Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Minsmere - On the Scrape - 25th June 2014

Black Tailed Godwit with Spotted Redshank "chilling"!

Minsmere RSPB in Suffolk is a fantastic reserve even though it is very popular, moreso since the recent Springwatch. This time of year is very quiet in the birding calendar but anything can turn up - unfortunately it didn't while we were there! The scrape held the expected waders - really pleasing to see c9 summer plumaged Spotted Redshanks.

Spotted Redshank



Avocet




Little Egret






Ringed Plover


Common Redshank

...with Ringed Plover



A bird of cliffs, the Kittiwake (below) would not be expected to be present on the scrape but thanks to the Sizewell power station towers, they have adapted!


Little Gull



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