WBC Sightings

17 to 23 November 2019

Five Waxwings were present at the junction of Coney Hill and Ellough Road in Beccles on 18 November, with three noted on 17 November, four on 19 November and one on 23 November. Water Pipits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (five) and Carlton Marshes (three), 17 November; Stonechats at Carlton Marshes (three), 17 November and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 22 November; Bearded Tits at Carlton Marshes (six), 17 November and Lopham Fen, 22 November; Cettiā€™s Warblers at Carlton Marshes (four) and Belton, 17 November and Lopham Fen (two), 22 November and Kingfishers at Carlton Marshes (two) and Lopham Fen, 17 November. A Blackcap was seen at Lopham Fen, two Chiffchaffs at Carlton Marshes and three Lesser Redpolls at Redgrave Fen, 17 November. A pre-roost count of 25,000 Starlings was made at Lopham Fen on 22 November.

Seven Whooper Swans were present at Carlton Marshes, 22 and 23 November. Other notable wildfowl recorded at Carlton Marshes included a Brent Goose, 17 November and 32 White-fronted Geese, 21 November, while 70 Pink-footed Geese were noted at nearby Oulton Marshes, 23 November. An adult Yellow-legged Gull was seen at Carlton Marshes, 23 November. Little Egrets were reported from Carlton Marshes (ten), 17 November and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 22 November.

A Jack Snipe was seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 22 November, while waders at Carlton Marshes included a Spotted Redshank, 41 Snipe, 630 Lapwings and four Dunlin, 17 November and six Ruff, 62 Black-tailed Godwits and three Redshanks, 23 November.

Raptors included a Peregrine at Carlton Marshes, 17 November, a Red Kite at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 22 November, Marsh Harriers at Carlton Marshes, 17 November and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (four), 22 November and a Barn Owl at Lopham Fen, 19 November.


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