Aylmerton Nature Diary

Friday pm

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Cormorant – non-breeding adult, Felbrigg Lake

Following a report by a bird club member of the Green Sandpiper at Felbrigg Lake, a couple of hours after I was there in the morning, I decide to make a return visit, late afternoon. Alas, still no sign, but there was a female Tufted Duck on the lake, a rather handsome non-breeding Cormorant roosting in the dead trees (Cormorants have only recently reappeared, after largely being absent since the Spring)) and a Grey Wagtail was feeding on the outflow. Little Owl were calling again from the oak trees along the eastern edge of the lake.

Female Grey Wagtail, feeding on the outflow

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Insect interest came in the form of a lovely Small Copper – and accompanying fly!

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On my way home a Marsh Tit called and showed well near the Woodyard and a Whimbrel gave it’s characteristic repeated piping call as it flew along the Cromer Ridge.

Marsh Tit have recently become more vocal around the park

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