Wheatear on the flint wall by the Weaver’s Way, Felbrigg Park
More sea-watching this morning. With even less promising weather – no wind to speak of and clear visibility to the horizon, I wasn’t hopeful but, actually, there were a lot of birds. Mostly ducks, moving west, (662 Teal in two hours) but in addition a single Bonxie (Great Skua), female Eider and a couple of Red-throated Diver. Afterwards we had a walk round Felbrigg Park where the highlights were three Hobby – at least one juvenile involved, and an obliging Wheatear on the flint wall, along the Weaver’s Way – thanks to James for the tip-off. No sign though of yesterday’s pair of Mandarin on the pond above the water-meadow.
Male (eclipse) and female Mandarin
Juvenile Hobby, already adept at catching dragonflies and eating them on the wing!