09 May 2008

The next three days...


Just a quick, flying visit. Its early May again, which means it’s time for the annual long weekend away with our local RSPB group. This year we’re off to Suffolk and we’ll be based in Great Yarmouth, a place we’ve never visited before.

Tomorrow we will be visiting Lackford Lakes - a reserve I would love to have as my “local patch” - and also Lakenheath RSPB Reserve. After the day’s birding we will travel on to our hotel in Yarmouth arriving in time for our evening meal and also a drink or two! Lynda and I will also try and fit in a walk along the seafront to explore the area a little. No doubt we’ll be back in the bar later in the evening.

On Sunday we will be spending the whole day at Minsmere RSPB Reserve. Minsmere is possibly one of the best know of all the RSPB reserves and promises to be a great day’s birding. Only yesterday two of the wardens at the reserve managed to locate 100 bird species from one spot on the reserve! I’ll be more than happy with 99! Sunday evening will see us back at the hotel for more food, more drinks and maybe a little walk in between.

We will set off for home after breakfast on Monday morning and will be calling at the North Warren RSPB Reserve for our final spot of birding.

By the time we return home on Monday evening I’d like to think that I will have seen around 120 species myself. As a group, we could well be closer to 140 species.

A full report, and photos, will follow next week.

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