WBC Sightings

17 to 23 December 2017

Three Water Pipits were seen at Carlton Marshes, 23 December. A Grey Wagtail was noted at Beccles and two Stonechats at Carlton Marshes, 17 December. Bearded Tits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (four) and Lopham Fen, 19 December and Carlton Marshes (20), 21 December, Cetti’s Warblers at Lopham Fen (two) and Herringfleet Marshes, 19 December and Kingfishers at Oulton Marshes, 18 December and Carlton Marshes, 20 December. A pre-roost count of 130 Pied Wagtails was made at Lopham Fen, 19 December.

A Merlin was seen at Belton Marshes, 22 December, Marsh Harriers were recorded at Oulton Marshes, 18 December, Lopham Fen, 19 December and Carlton Marshes (four), 22 December and a Barn Owl was noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 19 December.

Single Woodcock were seen at St Olaves, 18 December, Oulton Marshes, 19 December and Belton Marshes, 22 December, while at Carlton Marshes, a Green Sandpiper and three Redshanks were present on 20 December and 29 Snipe on 22 December.

Pink-footed Geese were noted at Herringfleet Marshes (120), 19 December and Blundeston Marshes (1500), 22 December. Finally, two Little Egrets were present at Carlton Marshes, 17 December.

Photo of Water Pipit © Jon Evans

Photo of Water Pipit © Jon Evans