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August '17 Birds


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- Lowestoft 
Andrew Easton


PIED FLYCATCHERS were found at Lowestoft North Denes and Kirkley Cemetery on the 17th. COMMON REDSTARTS were at Kessingland sewage works on the 16th and Lowestoft North Denes on the 17th.

A juvenile CURLEW SANDPIPER was at Carlton Marshes on the 15th to 17th.

A HONEY BUZZARD was at Oulton and Carlton Marshes on the morning of the 12th, and a SOOTY SHEARWATER flew past Corton in the afternoon of the same day.



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UPDATED
: 21:00 September 17th




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.


RED-THROATED DIVER Gavia stellata
Corton
- 12th  (3), 16th (20).
Ness Point
- 12th (1 N).



SOOTY SHEARWATER
Puffinus griseus
Corton
- 12th (1 N).



GANNET
Morus bassanus
Corton
- 12th (82), 16th (217).



SHAG Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Lake Lothing
- 3rd (1st summer/2nd winter).
Ness Point - 12th (1 S).



LITTLE EGRET
Egretta garzetta
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1), 2nd (2), 3rd (1), 6th (1), 12th (1), 15th (1), 16th (2), 17th (1).



BITTERN Botaurus stellaris
Oulton Marshes - 12th (12).
Carlton Marshes - 16th (1).



CANADA GOOSE Branta canadensis
Carlton Marshes - 7th (96), 12th (55), 13th (96), 15th (96).



GREYLAG GOOSE Anser anser
Carlton Marshes - 7th (2 + 2 Greylag x Canada Goose hybrids), 12th (3), 15th
(2 + 2 Greylag x Canada Goose hybrids), 17th (1 + 1 Greylag x Canada Goose hybrid).



PINK-FOOTED GOOSE Anser brachyrhynchus
Carlton Marshes - 16th (6 over).
Corton - 17th (c. 50 over).



WIGEON Anas penelope
Lowestoft North Beach - 4th (16 S), 17th (1 S).
Carlton M
arshes - 7th (1), 8th (1).
Corton - 16th (27).



PINTAIL Anas acuta
Corton - 16th (13).

Carlton Marshes
- 17th (1).
Lowestoft North Beach
- 17th (15 S).

 


TEAL Anas crecca
Carlton Marshes - 2nd (15), 3rd (15), 8th (101), 12th (2), 15th (18), 16th (24), 17th (80).
Lowestoft North Beach - 17th (1 S).

 

SHOVELER Anas clypeata
Carlton Marshes - 16th (1).



GARGANEY Anas querquedula
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (1).



COMMON SCOTER Melanitta nigra
Ness Point - 12th (1 S).
Corton - 16th (37).



SPARROWHAWK Accipiter nisus
Ellough - 9th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 12th (1), 15th (1), 16th (1).

Honey Buzzard
Honey Buzzard - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton

HO
NEY BUZZARD Pernis apivorus
A juvenile was at Oulton and Carlton Marshes on the morning of the 12th.



COMMON BUZZARD Buteo buteo
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (2), 5th (3).
Corton - 9th (2 S).
Kessingland - 9th (10 S).
St. Olaves - 8th (1).
Weston - 10th (5).
Lowestoft North Denes - 12th (1).
Oulton Broad - 15th (8).
Kessingland Levels - 15th (18).



MARSH HARRIER Circus aeruginosus
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (4), 5th (3), 6th (4), 12th (3), 15th (1), 17th (2).



HOBBY Falco subbuteo
Carlton Marshes - 2nd (2), 3rd (2), 5th (1), 10th (1).
Corton - 6th (1 in off the sea), 16th (1 hunting over the sea).
Lowestoft North Denes - 9th (1), 10th (1), 16th (1).
Kessingland Sluice - 10th (1).
St. Olaves - 5th (2), 8th (1).
Sparrows Nest Park - 15th (1).

Kessingland Levels
- 15th (18).
Ness Point - 17th (1).




PEREGRINE Falco peregrinus
Corton - 14th (juvenile in off the sea).
Sparrows Nest Park - 16th (1).



OYSTERCATCHER
Haematopus ostralegus
Ness Point - 12th (1).



LAPWING Vanellus vanellus
Carlton Marshes -
2nd (1), 15th (66), 17th (70).



