Following Friday’s day-time Tawny – now a Little Owl (1 of 3),7 in Felbrigg this afternoon
Despite the glorious weather, I spent most of the weekend indoors preparing my talk for Thursday night’s Bird Club meeting, on our Great American Birding RoAd Trip of last year. Cley NWT yesterday was good. Nothing particularly outstanding but several of the notable birds still around, including: White-fronted Geese, Snow Bunting, Peregrine, Mediterranean Gull and loads of Avocet. This morning was spent at Spurrell’s Wood on an extended work-party – the new bird hide is nearing completion and the recently created grass meadow, alongside the main northern ride, is now bramble-free! This afternoon I managed to get into the park at last. There were a few ducks of interest on the water meadows / lake – ten Tufted Duck, four Wigeon (male & three females) and four Shoveler – all males. Two Tawny Owl were calling on the edge of the Old Deer Park (there was also one at Sustead Common this morning) and there were three Little Owl – two calling to each other in the south east corner of the dam and another sat in it’s favourite hole in Oaks between the lake and the hall.