|The sun was still out - and so was this late Red Admiral Butterfly - so we headed off to Minsmere ...|
|... where we saw Red Deer and one little Muntjac (who was too fast for my camera).|
|The berries must be providing a feast for the small birds ...|
|The larger ones (geese - ?Greylag) prefer to fly overhead ...|
|in their characteristic V.|
|There was a small murmuration of Starlings between the mere and Dunwich Heath.|
|I always enjoy this view of the tall poplars.|
|This is the panorama (not quite taking in the domed edifice of Sizewell Power Station!) ...|
|... and this is the close-up (taken a minute or so after the photo two above).|
|This is probably my favourite shot: the reedbeds are so evocative.|
|High tides have claimed a lot of sand since our last visit. You can see these raised gatherings of pebbles all along this stretch.|
|We made our way back to the car as the last of the light gave way to darkness.|
- My thanks to Crafty Green Poet for spotting my absent-minded moment! I called the butterfly a Peacock, but it is f course a Red Admiral ...
- Off-topic postscript, but a worthwhile feature here on Ash die-back in Cumbria - and the RSPB on Ash die-back here.