A blog about golf course and heathland management at Aldeburgh Golf Club and the wildlife found there. Aldeburgh GC is a top 100 championship course managed using traditional low input greenkeeping methods. It is situated on the Suffolk coast within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.
Thursday, 13 April 2017
A pair of mallard duck have nested by the pond on the 7th hole on the river course. There were five ducklings present today and also a pair of teal and a pair of moorhens. Teal is another first for the golf club to add to the green sandpiper seen a few weeks ago. Very good numbers of linnet and yellowhammer are present on the course with at least two woodlark singing and several skylark present. The number of summer migrant birds is increasing daily, blackcaps have been around for a week or two and our first nightingale of the year was heard yesterday. Our first grass snake of the year was seen on the 15th of March.