Leader: Sue Gale
Reporters: Sue Gale
On another beautiful blue morning we assembled in the Forestry Commission car park at Santon Downham. The first half dozen to arrive were dispatched along the river bank with Steve Chapman in
charge at 7.45. The earlier the better when it comes to the annual challenge of seeing a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (LSW). In fact, the rest of the group was only 20 minutes behind, and the first lot hadn’t yet seen the bird, although they had seen Mandarin ducks flying along the river. Soon after arrival Emily whispered that she thought she had seen it, and indeed she had! Many of us had reasonable but brief views in a fairly distant tree, of two birds, but they soon flew into the woods at the back. We waited for a while, and then decided to split up again, some of us waiting and hoping the birds would return, those who had seen enough leaving to look for Woodlark.
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