Tree Sparrows (10+) at Merton
Goshawk at Merton
Following yesterday mornings snowfall, this morning began bright and almost early Spring-like. The wind however was a strong south-easterly.
I visited a number of local sites today starting with Hockham early morning. At least 6 singing Song Thrushes were located and a mobile flock of Tits comprised Long-tailed Tits and Marsh Tit. A couple of habitats were visited which should hold Tree Pipits from April onwards.
Back at home in Watton and a lovely Red Kite was seen low over the houses attracting attention from Corvid species, Gulls, and a small flock of Starlings.
|Kestrel (male) near Watton 13/02/17|
My final visit for the day was close to the village of Merton where I spent about 35 minutes (1455-1530) watching a wonderful habitat where a range of species were seen. Species seen on this spot check were:
1 Goshawk, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Starling, Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 6+ Blackbirds, Robin,
Dunnock, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, 10+ Tree Sparrows and Goldfinch
Following this productive visit I drove back home to my home in Watton where I saw a fine male Kestrel sitting in an Ivy clad tree.