Autumn leaves

I love walking around Holkham Park, and this was reinforced today with wonderful light conditions and lots of birds on the lake, which Brenda describes below.

Holkham Park lake

Brenda writes: “Today was Remembrance Day and I had a series of acts of remembrance, one of which was at the North Creake Airfield Memorial which sits by the road in Egmere, a skeletal sculpture of one of the Stirling bombers that flew from here, with a roll of honour that records in date order the missions and names of crew lost.

North Creake war memorial

The autumn leaves are now falling and I picked up three.

Autumn leaves

Today’s grass verge surprise was some field scabious. In the afternoon we had a walk from the church in Holkham park. We remarked on how many grey herons there are and how nice it is to see decent numbers of great crested grebes alongside little grebe, tufted duck, gadwall, coot, moorhen, shoveler, Egyptian goose, cormorant and a great white egret. At a distance we also saw a kingfisher fly across the lake into the undergrowth.”

No new species for November 11th:

Birds = 227
Moths = 256
Wildflowers = 290