Marsh harriers

Thanks to Jon in North Road, Southwold for his stunning photo of a marsh harrier in flight

Thanks to Jon in North Road, Southwold for his stunning photo of a marsh harrier in flight

We are not sure how many marsh harriers there are now in the area, but we have seen one wheeling around on the marshes behind Mandalay, and we were once driving past the Hen Reed Beds, on the outskirts of Reydon, when someone said “have you ever seen a marsh harrier here?”.  At that precise moment, one flew overhead, so we were able to answer with some certainty, and airily point to its presence above us.

More info about the Hen Reedbeds can be found on Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s website.