Adult Mediterranean Gull, ‘first for Felbrigg’, 13th February
Another morning spent in Felbrigg park, on this occasion, in the company of Andy from the bird club. We had a good walk round beginning at Sexton’s Lodge, through the southern section of the Great Wood, down past the Hall, across the grazing fields to the water meadow, round the lake, through Common Plantation, back across the rough grazing, around the lake again and back along the lane to home! Plenty of birds about, including Mediterranean Gull – I’ve seen one before in the parish, on the fields to the west of the village, but this was a first for Felbrigg! Other birds of interest included a flock of eight Siskin, Golden Plover, Buzzard and Shoveler. There were also five Lesser black-backed Gull on the lake, these were new for the year and possibly an indication of the start of spring migration?
One of four adults and a first winter Lesser black-backed Gull