Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Waxwings and Hawfinches

My daughters visit to Gymnastics at Wymondham, gave me the opportunity to look for the Waxwings around Thorpe St Andrews. After driving up and down Dussindale for c40 I remembered that they had been reported from Sainsbury's and low and behold, there they were - up to 22 birds present, but the light wasn't good! A female Blackcap was also seen feeding on apples with House Sparrows!

A brief stop at Lynford Arboretum, south car park was very productive. Hawfinch were immediately seen in the hornbeams, a group of 5 soon flew west Later another group of 6, then c12 were seen). c20 Crossbill were heard calling (none seen later) and nearby a Firecrest sung. A return after 'lunch' had the already mentioned, as well as good numbers of Siskin and Marsh Tit, as well as 2 Lesser Redpoll.
Great Spotted Woodpecker on neighbours feeders.

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