And indeed at Hockham this morning, light was very poor with varying amounts of mist, however, I could just make out Teal through the 'scope, a great insight into their swamp-like world.
|A Grey Heron stands motionless by a ditch at Hockham 08/01/17|
More obvious was a single Little Egret hunting in the shallows, the left foot being used to stir up the silt in search for food items. A couple of Grey Herons were also seen.
The rich woodland periphery held at least 4 'drumming' Great Spotted Woodpeckers. A single male Tawny Owl called from nearby Oak woodland. Two male Stock Doves sang.
Thrush species were represented by 30+ Redwings, a few Blackbirds, and a single Mistle Thrush.
An early morning overhead movement of 50+ Siskins was seen, presumably these birds had left their roost for their feeding grounds. In a tall Birch 30+ Goldfinches held onto the finest outer branches picking at seeds.