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October '17 Birds


Starlings
- Lowestoft North Denes 
Andrew Easton


A RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL was found in Mariners Score on the morning of the 7th and was seen again on the 8th, though mostly very elusive. A late WILLOW WARBLER is also present in the area.

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS
were noted in Arnold's Walk on the 1st & 5th, and Flycatcher Alley on the 5th.

THRUSHES and STARLINGS arriving have been the main migrants noted in the first few days of November, with SHORT-EARED OWL and WOODCOCK also seen arriving off the sea.

GREAT WHITE EGRET  was at Carlton Marshes on the 1st.


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UPDATED
: 20:00 November 11th




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.

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.



GREAT WHITE EGRET Ardea alba
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (1).



BITTERN Botaurus stellaris
Oulton Marshes - 3rd (1), 11th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 8th (1).



PINK-FOOTED GOOSE Anser brachyrhynchus
Ashby - 1st (c. 400).
 


DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE Branta bernicla bernicla
Kessingland - 4th (8 N, 1 S).



WIGEON Anas penelope
Ness Point - 4th
(20 S).
Kessingland Beach - 4th (20 S).



TEAL Anas crecca
Ness Point - 4th (2 S).



LONG-TAILED DUCK Clangula hyemalis
A juvenile drifted south on the sea past Pakefield on the 10th.




COMMON SCOTER
Melanitta nigra
Corton - 4th (50).




VELVET SCOTER Melanitta fusca
Corton - 4th (2).




SPARROWHAWK Accipiter nisus
New Road, Bradwell - 1st (1).
Kessingland Beach - 4th (1).



MARSH HARRIER Circus aeruginosus
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (3), 3rd (1).

Corton old sewage works - 5th (1).



KESTREL Falco tinnunculus
New Road, Bradwell - 1st (1).

Corton old sewage works - 9th (1).

Bearded Tit
Bearded Tit - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton
WATER RAIL Rallus aquaticus
Carlton Marshes - 1st (2), 3rd (5).




RINGED PLOVER
Charadrius hiaticula
Kessingland Beach - 4th (2).



SANDERLING
Calidris alba
Kessingland Beach
- 4th (11 S).



DUNLIN
Calidris alpina
Kessingland Beach - 4th (7).



PURPLE SANDPIPER Calidris maritima
Ness Point - 4th (9), 9th (1), 11th (2).
Lowestoft South Beach - 11th (3).



SNIPE
Gallinago gallinago
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (3), 3rd(2).



WOODCOCK
Scolopax rusticola
Lowestoft North Denes
- 3rd (1 in off the sea).
Gorleston - 5th (2 in off the sea).
Kessingland/Pakefield Cliffs
- 11th (1).



MEDITERRANEAN GULL
Larus melanocephalus
Links Road car park
- 4
th (5), 10th (1).




COMMON TERN Sterna hirundo
Pakefield - 7th (1 south).



SANDWICH TERN Sterna sandvichensis
Pakefield - 10th (1st winter north).


Kessingland
An old postcard view looking north along the dunes towards Kessingland village.


GREEN WOODPECKER Picus viridis
Corton old sewage works
- 9th (1).



SHORT-EARED OWL
Asio flammeus
Lowestoft North Denes - 3rd (1 in off the sea).



SWALLOW Hirundo rustica
Dip Farm, Gunton
- 4th (1 S).




HOUSE MARTIN
Delichon urbica
Lowestoft North Denes
- 5th (1 N).



WATER PIPIT
Anthus spinoletta
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (2), 3rd (2), 11th (3).



GREY WAGTAIL
Motacilla cinerea
Rant Score - 5th (
(1).
Mariners Score - 7th (2+).
Sparrows Nest Park - 10th (2), 11th (1).



RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL
Tarsiger cyanurus
A female/immature was at Mariners Score at 11:55 on the 7th, but was not seen again that day.

It was still present on the 8th but was rather elusive in the very dense vegetation. It may possibly be viewable from Crown Score at times as it ventured at least as far as the tall ivy covered trees that are viewable from Crown Score.



