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Who says it's once Bittern, twice shy?

Not at RSPB Minsmere clearly, where we were rewarded with wonderful Bittern sightings that almost reached double figures. Must admit though, we were so absorbed in watching one particular bird fly past in a leisurely fashion that we nearly forgot to photograph it until the last minute!

Bittern 1

Bittern having flown right past us, but you get the idea....

At times, the cloud was pretty low but it made for some atmospheric birding

Marsh Harriers

Plenty of Marsh Harriers on view from the Island Mere hide at RSPB Minsmere

Birdbox 2

Bright spot of colour in the woods at RSPB Minsmere, this box had obviously had a designer makeover

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Treecreeper shinning up a treetrunk and finding something tasty to eat

There is so much to see at RSPB Minsmere, with numerous trails to explore and hides to view from that you can easily spend the entire day there.

Hide birding

It didn't matter which way you looked, there were loads of birds to watch in every direction

Avocet deep water

Avocet in deep water

Garganey and Teal mixed

Great close-up views of drake and female Garganey

RSPB Minsmere

Just some of the birds on the islands

Dunwich Heath Coastguards Cottages

Another of our favourite spots was up on Dunwich Heath, here are the coastguard cottages

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It's over there!! Enjoying our birdwatching in the sunshine

More photos of our Suffolk birding adventure to come, so do check back for more.

On our wonderful, relaxed-pace birdwatching trip to Suffolk, we had wonderful views of over 130 bird species and some special mammal encounters too. We'll be running another four-day guided birdwatching holiday to Suffolk later in the year, so if you'd like more information, please email us on We look forward to sharing some great Suffolk birds with you!


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