15 to 21 December 2019
A Waxwing was seen along Rectory Road, Carlton Colville from 16 to 19 December, increasing to three on 20 December and 31 on 21 December. Water Pipits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (nine), 16 December and Carlton Marshes (two), 21 December; Stonechats at Carlton Marshes, 15 December and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 16 December; Bearded Tits at Carlton Marshes, 15 December and Lopham Fen (five), 19 December; Chiffchaffs at Carlton Marshes (four) and Oulton Marshes (two), 15 December and Cetti’s Warblers at Carlton Marshes (two), 15 December and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 16 December. A Kingfisher was noted at Carlton Marshes, 15 December.
Great White Egrets were seen at Carlton Marshes, 15, 16 and 21 December, St Olaves, 15 December and Belton Marshes, 21 December, with Little Egrets at Herringfleet Marshes (four), 16 December and Carlton Marshes (19), 21 December.
A flock of 17 Whooper Swans flew over Carlton Marshes late afternoon on 19 December and two Pintail and 230 Wigeon were noted at the same site on 15 December.
A Merlin was reported from Belton Marshes, 21 December. Red Kites were noted at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 15 December and Ellingham, 21 December and Marsh Harriers at Carlton Marshes (four), 15 December and Lopham Fen, 19 December. Seven Short-eared Owls were hunting at Haddiscoe Island and a Barn Owl at Carlton Marshes, 15 December.
Waders at Carlton Marshes included three Dunlin and two Redshanks, 15 December, 1,500 Lapwings, 18 December and a Grey Plover, a Greenshank and 65 Black-tailed Godwits, 21 December.