WBC Sightings

5 to 11 February 2017

Three Waxwings were seen in a club member’s garden at Worlingham, 6 February, while nearby in Beccles, 12 Waxwings were seen along Banham Road, 9 and 10 February. A Stonechat was present at Oulton Marshes, 5 February, a Grey Wagtail at Worlingham, 6 February and three Bramblings at St Olaves, 9 February. Bearded Tits were noted at Oulton Marshes (12), 5 February, Burgh Castle, 8 February and Fritton Marshes, 11 February and Kingfishers at Oulton Marshes and Weybread GP, 5 February.

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Rough-legged Buzzard, a male and a ringtail Hen Harrier, a Peregrine, 12 Short-eared Owls and two Barn Owls, 5 February and eight Marsh Harriers, 9 February. Elsewhere, single Peregrines were seen at Flixton GP, 5 February and Oulton Marshes, 10 February and Marsh Harriers at Oulton Marshes, 6 February and Lopham Fen (two), 11 February. Three Short-eared Owls were hunting at Oulton Marshes, 5 February and Barn Owls were reported from Carlton Marshes and Mettingham Marshes, 5 February.

Three White-fronted Geese were present at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 11 February, while Pink-footed Geese were recorded at Waveney Forest, Fritton (50 flew over), 5 February and Haddiscoe Island (30), 9 February.

A second-winter Mediterranean Gull was seen at Burgh Castle, 8 February. Waders at Carlton Marshes included eight Redshanks, 5 February and a Jack Snipe and 45 Snipe, 10 February, with a Green Sandpiper and two Black-tailed Godwits recorded at Flixton GP, 5 February. Little Egrets were noted at Haddiscoe Island (four), Flixton (near Bungay), Mendham Marshes and Mettingham Marshes, 5 February.

Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans


Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans