Aylmerton Nature Diary

Thursday 26th May

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Victor and Jane at the top sluice

Enjoyed a pleasant stroll around the lake this morning with Victor, my octogenarian father-in-law. He wanted to see the various sites I mention in this blog. As we drove in to the main car park there was a Little Owl sat on the pillar at the corner of the walled garden. It quickly flew off towards Park Farm (Sector 4 of the Felbrigg Park BBS). We eventually located the pair of Garganey roosting on the eastern edge of the water meadow, with the Mallard flock. A distant Oystercatcher called from the Metton direction and Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Whitethroat were all singing in various places along our route. A spotty young Robin was busy feeding by the lake (Sector 5, FPBBS) whilst several Reed Warbler were singing and chasing each other in the reed bed.


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