5 to 11 May 2019
A Savi’s Warbler was singing at Carlton Marshes, 11 May. Wheatears were seen at Carlton Marshes (two), 5 May and Castle Marsh, North Cove, 7 May and a Nightingale was singing at Somerleyton, 8 May. Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (ten), 5 May and Carlton Marshes (two), 6 May; Grasshopper Warblers at Lopham Fen, 6 May and Castle Marsh, 7 May and Carlton Marshes, 9 May; Cetti’s Warblers at Herringfleet Marshes, 5 May and Carlton Marshes (four) and Lopham Fen, 11 May and Cuckoos at Beccles Marshes, Carlton Marshes and Oulton Marshes, 5 May, Lopham Fen (two), 6 May, Castle Marsh and Herringfleet Marshes, 7 May and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 10 May. Two Bearded Tits were noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 5 May, a Kingfisher at Weybread GP, 6 May, a pair of Stonechats feeding two young at Castle Marsh, 7 May and three Grey Wagtails at Worlingham, 11 May. Counts of 100 Swallows and 40 Pied Wagtails were made at Herringfleet Marshes, 5 May and 200 Sand Martins at Redgrave Lake, 6 May.
A Black Kite flew south at Herringfleet Marshes early afternoon on 7 May and an Osprey was seen at Broome GP, 9 May. Hobbies were reported from Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 5 May, Redgrave Lake, 6 May, Castle Marsh and Oulton Marshes, 7 May, Carlton Marshes, 9 May and Herringfleet Marshes (three), 11 May.
Seven Little Gulls were present at Redgrave Lake, 7 May and 11 Black Terns and an Arctic Tern at Weybread GP the following day.
A group of seven Cranes circled Carlton Marshes on 9 May before flying off south. A Spoonbill was seen at Herringfleet Marshes, 6 May and a Great White Egret at Barnby Marshes, 9 May, while Little Egrets were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (13), 5 May, Weybread GP, 6 May, Carlton Marshes, 7 May and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 10 May.
Male Garganeys were present at Aldeby shooting lakes, 6 May and Herringfleet Marshes, 7 and 9 May and seven Mandarin Ducks was also noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 5 May.
Waders at Herringfleet Marshes included two Little Ringed Plovers and 30 Redshanks, 5 May, a Snipe, 6 May, eight Wood Sandpipers and four Dunlin, 7 May, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, 15 Black-tailed Godwits and three Ringed Plovers, 9 May and nine Greenshanks, 11 May. Elsewhere, Whimbrels were recorded at Castle Marsh (46) and Carlton Marshes (three), 5 May, Common Sandpipers at Weybread GP, 6 May and Earsham GP, 8 May and Redshanks at Carlton Marshes, 5 May and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 10 May.