Friday, 28 June 2013

Early start in Suffolk.

In my previous post I made reference to a return trip to Suffolk. In the early, dark hours of Tuesday morning I drove northwestwards into Cambridgeshire and then headed east into Suffolk for a 6am rendezvous with two other wildlife watchers.

 Dawn breaking over the Suffolk countryside.

On arriving at my destination after a three hour journey I take a short walk with the sounds of Crows and Jackdaws erupting from their overnight roost behind me and a heavy dew lingering on the grassland.

The low lying early morning mist quickly dissipates as the sun rises over a Suffolk wetland.
 
The view over 'The Flash' with two Mute Swans still fast asleep and totally oblivious to the songs of Reed and Sedge Warblers emanating from deep within the vegetation all around me.

I return to my car for a caffeine fix and await the arrival of my 'blogger' friends as a Wren serenades me from its nearby perch and I wonder what wildlife will grace our time here. (More to follow)   FAB.

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

25 comments:

  1. i could almost 'hear' the quiet in the first few photos, then the wren woke me up. :)

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  2. Yes, the stillness is amazingly real and what great captures for the day, Frank! I do love that happy bird!! What a delightful shot that is!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Simply gorgeous images, Frank. Thank you for taking me on your early morning journey - it was worth it!!

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  4. What a pretty place for birding! I love the last shot of the singing bird. Great shots!

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  5. wow Frank; you sure do deserve that title the early birder! Three hours drive to arrive by 6 am rendevous is pretty good going! Love the wetlands and how lovely to have time to sit with coffee and have time to photograph the lovely little wren too

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  6. The scenes are idyllic. What a soft and beautiful morning.

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  7. What a glorious morning. Just beautiful.

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  8. Hi Frank...What a wonderful feeling being out in the beauty of a morning like that!! I cold even feel through you awesome photo's!!
    That Wren looks like he is greeting the dawn with a loud song!!
    Grace

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  9. These shots are stunning. I do love the early morning.

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  10. The early bird(er) gets the shots! Excellent set of images Frank, and the start of a great day out...[;o)

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  11. How beautiful, especially love your second shot, the mist is so atmospheric

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  12. So beautiful... Nice sharing, really.

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  13. Hi Frank I see, you like me can get up early but you weren't in your PJ's. Great shots of the sunrise and I loved the mist rising. Looking forward to seeing what the 3 of you get up to on your birding adventure. Margaret

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  14. Great early morning scenes Frank. Set the day up perfectly.

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  15. Stunning selection of rurality.

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  16. You may not have caught the worm (I guess the cheeky little robin did that) but you have certainly captured some simply beautiful early morning shots. I do like the sunrise - my favourite time of the day.

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  17. That second image is amazing Frank.

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  18. This is a beautiful collection of early morning shots! I love the sweet little wren!

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  19. Love these photos! The mist makes for a nice mood in them. Can't wait to see what you encountered here!

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  20. Oh so beautiful images ... and I LOVE your wren!!

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  21. Beautiful post, Frank! Thanks so much for joining me for Feathers on Friday!

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  22. Hi Everyone. Thanks for joining me at such an early hour and enjoying the views across the fenland.

    Part 2 has been posted with a few 'birdie' and bug pics and the final episode should be up in a few days.

    Many thanks for all your kind comments. Have a good week ... FAB.

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  23. Gorgeous sky capture! Have a great week!

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