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Felbrigg & North Walsham area

7th March 2009
A day out around North Walsham with Adam. We were picked up from the station and dropped at Felbrigg Hall in the morning. The woods were fairly quiet, a Siskin and a pair of Coal Tits of note. Towards the lake a huge flock of Redwing flew up, and a Little Egret on a pool nearby was the first either of us have seen here. Eventually we located the Mandarin, 5 males and 3 females at best count. A Grey Wagtail flew along the stream towards the woods. near the donkey paddocks we heard, and eventually saw, a Nuthatch. We then went and had tea and a scone at the NT cafe.

After lunch we went to Walcott to look for Med Gull. No luck, but extensive gull searching did turn up a 3rd-winter Caspian Gull, my first of the year. There were 25-30 Turnstone along the sea wall, along with one Sanderling. We stopped at two patches of woods near Witton, flushing two Woodcock, 4 Roe Deer and 3 Muntjac Deer. Later in the day I walked through Spa Common and along the edge of Bacton Woods, seeing very little!

Year list 141 species

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