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Bengeo 4th February 2019 11:11 AM

Birds of Santon Downham
 
Santon Downham, near Thetford, is a magical place. And it has some good birds at times:

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Great Grey Shrike on Flickr



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Water Rail on Flickr
ISO 2500 .... m4/3 can't do high ISO, they say ....



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Brambling on Flickr

Olybirder 4th February 2019 03:08 PM

Re: Birds of Santon Downham
 
Great shots of some splendid birds Andy. I believe Santon Downham is the place for Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers in this part of the country, although I have never been there.

Ron

Bengeo 4th February 2019 03:32 PM

Re: Birds of Santon Downham
 
Thanks Ron. For the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker site I'm told that you follow the Little Ouse river about 3/4 mile West from Santon Downham and then you'll see a clearing in the trees on the footpath side and they nest in the remaining trees in that area. Probably easiest to see when they are excavating the nest hole. I'm told that they are easier (not easy!) to see in the mornings. You'll see signs posted when you are near to the area warning about not causing disturbance in the breeding season.

Keith-369 4th February 2019 04:21 PM

Re: Birds of Santon Downham
 
Lovely shots, especially that shrike.

OM USer 4th February 2019 04:28 PM

Re: Birds of Santon Downham
 
Yes, like the shrike.

MJ224 4th February 2019 11:09 PM

Re: Birds of Santon Downham
 
Lovely set of birdy photos, Andy. The shrike was a good catch......*chr

Rocknroll59 5th February 2019 09:55 AM

Re: Birds of Santon Downham
 
Lovely pics and a lovely place to visit, west of my county but might be worth a trip someday. I had 3 Bramblings feeding in my garden late last week.

Peter

Tordan58 5th February 2019 10:17 PM

Re: Birds of Santon Downham
 
Nice. I must admit I am envious about the Rail, a shy species that is hard to get close of and get a clear view of.


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