Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Beautiful Woodlarks in the Brecks.

Despite the constant fine rain Brian and I met at 7.30 and headed south to Santon Downham. We sat in the car until the weather cheered up a bit, photographing Nuthatches, Redwings and other bits and pieces before walking the river bank between the two bridges. We heard - but didn't see - a Lesser Spot, and had to be content with murky views of a Grey Wagtail: no sign of any Crossbills...

A move to our regular Goshawk location provided just coffee and sandwiches from a nearby garage, so we headed back south to Lynford. The Arboretum was grey and gloomy under the drizzle, but we added distant Hawfinches and Bramblings to the day list, as well as all the usual Tits and a Treecreeper.

Last stop was a nearby clearing which is always good for Woodlarks: today was no exception and we saw and heard at least a dozen. With the rain intensifying it was time to head home: a great day out in difficult circumstances.












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