A Crane flew north over Roydon Road, Diss mid afternoon on 26th February and a Great White Egret flew over Oulton Marshes, 4 March. Little Egrets were noted at Oulton Marshes (two), Haddiscoe Island, Harleston Marshes and Lopham Fen, 26 February and Carlton Marshes (two) and Outney Common, Bungay the following day.

Rough-legged Buzzard and five Short-eared Owls were recorded at Haddiscoe Island, 28 February. A Red Kite flew over Oulton, 27 February, two Peregrines flew north at St Olaves, 2 March and Marsh Harriers were noted at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (five), 26 February, Carlton Marshes, 2 March and Lopham Fen (two), 4 March. A Short-eared Owl was hunting at Oulton Marshes, 3 March, while Barn Owls were seen at Carlton Marshes (four) and Oulton Marshes, 2 March.

A Water Pipit was seen at Carlton Marshes, five Bramblings at Ellough and two Nuthatches at Outney Common, Bungay, 27 February. Grey Wagtails were noted at Worlingham, 26 February, Barnby, 1 March and Camps Heath, Oulton, 2 March; Stonechats at Haddiscoe Island (four) and Oulton Marshes, 26 February and Carlton Marshes (four), 4 March; Bearded Tits at Lopham Fen and Oulton Marshes, 26 February and Cetti’s Warblers at Oulton Marshes, 26 February and Carlton Marshes, 2 March. A flock of 100 Fieldfares was present at Worlingham Marshes, 26 February and 930 Redwings flew low south-east over Carlton Marshes, 27 February.

Waders included a Common Sandpiper at Oulton Marshes, 26 February, Green Sandpipers at Harleston Marshes, 26 February and Worlingham, 27 February and 360 Golden Plovers at Ellough Airfield, 27 February, while at Carlton Marshes a Woodcock was noted on 2 March and a Redshank on 4 March.

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