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Bird Sightings 2019

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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