WBC Sightings

12 to 18 May 2019

The singing Savi’s Warbler remained at Carlton Marshes all week and a Wood Warbler was present at Caldecott Hall Golf Course, Fritton, 14 May. A White Wagtail was seen at Herringfleet Marshes and nine Wheatears at Carlton Marshes, 12 May. Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 16 May and Carlton Marshes (six), 18 May; Cuckoos at Beccles, Oulton Marshes and Weybread, 12 May, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 14 May, Carlton Marshes (two), 16 May, Worlingham Marshes (two), 17 May and Lopham Fen (two), Blundeston Marshes, Herringfleet Marshes and Somerleyton Marshes, 18 May; Grasshopper Warblers at Carlton Marshes, 12 May and Herringfleet Marshes, 18 May and Cetti’s Warblers at Beccles Marshes, Lopham Fen and Oulton Marshes, 12 May and Carlton Marshes (six), 16 May. Two Grey Wagtails were noted at Weybread Mill, 12 May, a Kingfisher at Earsham, 13 May and two Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes, 15 May.

A Glossy Ibis was present briefly at Herringfleet Marshes, 18 May and two Cranes flew over Lopham Fen, 14 May. Little Egrets were reported from Carlton Marshes (four), 12 May, Aldeby shooting lakes and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 14 May and Herringfleet Marshes (four), 17 May.

An Osprey was seen at Earsham GP, 16 May and a Red Kite at Carlton Marshes, 12 May. An impressive count of 18 Hobbies was made between Carlton Marshes and Castle Marsh, North Cove, 14 May, while elsewhere Hobbies were seen at Herringfleet Marshes, 12 May, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 14 May and Lopham Fen (three), 15 May A Short-eared Owl was recorded at Carlton Marshes, 12 May, with Barn Owls noted at Oulton Marshes and Weybread, 12 May.

A Wood Sandpiper was present at Herringfleet Marshes from 14 to 17 May, while other wader sightings at this site included three Little Ringed Plovers, 12 May, six Greenshanks, 15 May, 21 Black-tailed Godwits, 17 May and an Avocet, ten Ringed Plovers, a Green Sandpiper, two Common Sandpipers, two Dunlin and 30 Redshanks, 18 May. Elsewhere, an Avocet, a Common Sandpiper and two Redshanks were seen at Oulton Marshes and three Redshanks at Carlton Marshes, 12 May, 17 Bar-tailed Godwits at Aldeby shooting lakes and two Redshanks at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 14 May, a Black-tailed Godwit at Carlton Marshes and two Common Sandpipers at Beccles Marshes, 17 May and a Common Sandpipers at Weybread GP, 18 May.

Two Black Terns were seen at Weybread GP, 17 May. Finally, notable ducks at Herringfleet Marshes included a male Garganey, 12 May and three Mandarin Ducks, 18 May.


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