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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Corton woods birds & garden Bullfinch

Parking opposite the Hut in Corton, saw Craig, his wife and his 2 Border Collies walking down the path and was once again able to say "Get down Shep!" which I've always wanted to do ever since watching Joan Noakes and his dog Shep on Blue Peter! In Corton woods, Craig showed me the usual Holly bushes for Firecrest. The first 2 of 3 were heard a little south of here but the third, a fine male Firecrest was just east of these bushes flying out of a lone bramble bush by a fallen dead tree, the fine male Firecrest showed for 30 seconds in the low branches of a tree before flying back into Holly. 3 Treecreeper seen in total including 1 half way down in trees near the road. 2 Redwing seen flying into a tree/ bush in the extreme north-east end of the wood, one Redwing seen perched just left of the main trunk. Its head and cream supercilia clearly visible. 10 Goldcrest seen in total. 2 Goldfinch by Alders bordering the northern fence line. No sign for me of Nuthatch but 1st winter Mediterranean Gull seen on Corton playing field. Female Bullfinch in garden at 1.05pm by the left tree then she flew down into vegetation around the back border. (1st sighting in garden for 2 years!). After waiting 2 years for a Bullfinch in the garden the female visited again 30mins later at 1.35pm, 2 v.confiding Goldcrests in low cut bush Nelson Court, Lowestoft late a'noon

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