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

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Ring Ouzels, Wheatear and Swallows

The first highlight during a walk down to the lake this evening was this male Wheatear on the wall down from the church.

A familiar call then had me quickly looking round to see a Ring Ouzel dropping down into the adjacent meadow.

After a while it joined a second one, and along with a Mistle Thrush, they gave good views feeding out in the field.
Then another familiar sound caught my attention as the pair of Mandarins flew onto the lake calling away and then fed along the western shore.
As hoped for in my last post, a second Coot had indeed appeared on the lake, although there appeared to be little interaction between them so maybe they're the same sex, but at least one of them provided a better photo opportunity then last time.
As last time a nice flock of Sand Martins congregated over the lake as the evening progressed and the first couple of Swallows for the year joined them too. The Grey Wagtail was flying back and forth round the lake, and a pair of Gadwall were also present briefly on the lake before flying off.