Aylmerton Nature Diary

Thursday, 18th September

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Golden Plover, 3 over Felbrigg – first of the autumn

The Tawny Owls continue to be very vocal in the evenings around the village.

Took a walk around Felbrigg first thing – there was real warmth in the early morning sun, in contrast to the last week of fog and grey skies. A few things of interest, with signs of summer hanging on in places. Swallows still on the wires in the village, Chiffchaff singing at the bottom of The Street, a few butterflies on the brambles – Red Admiral, Small White, Speckled Wood. Meanwhile, at the Lake, the number of Wigeon has gone up to three and I had my first Golden Plovers of the autumn. The Little Owl was in it’s current favourite oak tree by the Lake and the small flock of Mistle Thrush were hanging around (I had 22 a couple of nights ago). Moorhens seem to have done well this summer – I saw at least 24 this morning with plenty of young birds amongst them. No sign of any Reed Warbler today – I’m thinking they may have departed for warmer climes.

Little Owl, sitting in it’s favourite oak this morning


And an evening pose from a few weeks earlier 



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