WBC Sightings

10 to 16 March 2019

The male Green-winged Teal at Herringfleet Marshes remained all week, while eight Goosanders were seen at Carlton Marshes, 14 March.

A Cattle Egret roosted at Carlton Marshes on the evening of 10 March, while Little Egrets were reported at Carlton Marshes (21), 14 March and Herringfleet Marshes (six), 16 March.

A very impressive count of 27 Water Pipits was made at Herringfleet Marshes, 10 March, while high counts of Pied Wagtails included 36 at Herringfleet Marshes, 11 March and 65 at Lopham Fen, 16 March. A Lesser Redpoll was recorded at St Olaves, 10 March, two Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes, 11 March, a Brambling at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 12 March and three Grey Wagtails at Beccles Common, 13 March. Cetti’s Warblers were noted at Carlton Marshes and Herringfleet Marshes, 11 March and Lopham Fen (three), 15 March.

A Peregrine was seen at Herringfleet Marshes, 16 March. Hen Harriers were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 15 March and Lopham Fen, 16 March; Red Kites at Herringfleet Hills, 11 March, Carlton Marshes, 14 March, St Olaves, 15 March and Brooke and Gillingham, 16 March; Marsh Harriers at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (six), 11 March and Carlton Marshes (four), Lopham Fen (two) and Somerleyton Marshes, 15 March; Short-eared Owls at Haddiscoe Island, 10 March and Carlton Marshes, 11 March and Barn Owls at Lopham Fen, Somerleyton and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 11 March and Carlton Marshes (two), 16 March.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Redshanks, 15 March and two Dunlin, 16 March. A Green Sandpiper was again present by Beccles southern relief road and two Woodcock were seen at Lopham Fen, 11 March and six Redshanks were present at Herringfleet Marshes, 16 March.


Green-winged Teal 3