BLACK REDSTART Phoenicurus ochruros
Maltster's/Wilde's Score - 5th (1), 10th (1).



STONECHAT Saxicola rubicola
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (5), 3rd (3), 11th (4).



REDWING
Turdus iliacus
Dip Farm, Gunton
- 4th (12+).
Pakefield
Cliffs - 4th (3).
Jeldwen, Lake Lothing - 6th (3).
Corton old sewage works - 9th (7).



BLACKBIRD
Turdus merula
Dip Farm, Gunton
- 4th (c. 50).

Corton old sewage works
- 9th (20+).

 


RING OUZEL
Turdus torquatus
Pakefield Cliffs - 4th (2).



FIELDFARE
Turdus pilaris
Lowestoft North Denes - 3rd (4).
Pakefield Cliffs
- 4th (1), 11th (1).

Dip Farm, Gunton
- 4th (1).
Carlton Marshes
- 11th (8).



SONG THRUSH
Turdus philomelus
Dip Farm, Gunton
- 4th (3).



CETTI'S WARBLER Cettia cetti
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (5), 3rd (8).




DARTFORD WARBLER Sylvia undata
Gunton Warren
- 11th (1).



BLACKCAP Sylvia atricapilla

Gunton Wood - 4th (1).


Yellow-browed Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler - Crown Score Andrew Easton

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER Phylloscopus inornatus
Arnold's Walk
- 1st (1), 5th (1).
Flycatcher Alley (Denes Oval) - 5th (1).




CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita
Lowestoft North Denes - 3rd (3), 7th (5), 10th (2), 11th (3).

Maltster's Score
- 4th (1).
Dip Farm, Gunton - 4th (1).
Pakefield
- 5th (1).
Crown Score
- 5th (1), 8th (1), 10th (1), 11th (1).
Sparrows Nest Park - 7th (1).
Mariners Score - 7th (1), 10th (1).
Linear Park Cycle Track (Lowestoft Cemetery) - 7th (1).
Arnold's Walk - 10th (1).




WILLOW WARBLER Phylloscopus trochilus
Mariners Score - 7th (1).
Crown Score - 8th (1).



GOLDCREST Regulus regulus
New Road, Bradwell - 1st (2).
Sparrows Nest Park
- 3rd (3+), 11th (6).

Crown Score - 4th (2).




FIRECREST Regulus ignicapilla

Corton (Furse Wood)
- 1st (1).
Gunton Wood
- 4th (1).

Sparrows Nest Park - 5th (1).
Gorleston Old Cemetery - 10th (1).
Arnold's Walk - 11th (1).



BEARDED TIT Panurus biarmicus
Carlton M
arshes 1st-  (7+), 3rd (6+), 11th (6+).



LONG-TAILED TIT Aegithalos caudatus
Jeldwen, Lake Lothing - 6th (23).



TREECREEPER Certhia familiaris
Corton disused railtrack - 1st (1).
Jeldwen, Lake Lothing - 6th (1).



SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Muscicapa striata
Corton (Furse Wood) - 1st (1).




STARLING Sturnus vulgaris
Kessingland Beach - 5th (500 in off the sea).



BRAMBLING Fringilla montifringilla
Gunton Warren - 3rd (1).

Dip Farm, Gunton - 4th (2+ over).

Crown Score - 8th (1).



REDPOLL
Carduelis flammea
Carlton Mar
shes - 1st (8).
Kessingland/Pakefield Cliffs - 11th (4 S).



SISKIN Carduelis spinus

Carlton Marshes - 1st (4).
Mariners Score - 9th (3 S).



GOLDFINCH Carduelis carduelis

Maltster's Score -10th (10).
Corton old sewage works - 9th (30+).


 
GREENFINCH Chloris chloris
New Road, Bradwell - 1st (28).

Corton old sewage works
- 9th (14).

 


BULLFINCH Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Kessingland/Pakefield Cliffs - 11th (1).



HAWFINCH Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Mutford Church
- 5th (1).



SNOW BUNTING Plectrophenax nivalis
Kessingland Beach - 11th (8).




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