WBC Sightings

29 December 2019 to 4 January 2020

A Tundra Bean Goose was present at Oulton Marshes, 4 January. White-fronted Geese were seen at Oulton Marshes (38) and Carlton Marshes (20), 2 January and Herringfleet Marshes (ten), 4 January and Pink-footed Geese at Oulton Marshes (600), 30 December, Carlton Marshes (150), 1 January, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (300), 3 January and Herringfleet Marshes (350), 4 January. A Goosander flew over Carlton Marshes and three Pintail were seen at the same site on 2 January.

A Great White Egret roosted at Carlton Marshes throughout the week with other sightings at Burgh Castle and Haddiscoe Island, 29 December and Earsham GP, 1 January. Little Egrets were reported from Haddiscoe Island (two), 29 December, Herringfleet Marshes and Lopham Fen, 30 December and Carlton Marshes (25) and Earsham GP (three), 1 January.

A Peregrine was seen at Carlton Marshes, 2 January. Merlins were recorded at Haddiscoe Island, 1 January, Lopham Fen, 3 January; Marsh Harriers at Lopham Fen, 29 December, Carlton Marshes (seven) and Beccles Marshes (two), 1 January, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (four), 3 January and Herringfleet Marshes (five), 4 January; Short-eared Owls at Haddiscoe Island (four), 29 December and Carlton Marshes (two), 31 December and Barn Owls at Haddiscoe Island, 29 December, Carlton Marshes, 30 December, Lopham Fen, 1 January and Oulton Marshes, 4 January.

A male Blackcap was seen at Beccles, 29 December and 16 Water Pipits at Herringfleet Marshes, 2 January. Grey Wagtails were noted at Earsham Mill (two) and Beccles, 1 January; Bearded Tits at Haddiscoe Island (30) and Burgh Castle, 29 December, Herringfleet Marshes (15), 31 December and Carlton Marshes, 4 January; Stonechats at Carlton Marshes (four) and Haddiscoe Island (two), 29 December, Herringfleet Marshes (four) and Lopham Fen (three), 30 December and Oulton Marshes, 2 January; Chiffchaffs at Carlton Marshes, 1 January and Oulton Marshes, 4 January and Cettiā€™s Warblers at Carlton Marshes, 29 December, Herringfleet Marshes (two), 30 December and Lopham Fen, 1 January. A pre-roost count of 80 Pied Wagtails was made at Lopham Fen on 29 December.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included 500 Lapwings and a Redshank, 1 January and five Black-tailed Godwits, 2 January. A count of 203 Curlews was made at Burgh Castle, 29 December. Finally, single Woodcock were seen at Haddiscoe Island and Lopham Fen, 1 January.

 

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