Nature notes and a record of species recorded from in and around Felbrigg Park.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Jack Snipe

Finally got round to getting the wellies on and having a walk through the wet meadow beyond the lake today in the search for Jack Snipe, and my efforts were well rewarded with 3 being flushed, all typically rising silently from underfoot and quickly dropping back down, as opposed to the Common Snipe which all towered off calling loudly having moved when still some distance infront. I'd only seen one in the park previously, so to find a number present was very pleasing.
A mobile flock of Linnets were also new for the year, and a solitary Pink-footed Goose had joined the Greylag flock.