The two first-winter Great Northern Divers were present at No.1 Pit, Weybread on 19 January, with one remaining the following day. White-fronted Geese were seen at Somerleyton Marshes (two), 24 January and Carlton Marshes (two), 25 January and Pink-footed Geese at Blundeston (35), 19 January, Carlton Marshes, 22 January and Somerleyton Marshes (800), 24 January.…

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The two long-staying first-winter Great Northern Divers at No.1 Pit, Weybread were present throughout the week. Notable wildfowl included 30 White-fronted Geese and 700 Pink-footed Geese at Haddiscoe Island, eight White-fronted Geese and 15 Pink-footed Geese at Carlton Marshes and 450 Pink-footed Geese at Oulton Marshes, 18 January. Two Pintail were also present at Carlton…

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Two first-winter Great Northern Divers were seen at No.1 Pit, Weybread from 7 to 11 January (and according to fishermen had been present since early December). Passerine highlights included 16 Water Pipits and ten Bearded Tits at Herringfleet Marshes, 5 January. Grey Wagtails were recorded at Worlingham Marshes (two) and Weybread GP, 11 January; Stonechats…

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A Tundra Bean Goose was present at Oulton Marshes, 4 January. White-fronted Geese were seen at Oulton Marshes (38) and Carlton Marshes (20), 2 January and Herringfleet Marshes (ten), 4 January and Pink-footed Geese at Oulton Marshes (600), 30 December, Carlton Marshes (150), 1 January, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (300), 3 January and Herringfleet Marshes (350), 4 January.…

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A Merlin was seen at Lopham Fen, 24 December and a Red Kite at Beccles, 26 December. Marsh Harriers were reported from Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (six), 22 December, Somerleyton Marshes, 23 December, Lopham Fen, 24 December and Gillingham Marshes (three), 26 December and five Buzzards were noted at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 22 December. Short-eared Owls were seen hunting at…

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A Waxwing was seen along Rectory Road, Carlton Colville from 16 to 19 December, increasing to three on 20 December and 31 on 21 December. Water Pipits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (nine), 16 December and Carlton Marshes (two), 21 December; Stonechats at Carlton Marshes, 15 December and Herringfleet Marshes (two), 16 December; Bearded Tits…

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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…

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A first-winter Rough-legged Buzzard was seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 2 December. A Merlin was recorded at Lopham Fen and seven Buzzards in the air together at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 2 December and two Peregrines at Carlton Marshes, 5 December. Marsh Harriers were reported from Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (four) and Lopham Fen, 2 December and Carlton Marshes (two), 7 December. Four…

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Water Pipits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes, 25 November and Carlton Marshes, 26 November; Grey Wagtails at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 25 November, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 27 November and Beccles, 29 November; Stonechats at Carlton Marshes (five), 24 November, Herringfleet Marshes (three), 25 November, Lopham Fen (two), 26 November and Haddiscoe Island (three), 30 November; Cetti’s Warblers at…

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Five Waxwings were present at the junction of Coney Hill and Ellough Road in Beccles on 18 November, with three noted on 17 November, four on 19 November and one on 23 November. Water Pipits were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes (five) and Carlton Marshes (three), 17 November; Stonechats at Carlton Marshes (three), 17 November and…

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Three Waxwings were present at the junction of Coney Hill and Ellough Road in Beccles on 16 November. On the same day, a Water Pipit, three Stonechats, a Bearded Tit, two Chiffchaffs and a Cetti’s Warbler were recorded at Carlton Marshes. A Blackcap was seen at Belton, 13 November, while single Kingfishers were noted at…

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A Hoopoe was seen at Burgh Castle, 3 November and two late Swallows at Carlton Marshes, 7 November. A Water Pipit, two Chiffchaffs and two Kingfishers were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 3 November and a Grey Wagtail at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 6 November. Bramblings were noted at Oulton, 7 November and Belton, 9 November; Bearded Tits at…

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A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Ring Ouzel were recorded at Burgh Castle, 31 October. Water Pipits were seen at Herringfleet Marshes (two), 31 October and Carlton Marshes, 1 November and Stonechats at Carlton Marshes (two), 27 October and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (two), 2 November. A Kingfisher was noted at Carlton Marshes, 27 October, a Grey Wagtail at…

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Two Cranes flew over Carlton Marshes at dusk on 22 October. Great White Egrets were seen at Herringfleet Marshes, 20 and 22 October and Carlton Marshes, 22 to 25 October and Little Egrets at Herringfleet Marshes (three), 20 October and Carlton Marshes (16), 25 October. Notable wildfowl included Pink-footed Geese at Haddiscoe Island (120), 20…

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Two Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 15 October, with one noted the following day. Two Wheatears were recorded at Carlton Marshes, 15 October and a Ring Ouzel at Lopham Fen, 16 October. A late Swallow was seen at Carlton Marshes, 14 October and a Brambling at Ditchingham, 19 October. Stonechats were recorded at Carlton…

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A first-winter Ring Ouzel was seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 8 October, with three Wheatears at Carlton Marshes, 10 October and a Whinchat also at Carlton Marshes, 11 October. Two late House Martins were noted at St Olaves, 12 October. Two Stonechats were recorded at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 8 October and three Cetti’s Warblers at Carlton…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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