WBC Sightings

3 to 9 March 2019

The male Green-winged Teal found last week at Herringfleet Marshes remained all week, with a count of 221 Teal at the same site on 9 March. A Goosander flew east over Carlton Marshes on 6 March.

A Cattle Egret was seen at Carlton Marshes on 3 and 6 March and was joined by a Great White Egret on the first date, while Little Egrets were reported from Burgh Castle (three), 5 March, Carlton Marshes (15), 6 March and Herringfleet Marshes (ten), 8 March.

Water Pipits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (27) and Carlton Marshes (two), 9 March. A Cetti’s Warbler was noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 8 March, a Brambling at Somerleyton, 9 March and Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes (two) and Carlton Marshes, 9 March.

Single Red Kites were seen at Lopham Fen, 3 March and Worlingham, 4 March and Marsh Harriers were reported from Lopham Fen, 3 March, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (seven), 5 March, Carlton Marshes (seven), 7 March and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 9 March, with five Buzzards noted at Somerleyton, 4 March and Carlton Marshes the following day. A Short-eared Owl was hunting at Carlton Marshes, 5 March, with a Barn Owl noted at the same site on 9 March.

Waders at Herringfleet Marshes included six Ruff, a Ringed Plover, a Black-tailed Godwit and 15 Snipe, 7 March, eight Dunlin, 8 March and eight Redshanks, 9 March and waders at Carlton Marshes included a Woodcock, 3 March, seven Redshanks, 7 March and seven Dunlin, 9 March. A Green Sandpiper was again seen by Beccles southern relief road, 4 March, ten Avocets, 20 Black-tailed Godwits, 36 Curlews and 11 Redshanks were recorded at Burgh Castle, 5 March and a Woodcock was seen at Somerleyton, 9 March.


Green-winged Teal 2