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September 2018

Yellow-browed Warbler
- Lowestoft
Andrew Easton


A PALLAS'S WARBLER was a Gunton Warren on the 15th. A colour ringed CASPIAN GULL and three SNOW BUNTINGS were at Gunton Warren on the 12th, with the SNOW BUNTINGS still present on the 13th, increasing to five on the 14th.

An unprecedented arrival of YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS saw 39 found in our area on the 7th, with at least 10 still present on the 8th, and they
continue to be seen daily in varying numbers through to the 19th; with at least eight present on the 13th, and eleven on the 14th (including two that were singing at times). Three were trapped and ringed at Kessingland sewage works on the 17th.

The Carlton Marshes CATTLE EGRET was still present on the 19th, and the Breydon individual was last noted on the 3rd.

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UPDATED
: 22:00 19th October


RED-THROATED DIVER
Gavia stellata
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
- 2nd (61), 19th (6 N, 3 S).



RED-NECKED GREBE
Podiceps grisegena
Lowestoft North Beach -
6th (1 N).



GANNET
Morus bassanus
Corton - 2nd (158).
Ness Point - 12th (14 N), 19th (34 N, 67 S).




FULMAR
Fulmarus glacialis
Corton
- 2nd (2).



EURASIAN BITTERN
Botaurus stellaris
Carlton Marshes
- 11th (1).



CATTLE EGRET Bubulcus ibis
The
adult was still at Carlton Marshes on the 19th, and spends much of its time with white cattle near the river just west of the reserve.

The other adult was present again along Breydon South Wall on the 3rd at least.



Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret - Carlton Marshes Andrew Easton

DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE
Branta bernicla bernicla
Ness Point - 6th (35 N), 7th (3 N), 12th (31 S), 19th (500 S).




SHELDUCK Tadorna tadorna
Ness Point - 12th (1 S), 19th (1 S).



TEAL Anas crecca

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
- 6th (6 S), 12th (33 S), 7 N, 7 S).

Corton Church - 8th (1 W).
Carlton Marshes - 14th (2).



PINTAIL Anas acuta
Ness Point - 19th (2 S).



WIGEON Anas penelope
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 6th (7 N), 12th (7 S), 19th (15 S).
Corton - 8th (1 S).



COMMON SCOTER Melanitta nigra
Corton - 2nd (10).
Ness Point - 12th (3 S), 19th (4 S).



COMMON EIDER Somateria mollissima
Ness Point - 19th (1 N, 3 S).



RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Mergus serrator
Ness Point - 6th (1 S), 19th (1 S).



GOOSANDER Mergus merganser
Ness Point - 19th (2 S).



KESTREL Falco tinnunculus
One arrived in off the sea at Corton on the 2nd.



PEREGRINE Falco peregrinus
New Road, Bradwell - 3rd (1).
Hopton Cliffs - 15th (1).



HOBBY Falco subbuteo
Oulton Marshes - 10th (1).



COMMON CRANE Grus grus
Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft - 12th (3 N).



GOLDEN PLOVER Pluvialis apricaria
Ellough - 28th (c. 60), 30th (c. 24).



GREY PLOVER Pluvialis squatarola
Kessingland Sluice - 9th(1).
Ness Poin
t - 12th (1 S).

Caspian Gull
Caspian Gull - Gunton Warren Andrew Easton
This first winter individual had been ringed as a nestling in the south east of the Czech Republic in May.

LAPWING
Vanellus vanellus
Carlton Marshes - 7th (100).



KNOT Calidris canutus
Corton - 2nd (2).



DUNLIN Calidris alpina
Corton - 2nd (5).
Carlton Marshes
- 3rd (2), 7th (2).
Ness Point - 6th (6 N), 12th (72 S), 19th (2 S).



PURPLE SANDPIPER Calidris maritima
Kessingland Sluice - 13th (1).



SNIPE Gallinago gallinago
Carlton Marshes - 7th (8), 8th (15), 14th (5), 19th (31).



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


GREAT SKUA Stercorarius skua
Kessingland - 5th (1 N), 6th (1 N).
Ness Point - 19th (1 S).



CASPIAN GULL Larus cachinnans
A colour ringed first winter was at Gunton Beach on the 12th, it had been ringed as a nestling in the south east of the Czech Republic in May.



