Bird Sightings 2014

28 December 2014 to 3 January 2015

Hen Harriers were seen at Haddiscoe Island (male and ringtail) and Belton Marshes (male), 29 December, Marsh Harriers were recorded at Beccles Marshes, 28 December, Belton Marshes, Herringfleet Marshes (two)…

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21 to 27 December 2014

A male Peregrine was present at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 26 December. Marsh Harriers were noted at Haddiscoe Island (19), 21 December, Carlton Marshes (three), 24 December, Gillingham, 25 December,…

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14 to 20 December 2014

A Whooper Swan was present at Aldeby shooting lakes, 18 and 19 December, while nearby four Bewick’s Swans were seen at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 20 December. Pink-footed Geese were…

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7 to 13 December 2014

Raptor highlights included Merlins at Belton Marshes, 7 December and Oulton Marshes, 8 December, Peregrines at Worlingham Marshes, 7 December, Haddiscoe Island (two), 8 December and Redgrave Fen, 10 December…

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30 November to 6 December 2014

Raptors at Haddiscoe Island included a Rough-legged Buzzard, 30 November and a Merlin, two Hen Harriers and a Peregrine the following day. Marsh Harriers were recorded at Geldeston Marshes and…

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23 to 29 November 2014

Hen Harriers were present at Belton Marshes (one male), 25 November and Haddiscoe Island (three), 29 November, while Marsh Harriers were recorded at Herringfleet Marshes, 24 November, Beccles Marshes, 25…

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16 to 22 November 2014

A female Blackcap was seen in a member’s garden at Worlingham, 16 November. Two Stonechats were present at Lopham Fen, 19 November and a Kingfisher was noted at Beccles Marshes,…

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9 to 15 November 2014

Carlton Marshes hosted two Jack Snipe, 28 Common Snipe and two Green Sandpipers on 11 November, with a Woodcock seen at Beccles Marshes on the same day. Two Lesser Redpolls…

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2 to 8 November 2014

The first Bewick’s Swans (three) of the autumn were present at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 8 November, while a flock of 400 Pink-footed Geese flew north-east over Blundeston late morning…

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26 October to 1 November 2014

A Ring Ouzel was seen at Carlton Marshes, 1 November. Other notable passerines at Carlton Marshes included a Grey Wagtail, 26 October and two Snow Buntings, 28 October, while a…

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19 to 25 October 2014

A Rough-legged Buzzard was present at Haddiscoe Island, 22 October. Also seen at Haddiscoe Island during the week were three Marsh Harriers, 20 October, a Barn Owl, 23 October, a…

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12 to 18 October 2014

A Great White Egret (most likely the same individual) was seen at Carlton Marshes and Herringfleet Marshes, 14 October and Haddiscoe Island, 18 October. Little Egrets were noted at Carlton…

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5 to 11 October 2014

A late Hobby was seen at Gillingham Marshes, 8 October. Marsh Harriers were noted at Burgh Castle (two), 5 October, Herringfleet Marshes (two), 7 October and Lopham Fen, 10 October…

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28 September to 4 October 2014

A late Whinchat was present at Thorpe Marshes, Haddiscoe, 1 October, with four Stonechats at Carlton Marshes, 28 September. A Grey Wagtail was seen along Townlands Drive, Beccles, 2 October,…

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Kingfisher

21 to 27 September 2014

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Ringed Plover and a Redshank, 21 September and a Jack Snipe, two Ruff and ten Common Snipe, 25 September. Another Jack Snipe, together with…

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Cettis Warbler by Craig Shaw

14 to 20 September 2014

A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen at Burgh Castle, 20 September. Carlton Marshes hosted a Yellow Wagtail, 14 September, 13 Whinchats and three Stonechats, 16 September and a Wheatear and 130…

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7 to 13 September 2014

The Osprey was seen again at Broome GP, 9 September. A Merlin was present at Belton Marshes, 9 September and three Hobbies at Carlton Marshes the following day, while Marsh…

