24 to 30 December 2017
A Hoopoe was reported flying south over the river at Harleston, 30 December. Three Water Pipits and two Stonechats were noted at Carlton Marshes, a Chiffchaff at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe and a Grey Wagtail at Beccles, 24 December, a Bearded Tit at Lopham Fen, 25 December and a Brambling at St Olaves, 28 December. Lesser Redpolls were seen at Carlton Marshes, 24 December and St Olaves, 27 December. A pre-roost count of 4500 Starlings was made at Lopham Fen, 30 December.
A Spotted Redshank was seen at Burgh Castle, 24 December, while waders at Carlton Marshes included a Green Sandpiper, 24 December and a Redshank, 29 December.
Marsh Harriers were recorded at Haddiscoe Island (six), 28 December, Carlton Marshes, 29 December and Lopham Fen, 30 December and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes and Lopham Fen, 30 December.
Finally, Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes, 24 December and Lopham Fen, 25 December.