WBC Sightings

27 November to 3 December 2016

A Water Pipit was seen at Carlton Marshes, 30 November, a Grey Wagtail at Oulton, 29 November and a Chiffchaff at Carlton Marshes, 2 December. Bramblings were noted at Carlton Marshes (two), 1 December and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 3 December; Bearded Tits at Haddiscoe Island (four), 29 November, Oulton Marshes (16), 29 November and Carlton Marshes (ten), 2 December; Stonechats at Haddiscoe Island (three), 29 November, Oulton Marshes (six), 29 November and Carlton Marshes (two), 2 December; Cetti’s Warblers at Haddiscoe Island (two) and Oulton Marshes (two), 29 November and Carlton Marshes (seven), 2 December and Kingfishers at Carlton Marshes, 1 December and Beccles (two), 3 December.

Four Tundra Bean Geese flew over Carlton Marshes, 1 December and 1,500 Pink-footed Geese were counted at Haddiscoe Island, 29 November.

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a ringtail Hen Harrier, two Peregrines and nine Marsh Harriers, 27 November, a Merlin, four Short-eared Owls and three Barn Owls, 29 November and four Buzzards, 3 December, while sightings at Carlton Marshes included three Buzzards and two Short-eared Owls, 29 November, two Marsh Harriers, 1 December and a Barn Owl, 2 December. A male Hen Harrier was seen at Worlingham Marshes, 27 November and a Marsh Harrier at Oulton Marshes, 29 November.

Waders at Haddiscoe Island included a Ruff and 1,000 Golden Plovers, 27 November and a Green Sandpiper, a Curlew and a Redshank, 29 November, while at Carlton Marshes a count of 102 Snipe was made on 29 November and six Redshank were present on 3 December. Finally, Little Egrets were recorded at Oulton Marshes (two), 29 November, Carlton Marshes (two), 2 December and Haddiscoe Island (ten), 3 December.

 

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