Our previous visit had also been on a Bank Holiday weekend (June 2012), and once again we were pleasantly surprised by the visitor numbers.
|Late morning cuppa|
Whilst we waited, Our Lass and I wandered along the embankment to the coast.
|Our Lass gettin' arty with it|
|Looking north towards Dunwich Heath|
Returning to the Bittern Hide, we were not fortunate enough to glimpse the bird after which it was named. But as we sheltered from the east wind and basked in some sunshine, we certainly weren't complaining!
|View from Bittern Hide, with Sizewell nuclear power station in the background|
|A rapidly-departing Otter, exit stage right|
|Mr and Mrs Garganey|
As the sun set, we were treated to the sight of several Marsh Harriers quartering the marsh, their backlit plumage and silhouettes floating silently above the glowing reeds.