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RED-THROATED DIVER
Gavia stellata
****
Kessingland - 1st (1 N), 2nd (3 N, 2 S), 3rd (1 N, 1 S), 4th (3 S), 6th (1 N), 7th (1 N), 8th (3 N, 1 S), 9th (1 N, 2 S), 10th (3 N, 5 S), 11th (3 N, 2 S), 13th (2 S), 15th (1 N, 1 S), 16th (1 o/s), 17th (3 N, 2 S, 1 o/s), 18th (2 N, 2 S, 1 o/s), 19th (3 S), 22nd (1 S), 24th (1 N), 25th (1 S), 28th (3 S), 29th (1 N, 1 S), (1 N, 1 o/s), 31st (3 N).
Ness Point
- 3rd (4 N), 8th (1 N), 9th (2 N), 10th (1 S), 11th (1 N), 17th (1 N), 19th (1 S).




BLACK-THROATED DIVER Gavia arctica
Kessingland - 5th (1 N), 8th (1 N), 9th (1 N), 18th (1 N), 19th (1 N).



DIVER sp. Gaviidae
Kessingland - 8th (2 N), 11th (1 N), 17th (1 S).



GREAT CRESTED GREBE
Podiceps cristatus

Kessingland - 1st (2 S), 15th (1 o/s), 18th (1 N, 1 o/s), 19th (1 o/s), 24th (1 S), 26th (4 N), 27th (1 S), 28th (1 S).

Ness Point - 8th (1 N).



MANX SHEARWATER
Puffinus puffinus

Ness Point - 8th (1 N), 9th (1 N), 10th (1 N).
Kessingland - 11th (4 N).




SHEARWATER sp.

Kessingland - 11th (1 N).



LEACH'S STORM-PETREL
Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Ness Point - 10th (1 S), 11th (1 N), 16th (1 S).
Kessingland - 10th (1 N).





GANNET
Morus bassanus
****
Kessingland - 1st (27 N), 2nd (107 N), 3rd (38 N, 1 S), 4th (18 N), 5th (22 N, 1 S), 6th (36 N), 7th (1 N, 2 S), 8th (9 N, 4 S), 9th (17 N, 21 S), 10th (39 N, 68 S), 11th (75 N, 45 S), 12th (30 N, 9 S), 13th (8 N, 5 S), 14th (8 N, 3 S), 15th (1 N), 16th (1 N), 17th (14 N, 3 S), 18th (10 N), 19th (1 N), 20th (1 S), 21st (3 N), 22nd (1 N), 23rd (1 N), 25th (6 N), 27th (8 N, 3 S), 28th (1 S), 29th (1 N, 3 S), 30th (4 N), 31st (3 N).
Ness Point - 17th (9N, 5s), 19th (5S), 21st (1N).



CORMORANT
Phalacrocorax carbo
****
Kessingland - 3rd (1 S), 4th (2 S), 7th (2 N, 1 S), 8th (2 N, 2 S), 12th (2 N, 1 S), 17th (2 N, 2 S), 18th (1 o/s), 19th (1 S), 20th (2 N, 1 S), 24th (1 N), 26th (1 N, 2 S), 28th (2 S), 31st (1 S).
Ness Point - 29th (3 S).



LITTLE EGRET Egretta garzetta
One flew south over the beach at Kessingland on the 28th.



GREY HERON
Ardea cinerea

Three flew south past Ness Point on the 2nd being mobbed by large gulls. Single birds flew south past Kessingland on the 8th and 15th.



GLOSSY IBIS Plegadis falcinellus

Still present at Burgh Castle on the 1st at least. By the 8th it was back at Minsmere.

"Arnie" (I'll be back!) had returned yet again to the western end of Breydon on the 17th!

Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis - Burgh Castle - August 2004 - İAndrew Easton

MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor ****
Eight were on Leathes Ham on the 24th, ten were there on the 30th.



PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
Anser brachyrhynchus

A few skeins totalling at least 400 birds were noted over the Lound area viewed distantly from Corton on the 24th, they were milling around apparently looking for feeding sites and were last seen heading westwards towards the Somerleyton area. Similar numbers were seen over Bradwell on the 26th. There are currently many thousands in the Martham/Horsey area and these seem to be searching father afield for feeding opportunites. These are probably some of the largest numbers seen in Suffolk!



DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE
Branta bernicla bernicla
****
Kessingland - 1st (4 N, 59 S), 2nd (8 N, 41 S), 3rd (14 S), 5th (18 S), 7th (7 S), 8th (40 N, 18 S), 9th (82 N, 118 S), 10th (41 N, 280 S), 11th (18 N, 508 S), 12th (44 S), 13th (9 S), 14th (7 S), 15th (3 N, 2 S), 16th (12 N, 18 S), 17th (3 N), 18th (6 S), 19th (11 S), 20th (19 S), 21st (16 S), 22nd (1 S), 23rd (1 S), 24th (1 N, 2 S), 26th (2 S), 27th (119 S), 28th (3 N, 3420 S), 29th (1 N, 157 S), 30th (1 N, 2 S), 31st (14 N, 349 S).
Ness Point - 3rd (6 S), 8th (25 N), 9th (20 N, 36 S), 17th (4 N, 2 S), 19th (8 N, 18 S), 20th (10 S), 28th (1060 S), 29th (57 S), 30th (21 S).
Pakefield
- 12th (1 N, 5 S), 31st (21 S).
Lowestoft North Beach - 26th (7 S).



BARNACLE GOOSE
Branta leucopsis
One flew south with Brent Geese past Kessingland on the 28th.



SHELDUCK
Tadorna tadorna
****
Kessingland - 2nd (7 S), 8th (3 N, 17 S), 9th (1 S), 10th (1 N, 18 S), 11th (21 S), 12th (4 S), 13th (6 S), 15th (2 S), 16th (1 S), 21st (1 S), 27th (4 S), 28th (6 S), 29th (5 S), 30th (3 N).
Ness Point - 8th (15 N, 4 S), 10th (4 S), 11th (1 S), 29th (1 S).



WIGEON
Anas penelope
****
Kessingland - 1st (151 S), 2nd (155 S), 3rd (5 S, 15 o/s), 4th (23 S), 6th (1 N), 9th (4 S), 10th (8 N, 143 S), 11th (225 S), 12th (74 S), 13th (73 S), 14th (34 S), 15th (1 S), 17th (3 N), 18th (9 N), 19th (14 S), 20th (20 S), 22nd (2 N, 6 S), 23rd (8 S), 27th (18 N, 76 S), 28th (4 N, 230 S), 29th (35 N, 7 S), 30th (19 S), 31st (131 S).
Ness Point - 9th (4 N, 2 S), 10th (1 S).
Pakefield - 12th (5 S).
Leathes Ham - 19th (2).



GADWALL
Anas strepera
Kessingland - 1st (8 S), 2nd (4 S), 28th (14 S).



TEAL
Anas crecca
****
Kessingland - 1st (12 N, 73 S), 2nd (111 S), 3rd (8 S), 4th (20 S), 6th (6 S), 9th (3 N, 40 S), 11th (57 S), 12th (3 N, 37 S), 13th (32 S), 14th (3 S), 15th (2 S), 22nd (1 S), 23rd (28 S), 24th (2 S), 27th (16 S), 28th (2 N, 53 S), 29th (2 S), 30th (11 S).
Ness Point - 9th (2 S).
Pakefield - 12th (5 S).



MALLARD
Anas platyrhynchos
****
Pakefield
- 12th (2 S).
Kessingland - 28th (1 S), 31st (4 N).
A female at Leathes Ham on the 16th was accompanied by a brood of seven newly hatched ducklings.



PINTAIL
Anas acuta
****
Kessingland - 1st (5 S), 2nd (8 S), 4th (11 S), 5th (1 S), 6th (2 S), 9th (1 N), 12th (1 S), 13th (5 S), 14th (3 S), 16th (2 N), 27th (2 S), 28th (104 S), 29th (16 S), 31st (3 S).



SHOVELER
Anas clypeata

Kessingland - 2nd (4 S), 4th (1 S), 6th (1 S), 22nd (2 S).
Leathes Ham - 16th (6), 24th (8).



