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

Friday, 21 February 2014

Mandarins make a visit

With glorious sunny weather on the 19th a flock of 8 Common Buzzards were noted thermalling over the park, and whilst watching them I was delighted to pick out a Peregrine which joined them briefly before drifting off.
After a couple of months absence it was a relief to see a pair of Mandarins put in an appearance during a check of the lake today. As usual they were hidden up amongst the trees in their usual corner, but I manged a distant recond shot of the pair from the east side, before getting a better shot of the male from the viewing screen.

Final highlight of the day was an Oystercatcher which flew over calling as it followed the beck heading south.