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29th June 2018 – RSPB Minsmere

Our last day on holiday in East Anglia and we chose to revisit RSPB Minsmere – a combination of a good walk through woodland, marshes and coastland and plenty of opportunity for birdwatching.

There was very little activity in the first two hides (Bittern and Island Mere) but we did see a bittern in flight at the first. In fact there were so few opportunities for bird photos that my focus moved to insects and plants.

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FP5A0411Great crested grebe with small bird

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There wasn’t much on the North Bank and the Scrape and Levels offered little more than we had seen before.

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FP5A0580Black-tailed godwit

FP5A0846Black-headed gull bombing Canada goose

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FP5A0872Black-headed gull chasing oystercatcher

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However, on the coast we saw ringed plovers and little terns which, along with the common tern on their fishing trips to sea, made my day.

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FP5A0697Little tern bossing a ringed plover

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We stopped off on the way back and visited Walberswick Church (new and ruins).

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Click below for gallery of photos from today:

 

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28th June 2018 – Southwold

We had a very pleasant walk from Walberswick to Southwold and back. Not much to report except for some swallows, a few butterflies and the wild flowers behind the beach huts at Southwold , one of which was for sale (a single one) in an Estate Agents for £135,000. What a crazy world.

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