Aylmerton Nature Diary

Tuesday 4th April

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One of half a dozen Nuthatch calling around the Felbrigg Estate today

I had a good walk around the Felbrigg estate late morning. Still no real evidence of any summer visitors, other than Chiffchaff – of which there are plenty. In the Great Wood I did manage to locate three Firecrest, a pair and another singing male. There were half a dozen different calling Nuthatch around the woods and a pair of Sparrowhawk circling over head with three Buzzard. Little of note on the lake except the Great Crested Grebe. On the water meadow the pair of Oystercatcher are still present, as is the male Lapwing, though I’m not convinced it’s managed to attract a mate yet. There was also a single Snipe feeding at the edge. There have been a few butterflies about this passed week including Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Comma.

Small Tortoiseshell – one of several butterfly species about this week

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