I started the day by taking Toby for a walk through woodland adjacent to Coldharbour Road.
|Woodlark at Hilborough 27/02/15|
Little Cressingham (early afternoon)
A bright, early spring afternoon made for a pleasant walk and thoughts were with returning summer migrants to the area perhaps within the next 2 weeks or so.
The cut maize strip close to 'The Arms' once again held a good count of Finches and Buntings, this included many Bramblings.
Buzzards were making good use of the conditions with soaring and calling individuals seen. A single Sparrowhawk was seen soaring and then diving at speed until lost to sight.
At 1355hrs, my attention was drawn to 5 birds very high overhead, checking through binoculars I saw a Goshawk being mobbed by 4 Crows. Without binoculars these birds were virtually specks in the sky. Having assessed the picture and the size comparison with the mobbing Crows, I think it is fair to say that the Goshawk is a male bird, a female Goshawk would appear somewhat larger than the Crows.
|Goshawk mobbed by Crows high overhead at Little Cressingham 27/02/15|
|Goshawk (right) and Crows high over Little Cressingham 27/02/15|