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Photos from RSPB Minsmere Suffolk

Island Mere
View across the reserve towards Island Mere, look very hard and might see one of six Marsh Harriers over the reedbed, or maybe not?!

Scanning for Cattle Egret
We had not been at the reserve long when a Cattle Egret flapped past us! Luckily it was relocated by other birders on The Levels but was always distant, so no photos.

Red Deer hind
This Red Deer hind allowed a close approach near the car park.

Reedbed view
View across Minsmere's vast reedbeds

Flower against light
Ruth tries some arty stuff, can you tell the birding was a little slow?

Scrape Minsmere
The scrape at Minsmere - spot any birds? We didn't!

Scrape Minsmere 2
Lovely light though!!

Thelma and Ruth
Lunch with Ruth's aunt Thelma, trouble with Ruth is she never knows when to stop talking!!

Eels foot
Great name for a pub, but we walked on by, honest.

Grass Snake
We met this lovely Grass Snake on the path near Island Mere hide.

Dragonfly 1

Dragonfly 2
Anyone know who these two are? We did have a quick look in the book back at the visitor centre but left confused, and we thought warblers were tricky!!

We did enjoy some great birds including our Cattle Egret, Marsh Harriers, Bearded Tits, Dartford Warblers, Turtle Dove and loads of Green Woodpeckers but sadly none posed for the camera.

If you are in North Wales this weekend pop in at RSPB Conwy and help celebrate 100 years of the RSPB in Wales. We will be at the reserve both Saturday and Sunday so pop in and say hello!


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