Friday, 30 January 2015

Suffolk with Martin!

Despite the gloomy prognostications of the weather forecasters, Martin & I decided on a day out in East Suffolk.

First stop was Beccles Quay, so Martin could catch up with the long-staying Scaup: they were very obliging today and only detained us for ten minutes!

From there we carried on to Minsmere: virtually as soon as we arrived, we realised we weren't going to add much to the tally: there were drag-hoes and JCBs everywhere! Nevertheless, several Stonechats, a couple of Pintail, a Bullfinch and a huge (400+) flock of Siskins were good to see.

Last stop was Dunwich Heath, where a shortish walk found us enjoying brief - but more than satisfactory - views of a pair of Dartford Warblers (and more Stonechats!) Last 'goodie' was a curiously short-tailed Stoat by the van!

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