Books and reports

The following books and reports are some that I have found useful in order to learn about the birds and wildlife in Holywells Park both in a historical context and up to present day.


The Birds of Suffolk by W H Payn 2nd edition, published by Ancient House Publishing,

The Birds of Suffolk by Steve Piotrowski, published by Helm,

Suffolk Bird Reports (1980- 2011) published by the Suffolk Naturalists Society in collaboration with the Suffolk Ornithologists Group (SOG)

The Harrier- Suffolk Ornithologists Group (SOG) quarterly bulletin

Birds at Holywells by Ray Waters published by Ipswich Borough Council

The Wood Duck and the Mandarin by Lawton L Shurleff and Christopher Savage

Collins Bird Guide (2nd Edition) by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterstrom and Peter J Grant.

Above- Grey Heron, photo by Parrish Colman


The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland by Jeremy Thomas, and Richard Lewington,

Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland by Richard Lewington,

Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by Martin Townsend, Paul Waring, and Richard Lewington,

Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland by Steve Brooks, and Richard Lewington,

Britain’s Dragonflies: A Comprehensive Photographic Guide to All 57 Species of Britain and Ireland (Britains Wildlife) by Dave Smallshire, and Andy Swash

Insects of Britain and Western Europe by Michael Chinery

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