POCHARD
Aythya ferina
Kessingland - 10th (1 S), 14th (3 S).
Leathes Ham
- 24th (3).



TUFTED DUCK
Aythya fuligula

Kessingland - 1st (1 N), 2nd (1 S), 6th (1 S), 9th (2 S), 13th (1 S), 27th (1 S), 28th (10 S).
Ness Point
- 9th (2 N).



SCAUP
Aythya marila
****
A female flew south past Kessingland on the 28th.



COMMON EIDER
Somateria mollissima

One female swam slowly north past Lowestoft on the 3rd. Initially seen off the south beach, it rested briefly on the rocks at Ness Point before continuing northwards.
Kessingland - 8th (1 N), 12th (1 N), 16th (11 N), 28th (8 S).



COMMON SCOTER
Melanitta nigra
****
Kessingland - 1st (1 N, 11 S), 2nd (2 N, 14 S), 3rd (9 N, 3 S), 4th (1 S), 5th (2 S), 7th (3 S), 8th (4 N, 30 S), 9th (7 N, 8 S, 12 o/s), 10th (24 N, 10 S), 11th (20 N, 38 S), 12th (8 N, 5 S), 13th (5 N, 17 S), 14th (2 S), 15th (2 S), 16th (2 S), 17th (3 N), 18th (2 S), 19th (5 S), 20th (3 S), 23rd (1 N), 26th (6 N, 6 S, 3 o/s), 27th (3 N, 8 S, 5 o/s), 28th (6 N, 54 S), 29th (6 N, 125 S), 30th (6 N), 31st (2 N, 89 S).
Ness Point - 8th (2 S), 9th (40 S), 10th (9 N, 4 S), 19th (8 s), 29th (25 S).
Pakefield - 12th (12 S).



VELVET SCOTER Melanitta fusca
****
Ness Point - 10th (3 S), 11th (2 S), 27th (4 S).
Kessingland - 10th (2 S), 11th (2 N, 3 S), 15th (3 S), 18th (1 S), 30th (1 S), 31st (6 N, 2 S).
Pakefield
- 12th (4 S).



GOLDENEYE
Bucephala clangula
****
Kessingland - 9th (2 S), 11th (1 S), 13th (1 S), 15th (1 N), 27th (2 S), 28th (6 S), 30th (2 S), 31st (6 S).



RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
Mergus serrator
****
Kessingland - 1st (1 S), 8th (3 N), 10th (1 N), 13th (1 S), (11 S including a group of 10), 20th (1 S), 27th (2 S), 28th (16 S), 29th (7 S), 31st(2 S).
Lowestoft North Beach - 26th (1 S).



GOOSANDER
Mergus merganser

One flew south past Ness Point on the 17th.



HEN HARRIER
Circus cyaneus
A ringtail flew south low over the beach at 10:05 on the 17th.



SPARROWHAWK
Accipiter nisus

Two males were trapped and ringed at Corton on the 16th.

Sparrowhawk ©Andrew Easton
Sparrowhawk - Corton - October 2004 - İAndrew Easton

MERLIN Falco columbarius
One was watches arriving in off the sea at Kessingland on the 6th. One was seen along the south shore of Breydon Water on the 18th.



HOBBY
Falco subbuteo
Kessingland - 1st (1 S).
Corton - 2nd (1).
Herringfleet
- 6th (1).



WATER RAIL
Rallus aquaticus
One was heard near Kessingland sewage works on the 13th, 26th and 27th.



OYSTERCATCHER
Haematopus ostralegus

Kessingland - 16th (2 S), 17th (2 N), 26th (1 S), 29th (3 S).



RINGED PLOVER
Charadrius hiaticula
****
One was along Lake Lothing on the 16th. Three were in Hamilton Dock on the 31st.



KNOT
Calidris canutus

Kessingland - 1st (18 S), 2nd (2 S), 5th (4 S), 6th (7 S), 9th (4 N), 11th (15 S), 13th (10 S), 27th (32 S), 28th (37 S).


SANDERLING
Calidris alba

Kessingland
- 1st (3 S), 2nd (4 S), 20th (3 S), 28th (16 S).
Lowestoft North Beach - 26th (1 N).



