6 to 12 December 2015
Five Short-eared Owls were seen at Haddiscoe Island, 9 December, with reports of Barn Owls received from Haddiscoe Island, 6 December, Burgh Castle, 7 December, Beccles Marshes (two) and Castle Marsh, 11 December and Bungay, 12 December. A male Hen Harrier was also recorded at Haddiscoe Island, 9 December, with Marsh Harriers noted at Haddiscoe Island (seven), 6 December, Herringfleet Marshes, 8 December and Oulton Marshes, 9 December.
Four Bewick’s Swans flew over Castle Marsh, North Cove, 6 December, while two flew over Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville, 12 December and 1200 Pink-footed Geese were present at Somerleyton Marshes, 12 December.
A Bittern was seen in flight at Castle Marsh, 6 December and three Little Egrets were noted at the same site on 12 December. A Green Sandpiper and three Woodcock were recorded at Fritton, 6 December and a count of 243 Great Black-backed Gulls was made at Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville on the same day.
Two Bearded Tits and two Cetti’s Warblers were noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 8 December and a Kingfisher was seen at Beccles Marshes, 11 December.
Photo of Short-eared Owl © Jon Evans