These pictures were taken at the end of April when we first escaped out of lockdown and shielding and booked a cottage stay in Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast. Only a 90 min drive from home but we were by the sea with different scenery and walking opportunities. I was online booking this break before Boris had finished his announcement on easing lockdown.
On the way up to Aldeburgh we stopped and visited both RSPB Boyton Marsh and Hollesly March for the first time. Unfortunately no decent photos but some good sightings especially at Hollesly. These pictures taken over a few days.
What better way to start than with a classic sighting. Not just one but two displaying nicely on top of Gorse bushes.
On into a wooded area and this beauty
Who obligingly worked its way around into the sun and stayed insight for once.
Further along the path we almost stepped on this one as it shot out of the bracken on one side of the path, luckily no sandals worn. Nearly missed the photo opportunity though it was so quick and made us both jump.
It seemed very bright in colour and had quite a green sheen to its skin. I wondered whether it might have recently sloughed its skin or did the colouring suggest a female?? Any thoughts would be welcomed.
Only sighting of a Redpoll this year.
Not sure if this is a Willow Warbler or not?
Chiffchaff from below having sung its socks off.
Dunlin on the River Oare.
With Turnstones mud larking
just can't reach that itch
We had a great week away discovering new walks and birding areas.
When we had walked through Walberswick Marshes towards Dingle Marshes and back we were serenaded by a Nightingale, Blackcaps & Chiffchaff whilst recovering sat on a bench surrounded by gorse and scrub. Finally a distant Marsh Harrier at Walberswick Marsh.
Thanks for looking through our holiday snaps.
That looked a fab time Tony, I've said before Mrs PB has a hankering to head over that way, and these pictures won't dull that feeling at all! You've got the Dartford Warbler shots I still want, blue sky, atop the gorse :o).... and you know me and Warblers, I'm not even going to hazard a guess lol Thanks for sharing
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Nice photos Tony, and what a snatch, my uneducated guess, an adder sliding across your path.
Nice to see the treecreeper, and a turnstone, the latter not something we see here, though I did see a couple at Titchwell a couple of months back.
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