WBC Sightings

7 to 13 April 2019

The male White-spotted Bluethroat was seen again at Herringfleet Marshes early morning on 7 April. A Firecrest was recorded at Ashby, 12 April, with Water Pipits present at Carlton Marshes (six), 7 April and Herringfleet Marshes (nine), 13 April. The first Yellow Wagtail (Carlton Marshes, 7 April, with another at Herringfleet Marshes the following day) and House Martin (three at Worlingham Marshes, 8 April) were noted during the week. Bearded Tits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (five), 7 April and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 8 April and Cetti’s Warblers at Carlton Marshes (four) and Herringfleet Marshes, 7 April and Oulton Marshes, 9 April, with a Kingfisher seen at Blundeston Marshes, 13 April.

The long-staying male Green-winged Teal at Herringfleet Marshes was present all week, while other wildfowl at the same site included three Mandarin Ducks and 300 Teal on 7 April.

Two Cranes were seen at Lopham Fen, 8 April, while Little Egrets were reported from Herringfleet Marshes (six), 7 April and Burgh Castle (two), 11 April. Two Little Gulls were present at Weybread GP, 10 April, along with the first Common Tern of the year.

A Jack Snipe and 15 Snipe were recorded at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 9 April and two Spotted Redshanks, 92 Avocets, 56 Black-tailed Godwits, 31 Curlews, 63 Dunlin and 120 Redshanks at Burgh Castle, 11 April. Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Ruff, a Green Sandpiper and three Redshanks, 7 April and eight Black-tailed Godwits, 10 April and at Herringfleet Marshes included three Ruff, three Little Ringed Plovers, 30 Redshanks and 20 Snipe, 7 April and two Green Sandpipers, 12 April. Redshank were also noted at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 8 April and Oulton Marshes, 9 April.

Single Red Kites were seen at Fritton, 9 April, Ashby, 12 April and Somerleyton, 13 April, with a Peregrine noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 7 April and a Short-eared Owl at Carlton Marshes, 13 April.


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