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Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Brief Camping Break in Suffolk - 24th - 27th June 2014

Bearded Tit

A brief three nights camping in Suffolk, based at the Cliffe House Campsite, Dunwich Heath, gave Heather and I great access to some excellent birds and of course many year ticks! We have not tent camped for ten years and felt like camping virgins as we pitched our new HiGear Aura 3 under rain threatening clouds. Luckily we pitched well as thirty minutes after pitching, we were confined to the cosiness of the tent for three hours as the heavens opened!

The HiGear Aura 3 (minus its porch extension)

The weather slowly improved allowing us to experience some excellent sunsets on Dunwich Heath while listening to and watching Nightjars.

Our journey started at Weeting Heath (see previous post) and included Dunwich Heath and Minsmere RSPB. TO BE CONTINUED! Below are the birds seen:

Red Kite (journey); Buzzard; Carrion Crow; Rook; Wood Pigeon; Swift; Greylag Goose; House Martin; Jackdaw; Robin; Stone Curlew; Blackbird; Mistle Thrush; Chiffchaff; Song Thrush; Lapwing; Collared Dove; Black Headed Gull; Pied Wagtail; Kestrel; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Skylark; Goldfinch; Swallow; Pheasant; Sparrowhawk; Magpie; House Sparrow; Greenfinch; Yellowhammer; Wren; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Dunnock; Herring Gull; LBB Gull; Green Woodpecker; Linnet; Blackcap; Treecreeper; Cettis Warbler; Mute Swan; Marsh Harrier; Reed Warbler; Grey Heron; Coot; Sand Martin; Mallard; Bittern; Sedge Warbler; Hobby; Cormorant; Little Egret; Moorhen; Gadwall; Common Tern; Great Crested Grebe; Tufted Duck; Dabchick; Bearded Tit; Oystercatcher; Whitethroat; Avocet; Black Tailed Godwit; Shelduck; Barnacle Goose; Spotted Redshank; Teal; Redshank; Ringed Plover; Little Gull; Ruff; Sandwich Tern; Kittiwake; Med Gull; Stonechat; Herring Gull; Shoveler; Reed Bunting; Canada Goose; Dartford Warbler; Nightjar; Grey Partridge; Water Rail; Willow Warbler; Curlew; GBB Gull; Jay; Coal Tit.

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