Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Crossbill in Breckland, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Lynford Water, Norfolk 0715-0930

A beautiful dawn at Lynford Water with a slight frost and light mist giving a great atmosphere.
I was not feeling too good today with a heavy head cold and sore throat, therefore, this early visit was used to collect as many species as possible whilst on the move.
I did a complete circuit of the site taking in Pine woodland, deciduous and mixed woodland, open grassland, and of course, the two large lakes also.

Tufted Duck on Lynford Water 26/11/16.  (50+ seen today)
My list is as follows:

20+ Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3+ Grey Heron, Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese (pair), Greylag Geese, 50+ Tufted Duck, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, 3+ Water Rail, Pheasant, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Redshank, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming heard), Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Rook, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush (inc. singing male),
Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Starling, Pied Wagtail, 2 Marsh Tit (pair), Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Brambling, Siskin, 1 Redpoll, Bullfinch, 1 Crossbill
Reed Bunting (50 species)

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