/10/14

A lovely morning with temperatures at dawn of 2 degress celsius.  Patchy, thickish fog, and clear skies gave the morning a very autumnal feel to it.
My intention this morning was to try and locate early migrant Thrush species, none were seen or heard, however, a walk along the Peddars Way produced my first Brambling of the Autumn.  Although not seen, the Bramblings call was very distinctive, a nasally "zweeeeu"

Great Spotted Woodpecker Thompson Water 05/10/14


A recent clearfelled area near Watering Farm was quiet with the exception of a passing Kestrel.
Several Goldcrests were both seen and heard as well as good numbers of Marsh, Coal, Great, and Blue Tits, and a Siskin.
There was very little evidence of any summer migrants other than a calling Chiffchaff.
Two Cetti's Warblers gave bursts of its explosive song from dense waterside scrub, an incredibly loud song for a small bird. 
At least 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were either seen or heard, including the male photographed here.  Also, several Nuthatches were seen or heard as well as Treecreeper.

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