I visited Minsmere today stopping at Alton Waters where the Red-rumped Swallow had disappeared before I arrived but I bagged a single Arctic Tern for a consolation prize.
At Minsmere I tried first for the Savi’s but after an hour gave in and walked the reserve finding a single LRP before dipping the Garganey in North Hide. I stopped to enjoy the Swallows at the sluice playing with different backgrounds for a while.
Back at Island Mere I settled down to try for the Savi’s again and counted at least five Hobby. Eventually the Savi’s started to buzz and showed briefly as it flew from bush to bush along the far bank directly in front of the hide.
3 different backgrounds by walking around the post.
Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.
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