On Thursday I needed to get back home from Suffolk for my exam the next day, but on the way I took the opportunity to do some birding of course. I first went to Weeting Heath, in search of the Stone-curlews that breed there. The birds weren't hard to find, but incredibly distant, and there was a lot of heat haze, so my record shots were hardly even record shots! This was the best photo I managed to get, a phone-scoped shot of an adult and young bird. They were great to see though, and a lifer!
I then went to RSPB Lakenheath Fen, in the hope of seeing the Little Bittern and Collared Pratincole. Unfortunately I couldn't stay for too long, and ended up dipping both birds! Oh well, it was still an enjoyable day out in the sweltering heat, with highlights of a Hobby, a Cuckoo singing, regular views of a pair of Kingfishers and a pair of Marsh Harriers, and I got a glimpse of a relatively close Bittern (unfortunately Eurasian not Little!) flying low over the reeds. Over my 3 day trip to Suffolk, I've had more views of Bitterns than I have in my whole life!
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I'm Sorrel, a young birder and wildlife artist based in the East Midlands - this is my blog all about my birding and wildlife adventures.