I took a mid afternoon walk just outside Thompson with thoughts of Spotted Flycatcher in mind.
|Spotted Flycatcher Thompson 22/05/15|
Having left Thompson Water, I relocated to woodland outside Thompson, an area of dense Oak and Birch habitat with plenty of Hawthorn, as this looked promising, here, I saw Long-tailed Tits foraging and a Blackcap singing, I then watched a slender bird flying through the treetops, it was a Spotted Flycatcher. This delightful migrant obliged for a little while as it sat in upper branches of an Oak.
|Goshawk (one of a pair) near Thompson, Norfolk|
At about 1525 hours, I was walking along a woodland track with minimal views of open sky above me, however, as I looked up I saw 2 Goshawks soaring high overhead along with a single Buzzard.
I was not prepared for soaring raptors through the trees, therefore, this was the best shot I could take of the male of the pair.
The raptors then all left and went out of sight, however, I suspect they remained close by as Blackbirds were giving their shrill, agitated, whistle-like call.