“Explore somewhere wild”
I travelled near enough 4 hours from the West Midlands to Suffolk, so I could visit RSPB Minsmere, and also be in the BBC Springwatch Unsprung audience! Some of you will know, it’s a reserve right on the East Coast of England! And is a host to a variety of habits, wildlife and of course, BBC Springwatch! 😃 I came over on the Wednesday night and stayed in near by Leiston, at the Field End Guest House.
I often wax-lyrical (to friends and family) about reserves that have a variety of habitats, I absolutely love them, because they are so enriching to explore and will be home to many different species of wildlife, which is fantastic to observe and have encounters with.
RSPB Minsmere certainly deserves it’s national recognition! I will definitely be visiting again in the near future! I arrived on the reserve at 10.30AM.
Top Nature of the Day:
- Otter – Bittern Hide
- Stone-Curlew – on the way to the Beach
- Nightingale (heard) – Car Park
- Cetti’s Warbler (heard) – East Hide (and all over the reserve)
- Avocets – South Hide
- Sand Martins – Colony near Visitors Centre
- Great Spotted Woodpeckers (pair feeding chicks at the nest) – South Belt Crossroads
- Sea Pink – on the Beach Path
- Common Spotted Orchid – near Bittern Hide
At 5.00PM it was time to load the car up and get ready for Springwatch UNSPRUNG!
Thanks for reading. 😄