Suffolk Birding with BINS

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Little Stint - Andrew Moon.


AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 31st August.

Blythburgh - Osprey seen hunting over the estuary early morning.

Havergate - Pectoral Sand piper seen on the RSPB reserve + 23 Spoonbill.

Hollesley - 2 Spotted Redshank & Curlew Sand on the scrape.

Shingle Street - 4 Whinchat near the tennis courts.

Wednesday 30th August.

Southwold - 3 Arctic Skua + Bonxie offshore.

Havergate - 23 Spoonbill + 4 juvenile Curlew Sands on the RSPB reserve.

Alde Estuary - 4 Spoonbill at Hazelwood Marshes. Little Stint on Town Marshes this evening + 2 Whinchat. (photo Mark Cornish)

Hollesley - 2 Garganey on the scrape at Hollesley Marshes + 3 juvenile Curlew Sands & 2 Spotted Redshank.

Felixstowe - Common Redstart at LBO + Purple Sand, Arctic Tern & Black Tern noted.

Tuesday 29th August.

Covehithe - The juvenile Dotterel continues to show well in the potato field just North of the metalled road + Bonxie offshore.

Blyth Estuary - Osprey still present & being seen perched on posts in the NE corner of the estuary.

Felixstowe - Whinchat seen at Landguard.

Monday 28th August.

Covehithe - The juvenile Dotterel was again present in the potato field just North of the metalled road mid morning though mobile. (photo David Borderick)

Blyth Estuary - The Osprey was again seen on the estuary until midday when flew NE.

Minsmere - 14 Spotted Redshank on the scrape + Bonxie.

Alde Estuary - Spotted Redshank on Hazelwood Marsh.

Shingle Street - 4 Whinchat seen early morning.

Sunday 27th August.

Covehithe - Juvenile Dotterel still in potato field North of the metalled road. (photo Brian Small).

Blythburgh - Osprey seen perched on the Blyth Estuary from the A12 footpath.

Minsmere - Wood Sand on the scrape + Bonxie North.

Sizewell - 3 Tree Sparrows in gardens just West of Sizewell Hall.

Hollesley - 9 Spoonbill, 2 Garganey, Wood Sand, Spotted Redshank & LRP on the scrape.

Bawdsey - 3 Whinchat at East Lane.

Saturday 26th August.

Covehithe - A juvenile Dotterel was found mid morning in the potato field North of the metalled road and remained until 17:00hrs at least. (photo Andrew Moon).

Sizewell - 90 Little Gull off Sizewell B rig at 15:40hrs.

Shingle Street - 6 Whinchat, 3 Tree Sparrow, juvenile Hobby & Short-eared Owl noted this morning. (photo Barry Woodhouse).

Bawdsey - c60 Yellow Wagtail seen along the track beyond the horse fields,

Friday 25th August.

Hollesley - Wood Sand, Spotted Redshank & 2 LRP's on the scrape.

Westley - Osprey over the A14 junction at 10:00hrs.


Note: PURPLE SWAMPHEN has now been added to the British list (BOURC) present at Minsmere from 31st July - 5th August 2016.

Thursday 24th August.

Lowestoft Area - The adult CASPIAN TERN (red-ringed individual) was again viewable from the South wall at Breydon Water (opposite the rugby club). Early mornings and evenings appears to be the best time to see this bird from this viewpoint).

Minsmere - 6 Wood Sands, Little Stint, LRP + good numbers of common waders on the scrape.


Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

Southwold - Sea-watching from the shelter produced a Cory's Shearwater South at 07:27hrs, Sooty Shearwater North at 09:41 & Black Tern South at 10:14hrs. Whinchat seen by the flash.

Minsmere - Little Stint on the scrape + juvenile limosa Godwit.

Sizewell - Cory's Shearwater South offshore at 07:41hrs (see Southwold).

Alde Estuary - 22 Spoonbill at Hazelwood Marshes (photo Andrew Moon).

Hollesley - Wood Sand, Garganey, Spotted Redshank, limosa Godwit & Bonxie over the scrape.

Felixstowe - Common Redstart seen opposite the Icky ridge early morning.

Needham Market - 2 Whinchat at Pipps Ford this evening.

Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

Lowestoft Area - CASPIAN TERN again this morning tehn again during the evening at the East end of Breydon Water.

Sizewell - 20+ Little Gull & Arctic Tern off the outfalls.

Snape - Quail calling from Botany Marshes + juvenile Wood Sand.

