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8th January 2009

Deciding against going for the Penduline Tit again (a good call, it only showed up until 9.06, way before we could have got there with the Sunday trains), Adam & I walked down to Marston Marshes. Part of the path was flooded, but we had wellies and got right round. There was little to be gained by doing it though, a few redwing and a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker were the dubious highlight. Continuing along the river, we reached Eaton Common, where finally there seemed more signs of life. In the far corner a large number of birds were calling from the alders. Amongst the Siskins and Long-tailed Tits we picked out a Treecreeper, before getting good views of a lone Mealy Redpoll! We continued on to Cringleford and home via UEA, seeing the second Green Woodpecker of a poor GW year.

Year list 117 species

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