Aylmerton Nature Diary

Friday 30th December

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Remains of a long-deceased Woodcock – cause of death unknown

It remained cold and foggy all day. A walk in the park this afternoon proved largely unproductive, with viewing conditions difficult and little change in the birdlife. Half a dozen Snipe were disturbed from the rough grazing meadow, below the dam.  On a slow walk through the area, I came across a long-dead Woodcock which, whilst I’m prepared to accept may have died from natural causes, I do wonder if it had fallen prey to the shooters?   No sign of yesterday’s Pintail on the ice but three Wigeon remain. The Kingfisher was along the western edge of the lake and a couple of Marsh Tit were by the viewing screen.

Three Wigeon, on the ice

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