WBC Sightings

13 to 19 October 2019

Two Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 15 October, with one noted the following day. Two Wheatears were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 15 October and a Ring Ouzel at Lopham Fen, 16 October. A late Swallow was seen at Carlton Marshes, 14 October and a Brambling at Ditchingham, 19 October. Stonechats were recorded at Carlton Marshes (two), 14 October, Herringfleet Marshes (two), 15 October and Haddiscoe Island (five), 17 October; Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 15 October, Burgh Castle (four) and Haddiscoe Island (two), 17 October and Carlton Marshes (four), 19 October; Cetti’s Warblers at Oulton Marshes, 13 October, Herringfleet Marshes (two) and Lopham Fen, 15 October and Carlton Marshes, 19 October and Kingfishers at Oulton Marshes, 13 October and Carlton Marshes, 15 October. Notable counts of 252 Pied Wagtails at Lopham Fen and 820 Redwings at Carlton Marshes were made on 15 October.

A ringtail Hen Harrier was seen at Worlingham Marshes, 17 October and a Peregrine at Lopham Fen, 19 October. Marsh Harriers were recorded at Carlton Marshes (two) and Burgh Castle, 15 October and Lopham Fen, 19 October and a Short-eared Owl was hunting at Carlton and Oulton Marshes, 13 October.

A third-winter Caspian Gull was seen at Carlton Marshes, 13 October. Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (seven) and Herringfleet Marshes (six), 15 October, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 16 October and Burgh Castle (four), 17 October. A flock of 110 Greylag Geese was present at Burgh Castle, 17 October, while wildfowl at Carlton Marshes included 100 Mallard, 13 October, three Pintails, 18 October and 600 Teal, 19 October.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included 13 Black-tailed Godwits and a Dunlin, 13 October, a Green Sandpiper, 18 October and a Spotted Redshank, 19 October, while elsewhere 110 Golden Plovers and 28 Curlews were present at Burgh Castle and a Green Sandpiper at Lopham Fen, 17 October.


Yellow-browed Warbler 3