Saturday, 3 January 2015


A few days ago on the 28th of December I went to RSPB Minsmere. I got up at 5am and got there at 10am. we started by going to Island mere hide, however not seeing that much. The past few times I have seen Bitterns, kingfishers and bearded tits.

Bearded tit
(Panurus biarmicus

(Botaurus stellaris)

In the next hides around the main scrapes we saw Bewick's swans, Whopper swans, black-tailed godwits, Teal, Gadwall, Shoveler and Marsh harrier. Last time we were in those we saw a lot more and there were several rarities such as Collared Pratincole, little stint, greenshank, Spoonbills and Purple sandpiper. as we went through the forest there was a red deer. We left at around 4pm.
Collared Pratincole
(Glareola pratincola)

Little stint
(Calidris minuta

 Knot (in summer plumage)
(Calidris canutus)

 Marsh Harrier
(Circus aeruginosus)