WBC Sightings

22 to 28 January 2017

Six Goosanders were present on the river at North Cove, 22 January and five Goosanders on the river at Beccles, 26 January. A male Mandarin was noted on the river at North Cove, 26 January, 120 Teal were counted at Burgh Castle, 27 January and 150 Wigeon at Oulton Marshes, 28 January. White-fronted Geese were recorded at Castle Marsh, North Cove (29 flew west), 26 January and Shipmeadow (35), 28 January and a single Pink-footed Goose flew over Oulton, 23 January.

Haddiscoe Island hosted a Rough-legged Buzzard, a male Hen Harrier, a Peregrine and a Barn Owl, 22 January, nine Short-eared Owls, 26 January and a ringtail Hen Harrier and three Marsh Harriers, 27 January. Elsewhere, Marsh Harriers were noted at Carlton Marshes, 27 January and Oulton Marshes, 28 January, three Short-eared Owls were hunting at Oulton Marshes, 28 January and Barn Owls were reported from Herringfleet Marshes, 22 January and Oulton Marshes, 24 January.

Three Water Pipits were present at Castle Marsh, 22 to 25 January. Bramblings were seen at Beccles (ten) and North Cove, 22 January; Chiffchaffs at Oulton Marshes, 24 January and Burgh Castle, 27 January; Cetti’s Warblers at Castle Marsh (two), 22 January and Carlton Marshes (three), 27 January; Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes (nine) and Castle Marsh (three), 22 January, Oulton Marshes (two), 24 January and Carlton Marshes (two) and Haddiscoe Island (two), 27 January; Stonechats at Castle Marsh (four), 22 January, Oulton Marshes, 24 January and Worlingham Marshes, 28 January and Kingfishers at Weybread GP (two), 22 January and Carlton Marshes (two), 27 January.

Waders at Burgh Castle included 40 Redshanks, 22 January and 50 Curlews, 27 January. A Woodcock was seen at Ditchingham, 22 January, a Green Sandpiper at Haddiscoe Island, 27 January and a Redshank at Oulton Marshes, 28 January. Finally, Little Egrets were recorded at Outney Common, Bungay (three), 25 January and Carlton Marshes and Fritton, 27 January.

Photo of Goosander © Jon Evans

 

Photo of Goosander © Jon Evans