Good to meet up with blogger Ben Moyes and old friend Chris Sayer (And yes, Chris: I did teach both your siblings!)
The last two Swamphen images are by Brian, using his fantastic 500mm f4 lens...
A walk around the reserve to the East Hide added flocks of 23 Spotted Redshanks and five Little Gulls to the day's tally, while a pair of Green Sandpipers were a little too far away for decent photos. The walk back for coffee at Reception provided decent views of a Stone Curlew and a distant Red Kite.
After lunch we moved on to Walberswick, where a second Red Kite performed at close range, while Marsh Harrier, Bittern and distant Honey Buzzard were just frustrating!
Last stop was Dunwich Forest for fabulous views of White Letter & Purple Hairstreaks, White Admiral and countless Migrant Hawkers. I bumped into old Hellesdon HS colleague Duncan McNiven: has it really been twenty years?