Let the drawing commence

Let the drawing commence

A few months ago I was out with my 5-year-old twins and my daughter announced to someone she met that her daddy was artist. Now this is a nice thought, and would probably be over playing it a bit that I could be considered an artist. Either way it was really rather embarrassing as I […]

Common (fence) lizards

Common (fence) lizards

I personally know very little about Lizards but after a tip-off by my colleague and the author of the blog 27Butterflies I was at least able to photograph 7 common Lizards that were sunning themselves on one section of fence at the edge of Millennium green in Halesworth. I’m lead to believe that these lizards […]

Shrikes, Stints and missed Wrynecks

Shrikes, Stints and missed Wrynecks

Whilst on leave I managed to get a full days birding in on the coast. I started the day by heading out to Winterton-on-sea. Primarily in search of the Red-Backed Shrike that I had heard about. It had been there for a few days but there was no mention of it in the morning but […]

Thompson common

Thompson common

I was trying to think of something exciting to call this post, but to be honest if you have ever been to Thompson Common then you know there is no need to call it anything else, the name should conjure up enough excitement anyway! I visited Thompson back in June and fell in love with […]

Birding up north

Birding up north

Whilst on a recent family visit to the North, I ventured out for a day of birding. First port of call was Pennington Flash near Leigh. It boast to be ‘one of the premier bird watching sites in the North West’ so surely it had to be worth a visit. We called in at the […]

I suppose its in the name!

I suppose its in the name!

Over the last few days it seems like whichever piece of water I look at there has been a Common Darter (Sympetrum striatum) showing. I have seen them at various stages of maturity, showing a varied array of colours, from the vibrant red of the mature male, through to the yellow/gold of the immature male […]

Common darters and Emeralds a plenty

Common darters and Emeralds a plenty

After the excitement of the Hawker migration and still asking myself lots of questions that I don’t know the answers to, I wondered if the day before was going to be it for the dragonflies on our lunchtime strolls. The Migrant Hawkers seemed to have moved on with only few that were still buzzing around […]

Migrant Hawkers take to the air. But why?

Migrant Hawkers take to the air. But why?

Whilst sitting in the office it became very noticeable that there were many Dragonflies around Halesworth. I saw several fly past the office window and then one very kindly perched on the light outside our office enabling me to get some pictures. I then went off on our daily lunchtime walk to Millennium green. We […]

Millennium Green: Slow start but comes up trumps

Millennium Green: Slow start but comes up trumps

Early on in the year I said to myself I would endeavour to take a walk in my lunch hour and ensure that I didn’t sit at my desk every lunchtime. Near to the office in Halesworth is an area called Millennium Green and this was the obvious place to head out to. I was […]

Norfolk Dragon invades Suffolk

Norfolk Dragon invades Suffolk

Millennium Green came up trumps again today. Whilst on our almost daily walk, Scott Guiver (creator and writer of the blog 27butterflies) and I came across the wonderful Norfolk Hawkers patrolling the reeds. These have got to have been the most aggressive dragonflies I have noticed the behaviour of so far. I noted that at […]