Paul Newport's personal blog of birding in Breckland,Norfolk
Water Rail at Thompson Water, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Whitethroat at Morley St Botolph, Norfolk
During my afternoon break from work I once again walked the narrow winding lanes at Morley St Botolph with a view to locating migrant bird species.
A few Swallows were seen over the paddocks along the Deopham road and nearby stables will undoubtedly provide suitable nesting sites.
Whitethroat (male) at Morley St Botolph 23/04/15
At least 3 Whitethroats were noted but one particular male bird at the Morleyfield and New Road junction kept me entertained for a while. This delightful bird often sang from the cover of a roadside hawthorn hedge, however, it would also break cover occasionally to sit a little exposed on a topmost sprig. On one occasion I watched the bird fly up 'flycatcher-style' to take a small insect and return with it to cover. A common bird which I will never tire of watching.