Aylmerton Nature Diary

Saturday 14th September

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Felbeck Trust have been at Aldborough this weekend scything the wildflower meadows around their village pond. It’s been pretty tough going. During the process we came across a bit of wildlife – a couple of frogs and toads, and disturbed a family party of what, from the length of their tails, I think were Field Vole (Short-tailed Vole). Sweet little things which squeaked loudly and, for a time, sought sanctuary under the wheels of a nearby parked car! My Friday morning sea-watch at Cromer was reasonable given the continuing run of moderate westerlies and clear conditions. Great and Arctic Skua, quite a few late Sandwich Tern, both Red-throated and Great Northern Diver and four different Mediterranean Gulls were the highlights. There are still a few dragonflies around. At Sustead Common I managed to catch-up with Migrant Hawker – which we’d seen there on our mid-week work-party  – well enough to photograph.

Resting Migrant Hawker – Sustead Common (Surveyor’s Allotment)

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