Hollesley - The Temminck's Stint continues to show on the scrape at Hollesley Marshes though elusive + Wood Sand & LRP.

Lakenheath - A Bluethroat was caught at c05:30hrs as part of our CES ringing project in the Brandon Fen part of the reserve. The bird was released near the visitors and as a result was seen by a few observers, with the bird being last seen, near the Willow Dragon sculpture, near to the Washland viewpoint at around 10:40hrs.


Monday 21st August.

Lowestoft Area - CASPIAN TERN seen early morning at the East end of Breydon Water.

Alde Estuary - 22 Spoonbill Hazelwood Marshes.

Hollesley - Temminck's Stint still present though mobile & elusive + Wood Sand, 4 juvenile LRP & limosa Godwit.

Shingle Street - 5 Whinchat noted this morning.

Felixstowe - Osprey South over Landguard late morning + 2 Whinchat & Spotted Flycatcher. (photo Will Brame).

Sunday 20th August.

Minsmere - 4 Wood Sands still on West scrape.

Sizewell - 106 Little Gull + 2 Black Terns feeding off the outfall.

Alde Estuary - 19 Spoonbill Hazelwood Marshes.

Hollesley - A Temmincks Stint as present this afternoon on the scrape though generally elusive + Wood Sand, Garganey & 3 juvenile LRP noted.

Lavenham - The escaped White Stork was seen in stubble field just North of the village viewed from A1141.

Saturday 19th August.

Minsmere - 2 Little Gull on East scrape. (photo Paul Oldfield).

Alde Estuary - 19 Spoonbill Hazelwood Marshes.

Havergate - 14 Spoonbill on Havergate Island at 08:10hrs.

Shotley - Great Egret on Shotley Marshes late afternoon.


A few common migrants are now appearing along the coast (Whinchat's, Wheatears etc) photos Barry Woodhouse (Wheatear) and Andrew Moon (Whinchat).

Friday 18th August.

Lowestoft Area - CASPIAN TERN again this evening at the East end of Breydon Water.

Minsmere - 4 Wood Sands on the scrape.

Alde Estuary - 18+ Spoonbill Hazelwood Marshes + juvenile LRP on Town Marshes. (photo Mark Cornish).

Hollesley - 2 Garganey Hollesley Marsh RSPB.

Thursday 17th August.

Lowestoft Area - CASPIAN TERN at the East end of Breydon Water early evening.

Benacre - 3 adult Curlew Sands on the broad + Little Gull.

Minsmere - 8 adult Curlew Sands + 7 Wood Sands on East scrape + 58 Little Gull & 14 Spot Reds noted.

Alde Estuary - 4 Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marshes. (photo Mark Cornish).

Slaughden - Adult Black-necked Grebe South offshore late morning + 2 ad Black Terns.

Wednesday 16th August.

Alde Estuary - Spoonbill + adult Little Gull on Hazelwood Marsh, near-by juvenile LRP on Aldeburgh Town Marsh.

Shingle Street - 3 Whinchat opposite the first car  park.

Bawdsey - Juvenile Arctic Tern offshore.

Tuesday 15th August.

Dunwich - A Wood Warbler was trapped and ringed late morning.

Alde Estuary - Spoonbill at Hazelwood Marshes.

Great Ashfield - The presumed escaped White Stork was seen in fields North of Woolpit in the village of Great Ashfield for it 2nd day.

Monday 14th August.

Minsmere - Wood Sand still on East scrape.

Havergate - 29 Spoonbill + 2 juvenile Arctic Terns.

Sunday 13th August.

Minsmere - Juvenile Wood Sand on East scrape +16 Spotted Redshank.

Alde Estuary - Spoonbill + 2 Spotted Redshank at Haelood Marshes.

Havergate - 22 Spoonbill on the RSPB reserve.

Saturday 12th August.

Southwold - Juvenile Caspian Gull along the harbour early evening. (photo Brian Small).

Orfordness - The juvenile Red-necked Phalarope remains on the NT reserve. Boats run from 10:00am from Orford quay.

Havergate - An adult White-winged Black Tern was discovered this morning on the RSPB reserve though no further sign from 10:35hrs.


Saturday 12th August.

Orfordness - The juvenile Red-necked Phalarope remains on the NT reserve. Boats run from 10:00am from Orford quay.

Havergate - An adult White-winged Black Tern was discovered this morning on the RSPB reserve though no further sign from 10:35hrs.

