With nothing much to chase in Norfolk, the 'Summer Wine Crew' headed south to Suffolk. Starting at Lakenheath Fen, the first birdy moment came with a count of 46 (at least!) Little Egrets on the Washes. It's only thirty years ago that I drove away from a dinner party to see my first Little Egret at the Ouse Washes: how things have changed!
A dark-phase Honey Buzzard was a pleasant surprise, flying westwards over the reserve at some range, while a green-tagged Marsh Harrier (LV) and several Common Buzzards added interest.
Joist Fen was a good place to stop for a snack, and a Kingfisher thought so too: he perched on a stick for a good ten minutes.
A move to Cavenham Heath revealed that the grass was nearly waist deep: nevertheless, a delightful pair of Glaswegians (David & Pauline) managed to find a couple of Stone Curlews for us.
Last stop was Lackford: here we added more Buzzards and some decent butterflies to the day total, as well as a welcome cup of coffee, courtesy of Norman.