Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Friday, 6 November 2015

Hockham Fen, Norfolk

I arrived at Hockham sometime prior to sunrise and it was very mild.  With an increase in wind strength the visibility was much better than recent days although light remained poor.
The walk along the forest rides produced several calling Goldcrests.
At the fen several Finch species were moving overhead in the low early morning light, most appeared to be Redpolls, with Siskins and Brambling also heard.
A couple of Kestrels hunted including a male bird, whilst over distant woodland a Sparrowhawk circled.
A decent sized group of 16 Red Deer slowly made their way over the fen towards Cranberry Rough.
A few Redwings flew up from a Holly bush, also, 3 Blackbirds flying away from conifers and off over the fen were probable migrants.

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