Felbrigg Lake at dawn – courtesy of Robin Williams
For anyone remotely interested, I’ve recently started another blog, the Aylmerton Nature Diary or AND for short, which is intended to do ‘what it says on the can’ that is, to cover the wildlife events in and around the small parish of Aylmerton, here in the north east corner of the delightful, bird-rich county of Norfolk. A sort of internet, fun-sized, version of the Natural History of Selbourne, if you will – only lacking the observation, insight and literary style of Gilbert White! As you’ll see from the blog, a good proportion of the Felbrigg estate is conveniently situated within the parish. Felbrigg has a notable place in the ornithological history of Norfolk, being the first place that Honey Buzzard and the only place that Pied Flycatcher have successfully nested. It remains the county stronghold for Mandarin Duck. There are other important birding sites within the parish too, including the ancient wooded Cromer ridge, a known fly-way for migrating raptors and breeding stronghold of Firecrest.
You can get to my Aylmerton Nature Diary by clicking this link
Mandarin Duck – a rare breeder in Norfolk