WBC Sightings

19 to 25 May 2019

The singing Savi’s Warbler at Carlton Marshes was heard up to 21 May and two Spotted Flycatchers were seen at Beccles Common, 24 May. Three Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 24 May, while Grasshopper Warblers were noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 20 May and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 24 May; Cetti’s Warblers at Burgh Castle, 19 May, Carlton Marshes (five), 21 May and Lopham Fen (two) and Oulton Marshes, 25 May and Cuckoos at Burgh Castle, 19 May, Redgrave Fen (two), 20 May, Beccles Common, 21 May, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), Earsham GP and Weybread, 24 May and Carlton Marshes (two) and Oulton Marshes, 25 May. A Stonechat was seen at Carlton Marshes and five Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes, 21 May and a Grey Wagtail at Homersfield, 25 May.

The wader highlight of the week was a Curlew Sandpiper at Herringfleet Marshes on 21 May. Other notable waders at this site included a Grey Plover, a Ringed Plover and a Little Ringed Plover, 19 May and three Greenshanks, 20 May. Waders seen at Carlton Marshes included a Wood Sandpiper, 19 May, a Whimbrel, 20 May, three Common Sandpipers and three Redshanks, 22 May and 76 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 May, at Burgh Castle waders included a Greenshank, 19 May, five Whimbrels, six Knot, ten Grey Plovers and three Golden Plovers, 22 May and 13 Avocets and 120 Black-tailed Godwits, 23 May, while a Ringed Plover and a Dunlin were present at Earsham GP, 24 May.

A male Mandarin Duck was seen at Herringfleet Marshes, 19 May and a male Garganey was present at Carlton Marshes, 24 and 25 May.

A Great White Egret flew east at Earsham and two Spoonbills circled Carlton Marshes, 25 May. Little Egrets were reported from Herringfleet Marshes (six), 19 May, Beccles Marshes (four) and Burgh Castle, 22 May, Lopham Fen, 23 May and Earsham GP and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 24 May.

Red Kites were noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 20 May, Beccles Common, 21 May, Haddiscoe Island (four), 23 May and Carlton Marshes (two), 25 May, Hobbies at Castle Marsh, North Cove (eight), Blundeston and Carlton Marshes, 19 May and Redgrave Fen (three) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 20 May and Barn Owls at Beccles Marshes and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 24 May.


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