WBC Sightings

24 to 30 March 2019

The male Green-winged Teal at Herringfleet Marshes was present all week and has now been present over a month. Two Mandarins were noted at St Olaves, 28 March.

Two Cranes were seen at Lopham Fen, 28 March. Little Egrets were present at Carlton Marshes (13) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 27 March and Herringfleet Marshes (six), 28 March.

A Wheatear was recorded at Carlton Marshes, seven Water Pipits at Herringfleet Marshes, two Lesser Redpolls at St Olaves and a Bearded Tit at Herringfleet Marshes, 28 March. Bramblings were reported from Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 24 March and Waveney Forest, Fritton, 26 March and Cetti’s Warblers from Beccles Marshes, 24 March, Carlton Marshes (seven), 27 March, Herringfleet Marshes, 28 March and Lopham Fen, 30 March.

A Jack Snipe and 35 Snipe were seen at Castle Marsh, North Cove and also 35 Snipe at Ashby, 24 March and two Spotted Redshanks at Burgh Castle, 30 March. Waders at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe included four Redshanks, 24 March and a Jack Snipe, 29 March; Herringfleet Marshes included seven Redshanks, 28 March and a Jack Snipe and 21 Ruff, 30 March and Carlton Marshes included two Avocets, 24 March, 14 Redshanks, 27 March and four Black-tailed Godwits and 17 Snipe, 28 March. Woodcock were recorded at St Olaves (two) and Somerleyton, 28 March.

Raptors at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe included ten Marsh Harriers, 24 March, nine Buzzards, 29 March and a Short-eared Owl, 30 March, while nearby a ringtail Hen Harrier was seen at Haddiscoe Island, 24 March and three Red Kites flew north at Haddiscoe Marshes, 29 March. Red Kites were recorded at Beccles (two), 24 March, Carlton Marshes and Worlingham, 27 March and Ashby (two), 28 March; Peregrines at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 28 March and Lopham Fen, 30 March; Marsh Harriers at Carlton Marshes (five), Somerleyton Marshes (three) and Blundeston Marshes, 24 March, Herringfleet Marshes (three), 28 March and Lopham Fen (three), 30 March; Buzzards at Carlton Marshes (15), 24 March and Herringfleet Marshes (five), 28 March; Short-eared Owls at Oulton Marshes, 27 March and Burgh Castle, 30 March and a Barn Owl at Carlton Marshes, 28 March.


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