Wheatear at Minsmere

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An early start saw us walking Minsmere in search of Swampy without joy as it had seemingly “done a bunk” been eaten or simply decided it likes the deeper section of reeds. Anyway we didn’t give much time to scanning the pool and instead decided to enjoy a mornings birding around the reserve.

We picked up a scruffy little at the sluice and as usual the Swallows entertained us here.

A was seen along with and Bittern while sitting here.

Wheatear
Wheatear
Wheatear
Wheatear at Minsmere
Wheatear
Wheatear
Wheatear
Wheatear at the sluice

From the hides we enjoyed 40+ Little Gulls, 20+ , a Green and 2 Common Sandpipers along with the usual Blackwits, Avocets, Ringed Plovers and a few .

We moved up the road and plotted up at Westwood Lodge hoping the Honey Buzzards would display but it was a little windy and the targets failed to show. We picked up Tree Pipit and here to make it a worthwhile stop but left without the Swamphen or .

Year list now 254

Swallow
Swallow
Swallow
Swallow

 

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

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.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

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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