Lynford was quiet, save for Treecreepers and Nuthatch. 'Nuff said.
Santon Downham threatened to go much the same way, until the next big thing on the birding scene, my cousin of 10, called 'Redpoll!' Sure enough, he had spotted 3 birds nearby, but the noise from a little further away suggested more were close by, and a 50-strong flock of Lesser Redpoll was located. Fidgety, sociable birds, great to watch. In the same tree, 3 Common Crossbill were observed. Things had picked up.
East Wretham Heath held the commoner woodland species, and suprisingly our first Great Spotted Woodpecker of the day. Thinking back, no drumming heard at Santon Downham of either spotted species. Have they had a hard winter?