Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Threxton (Watton Brook Valley)

A short visit this morning to a very short length of Watton Brook where a wealth of beautiful mixed scrub/hedgerow habitat comprising dense Blackthorn, Hawthorn, thick Bramble, and Dog Rose, was investigated.  Initially quiet, some movement was soon detected, a Dunnock within Blackthorn.  A few Goldfinches, both adults and juveniles, fed upon weed seeds by the Brook.  A short while later I heard what I hoped to hear, a short "stit" call, then a Lesser Whitethroat appeared on the edge of Blackthorn.  A single Whitethroat was also seen disappearing quickly into cover.
Other than species seen included Blue Tit and Great Tit moving through scrub, and two Grey Herons (adult and juvenile) standing on grazing pasture close to a ditch.

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