WBC Sightings

29 December to 4 January 2014

The Glossy Ibis remained at Oulton Marshes all week, while single Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes, 2 January, and Oulton Marshes, 4 January.

The two Rough-legged Buzzards were present at Haddiscoe Island throughout the week. Other notable raptors included a male Hen Harrier and three Marsh Harriers at Haddiscoe Island and a ringtail Hen Harrier at nearby Fritton Marshes, 1 January, and a Merlin, a Peregrine and two ringtail Hen Harriers at Haddiscoe Island and a male Hen Harrier at Fritton Marshes, 2 January. Barn Owls were recorded at Haddiscoe Island (two), 3 January, and Oulton Marshes, 4 January.

A Long-tailed Duck was seen at Burgh Castle, 30 December, and two Bewick’s Swans commuted between Peto’s Marsh, Carlton Colville and Castle Marsh, North Cove, 1 January. A count of eight Woodcock was made at Waveney Forest, Fritton at dusk on 3 January.

Notable passerines included a Cetti’s Warbler at Oulton Marshes, 1 January, two Chiffchaffs at Oulton Marshes, 2 January, two Mealy Redpolls at North Cove SWT Reserve, 3 January and two Firecrests at Burgh Castle, 4 January.