Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Friday, 12 August 2016

Whitethroats at Rush Meadow, Dereham, Norfolk.

This morning I visited the beautiful Rush Meadow near Dereham.  A few Whitethroats were seen along the River Wensum tributary, notably a juvenile was seen well in an Alder.  This bird was giving the typical "churrrr" alarm as well as a rapidly repeated "cht-cht-cht-cht-cht"  which I felt had a Sparrow like quality to it.  The following is a series of shots of this bird.
Also seen was a pristine looking Whitethroat on the top of an Hawthorn, a very alert bird, constantly turning its head and flitting about.  The light brown head, nape, and mantle along with the typically marked wings appeared very neat. 
Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, and Buzzard all noted.

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