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29 September to 5 October 2019

A Jack Snipe was seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 2 October. Other notable waders included a flock of 100 Black-tailed Godwits at Herringfleet Marshes, 2 October, two Black-tailed Godwits at Carlton Marshes, 3 October and three Black-tailed Godwits and 18 Curlews at Burgh Castle, 4 October. The first Redwings of the autumn were recorded, with records received…

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22 to 28 September 2019

An Osprey was present at Carlton Marshes, 23 September, late Hobbies were noted at Beccles Common and Herringfleet Hills, 27 September and Outney Common, Bungay (two), 28 September and seven Buzzards were seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 23 September. An early Fieldfare was noted at Worlingham Marshes, 23 September, while late summer visitors included Wheatears at Somerleyton,…

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15 to 21 September 2019

A Great White Egret was seen at Carlton Marshes, 21 September, while Little Egrets were noted at Redgrave Fen (two) and Herringfleet Marshes, 15 September and Carlton Marshes (three), 21 September. Late summer visitors included a Reed Warbler at Redgrave Fen, 15 September, a Yellow Wagtail at Carlton Marshes, 15 September and two Wheatears, also…

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8 to 14 September 2019

A Cattle Egret flew high over Carlton and Oulton Marshes, 8 September. Great White Egrets were seen at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 9 September and Herringfleet Marshes, 10 and 11 September and Little Egrets at Carlton Marshes, 8 September and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 11 September. Two Mediterranean Gulls were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 8 September.…

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1 to 7 September 2019

Waders at Herringfleet Marshes included three Wood Sandpipers, two Ruffs, 12 Green Sandpipers and 35 Snipe, 1 September and a Spotted Redshank and a Common Sandpiper, 6 September, while at Carlton Marshes, four Greenshanks, a Common Sandpiper and two Green Sandpipers were present on 1 September and ten Black-tailed Godwits on 7 September. At Lopham…

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25 to 31 August 2019

A Pied Flycatcher, and also a Cuckoo, were seen at Carlton Marshes, 25 August, with two Whinchats at Herringfleet Marshes, 29 August. A Spotted Flycatcher was noted at Beccles Common, 26 August, with Kingfishers at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 27 August and Beccles, 31 August and a Cetti’s Warbler at Carlton Marshes, also 31 August. Waders at Herringfleet…

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18 to 24 August 2019

Two Pied Flycatchers were recorded at Burgh Castle, 24 August, with two Turtle Doves at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe on the same day. Elsewhere, two Cetti’s Warblers were noted at Carlton Marshes, 18 August, a Bearded Tit at Lopham Fen, 20 August, a Nuthatch also at Lopham Fen, 21 August, a Spotted Flycatcher at Beccles Common, 22 August…

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11 to 17 August 2019

An Osprey was seen at Burgh Castle, 17 August, and what was probably the same individual was observed over Carlton Marshes at midday. Hobbies were recorded at Beccles, 12 August, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 13 August, South Lopham (two), 16 August and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 17 August, with ten Buzzards in the air together at Herringfleet Marshes…

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4 to 10 August 2019

The excellent run of Wood Sandpiper sightings continued with 10 at Herringfleet Marshes, 6 August and singles at Carlton Marshes, 4 August and Earsham GP, 9 August. Other waders at Herringfleet Marshes included two Black-tailed Godwits and 11 Green Sandpipers, 4 August, a Common Sandpiper, 7 August and six Greenshank and six Dunlin, 9 August;…

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28 July to 3 August 2019

Numbers of Wood Sandpipers peaked on 28 July, with 14 at Herringfleet Marshes and 11 at Carlton Marshes. Other waders at Herringfleet Marshes included six Greenshanks, two Black-tailed Godwits, 15 Green Sandpipers, 11 Common Sandpipers, two Snipe and a Curlew, 28 July, while at Carlton Marshes waders included three Golden Plovers, eight Green Sandpipers and…

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21 to 27 July 2019

The wader highlight of the week involved six Wood Sandpipers at Carlton Marshes on 27 July. Other waders at Carlton Marshes included 13 Common Sandpipers, 25 July and five Black-tailed Godwits and two Green Sandpipers, 26 July, while waders at Burgh Castle on 25 July included 18 Avocets, 100 Black-tailed Godwits, 42 Curlews and two…

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14 to 20 July 2019

Singing Grasshopper Warblers were heard at Carlton Marshes, 14 July and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 20 July, a Cetti’s Warbler was noted at Carlton Marshes, 14 July and five Bearded Tits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes, 18 July. Waders at Herringfleet Marshes included 18 Black-tailed Godwits and a Common Sandpiper, 16 July and three Green Sandpipers, a Curlew…

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7 to 13 July 2019

Notable waders included seven Black-tailed Godwits at Herringfleet Marshes, 7 July, a Golden Plover at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 13 July and single Ringed Plovers at Carlton Marshes, 12 July and Homersfield the following day. Hobbies were recorded at Carlton Marshes and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 9 July and Somerleyton, 12 July and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes (three) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe,…

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30 June to 6 July 2019

Hobbies were seen at Lopham Fen, 30 June, Fritton Lake, 3 July, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 5 July and Oulton, 6 July, Red Kites at Belton and North Cove, 30 June and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes, 4 July and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 5 July. Cuckoos were recorded at Lopham Fen, 30 June and North Cove, 2 July and…

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23 to 29 June 2019

A Savi’s Warbler was heard in song at Carlton Marshes, 29 June. A Turtle Dove and a Spotted Flycatcher were recorded at Weybread, 26 June at two Stonechats at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 24 June. Cuckoos were reported from Oulton Marshes (two) and Lopham Fen, 23 June and Castle Marsh and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 24 June, Grasshopper…

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16 to 22 June 2019

A Spoonbill flew high south-east over Carlton Marshes during the morning of 16 June, while Little Egrets were recorded at Redgrave Fen, 17 June, Herringfleet Marshes (five), 20 June and Carlton Marshes (seven), 22 June. A Spotted Redshank and three Curlews were seen at Carlton Marshes, 22 June, five Black-tailed Godwits at Herringfleet Marshes, 20…

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9 to 15 June 2019

A Spotted Flycatcher was seen at Beccles Common, 10 June, three Yellow Wagtails at Carlton Marshes, 11 June and a Bearded Tit at Herringfleet Marshes, 14 June. Grasshopper Warblers were noted at Carlton Marshes and Herringfleet Marshes, 11 June and Cuckoos at Castle Marsh, North Cove (two) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 11 June and Lopham Fen…

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2 to 8 June 2019

A Marsh Warbler was singing at Oulton Marshes on 5 June, with another singing at a different location on the same marsh the following day. Spotted Flycatchers were noted at North Cove and Oulton Marshes, 2 June; Cuckoos at Lopham Fen, 2 June, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), Carlton Marshes and North Cove, 3 June and Oulton Marshes,…

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26 May to 1 June 2019

A male Garganey was present at Carlton Marshes, 28 May. A Spoonbill flew west at Carlton Marshes and a Great White Egret was seen at Carlton Marshes, 26 May, while Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (four), 26 May, Herringfleet Marshes (six), 28 May and Oulton Marshes, 31 May. A flock of 82 Black-tailed…

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19 to 25 May 2019

The singing Savi’s Warbler at Carlton Marshes was heard up to 21 May and two Spotted Flycatchers were seen at Beccles Common, 24 May. Three Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 24 May, while Grasshopper Warblers were noted at Herringfleet Marshes, 20 May and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 24 May; Cetti’s Warblers at Burgh Castle, 19 May,…

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12 to 18 May 2019

The singing Savi’s Warbler remained at Carlton Marshes all week and a Wood Warbler was present at Caldecott Hall Golf Course, Fritton, 14 May. A White Wagtail was seen at Herringfleet Marshes and nine Wheatears at Carlton Marshes, 12 May. Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 16 May and Carlton Marshes (six), 18…

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5 to 11 May 2019

A Savi’s Warbler was singing at Carlton Marshes, 11 May. Wheatears were seen at Carlton Marshes (two), 5 May and Castle Marsh, North Cove, 7 May and a Nightingale was singing at Somerleyton, 8 May. Yellow Wagtails were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (ten), 5 May and Carlton Marshes (two), 6 May; Grasshopper Warblers at Lopham…

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28 April to 4 May 2019

An adult White-tailed Eagle flew south over Carlton Marshes during the afternoon of 30 April. Other notable sightings of raptors at Carlton Marshes included a Short-eared Owl on 28 April and two Hobbies on 1 May, while Red Kites were seen at Worlingham, 29 April and Beccles Marshes, 3 May. Notable passerines at Carlton Marshes…

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21 to 27 April 2019

The long-staying male Green-winged Teal at Herringfleet Marshes was last seen on 24 April, while four Mandarin Ducks and 100 Teal were present at the same site on 21 April. A White Wagtail and two Water Pipits were present at Herringfleet Marshes, 22 April, a Blue-headed Wagtail at Carlton Marshes, 25 April and Wheatears at…

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14 to 20 April 2019

A pair of Garganey was present at Aldeby shooting lakes all week, while other wildfowl present at this site included two redhead Goosanders on 14 April and a Goldeneye on 18 April. The long-staying male Green-winged Teal was present at Herringfleet Marshes all week, while other wildfowl present at this site included three Mandarin Ducks…

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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)…

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31 March to 6 April 2019

A male White-spotted Bluethroat was found at Herringfleet Marshes on 6 April. The first Swallow (Beccles Marshes, 31 March), Sand Martin (Carlton Marshes, 31 March), Sedge Warbler (Carlton Marshes, 5 April) and Willow Warbler (Beccles Marshes, 5 April) of the year were all recorded during the week. Water Pipits were recorded at Carlton Marshes (five),…

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24 to 30 March 2019

The male Green-winged Teal at Herringfleet Marshes was present all week and has now been present over a month. Two Mandarins were noted at St Olaves, 28 March. Two Cranes were seen at Lopham Fen, 28 March. Little Egrets were present at Carlton Marshes (13) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 27 March and Herringfleet Marshes (six), 28 March.…

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17 to 23 March 2019

An immature White-tailed Eagle flew high south over Burgh Castle, Belton and Waveney Forest, Fritton before heading east over Somerleyton and Blundeston and back north again on the morning of 23 March. Raptors recorded at Carlton Marshes included a Peregrine and a Barn Owl, 17 March and two Red Kites and ten Buzzards, 23 March.…

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10 to 16 March 2019

The male Green-winged Teal at Herringfleet Marshes remained all week, while eight Goosanders were seen at Carlton Marshes, 14 March. A Cattle Egret roosted at Carlton Marshes on the evening of 10 March, while Little Egrets were reported at Carlton Marshes (21), 14 March and Herringfleet Marshes (six), 16 March. A very impressive count of…

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3 to 9 March 2019

The male Green-winged Teal found last week at Herringfleet Marshes remained all week, with a count of 221 Teal at the same site on 9 March. A Goosander flew east over Carlton Marshes on 6 March. A Cattle Egret was seen at Carlton Marshes on 3 and 6 March and was joined by a Great…

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24 February to 2 March 2019

A male Green-winged Teal was found at Herringfleet Marshes on 26 February and stayed for the remainder of the week. Other notable wildfowl included 200 Teal at Herringfleet Marshes, 1 March and 325 Wigeon at Oulton Marshes, 2 March, with an escaped Black Swan also at Herringfleet Marshes, 28 February. A Cattle Egret was seen…

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17 to 23 February 2019

A Cattle Egret was recorded at Carlton Marshes regularly throughout the week at either dawn or dusk. Little Egrets were noted at Outney Common, Bungay, 17 February, Beccles Common, 18 February, Carlton Marshes (12), 19 February and Herringfleet Marshes (six), 23 February. Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included two Rough-legged Buzzards, two Merlins, a ringtail Hen…

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10 to 16 February 2019

A Great White Egret was seen at Somerleyton Marshes, 13 February, while Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (three) and Oulton Marshes (two), 11 February and Haddiscoe Island, 14 February. Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Merlin, 10 February, a Peregrine, 13 February and a Rough-legged Buzzard, a ringtail Hen Harrier, four Marsh Harriers,…

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3 to 9 February 2019

Two White-fronted Geese were present at Carlton Marshes and 1,000 Pink-footed Geese at Haddiscoe Island, 3 February. Four Bewick’s Swans flew over A143 at Gillingham on the same day and counts of Wigeon included 300 at Oulton Marshes, 3 February and 120 at Carlton Marshes, 9 February. Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Peregrine, a…

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27 January to 2 February 2019

Raptors seen at Haddiscoe Island included a Rough-legged Buzzard, five Buzzards and four Short-eared Owls, 30 January and a Hen Harrier, 1 February. At nearby Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe a Peregrine and nine Marsh Harriers were recorded on 27 January and two Barn Owls on 29 January and at Carlton Marshes a Short-eared Owl on 31 January and…

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20 to 26 January 2019

A Rough-legged Buzzard was seen at Haddiscoe Island regularly throughout the week. Other raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Merlin, 21 January, a ringtail Hen Harrier, ten Buzzards and four Short-eared Owls, 23 January and a Red Kite, two Peregrines, eight Marsh Harriers and three Barn Owls, 26 January. Peregrines were also seen at Carlton…

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13 to 19 January 2019

Three Cattle Egrets were seen at Carlton Marshes, 19 January, while a Great White Egret was present at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 15 January and Little Egrets were noted at Redgrave Fen, 13 January and Carlton Marshes (eight), 19 January.  A Rough-legged Buzzard was seen at Haddiscoe Island regularly throughout the week. Other raptors at…

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6 to 12 January 2019

The passerine highlight of the week was an unseasonable Yellow-browed Warbler which was trapped and ringed at Burgh Castle, 6 January. Three Chiffchaffs were also recorded at the same site and another Chiffchaff was noted at Carlton Marshes on the same day. Single Water Pipits were recorded at Carlton Marshes and Herringfleet Marshes, 12 January…

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30 December 2018 to 5 January 2019

Two Waxwings were seen at the junction of Beccles Road and Hollow Grove Way in Carlton Colville on 4 and 5 January. Other notable passerines included two Water Pipits at Carlton Marshes, 31 December, a Brambling at St Olaves, 3 January and a Stonechat at Carlton Marshes, 5 January. Grey Wagtails were noted at Beccles,…

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23 to 29 December 2018

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included two Rough-legged Buzzards, 23 December, five Short-eared Owls, 27 December, two Marsh Harriers, 28 December and a ringtail Hen Harrier and a male Merlin, 29 December. Elsewhere, a Peregrine was seen at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 27 December and Marsh Harriers were reported from Lopham Fen, 24 December, Herringfleet Marshes…

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16 to 22 December 2018

A Cattle Egret was seen at Carlton Marshes from 20 to 22 December, while Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (two), 17 December, Oulton Marshes, 21 December and Haddiscoe Island, 22 December. Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included four Short-eared Owls, 16 December, a ringtail Hen Harrier, 17 December and a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Peregrine…

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9 to 15 December 2018

Four Cattle Egrets flew into roost at Carlton Marshes at dusk on 9 December. Two Cattle Egrets were also noted at Carlton Marshes from 10 to 12 December and one on 13 December, with one at nearby Castle Marsh, North Cove on 14 December. Great White Egrets were seen at Haddiscoe Island, 9 December and…

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2 to 8 December 2018

The long-staying adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was still present and was joined by three others regularly through the week. A Great White Egret was seen at Haddiscoe Island, 2 December, while Little Egrets were reported from Carlton Marshes (three), Worlingham (two) and Haddiscoe Island, 2 December, Oulton Marshes, 3 December and Herringfleet Marshes…

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25 November to 1 December 2018

A Penduline Tit was seen near Toft Monks Mill on Haddiscoe Island, 25 November. Other notable passerines at Haddiscoe Island on 25 November included a Grey Wagtail, two Water Pipits, ten Bearded Tits and two Stonechats, while nearby at Thorpe Marshes, Haddiscoe a Lapland Bunting and a Water Pipit were recorded on the same day.…

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18 to 24 November 2018

The long-staying adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was present throughout the week and was joined by two additional birds on 24 November. A Great White Egret was seen at Burgh Castle, 23 November and three Little Egrets were noted at the same site on 18 November. A Bittern was recorded at Fritton Marshes, 23…

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11 to 17 November 2018

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Rough-legged Buzzard, 11 November, a Merlin, 15 November and ten Marsh Harriers, three Short-eared Owls and a Barn Owl, 17 November. Elsewhere, a Marsh Harrier was reported from Castle Marsh, North Cove, 12 November and Barn Owls from Lopham Fen, 11 November and Carlton Marshes, 12 November. The long-staying…

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4 to 10 November 2018

A Merlin was seen at Carlton Marshes, 9 November and two Marsh Harriers were noted at Haddiscoe Island, 6 November. The long-staying adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was present throughout the week and a Little Egret was seen at Herringfleet Marshes, 9 November. Two Water Pipits were seen at Carlton Marshes, 5 November. A…

