6 to 12 November 2016
Seven Waxwings were seen along Rectory Road, Carlton Colville, 6 November and a further 12 along Broom Gardens, Belton, 8 November. Two late Swallows were also noted at Rectory Road, Carlton Colville, 6 November, a Water Pipit and two Cetti’s Warblers were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 8 November and a Grey Wagtail at Redenhall, 11 November. Stonechats were reported from Lopham Fen (two) and Fritton Marshes, 11 November, Bearded Tits from Fritton Marshes, 6 November, Carlton Marshes (two), 8 November and Lopham Fen and Oulton Marshes (20), 11 November and Kingfishers from Fritton Marshes, 6 November and Carlton Marshes and Redgrave Fen, 11 November. The pre-roost gathering of Starlings at Lopham Fen numbered 50,000 on 11 November
A Great White Egret was present at Haddiscoe Island, 10 and 11 November, while Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (three) and Lopham Fen, 8 November and Fritton Marshes, 11 November.
A male Hen Harrier was seen at Fritton Marshes, 11 November. Marsh Harriers were reported from Haddiscoe Island (16), 6 November, Carlton Marshes (two) and Lopham Fen, 8 November and Oulton Marshes, 11 November and notable sightings of Buzzards included three at Haddiscoe Island, 6 November and three at Carlton Marshes, 8 November. Short-eared Owls were seen at Carlton Marshes, 8 November and Haddiscoe Island (two), 11 November and Barn Owls at Waveney Forest, Fritton (two), 6 November, Carlton Marshes, 8 November and Lopham Fen (two), 11 November.
Six Bewick’s Swans flew west over Waveney Forest, 6 November and Pink-footed Geese were recorded at Haddiscoe Island (2,000) and Blundeston (1,100 flew west), 11 November.
Two Jack Snipe were seen at Barsham Marshes, 8 November, with one at Carlton Marshes on the same day together with 23 Snipe and a Dunlin. A flock of 70 Curlews was present at Haddiscoe Island, 6 November and single Woodcock were recorded at St Olaves, 10 November and Waveney Forest the following day.
Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans