Aylmerton Nature Diary

Friday 6th April

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Nine Crane over Felbrigg Great Wood this morning – a Felbrigg ‘tick’ for me 

I went down to Felbrigg reasonably early this morning in the hope of getting better views of yesterdays Ring Ouzel at The Warren. Unfortunately, despite giving it over an hour, the bird failed to put in an appearance. I did manage to see a Sand Martin briefly over the lake before drifting off south and seven Common Snipe on the rough grazing meadow below the dam. On returning to The Warren, where a small group of birders had gathered, I glanced up at a flock of birds heading north west over the Great Wood. Initially thinking that they might be Cormorant, I quickly realised that they were Crane! A much-awaited Felbrigg ‘tick for me’, consequently an Aylmerton Nature Diary ‘tick’ – my 152nd since starting this blog and an NENBC ‘tick’ to boot. Not a bad morning!!

Sand Martin over the lake – a very late ‘first date’ for me at Felbrigg

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A record shot of yesterdays Ring Ouzel at The Warren, taken from the north end of the Shelter Belt!

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