Aylmerton Nature Diary

Sunday 25th November

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One of two pairs of Wigeon at Felbrigg yesterday 

Very little to report wildlife-wise over the past few days, despite several walks around the park. Yesterday there was the now regular pair of Egyptian Geese and a pair of Wigeon on the water meadow.  Another pair of Wigeon was on the lake with a female Tufted Duck and, apart from the usual Mallard, Teal & Gadwall,  that’s been about it in the way of wildfowl. At Sustead Common the Siskin flock is slowly building up – there were 17 on Friday when I was there topping up the feeders. Bullfinch have been regular, both at Sustead Common and down the lane. We did go to Overstrand beach with the kids and Dexter on Thursday, but apart from a few gulls a small flock of Common Scoter flying east was the only notable record. That’s winter birding for you!

Our biggest news by far this week though is that Felbeck Trust are now the official legal owners of Spurrell’s Wood! We got some reasonable media coverage including a live piece on Radio Norfolk and this piece in the EDP. A massive personal THANK YOU to all those who helped make this happen!



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