|Siskin (male) at Thompson 07/02/15|
A least 3 Marsh Tits were singing their repetitive "chip-chip-chip-chip-chip" song. This is a very common Breckland species. A number of Great Tits were also heard as was Coal Tit.
A couple of Song Thrushes were singing, also, its larger cousin, the Mistle Thrush also delivered song. Mistles Thrushes in folklore are known as 'Stormcocks', this being due to them singing prior to the onset of, and during bad weather. A pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were seen with 'drumming' being occasionally heard.
This male Siskin was also heard in song. This species breeds in small numbers on my Breckland patch, the vast majority however, will be winter visitors from Northern Europe.
Finally, a check over the Thompson Water produced lots of Teal, however, most were in surface weed and a count could not be done.