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Photographers go wild about Sudbury

PUBLISHED: 20:15 08 August 2018

A peregrine falcon. Picture: RON SMITH

A peregrine falcon. Picture: RON SMITH

Ron Smith

Talented photographers from the Enjoy Sudbury More Facebook group have been sharing stunning images, with many turning the spotlight on wildlife and nature.

Cowns and mute swans. Picture: MATT BYHAMCowns and mute swans. Picture: MATT BYHAM

Here is the first in a series of web galleries bringing together some of the photos from the group, together with more great pictures from Suffolk iWitness members. This time, the theme is the rich array of birds, animals, plants and nature around the area.

A kingfisher on Mill Pond wall. Picture: RON SMITHA kingfisher on Mill Pond wall. Picture: RON SMITH

Ron Smith has taken many striking photos of wildlife in and around Sudbury, with his latest images including a peregrine falcon, a kingfisher on Mill Pond wall, a bullfinch, and a hoverfly with markings similar to a hornet, which stopped by while Ron was picking blackberries. He also took a photo of wildflowers in Friars Meadow.

A view from Ballingdon Bridge. Picture: ALICIA KEMPA view from Ballingdon Bridge. Picture: ALICIA KEMP

The water meadows are well-known for their array of natural beauty, and feature in a photo by Matt Byham showing cows cooling down in the water, alongside some mute swans. Matt also shared a great photo of Ballingdon Meadow showing clouds reflected in the water, and a close-up of a grey wagtail.

A picture from a river trip from the Henny Swan to the Granary Sudbury. Picture: KAREN NAYLORA picture from a river trip from the Henny Swan to the Granary Sudbury. Picture: KAREN NAYLOR

Karen Naylor captured beautiful reflections of trees in the water on a river trip from the Henny Swan to the Granary, while Alicia Kemp shared a view from Ballingdon Bridge, including swans on the water.

A bullfinch. Picture: RON SMITHA bullfinch. Picture: RON SMITH

Members of the Suffolk iWitness group took part in a challenge to show what they love about Sudbury. The winning image came from Peter Bash, with a photo of cattle on the water meadows, a subject which also inspired Pamela Bidwell.

Reflections looking at Ballingdon Bridge. Picture: MATT BYHAMReflections looking at Ballingdon Bridge. Picture: MATT BYHAM

Peter Wiles sent in a picture of swans on the Stour.

Grey wagtail. Picture: MATT BYHAMGrey wagtail. Picture: MATT BYHAM

If you would like to see more great photographs from around the town and share your own, join our Enjoy Sudbury More Facebook group.

Friars Meadow, Sudbury. Picture: RON SMITHFriars Meadow, Sudbury. Picture: RON SMITH

This hoverfly looking like a hornet landed nearby during blackberry picking. Picture: RON SMITHThis hoverfly looking like a hornet landed nearby during blackberry picking. Picture: RON SMITH

Cattle on the water meadow Picture: PETER BASHCattle on the water meadow Picture: PETER BASH

Swans on the Stour Picture: PETER WILESSwans on the Stour Picture: PETER WILES

Cattle graze on Sudbury water meadows before the heatwave Picture: PAMELA BIDWELLCattle graze on Sudbury water meadows before the heatwave Picture: PAMELA BIDWELL

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