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February 2020

Mediterranean Gull
- Lowestoft
Andrew Easton


Large numbers of GANNETS were moving north offshore on the 21st, with several FULMARS as well. Six SAND MARTINS were feeding over Peto's Marsh, Carlton Marshes the same day.

The first NORTHERN WHEATEARS of the year were noted on the 16th at Lowestoft North Denes, Carlton Marshes and Kessingland/Benacre Sluice. Also on the 16th a SPOONBILL was at Carlton Marshes.

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UPDATED
: 20:30 21st March



RED-THROATED DIVER Gavia stellata
Ness Point
- 15th (31 N, 9 S), 21st (321 N).



SHAG
Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Lake Lothing
- 1st (1), 4th (2), 15th (1), 20th (2).



GANNET Morus bassanus
Ness Point - 15th (510 N), 21st (826 N).



FULMAR
Fulmarus glacialis
Ness Point
- 15th (2 N), 16th (1 S), 21st (54 N).



LITTLE EGRET
Egretta garzetta
Carlton Marshes
- 4th (25 roosted), 7th (29 roosted), 8th (31 roosted), 13th (23+ roosted), 15th (28 roosted), 19th (35 roosted), 21st (29 roosted).



GREAT WHITE EGRET
Ardea alba
Fritton Marsh
- 4th (1).
Carlton Marshes
- 7th
(1 roosted), 16th (1 roosted), 17th (2), 20th (1).
St. Olaves - 21st (2 N).



BITTERN Botaurus stellaris
Carlton Marshes - 15th (1), 21st (1).



SPOONBILL Platalea leucorodia
Carlton Marshes - 16th (1).

Great White and Little
                    Egret
Great White Egret & Little Egret - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton


PINK-FOOTED GOOSE Anser brachyrhynchus
Carlton Marshes - 1st - 7th (1).
Oulton Marshes - 15th (70 over).



BARNACLE GOOSE Branta leucopsis
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1), 8th (4), 14th (8), 18th (18), 21st (10).



DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE Branta bernicla bernicla
Ness Point - 1st (36 S), 15th (1 N, 4 S).
Corton Cliffs - 15th (1).



GREEN-WINGED TEAL Anas carolinensis
Breydon South Wall - 1st (1 drake).



SHOVELER Anas clypeata
Ness Point - 15th (9 S).



COMMON SCOTER Melanitta nigra
Ness Point - 15th (2 N, 5 S), 21st (2 N).
 



RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator
Ness Point - 21st (2 S).



RED KITE Milvus milvus
St. Olaves - 4th (1).
Fritton Garden Centre
- 6th (2).
Kessingland - 6th (1).
Breydon Bridge
- 7th (1 S).
Gunton Warren - 7th (1 S).
Normanston, Lowestoft - 7th (1 SW same as Gunton Warren).
Dell Road, Lowestoft - 8th (1 S).
Oulton Broad - 17th (1 over).


Oulton
                    Broad
An old photograph from c.1890 overlooking Oulton Broad from the Wherry Hotel area.


CRANE Grus grus
Worlingham/Beccles Marshes -
13th (four flew west early morning).
Carlton Marshes
- 13th (3 flew over in at dusk).



AVOCET
Recurvirosta avosetta
Carlton Marshes
- 7th (4), 14th (15), 15th (4).



RINGED PLOVER
Charadrius hiaticula
Kessingland Beach
- 8th (12).
Carlton Marshes - 12th (1), 14th (6), 15th (1), 18th (3), 21st (2).
Ness Point - 15th (1 S).



GOLDEN PLOVER Pluvialis apricaria
Carlton Marshes - 1st (384), 4th (115), 7th (300), 14th (110), 18th (160), 19th (2).



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



SANDERLING Calidris alba
Kessingland Beach - 8th (4).
Ness Point - 15th (1 S).



