Wildlife Photography in Suffolk


Wildlife Photography in Suffolk


Wildlife Photography in Suffolk

I had a great few days’ wildlife photography at Minsmere Nature Reserve in Suffolk last week. Minsmere is a top RSPB nature reserve on the Suffolk coast. The great thing about it is that it has a number of different habitats such as coastal areas, reed beds, woodlands and wetlands. Because of the diverse nature of this reserve many species of animals are present which is great for nature photographers like me.

I was there with a good friend, we had a lot of early and quite cold starts but it was well worth it. I think we counted over forty one species of birds and mammals over a four day period. The stars of the show were the marsh harriers which flew really close to the hides on a number of occasions, a fly- by from a bittern, a snipe feeding a few feet away from us, numerous wading birds and to cap it all, a Dartford warbler.

Although the weather was really cold at times (this apparently being the coldest April for about thirty years – I do pick my times) we also had a lot of sunshine and the light was good especially morning and evening. I will certainly be going back to Minsmere as often as possible because after quite a few visits over the years I still feel I’ve only just scratched the surface of this great nature reserve.

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