WBC Sightings

13 to 19 January 2019

Three Cattle Egrets were seen at Carlton Marshes, 19 January, while a Great White Egret was present at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 15 January and Little Egrets were noted at Redgrave Fen, 13 January and Carlton Marshes (eight), 19 January.

 A Rough-legged Buzzard was seen at Haddiscoe Island regularly throughout the week. Other raptors at Haddiscoe Island included three Short-eared Owls, 14 January, a Merlin and a Peregrine, 15 January, a Hen Harrier and a Barn Owl, 18 January and five Marsh Harriers, 19 January. Marsh Harriers were also recorded at Lopham Fen, 13 January and Carlton Marshes (five) and Oulton Marshes, 19 January. A Short-eared Owl was hunting at Carlton Marshes, 14 January and a Barn Owl was noted at the same site on 17 January.

 Five Goosanders flew over Carlton Marshes, 19 January and a count of 120 Teal was made at Burgh Castle, 15 January. Pink-footed Geese were noted at Carlton Marshes (1000 flew over on 14 January) and Haddiscoe Island (400 were present on 19 January) and 230 Greylag Geese were noted at Burgh Castle, 15 January.

 A Lesser Redpoll was seen at Redgrave Fen, 13 January, a Grey Wagtail at Beccles, 15 January and a Stonechat at Herringfleet Marshes, 19 January. Chiffchaffs were noted at Beccles Common, 14 January and Castle Marsh, 15 January and Cetti’s Warblers at Carlton Marshes (three), 18 January and Herringfleet Marshes (two) 19 January. A count of 80 Pied Wagtails was made at Lopham Fen, 13 January.

 Waders at Haddiscoe Island included a Green Sandpiper, 18 January and 300 Golden Plovers and a Curlew, 19 January and at Burgh Castle 30 Black-tailed Godwits and six Redshanks were noted on 15 January. The regular Green Sandpiper by Beccles southern relief road was recorded until 16 January at least and a Woodcock was seen at nearby Beccles Marshes, 14 January.

 Finally, two adult Yellow-legged Gulls were noted at Carlton Marshes, 19 January.


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