Badgers from the 'car hide'
During our visits most of the usual suspects were seen but one of the highlights was a Pectoral Sandpiper that put in an appearance on the East Scrape.
Snipe and Avocet gave some good views from just in front of the East Scrape Hide
Whilst there we met a team from the Waveney Ringing Group who had erected mist nets and had caught a pair of Bearded Tits....really great to see these fabulous birds in the hand!
...and a Reed Warbler
...and a Coal Tit
From Island Mere, 3 distant Hobbys were mopping up the dragonflies
...and eventually a Bittern flew briefly between the reedbeds
In the bushes...Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Whitethroat
...and on the feeders, numerous Great Tits
At Thorpeness, where we were staying, I was surprised to find a Tree Sparrow (juv) mixing with a large group of resident House Sparrows. I cannot ever remember seeing this species here during the past 49 years of our visits!
So that's it for another year.
A bit on the quiet side birdwise but suffolk is always pleasant,