News came through this morning of a possible Great White Egret flying west over farmland just south of the village. Seen by a neighbouring birder, I gather veiws were not good for a definate ID - the dreaded 'one that got away'.
Spurred by this report I decided to visit Felbrigg Lake late afternoon to see what (if) herons came to roost.
Tufted Duck 16
Mandarin 11 (seven males 4 females)
Pochard 3 (all males)
Mute Swan pair
Additionally were c30 Siskin, hunting Barn Owl and a calling Water Rail. Unfortunately the three Barnacle Geese were seen in with the Grey lags again, the longer that continues the less likely they will be of wild origin. Typical!