Highlights of Recent Lockdown Walks in Suffolk

Still wandering the local paths and country roads in an approximate 3 mile circle of our house, the nice solid frozen footpaths have gone back to mud so doing more road work, but there is still plenty to see. The photos of Hares, Roe Deer, Tree Creeper, Yellowhammer, Fieldfares, Goldcrest and Kestrel were all taken standing by the side of the road.

These first 4 were all taken just behind where I live.

The rest were taken right by the side of the road, the Tree Creeper, Goldcrest  and Kestrel were very close and obliging, the rest especially the Hares and Deer were a long way off as you might expect. One particular road is very good for views of Hares and we have seen up to 11 in one field.

Can you spot the extras in the Deer Pics and see the colour variation in one of the Fieldfares?

Good luck on your trips out and take care.


  • I'm blown away by these, Trevor, you don't appreciate the detail until you zoom in, particularly like the Goldcrest nibbling, and the Fieldfare on the earth, and I never knew deer ate pigeons!! Also, you captured some stunning light!

  • Great photos, especially the Fieldfare and Hare. I rarely see Hare these days, let alone 11 in one go. We're getting a lot of Goldcrests on here lately, despite they are notoriously jittery, especially in front of a camera!


    Nige   Flickr

  • Great set of photos Trevor, love the winter thrush and the hare but all the rest too !!


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    I'm particularly pleased with the Goldcrests, you should see the number of near misses and complete failures I've had with them in the past .
  • In reply to Nigel O:

    That Goldcrest was as jittery as normal but at least it stopped hiding in the shadows and posed (very briefly) in the sun for once.
  • Lovely photos Trevor, especially the Goldcrest and Fieldfare, but loved the Hares too in the snowy fields, o'h and mustn't forget the Yellowhammers.

    Lot to learn

  • Hi Everybody,
    I've noticed when viewing the photos that I've posted if I just expand the picture they look blurry, to see them in full detail you need to click on the Zoom function. Apologies to the many, if not all of you who realise this, I hadn't.
  • A lovely day out you had and what stunning photos you have taken. The detail is amazing when you Zoom! The Kestrel, Fieldfare and Goldcrest (If I had to pick) are ones that stand out for me. I like ther extra visitors with the deer. Percy pheasant was brave being near to those, mind you he probably wasn't all that near, when close up. It is amazing how a photo changes with the different light and colour.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Fabulous photos Trevor, and it looked a good day out.

    I can't wait for lockdown restrictions to ease to get out again....


    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    I'm looking forward to some easing so I can at least get near the coast to see different birds in the marshes, reedbeds and mudflats.