PURPLE SANDPIPER
Calidris maritima
Five were at Ness Point on the 28th.



DUNLIN
Calidris alpina

Kessingland
- 2nd (37 S), 3rd (9 S), 4th (10 S), 7th (1 S), 13th (1 S), 17th (1 S), 20th (7 S), 27th (39 S), 28th (97 S).



PECTORAL SANDPIPER Calidris melanotos
****
One was present on the lagoon near the pumphouse along the south wall at Breydon Water for a short time early morning on the 6th.



CURLEW
Numenius arquata
Kessingland - 5th (3 S), 11th (3 S), 12th (1 S), 13th (1 N), 27th (3 S), 28th (6 S).
Ness Point - 19th (1 S).



COMMON SNIPE
Gallinago gallinago

Fifteen were seen at Hopton on the 17th. One was flushed from a field at Corton on the 26th.



WOODCOCK
Scolopax rusticola
****
Normanston Park
- One flew across the road there on the 27th.
Flycatcher Lane
- One flushed from the slope on the 29th.
Corton
- One trapped and ringed on the 30th.



REDSHANK
Tringa totanus

Kessingland - 7th (2 S), 17th (1 S), 22nd (2 S).

Lake Lothing - 16th (5).



TURNSTONE
Arenaria interpres
****
Kessingland - 2nd (2 S), 3rd (5 S), 8th (1 N), 9th (10 N), 13th (1 N), 14th (1 S), 15th (1 N), 26th (1 N), 27th (1 N), 30th (1 N).

Ness Point - 19th (20).


GREY PHALAROPE Phalaropus fulicarius ****
One was swimming around in Hamilton Dock for five minutes at midday on the 28th before flying off. It was not relocated but could still be lurking elsewhere in the harbour complex.
One was reported on Birdguides as being present, though elusive at times, in the harbour on the 31st.



POMARINE SKUA
Stercorarius pomarinus

Kessingland - 7th (1 N), 8th (2 N), 9th (2 N), 10th (1 S), 11th (2 N), 17th (1 N), 18th (1 N).
Ness Point - 10th (1S), 11th (1 S).



ARCTIC SKUA Stercorarius parasiticus
Kessingland - 2nd (1 N), 3rd (1 N), 10th (2 N, 3 S), 11th (3 N, 2 S), 12th (1 N), 27th (2 N).
Ness Point - 3rd (1 N), 10th (1 S), 11th (1 N, 1 S).



LONG-TAILED SKUA
Stercorarius longicaudus

Kessingland
- 10th (2 S).



GREAT SKUA
Catharacta skua
Kessingland - 2nd (3 N), 4th (1 N then o/s), 8th (1 N then o/s), 9th (1 S), 11th (5 N), 17th (1 S).
Ness Point - 3rd (three sightings of probably the same individual lingering).



SKUA sp. Stercoraridae
Kessingland
- 3rd (1 N then on sea), 16th (1 N).



MEDITERRANEAN GULL
Larus melanocephalus
****
One adult was seen along Lowestoft North Beach on the 13th. One adult with a green plastic ring on one leg was in the Links Road car park on the 26th, but it flew off north before the ring could be read.
Kessingland - 26th (1 adult S), 29th (1 adult S).
Ness Point - 31st (1 adult N).
Pakefield - 31st (3 adults, 1 1st winter).



LITTLE GULL
Larus minutus
****
Corton - 1st (3 feeding).
Kessingland - 1st (5 N), 2nd (3 N), 6th (4 N), 8th (20 N), 9th (4 N), 10th (7 N), 11th (3 N), 13th (1 N), 14th (2 N), 15th (1 feeding), 16th (1 N, 1 S), 17th (3 N, 2 S), 19th (1 N), 22nd (1 N, 1 feeding), 24th (1 S), 25th (3 N), 29th (2 S), 30th (1 N, 1 S).
Ness Point - 3rd (2 N), 8th (2 N), 9th (9 N), 10th (6 S), 19th (1 S).



YELLOW-LEGGED GULL Larus michahellis

One adult was along the North Beach at Lowestoft on the 18th.



SABINE'S GULL
Larus sabini
At 15:15 on the 2nd a juvenile flew slowly south past Kessingland accompanied by 16 Common Terns.



