WBC Sightings

14 to 20 May 2017

A Spotted Flycatcher was seen at Carlton Marshes, 15 May and a Grasshopper Warbler was heard at the same site on 17 May. Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Oulton Marshes (two), 14 May, Carlton Marshes (two), 15 May and Burgh Castle, 16 May; Cuckoos at Lopham Fen (three), 14 May, Carlton Marshes (four), 19 May and Herringfleet Marshes (two), Geldeston Marshes and St Olaves, 20 May; Bearded Tits at Burgh Castle, 19 May and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 20 May and Cetti’s Warblers at Lopham Fen and Oulton Marshes, 14 May, Carlton Marshes (four) and Burgh Castle, 19 May and Herringfleet Marshes (three) and Geldeston Marshes, 20 May. Two Stonechats were noted at Carlton Marshes and a Kingfisher at Somerleyton Marshes, 20 May.

Hobbies were seen at Redgrave Fen (five), 15 May and Carlton Marshes (three), 20 May. A Peregrine was roosting on St Mary’s Church tower, Bungay, 16 May and two Red Kites flew over Beccles, 18 May. Barn Owls were reported from Carlton Marshes (three) and Burgh Castle, 19 May and Redenhall, 20 May.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Whimbrels, 15 May, a Wood Sandpiper, a Greenshank and a Little Ringed Plover, 16 May, an Avocet and six Redshanks, 19 May and 26 Black-tailed Godwits, 20 May, while at Burgh Castle, seven Whimbrels, seven Avocets and two Greenshanks were present on 15 May and a Curlew on 20 May.

A White Stork, presumably of captive origin, flew over Redenhall on 16 May. Finally, Little Egrets were noted at Lopham Fen, 14 May, Carlton Marshes, 16 May and Burgh Castle (five) and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 20 May.

Photo of Spotted Flycatcher © Jon Evans

Photo of Spotted Flycatcher © Jon Evans