WBC Sightings

25 to 31 August 2019

A Pied Flycatcher, and also a Cuckoo, were seen at Carlton Marshes, 25 August, with two Whinchats at Herringfleet Marshes, 29 August. A Spotted Flycatcher was noted at Beccles Common, 26 August, with Kingfishers at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 27 August and Beccles, 31 August and a Cetti’s Warbler at Carlton Marshes, also 31 August.

Waders at Herringfleet Marshes included two Wood Sandpipers, six Green Sandpipers and three Ruffs, 29 August, while waders at Carlton Marshes included four Green Sandpipers, 25 August, 26 Snipe, 26 August, two Greenshanks, 27 August and two Common Sandpipers, 31 August. Elsewhere, a Greenshank and three Green Sandpipers were present at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe and two Green Sandpipers at Redgrave Fen, 25 August, with a Greenshank at Lopham Fen the following day.

Two Great White Egrets circled high over Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter early afternoon on 25 August and Little Egrets were recorded at Redgrave Fen (11), Carlton Marshes (five) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 25 August. A count of 20 Mediterranean Gulls feeding on flying ants above Oulton was made on 25 August and a juvenile Caspian Gull was seen at Carlton Marshes, 31 August.

Red Kites were noted at Belton (four), 26 August and Carlton Marshes and St Olaves, 29 August, Hobbies at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two) and Beccles, 25 August and Carlton Marshes (four), 29 August, while a count of eight Buzzards was made at Carlton Marshes, 26 August. Finally, Barn Owls were reported from Carlton Marshes (three) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 25 August.


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