Bird Sightings 2019

29 December 2019 to 4 January 2020

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…

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22 to 28 December 2019

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,…

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15 to 21 December 2019

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…

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8 to 14 December 2019

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,…

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1 to 7 December 2019

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…

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24 to 30 November 2019

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…

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17 to 23 November 2019

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…

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10 to 16 November 2019

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,…

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3 to 9 November 2019

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…

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27 October to 2 November 2019

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…

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20 to 26 October 2019

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…

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13 to 19 October 2019

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…

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6 to 12 October 2019

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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