Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Birding and Wildlife in Suffolk in May 2016

We have been hit with a mixture of weather this month and fairly quite on the birding front until the Red Footed Falcon (see my previous post) turned up, but as ever Suffolk produces a good selection of Wildlife, I feel privileged to have more time to appreciate it now I am retired

May 2016

 Firecrest at Bawdsey

Wheatear looking great in the early morning sun at East Lane

 Wheatear at Hollesley RSPB 

The work done on Hollesley RSPB looking good
3rd May

Spoonbill made a quick visit

Bluebells at Butley looking superb

Reed Warbler hiding in the brambles at Hollesley RSPB

First Sedge Warbler photo's of the year at Boyton RSPB

Cracking Barn Owl hunting

Cracking Cuckoo, Stoat and Woodlark on Sutton Common

Very shy Lesser Whitethroat at Hollesley RSPB

Sutton Common

This Adder slid right up beside be as I was eating my lunch

Green Tiger Beetles doing what comes naturally 

Spider Hunting Wasp dragging Spider back to it's hole

For one day only this Cracking male Whinchat turned up

Woodlark perched up

Record photos of the Roseate Tern which turned up at Minsmere

Sutton Common

Cracking Mistle Thrush

Lovely male Stonechat

Gorgeous Yellow Wagtails 

A walk through woods at Sutton Hoo produced this cracking Nightingale singing his heart out

A Stoat dragging it's prey (Rabbit) back to his den at East Lane

Reed Bunting at East Lane

Another early morning visit to the Barn Owl

Common Red-legged Robberfly (Dioctria rufipes)
viciously killing another insect

Very showy Chiffchaff at Shingle Street

Cracking male and female Redstarts at undisclosed site

Treecreeper with a heavy load 

Cute Little Owl

Great to see these Cracking Turtle Doves back

The Glossy Ibis made a brief return to Hollesley RSPB on the 21st of May

Hairy Dragonfly's at Hollesley RSPB

Very noisy Reed Warbler at Walberswick

Boyton RSPB on a very dull and windy day

Sand Martin trying to take a rest

One of the two Garganey showing well