WBC Sightings

15 to 21 March 2015

An immature White-tailed Eagle, which had been roaming East Anglia since 14 March, was observed by one very lucky club member flying north over the centre of Bungay at 12.30pm on 17 March. Other raptor highlights included four Buzzards at Flixton GP, 18 March and three at Blundeston, 20 March, a Short-eared Owl at Haddiscoe Marshes, 20 March and Barn Owls at Somerleyton, 15 March, Herringfleet Marshes, 17 March, Carlton Marshes, 19 March and Haddiscoe Marshes (three), 20 March.

A Bittern was seen at Carlton Marshes, 15 March, while Little Egrets were noted at Lopham Fen, 16 March, Beccles and Shipmeadow, 17 March, Carlton Marshes (three), 19 March and Haddiscoe Marshes, 20 March.

Two Chiffchaffs were singing at Wicker Well, Somerleyton, 20 March. A count of 15 Bearded Tits was made at Haddiscoe Marshes, 20 March. Grey Wagtails were recorded at Diss Mere, 16 March and Beccles, 17 March, Cetti’s Warblers at Herringfleet Marshes, 17 March, Burgh St Peter (three), 18 March, Carlton Marshes (seven), 19 March and Haddiscoe Marshes (three) and Wicker Well, Somerleyton, 20 March and Kingfishers at Herringfleet Marshes (two) and Barsham Marshes, 17 March, Beccles Quay (two), 18 March and Carlton Marshes (two), 19 March.

Waders included Green Sandpipers at Flixton GP (three) and Beccles Quay, 18 March, Woodcock at Beccles Marshes, 17 March, Carlton Marshes,19 March, Lopham Fen and Wicker Well, Somerleyton, 20 March and Rookery Park, Carlton Colville, 21 March and Redshanks at Carlton Marshes (six), 17 March, Flixton GP (two), 19 March and Haddiscoe Marshes (six), 20 March.

Photo of White-tailed Eagle © Jon Evans

Photo of White-tailed Eagle © Jon Evans