Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Monday, 9 March 2015

Lynford Water, Norfolk

2 Mute Swan (pair)
Treecreeper at Lynford 09/03/15
Greylag Geese
2 Great Crested Grebe (pair)
1 Little Egret
Tufted Duck
7 Redwings
Song Thrush
2 Jay
Goldcrests several singing
Siskins numerous including female
Marsh Tits
Coal Tits

I was hoping this afternoon for an early Chiffchaff, although I am sure there will be one or two around, I was not in luck on this occasion.
I had an intitial walk around the lake with few birds seen.
The car park held most interest with numerous common species present.  A number of Chaffinches were seen dropping down to the woodland floor and back again into cover.  A number of Treecreepers were seen including the bird photographed here.
Coal Tits and Goldcrests were plentiful, however, an interesting observation was of a female Siskin frequently visiting a lower branch of a tall Scots Pine, it was clear she was nest-building within a dense bunch of needles which was hanging from the outer most part of the branch.  Siskins do breed in the area, however, the vast majority of birds seen will be winter visitors from Northern Europe.

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