WBC Sightings

27 September to 3 October 2015

A Ring-necked Parakeet flew north over Thorpe Marshes, Haddiscoe, 28 September. The first Fieldfare of the autumn was seen at Gillingham, 29 September, while late records of summer migrants included a Yellow Wagtail and a Lesser Whitethroat at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 27 September and a Reed Warbler at Glebe Marsh, Burgh Castle and a pair of House Martins still feeding young at Worlingham, 2 October. A Nuthatch was a surprise sighting at St James South Elmham, 28 September. Grey Wagtails were recorded at Worlingham Marshes (three), 27 September and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 3 October; Bearded Tits at Somerleyton Marshes (two), 28 September, Herringfleet Marshes (four), 29 September and Carlton Marshes (two), 3 October; Cetti’s Warblers at Beccles Marshes, 29 September and Carlton Marshes (five), 3 October and Kingfishers at Worlingham Marshes, 27 September, Carlton Marshes (two), 28 September and Oulton Marshes, 3 October.

A Red Kite was noted at Burgh Castle, 3 October. Hobbies were seen at Carlton Marshes, 28 September, Herringfleet Marshes, 29 September, St Olaves (two), 30 September and Oulton Marshes and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 3 October. Marsh Harriers were reported from Haddiscoe Island (four), 2 October and Carlton Marshes, 3 October, with four Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes (four), 27 September.

Wader records included an impressive count of 34 Snipe at Oulton Marshes, 1 October and two Greenshanks and 20 Curlews at Burgh Castle, 2 October. Finally, Little Egrets were seen at Burgh Castle (eight), 2 October and Carlton Marshes (four) and Oulton Marshes the following day.

Photo of Ring-necked Parakeet © Jon Evans

Photo of Ring-necked Parakeet © Jon Evans