Bird Sightings 2017

 

16 to 22 July 2017

16 to 22 July 2017

Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Burgh Castle (ten) and Carlton Marshes and two nesting pairs of Spotted Flycatchers at Beccles, 20 July. A juvenile Cuckoo was seen at Carlton Marshes, 22 July, with a Grasshopper Warbler and a Kingfisher noted at the same site on 18 July.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 16 July, a Greenshank, three Black-tailed Godwits and six Green Sandpipers, 20 July, two Wood Sandpipers, 21 July and three Common Sandpipers, two Curlews, two Dunlins and four Redshanks, Carlton Marshes, 22 July. Elsewhere, five Green Sandpipers were present at Earsham GP, 17 July and calling Whimbrels flew over Bungay, 18 July and Oulton, 22 July.

Hobbies were reported from St James South Elmham, 17 July, Carlton Marshes (two), 20 July, Somerleyton, 21 July and Diss (two), 22 July, with three Barn Owls noted at Carlton Marshes, 20 July.

Finally, three Little Egrets were present at Carlton Marshes, 18 July.

 

9 to 15 July 2017

9 to 15 July 2017

Single Hobbies were seen at Carlton Marshes, 9 July, Worlingham Marshes, 10 July, Beccles Marshes, 11 July, Somerleyton Marshes, 14 July and Flixton GP and Redgrave Fen, 15 July. Barn Owls were noted at Carlton Marshes and Wortwell, 9 July, Worlingham Marshes, 10 July and Mettingham (three) and Outney Common, Bungay, 15 July.

Waders at Flixton GP included a Ringed Plover, two Common Sandpipers and eight Green Sandpipers, 9 July, while three Redshanks were noted at Carlton Marshes, 10 July and a Whimbrel flew over Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 12 July. Little Egrets were present at Carlton Marshes (two), 9 July and Redgrave Fen the following day.

Spotted Flycatchers were recorded at Beccles Common (two), 13 July and Mettingham (two), 15 July. A juvenile Cuckoo was seen at Carlton Marshes, 12 July, Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes (six), 14 July and Carlton Marshes, 15 July and a Kingfisher at Redgrave Fen, 15 July.

 

2 to 8 July 2017

2 to 8 July 2017

A Spoonbill flew high north-east over Castle Marsh, North Cove, 5 July and three Little Egrets were present at Carlton Marshes, 8 July.

A Spotted Flycatcher was seen at Beccles, 2 July and a pair was feeding three young in a club member’s garden at St James South Elmham, 5 July. A Grasshopper Warbler was noted at Carlton Marshes, 2 July, two Cuckoos at Carlton Marshes, 3 July, a Kingfisher at Oulton Marshes, 4 July and two unseasonable Siskins at Ditchingham and two Bearded Tits at Carlton Marshes, 8 July. Cetti’s Warblers were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 3 July and Oulton Marshes, 4 July and Stonechats at Lopham Fen (adult and two juveniles) and Oulton Marshes, 4 July.

Hobbies were seen at Belton and Carlton Marshes, 2 July, Red Kites at Billingford, 2 July and Ellingham, 3 July and Barn Owls at Lopham Fen and St James South Elmham, 4 July and Carlton Marshes (three), 6 July.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Black-tailed Godwits and two Redshanks, 3 July, three Green Sandpipers, 5 July and a Ruff, 6 July.

Photo of Spoonbill © Jon Evans

25 June to 1 July 2017

25 June to 1 July 2017

A male Red-backed Shrike was present at Burgh Castle Marshes, 25 and 26 June. Two Turtle Doves were seen at Weybread GP and a Grey Wagtail at nearby Weybread Mill, 25 June and two Cetti’s Warblers at Burgh Castle, 26 June. Spotted Flycatchers were recorded at Weybread Mill (two), 25 June and Beccles Common, 28 June, Cuckoos at Carlton Marshes (two), 25 June and Oulton Marshes, 26 June and Kingfishers at Weybread Mill, 25 June and Earsham, 28 June.

A Red Kite and a Hobby were seen at Earsham, 28 June, while five Hobbies were hunting at Carlton Marshes, 26 June. Barn Owls were reported from Carlton Marshes (two), 29 June and Flixton (near Bungay), 1 July.

Notable waders included two Curlews at Burgh Castle, 26 June, two Green Sandpipers at Earsham, 28 June and four Black-tailed Godwits and a Curlew at Carlton Marshes, 29 June. Finally, Little Egrets were seen at Weybread, 25 June, Redgrave Fen, 26 June, Earsham (five), 28 June and Carlton Marshes (three), 29 June.

