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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Scones & Birds

Today I went to Suffolk. The National Trust's Dunwich Heath was hosting SCONEATHON where there were 32 yes I said 32 different types of Scone!!!!!

We arrived early and went for a wander across Dunwich Heath and saw some good birds Marsh Harrier, Dartford Warbler, Stonechat and ......

Woodlark




The trust's meeter and greeter.....


And time for breakfast



I need to stress I didn't eat all of them we cut them in half :D

Rob the Dunwich Sconemaster was up at 2am,,,,,,


White Chocolate & Raspberry


Hot Cross Bun scone!! And it really was a Hot Cross Bun scone!!!


Blackberry & Apple


Pear & Ginger


Lemon & Blueberry


Stilton & Ale


And off to Minsmere where the heavens opened !!!

Record shot of a spoonbill


Stonechat


Redshank


Black Tailed Godwit


Redshank


Black Tailed Godwit


Black Tailed Godwit being chased by an Avocet


Little Egret


Avocet



Adder


Muntjac


Marsh Tit


And back for tea!

Chocolate & Chilli



Chocolate & Orange


Sweet Potato & Red Onion


And the sun came out!


Fabulous day. My thanks to Rob Conwell and the Dunwich Team...... Next one is July 11th...... I think I may get there!!

3 comments:

snaphappie said...

Oooh Avocets, such elegant birds. Nice selection of Scones too

Ragged Robin said...

Those scones look delicious - what a great selection of flavours :) Although my favourite photo has to be of the adder :)

Pete Duxon said...

RR - I thought you'd love the adder....

Suzy - Minsmere is fab. brilliant place to see Avocet