Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Minsmere day

Had a long weekend in Norfolk\Suffok so first stop was Minsmere always a special place and yet again start off fairly team a few Barnacle Geese and Avocets and a big Gulls flock mainly black headed so headed to ther Bittern Hide where had great views of a few Bitterns coming into land but the real magic started with the thunder storms with the reserver looks very mystic and after the rain wildlife came out to dry with a bittern very close to the hide, a Red Deer feeding nearby and a Cuckoo drying out before been chased off by a Reed Warbler. Next headed to the Island Mere hide where I had very close view of Marsh Harrier Hunting over the reed beds and in the Reed Bed had Sedge and Reed Warbler feeding their family and a wonderful family of Beared Tits 5 in all.

Then walked around to beach area where had lot of Common Terns flying over with the odd Sandwich Tern. In the pool around some quite early Wigeon and Spotted Redshanks and in with the gull flock some Mediterranean Gulls also along the beach a young fox cub, some Common Whitethroats, a Sallow Family and a beautiful Wall Brown.

Cuckoo Drying out

Bittern in flight

Marsh Harrier hunting

Marsh Harrier hunting

Black-headed gull taking off

Yawning Sandwich Tern

Young swallow

Mediterranean Gull

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