Felixstowe is lucky enough to have two lovely reserves - Landguard and Trimley Marshes, which sit either side of the Port of Felixstowe. We've visited each of them twice this week, and seen a suitable variety of birds:
I think this blackbird had literally just arrived! It was sitting quietly, looking fluffed-up and knackered.
It was a bit windy.
A beautifully patterned young herring gull.
We are having a really good autumn where wheatears are concerned - we just keep on seeing them!
It's impossible to get tired of them.
Right, a few from Trimley now:
An obliging little grebe. I've really missed seeing these - the hide I took this from only reopened this week.
With a suitable fish (looking a bit on the big side!)
A stunning marsh harrier. It's brilliant to see these so close to home.
A remarkably dignified mallard pair.
Finishing with a herring gull showing off its considerable flight skills.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said: Is your blackbird ringed..... or is it my poor eyesight !
Nothing wrong with your eyesight, Hazy ....... it is indeed ringed.
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