Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Water Rail at Thompson Water, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Monday, 21 September 2015

Little Cressingham, Norfolk (Peddars Way north of village to the Watton Road and back)

Mid-afternoon: Parked at the north end of School Road and walked north through the village, along the Peddars Way, over Watton Brook, and onto the Watton Road, and back.  The weather was dire with wall to wall cloud and persistent rain.
As expected in these conditions, not too much seen or heard, although the area around North Bridge held most activity.
As I approached North Bridge, Siskins were heard overhead and a couple of Chiffchaffs were heard.
Walking north of North Bridge, the road climbs up to eventually meet the Watton Road, I checked the ploughed fields for signs of Wheatear, but none seen.
At the Watton Road junction a flock of about 20 Linnets passed overhead.
With the rain getting heavier I decided to stop briefly at North Bridge on the way back.  A mobile flock of Long-tailed Tits comprised Goldcrests and Chiffchaff.  A Lesser Whitethroat was heard, as was Treecreeper and Bullfinch.
Finally, a walk back through the village produced a single Swallow.

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