WBC Sightings

8 to 14 December 2019

A Glossy Ibis was seen at Carlton Marshes, 12 December. Great White Egrets were recorded at Haddiscoe Island, 11 December and Carlton Marshes, 14 December and Little Egrets at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 12 December, Burgh Castle (two), 13 December and Carlton Marshes (14), 14 December.

Three Water Pipits were seen at Carlton Marshes, 12 December. Bearded Tits were noted at Lopham Fen (two), 8 December and Carlton Marshes (three), 14 December; Stonechats at Carlton Marshes (four) and Lopham Fen (two), 8 December and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 12 December; Chiffchaffs at Aldeby, 8 December and Carlton Marshes (three), 14 December and Cettiā€™s Warblers at Lopham Fen, 8 December and Carlton Marshes (two), 14 December. A pre-roost count of 25,000 Starlings was made at Lopham Fen on 8 December.

A Peregrine was seen at Carlton Marshes, 11 December and a Red Kite at Gillingham, 14 December, while Marsh Harriers were noted at Lopham Fen (two), 8 December, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 12 December, Burgh Castle, 13 December and Carlton Marshes (three), 14 December. Three Short-eared Owls were hunting at Haddiscoe Island, 11 December and a Barn Owl at Carlton Marshes, 12 December.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included 1,500 Lapwings and two Redshanks, 8 December, a Black-tailed Godwit, 11 December and a Greenshank and eight Dunlin, Carlton Marshes, 14 December, with 1,500 Golden Plovers at Lopham Fen, 8 December and 900 Lapwings, 25 Curlews, three Dunlin and ten Redshanks at Burgh Castle, 13 December.

Pink-footed Geese were recorded at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (300), 12 December, Oulton Marshes (2,400), 13 December. A count of 120 Teal was made at Burgh Castle, 13 December, while 200 Greylag Geese, five Pintail, 250 Wigeon and 200 Teal were noted at Carlton Marshes the following day.

 

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