WBC Sightings

21 to 27 July 2019

The wader highlight of the week involved six Wood Sandpipers at Carlton Marshes on 27 July. Other waders at Carlton Marshes included 13 Common Sandpipers, 25 July and five Black-tailed Godwits and two Green Sandpipers, 26 July, while waders at Burgh Castle on 25 July included 18 Avocets, 100 Black-tailed Godwits, 42 Curlews and two Dunlin. Elsewhere, Green Sandpipers were recorded at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 23 July and Earsham GP (seven), 25 July and six Common Sandpipers were noted along the riverbank at North Cove, 26 July.

A singing Grasshopper Warbler was heard at Lopham Fen, 21 July and a Grey Wagtail was seen at Ditchingham, 23 July.

Three adult Mediterranean Gulls were noted at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 23 July and Little Egrets were present at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 23 July and Carlton Marshes (six), 26 July.

Finally, single Hobbies were noted at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 23 July and Lopham Fen, 27 July.


Wood Sandpiper 5