Despite the cold conditions my walk produced 2 singing Lesser Whitethroats and 3 singing Whitethroats. Several Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs were heard and seen.
|Whitethroat singing at North Pickenham 25th April|
A check of paddocks for possible Ring Ouzel produced a pair of food gathering Mistle Thrushes, Song Thrush, and a late Fieldfare.
With slightly warming temperatures a pair of Snipe became active with flight display and song heard.
|Shelduck at North Pickenham 25th April. Note the red knob on the male birds forehead.|
Shelduck are beginning to feature once again in the Brecks having returned from their moulting grounds in the Wadden Sea off the Northern Coast of Germany.