Aylmerton Nature Diary

Sunday 12th November

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One of two Cattle Egret at Stiffkey this weekend

We’ve had our youngest son Jake staying with us for the weekend – we picked him up on Friday morning and have been birding pretty much since then – well in day-light hours that is! We amassed a total of 119 species, seen mostly along the Norfolk Coast from Kings Lynn to Winterton. The list included a number of scarce or rare species including: Long-tailed Duck, Scaup, Crane, Cattle & Great Egret, Grey Phalarope, Caspian & Yellow-legged Gull, Water Pipit, Shore Lark, Lapland Bunting and Twite.

We did get into the park yesterday morning, to boost our woodland bird species. Nothing particular of note but Little Egret and Water Rail were nice. Cley tomorrow.

Stonechat, one of several pairs seen along the coast – this one shot against the iconic Happisburgh lighthouse

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A nice covey of Grey Partridge

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