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

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Years Day

A walk round the park before the rain arrived resulted in 46 species of birds being seen, and despite the fairly blustery conditions a good spread of woodland species were noted including Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh, Coal & Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrest, Siskins and a couple of Common Crossbills.
The flooded meadow and lake held Gadwall, Teal, Wigeon, Mallard, Tufted Ducks, Mute Swan, Greylag & Canada Geese, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Moorhen, Common Snipe and a Water Rail. A few Common Buzzards were on the wing over the parkland and a skein of Pink-footed Geese headed over. Brown Hare and Grey Squirrel were also noted.