WBC Sightings

16 to 22 December 2018

A Cattle Egret was seen at Carlton Marshes from 20 to 22 December, while Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (two), 17 December, Oulton Marshes, 21 December and Haddiscoe Island, 22 December.

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included four Short-eared Owls, 16 December, a ringtail Hen Harrier, 17 December and a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Peregrine and a Barn Owl, 22 December. Elsewhere, a Red Kite was seen at Ellingham, 16 December and a Peregrine at Carlton Marshes, 17 December. Marsh Harriers were noted at St Olaves (seven), 16 December and Carlton Marshes (three), 17 December, while two Short-eared Owls and a Barn Owl were seen at Carlton Marshes, 16 December, with a further Barn Owl reported from Beccles Marshes, 22 December.

Six Goosanders were seen at Carlton Marshes, 18 December and 800 Pink-footed Geese at Haddiscoe Island, 22 December.

A Chiffchaff and three Water Pipits were seen at Carlton Marshes, 16 December and three Grey Wagtails at Beccles, 17 December. Stonechats were recorded at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 16 December and Carlton Marshes, 17 December.A count of 1000 Lapwings was made at Carlton Marshes on 21 December and 51 Curlews were noted at Haddiscoe Island, 22 December. Woodcock were reported from Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 16 December and Lopham Fen, 22 December.

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