GOLDEN PLOVER
Pluvialis apricaria
Ellough
- 3rd (c. 70), 4th (c, 100), 9th (1), 10th (c. 20).



RINGED PLOVER
Charadrius hiaticula
Corton
- 2nd (1 over).
Carlton Marshes
- 16th (1), 17th (1).



DUNLIN
Calidris alpina
Carlton Marshes
- 5th (2), 15th (2), 16th (8), 17th (9).



CURLEW SANDPIPER Calidris ferruginea
Carlton Marshes - 15th to 17th (1 juvenile).

Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper & Dunlin - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton

RUFF Philomachus pugnax
Carlton Marshes
- 2nd (1), 3rd (2), 5th (7), 7th (1), 17th (1).



SNIPE
Gallinago gallinago
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (15+), 2nd (2), 3rd (1), 6th (3), 12th (2), 15th (14), 16th (5), 17th (3).



WHIMBREL Numenius phaeopeus
Lowestoft North Denes
- 3rd (2 S).
Kessingland Sluice
- 3rd (5 S).



BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa
Carlton Marshes - 1st (15), 2nd (2), 3rd (4), 5th (4), 6th (1), 15th (1), 16th (1), 17th (1).



GREENSHANK
Tringa nebularia
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (1), 2nd (2).



GREEN SANDPIPER Tringa ochropus
Kessingland Sluice - 2nd (1).
Oulton Marshes - 14th (1).



WOOD SANDPIPER Tringa glareola
Carlton Marshes - 5th (1), 6th (1), 7th (1).



COMMON SANDPIPER Actitis hypoleucos
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1), 2nd (1), 3rd (1), 6th (1).
Oulton Broad - 1st (1).
Mutford Lock Basin
- 2nd (1), 3rd (1).
Lake Lothing - 2nd (1).
Leathes Ham - 6th (1).



TURNSTONE Arenaria interpres
Ness Point - 11th (11), 12th (6).



GREAT SKUA Stercorarius skua
Corton - 12th (2), 14th (3).
Ness Point - 12th (1 N).



ARCTIC SKUA Stercorarius parasiticus
Corton - 12th (4), 14th (5), 16th (4).
Ness Point - 12th (1 S).



SANDWICH TERN Sterna sandvichensis
Ness Point - 10th (2 N), 12th (8 S), 17th (3 N).
Corton - 16th (15).



COMMON TERN Sterna hirundo
Corton - 12th (28), 16th (2).



GUILLEMOT Uria aalge
Kessingland Beach - 9th (1).
Corton - 12th (7), 16th (3).

Lowestoft Promenade
A view looking north along the promenade at Lowestoft South Beach, posted in 1920. Today this is by the open space of Royal Green and all the buildings to the left have long gone.



SWIFT Apus apus

Lowestoft North Denes - 1st (1), 5th (1), 10th (1).
Gunton
- 1st (8).
Carlton
Marshes - 2nd (2).
Corton - 7th (1).



WRYNECK Jynx torquilla
Kessingland Sluice - 9th & 10th (1), 12th (1).



KINGFISHER Alcedo atthis
Mutford Lock Basin
- 2nd (2).
Kessingland Sluice - 2nd (1).
Lake Lothing - 3rd (1), 6th (1).
Lowestoft North Beach - 3rd (1 S).
North Cove (River Waveney) - 5th (2).
Carlton Marshes - 6th (1), 15th (1), 17th (1).



LITTLE OWL Athene noctua
Carlton Marshes - 2nd (1), 6th (1), 15th (1), 16th (1).
Beccles Marshes - 2nd (1).



SHORT-EARED OWL Asio flammeus
Carlton Marshes - 8th (1).
Kessingland Sluice - 15th (1 in off the sea).
 


HOUSE MARTIN
Delichon urbica
Gunton
- 1st (12+).
Carlton Marshes - 9th (25+), 15th (60+), 16th (25+), 17th (11).

Kessingland sewage works
- 9th (20), 16th (c. 50).

Lowestoft North Denes - 10th (c. 20), 11th (c. 32), 12th (c. 95).
Corton
- 16th (87).



SWALLOW
Hirundo rustica
Lowestoft North Denes
- 10th (c. 40), 11th (1).

Carlton Marshes - 15th (1), 16th (9), 17th (3).



YELLOW WAGTAIL
Motacilla flava flavissima
Carlton Marshes
- 2nd (1).
Corton Cliffs
- 16th (1).



