Saturday, 3 April 2021

Minsmere 3rd April.

 It was really nice to go a little further a field so nipped into Minsmere for the afternoon.

Started well with a Drake Garganey and distantly and unusual a drake Eider on south pools. 

Moved onto North Wall, where i picked up a distant Red Kite and some nice Bearded Tits.

 Onto the beach where i had to scope the flash from there as the hides were still shut. 1st Summer Little gull was on show. 

Onto the public viewing platform i was able to spot the Eider again, Little gull 26 Sandwich Tern 7-8 Adult Med Gulls and a 1st Summer Caspian Gull

2 Great White egrets flew over the Reed bed but i couldn't find a Bittern. Continued round the reserve 6 Sand Martins and a Swallow was of note. 

The Red Deer were resting near the woodland trail.

Headed back to the cafe for a cake and drink and check out the Garganey again which had returned. Sat there listening to the Chiffchaffs when one started singing differently sounded very Iberian like, but someone had heard a strange Chiffchaff in the week but hearing the recording it didn't sound the same. so who knows hopefully be heard again. Typically by the  time i realised i had something different it stopped singing, either moving off or turning into a proper chiffy. 

Non bird stuff Birds nest fungi by pond at Minsmere.

Nipped into Snape for a Cattle Egret, nice bird but a bit distant. 

Hopefully the Easter weekend carries on with some decent birdies, its nice to have some time off. 

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