KITTIWAKE
Rissa tridactyla
****
Kessingland
- 4th (1 N), 8th (39 N), 9th (47 N, 1 S), 10th (74 N), 11th (21 N, 6 S), 12th (4 S), 19th (1 N), 27th (10 N), 30th (2 N, 1 S).
Ness Point - 9th (5 N).



SANDWICH TERN
Sterna sandvicensis

Kessingland
- 3rd (2 S), 4th (1 N, 6 S), 5th (2 S), 6th (2 N), 7th (5 S), 8th (1 S), 11th (1 S), 12th (2 N), 13th (1 S).
Ness Point
- 8th (2 S), 17th (4).
Lowestoft North Denes
- 23rd (2 were on Link's Road car park), 26th (1 first winter with gulls in Links Road car park).



COMMON TERN
Sterna hirundo
Ness Point
- 3rd (1 N).



ARCTIC TERN
Sterna paradisaea
Kessingland
- 3rd (1 juvenile south), 17th (1 feeding).
Ness Point - 9th (1 juvenile south).



"COMMIC" TERN
Sterna hirundo/paradisaea

Kessingland - 1st (9 S), 2nd (5 N, 22 S), 4th (2 N, 3 S), 5th (3 S), 19th (1 S probably an Arctic).
Ness Point - 19th (2 S).



BLACK TERN Chlidonias niger
Kessingland - 4th (1 N feeding).



GUILLEMOT
Uria aalge

Ness Point - 10th (2N, 1 S).



LITTLE AUK Alle alle
****
At 13:55 on the 19th one flew south over the beach at Kessingland.


AUK sp. Alcidae ****
Ness Point
- 3rd (10+ N), 8th (14 N), 9th (4 N), 10th (6 N), 19th (2 S).
Kessingland
- 1st (2 N), 3rd (4 N), 4th (17 N), 5th (12 N), 6th (5 N), 7th (6 N), 8th (58 N, 1 o/s), 9th (18 N), 10th (23 N), 11th (24 N), 12th (1 N), 16th (1 S), 17th (2 N), 19th (1 N), 20th (1 N), 27th (3 N, 3 S), 28th (2 N), 29th (1 N), 30th (1 N), 31st (1 N, 2 S).



WOOD PIGEON
Columba palumbus
****
Around 3000 were noted heading south over Kessingland early morning on the 26th, many of them appeared to be getting up from local fields. By 9:30am the same morning around 6000 had been observed flying south at Landguard Bird Observatory at Felixstowe. Presumably including many of the birds from Kessingland.
A flock of at least 500 flew west over Lound Waterworks on the 31st.




BARN OWL
Tyto alba
****
One was at Carlton Marshes on the 17th, with two there on the 31st.



LONG-EARED OWL
Asio otus

This wonderful Long-eared Owl was in the Sparrow's Nest Gardens early afternoon on the 20th. After being flushed by a van it was re-located in Belle vue Park at dusk where it performed well for the camera. Not so sure the Blackbirds were as impressed as us when they found it!!!

Long-eared Owl ©Robert Wincup
Long-eared Owl - Belle vue Park - October 20th 2004 - İRobert Wincup


SHORT-EARED OWL Asio flammeus
****
One was flushed from the beach at Kessingland on the 15th, another was in the grounds of Radar Lodge at Corton on the 17th, with two there on the 18th, and one still present on the 23rd.
Two were over the marshes along the south wall at Breydon Water on the 18th.
Single birds were seen at Carlton Marshes on the 24th and 31st.
At Ness Point one flew south past on the 19th, and one flew in off the sea there mobbed by gulls on the 22nd.



KINGFISHER
Alcedo atthis ****
Two were at Leathes Ham on the 24th. One was along Lake Lothing on the 30th. One was at Burgh Castle on the 31st.



SWALLOW
Hirundo rustica

Gunton
- 11th (6 S).
Ness Point
- 11th (2 S), 17th (4 S).
Kessingland - 13th (3 S), 14th (2 S), 15th (1 S), 16th (1 S), 18th (2 S).
Corton
- 23rd (2 S).



