WBC Sightings

5 to 11 January 2020

Two first-winter Great Northern Divers were seen at No.1 Pit, Weybread from 7 to 11 January (and according to fishermen had been present since early December).

Passerine highlights included 16 Water Pipits and ten Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes, 5 January. Grey Wagtails were recorded at Worlingham Marshes (two) and Weybread GP, 11 January; Stonechats at Herringfleet Marshes, 5 January, Lopham Fen, 6 January, Castle Marsh, North Cove, 7 January and Somerleyton Marshes (two), 10 January and Cetti’s Warblers at Herringfleet Marshes (three), 5 January, Lopham Fen (two), 9 January and Carlton Marshes, 11 January.

Two Great White Egrets roosted at Carlton Marshes, 9 January, with one recorded on 5, 10 and 11 January and Little Egrets were reported from Herringfleet Marshes (three), 5 January, Weybread GP, 9 January and Carlton Marshes (26), 10 January.

Marsh Harriers were seen at Herringfleet Marshes and Lopham Fen, 5 January, Castle Marsh (two), 7 January, Somerleyton Marshes, 10 January and Carlton Marshes (three) and Burgh Castle (two), 11 January and five Short-eared Owls were hunting at Haddiscoe Island, 8 January.

Pink-footed Geese were noted at Herringfleet Marshes (six), 5 January and Carlton Marshes, 11 January, with 100 Greylag Geese at Castle Marsh, 7 January. A Dunlin was seen at Carlton Marshes, 5 January and 200 Curlews at Burgh Castle, 11 January. Finally, an adult Yellow-legged Gull was recorded at Carlton Marshes, 11 January.

Photo of Great Northern Divers © Ben Moyes

Photo of Great Northern Divers © Ben Moyes