Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Dipper City!

On Saturday, it was another visit to Thetford and Lynford Arboretum yesterday (Saturday), but this time with Mum. We thought we'd bring Mum along is because she loves the Dipper, so for her to miss out on the Black-bellied Dipper would be a shame. I exaggerated on the video note, taking 4 excellent videos of the Dipper. I have put the 2 best ones after the pictures, that all have us have contributed on. Here are Mums.....



And here are Dad's......



And here are mine.....




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We then went to Lynford Arboretum, this being attempt 2 of trying to get the Hawfinch. We started by parking in the Lynford Water car park, and walking through the arboretum. We past the little stone area were the feed is, and we saw Nuthatch, Marsh, Coal and Long-tailed Tits, plus a Sparrowhawk. We got round to the Paddock, and guys with scopes were looking towards a tree top were 2 Hawfinch sat. There were distant, but here's one of them.


We then walked to the gate to Lynford Hall, and found 4 very greedy Squirrels on the stumps.


We then went down the path that goes alongside the river, and caught a large flock of Siskins and Redpoll feeding....


Then there were a very tame Mute Swan...


We ended the day with a Marsh Tit posing for the camera....

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ben , excellent photos again of the BB Dipper , pics 1,3 and 5 are my favs , i really must make the effort and go see it myself , idont know if you like quizzes but i came across this one its totally free and great fun , however be warned its quite addictive lol , heres the link :
    http://www.bavarianbirds.de/what/cbirding_e.html

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