SUFFOLK (Blythburgh), (E)

National Grid SW 01o41´06E/52o19´50N N/A ha 5m, beach then mainly meadows with heath character and hedges

September-August especially for seabird passage (06.11.08)


Birding Site Guide

From the A12 near Blythburgh head east to Southwold on A1095, at Southwold follow signs to the pier car park at the N end of town. Bird the pond, beach and scrub N of the car park area.

My visit was a short twitch to see Desert Wheatear, which performed brilliantly on the sea wall. The area is good for common birds and waders as well as sea birds. Along the A1095 at the ends of the day look for Barn Owl. At Blythburgh, along the A12 there is a lay-by where it is possible to park and view the estuary, which can have large numbers of gulls roosting as well as waterfowl and waders.


Author: BSG