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  Avocets, Carlton Marshes
Andrew Easton


 
The GREEN-WINGED TEAL was still present at Herringfleet Marshes on the 19th.

Five COMMON CRANES flew over Gorleston and Somerleyton on the 18th, with two flying over Oulton Broad on the 19th.  A HOODED CROW flew north along the coast at Lowestoft on the 18th.

Two COMMON REDSTARTS were found on the 16th, at Gunton and at Mutford, and the first CUCKOO was back on the 17th.

With the prolonged spell of north-easterly winds continuing throughout the weekend migration was again very subdued, though singles of TREE PIPIT, COMMON WHITETHROAT and LESSER WHITETROAT did appear on the 14th.



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UPDATED
: 20:00 19th April


GANNET
Morus bassanus
Ness Point
- 7th (56 N).



FULMAR Fulmarus glacialis
Corton - 6th (1).
Ness Point - 13th (3 N, 1 S), 19th (1 S).



LITTLE EGRET Egretta garzetta
Herringfleet Marshes - 12th (6), 18th (8).



GREAT WHITE EGRET Ardea alba
One flew over Oulton and Carlton Marshes on the 19th.



BITTERN Botaurus stellaris
Carlton Marshes - 14th (1).



MANDARIN Aix galericulata
Herringfleet Marshes - 7th (2+), 14th (3), 19th (2).
Fritton Lake - 15th (2).


Green-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal - Herringfleet Marshes Andrew Easton

GREE
N-WINGED TEAL Anas carolinensis
The drake found at Herringfleet Marshes on February 26th was still present on April 19th.



TEAL Anas crecca
Herringfleet Marshes - 12th (178).



EIDER Somateria mollissima
Ness Point - 13th (1 N).



GOLDENEYE Bucephala clangula
Herringfleet Marshes - 16th (1).



WHITE-TAILED EAGLE Haliaeetus albicilla
One flew north over Oulton Broad on the 11th, it had first been seen on the Blyth estuary before heading north along the coast. Later in the afternoon it was seen at Winterton.



RED KITE Milvus milvus
Kessingland - 2nd (1 S).
Ashby - 12th (1).
Oulton Broad - 12th (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 16th (1).
Somerleyton - 17th (2).
Lowestoft North Denes - (2).
Corton - 19th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 19th (1).



COMMON CRANE Grus grus
Five flew over Gorleston then over Somerleyton heading southward on the morning of the 18th.
Two flew over Oulton Broad on the 19th.



WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus
Leathes Ham - 2nd (3).
Carlton Marshes - 16th (3).




AVOCET
Recurvirostra avosetta
Carlton Marshes
- 3rd (10), 4th (10), 6th (8), 7th (10), 18th (20), 19th (7).




RINGED PLOVER Charadrius hiaticula
Herringfleet Marshes - 15th (1), 19th (2).



LITTLE RINGED PLOVER Charadrius dubius
Carlton Marshes - 16th (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 19th (5).



RUFF Philomachus pugnax
Carlton Marshes - 5th (4), 6th (6), 7th (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 6th (8), 7th (3), 11th (2), 12th (2), 13th (3), 16th (2), 18th (1).



SNIPE Gallinago gallinago
Castle Marshes, North Cove - 9th (15).



JACK SNIPE Lymnocryptes minimus
Castle Marshes, North Cove - 9th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 19th (1).



GREENSHANK Tringa nebularia
Corton - 16th (1 over).



WHIMBREL Numenius phaeopeus
Corton - 16th (1 over).
Castle Marshes, North Cove - 18th (2), 19th (6).



BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa
Carlton Marshes - 8th (2), 9th (2), 10th (8), 11th (1), 13th (5), 14th (3), 18th (7).

Lowestoft Harbour
An old photo view from the late 19th century of South Pier and Yacht Club area.



GREEN SANDPIPER Tringa ochropus
Herringfleet Marshes - 2nd (1), 12th (2), 16th (1), 18th (5), 19th (2).
Carlton Marshes - 7th (1), 9th (1), 18th (1).



GREAT SKUA Stercorarius skua
Ness Point - 7th (1 N).


Great Skua
Great Skua - Ness Point Andrew Easton

LITTLE GULL
Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kessingland - 1st (40 N, 5 S).



SANDWICH TERN Sterna sandvichensis
Ness Point - 7th (4 N).



COMMON TERN Sterna hirundo
Oulton Broad - 18th (1)
.


RAZORBILL Alca torda
Kessingland - 1st (1 N).



BARN OWL Tyto alba
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1).



SHORT-EARED OWL Asio flammeus
Carlton Marshes - 13th (1), 14th (1), 16th (1).



CUCKOO Cuculus canorus
Carlton Marshes - 17th (1), 19th (1).



SAND MARTIN Riparia riparia
Kessingland - 1st (3 N).
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (40), 7th (8), 8th (1), 10th (5), 11th (15), 12th (15), 13th (25), 14th (c. 50).
Corton Cliffs - 6th (5), 7th (7).
Pakefield Cliffs - 7th (3 N).



HOUSE MARTIN Delichon urbica
Carlton Marshes - 11th (2), 12th (3), 13th (4), 14th (1).



SWALLOW Hirundo rustica
Beccles Marshes - 3rd (10), 5th (2).
Herringfleet Marshes - 6th (1), 12th (1), 14th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 6th (3), 7th (1), 8th (4), 10th (5), 11th (5), 12th (15+), 14th (c. 20).

