Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Monday, 29 February 2016

Deopham, Norfolk (during work break) 28/02/16

An interesting observation at Scoulton early morning was of a mixed flock of 400+ Thrushes, mostly Fieldfares and Redwings, on land close to the B1108 road.  Undoubtedly, this is a passage flock of birds moving north back to their Scandinavian breeding grounds.
Kestrel (female) at Deopham 28/02/16

The tall, commanding tower at Deopham Church is a favoured resting/watch-point for a female Kestrel, therefore it was my intention to visit the location during my afternoon break from work.
Not long after arriving, a female Kestrel alighted in the high window on the south facing side of the tower, from here, it was clear she was observing her surroundings, including looking at the ground far below for movement.  After a while the Kestrel flew off but returned later to sit on a gargoyle at the top of the church where she preened.

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