WBC Sightings

6 to 12 October 2019

A first-winter Ring Ouzel was seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 8 October, with three Wheatears at Carlton Marshes, 10 October and a Whinchat also at Carlton Marshes, 11 October. Two late House Martins were noted at St Olaves, 12 October. Two Stonechats were recorded at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 8 October and three Cetti’s Warblers at Carlton Marshes, 10 October. Notable counts included 40 Pied Wagtails at Glebe Marshes, Burgh Castle on 6 October and 260 Goldfinches at Carlton Marshes on 11 October.

A Peregrine was seen at Castle Marsh, 8 October and a ringtail Hen Harrier at Carlton Marshes, 10 October, while Marsh Harriers were noted at Castle Marsh, 8 October and Carlton Marshes (four), 11 October.

Great White Egrets were present at Carlton Marshes, 8 and 12 October and Castle Marsh (two), 12 October, with five Little Egrets at Carlton Marshes, 11 October. Counts of 350 Teal and 100 Mallard were made at Carlton Marshes on 9 October and a flock of 150 Pink-footed Geese flew north-east over St Olaves and 400 Greylag Geese were seen at Castle Marsh, 12 October

Waders at Carlton Marshes included 50 Snipe, 9 October and a Dunlin and a Green Sandpiper, 11 October, while elsewhere two Green Sandpipers were recorded at Lopham Fen, 6 October and a Redshank at Castle Marsh, 8 October.


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