WBC Sightings

29 September to 5 October 2019

A Jack Snipe was seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 2 October. Other notable waders included a flock of 100 Black-tailed Godwits at Herringfleet Marshes, 2 October, two Black-tailed Godwits at Carlton Marshes, 3 October and three Black-tailed Godwits and 18 Curlews at Burgh Castle, 4 October.

The first Redwings of the autumn were recorded, with records received from Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (30) and Worlingham Marshes (two), 3 October, Beccles (ten), 4 October and Lopham Fen (15) and Oulton (two), 5 October. Late summer visitors included seven Swallows at Lopham Fen, 4 October and four Wheatears at Carlton Marshes, 5 October. Stonechats were noted at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 2 October and Carlton Marshes (two), 3 October, Bearded Tits at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (three) and Earsham, 2 October and Burgh Castle (two), 4 October and Kingfishers at Ellingham Mill, Roydon Fen and Worlingham Marshes, 29 September. A count of 60 Pied Wagtails was made at Lopham Fen, 5 October.

The first Pink-footed Geese of the autumn were also reported, with a flock of 80 at Haddiscoe Island, 2 October. Little Egrets were noted at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 30 September, Fritton Marshes, 2 October and Carlton Marshes, 3 October.

Late Hobbies were seen at Blundeston Marshes, Somerleyton and Worlingham Marshes, 29 September. Elsewhere, three Marsh Harriers were hunting at Haddiscoe Island, 2 October, counts of seven Buzzards were made at both Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 30 September and Ditchingham, 2 October and Barn Owls were reported from Beccles Marshes (two), 4 October and Carlton Marshes, 5 October.


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