The usual woodland birds were noted, but it was the waterfowl that became prevalent. Greylag Geese called, Mallards swam on the floods, accompanied by a Mute Swan. Surprises came in the form of 6 flyover redhead Goosander (regular in the area, but not when frozen) and even more so when 4 Bewick's Swan circled distantly. A flock on c250 duck took to the skies, with good numbers of Teal and a few Gadwall amongst them. The flock was later found on the deck and also included a couple of Wigeon. 5 Sparrowhawk were seen in the air together (2 females based on size) and they briefly did some display / territorial flight. c 50 Siskin also flew over, but not landing to scrutinise.
A Buzzard sat in a field at Hockering
Is it me or is this head a little weird?
Norfolk Bird Info to:
Norfolk 364 BOU, 376 UK400, Year 107, Route 75, Sp 59, SM 47, SF 32