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31 August to 6 September 2014

The Osprey was seen regularly at Broome GP throughout the week, while Marsh Harriers were noted at Beccles Marshes, 2 September, Carlton Marshes, 3 September and Burgh Castle (two), 6…

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24 to 30 August 2014

A Crane was seen in flight at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 26 August, while Little Egrets were noted at Burgh Castle (three) and Carlton Marshes (three), 24 August. An Osprey was seen at…

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17 to 23 August 2014

A Great White Egret was present briefly at Carlton Marshes, 19 August, with four Little Egrets also seen on the same day. Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Wood Sandpipers, three…

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10 to 16 August 2014

A group of six Spoonbills flew west over Carlton Marshes at 8.15am on 16 August, while Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes (eight), 10 August and Burgh Castle and…

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3 to 9 August 2014

An unseasonable male Hen Harrier flew north over Belton, 5 August. Hobbies were seen at Flixton GP and Waveney Forest, Fritton (two), 3 August, Beccles Marshes, 5 August and Carlton…

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27 July to 2 August 2014

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Wood Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, a Knot, five Black-tailed Godwits, two Curlews, 21 Snipe and a Redshank, 27 July, a Greenshank, 29 July and…

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20 to 26 July 2014

A male Montagu’s Harrier flew over the A143 at Haddiscoe Marshes in the afternoon of 21 July. Waders at Carlton Marshes included one Greenshank, one Redshank and one Common Sandpiper,…

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13 to 19 July 2014

An adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen briefly along Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville during the evening of 19 July. Nearby Carlton Marshes hosted a Kingfisher, 18 July and two singing…

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29 June – 5 July 2014

A Red Kite flew east over George Westwood Way, Beccles, 3 July, a Hobby was seen at Carlton Marshes, 5 July and Barn Owls were noted at Thorpe Marshes, Haddiscoe,…

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6 to 12 July 2014

A colour-ringed Glossy Ibis was present at Carlton Marshes during the evening of 6 July, while sightings of Little Egret included 12 at Carlton Marshes, 8 July and one at…

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22 to 28 June 2014

A Spotted Flycatcher was present at Geldeston churchyard, 22 June, three Cetti’s Warblers were noted at Beccles Marshes, 24 June and a Kingfisher was seen at Redgrave Fen, 27 June.…

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15 to 21 June 2014

A Ruff and two Common Sandpipers were present at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 16 June and three Curlews and 12 Redshanks at Burgh Castle Flats, 20 June. Spotted Flycatchers were seen at Geldeston…

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8 to 14 June 2014

An early returning Spotted Redshank was present at Burgh Castle, 14 June and a Common Redshank was noted at the same site, 11 June, while a Little Ringed Plover was…

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1 to 7 June 2014

The highlight of the week was a Black Stork which flew south-east over Carlton Colville at 10.35am on 5 June. A Wood Sandpiper was present at Carlton Marshes, 1 June,…

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25 to 31 May 2014

An Osprey flew west over Fritton Lake, 26 May, while Hobbies were seen at Ashby (three), 25 May, Fritton Lake, 26 May, Redgrave Fen, 30 May and Carlton Marshes (two),…

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18 to 24 May 2014

A Black Kite flew over a very lucky Waveney Bird Club member’s garden at Worlingham, 19 May. Four Buzzards were seen at Ashby, 18 May and two Hobbies at Redgrave…

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11 to 17 May 2014

A ringtail Montagu’s Harrier drifted high east over Carlton Marshes shortly after midday on 12 May. Red Kites were seen at Ashby, Carlton Marshes and Somerleyton, 17 May and a…

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4 to 10 May 2014

A Black Kite flew south-west over the river between Oulton and Somerleyton at 11.04am on 4 May and continued west towards Burgh St Peter / Haddiscoe, while a Red Kite…

