We have had some very mixed weather at RSPB Minsmere today but once again this fantastic nature reserve has not disappointed.
The day started sunny and warm (enough to encourage us to venture out in shorts) but our visit to the reserve ended mid afternoon with a torrential downpour; luckily we were sheltered in a hide but we decided to quit and run (not literally though) and head back to our excellent holiday home in Walberswick (https://www.blythweb.co.uk/cranbourne).
Highlights were marsh harriers, spotted and common redshank, black-tailed godwits, mediterranean gulls (but no photos), sand martins, kittiwakes, common and sandwich terns (sadly no photo), stonechats (in the dunes) and, as always, avocets.
Godwits and avocet in the downpour
Female marsh harrier
Male marsh harrier
Greylag geese and goslings
Post-coital embrace for these avocets
Deadly (nightshade) little egret
All sorts of wild things at Minsmere