Sunday 30 November 2014

Suffolk at 40

Top weekend of excessive booze celebrating in Suffolk for ex-pat Yorkshire birder Dunc's 40th Birthday. Nipped out with Rich and Gaynor to have a look at Westleton Heath on Saturday morning where we soon found flitty and skulky Dartford Warblers. There seemed to be plenty around with probably c10 individuals seen. Also a couple of Stonechats on the heath.

We then went on to Minsmere to use the facilities, but decided to have a little walk round to East Hide, where a very smart adult Caspian Gull was posing nicely in front of the hide. Quite a small individual, probably a female, with quite a bright beak. A really lovely looking gull and nice to see one at such close range. Cetti's Warbler, Marsh Harrier and Pintail also noted.

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