Aylmerton Nature Diary

Saturday 30th December

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Redshank, Mallett’s Meadows this morning – a scarce bird in the Aylmerton area

Went for a morning walk around a very soggy Felbrigg Park, with sons Josh & Jake, after doing an interview for Radio Norfolk, updating them on our first year at Felbeck Trust. For the gist of the interview go to the blog post on the Felbeck Trust website. I got back home to discover an email from Lee announcing the presence of a Redshank on Mallett’s Meadows an hour and a half earlier! I grabbed my stuff and drove round to the Village Hall, only to discover I’d got a flat tyre – fortunately the Redshank was still there!! This was my first patch record since the Bird Club was formed three years ago and a scarce bird in the greater Felbrigg area. Thanks Lee for the ‘heads-up’. It took me the next three hours to get the puncture fixed.

Post Script – didn’t realise at the time but this was obviously an Aylmerton Nature Diary ‘tick’ (all the birds I’ve seen in the parish & park since I started this blog) – bringing my total to 151!

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