Photo of Red-backed Shrike © Jon Evans

 

18 to 24 June 2017

18 to 24 June 2017

A Turtle Dove was seen at St James South Elmham, 21 June, a Spotted Flycatcher at Beccles Common, 24 June and two Yellow Wagtails at Carlton Marshes, 18 June. Cuckoos were noted at Lopham Fen, 21 June, Carlton Marshes (three), 22 June and North Cove, 24 June, Grasshopper Warblers at Oulton Marshes (two), 18 June and Carlton Marshes (two), 21 June and Cetti’s Warblers at Oulton Marshes, 18 June and Carlton Marshes (three), 20 June.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Curlew and four Redshanks, 20 June and two Spotted Redshanks and 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 22 June. A Redshank was noted at Oulton Marshes, 18 June and a Green Sandpiper at Flixton GP, 24 June. A Bittern flew high east over Peto’s Marsh, Carlton Colville, 20 June and three Little Egrets were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 19 June.

Hobbies were seen at Oulton Marshes, 21 June, Carlton Marshes and Waveney Forest, Fritton, 23 June and Bressingham, 24 June, Red Kites at Carlton Marshes, 22 June and Beccles and Waveney Forest, 23 June and Herringfleet Marshes, 24 June and a Peregrine at Flixton GP, 24 June. Barn Owls were reported from Oulton Marshes (three), Belton Marshes and Lopham Fen, 18 June and Carlton Marshes (two), 20 June.

Photo of Turtle Dove © Jon Evans

 

11 to 17 June 2017

11 to 17 June 2017

Hobbies were seen at Carlton Marshes, 12 June, Oulton Marshes, 14 June and Lopham Fen (two), 15 June. Red Kites were recorded at Beccles and Oulton Marshes/Carlton Marshes/Barnby, 14 June and Geldeston and Somerleyton, 17 June and a Peregrine was perched on St Mary’s Church tower, Bungay, 13 June. Barn Owls were noted at Carlton Marshes (three), 12 June, Gillingham Marshes, 15 June, Oulton Marshes, 16 June and St James South Elmham, 17 June.

A Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and three Spotted Flycatchers were seen at St James South Elmham, 15 June. Two Yellow Wagtails were noted at Carlton Marshes, 12 June and three Bearded Tits and a Kingfisher at Lopham Fen, 15 June. Cuckoos were recorded at Carlton Marshes (two), 12 June and Lopham Fen, 15 June and Cetti’s Warblers at Carlton Marshes (two), 12 June and Herringfleet Marshes, 17 June.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included three Redshanks, 12 June and a Spotted Redshank, 11 Black-tailed Godwits and two Green Sandpipers, 15 June. Finally, two Little Egrets were present at Redgrave Fen, 14 June.

 

4 to 10 June 2017

4 to 10 June 2017

Spotted Flycatchers were seen at Worlingham Marshes, 8 June and Beccles Common (two), 10 June. A Yellow Wagtail was recorded at Carlton Marshes, 4 June and a Grey Wagtail at Worlingham Marshes, 8 June. Cuckoos were noted at Carlton Marshes (four), Lopham Fen and Oulton Marshes, 4 June; Grasshopper Warblers at Oulton Marshes, 4 June and Carlton Marshes, 9 June; Cetti’s Warblers at Herringfleet Marshes (two), Lopham Fen (two) and Oulton Marshes, 4 June, Carlton Marshes (five), 9 June and Somerleyton Marshes, 10 June and Bearded Tits at Lopham Fen (two) and Herringfleet Marshes, 4 June.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included 25 Black-tailed Godwits and five Redshanks, 4 June and a Green Sandpiper, 10 June, while two Avocets and a Redshank were present at nearby Oulton Marshes, 4 June. A Little Egret was noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 4 June.

Hobbies were recorded at Lopham Fen (two), Carlton Marshes and St Olaves, 4 June and Worlingham Marshes, 8 June, Red Kites flew over Beccles, 4 June and Billingford, 10 June and Barn Owls were noted at Lopham Fen and Oulton Marshes, 4 June and Carlton Marshes (three), 9 June.

Photo of Spotted Flycatcher © Jon Evans

28 May to 3 June 2017

28 May to 3 June 2017

A first-summer Night Heron was seen in flight at Carlton Marshes during the evening of 31 May, with a Cattle Egret briefly present on the scrape at the same site on the previous day and two Spoonbills present there on 3 June, while Little Egrets were noted at Oulton Marshes, 28 May and Carlton Marshes (two), 30 May. A pair of Garganey was also present at Carlton Marshes on 30 May.

