Posts by Andrew Green

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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5 to 11 August 2018

Three Wheatears were present at Carlton Marshes, 10 August. Two Wood Sandpipers and six Green Sandpipers were recorded on marshes at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 11 August, with three Green Sandpipers also noted at Carlton Marshes, 8 August.  A Hobby was noted at Beccles, 11 August and a Barn Owl at Carlton Marshes, 5 August.  

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29 July to 4 August 2018

Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Black-tailed Godwits, five Ruff, a Little Ringed Plover and two Dunlins, 29 July and a Green Sandpiper, 4 August, with six Green Sandpipers also present at Redgrave Fen, 2 August. Single Hobbies were noted at Beccles and Lopham Fen, 1 August and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes, 30 July…

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22 to 28 July 2018

Waders at Carlton Marshes included an adult Curlew Sandpiper, a Golden Plover, a Dunlin and a (Common) Redshank, 22 July, five Ruff and a Green Sandpiper, 23 July, 14 Snipe, 25 July and a Spotted Redshank, a Greenshank, a Little Ringed Plover and ten Black-tailed Godwits, 28 July. Four Green Sandpipers were present at Redgrave…

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15 to 21 July 2018

A Cattle Egret was present at Outney Common, Bungay, 17 July and a Spoonbill flew north over Carlton Marshes on 15 July. Little Egrets were recorded at Carlton Marshes (three), 15 July, Redgrave Fen (two), 18 July and Worlingham Marshes, 19 July and Mediterranean Gulls at Carlton Marshes (16), 15 July and Beccles (four), 16…

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8 to 14 July 2018

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Little Ringed Plover, 9 July, two Greenshanks, 11 July and six Ruff, 11 Black-tailed Godwits and three Snipe, 12 July, while elsewhere a Black-tailed Godwit was present at Oulton Marshes and a Common Sandpiper at Blundeston Marshes, 14 July. A large flock of gulls, including 10 Mediterranean Gulls, was…

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1 to 7 July 2018

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Greenshank, 50 Black-tailed Godwits, two Little Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper and a Curlew, 1 July, three Wood Sandpipers and a (Common) Redshank, 2 July, a Spotted Redshank and a Green Sandpiper, 3 July, two Ruff, 5 July and two Snipe, 7 July. Notable passerines at Carlton Marshes included…

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24 to 30 June 2018

A Spoonbill circled above Carlton Marshes, 25 June. Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Curlew and a Dunlin, 29 June and a Wood Sandpiper, a Greenshank, three Green Sandpipers, 50 Black-tailed Godwits and two Little Ringed Plovers, 30 June. A Red Kite was seen at Beccles Marshes, 26 June and a Hobby at Carlton Marshes,…

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17 to 23 June 2018

The wader highlight of the week was a Wood Sandpiper at Carlton Marshes on 19 June. Other waders at Carlton Marshes included five Black-tailed Godwits, a Curlew and a Redshank, 17 June, a Green Sandpiper, 21 June and a Snipe, 22 June, with two Redshanks also noted at Oulton Marshes, 21 June. The Corncrake was…

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10 to 16 June 2018

The Corncrake was again heard calling at Earsham Marshes, 10 June. An immature Glossy Ibis landed briefly at Carlton Marshes, 10 June before flying off east. A Spotted Flycatcher was recorded at Beccles Common, 10 June and two Yellow Wagtails and a Cetti’s Warbler at Carlton Marshes, 16 June. Cuckoos were noted at Oulton Marshes,…

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3 to 9 June 2018

A Corncrake was heard calling on the marshes at Bungay and Earsham, 6 to 9 June. A Honey Buzzard flew over Carlton Marshes, 7 June. A Peregrine was seen at Oulton Marshes, 3 June and a Red Kite at Belton, 8 June. Hobbies were reported from Carlton Marshes (two), 3 June, Beccles Common, 4 June…

