Birdline East Anglia bird news for Suffolk for September 2007
by Robin Chittenden

The juvenile Marbled Duck remained at Normanston Park at Leathes Ham in Lowestoft all month

A Great White Egret was at Westwood Marshes at Walberswick 17th-20th, another or perhaps the same flew south at Landguard NR 25th and one at Boyton marshes RSPB 26th. There was an amazing count of twenty-three Spoonbill that were on Havergate Island 1st.

A Lesser Yellowlegs was at Tinker's Marsh, Walberswick 25th-26th. There was just one Pectoral Sandpipers at Tinker's Marsh, Walberswick 25th.

There was a Red-breasted Flycatcher at Eastern Bavents 18th-20th and a Richard's Pipit was at North Warren RSPB 11th.

These were eclipsed at the end of the month when the weather patterns became perfect for an huge influx of passerine migrants, winter wildfowl and waders. Highlights were a Red-flanked Bluetail at Corton 28th, which was only seen briefly and a Red-breasted Flycatcher was there 28th. There were also Great Grey Shrikes at Landguard NR 28th, Corton 28th, Minsmere RSPB 29th-30th, Lowestoft 29th, Yellow-browed Warblers at Lowestoft 27th, Dunwich 27th, Minsmere 28th-29th, Bawdsey 28th, Felixstowe 28th and a Barred Warbler at Landguard 27th-30th.

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