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Monday, 28 February 2022

Brecks with Sue and Peter: lots of finches and raptors!

It's been a while since Sue, Linda, Peter and I enjoyed a day's birding together, so we decided on a trip down to Lynford Arboretum and the nearby Goshawk watch point. Needless to say, the day also involved plenty of fuel stops - the Lynford Coffee Stall, The Twenty Churchwardens and a pleasant restaurant in Swaffham!

Lynford held good numbers of winter finches still, including Yellowhammers, Siskins, Bramblings and - of course - Hawfinches. A move northwards to the familiar raptor watching layby added very distant Goshawks to the day list, as well as lots of Buzzards. One large raptor caught the attention: just a Buzzard, or a White-tailed Eagle? It never came near enough to be definitive - it certainly seemed large enough. Shopping at Waitrose and then home!

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