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Diary entry by Branwen Munn

24/08/2012, Week in Suffolk

Rented a cottage in Peasenhall near the
Suffolk coast.

Trips:
18/8 - am: Southwold seafront, pm: Snape
Warren at dusk (clear and incredibly hot
at both locations, even after sundown)
19/8 - am: Walberswick beach and
reedbeds
(very hot, with storm clouds as we left)
20/8 - am/pm: Minsmere (fairly cloudy
with some breeze, but still very warm)
21/8 - am/pm: Minsmere (cloudy with some
breeze, cool with occasional sun)
23/8 - am/pm: Minsmere (partly cloudy,
quite breezy in places, warm in the sun)
24/8 - am/pm: The journey home. Stopped
briefly at Cwm Clydach near Swansea in
the afternoon. (Cloudy, with rain during
the second half of the journey)
67 Species Spotted:
Barn Swallow
Barnacle Goose
Bearded Reedling
(Great) Bittern
(Common) Blackbird
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Black-tailed Godwit
Blue Tit
Canada Goose
Carrion Crow
(Common) Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
(Eurasian) Collared Dove
Common Buzzard
Common Sandpiper
(Eurasian) Coot
(Great) Cormorant
(White-throated) Dipper
Feral Pigeon
Ferruginous Duck
Gadwall
Goldcrest
(European) Goldfinch
Great Crested Grebe
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
(European) Green Woodpecker
(European) Greenfinch
(Common) Greenshank
Grey Heron
Greylag Goose
Herring Gull
(Eurasian) Hobby
(Common) House Martin
House Sparrow
(Western) Jackdaw
(Eurasian) Jay
(Common) Kestrel
Lesser Whitethroat
Little Egret
Little Grebe
Little Owl
Long-tailed Tit
(Common) Magpie
Mallard
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Tit
(Common) Moorhen
Mute Swan
(Eurasian) Nuthatch
(Eurasian) Oystercatcher
(Common) Pheasant
(Common) Redshank
(European) Reed Warbler
(European) Robin
Rook
Sand Martin
(Eurasian) Sparrowhawk
(Eurasian) Spoonbill
Spotted Flycatcher
(Common) Teal
(Eurasian) Treecreeper
Tufted Duck
(Common) Whitethroat
(Common) Wood Pigeon
(Winter) Wren

You can contact Branwen Munn at branwen@somatik.co.uk

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