Aylmerton Nature Diary

Monday 10th April

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Adder on Kelling Heath

We’ve had Neil, a birding friend, to stay over the weekend, so I’ve been more off the patch than on it. We had a good walk around Felbrigg and Sustead on Saturday afternoon – the Wheatear at Stone Cross being the most interesting bird. Yesterday it was WeBS count but there was very little in the way of wildfowl or waders. We did manage to get on to Kelling Heath mid-morning and caught up with Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, Willow Warbler and Lesser Redpoll. Late morning we managed to see the Ring Ouzel at West Runton, along with more Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail. In the afternoon we achieved a spectacular ‘double-dip’ – went to Breydon Water to look for the Kentish Plover, which we missed by seconds and, shortly after, received the news that the party of seven Crane, which we’d missed at Sheringham in the morning, had flown over Aylmerton and Felbrigg in the afternoon! Gnash – but well done Tim & Dawn.

One of eight or more Lesser Redpoll on Kelling Heath




and male Ring Ouzel, in the animal paddocks at West Runton!


A day volunteering at Cley NWT today.


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