A Turtle Dove was seen at Wortham, 30 May and a pair of Spotted Flycatchers at Brockdish, 2 June. Eight Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Burgh Castle, 1 June and two Bearded Tits at Lopham Fen, 2 June. Cuckoos were noted at Oulton Marshes, 28 May, St Olaves, 1 June and Carlton Marshes (three) and Lopham Fen (three), 2 June and Cetti’s Warbler at Oulton Marshes, 28 May,12 were singing along the river between Beccles and Burgh St Peter, 29 May, Carlton Marshes (two), 1 June and Lopham Fen, 2 June.

Single Red Kites flew over Beccles Common, 30 May and Thorpe Abbotts, 2 June and a Hobby was hunting at Carlton Marshes, 1 June. Barn Owls were noted at Oulton Marshes, 28 May and Carlton Marshes, 1 June.

 

21 to 27 May 2017

21 to 27 May 2017

A Ring Ouzel was seen at Lopham Fen, 24 May. Turtle Doves were recorded at Thorpe Abbotts and Weybread GP, 24 May and Spotted Flycatchers at Beccles Common (two), 22 May and Worlingham Sewage Works, 27 May. Two Yellow Wagtails were seen at Carlton Marshes, 21 May and Grey Wagtails at Somerleyton Hall (two), 21 May and Weybread Mill (two), 24 May. Cuckoos were noted at St Olaves, 21 May and Carlton Marshes (four), Lopham Fen (three) and Oulton Marshes, 24 May; Grasshopper Warblers at Lopham Fen, 24 May and Carlton Marshes (two), 26 May; Cetti’s Warblers at Lopham Fen (two), Blundeston Marshes, Burgh Castle and Somerleyton Marshes, 21 May, Oulton Marshes (two) and Carlton Marshes, 24 May and Worlingham Marshes, 26 May and Bearded Tits at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 22 May, Oulton Marshes (two), 24 May and Lopham Fen (two), 25 May. A pair of Stonechats was feeding young at Carlton Marshes, 22 May and a second pair has bred at Oulton Marshes this spring.

A Spoonbill was present at Carlton Marshes, 27 May and a Little Egret, was noted at the same site on 25 May.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included seven Ringed Plovers, 22 May, a Wood Sandpiper and 35 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 May and a Dunlin, 27 May, while two Avocets were seen at Burgh Castle, 21 May.

Hobbies were recorded at Somerleyton (two), Carlton Marshes, Redenhall and St Olaves, 21 May, Beccles, 22 May, Lopham Fen (two), 24 May and Oulton Marshes (two), 26 May. A Red Kite and five Buzzards flew over Carlton Marshes, 21 May, while Barn Owls were reported from Carlton Marshes, 24 May and Lopham Fen (two), 25 May.

Photo of Ring Ouzel © Jon Evans

14 to 20 May 2017

14 to 20 May 2017

A Spotted Flycatcher was seen at Carlton Marshes, 15 May and a Grasshopper Warbler was heard at the same site on 17 May. Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Oulton Marshes (two), 14 May, Carlton Marshes (two), 15 May and Burgh Castle, 16 May; Cuckoos at Lopham Fen (three), 14 May, Carlton Marshes (four), 19 May and Herringfleet Marshes (two), Geldeston Marshes and St Olaves, 20 May; Bearded Tits at Burgh Castle, 19 May and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 20 May and Cetti’s Warblers at Lopham Fen and Oulton Marshes, 14 May, Carlton Marshes (four) and Burgh Castle, 19 May and Herringfleet Marshes (three) and Geldeston Marshes, 20 May. Two Stonechats were noted at Carlton Marshes and a Kingfisher at Somerleyton Marshes, 20 May.

Hobbies were seen at Redgrave Fen (five), 15 May and Carlton Marshes (three), 20 May. A Peregrine was roosting on St Mary’s Church tower, Bungay, 16 May and two Red Kites flew over Beccles, 18 May. Barn Owls were reported from Carlton Marshes (three) and Burgh Castle, 19 May and Redenhall, 20 May.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Whimbrels, 15 May, a Wood Sandpiper, a Greenshank and a Little Ringed Plover, 16 May, an Avocet and six Redshanks, 19 May and 26 Black-tailed Godwits, 20 May, while at Burgh Castle, seven Whimbrels, seven Avocets and two Greenshanks were present on 15 May and a Curlew on 20 May.

A White Stork, presumably of captive origin, flew over Redenhall on 16 May. Finally, Little Egrets were noted at Lopham Fen, 14 May, Carlton Marshes, 16 May and Burgh Castle (five) and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 20 May.

Photo of Spotted Flycatcher © Jon Evans

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