WBC Sightings

20 to 26 November 2016

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Hen Harrier, five Marsh Harriers, five Buzzards, three Short-eared Owls and three Barn Owls, 23 November and two Peregrines, 25 November. Elsewhere, Marsh Harriers were recorded at Burgh Castle (three), 24 November and Oulton Marshes, 25 November, four Short-eared Owls were seen at Carlton Marshes, 26 November and Barn Owls were reported from Barnby, 25 November and Carlton Marshes, 26 November.

A Spoonbill was seen in flight at Haddiscoe Island, 24 November and a Bittern at Oulton Marshes, 25 November, while Little Egrets were noted at Haddiscoe Island (15), Carlton Marshes, 23 November, Burgh Castle (46 roosted), Castle Marsh, North Cove and Oulton Marshes, 25 November and Mendham Marshes, 26 November.

A Waxwing was seen along Mill Lane, Barnby, 24 November, a Chiffchaff at Carlton Marshes, 25 November and a Blackcap at Somerleyton and a Grey Wagtail at Oulton, 26 November. Stonechats were recorded at Fritton Marshes (three), 23 November, Carlton Marshes (four) and Burgh Castle, 25 November and Mendham Marshes (two), 26 November; Bearded Tits at Haddiscoe Island, 23 November and Carlton Marshes (four), 25 November; Cetti’s Warblers at Carlton Marshes (two) and Oulton Marshes, 25 November and Kingfishers at Haddiscoe Island, 23 November and Weybread GP, 26 November.

A flock of 1,700 Pink-footed Geese flew west at St Olaves, 24 November and four White-fronted Geese and 1,000 Pink-footed Geese were noted at Haddiscoe Island the following day.

Waders included a Green Sandpiper at Waveney Forest, Fritton and a Redshank at Carlton Marshes, 23 November, five Black-tailed Godwits, 35 Redshanks and four Curlews at Burgh Castle, 24 November and 500 Golden Plover at Haddiscoe Island and two Woodcock at Burgh Castle, 25 November.

Photo of Rough-legged Buzzard © DepositPhoto/pilipenkoD

 

Photo of Rough-legged Buzzard © DepositPhoto/pilipenkoD