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27 May to 2 June 2018

A Honey Buzzard flew north over Bungay late morning on 30 May and an Osprey flew west along Oulton Dyke, 2 June. Hobbies were recorded at Oulton Marshes, 27 May and Redgrave Fen (three), 29 May and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes, 27 May, Earsham, 29 May and Lopham Fen, 30 May. An escaped Black…

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20 to 26 May 2018

Single Ospreys flew north over Carlton Marshes on 21 and 25 May. Red Kites were noted at Carlton Colville, 20 May and Oulton, 21 May, Hobbies at Barnby, 21 May and Carlton Marshes (two), 26 May and a Barn Owl at Carlton Marshes, 21 May. Two Yellow Wagtails were seen at Carlton Marshes, 24 May.…

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13 to 19 May 2018

The long-staying American Bittern at Carlton Marshes was last seen on 16 May. A flock of seven Cranes circled over St Olaves on the 19th and then continued south-east along the valley and over Carlton Marshes at 12.30pm.They subsequently flew back west over Carlton Marshes later in the afternoon. A Little Egret was noted at…

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6 to 12 May 2018

The long-staying American Bittern remained at Carlton Marshes throughout the week. Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes, 6 May and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 7 May. A male Garganey was present at Carlton Marshes, 12 May and a pair of Mandarin Ducks at Fritton Lake, 10 May. A Wheatear was seen at Carlton Marshes, 9…

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29 April to 5 May 2018

The American Bittern was present at Carlton Marshes throughout the week and began ‘singing’ from 2 May onwards. A Glossy Ibis flew south over Breydon Water and landed in horse paddocks along Back Lane, Burgh Castle, 4 May and a Little Egret was noted at Carlton Marshes, 29 April. A Pied Flycatcher was present along…

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22 to 28 April 2018

The American Bittern at Carlton Marshes was seen daily through the week. Little Egrets were noted at Herringfleet Marshes (two) and Carlton Marshes, 25 April. The first Swifts of the year (a flock of six) were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 25 April. A Ring Ouzel was seen at Carlton Marshes, 22 April, with a Stonechat…

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15 to 21 April 2018

The American Bittern was present at Carlton Marshes throughout the week. A Great White Egret flew north-east over Carlton Marshes, 19 April, a Crane flew west over Carlton Marshes, 20 April and a Little Egret was noted at Lopham Fen, 15 April. An Osprey flew over Carlton Marshes, 19 April. The first Hobbies of the…

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8 to 14 April 2018

The American Bittern was present throughout the week at Carlton Marshes. Two Cranes flew west over Carlton Marshes, 14 April, the Great White Egret at Oulton Marshes was present until 10 April and Little Egrets were noted at Outney Common, Bungay (three), 8 April and Carlton Marshes (three), 14 April. A Whinchat was seen at Carlton…

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1 to 7 April 2018

The undoubted highlight of the week (and the year so far) was an American Bittern photographed at Carlton Marshes, 7 April. A Great White Egret was present at Oulton Marshes on 5 to 7 April, while Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (two), 4 April and Lopham Fen and Oulton Marshes, 5 April. A…

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25 to 31 March 2018

Three Cranes flew north over Castle Marsh, North Cove, 31 March and a Red-throated Diver was seen nearby on the river the previous day. An adult Spoonbill was present at Carlton Marshes and a Bittern was noted at Thorpe Marshes, Haddiscoe, 25 March, while Little Egrets were recorded at Carlton Marshes (two) and Weybread GP…

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18 to 24 March 2018

A Spoonbill was seen at Carlton Marshes, 23 and 24 March, a Great White Egret flew west over Lopham Fen, 21 March and two Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes, 24 March. A very early Willow Warbler was seen at Harleston, 19 March, while Black Redstarts were present at Bungay (two), 20 March and…

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11 to 17 March 2018

Two Black Redstarts were seen in a garden along Southend Road, Bungay, 15 to 17 March. Bramblings were recorded at Camps Heath (Oulton), Fallowfields (Oulton) and St Olaves, 14 March. A Water Pipit was noted at Carlton Marshes, 11 March, a Grey Wagtail at Beccles, 12 March, a male Blackcap and a singing Chiffchaff at…

