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December 2019

Starlings
- Lowestoft
Andrew Easton


A SHORE LARK  was at Kessingland Beach 2nd to 18th.


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UPDATED
: 19:30 19th January




LITTLE EGRET
Egretta garzetta
Carlton Marshes
- 1st (25 roosted), 2nd (21 roosted), 4th (23 roosted), 10th (26 roosted), 11th (22 roosted), 12th (25 roosted), 18th (20 roosted), 19th (22 roosted).



GREAT WHITE EGRET
Ardea alba
Carlton Marshes
- 1st
(1 roosted), 2nd (1 roosted), 4th (1 roosted), 9th (2 roosted), 10th (1 roosted), 11th (1 roosted), 12th (1 roosted), 18th (2 roosted), 19th (2 roosted).



PINK-FOOTED GOOSE Anser brachyrhynchus
Oulton Marshes - 1st (500+), 4th (c. 600).

Oulton/Blundeston Marshes - 2nd (c. 450), 18th (c. 450 over).
Somerleyton Marshes - 19th (600).



WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Anser albifrons
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1 over), 2nd (20 S), 18th (8 N).
Oulton Marshes
- 1st (21+), 4th (16+).
Oulton/Blundeston Marshes - 2nd (38).

One of the birds at Oulton Marshes on the 4th had a neck collar and had been ringed in August 2017 as an adult on Kolguyev Island in the Russian Arctic. The most recent sighting had been in November 2019 when it was near Brandenburg in Germany.



SHELDUCK Tadorna tadorna
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1), 11th (7), 18th (8), 19th (4).



TUFTED DUCK Aythya fuligula
Leathes Ham - 1st (10), 4th (7).



POCHARD Aythya ferina
Carlton Marshes - 1st (male).
Leathes Ham - 1st (2 females).




COMMON SCOTER Melanitta nigra
Pakefield - 4th (c. 40).



GOOSANDER Mergus merganser
Carlton Marshes - 2nd (1 over).



RED KITE Milvus milvus
Kessingland - 4th (1 S).
Waveney Forest - 18th (1).



PEREGRINE Falco peregrinus
Lake Lothing
- 1st (2), 18th (2).

Carlton Marshes - 2nd (1).

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


LAPWING Vanellus vanellus
Carlton Marshes - 1st (500+).



GOLDEN PLOVER Pluvialis apricaria
Carlton Marshes - 18th (83), 19th (13).



SANDERLING Calidris alba
Kessingland Beach - 3rd (3), 4th (4), 9th (3), 19th (8).



PURPLE SANDPIPER Calidris maritima
Ness Point - 1st (10), 9th (6), 11th (6).




DUNLIN Calidris alpina
Carlton Marshes - 19th (1).



REDSHANK Tringa totanus
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1), 18th (3).




GREENSHANK Tringa nebularia
Carlton Marshes - 18th (1), 19th (1).



BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Limosa limosa
Carlton Marshes - 2nd (5).



WOODCOCK Scolopax rusticola
Carlton Marshes - 19th (4).



MEDITERRANEAN GULL Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Links Road car park - 12th (9).



YELLOW-LEGGED GULL Larus michahellis
Carlton Marshes - 11th (1).



TAWNY OWL Strix aluco
Fisher Row - 1st (2), 18th (3).


Shore Lark
Shore Lark - Kessingland Beach Andrew Easton

SHORE LARK Eremophila alpestris
Kessingland Beach - 2nd - 18th (1).




WATER PIPIT
Anthus spinoletta
Herringfleet Marshes - 1st (10), 2nd (16).
Carlton Marshes - 12th (1), 18th (2), 19th (1).



WAXWING Bombycilla garrulus
Crestview Drive - 9th (1).



FIELDFARE Turdus pilaris
Blundeston - 1st (55), 19th (71).
Gisleham - 4th (30).



CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1, 19th (1).
Leathes Ham - 1st
(1), 4th (1).
Oulton Marshes - 4th (1).
Kessingland Cliffs - 4th (1).



FIRECREST Regulus ignicapilla
Corton Wood - 1st (1).



NUTHATCH Sitta europaea
Corton Wood - 5th (1), 19th (1).




SNOW BUNTING
Plectrophenax nivalis
Kessingland Beach - 1st (2), 4th (8).



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