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WBC Sightings

12 to 18 February 2017

A flock of 21 Waxwings was seen off Beccles Road, Bungay, 16 and 17 February. A Black Redstart was recorded along Top Road, Ilketshall St Lawrence, 16 February, a Grey Wagtail at Herringfleet Marshes, 17 February and four Crossbills at Waveney Forest, Fritton, 18 February. Bramblings were noted at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (eight), 12 February, Worlingham (two), 13 February and St Olaves (two), 18 February; Stonechats at Oulton Marshes and Worlingham, 14 February and Carlton Marshes (three), 15 February; Bearded Tits at Haddiscoe Marshes (five), 12 February, Lopham Fen, 13 February and Herringfleet Marshes (four) and Oulton Marshes, 17 February; Cetti’s Warblers at Redgrave Fen, 14 February, Carlton Marshes (two), 16 February and Herringfleet Marshes, 17 February and Kingfishers at Carlton Marshes, 13 February and Redgrave Fen, 14 February.

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Rough-legged Buzzard, 15 February, three Marsh Harriers and three Short-eared Owls, 16 February, a male and a ringtail Hen Harrier and a Peregrine, 17 February and three Barn Owls, 18 February. Elsewhere, Marsh Harriers were noted at Carlton Marshes and Lopham Fen, 16 February and Herringfleet Marshes, 17 February, five Short-eared Owls were hunting at Oulton Marshes, 17 February and Barn Owls were reported from Carlton Marshes, 12 February and Herringfleet Marshes (two) and Oulton Marshes, 17 February.

A first-winter Glaucous Gull was seen along the river at Burgh Castle, 18 February. A Whooper Swan and 170 Tufted Ducks were noted at Earsham, 15 February and four White-fronted Geese and 1000 Pink-footed Geese at Haddiscoe Island, 16 February.

Three Redshanks were present at Carlton Marshes, 12 February and a Green Sandpiper and 700 Lapwings at Earsham, 15 February. Woodcock were noted at Oulton Marshes, 15 February and Waveney Forest (two), 18 February. Finally, Little Egrets were recorded at Burgh St Peter and Lopham Fen, 13 February, Beccles Marshes, 16 February, Haddiscoe Island (two) and Herringfleet Marshes, 17 February and Carlton Marshes (three), 18 February.

Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans

 

Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans