Friday, 7 April 2017


Starting to ease into holiday mode after a few days on the Suffolk Coast and a few more not having to drag my sorry self into work.  Family mode around Minsmere wasn't a bad way to spend an afternoon.  There was booming and pinging in the reedbeds and the Scrape was liberally peppered with Mediterranean Gulls going about their family thing too, well at least thinking about it.


The Easter Duck Hunt at Welney was a good excuse to potter out on the Washes - a lovely duck Pochard on the settling beds and a Pintail close to the observatory set the tome nicely.  A White Wagtail showed well on the furrows and made a good comparison with a grey Pied Wagtail on the Welney bridge which, when facing away shows a fair smattering of black across the darker grey mantle - both interesting birds and worthy of further discussion over a pint.

 noculars daddy I'm looking for duckies

Hey good looking....

OK so what are your credentials??
A mixed bag it appears....

So back to simpler pleasures these are Iceland bound and glorious across the Washes at the moment and just behind them picked one of 5 Great White Egrets that are currently frequenting the Washes.
I'm heading north for a week leaving just enough time at the end of Easter to get out and hopefully catch the Arctic Tern movement, my favourite bird of the spring. 

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