Aylmerton Nature Diary

Friday 9th February

Leave a comment


Adult breeding Cormorant, Felbrigg Lake. There were a lot moving west at Cley on Monday. The white flank spot and head-frosting being particularly evident on this individual

It’s been a cold, wet, wintery week here. Not bad enough though to deter the loyal band of Felbeck Trust volunteers from doing some more useful work at Spurrell’s Wood on Wednesday. I did manage to get into the park this morning – very wet under front and very few birds of note. I spent some time around the Hall looking for Hawfinch but without success. I did locate a feeding flock of winter thrush on the sheep pastures – 50+ Redwing and 30 Fieldfare. The former always less approachable than the latter – hence no photos. At the lake, the recent cold snap has had the opposite to the desired effect – driving duck off rather than attracting them in. I counted 15 Tufted Duck – including the two hybrids, the usual 70+ Gadwall and a few Teal. No Wigeon. It doesn’t bode well for tomorrows Loose-enders group walk or the National Trust filming this weekend – we’ll have to cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Optic fibre comes to Felbrigg Hall – I’ll have to see if I can tap into their cable – just joking!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s