Coal Tit prospecting our garden bird box – taken through the lounge window
I had to top up the bird feeders at Sustead Common yesterday, so took the opportunity of a leisurely walk around Spurrell’s Wood to check on the nest-boxes. I saw activity at three boxes at least, all Blue Tit – but it’s a start. Talking of nest-boxes, I was delighted to see that one of ours, in the garden, was being prospected by Coal Tit yesterday. I’ve never managed to attract this species to a garden box before. My walk through Felbrigg Park in the afternoon produced some good sightings. Egyptian Goose on the water meadow, Little Grebe and Water Rail at the lake, Oystercatcher and Snipe at the rough grazing meadow below the dam, Red Kite over the Hall and finally, Firecrest in the Great Wood. Still no Spring migrants other than Chiffchaff though. A very well attended Bird Club meeting in the evening, with a talk on birding in Australia, brought back many happy memories and we sold thirty copies of The Birds of Felbrigg Park – the public launch of which will be at Felbrigg, on Sunday 8th April. All profits from the sale of the book going to wildlife conservation.
Stunning Firecrest yesterday, Felbrigg Park