My main aim was to see Spring Snowflake and there was very impressive display near Santon Downham church. 2 walks then failed to yield much at all with just a few Bramblings around feeders in the village, 2 Mistle Thrushes and a scattering of Siskins.
We then moved to Lynford Arboretum where we spent a little time photographing birds by the bridge - Marsh Tits, Reed Buntings and Siskins being the highlights. A circuit around the paddocks then livened things up as a Raven flew over and then I finally found a lone Hawfinch in the top of one of the hornbeams. Redwings were also conspicuous. On the way back a Crossbill flew over the bridge area and a Firecrest was singing in the arboretum.
A quick look on Lynford Water revealed just a drake Goldeneye of note.
It was nice to be out to clear the cobwebs, chill out, photograph some of the commoner birds and recover from the full-on nature of Vietnam!