Southwold and Reydon Wood, 10 April 2021

Just an afternoon out but it was nice to get to the coast. Parking at the south edge of town the path along the seward edge of Town Marsh was just around the corner. An on a flash in the NE corner of the marsh the Grey Phalarope of the last couple of days was seen straight away. Into the bargain, despite there only being 3 large gulls on the pool one of them was a beast of a 3rd year Caspian Gull. 2 White Wagtails were also together on the mud but as you can see below everything was a bit distant for photography! 

A walk down to the river and back via the golf course didn't complete enough steps for us so we opted for another walk a lap of Reydon Wood. This is somewhere we'd never been before and it was an absolute delight. I have never seen so many Early Dog Violets and as well as those I found a small patch of Moschatel, some Early Purple Orchid rosettes, Wood Anenomes and one clump of Summer Snowflake. The first few Bluebells were just flowering but this wood will be a sea of blue in a couple of weeks. Birch Woodwart was the only fungus seen.

                                                                                                                                          Grey Phalarope
                                                                                                                                            White Wagtail
                                                                                                                                               Caspian Gull
                                                                                                                                        Wood Anenome
                                                                                                                                    Summer Snowflake
                                                                                                                                       Early Dog Violet
                                                                                                                                       Birch Woodwart

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