WBC Sightings

8 to 14 January 2017

Three Waxwings were seen in Worlingham at the junction of Coney Hill and Ellough Road, 12 and 13 January, increasing to five, 14 January. Bramblings were noted at North Cove SWT reserve, 9 January and St Olaves (three), 14 January, Lesser Redpolls at North Cove SWT reserve, 9 January and St Olaves (two), 12 January and Bearded Tits at Lopham Fen (eight) and Oulton Marshes, 12 January and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 13 January. A flock of 60 Siskins was noted at Worlingham Marshes, 8 January, with a Stonechat at Oulton Marshes, 8 January, a Grey Wagtail at North Cove, 12 January, a Cetti’s Warbler at Oulton Marshes, 12 January and a Kingfisher, Beccles Quay, 11 January.

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island on 10 January included a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Peregrine, five Marsh Harriers and three Short-eared Owls. Elsewhere, male Hen Harriers were seen at Worlingham Marshes, 8 January and St Olaves, 14 January, a Red Kite flew over Barnby and North Cove, 12 January, Peregrines were recorded at Oulton Marshes, 8 January and Wheatacre Marshes, 11 January and Marsh Harriers at Wheatacre Marshes, 11 January, Herringfleet Marshes, 13 January and Carlton Marshes (six), 14 January. Two Short-eared Owls were hunting at Oulton Marshes, 8 January, with a Barn Owl noted at the same site on 14 January.

A Whooper Swan was noted at Earsham, 11 January, while three Tundra Bean Geese and two White-fronted Geese were present at Haddiscoe Marshes, 11 January, 35 White-fronted Geese at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 8 January, 1,200 Pink-footed Geese at Burgh St Peter, 11 January and 100 Wigeon at Oulton Marshes, 8 January.

Wader records included Woodcock at Barsham Marshes (two) and St Olaves, 11 January, 1,000 Lapwings at Burgh St Peter, 11 January and Snipe at Carlton Marshes (12), 11 January and St Olaves (12), 14 January. Finally, a Little Egret was present at Oulton Marshes, 8 January.

Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans

 

Photo of Waxwing © Jon Evans