A rather grainy shot of one of the singing Firecrest, yesterday, deep in the Great Wood
I managed a quick walk around the Felbrigg estate yesterday afternoon. On my way I called in at the village pond and was pleased to find a male Brambling near the feeders. The bad news from Felbrigg is that the Cattle Egret appears to have moved on – there have been no reports since I saw it on Friday evening. On the up side, I did manage to locate two singing Firecrest in the Great Wood. The Little Owl near the church showed well before it started calling and there was another in the usual tree near the dam. A Grey Wagtail was busy around the outflow and the Little Grebe was again near the reed bed, but the Great Crested also appeared to have departed. Two Chiffchaff were singing around the viewing screen but still no sign of any other migrants – I saw my first Swallow in Felbrigg last year on 28th, so it should be any day now!