WBC Sightings

12 to 18 January 2020

The two long-staying first-winter Great Northern Divers at No.1 Pit, Weybread were present throughout the week.

Notable wildfowl included 30 White-fronted Geese and 700 Pink-footed Geese at Haddiscoe Island, eight White-fronted Geese and 15 Pink-footed Geese at Carlton Marshes and 450 Pink-footed Geese at Oulton Marshes, 18 January. Two Pintail were also present at Carlton Marshes, 18 January.

Two Great White Egrets roosted at Carlton Marshes on 18 January, with one on 12 January, while one was also seen at Haddiscoe Island, 18 January. Little Egrets were seen at Carlton Marshes (25), Homersfield, Outney Common, Bungay and Weybread GP, 12 January.

Water Pipits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (ten), 14 January and Carlton Marshes (two), 18 January, Grey Wagtails at Homersfield, 12 January and Beccles, 14 January and Stonechats at Carlton Marshes (four), Oulton Marshes (two) and Blundeston Marshes, 18 January. A Kingfisher was noted at Weybread GP, 12 January, a Chiffchaff at Beccles, 14 January, a Cettiā€™s Warbler at Redgrave Fen, 15 January and two Bearded Tits at Carlton Marshes, 18 January.

A Red Kite was seen at Waveney Forest, Fritton, 18 January, with Marsh Harriers reported from Lopham Fen, 15 January and Carlton Marshes (four), 18 January and Barn Owls from Beccles Marshes, 14 January, Lopham Fen, 15 January and Carlton Marshes, 18 January.

Finally, a Greenshank and three Redshanks were noted at Carlton Marshes, 18 January.


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