Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A day out in the Brecks!

Today being forecast as the last decent weather of the holidays, Linda and I arranged a trip to the Brecks with our dear friends Sue and Peter.

First stop was Weeting Heath, where three Stone Curlews were distantly viewable, as were a Woodlark or two. From the Woodland Hide we watched a number of Yellowhammers at close range, but failed to connect with the recently present Willow Tit: this was to be a theme for the day!

Moving on to RSPB Lakenheath, we bumped into Sue Bryan, who hadn’t managed to see anything of note (but who had found five Hawfinches and a Ring Ouzel at Lynford and at least four LSWs at Santon Downham. We decided on a walk round anyway, and eventually added Bittern, Garganey (a pair) Bearded Tit and numerous spring butterflies to the list.

Following lunch, we continued on to Santon Downham: despite being told by two separate groups that the Lesser Spots were ‘showing well just up the path...’ we failed to connect, but did manage Kingfisher, Mandarin both other woodies and lots of Nuthatches to the tally. Best bird here was a fly-over male Crossbill.

Supper at the Green Dragon in Wymondham and then home! A terrific day out!


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