Sunday, 8 January 2017

Waxwings near Woodbridge

© David Gill

© David Gill
We spotted a number of Waxwings near Woodbridge this afternoon. The light was fading.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Digger Wasp at Sutton Hoo

Digger Wasp at Sutton Hoo from David Gill on Vimeo.

We observed this Digger Wasp making a nest on the estate at NT Sutton Hoo.

For more on the Digger Wasps at Sutton Hoo see Caroline Gill's Wild and Wonderful.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Bittern at Minsmere

© David Gill
© David Gill
© David Gill

© David Gill

© David Gill
One of the bitterns was showing well at RSPB Minsmere this weekend. I wasn't quite fast enough to catch it during flight.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Minsmere: Water Vole

© David Gill

This water vole was enjoying a quiet nibble of reeds at Minsmere at the weekend.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

BBC Springwatch at Minsmere

© David Gill

The new BBC Springwatch "Studio" overlooking the RSPB Reserve at Minsmere was a hive of activity. There was a little bit of filming on the balcony (with Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan) that overlooks the extensive reed beds. We look forward to what the programme will share. We can probably expect bitterns, marsh harriers, marsh tits, avocets, sand martins ... and ...

© David Gill


Sunday, 18 May 2014

Minsmere in May

Damselfly at Minsemere © David Gill

We visited Minsmere at the weekend. There were a few dragonflies around and one large red damselfly  at the pond (which we also had at home). The sand martins were very active in their "cliff". And a bittern even landed in the reeds by the sluice. (For bitterns from last year.)

© David Gill

© David Gill


And there was plenty of evidence of activity in preparation for BBC Springwatch ... read more here.