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16th June 2017 – Dunwich Heath and RSPB Minsmere

A Dartford warbler within a minute of starting our walk on Dunwich Heath, and so close, but a slow photographer only managed to capture the get away. But at moments like that you have to take in the beautiful surroundings.

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At Minsmere the highlights were an adder in a wren’s nest (the chicks, we are told, escaped) and swallows at the sluice.

MT1D4484Black-tailed godwits take time out from feeding

MT1D4543Disputes on the scrape

MT1D4566Pied wagtail

MT1D4571Swallow deciding which way to go

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“Bombing magpies is very tiring”

MT1D4631We are quite happy here, thank you”

MT1D4774Med gulls making the most of their holidays in the UK 

MT1D4784A common tern measures up the situation

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The symbol of the RSPB – an avocet

MT1D4820Barnacle Geese and goslings

MT1D4827A gadwall cooling down

MT1D4882Not me guv!”

Click below for gallery of photos from today.

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