WBC Sightings

15 to 21 January 2017

Four Waxwings were seen at the junction of Coney Hill and Ellough Road, Worlingham until 17 January and a Firecrest was seen at Fisher Row, Oulton, 20 January. Three Bramblings were noted at St Olaves, 15 January, a Cetti’s Warbler at Oulton Marshes and a Water Pipit at Carlton Marshes, 20 January and a Chiffchaff at Burgh Castle, 21 January. Bearded Tits were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 17 January, Oulton Marshes (20), 19 January, Fritton Marshes and Lopham Fen, 20 January and Haddiscoe Marshes (12) and Burgh Castle (two), 21 January and Stonechats at Carlton Marshes (two), 18 January, Oulton Marshes (two) and Beccles Marshes, 20 January and Belton Marshes, 21 January.

Seven Goosanders were seen on Oulton Dyke, 19 and 20 January, with six Goosanders on the river at North Cove, 21 January. A flock of 250 Wigeon was present at Oulton Marshes, 15 January and 300 Teal at Glebe Marsh, Burgh Castle, 21 January. Two Tundra Bean Geese, five White-fronted Geese and 1000 Pink-footed Geese were noted at Haddiscoe Marshes, 18 January, a single White-fronted Goose flew north-west over Burgh Castle, 17 January and 100 Pink-footed Geese flew south at St Olaves, 19 January.

Haddiscoe Island hosted a Peregrine and two Barn Owls, 20 January and four Short-eared Owls, 21 January, while at nearby Haddiscoe Marshes a ringtail Hen Harrier was seen on 21 January. Elsewhere, a Peregrine was recorded at Oulton Marshes, 20 January, Marsh Harriers at Oulton Marshes and Somerleyton Marshes, 16 January, Carlton Marshes (three), 18 January and Worlingham Marshes, 21 January, two Short-eared Owls at Oulton Marshes, 16 January and Barn Owls at Somerleyton, 17 January, Beccles, 19 January, Lopham Fen (two) and Oulton Marshes, 20 January and Bungay and Worlingham Marshes, 21 January.

Waders at Burgh Castle included 15 Curlews and three Redshanks, 17 January and 40 Avocets, 100 Black-tailed Godwits and 43 Dunlin, 21 January. A Green Sandpiper and 174 Snipe were seen at Carlton Marshes, 15 January, with a Redshank at the same site on 21 January and another Redshank at Oulton Marshes and a Woodcock at Ditchingham on the same day. An adult Caspian Gull was seen near Haddiscoe Church, 19 January and Little Egrets were noted at Oulton Marshes, 16 January, Carlton Marshes, 18 January and Haddiscoe Island (nine) and Worlingham Marshes, 21 January.

Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans


Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans