8 to 14 November 2015
A Penduline Tit flew south-east over St Olaves bridge at 9.15am on 8 November, providing the highlight of the week. A Chiffchaff, four Cetti’s Warblers, two Stonechats and 12 Bearded Tits were recorded at nearby Somerleyton on the same day, with a further Cetti’s Warbler noted at Carlton Marshes, 12 November. Grey Wagtails were seen at Ellingham Mill, 8 November and Beccles Quay, 9 November, Kingfishers at Carlton Marshes, 8 November and Beccles Quay (two), 9 November and two Lesser Redpolls at Outney Common, Bungay, 13 November. Pre-roost gatherings of Starlings included 1200 at Haddiscoe Island, 8 November and 12000 at Lopham Fen and 2000 at Barsham Marshes, 13 November.
A Red Kite was seen at Ditchingham, 8 November, while Marsh Harriers were noted at Belton Marshes, Burgh Castle and Somerleyton Marshes, 8 November and Haddiscoe Island (14), 14 November. Short-eared Owls were present at Lopham Fen, 8 November and Haddiscoe Island (two), 14 November, with Barn Owls recorded at Belton Marshes and Oulton Marshes, 8 November, Beccles Marshes (two), 11 November, Outney Common, 13 November and Haddiscoe Island (four), 14 November.
A flock of 670 Pink-footed Geese flew south-east over Somerleyton, 13 November. Finally, Little Egrets were reported from Somerleyton Marshes (two), 8 November, Carlton Marshes (three), 12 November and Outney Common, 13 November.
Photo of Penduline Tit © Jon Evans