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28 October to 3 November 2018

A Rough-legged Buzzard, a Merlin and seven Marsh Harriers were recorded at Haddiscoe Island, 3 November and a male Hen Harrier flew south-east over Worlingham Marshes, 28 October. Marsh Harriers were reported from Carlton Marshes, 31 October, Oulton Marshes, 2 November and Beccles Marshes, 3 November, Short-eared Owls from Oulton, 28 October and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 2…

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21 to 27 October 2018

Jack Snipe were seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (five), 21 October and Lopham Fen, 27 October, while a count of 22 (Common) Snipe was made at Carlton Marshes, 25 October and 16 Black-tailed Godwits were present at Herringfleet Marshes, 23 October The long-staying adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes remained throughout the week, while. Little Egrets were…

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14 to 20 October 2018

A Yellow-browed Warbler was recorded at Fallowfields, Oulton, 14 October, while single Bramblings were seen at Beccles, 14 October and Carlton Marshes, 19 October. A Grey Wagtail was noted at Oulton, a Cetti’s Warbler at Worlingham Marshes and three Stonechats at Carlton Marshes, 14 October, with Bearded Tits reported from Lopham Fen (two), 16 October,…

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7 to 13 October 2018

There was a major arrival of Yellow-browed Warblers along the east coast of England on 7 October, including two at Burgh Castle. A Ring Ouzel was seen at Carlton Marshes, 12 October, while Bramblings were recorded at Weybread GP, 7 October, Oulton Marshes (six), 10 October, Blundeston (four), 11 October and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 12 October. A…

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30 September to 6 October 2018

The long-staying adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was noted on 3 and 5 October, while Little Egrets were recorded at Burgh Castle (four), 2 October and Carlton Marshes, 5 October. A Bittern was seen at Lopham Fen, 5 October. The first Pink-footed Geese of the autumn were seen at Burgh Castle, 2 October (a…

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23 to 29 September 2018

The regular Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was present throughout the week, while 13 Little Egrets were noted at Haddiscoe Island, 29 September. Raptors recorded at Haddiscoe Island on 29 September included a Merlin, a Peregrine, 16 Marsh Harriers, six Buzzards, a Short-eared Owl and three Barn Owls. Elsewhere, Hobbies were recorded at Herringfleet (two),…

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16 to 22 September 2018

The regular adult Cattle Egrets at Burgh Castle and Carlton Marshes were present throughout the week, while two Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes, 22 September. A late Whinchat was seen at Carlton Marshes, 16 September. Two Nuthatches were recorded at Ditchingham, 17 September and Grey Wagtails at Worlingham (two) and Beccles and a…

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9 to 15 September 2018

The adult Cattle Egret was back at Burgh Castle on 14 and 15 September and the regular adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was also back on 14 and 15 September. Little Egrets were recorded at Redgrave Fen (two) and Carlton Marshes, 9 September and Lopham Fen, 14 September. A Short-eared Owl was hunting at…

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2 to 8 September 2018

The long-staying adult Cattle Egret at Burgh Castle was present to 4 September and the regular adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was present from 2 to 4 September and again on 7 September. A Little Egret was noted at Carlton Marshes, 2 September. A Pied Flycatcher was seen at Carlton Colville, 6 September, while…

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26 August to 1 September 2018

The adult Cattle Egret at Burgh Castle was present all week and another adult Cattle Egret was present at Carlton Marshes, 31 August and 1 September. Little Egrets were recorded at Carlton Marshes (two), 27 August, Herringfleet Marshes, 29 August, Redgrave Fen, 30 August and Burgh Castle (five), 1 September. Passerines at Burgh Castle included…

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19 to 25 August 2018

An adult Cattle Egret was present at Burgh Castle Marshes from 20 August through to the end of the week and another adult Cattle Egret was seen at Carlton Marshes, 23 August. A Little Egret was recorded at Oulton Marshes, 19 August. A Whinchat was seen at Carlton Marshes and two Spotted Flycatchers at Beccles,…

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12 to 18 August

An adult Cattle Egret was present at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 15 August, later flying east over Carlton Marshes during the evening. A Great White Egret briefly landed on Carlton Marshes, 18 August, before flying off west, while Little Egrets were recorded at Redgrave Fen (two) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 12 August and Carlton Marshes, 15 August.…

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