Last picture I promise.. Black Redstart, Felbrigg
We’ve had friends to stay for the past few days so I’ve spent less time around the parish but we did manage to get to Felbrigg on Wednesday evening. Saw the Black Redstart on the main Hall – at one stage it came down to the ground, in front of the Orangery, giving superb views. Two pairs of Mandarin flew in to roost by the lake at dusk and the Little Owl was calling from the oaks by the dam.
Today I finally caught up with Red Kite, which drifted across the allotments, heading towards the park, followed shortly afterwards by a Sparrowhawk. The Kite was a new bird for me in the parish in 2015.