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4 to 10 March 2018

Two Red Kites were seen at Ashby, 10 March and the long-staying Rough-legged Buzzard at Haddiscoe Island was recorded regularly through the week. Other raptor highlights included a Peregrine at Haddiscoe Island, 5 March, a ringtail Hen Harrier at Haddiscoe Island, 6 March and nine Buzzards at Ashby, 9 March. Marsh Harriers were recorded at…

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25 February to 3 March 2018

A Jack Snipe was seen at Oulton Marshes, 1 March, while at nearby Carlton Marshes a Ruff and 34 Snipe were recorded, 26 February and two Green Sandpipers, 2 March. Woodcock were noted at Beccles and Somerleyton, 28 February, St Olaves, 1 March and Carlton Marshes and Oulton, 2 March. The long-staying Rough-legged Buzzard at…

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18 to 24 February 2018

The long-staying Rough-legged Buzzard at Haddiscoe Island was seen regularly through the week. Other raptors at Haddiscoe Island included five Short-eared Owls and two Barn Owls, 18 February and a Merlin and seven Marsh Harriers, 24 February. Elsewhere, a Peregrine was seen at Burgh Castle, 18 February, Marsh Harriers at Burgh Castle and Carlton Marshes,…

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11 to 17 February 2018

The long-staying Rough-legged Buzzard at Haddiscoe Island remained throughout the week. Other raptors at Haddiscoe Island included three Short-eared Owls and two Barn Owls, 15 February and a ringtail Hen Harrier, a Merlin, two Peregrines and three Marsh Harriers, 17 February. Elsewhere, a Peregrine was seen at Carlton Marshes, 14 February, Marsh Harriers at Somerleyton…

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4 to 10 February 2018

Three White-fronted Geese were present amongst a flock of 940 Pink-footed Geese at Haddiscoe Island, 4 February, while 200 Pink-footed Geese were noted at Flixton Marshes (near Lowestoft), 9 February. A Goosander flew along the river at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 10 February and counts of 200 Wigeon and 100 Teal were made at Oulton…

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28 January to 3 February 2018

A Glossy Ibis was seen in flooded fields at Burgh St Peter and also in flight over neighbouring Carlton Marshes, 30 January. A Bittern was recorded at Lopham Fen, 28 January, while Little Egrets were noted at Beccles Common and Earsham GP, 28 January, Lopham Fen, 29 January, Oulton Marshes, 30 January, Carlton Marshes, 31…

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21 to 27 January 2018

A group of eight Taiga Bean Geese was present at Haddiscoe Island, 23 January, while 70 Pink-footed Geese flew north over St Olaves, 21 January. Two Bewick’s Swans were noted at Carlton Marshes, 26 January and two escaped Black Swans at Gillingham Marshes, 23 January. A combined count of 310 Wigeon was made at Carlton…

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14 to 20 January 2018

A Waxwing was present along Mill Road, Burgh Castle, 14 January, while more unseasonable records involved a Blackcap in a garden at Beccles, 16 January and a Chiffchaff at Carlton Marshes, 20 January. A Grey Wagtail was seen at Beccles, 14 January and a Brambling at St Olaves and three Lesser Redpolls and 35 Siskins…

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7 to 13 January 2018

The long-staying Great White Egret remained at Redgrave Fen throughout the week and Little Egrets were recorded at Carlton Marshes (four) and Redgrave Fen, 7 January. A group of seven Bewick’s Swans circled Ocean Pit, Weybread before flying off east, 10 January, while a single Brent Goose was present at Carlton Marshes, 12 January and…

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31 December 2017 to 6 January 2018

Two Whooper Swans were present at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 1 January and a Bewick’s Swan and 121 Mute Swans were seen at the same site on 6 January. Fly-over Pink-footed Geese were recorded at Somerleyton (200), 1 January and Carlton Marshes (60), 3 January, with notable counts of 400 Greylag Geese and 200 Wigeon at Carlton/Castle…

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