The valley joined in the influx of Waxwings along the east coast with sightings at Hollow Lane, Carlton Colville, 25 October, Sands Lane, Oulton, 28 October and Rectory Road, Carlton Colville (four), 29 October. A Brambling was seen at Ashby and a Grey Wagtail and 40 Siskins at St Olaves, 28 October. Stonechats were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 23 October and Herringfleet Marshes (three), 26 October and Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 26 October and Carlton Marshes (20), 29 October. A Cetti’s Warbler was noted at Herringfleet Marshes and a Kingfisher at Carlton Marshes, 26 October.
Marsh Harriers were recorded at Carlton Marshes (three) and Herringfleet Marshes (three), 26 October, Short-eared Owls at Carlton Marshes (three), 26 October and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 29 October and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes, 23 October and Beccles Marshes the following day.
A count of 30 Snipe was made at Carlton Marshes, 26 October and 200 Pink-footed Geese flew north over St Olaves, 28 October.
Photo of Waxwing © Craig Shaw