Aylmerton Nature Diary

Sunday evening

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‘The ‘White Ghost’ hunting through the shelter belt

A quick walk round the park before supper, with youngest son Jake. A lovely evening after the rain and cloud of the morning. A few things of interest including a Whitethroat singing in the brambles at the Old Deer Park end of the top track to the lake and a Red Kite over, drifting south. Lapwings were displaying over the water meadow and the pair of Egyptian Geese were looking after their five youngsters. There were two Reed Warbler singing in the reed bed and a possible sedge at the edge under the alders. The small gathering of hirundines over the water meadow included three House Martin. There was little of interest on the lake but I did notice that the Coot are building close to the path. There was no sign of the Aythya  hybrid that I saw yesterday with the group. The ‘white ghost’ Barn Owl was hunting in the shelter belt on our homeward journey.

Early Purple Orchid



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