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- Carlton Marshes
Andrew Easton

Several RED KITES have been seen in the area between the 13th and 18th.

A GLOSSY IBIS was seen at Carton Marshes on the 10th.

A HONEY BUZZARD was seen at Carlton Marshes on the 7th.



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UPDATED
: 20:30 18th June




SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST

SUFFOLK BROADS APPEAL

Carlton Marshes

Regular readers will have noticed sightings from Carlton and Oulton Marshes appearing increasingly frequently over the last four years. This increase has been brought about by the creation of scrapes in small, formerly just grass, fields on both of these reserves by the SWT Broads Warden Matt Gooch and his dedicated team of volunteers.
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Waders and wildfowl that formerly just flew over, or at best maybe stopped off to feed in a ditch for a few hours, now often stay for days in these newly created havens. Shoveler, Lapwing and Redshank are now successfully rearing young around these scrape fields. 

For years we in Lowestoft we have dreamed that Peto's Marsh might one day be brought back to life as a nature reserve and now this dream is within sight, with the added bonus of Share Marsh also becoming available to purchase at the same time.

The plans are to create a new reedbed, which will be the largest in the Broads, and new scrapes and dykes. All that is needed now are the funds to buy the land and begin the restoration of this corner of the Broads.

Clicking on the map above will open a new window to take you to the Suffolk Wildlife Trusts Suffolk Broads Appeal pages, with more details of their vision for the area and their donation page.

Please donate what you can to help make views like that below become regular sights in a premier nature reserve on the outskirts of Lowestoft.

Spoonbills and Little Egrets
Carlton Marshes - 11th May 2016
Two Spoonbills feed on the new scrape while two belligerent Little Egrets argue over territory in the background.


FULMAR Fulmarus glacialis
Ness Point - 4th (1 N), 9th (1 S).
Corton Cliffs - 1
0th (1 N).
CEFAS Pakefield
- 12th (1).



EURASIAN BITTERN
Botaurus stellaris
Oulton Marshes
- 6th (1), 7th (1).
Carlton Marshes
- 9th (1).
Burgh Castle
- 9th (1).



GLOSSY IBIS
Plegadis falcinellus
One, not so Glossy moulting immature, dropped in at Carlton Marshes briefly on the 10th before flying off eastward,



BARNACLE GOOSE
Branta leucopsis
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (8).



DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE Branta bernicla bernicla
Carlton Marshes - 16th (1), 17th (1).



BAR-HEADED GOOSE Anser indicus
Carlton Marshes - 9th (2 flew north).

Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton

TUFTED DUCK Aythya fuligula
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (2), 9th (3).




OSPREY Pandion haliaetus
One flew north along the cliffs at Kessingland at 9:32 on the 2nd, and was then seen over Oulton Broad at 9:44 before it headed west towards the River Waveney.



HONEY BUZZARD Pernis apivorus
Carlton Marshes - 7th (1).



RED KITE Milvus milvus
Belton - 8th (1 N).
Cucumber Lane, Beccles - 13th (3).
Carlton Marshes - 15th (1).
Cobholm - 18th (2).
Ash Farm, Mutford
- 18th (2).



HARRIS'S HAWK Parabuteo
One was soaring over North Cove nature reserve/Castle Marshes on the 3rd, presumably the same one seen in the same area last year.



HOBBY Falco subbuteo
Carlton Marshes - 3rd
(2), 15th (1).


Kirkley Cliff
An old postcard view from the early 20th century looking north along Kirkley Cliff.


DUNLIN Calidris alpina
Carlton Marshes - 2nd (1).



BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa
Carlton Marshes - 17th (5).



CURLEW Numenius arquata
Carlton Marshes - 17th (1 S).



TURNSTONE Arenaria interpres
Ness Point - 4th (4), 17th (1).




COMMON SANDPIPER Actitis hypoleucos
A nocturnal migrant was heard over Lowestoft harbour area on the night of the 1st.



ARCTIC SKUA Stercorarius parasiticus
Kessingland  - 10th (1 N).

Fulmar
Fulmar - Ness Point Andrew Easton


BARN OWL Tyto alba
Carlton Marshes
- 3rd (1).

Oulton Marshes - 15th (1).



CUCKOO Cuculus canorus
Oulton Marshes - 15th (1).
Carl
ton Marshes - 17th (1).



GRASSHOPPER WARBLER Locustella naevia
Oulton Marshes - 15th (1).




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