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24th June 2018 – Walberswick National Nature Reserve

A very early morning walk at 5.30 am (well if I wanted to watch England play in the World Cup at 1 pm I had to make an effort) was well rewarded especially with my first Common Ringed Plover of the year. (The football was pretty amazing too)

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Only minutes in to my walk and I spotted a muntjac deer in amongst the cereal crops.

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On the marshes there were lots of reed buntings and sedge warblers (not so easy to photograph) and a single skylark and a solitary pied wagtail. A couple of swifts soared the reed beds too.

DSC09187Reed bunting

DSC09267Sedge warbler

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Swift

DSC09217Pied wagtail (or is it a white wagtail?)

I saw only two Common Ringed Plover – but what a joy.

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In the pools there were little egrets, avocets, black-headed gulls and oystercatchers but really a bit too far off for photos.

DSC09455Little egret

DSC09474A meadow pipit (?) believing it was a ringed plover.

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There were not too many people around but evidence that someone had been clearing up plastic waste.

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There were some amazing vegetation on the beach too.

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The crops also looked great (even though the farmers must be complaining about the weather).

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The insects were happy too.

DSC09618Four spotted chaser

Click below for a gallery of photos from this morning’s walk (apologies for so many ringed plover photographs.:

 

 

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