Aylmerton Nature Diary

Tuesday 13th November

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A very approachable Snow Bunting – Cley NWT, yesterday

Highlights from Cley NWT yesterday included a very approachable Snow Bunting at the end of East Bank, Peregrine, up to seven different Marsh Harriers mid-afternoon (I missed the male Hen Harrier!), a raft of Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck and several close Red-throated Diver on the sea, several Stonechat and the usual selection of winter waders and wildfowl. Meanwhile, back in the NENBC area the Pallid Swift – or possibly another*, was relocated between Cromer and Overstrand, and showed well in good light by all accounts – rather better than Saturday afternoon’s bird. For a great photo see Carl Chapman’s blog post.

*Saturday’s bird was seen by different observers to have dropped a primary (p8 or 9) on it’s right wing. Photos of the Cromer bird don’t appear to show this.

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