WBC Sightings

10 to 16 September 2017

A juvenile Honey Buzzard was seen at Carlton and Oulton Marshes early morning on 12 September. Also at Carlton Marshes, a Hobby was noted on 10 September, three Marsh Harriers on 12 September and a Barn Owl on 13 September. Single Hobbies were also seen at Beccles and Herringfleet, 14 September.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Snipe, 15 September and a Ringed Plover and eight Dunlin, 16 September. Elsewhere, a Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper were present at Redgrave Fen, 11 September and a Green Sandpiper at Oulton Marshes, 14 September.

A Wheatear was seen at Oulton Marshes, 12 September. Late-staying summer visitors included a Whitethroat at Worlingham, 10 September, a Swift at Carlton Marshes, 12 September, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler at Carlton Marshes, 15 September and a Willow Warbler, also at Carlton Marshes, 16 September. A Grey Wagtail was seen at Diss Mere, 16 September and Bearded Tits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 14 September, Carlton Marshes (12), 15 September and Lopham Fen (two), 16 September and Cettiā€™s Warblers at Herringfleet Marshes, 14 September, Somerleyton Marshes, 15 September and Lopham Fen (two) and Redgrave Fen, 16 September. A Kingfisher was noted at Carlton Marshes, 15 September.

Bitterns were seen at Oulton Marshes, 12 September and Carlton Marshes, 16 September, while Little Egrets were reported from Herringfleet Marshes, 14 September and Carlton Marshes (two) and Redgrave Fen, 16 September.

A group of six Pink-footed Geese flew over Carlton Marshes, 16 September.

Finally, the corpse of a freshly dead Manx Shearwater was found on a road at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 14 September.


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