Aylmerton Nature Diary

Sunday 12th February

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Two of the 57 Gadwall on yesterday’s WeBS count, Felbrigg

Yesterday afternoon, in the continuing cold and sleety weather, I managed a circuit of Felbrigg Lake, doing my WeBS count. There were very few small birds about and virtually no change in the wildfowl. Coot numbers have doubled though – to two!, the imposter pair of Mute Swan on the water meadows appear to have moved on and the number of Teal and Wigeon have decline – I could only find 13 of the latter. A Marsh Tit and Goldcrest were around the viewing screen and there were two female Bullfinch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker in the western shelter-belt.

This morning it’s still sleeting but I did manage brief views of two Hawfinch before they flew off west. They are now ranging far and wide around the village and, I suspect, Felbrigg Park too.

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