Aylmerton Nature Diary

Wednesday 21st November

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Work on the lake is imminent

It was the NENBC mid-week walk this morning. On my way to the meeting point at Sexton’s Lodge car park I spotted two largish birds flying over in a south-easterly direction. I thought at first they might be immature gulls but then quickly realised that they were Curlew. Alas, by the time I’d got my camera set up they’d disappeared behind the trees. Only the second record in over a year. The walk itself was well attended (20 people) and we did manage to find a few birds – 42 in total I think. Highlights included several mixed flocks, including Treecreeper, Nuthatch and Goldcrest, a couple of Wigeon on the Water Meadow and Tufted on the lake –  no sign of any Goldeneye, but Siskin near The Heath. We also discovered that the paths are closed, pending the work on the sluice / spill-way commencing.



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