As I mentioned yesterday, had a wonderful weekend with a trip to Minsmere on the Sunday (see also yesterday's brief post).
Lots of birds that I'd not seen before: Bearded Tit, Grasshopper Warbler and Whitethroat amongst them.
Whilst I'd seen Marsh Harriers before, here they were in abundance flying in groups - wow! Artic terns were very in evidence as were Avocets - one of my favourites.
The star of the show had to be a Bittern who was about 15 feet away from the hide and showed really well for the budding photographer.
Black-headed gulls predominated many of which were nesting.
Swallows were swooping over the sluice gates.
Bird song everywhere and none so charming as a soaring Skylark. On the way back to the visitor centre for a cuppa (none available - they were shut by the time we got there), we were serenaded by the wonderful song of a Nightingale - amazing sound. I managed to see movement in the tree but didn't actually spot it or though others did.
So here are the pics:
Lont-tailed tit coming in to land.
Many, many Black-headed gulls nesting
and the star... shy at first..
...sussing us all out no doubt...
.. deciding that we weren't worth being worried about
.. and stretching that very long neck..
.. and finally coming into full view.
and a Muntjac - first I've seen.
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