HOUSE MARTIN
Delichon urbica

Kessingland
- 16th (12 S).
Belle Vue Park
- 21st (4 S).
Corton
- 23rd (3 S), 24th (4 S).
Gunton
- 28th (2 S).



RICHARD'S PIPIT
Anthus richardi
****
One was present along the south wall of Breydon Water on the 16th and 17th.



ROCK PIPIT
Anthus petrosus
Ness Point - 8th (1), 9th (1), 11th (1 ), 17th (2).



GREY WAGTAIL
Motacilla cinerea
****
Denes Oval - 1st (2 N).
Warrenhouse Wood
- 3rd (1 S).
Kessingland Sewage Works
- 3rd (1), 26th (5).
Somerleyton Marshes - 6th (2).
Kirkley Fen Park - 6th (1).
Ness Point
- 8th (1 S).
Lowestoft High Street
- 8th (1).
Gunton (Tesco)
- 9th (1 N).
North Denes - 9th (1 S).
Sparrow's Nest Gardens - 17th (1), 18th (1), 23rd (1), 24th (1), 30th (2).
Ness Point - 19th (1).
Lound Waterworks - 31st (1).



BOHEMIAN WAXWING
Bombycilla garrulus
****
A party of five stopped off for a brief spot of treetop flycatching at Corton disused railtrack on the 24th, before continuing southwards. Keep an eye on your neighbourhood berry bushes!
A lone individual flew over the North Denes three times on the 30th, calling continuously. On the 31st a party of six dropped in at Corton disused railtrack, after a spot of flycatching and eating a few hawthorn berries they flew off westwards.



BLACK REDSTART
Phoenicurus ochruros

Two were seen together on the industrial units between Normanston Cemetery and North Quay Retail Park on the 26th.



REDSTART Phoenicurus phoenicurus
"Flycatcher Lane" Denes Oval - 1st (1).
Corton
- 2nd (1).
Gunton Wood
- 10th (1).

Redstart  ©Andrew Easton
Common Redstart - Gunton - October 10th 2004 - İAndrew Easton


WHEATEAR
Oenanthe oenanthe

Lowestoft North Denes
- 2nd (1), 3rd (4), 10th (1).
Ness Point
- 3rd (1 arrived in off the sea late afternoon), 17th (1).
Gunton Beach
- 9th (1).
Radar Lodge, Corton - 17th (1).
Breydon South Wall - 17th (1).



STONECHAT
Saxicola torquata

One was at Radar Lodge, Corton on the 17th and 26th. A male was perched on rocks in Lowestoft harbour on the 18th. A pair were at Carlton Marshes on the 24th. A pair were also on Beccles Marshes on the 27th.



RING OUZEL
Turdus torquatus
One dropped into a garden at St. Olaves on the 8th, part of a large arrival of Thrushes that day.
A male was present on Lowestoft North Denes on the 21st. One was seen along the disused railtrack at Gunton on the 29th.



FIELDFARE
Turdus pilaris ****
Corton - 9th (1), 16th (2), 24th (1), 31st (2).
Gunton - 11th (1), 12th (26).
Ness Point - 17th (2 in off the sea).
Lowestoft North Denes - 23rd (5), 29th (2), 31st (4).
Beccles Marshes - 27th (12).
Lowestoft Cemetery - 30th (1).



SONG THRUSH
Turdus philomelus
A few were heard calling overhead late evening on the 8th amongst many Redwings. Six were trapped and ringed at Kessingland on the 13th.



REDWING
Turdus iliacus
Large numbers were arriving in off the sea throughout the first half day on the 8th, and were also noted inland at St. Olaves. Many more were calling overhead on the evening of the 8th and some were still passing over at dawn on the 9th, though they didn't continue throughout the morning as on the previous day.

Large numbers of birds were again arriving at dawn on the 10th, and were also noted inland at Beccles.



MISTLE THRUSH
Turdus viscivorus
One was at Corton new sewage works on the 9th.



CETTI'S WARBLER
Cettia cetti

One was in the reedbed near Kessingland sewage works on the 13th.



REED WARBLER
Acrocephalus scirpaceus
One was seen along the slope above the North Denes camp site on the 15th.



