Aylmerton Nature Diary

Tuesday 15th November

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Double rainbow over Aylmerton Common this morning

It’s been nearly three weeks since I was able to walk around the patch – that’s because we’ve been in Chile, visiting our son and his wife in Santiago and doing a bit of birding into the bargain. Full coverage of our trip will appear in my other blog, starting with this post Chile 2016 Introduction.

The weather this morning took me by surprise,  being mid November I’d expected it to be much colder – my neighbour tells me that the over-night temperature was 11 degrees! There are still plenty of leafs on the trees but they are finally beginning to turn yellow and fall.

Today was the first WeBS count of Felbrigg Lake – part of a national survey of wetlands, organised by the BTO. I’ve been surprised that the lake has never previously been included and I was pleased to respond to the BTO’s request to correct the omission. Todays count (a little late because of our holiday) was generally an unspectacular affair, but with over a hundred Teal being the highlight.

Other sightings of interest included a steady passage of Starlings west, a nice male Bullfinch up the lane and the Kingfisher at the lake.

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