WBC Sightings

1 to 7 September 2019

Waders at Herringfleet Marshes included three Wood Sandpipers, two Ruffs, 12 Green Sandpipers and 35 Snipe, 1 September and a Spotted Redshank and a Common Sandpiper, 6 September, while at Carlton Marshes, four Greenshanks, a Common Sandpiper and two Green Sandpipers were present on 1 September and ten Black-tailed Godwits on 7 September. At Lopham Fen, six Greenshanks and two Green Sandpipers were noted on 1 September.

Passerines at Carlton Marshes included two Swifts, 6 September and two Wheatears and a Reed Warbler, 7 September. Yellow Wagtails were noted at Herringfleet Marshes (three), 1 September and Burgh Castle (65 roosted), 4 September and a Kingfisher was seen at Herringfleet Marshes, 6 September.

Hobbies were present at Carlton Marshes (two), 1 September, Somerleyton, 4 September, Herringfleet, 5 September, Beccles, 6 September and Lopham Fen, 7 September, while five Buzzards were noted at Carlton Marshes, 1 September. Also at Carlton Marshes, a Short-eared Owl and a Barn Owl were seen on 4 September.

A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was recorded at Carlton Marshes, 1 September, while Little Egrets were reported from Lopham Fen (17), Carlton Marshes (two) and Herringfleet Marshes (two) on the same day.


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