We walked down to the beach by the central path hearing Cetti's Warblers and Bearded Tits on the way. At the rear of the South Hide a wonderful group of 11 Bewick's Swans were feeding their bugling contact calls echoing over the water. At the sluice there was a single Purple Sandpiper but we all retired to the East Hide to watch the gull roost. With a lot of help from John Grant we managed to indenify 3 Caspian Gulls and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls before marching back in the gathering gloom
Another great day and I particularly loved to see the Polish konik horses grazing the marshes. I felt really proud as I brought the first of this breed to the UK in the early 1990,s to assist with wetland management.
|Polish koniks or tarpans|
The day finished with me talking to the Southwold group of the Wildlife Trust on the Wildlife of Alberta, Canada. The evening closed with refreshments including a series of muffins and cakes from recipes furnished by my good friend Susan Wallis and my granddaughters Tara and Holly.