Aylmerton Nature Diary

Friday 21st October

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A nice late Chiffchaff (collybita) was in the hedgerow below the dam

Having managed to get out for a walk around the park yesterday afternoon, I went to see if I could connect with Yellow-browed Warbler in the trees around the ice pond – I failed miserably. Things improved by the time I got to the lake – a vocal Chiffchaff was in the bushes below the dam and the Grey Wagtail was flying around, calling, by the outflow stream. On the lake itself the numbers of Tufted Duck has increased to 17 and the Wigeon flock to five. There was also a lone female Teal. The Kingfisher was obligingly sat in it’s favourite bush opposite the viewing screen. A Bullfinch was in the hedge on my way back up the lane along with a mixture of winter thrushes.

We have another conservation work-party in the village this afternoon, so I doubt that I’ll be able to get out.

The Kingfisher (female) was in it’s favourite bush opposite the viewing screen

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One of the five female Wigeon now present on The Lake

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