What a stormy day we had yesterday!
We set off to explore a corner of the coastal nature reserve (and designated SSSI) by the Bird Observatory at Landguard Point in Felixstowe, not far from the fort. The weather was reasonable on arrival, but we soon got utterly drenched in a colossal downpour. The irony of it all is that we had only just passed a board telling us that we were 'standing in one of the driest locations in Britain'!
So my apologies for the quality of some of these photographs. I blame the approaching storm: it was certainly a strange light, veering from 'watery sunshine' to 'dark, dark shadow'.
|The first creature we saw, gulls apart, was this rabbit by a blue tress of Viper's Bugloss.|
|As we rounded a point, our eyes alighted on these small birds ...|
|... which I guess are Linnets ...|
|... though I don't remember the ones we saw in Wales being so small.|
|There were also a few Greenfinches about ...|
|... and a number of birds we have not identified ...|
|... and what are these?|
|... they were roughly Starling-size ...|
|... but their gait was more like that of a Moorhen!|
|... answers on a postcard (well, in the Comments section), please!|
|The vibrant Yellow Horned Poppy (Glucium flavum), a protected species|