July 2018

Pied Flycatcher
- Belle Vue Park
Andrew Easton

A very early fall of PIED FLYCATCHERS occurred on the 3rd, with an impressive total of 32 located. At least 16 were still present on the 4th
. Two WHINCHATS were also seen over the same two days.

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: 20:30 14th August



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.

It was announced at the celebration day at Carlton Marshes on July 7th that the appeal target of 1 million had been reached and that the purchase of the new land had been completed the previous day.

With planning permission for the habitat restoration/improvement already granted the implementation phase can now begin.

Exciting times are ahead for wildlife in the Lowestoft area.
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.

Fulmarus glacialis
Gunton Warren
- 6th (1 S).

Morus bassanus
Ness Point - 6th (3 S).

Egretta garzetta
Carlton Marshes - 4th (1).

COMMON SCOTER Melanitta nigra
Ness Point - 1st (3 S), 5th (14 N).

Haematopus ostralegus
Ness Point - 1st (1 S), 5th (4 N), 6th (2).

RUFF Philomachus pugnax
Carlton Marshes - 1st (4), 4th (1).

SANDERLING Calidris alba
Ness Point - 6th (3 S).

DUNLIN Calidris alpina
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1).
Ness Point
- 3rd (1 S).

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

GREEN SANDPIPER Tringa ochropus
Carlton Marshes - 4th (1).

COMMON SANDPIPER Actitis hypoleucos
Mutford Lock Basin - 2nd (4), 12th (7), 13th (7).

TURNSTONE Arenaria interpres
Lowestoft North Beach/Ness Point - 5th (1), 6th (7), 13th (13).

MEDITERRANEAN GULL Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Corton new sewage works - 2nd (52), 4th (151).
Ness Point - 5th (2 S), 6th (2).

COMMON TERN Sterna hirundo
Ness Point - 1st (5 S), 6th (15 S).
Lowestoft North Beach - 13th (53).

SANDWICH TERN Sterna sandvichensis
Lowestoft North Beach - 13th (2).


Whinchat - Lowestoft North Denes Andrew Easton

GREY WAGTAIL Motacilla cinerea
Ness Point - 6th (1 juvenile).

WHINCHAT Saxicola rubetra
Kessingland (Marsh Lane-Coopers Lane) - 3rd (1).
Lowestoft North Denes - 4th (1), 8th (2).
Kessingland Sluice - 7th (2).

WHEATEAR Oenanthe oenanthe
Carlton Marshes - 6th (1), 8th (1).
Kessingland Sluice - 9th (1).

REED WARBLER Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Corton new sewage works - 2nd (1).
Corton disused railtrack - 3rd (1).
Lowestoft North De
nes - 3rd (1).

Sylvia communis
Lowestoft North Denes
- 6th (2), 8th (6).

Lowestoft North Denes - 6th (3), 8th (2).

PIED FLYCATCHER Ficedula hypoleuca
Tonning Street, Lowestoft - 3rd (3), 4th (2).
Corton old sewage works - 3rd (1).
Radar Lodge (Hopton/Corton)
- 3rd (8).
Corton disused railtrack - 3rd (2), 4th (1), 7th (1).
Corton new sewage works - 3rd (1).
Furse Wood, Corton - 3rd (2).
Station Road, Corton - 3rd (2), 4th (1).
Kessingland (Marsh Lane-Coopers Lane) - 3rd (8).
Heathlands, Kessingland - 3rd (1).
St. Margarets Church - 3rd (2).
Beacon Park, Gorleston - 3rd (1).
Belle Vue Park - 3rd (1).
Kessingland sewage works - 4th (1).
Gunton disused railtrack - 4th (6).
Hubbards Loke, Gunton - 4th (2).
Warrenhouse Wood - 4th (1).
Sparrows Nest Park - 4th (2).
Ness Point - 5th (1).

SISKIN Carduelis spinus
Carlton Marshes - 1st (1 S).
Corton - 5th (5 over).

                          predictions for Lowestoft