Pakefield Cliffs
- 7th (7 N).
Corton Cliffs - 7th (2).

 


WATER PIPIT Anthus spinoletta
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (5+), 4th (1), 6th (1), 7th (6).

Herringfleet Marshes - 6th (13), 7th (1), 8th (2), 12th (8+), 13th (9), 17th (2), 18th (4).



MEADOW PIPIT Anthus pratensis
Pakefield Cliffs - 7th (3 N).
Carlton Marshes - 7th (3).



TREE PIPIT Anthus trivialis
Marsh Lane, Kessingland - 14th (1).



WHITE WAGTAIL Motacilla alba alba
Herringfleet Marshes - 17th (1).



YELLOW WAGTAIL Motacilla flava flavissima
Carlton Marshes - 7th (1), 12th (2), 14th (1), 19th (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 13th (1).


White-spotted Bluethroat
White-spotted Bluethroat - Herringfleet Marshes Andrew Easton

WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT Luscinia svecica cyanecula
An often elusive male was in the reed stubble beside the riverbank path at Herringfleet Marshes on the 6th. When disturbed it would fly to the riverside reeds or even across the river, but usually returned eventually. It was seen again early morning on the 7th but not subsequently.



COMMON REDSTART
Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Gunton disused railtrack - 16th (1).
Moat Side Farm, Mutford - 16th (1).



BLACK REDSTART Phoenicurus ochruros
Ness Point - 18th (1).



NORTHERN WHEATEAR
Oenanthe oenanthe
Gunton Burial Field - 16th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes
- 18th (4), 19th (1).
Carlton Marshes
- 18th (4).



STONECHAT Saxicola rubicola
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (1 singing), 16th (1).



FIELDFARE Turdus pilaris
Beccles Marshes - 3rd (33 N).
Oulton Marshes - 17th (2).
Carlton Marshes - 19th (1)



REDWING Turdus iliacus
Beccles Marshes - 3rd (3 N).
North Cove - 14th (c. 30).
Oulton Marshes - 17th (34).

Common Redstart
Common Redstart - Gunton disused railtrack Andrew Easton

CETTI'S WARBLER Cettia cetti
Carlton Marshes - 6th (8), 19th (8).
Pakefield Cliffs - 7th (1).
Oulton Marshes - 17th (1).



GRASSHOPPER WARBLER Locustella naevia
Carlton Marshes - 14th (1 singing), 15th (1 singing), 18th (4 singing), 19th (4).
Oulton Marshes - 17th (3 singing).



SEDGE WARBLER Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Carlton Marshes - 5th (1), 6th (3), 7th (2), 14th (6), 19th (24).
Castle Marshes, North Cove - 9th (2).
Herringfleet Marshes - 12th (1), 13th (2), 15th (4), 19th (1).
Oulton Marshes - 17th (9).



REED WARBLER Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Leathes Ham - 16th (1 singing), 18th (3).
Oulton Marshes - 17th (1),



BLACKCAP Sylvia atricapilla

Leathes Ham - 1st (1), 4th (1), 6th (1).
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (2).
Beccles Marshes - 3rd (1).
Carlton Marshes - 6th (6).
Corton - 6th (4).
Oulton Marshes - 17th (13).



COMMON WHITETHROAT Sylvia communis
Gunton Meadow - 14th (1 singing).
Lowestoft North Denes - 18th (1), 19th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 19th (1).



LESSER WHITETHROAT Sylvia curruca
Bloodmoor Road, Lowestoft - 14th (1 singing)
Dip Farm, Gunton - 18th (1).



WILLOW WARBLER Phylloscopus trochilus
Leathes Ham - 4th (1 singing), 13th (1), 16th (2), 19th (5).
Beccles Marshes - 5th (1).
Oulton Marshes - 11th (2), 17th (7).
Carlton Marshes - 13th (3), 14th (4).
Gunton disused railtrack - 16th (2).
Corton new sewage works - 16th (1).



CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita
Oulton Marshes - 17th (19).


Siberian
                    Chiffchaff
Siberian Chiffchaff - Leathes Ham Andrew Easton
Siberian
                    Chiffchaff


SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita tristis
A rather tatty moulting individual was found singing at Leathes Ham on the morning of the 26th March was still present on April 6th, by which time its moult had progressed well and it was looking much smarter.. It generally favours the reed mace and willows between the car park and the tennis courts.  A recording of the song of this individual is linked below.




GOLDCREST Regulus regulus
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (2).



FIRECREST Regulus ignicapilla
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (1).
Ashby - 12th (1).
Furze Wood, Corton - 16th (1).
Corton disused railtrack - 16th (1), 19th (1).

Firecrest
Firecrest - Lowestoft Andrew Easton

BEARDED TIT Panurus biarmicus
Herringfleet Marshes
- 12th (2), 16th (2).



HOODED CROW
Corvus cornix
Lowestoft North Denes
- 18th (1 N).



BRAMBLING
Fringilla montifringilla
New Road, Bradwell - 7th (12+), 8th-11th (20+), 12th (c. 30).
Lowestoft North Denes - 18th (2 S).



SNOW BUNTING Plectrophenax nivalis
The Hollies, Kessingland - 2nd (1).



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