DARTFORD WARBLER
Sylvia undata
One rather elusive individual was lurking in the bracken along the cliff slope at Gunton beach on the 26th.



LESSER WHITETHROAT
Sylvia curruca
Sparrows Nest Park
- 1st (1).
Gorleston
- 2nd (1).



GARDEN WARBLER
Sylvia borin
One was to the south of Warrenhouse Wood on the 15th.
One was bathing in the pond in the Sparrow's Nest Gardens on the 23rd.
One was trapped and ringed along Corton disused railway track on the 24th.



BLACKCAP
Sylvia atricapilla
****
On the 15th, at least 16 were seen between Arnolds Walk and Warrenhouse Wood.
Corton - 6th (1), 16th (7), 4th (3+).
North Denes
- 9th (2), 31st (1).
Gunton disused railtrack
- 12th (3).
Kessingland sewage works
- 13th (7), 26th (1).
Flycatcher Lane - 23rd (1), 30th (1).
Sparrows Nest Park
- 24th (1).

Pallas's Warbler ©Robert Wincup
Pallas's Warbler - "Flycatcher Lane" - October 2004 - ©Robert Wincup


PALLAS'S WARBLER Phylloscopus proregulus ****
One was in "Flycatcher Lane" behind the Denes Oval on the 28th and 29th.



YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER
Phylloscopus inornatus ****
The first of the autumn was found below Lowestoft Lighthouse on the 1st before it headed a short distance south into Arnolds Walk. A second bird was found shortly afterwards in "Flycatcher Lane" behind the Denes Oval. At least two were still present on the 2nd to 4th. One was also seen at Warren Lane, Gorleston on the 2nd.

On the 2nd one was also seen in the adjacent Belle Vue Park at the same time as the one in Sparrows Nest, and the one in Flycatcher Lane was still present shortly afterwards. It seems highly likely three individuals were present, and individuals were seen in the same three places on the 3rd as well.

On the 10th one was seen with a Tit flock in Arnolds Walk. It or another was in Sparrows Nest Park on the 13th. One was in the vicinity of the bowling green in Sparrows Nest Park on the 17th, 21st and 24th. The individual on the 24th was definitelty different to that on the 17th, but how many have been present so far is unsure.

One was again in Sparrows Nest Park on the 28th.

Yellow-browed Warbler  ©Robert Wincup
Yellow-browed Warbler - Sparrows Nest Park - October 2004 - ©Robert Wincup


CHIFFCHAFF
Phylloscopus collybita
****
Well in excess of 50 were noted between the Lowestoft Lighthouse and Links Road, particularly along Gunton Cliff on the 3rd. Strangely none could be found in Warrenhouse Wood on the opposite side of Links Road. A quite localized concentration, where the trees and bracken often seemed alive with the sight and sound of them them.
Corton - 9th (1), 10th (1), 24th (1), 31st (1).
North Denes - 9th (1), 24th (10), 26th (2), 31st (5).
Warrenhouse Wood - 9th (1), 31st (2).
Normanston Cemetery cycle track - 10th (1), 11th (2), 26th (1).
Normanston Cemetery - 11th (3).
Gunton Woods - 12th (1).
Flycatcher Lane - 23rd (5), 30th (5).
Kessingland Sewage Works - 21st (2).
Belle Vue/Sparrows Nest Parks - 24th (20+), 30th (2).



WILLOW WARBLER Phylloscopus trochilus
Normanston Cemetery - 11th (1).
Normanston Cemetery cycle track - 11th (1 different individual to above bird).
Warrenhouse Wood - 15th (1).



GOLDCREST
Regulus regulus
Increased numbers evident throughout the area between the 10th and 13th. Over 50 were noted at Corton on the 13th, an they could be heard calling from isolated trees in central Lowestoft the same day. Thirteen were trapped and ringed at Kessingland on the 13th, another indication of the large numbers of migrants arriving from Europe at the moment.
Large numbers were still in evidence on the 24th.



FIRECREST Regulus ignicapilla
Sparrows Nest Park - 2nd (1), 17th (1), 21st (1), 23rd (2), 24th (1).
Corton Woods - 10th.
Corton disused railtrack - 11th (1), 13th (1), 16th (1).
Kessingland sewage works
- 13th (1).
Belle Vue Park
- 13th (2).
Warrenhouse Wood
- 15th (1), 21st (1).