SANDWICH TERN Sterna sandvichensis
Corton - 2nd (4).
Kessingland
- 6th (1).
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
- 6th (2 N), 7th (2 N).



COMMON TERN Sterna hirundo
Oulton Broad - 12th (1st winter).
Carlton Marshes - 14th (1st winter).



AUK sp. Alcidae
Corton - 2nd (147).



KINGFISHER Alcedo atthis
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (1).
Lowestoft North Beach - 5th (1).
Hamilton Dock - 7th (1).



SHORT-EARED OWL Asio flammeus
Carlton Marshes - 4th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 12th (1 in off the sea).~
Gunton Warren - 18th (1).

Brambling
Brambling - Lowestoft Andrew Easton


ROCK PIPIT Anthus petrosus
Ness Point - 6th (8 on migration), 13th (2).
Gunton Warren - 12th (1 S).
Kessingland Sluice - 13th (1).



GREY WAGTAIL Motacilla cinerea
Hamilton Dock - 6th (1).
Ness Point - 6th (1), 13th (1) 19th (1).

The Hollies, Kessingland Cliffs
- 7th (2).
Sparrows Nest Park - 14th (1).





WHITE WAGTAIL Motacilla alba alba
Corton Church - 12th (1).
Kessingland sewage works - 14th (1).



SWALLOW Hirundo rustica
The Hollies, Kessingland Cliffs - 6th (1).
Corton old sewage works - 7th (2).
Corton - 12th (1 S).
Rant Score - 13th (2 S).
Kessingland Beach - 13th (2 S).



STONECHAT Saxicola rubicola

Carlton Marshes - 7th (2), 14th (3).
Lowestoft North Denes - 7th (2), 17th (1), 19th (1).




COMMON REDSTART Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Gunton Warren - 8th (1).
Corton old sewage works - 15th (1).



BLACK REDSTART Phoenicurus ochruros
Hamilton Road/SLP - 6th (2 singing), 13th (1).



WHEATEAR Oenanthe oenanthe
Ness Point - 7th (1).
Kessingland Sluice - 7th (1), 13th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 13th (1), 16th (1).



SONG THRUSH Turdus philomelus
Ness Point - 8th (2 in off the sea).
Lowestoft North Denes - 8th (3+).



RING OUZEL Turdus torquatus

Gunton disused railtrack
- 10th (1).
Kessingland sewage* works - 11th (1).
Carlton Marshes
- 12th (1).



REDWING Turdus iliacus
Hopton - 2nd (1).
Carlton Marshes
- 3rd (43), 7th (10).
New Road, Bradwell - 3rd (9).

Blundeston Lanes
- 11th (30+).

 


FIELDFARE Turdus pilaris
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (3), 7th (18).

 


BARRED WARBLER
Sylvia nisoria
Caldecott Road, Oulton Broad
- 9th (1).



BLACKCAP
Sylvia atricapilla
Mariner's Score - 7th (1).
Rant Score - 7th (2), 14th (1).

Kessingland Sluice
- 7th (2).

Gunton disused railtrack - 10th (2).
Kessingland sewage works - 14th (4).
Maltster's Score - 17th (2), 19th (1).


 

LESSER WHITETHROAT Sylvia curruca

Dip Farm, Gunton
- 6th (1).

The Hollies, Kessingland
- 6th (1).
Ness Point - 7th (1).
Kessingland Sluice - 7th (1).



YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER Phylloscopus inornatus

The 7th saw an unprecedented arrival, with 39 being found, more in a day than our grand total for a good autumn!

Burgh Castle (2).
Warren Lane (4).
Radar Lodge (Hopton/Corton) (4 per RBA).
Corton Church (1).
Corton disused railtrack (4).
Corton new sewage works (1).
Corton Woods (4).
Gunton Wood (2+)
Gunton disused railtrack (1).
Gunton Warren (1)
North Denes (1).
Flycatcher Alley (3).
Sparrow's Nest Park (3)

Linear park cycle track (3).
Lowestoft Cemetery (1).
Kirkley Ham (1).
Kirkley Cemetery (1).
Kessingland sewage works (1).
Mutford (1).

A workday on the 8th obviously meant much less coverage, but there were still several around at the same sites as the day before, and often still multiple birds.

