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WBC Sightings

17 to 23 February 2019

A Cattle Egret was recorded at Carlton Marshes regularly throughout the week at either dawn or dusk. Little Egrets were noted at Outney Common, Bungay, 17 February, Beccles Common, 18 February, Carlton Marshes (12), 19 February and Herringfleet Marshes (six), 23 February.

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included two Rough-legged Buzzards, two Merlins, a ringtail Hen Harrier, a Peregrine, a Red Kite, 30 Marsh Harriers, eight Buzzards, five Short-eared Owls and a Barn Owl, 17 February. Elsewhere, a Peregrine was seen at Carlton Marshes, 17 February, Marsh Harriers at Lopham Fen, 17 February, Carlton Marshes (11), 18 February and Oulton Marshes, 23 February, a Short-eared Owl at Carlton Marshes, 23 February and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes (three), 18 February and Beccles Marshes and Oulton Marshes, 23 February.

Water Pipits were present at Carlton Marshes (three), 17 February and Herringfleet Marshes (18), 23 February. A Grey Wagtail was noted at Beccles, 17 February and a singing Chiffchaff at Carlton Marshes, a Blackcap at Redlingfield, 20 February and two Stonechats at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 22 February. Lesser Redpolls were recorded at Beccles, 17 February and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 22 February, Bearded Tits at Carlton Marshes (two), 17 February and Herringfleet Marshes, 23 February, Cetti’s Warblers at Oulton Marshes, 17 February and Carlton Marshes (three), 18 February and Kingfishers at Redgrave Fen, 17 February, Carlton Marshes, 21 February and Aldeby (three), 23 February. A flock of 135 Fieldfares was counted at Outney Common, 17 February.

A combined site count from Carlton and Oulton Marshes on 17 February included 162 Snipe. Two Woodcock were also noted at Oulton Marshes, 17 February, the regular Green Sandpiper was seen by the Beccles southern relief road, 19 February and three Ruff were present at Carlton Marshes, 21 February.

Combined site counts from Carlton and Oulton Marshes on 17 February also included 410 Wigeon and 200 Teal, while 235 Teal were present at Herringfleet Marshes, 23 February. Finally, an escaped Red-breasted Goose was noted at Redgrave Fen, 17 February.

 

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