Aylmerton Nature Diary

Tuesday 25th October

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Seven of the flock of nine Mandarin, present on Felbrigg Lake this morning

All the action was at the lake this morning – well what you could see through the mist that is. As I approached, down the central track, a Little Egret appeared over the lake – presumably from out of the roost. I started scanning for the Goldeneye, found yesterday whilst we were at Cley, but without success. I did however find a raft of Mandarin – nine in total, the most I’ve ever seen at this site. There were four males and five females, though a pair quickly split off from the group and disappeared into the undergrowth near the viewing screen. Other duck present included ten Tufted, four Wigeon – one of which looked like a possible 1st winter male and fifteen Teal, which flew off towards the water meadow.

I found the other two lurking by the viewing screen

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