Radar Lodge (Hopton/Corton) - 8th (2).
Corton disused railtrack - 8th (2+), 9th (2), 11th (1), 13th (1).
Gunton Warren - 8th (1), 10th (1).
Gunton Wood - 8th (2-3), 9th (2), 11th (1), 13th (1), 14th (3), 15th (1), 17th (2), 18th (1), 19th (1).
Sparrows Nest Park - 8th (1), 9th (1), 14th (2).
Linear Park Cycle Track - 8th (3), 13th (4), 14th (3), 15th (1), 17th (2), 19th (3).
Gunton disused railtrack - 10th (1), 16th (2+), 18th (2), 19th (3).
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston - 10th (1).
Breydon South Wall (Rugby Club) - 10th (1).
Tramps Alley - 10th (1).
Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft - 12th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 13th (1).

Kirkley Ham
- 13th (1).

Kessingland sewage works
/fishing lakes
- 14th (2), 17th (3 ringed).
Bosquet Close (Fallowfields) - 14th (1).
Maltster's Score - 15th (1).
Rant Score/Martin's Score - 15th (1 possible same as in Maltster's Score).
Hubbard's Loke, Gunton - 16th (1).
Corton Church - 18th (1).

On the 14th two individuals, one along the cycle track and the other at Sparrows Nest Park, were noted singing at times. A brief recording of the song and a longer one of the calls of one of them can be heard at the links below. (links will open in a new window)

          Song        Call

Yellow-browed Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler - Linear Park Cycle Track Andrew Easton

PALLAS'S WARBLER Phylloscopus proregulus
Gunton Warren
- 15th (1).



CHIFFC
HAFF Phylloscopus collybita
Carlton Marshes - 3rd (6), 7th (6).
Lowestoft North Denes - 7th (6+), 8th (4), 17th (2).
Linear Park Cycle Track
- 7th (1), 13th (2).
Ness Point - 7th (1).

Kessingland Sluice
- 7th (2).
Gunton Warren - 8th (2), 13th (1).

Gunton disused railtrack
- 10th (5).
Gunton Wood - 12th (2), 15th (2).
Corton disused railtrack - 12th (1).
Maltster's Score - 12th (1), 17th (1).
Kessingland sewage works - 14th (5).




PIED FLYCATCHER Ficedula hypoleuca

Flycatcher Alley (Denes Oval) - 7th (1).
Corton disused railtrack - 8th (1).
Maltster's Score - 12th to 14th (2).



STARLING Sturnus vulgaris
Kessingland
-
6th (110 in off the sea).
Ness Point
- 6th (180+ in off the sea).



BRAMBLING Fringilla montifringilla
Ness Point - 6th (3+ in off the sea).
Mariner's Score - 7th (1).
Linear Park Cycle Track - 7th (1).
Corton old sewage works - 7th (1).
Oulton Marshes - 10th (6).
Gunton disused railtrack - 10th (1).
Gunton Wood - 12th (1).

Blundeston Lanes - 11th (4).
Maltster's Score - 17th (1).
Carlton Marshes - 19th (1).



CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs
Ness Point - 6th (90+ in off the sea).

The Hollies, Kessingland Cliffs
- 7th (c. 60).




SISKIN Carduelis spinus
Lowestoft North Denes - 7th (3).

The Hollies, Kessingland Cliffs
- 7th (20).
Carlton Marshes - 19th (2).



TWITE Carduelis flavirostris
Kessingland Beach - 13th (1).



LESSER REDPOLL Carduelis flammea
Lowestoft North Denes - 7th (3), 15th (3).
The Hollies, Kessingland Cliffs
- 7th (2).
Corton old sewage works - 7th (3)/



CROSSBILL Loxia curvirostra
Gunton - 16th (1 S), 19th (1).


Snow Bunting
Snow Buntings - Gunton Warren Andrew Easton

SNOW BUNTING
Plectrophenax nivalis
Gunton Warren - 12th (3), 13th (3), 14th (5), 15th (5).
Corton Cliffs - 15th (1).



REED BUNTING Emberiza schoeniclus
Kessingland Sluice - 7th (4).
Kessingland Beach - 13th (3).



LITTLE BUNTING Emberiza pusilla
One was seen and heard at Ness Point on the 6th but not relocated.




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