Aylmerton Nature Diary

Wednesday 29th October

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Sunset over Aylmerton parish

Having spent the morning showing a visiting birder from Nigeria the delights of Cley NWT it was late afternoon before I got out around the parish. Most of the small birds had gone to bed but I did see several Reed Buntings going to roost in the reed bed at Felbrigg Lake. Wildfowl numbers were pretty much as at the weekend with c.50 Mallard, 9 Teal, pr Gadwall, a Coot and the usual family party of two adult Mute Swan and their six offspring – at dusk they were joined by a visiting Mute Swan. In the cow field by the allotments I was surprised to see two Egyptian Geese and over the house a Sparrowhawk being ‘mobbed’ by Goldfinch.

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