|Marsh Harrier, North Warren|
Saturday, we watched England just get passed the post against the Scots, then headed off to Westleton Heath for quite a long walk across Dunwich down to the sluice at Minsmere and then through reserve, completing the circuit back at Westleton to watch the Red Deer Rut. It was again fairly quiet, though several Red Deer were seen on our way across Dunwich and DARTFORD WARBLERS were still making a lot of noise as they were two weeks ago when I was up here, accompanied by at least 3 STONECHATS.
A few BRENT GEESE flew south just inside the thick sea mist, a couple did get a little closer to shore. The scrape was again full of BARNACLE GEESE, joined by a fair number of CANADAS and GREYLAGS now. I saw one BEARDED TIT and heard a couple of others but they didn't pose, a LITTLE EGRET did show well but I had the camera on the wrong setting and didn't make the most of it!
|Long Tailed Tit|
What a great finish to a great weekend, good company, good food, good walks, good weather and good birds, perfect.
Thanks to Dick, Jan and Bec for letting me end a nice walk so abruptly and thanks to Stephen and Steve for the messages :-)