Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk - 25.5.11

Day trip to the RSPB reserve at Minsmere in Suffolk today.  The weather forecast the best day of the week so we thought we'd make the most of it.  It was about 90 mins to get there, but well worth it.  Here is a small selection of photographs:

Black-Headed Gull
Barnacle Goose
Pair of Avocets
Konik Horses
Flying Avocet
Common Tern
Another flying Avocet
A landing Avocet

This moorhen had landed on the wooden post, had a peck round, scooped up a bit of poo and was about to take off, behaviour we've not witnessed before and can't explain at this moment...I'm sure Packham would know in an instant!

Feeding Avocet

Hobby with prey
and finally - one of the birds we had come to see...
All in all a very good day and well worth a return visit (when in the locality!)  Especially good for flying Avocets.

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