As part of a 4-day family break, I took a couple of trips to RSPB Minsmere, a truly outstanding site.
The weather was wet and windy, which largely restricted sightings to waders, herons and ducks. The smaller birds were, wisely, keeping themselves out of the wind. It was great to have my Dad along. Minsmere is perfect for wheelchair/scooter bound birders like Dad, with plenty of hides accessible via flat and firm pathways. Great job RSPB!!
Sightings included, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Shelduck, Little Egret, Coot, Teal, Great-crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Greylag Goose, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull and numerous other gulls i found it difficult to identify.
The birds of the week for me were the Marsh Harrier (at least 5 present) with some fantastic aerial displays and Green Woodpecker, which appeared to be fighting over territories. I also spotted my first Adder for good measure.
Minsmere will definitely be receiving further visits in the future.