Thursday, June 27, 2019

Bromeswell Green

We were just going to go for a coffee this morning, at one of our favourite little cafes we like to visit, which is within a small garden nursery not far from us.  Before we set off, I remembered that not far from there, there was a little Suffolk Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve called Bromeswell Green which was in same village as the nursery called.. well.. Bromeswell.   It's only 8.1 miles from us and yet again, we had never visited.

On the Trust's website it describes Bromeswell Green as -
Small but charming. A circular pedestrian trail round the reserve of 7 hectares, finishing with a short section of walk on a minor road back to the car park. There is kissing gate access to a fenced wildflower meadow area. There is a possibility of grazing animals.





Not far into the trail we heard some beautiful birdsong which was coming from nearby trees.  We stood still for a moment to listen and then there was a flutter of several pairs of wings.  One little bird appeared on a nearby branch and I was able to get a couple of photos of it.  Then we spotted another bird in the tree behind.. so I quickly snapped a photo of that one too.  Looking at the photos on the camera I thought at first that they were Whitethroats, one of them being a juvenile.. but then I realized that the top of the head colour was wrong.. so upon googling I found that I had actually took photos of a juvenile Blackcap and a female Blackcap with her chestnut coloured cap.

Young Blackcap

The same young Blackcap

Blackcap - Female

We came to the fenced off meadow area and we were about to go through the gate but then we spotted some little faces peering at us, huddle in the corner.. we didn't want to frighten them any more so we decided to give the meadow area a miss.



Although this nature reserve was only small, it was a delight to walk round.. 


There were several bird boxes on the trees


Red Admiral

Red Campion

Speckled Wood

another Speckled Wood











When we returned to the car park we noticed that a flattened walkway had been made, through the grass and reeds, to the River Deben.. so of course we had to go and have a look as it did say on the board that you might be able to spot a Kingfisher.. a bird I love but had never seen in real life.  But unfortunately we weren't lucky this time... One day I will get to see one.

The River Deben

The River Deben




12 comments:

  1. A lovely place and fantastic to see the young Blackcaps!

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    1. It was Pam.. so glad I managed to get a photo of them.

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  2. Hello! Hope you are OK. ( hope I'm right in saying welcome back!) I am now many miles from Suffolk coast in Mid Suffolk. On my own now but enjoying my garden and growing food just like at the smallholding. And still loving nature too - I have orchids here!

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    1. Hi Sue.. yes it is me. Sorry to hear you're on your own now. Lovely to 'see' you again, I'll have to pop over to your blog.

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  3. I enjoyed your photographs …

    All the best Jan

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  4. What a great little place, I do hope you go back again throughout the year to see what else you can find. Stunning photos too, nice to see the butterflies.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thank you Amanda.. yes I'm sure we'll return as it's not far from us.. and I do like to see what else we can spot at different times of the year. xx

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  5. Hi Julie,
    What a delightful place to visit, it only covers a small area but looks very promising for the future and being that close to home.
    Super images of the Blackcap both juvenile and female, and the butterflies are always so good to see.
    All the best,
    John
    Return visit after your visit to my post.

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    1. Thank you for the return visit John. It was a super little place. Thank you, I was so glad that one of the juveniles appeared from amongst the leaves and then to spot the female too, a bonus.

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  6. I love these little patches of nature - long may they survive in their greenness!

    Stewart M - (finally back in) Melbourne

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    1. I do too Stewart.. and yes, long may they survive!

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