Sunday, May 24, 2009
Bank Holiday Weekend
Despite several hours of observation from Friday through to Sunday, I was unable to muster too much of interest here in Aylmerton. The notable sightings included up to 4 Common Buzzard throughout, 2 Hobby west on 22nd, a Yellow Wagtail holding territory to the west, and a pair of Turtle Dove south of village on two occasions. Even more notable was the sighting of a Fulmar on the 22nd heading inland and again today flying east over the ridge, not unprecedented but still a good record. Also notable today was the constant stream of Painted Lady butterflies heading west over the fields.