A Long-tailed Tit flock – Felbrigg Park
An early morning walk in Felbrigg produced little of note before the rain started. I did come across several small mixed tit flocks, including Blue, Great and Long-tailed, as well as Robin, Chiffchaff, Dunnock and Goldcrest. Plenty of gulls on the sheep pastures but restricted to just three species – Black-headed, Common & Herring. I forgot to mention in my last blog a most surprising observation whilst leading the National Trust bird walk. We were approaching the church when we saw a Rook pluck a spiking nut casing from the branch of a nearby Sweet Chestnut tree and fly off with it to the ground. We couldn’t tell if it manage to open the casing but it and another Rook certainly gave it some serious attention.