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20th June 2019 – Around Walberswick, Suffolk

Last year we had seen stonechats, dartford warblers and stone curlews on Westleton Heath but on our walk this morning we only saw crows and jackdaws. I only took two photos: one of the heather and the other of grasses!.

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A little later we went on to the RSPB nature reserve at Minsmere and just went to one hide where we saw male and female marsh harriers, a grey heron,  a fleeting sight of a bittern in flight (so fleeting I didn’t even get it in my viewfinder), a distant hobbyblack-headed gulls, kittiwakes, and common terns.

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DSCF5881Male marsh harrier

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DSCF5780Female marsh harrier

DSCF5762Grey heron

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DSCF5749Common tern

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Back to our cottage for lunch and a short siesta and then in the late afternoon we called in at a  a nearby bird hide looking over marshes toward the River Blythe in Walberswick (where we saw mute swans, greylag geese, a couple of lapwings, lots of wood pigeons and heard a skylark) as we walked down to the estuary of the River Blythe and along the beach a little at Walberswick before calling in to The Bell Inn for some supper.

DSC06854View from the hide (where ducklings were hiding).

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DSC06930Lapwing

DSC06881Greylag geese

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DSC06954Ferry across the River Blythe to Southwold

DSC06955The River Blythe

DSC06961Gulls

DSC06964Little egret

DSC06978The beach at Walberswick

DSC06963The cultural centre of Walberswick

DSC06938The green in the centre of Walberswick

DSC06986Herring gull

DSC07022Crab supper

DSC07011Rabbits

DSC07043Oystercatcher

DSC06941Our supper at The Bell Inn