|Black Headed Gull on nest with chicks.|
|Other youngsters were a little older.|
|Adult Mediterranean Gulls|
|Mediterranean Gull in flight.|
|Threats and fighting amongst Mediterranean and Black Headed was commonplace.|
|Mediterranean Gulls were of mixed ages!|
Geese were present with Greylags, Barnacles and even Bar Headed....all with young.
|Barnacle Geese...from a feral flock|
Several Shelducks had ducklings!
...and just one obliging Oystercatcher
Pride of place has to go to a rare visitor...a Purple Heron
Distant shots and big crops but a great bird to see in the U.K.
Outside the reserve on The Meare at Thorpeness there were two broods of Egyptian Geese...
Sand Martins were nesting on the cliffs....( the usual colony at Minsmere was non existent...we were told they had moved to Dunwich but these were at Thorpeness)
|What an aerodynamic shape!|
|Very distant Hobbys at Westleton heath|
|Huge crop...poor evening light|
Finally....'just a Blackbird'