DUNLIN Calidris alpina
Carlton Marshes - 1st (36), 4th (25), 7th (28), 12th (38), 14th (38), 15th (5+), 18th (65), 21st (20+).
Kessingland Beach - 8th (3).
Ness Point - 15th (2 S).



PURPLE SANDPIPER Calidris maritima
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 1st (8), 2nd (15), 8th (9), 15th (9), 16th (7), 19th (3).




RUFF Philomachus pugnax
Carlton Marshes - 14th (3), 19th (2), 21st (3).



GREENSHANK
Tringa nebularia
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1), 7th (1), 14th (1), 15th (1).



REDSHANK Tringa totanus
Carlton Marshes - 7th (6)
, 12th (6), 14th (6), 15th (8+).



SNIPE Gallinago gallinago
Carlton Marshes - 8th (11), 14th (4), 19th (2), 21st (3).
Ellough - 7th (12).



JACK SNIPE Lymnocryptes minimus
Carlton Marshes - 8th (1).



WOODCOCK Scolopax rusticola
Oulton Marshes - 8th (2), 9th (7).
Waveney Forest - 12th (1).
Pakefield - 19th (1).



CURLEW Numenius arquata
Carlton Marshes - 7th (1).
Ness Point - 15th (1 S).



BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa
Carlton Marshes - 14th (1).



TURNSTONE Arenaria interpres
Ness Point - 3rd (35).
Carlton Marshes - 19th (1).



MEDITERRANEAN GULL Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Carlton Marshes - 7th (1), 14th (1), 15th (3).



YELLOW-LEGGED GULL Larus michahellis
Carlton Marshes - 18th (2).



BARN OWL Tyto alba
Carlton Marshes - 7th (1), 14th (4).
Oulton Marshes - 8th (1), 15th (2), 19th (2).



TAWNY OWL Strix aluco
Oulton Marshes - 15th (1), 19th (1), 21st (2+).



SHORT-EARED OWL Asio flammeus
Carlton Marshes - 2nd (1), 7th (1), 14th (1), 15th (2).



LONG-EARED OWL Asio otus
Carlton Marshes - 15th (1 in flight at Whitecast Marsh at dusk).


Firecrest
Firecrest - Fisher Row, Oulton Marshes Andrew Easton


SAND MARTIN Riparia riparia
Carlton Marshes - 15th (1), 21st (6).



WATER PIPIT Anthus spinoletta
Herringfleet Marshes - 6th (2).
Carlton Marshes
- 7th (2+), 14th (1+).



GREY WAGTAIL Motacilla cinerea
Carlton Marshes - 7th (1).
Kessingland sewage works - 13th (1).



WHITE WAGTAIL Motacilla alba alba
Carlton Marshes - 15th (1).



BLACK REDSTART
Phoenicurus ochruros
Kessingland Sluice
- 15th (1).
Heritage Green, Kessingland - 18th (1).



NORTHERN WHEATEAR
Oenanthe oenanthe
Lowestoft North Denes
- 16th (1).
Carlton Marshes
- 16th (1).
Kessingland/Benacre Sluice
- 16th (4).


Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear - Lowestoft North Denes Andrew Easton

CETTI'S WARBLER Cettia cetti
Carlton Marshes
- 18th (5).



CHIFFCHAFF
Phylloscopus collybita
Carlton Marshes - 7th (1 singing), 14th (1 singing), 18th (9).
ASDA (Lake Lothing) - 7th (1).
Ness Point - 8th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes (Denes Oval) - 8th (1).
Oulton Marshes - 8th (1), 19th (3), 21st (2+).
Kessingland sewage works - 13th (4+), 19th (5).



FIRECREST Regulus ignicapilla
Fisher Row, Oulton Marshes - 8th (1).



CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs
Ness Point - 15th (810 S).



SISKIN Carduelis spinus
Ness Point - 7th (2 N), 15th (26 S).
Waveney Forest - 12th (20).



SNOW BUNTING
Plectrophenax nivalis
Kessingland Beach - 8th (8), 20th (4).



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