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Bearded Tit
- Lowestoft
Andrew Easton


A PALLAS'S WARBLER was at Kessingland sewage works on the 25th, and the YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER that had been trapped and ringed there on the 24th was still present on the 25th and 26th.
 
Seven WHOOPER SWANS were at Carlton Marshes on the 22nd and 23rd.

Up to 23 WAXWINGS were in the  to Westhall Road/Weston Road area of Lowestoft on the 21st, with 18 still preset in the area on the 24th.


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UPDATED
: 18:30 30th November




 

Red-throated Diver
Red-throated Diver - Lowestoft Andrew Easton

RED-THROATED DIVER
Gavia stellata
Ness Point
- 15th (8 N, 7 S).



SHAG Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Hamilton Dock - 15th (1), 30th (1).
Oulton Broad - 28th (1).



LITTLE EGRET
Egretta garzetta
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (19 roosted), 3rd (23 roosted), 6th (22 roosted), 9th (15 roosted), 16th (13 roosted), 24th (9 roosted), 30th (16 roosted).
Herringfleet Marshes
- 25th (4).



GREAT WHITE EGRET
Ardea alba
Carlton Marshes
- 6th (1).
Breydon South Wall Marshes -
29th (1).



BITTERN Botaurus stellaris
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (1), 8th (1).



WHOOPER SWAN Cygnus cygnus
Carlton Marshes - 22nd & 23rd (7).



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



WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons
Carlton Marshes - 21st (32).



PINK-FOOTED GOOSE Anser brachyrhynchus
Gunton Warren - 32 south eastwards out to sea).



WIGEON Anas penelope
Ness Point - 15th (73 N, 3 S).
Oulton Marshes - 17th (50+).
Carlton Marshes - 23rd (60).



TEAL Anas crecca
Ness Point - 15th (7 N).
Carlton Marshes - 23rd (25), 30th (65).



GADWALL Anas strepera
Ness Point - 15th (5 N).


Eider
Eider - Lowestoft Andrew Easton

EIDER Somateria mollissima
Corton - 1st (1 N).
Ness Point - 15th (17 N).




HOODED MERGANSER 
Lophodytes cucullatus
A drake was on the boating pond in Kensington Gardens early morning on the 21st before flying towards the beach.



RED KITE Milvus milvus
Carlton Marshes - 13th (1).



LAPWING Vanellus vanellus
Carlton Marshes - 17th (630), 24th (600+).



GOLDEN PLOVER Pluvialis apricaria
Carlton Marshes - 16th (13), 30th (13).



KNOT Calidris canutus
Ness Point - 15th (1).



PURPLE SANDPIPER Calidris maritima
Ness Point - 3rd (2), 9th (9), 15th (1), 16th (9).



DUNLIN Calidris alpina
Carlton Marshes - 9th (3), 17th (4), 23rd (3), 30th (1).
Ness Point - 15th (4 N).



RUFF Philomachus pugnax
Carlton Marshes - 23rd (6).



SNIPE Gallinago gallinago
Carlton Marshes - 1st (25), 30th (21).
Ness Point - 15th (1 N).



WOODCOCK Scolopax rusticola
Carlton Marshes - 9th (1).



REDSHANK Tringa totanus
Carlton Marshes - 16th (2), 17th (2), 23rd (3), 30th (4).



SPOTTED REDSHANK Tringa erythropus
Carlton Marshes - 17th (1), 23rd (1), 24th (1).



CURLEW Numenius arquata
Ness Point - 15th (3 N).



BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa
Carlton Marshes - 1st (6), 3rd (6), 9th (10), 23rd (62), 24th (40+), 30th (1).



GREEN SANDPIPER Tringa ochropus
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1), 16th (1).


Little Auk
Little Auk - Lowestoft Andrew Easton


CASPIAN GULL
Larus cachinnans
North Quay Retail Park
- 23rd (3rd winter).



YELLOW-LEGGED GULL
Larus michahellis
Carlton Marshes
- 23rd (adult).



LITT
LE AUK Alle alle
Ness Point - 6th (1 N, with perhaps the same seen on the sea along the North Beach as well), 10th (1 N).


Oulton Broad
An old postcard view from the late 19th or early 20th century looking eastward across Oulton Broad.


SHORT-EARED OWL
Asio flammeus
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (1).



