Reader wildlife pictures - take a look!

LOOK at these pictures telling the story of spring.

LOOK at these pictures telling the story of spring.

Three Evening Star readers have sent us these fascinating wildlife photographs showing new beginnings for birds in Suffolk.

Susan Telling, of Bentley, sent in the pictures of blackbirds in a nest in her back garden. Their progress was watched by herself, her husband David, and children Brook, 7, Caitlin, 5, and Fletcher, 5.

She said: “The blackbird had decided to build a nest only a couple of feet from the ground in a laurel bush.

“Luckily we don't have any neighbouring cats that wanted to scale the 6ft fence.

“Over the course of about two to three weeks we had a nest of eggs which quickly grew to a family of blackbirds.

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“My mother Pauline Agate came across the nest when we were cutting everything back in the garden. We had to reprotect the nest by putting everything back, trying not to disturb it.

“The birds have now all flown the nest but they do revisit. We called them all Sparky as we couldn't tell the difference between them.”

Peter Lenney, of Bridgwater Road, Ipswich, sent in the picture of a collared dove nesting in his satellite dish.

The birds are known for their monotonous cooing and are one of the most common birds in Britain, regularly perching on roofs and wires high up.

He said: “Luckily I can still get Sky Sports.”

The ducklings have been spotted in a garden at Gainsborough Road, Stowmarket, after waddling from the pond at the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre.

Kathleen Johnson-Cooper took the photograph.

She said: “I took this photo as I have never seen so many little ducklings that a mum duck had to deal with.

“She has 22 babies - I'm wondering if it's a record.

“She really is a lovely mum and she soon saw me off when I got too close!

“I have seen them wondering about almost every day lately.”

N Have you taken a wildlife photograph you would like us to print? Send it, along with your contact details, to suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

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