Firecrest  ©Robert Wincup
Firecrest - Sparrows Nest Park - October 2004 - ©Robert Wincup

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Muscicapa striata
One was in Gunton Woods on the 11th, another was in Arnolds Walk on the 24th.



RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER
Ficedula parva

One was seen in "Flycatcher Lane" behind the Denes Oval on the 13th.



PIED FLYCATCHER
Ficedula hypoleuca
"Flycatcher Lane", Denes Oval - 1st (1).
Belle Vue Park
- 3rd (1).



BEARDED TIT
Panurus biarmicus ****
Seven were foraging in the vegetation along the cliff slope at Gunton beach on the 26th, with at least two still there on the 27th.



MARSH TIT
Parus palustris
A pair were at Beccles Marshes on the 27th.



BRAMBLING
Fringilla montifringilla

Corton - 9th (9+ including a group of five leaving roost along the disused railway line shortly after dawn), 13th (5), 24th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes
- 15th (4), 24th (1).
Gunton disused railtrack
- 16th (1).
Ness Point
- 17th (1 in off the sea which then settled on the rocks to rest).



GOLDFINCH
Carduelis carduelis
****
Ness Point
- 17th (58 S), 18th (9 S), 19th (12 S).



GREENFINCH
Carduelis chloris
****
80+ were on the North Denes on the 29th.



SISKIN
Carduelis spinus
****
One flew south over the North Denes on the 31st.



REDPOLL
Carduelis whatevertheyarecalledthisweekensis
****
Two flew south over the North Denes at Lowestoft on the 31st.



COMMON BULLFINCH
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
A male of the Scandinavian nominate race "Northern" Bullfinch was trapped and ringed at Kessingland on the 18th. An example of the British race was also trapped there. Three were seen at Corton disused railtrack on the 24th.



LAPLAND BUNTING
Calcarius lapponicus

One was in fields by Corton old sewage works on the 1st, and two were in fields near Radar Lodge, Corton/Hopton on the 17th, with one there on the 26th.



SNOW BUNTING
Plectrophenax nivalis
****
Gorleston - 2nd (2), 3rd (5).
Corton - 3rd (1).
Kessingland - 9th (1 S), 10th (1 S), 21st (5), 30th (5), 31st (6).
Pakefield - 31st (2).



YELLOWHAMMER Emberiza citrinella

Five were in stubble alongside the disused railtrack at Gunton on the 12th.



REED BUNTING
Emberiza schoeniclus

One was with a Yellowhammer in the stubble field alongside the disused railtrack at Gunton on the 11th, and one was at Radar Lodge on the 17th. One flew west over Corton disused railtrack on the 24th. One was on Lowestoft North Denes camp site on the 26th.



BIRDS RECORDED IN LIZARD LAND DURING 2004:
Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Fulmar, European Storm-petrel, Leach's Storm-petrel, Gannet, Cormorant, Eurasian Shag, Little Egret, Glossy Ibis, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Spoonbill, Mute Swan, Bewick's Swan, Whooper Swan, Pink-footed Goose, White-fronted Goose, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Egyptian Goose, Shelduck, Mandarin, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Scaup, Eider, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Goldeneye, Smew, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Osprey, Kestrel, Merlin, Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Red-legged Partridge, Grey Partridge, Pheasant, Water Rail, Moorhen, Coot, Common Crane, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Stone Curlew, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Sanderling, Little Stint, Purple Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Ruff, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, Woodcock, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Turnstone, Grey Phalarope, Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua, Long-tailed Skua, Great Skua, Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull, Sabine's Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Little Tern, Guillemot, Razorbill, Puffin, Little Auk, Feral Dove, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Turtle Dove, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Swift, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wood Lark, Sky Lark, Richard's Pipit, Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, (White Wagtail), Bohemian Waxwing, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Nightingale, Black Redstart, Common Redstart, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Greenish Warbler, Pallas's Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Wood Warbler, Chiffchaff, (Siberian Chiffchaff), Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Treecreeper, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Brambling, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch, Hawfinch, Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting.