Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Monday, 29 December 2014

What should I wish for next?

Today was a beautiful clear day following a moderate frost at dawn.  There was little or no wind and the visibility was very good.
I thought I would take advantage of the nice day and clean my conservatory windows.  Whilst doing this job, a few Blackbirds, Starlings, Goldfinches, and Dunnock, were all seen.
I then broke for a late breakfast, then, late morning I carried on with my cleaning duties.  It was approaching mid-day when I finished, and around about 1158 I had a thought that this appears a good day for a Peregrine.........two minutes later a mid-day.....a Peregrine flew overhead in a west to east heading in a direct and quite leisurely flight.  A flock of Starlings gathered to form a tight-knit group and were clearly intent on watching the Falcon depart the area.  Perhaps in May I should wish for a Bee-eater overhead!!!!!

Little Cressingham (The Arms to Watton Brook)
Robin in Bramble at Little Cressingham, Norfolk 29/12/14
I visited this area early afternoon in bright sunshine and a temperature of 4 degrees celsius.   
The highlight was seeing a good number of Fieldfares in the fields all along the northern side of Watton Brook.  These beautiful Thrushes were feeding on the ground whilst a few were seen to take berries from a Hawthorn hedge.
In my immediate vicinity at Watton Brook, a Wren was typically skulking in the dense waterside herbage.  This Robin and Blue Tits were also making good use of this cover in their search for food.

2 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Paul...
    may 2015 be kind to you.

    And may you have good spotting on your patch...
    and further afield.

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  2. And a very happy 2015 to you as well Tim, thank you.
    Always great to recieve you comments and look forward to maintaining this throughout the coming year and beyond.

    Paul

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