Many thanks to BBC look East today it was great to be joined by you on my sketch a day today by Mike Liggins. So today again at RSPB Minsmere standing on Whin Hill looking across the Reedbeds and Island Mere.
This is a link to an online Look East post, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03plpwv
Later live on the TV and at Buckenham Galleries in Southwold.
A sketch from Minsmere, island Mere looking towards Sizewell across the mere. Hunting over the reedbeds the usual Marsh Harriers and today a single Otter which spent much of it’s time fishing with a visit to the waters edge close to the Hide.
A few egg cases that have been washed up on the beach at Kessingland, Suffolk. The are better known as Mermaid’s purses or Devil’s purses. I am not 100% sure but I think these may be from Thornback Rays.
In the midst of storm Katie down on Kessingland beach. I was armed with only a small sketch book this morning as anything bigger would have been too difficult to keep hold of. The sea this morning was bubbling with fury in the +40mph winds with gull whipping along. Also the sand was whipping along on the surface. This was one of a few very quick sketches trying to get home before the rain that could be seen in the on coming black clouds.
Back down the coast from Kessingland and a walk to Benacre Broad. Again the sea was very rough and the sun was in and out of the clouds. These pieces of tree are sitting on the clay at the northern end of the broad, they are really smooth and pale in colour. Some still have their root systems as they were wrenched from the cliffs most likely on the southern side of the broad.