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!.
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 hobby, black-headed gulls, kittiwakes, and common terns.
Male marsh harrier
Female marsh harrier
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.
View from the hide (where ducklings were hiding).
Ferry across the River Blythe to Southwold
The River Blythe
The beach at Walberswick
The cultural centre of Walberswick
The green in the centre of Walberswick
Our supper at The Bell Inn