Woodcock flying over the rough grazing towards Common Plantation, Felbrigg
After the dismal day that was Monday, yesterday was sunny – if a little on the chilly side. I did manage to get in to the park for a walk late morning. It was status quo on the duck front, with just the pair of Shoveler and Wigeon upping the interest level. The pair of Egyptian Geese were hanging about with about a dozen Greylag on the water meadows. They’re still busy working along the dam so I took the long way round, through Common Plantation and back across the rough grazing via the Weaver’s Way. A lone Woodcock, flushed from the edge of the wood, flew round in a wide arc, landing back in Common Plantation. Along Scarrow Beck there were a couple of Snipe but I couldn’t find the Stonechat, which Lee had seen earlier – I do wonder how far they range. Two Red Kite were sat up in their favourite tree, towards Metton Carr. Bullfinch and a couple of Sparrowhawk provided interest on my return journey.
We’ve got a busy couple of days ahead of us – Felbeck Trust working party at Sustead Common this morning and our Annual General Meeting – open to Friends and volunteers – tomorrow evening. Details on our website.