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27 April to 3 May 2014

A Great White Egret was present at Carlton Marshes on 2 and 3 May, with four Little Egrets seen at the same site on 3 May and a Spoonbill flew…

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20 to 26 April 2014

The first Hobby of the spring was seen at Beccles Marshes, 22 April, with another at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 25 April, while a Red Kite was noted at Barsham…

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13 to 19 April 2014

The long-staying Dusky Warbler at Oulton Marshes was last seen on 17 April. Notable passerine migrants included a male Ring Ouzel at Oulton Marshes, a Wheatear atCastle Marsh, North Cove…

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6 to 12 April 2014

The long-staying Dusky Warbler remained at Oulton Marshes all week and a male Ring Ouzel was also seen at Oulton Marshes, 10 April. The first Sedge Warbler (Carlton Marshes, 9…

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30 March to 5 April 2014

The Dusky Warbler remained at Oulton Marshes throughout the week. Early returning summer migrants included the first Willow Warbler at Carlton Marshes, 1 April, the first Swallow at Camps Heath,…

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23 to 29 March 2014

The Dusky Warbler found at Oulton Marshes last week stayed throughout. A White Wagtail was present at Carlton Marshes, 23 March and a Common Crossbill was seen at Waveney Forest,…

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16 to 22 March 2014

A Dusky Warbler was a superb find by a Waveney Bird Club member at Oulton Marshes, 19 March and remained, although often elusively, to the end of the week. The…

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9 to 15 March 2014

The Glossy Ibis at Oulton Marshes was last seen on 11 March, while Little Egrets were noted at Lushbush, Redenhall, 13 March and Burgh Castle Flats (two), 15 March. Two…

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2 to 8 March 2014

Eight Parrot Crossbills and three Common Crossbills were reported at Waveney Forest, 2 March. Two singing Chiffchaffs at North Cove, 8 March and singing Cetti’s Warblers at Oulton Marshes, 2…

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23 February to 1 March 2014

Parrot Crossbills were recorded at Waveney Forest, Fritton almost daily, with 13 on 23 February, nine on 24 February, one on 25 February, three on 26 February and two on…

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16 to 22 February 2014

Parrot Crossbill returns to the headlines this week, with no fewer than 18 present at Waveney Forest, Fritton, 22 February, together with three Common Crossbills. Earlier in the week, eight…

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9 to 15 February 2014

The long-staying Glossy Ibis remained at Oulton Marshes all week and a Crane was present at Haddiscoe Island, 13 February. Little Egrets were recorded at Oulton Marshes, 9 February, Carlton…

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2 to 8 February 2014

The long-staying Glossy Ibis remained at Oulton Marshes all week, while Little Egrets were present at Carlton Marshes (two), 3 February and Mendham Marshes, 7 February. A Rough-legged Buzzard was…

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26 January to 1 February 2014

The long-staying Glossy Ibis was present at Oulton Marshes throughout the week and a Little Egret was present at Carlton Marshes, 29 and 31 January. A Rough-legged Buzzard was present…

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19 to 25 January 2014

The two long-staying Rough-legged Buzzards at Haddiscoe Island were present all week. Other raptors included Peregrines at Carlton Marshes, 24 January and Belton Marshes and Haddiscoe Island the following day,…

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12 to 18 January 2014

The female Parrot Crossbill was seen with the flock of 20 Common Crossbills at Waveney Forest, Fritton until 14 January, while a Siberian Chiffchaff was present at Oulton Marshes, 14…

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5 to 11 January 2014

No doubt about this week’s star bird! A female Parrot Crossbill was found amongst a flock of 20 Common Crossbills at Waveney Forest, Fritton, 10 January, and was still present…

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29 December 2013 to 4 January 2014

The Glossy Ibis remained at Oulton Marshes all week, while single Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes, 2 January, and Oulton Marshes, 4 January. The two Rough-legged Buzzards were…

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