Aylmerton Nature Diary

Friday 28th August

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Painted Lady, Felbrigg Park

A lunchtime report of a Lesser Grey Shrike at Cromer, seen to fly off in a south westerly direction, was enough to get me out this afternoon into Felbrigg Park, to scour any likely locations – it was always a long-shot! I did see a few bits and pieces though, including a nice Hobby which flew passed me and landed on a fence post on the rough grazing meadow, south of the dam. The adult and juvenile Little Owl were in their favourite Ash tree and there were several Sparrowhawk and Buzzard in the air at the same time. The flock of Goldfinch, feeding on the thistle crop, has grown in recent days to at least 200. Still plenty of Sand & House Martin over the lake.

Part of the flock of 200+ Goldfinch

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Adult & juvenile Little Owl

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