PIED WAGTAIL
Motacilla alba yarrellii
Carlton Marshes
- 3rd (1), 15th (2), 16th (3).

Kessingland sewage works - 9th (2).
Denes Oval - 11th (11), 12th (10).




GREY WAGTAIL
Motacilla cinerea
Lowestoft North Denes
- 10th (1 S).



MEADOW PIPIT
Anthus pratensis
Corton
- 2nd (1), 16th (58).
Carlton Marshes - 6th (1), 9th (6), 12th (13), 15th (18), 16th (16), 17th (25).
Kessingland sewage works - 9th (25), 16th (10).
Lowestoft North Denes - 10th (c. 30).

 

TREE PIPIT
Anthus trivialis
Carlton Marshes
- 2nd (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 8th (1).


Whinchat
Whinchat - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton

WHINCHAT Saxicola rubetra
Lowestoft North Denes - 3rd (2), 5th (2), 6th (2), 10th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (4), 6th (4).
Corton old sewage works - 5th (1), 7th (1), 8th (1), 9th (1), 10th (1), 12th (1).
Riverside Road, Lowestoft - 6th (1).
Kessingland Sluice - 9th (1),.
Radar Lodge, Corton - 17th (1).



STONECHAT Saxicola rubicola
Carlton Marshes - 3rd(1), 6th (1), 17th (1).
Kessingland Sluice - 8th (2).



COMMON REDSTART
Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Kessingland sewage works - 16th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 17th (2).



WHEATEAR Oenanthe oenanthe
Kessingland Sluice - 1st (2), 2nd (1), 9th (1).
Ness Point - 1st (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 1st (3), 3rd (2), 5th (1), 6th (5), 9th (1).
Corton Cliffs - 1st (1), 9th (1).

Tonning Street, Lowestoft
- 4th (1).
Riverside Road, Lowestoft
- 7th (1).
Oulton Marshes - 12th (1).
Radar Lodge, Corton - 17th (1).



CETTI'S WARBLER Cettia cetti
Carlton Marshes
- 17th (7).



SEDGE WARBLER
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Corton old sewage works - 9th (1).
Ness Point (Birdseye car park)
- 10th (2).
Carlton Marshes - 15th (1).



REED WARBLER Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Kessingland sewage works
- 9th (1).

Carlton Marshes
- 15th (2), 16th (2), 17th (3).

Ness Point (Birdseye car park)
- 16th (1).




BLACKCAP Sylvia atricapilla
Kessingland sewage works
- 9th (23 ringed).

Carlton Marshes
- 15th (2).

Ness Point (Birdseye car park) - 16th (1).



GARDEN WARBLER Sylvia borin
Kessingland sewage works
- 9th (1).



LESSER WHITETHROAT
Sylvia curruca
Kessingland Sluice
- 2nd (1), 8th (2).
Ness Point (Birdseye car park) - 10th (2), 16th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 15th (1).
Corton old sewage works - 16th (1).




WHITETHROAT Sylvia communis
Corton
- 2nd (2).

Corton old sewage works - 9th (2).
Ness Point (Birdseye car park) - 10th (1), 16th (3).
Foxglove Close, Worlingham - 10th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 12th (1).
Corton Cliffs
- 12th (1).



CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita
Carlton Marshes - 8th (13), 15th (14), 16th (15), 17th (9).
Kessingland sewage works
- 9th (9), 16th (4).

Corton Cliffs
- 12th (c. 5).




GOLDCREST Regulus regulus
Kessingland sewage works - 16th (1).



WILLOW WARBLER Phylloscopus trochilus
Kessingland sewage works - 9th (2).
Carlton Marshes - 16th (1).



TREECREEPER Certhia familiaris
Kessingland sewage works - 9th (1), 16th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 17th (1).



PIED FLYCATCHER Ficedula hypoleucos
Lowestoft North Denes - 17th (1).
Kirkley Cemetery - 17th (1).



SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Muscicapa striata
Corton old sewage works - 10th (1).



HOUSE SPARROW Passer domesticus
Lowestoft North Denes -
11th (c. 20).



TREE SPARROW Passer montanus
Five southbound migrants dropped in a Lowestoft North Denes for a few minutes on the morning of the 9th.




Tide
                          predictions for Lowestoft

 

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