WBC Sightings

20 to 26 October 2019

Two Cranes flew over Carlton Marshes at dusk on 22 October. Great White Egrets were seen at Herringfleet Marshes, 20 and 22 October and Carlton Marshes, 22 to 25 October and Little Egrets at Herringfleet Marshes (three), 20 October and Carlton Marshes (16), 25 October. Notable wildfowl included Pink-footed Geese at Haddiscoe Island (120), 20 October and Somerleyton Marshes (six), 25 October and 105 Teal at Herringfleet Marshes, 20 October. A Mediterranean Gull was noted at Carlton Marshes, 24 October.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Spotted Redshank and a Bar-tailed Godwit, 22 October, 11 Black-tailed Godwits and a Dunlin, 23 October and two Redshanks, 24 October. A Dunlin and six Black-tailed Godwits were present at Herringfleet Marshes, 20 October.

A Lesser Redpoll was noted at Carlton Marshes, 23 October. Water Pipits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 20 October and Carlton Marshes (four), 24 October; Grey Wagtails at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 22 October and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 26 October; Stonechats at Herringfleet Marshes (five), 20 October, Carlton Marshes (six), 23 October and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 25 October; Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes (six), 20 October, Carlton Marshes, 24 October and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (five), 25 October; Cetti’s Warblers at Herringfleet Marshes (four) and Lopham Fen, 22 October and Carlton Marshes (three), 23 October and Kingfishers at Herringfleet Marshes, 20 October and Beccles and Carlton Marshes, 23 October. A count of 150 Redwings was made at Herringfleet Marshes on 20 October and a count of 100 Pied Wagtails at Lopham Fen on 22 October.

A Peregrine was seen at Carlton Marshes, 23 October and seven Buzzards at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 25 October. Red Kites were reported from Herringfleet Marshes, 20 October and Beccles (two), 26 October, Marsh Harriers from Carlton Marshes (three), 24 October and Somerleyton Marshes, 25 October and Barn Owls from Lopham Fen, 22 October and Beccles (two), 23 October.

 

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