Monday, 20 January 2020

Lynford Arboretum, Billockby and Hickling Broad

A couple of nights away in Norfolk with Ian and Phil started with a short visit to Lynford Arboretum, enjoying nice views of two Hawfinches, four Bramblings, around 30 Siskins, a Yellowhammer, two roosting Tawny Owls and a few Marsh Tits among an array of common birds.

female Brambling at Lynford Arboretum

male Chaffinch at Lynford Arboretum

male Hawfinch at Lynford Arboretum

Long-tailed Tit at Lynford Arboretum

After a drive-by sighting of three Cranes in the famous field between Acle and Billockby, we finished the day at the Stubb Mill viewpoint at Hickling Broad. Along the approach was a flock of eight adult Bewick's Swans. We were greeted at the viewpoint by a vocal Siberian Chiffchaff in the adjacent ditch, before enjoying two Cranes, two Barn Owls, a Woodcock, eight Marsh Harriers and the sound of a Tawny Owl as darkness fell.

Bewick's Swans at Hickling Broad