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


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


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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