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WBC Sightings

10 to 16 February 2019

A Great White Egret was seen at Somerleyton Marshes, 13 February, while Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (three) and Oulton Marshes (two), 11 February and Haddiscoe Island, 14 February.

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Merlin, 10 February, a Peregrine, 13 February and a Rough-legged Buzzard, a ringtail Hen Harrier, four Marsh Harriers, six Short-eared Owls and a Barn Owl, 14 February. Elsewhere, a Red Kite was seen at Carlton Marshes, 11 February, a Hen Harrier at Lopham Fen, 10 February, Marsh Harriers at Carlton Marshes (seven), 11 February, Somerleyton Marshes, 13 February and Lopham Fen, 15 February and Barn Owls at Lopham Fen, 10 February, Oulton Marshes, 11 February and Carlton Marshes (three), 12 February.

Notable waders included a Jack Snipe and two Woodcock at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 13 February, 35 Curlews at Haddiscoe Island, 14 February and 12 Ruff and 50 Snipe at Herringfleet Marshes, 15 February

Counts of wildfowl included of 220 Wigeon at Oulton Marshes, 11 February, 12 White-fronted Geese at Haddiscoe Island, 13 February and 10,000 Pink-footed Geese at the same site the following day and 160 Teal at Herringfleet Marshes, 15 February.

A Cetti’s Warbler was noted at Carlton Marshes, 11 February, a male Blackcap at Beccles, 12 February, a Bearded Tit at Haddiscoe Island, 13 February and a Kingfisher at Carlton Marshes, 16 February. Stonechats were recorded at Carlton Marshes (two), 11 February, Oulton Marshes (two), 13 February and Haddiscoe Island (two), 14 February.

 

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