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  Little Gull - Lowestoft
Andrew Easton


Several WILLOW WARBLERS and a PIED FLYCATCHER appeared on the 21st, but on the 22nd a lot more migrants had arrived along the coast with several more PIED FLYCATCHERS, WHINCHATS, WHEATEARS and lots more WHITETHROATS.

An OSPREY was seen over Burgh Castle on the 17th, with probably the same bird later seen over Carlton Marshes.


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UPDATED
: 21:30 August 22nd



LITTLE EGRET Egretta garzetta

Carlton Marshes - 1st (2), 3rd (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 4th (1).




GLOSSY IBIS Plegadis falcinellus
Five flew south high over Ness Point on the 12th.



OSPREY Pandion haliaetus
On the morning of the 17th one was seen at Burgh Castle, with probably the same one later seen over Carlton Marshes before it ten headed south very high along the coast.



BUZZARD Buteo buteo
Herringfleet Marshes - 17th (10).



HOBBY Falco subbuteo
Herringfleet Marshes - 3rd (1), 17th (2).
Carlton Marshes - 4th (1).
Gunton Warren - 17th (1).

Osprey
Osprey - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton


OYSTERCATCHER Haematopus ostralegus
Lowestoft North Beach - 22nd (5 S).



GREY PLOVER Pluvialis squatarola
Lowestoft North Beach - 22nd (1 S).



SANDERLING Calidris alba
Lowestoft North Beach - 4th (4).



DUNLIN Calidris alpina
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 4th (1), 6th (3), 7th (2), 9th (6), 16th (1).



SNIPE Gallinago gallinago
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (1), 5th (5), 17th (5).
Herringfleet Marshes - 7th (6).



GREENSHANK Tringa nebularia
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (3).
Herringfleet Marshes - 3rd (1), 4th (3), 6th (3), 9th (6), 15th (3), 16th (3), 17th (3).



SPOTTED REDSHANK Tringa erythropus
Herringfleet Marshes - 16th (1), 17th (1).



BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa
Carlton Marshes - 5th (2), 15th (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 6th (2), 9th (1), 16th (2), 17th (5).

 

WOOD SANDPIPER Tringa glareola
Carlton Marshes - 1st (3), 3rd (1), 5th (1), 7th (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 3rd (3), 4th (4), 6th (10), 7th (6), 9th (7), 15th (1).



GREEN SANDPIPER Tringa ochropus
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (3+), 5th (6), 7th (1), 15th (1), 17th (5).
Herringfleet Marshes - 3rd (5), 4th (11), 6th (11), 7th (8), 9th (6), 15th (7), 16th (20, 17th (2).
Leathes Ham - 13th (1).



COMMON SANDPIPER Actitis hypoleucos
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 7th (1).
Lowestoft North Beach - 15th (1).
Mutford Lock Basin - 9th (3), 17th (4).



TURNSTONE Arenaria interpres
Lowestoft North Beach/Ness Point - 4th (19+), 5th (29).



Burgh Staithe
An old postcard view from the late 19th century looking across the River Waveney to Burgh Staithe. Today the location of the Waveney River Centre.


MEDITERRANEAN GULL Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Lowestoft North Beach/Links Road car park
- 2nd (5).
Herringfleet Marshes - 15th (1).



YELLOW-LEGGED GULL Larus michahellis
Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (1 juvenile), 12th (1 juvenile).



LITTLE GULL
Hydrocoloeus minutus
Links Road car park/Lowestoft North Beach - 2nd (2), 3rd (2).



SANDWICH TERN Sterna sandvichensis
Lowestoft North Beach - 1st (13), 2nd (7), 3rd (1), 13th (2).



COMMON TERN Sterna hirundo
Lowestoft North Beach - 1st (52), 2nd (131), 3rd (93), 4th (40+), 7th (70), 13th (165), 14th (185), 15th (190+), 17th (101).



SWIFT Apus apus
Lowestoft - 15th (c. 200).

Mediterranean Gull
Mediterranean Gull (juvenile) - Lowestoft Andrew Easton

YELLOW WAGTAIL Motacilla flava
Herringfleet Marshes - 9th (2), 15th (1).
Burgh Castle (Glebe Marshes) - 15th (203+ roosted).



GRASSHOPPER WARBLER Locustella naevia
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (1 singing).



SEDGE WARBLER Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Birds Eye car park/Ness Point - 13th (2)
Kessingland Beach - 18th (3).



LESSER WHITETHROAT Sylvia curruca
Kessingland Cliffs - 18th (2).
Kessingland Beach/Sluice - 22nd (4).
Dip Farm, Gunton - 22nd (2+).



COMMON WHITETHROAT Sylvia communis
Kessingland Beach/Sluice - 22nd (40).



WILLOW WARBLER Phylloscopus trochilus
Lowestoft North Denes - 21st (6).
Ness Point - 21st (2).
Belle Vue Park - 21st (1).
Kessingland Beach/Sluice - 22nd (2).
Dip Farm, Gunton - 22nd (2+).




NORTHERN WHEATEAR Oenanthe oenanthe
Kessingland Beach/Sluice - 3rd (1), 15th (6), 16th (1).
Corton old sewage works - 19th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 22nd (1).



WHINCHAT Saxicola rubetra
Corton old sewage works - 19th (1).
Kessingland Beach/Sluice - 21st (1), 22nd (4).
Lowestoft North Denes - 22nd (2).



STONECHAT
Saxicola rubicola
Kessingland Beach/Sluice - 15th (1), 22nd (6).
Lowestoft North Denes - 22nd (2).



COMMON REDSTART Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Gunton Warren - 20th (1).



BLACK REDSTART Phoenicurus ochruros
Ness Point - 17th (2).



PIED FLYCATCHER Ficedula hypoleucos
Pakefield - 21st (1).
Ness Point - 22nd (1).
Hubbard's Loke, Gunton - 22nd (1).
Dip Farm, Gunton - 22nd (1).
St. Margaret's, Lowestoft - 22nd (3).
Belle Vue Park - 22nd (1).
Kessingland Fishing Lakes - 22nd (2).
Kessingland Beach/Sluice - 22nd (1).

 

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Muscicapa striata
Links Hill/ North Denes - 12th (2).



On the dragonfly front VAGRANT EMPERORS and LESSER EMPERORS were still present at Carlton Marshes early in the month, mostly in areas with no general access, though a female VAGRANT EMPEROR was patrolling dykes by the scrape viewpoint on the evening of the 5th. RED-VEINED DARTERS also continue to be seen at Gunton Woodland Burial Field and Carlton Marshes as well.


VAGRANT EMPEROR
Gunton Beach - 17th (1).


RED-VEINED DARTER
Gunton Woodland Burial Ground - 16th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 17th (1).
Kessingland Beach - 18th (2).


Vagrant Emperor
Vagrant Emperor (male) - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton
This very colourful male was enjoyed by many on the evening of the 7th August.


Tide
                          predictions for Lowestoft

 

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