Saturday, 7 September – RSPB Minsmere & Sutton Hoo

This day we changed our plans  – instead of going to RSPB Berney Marshes and Breydon Water, we went to RSPB Minsmere on the recommendation of the staff at Titchwell Marsh. It was great – a very nice walk through marshlands and woods and we added a few new birds to our life lists! And we saw other wildlife:

Long-tailed tit

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Cormorant or shag

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Great crested grebe

Great crested with a little grebe

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Common scoter

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View from the hillside:

Minsmere also has Konik ponies to help maintain the reedbeds.

Then we went to the Sutton Hoo site. Although much of the treasure is now housed in London, the site has a new museum with some of the artifacts and recreations of others, as well as very good displays explaining the history and context of the discovery. They did not allow photography in the museum so I only got a few pictures of the signs and of the ship sculpture.

We spent the night in East Grinstead, to be close to our first stop the next morning.

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