ROCK PIPIT
Anthus petrosus

Ness Point - 3rd (4), 9th (4).



WATER PIPIT Anthus spinoletta
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1), 3rd (1), 9th (1), 16th (1), 17th (3), 23rd (3), 30th (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 25th (1).


Waxwing
Waxwing - Lowestoft Andrew Easton

WAXWING
Bombycilla garrulus
A flock of seven were in trees in the car park at North Quay Retail Park in Lowestoft on the 14th and 15th, reducing to six on the 16th.

Coney Hill/Ellough Road, Beccles - 16th (3), 17th (3), 18th (4), 19th (4).
Weston Road/Crestview Drive/Wissett Way area - 17th (6), 18th (7), 19th (20), 20th (15), 21st (23), 23rd (20), 24th (18).

On the 21st a flock of 20 was seen near the police station and crown meadow football ground in central Lowestoft, presumably the Gunton flock wandering.



SWALLOW Hirundo rustica
Ness Point - 3rd (1 S).



HOUSE MARTIN Delichon urbica
CEFAS Pakefield - 11th (1).
Whapload Road - 13th (1 S).





STONECHAT Saxicola rubicola

Lowestoft North Denes - 1st (2), 2nd (2), 3rd (2), 24th (2).

Oulton Marshes - 3rd (2).
Carlton Marshes - 17th (12).



BLACK REDSTART Phoenicurus ochruros
Ness Point-Hamilton Dock - 4th (2), 9th (4), 10th (1), 15th (1), 16th (10, 17th (1).



BLACKCAP Sylvia atricapilla
Kessingland sewage works - 24th (2).
Whapload Road - 30th (1).

Eastern
                    Lesser Whitetthroat
"Eastern" Lesser Whitethroat - Hopton Andrew Easton

"EASTERN" LESSER WHITETHROAT Sylvia curruca
A very sandy brown individual was along Warren Road, Hopton on the 10th. It appears to be closest to the halimodendri race, Desert Lesser Whitethroat.



YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER
Phylloscopus inornatus
One was trapped and ringed at Kessingland sewage works on the 24th, and was still present on the 25th and 26th. Primarily frequenting the northern hedgerow.



HUME'S LEAF WARBLER
Phylloscopus humei
One was found along Flycatcher Alley by the Denes Oval on the 9th and remained in the area until dusk.

Suspicions that two may have been present on the 9th were confirmed on the 10th when individuals were present at both ends of Flycatcher Alley at the same times on multiple occasions. The one at the northern end where the steps lead down from Marine Parade was more obliging than the one at the southern end.

Hume's Leaf Warbler
Hume's Leaf Warbler - Lowestoft Andrew Easton
Hume's Leaf
                    Warbler

PALLAS'S WARBLER
Phylloscopus proregulus
One was found accompanying a tit flock in Belle Vue Park on the 1st. It wandered to the adjacent Sparrows Nest Park for a while but later returned to Belle Vue and remained there until dusk.

One was trapped and ringed at Kessingland sewage works on the 9th, and was still present on the 10th.

One was with a mobile tit flock at Kessingland sewage works on the afternoon of the 25th and followed the flock along Marsh Lane and along the footpath towards the village car park.


Pallas's Warbler
Pallas's Warbler - Kessingland Andrew Easton

CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita
Carlton Marshes - 23rd (1), 30th (3).
Kessingland sewage works - 24th (4+), 25th (3+).
Flycatcher Alley (Denes Oval) - 24th (2+).
Somerleyton Marina - 25th (1).
Leathes Ham - 30th (3+).
Gunton Wood - 30th (1).
Arnold's Walk - 30th (1).
Corton disused railtrack - 30th (2).



FIRECREST Regulus ignicapilla
Belle Vue Park - 1st (1).
Denes Oval/Flycatcher Alley - 1st (1), 10th (2).
Sparrows Nest Park
- 3rd (1), 6th (1).
Pakefield - 4th (3).
Leathes Ham - 30th (1).
Corton Wood - 30th (1).



BEARDED TIT Panurus biarmicus
Oulton Marshes - 3rd (4+).


Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting - Lowestoft Andrew Easton

SNOW BUNTING
Plectrophenax nivalis
Kessingland Beach - 3rd (1), 10th (9).
Links Road car park/North Beach - 15th (2), 16th (4).



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