|Ringed Plover at Landguard|
Elmley on the way home gave good views of Marsh Harriers, Curlews and Lapwing but little else of note.
|Marsh Harrier at Elmley|
This morning I headed up the A12 with the Jims stopping first at Landguard where it was quiet on the migrant front with a few Chiffchaffs and lot's of Linnets the exception. Six Ringed Plover entertained me before we made it to the point. Lot's of Gulls and Gannets followed the massive cargo ships into the port but we had a surprise encounter when I picked out a Pomarine Skua steaming north.
We dipped out on the Iken Cattle Egret on our way up to Minsmere but managed to find a Bittern for the Jims from the Bittern Hide and had some terrific views of displaying Marsh Harriers from both Bittern and Island Mere. An Adder sat out for a while but eventually moved out of the wind and into cover.
|Marsh Harrier from Island Mere at Minsmere|
Year list now 177
Another one for a south easterly?