Friday 11th August.

Lowestoft Area - Wryneck reported at Lound waterworks along footpath towards Hubbards Loke mid morning.

Orfordness - Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope present on the airfield this evening.

Alde Estuary - 23 Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marshes.

Thursday 10th August.

Minsmere - Wood Sand on East scrape.

Snape - 2 Wood Sand on Botany Marshes.

Havergate - Curlew Sand + 2 Spoonbill on Havergate Island.

Bawdsey - Osprey South over the lagoons at East Lane at 14:00hrs.

Felixstowe - 2 Arctic Skua North off LBO.


Wednesday 9th August.

Walberswick - Juvenile LRP on Tinkers Marsh.

Hollesley - Wood Sand on the scrape at Hollesley Marsh RSPB.

Tuesday 8th August.

Minsmere - Glossy Ibis seen in flight over the main reedbed at 08:10hrs then flew high West + Wood Sand & juv limosa Godwit on the scrape & Tree Pipit near the sluice.

Sizewell - 18 Little Gull off the outfalls early evening + 3 Black Tern South. The 1st Pied Flycatcher of the autumn was seen this evening just West of Sizewell Hall.

Alde Estuary - 11 Spoonbill at Hazelwood Marshes + 1st summer Little Gull & Spotted Redshank. 3 juvenile LRP Aldeburgh Town Marsh.

Hollesley - 3 Spoonbill on the scrape + Wood Sand. (photo John Richardson)

Bawdsey - Wood Sand on the 1st lagoon.

Trimley Marshes - Wood Sand on the SWT reserve.

Monday 7th August.

Minsmere - The Glossy Ibis was again seen in flight over the reserve at 08:45hrs then on North levels viewable distantly from Whin Hill.

Alde Estuary - 11 Spoonbill & Spotted Redshank at Hazelwood Marshes + 3 juvenile LRP's on Aldeburgh Town Marsh. (photo Mark Cornish).

Felixstowe - Juvenile Black Redstart at LBO.

Sunday 6th August.

Minsmere - A Glossy Ibis was seen briefly on West and East scrapes before flying South towards the levels shortly after 15:00hrs + Wood Sand.

Havergate - 24 Spoonbill + Curlew Sand on Havergate Island.

Saturday 5th August.

Walberswick - 2 juvenile LRP on Tinkers Marsh.

Minsmere - Honey Buzzard rptd North over the car park at 13:40hrs + juvenile Wood Sand still on West scrape + 11 Spot Reds.

Sizewell - 63 Little Gull off the outfalls.

Havergate - 23 Spoonbill on the RSPB Island.

Bawdsey - Wood Sand on the 1st lagoon at East Lane.

Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still on the SWT reserve + juvenile Whinchat & 3 juvenile LRP.

Friday 4th August.

Minsmere - Wood Sand on West scrape & 2 Garganey on East scrape.

Alde Estuary - Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marsh.

Trimley Marsh - Adult Glossy Ibis still present on the reservoir.

Needham Market - Wood Sand at Pipps Ford on the restoration pits.

Thursday 3rd August.

Minsmere - 4 Cattle Egret present on the reserve throughout much of the day spending much of the time on South levels + Curlew Sand, Little Stint & 2 Garganey on the reserve. (photo David Walsh (Cattle Egret) and Mark Cornish (Curlew Sand).

Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still on the main lagoon.

Stowupland - The presumed escaped White Stork was again in fields opposite Rendells Lane this morning only. (photo David Carter).


Wednesday 2nd August.

Blyth Estuary - 2 adult Curlew Sand still viewable from the A12 footpath. 

Walberswick - Wood Sand on Tinkers Marsh + 5 juvenile LRP.

Minsmere - 2 Garganey, 82 Little Gull, 1st summer Arctic Tern, Little Stint & 4 juvenile LRP on the scrape + Curlew Sand briefly. (photo Andrew Moon).

Alde Estuary - Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marshes

Felixstowe - 3 Arctic Tern South off Landguard.

Trmley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still present on the main lagoon.

Stowupland - A presumed escaped White Stork present in fields along Rendell Lane.

Tuesday 1st August.

Blyth Estuary - 3 adult Curlew Sands seen from the A12 footpath.

Minsmere - Adult Curlew Sand on the scrape.

Friston - Adult Caspian Gull + 8 Yellow-legged Gulls on new pig fields this afternoon.

Alde Estuary - Whinchat on Town Marshes.

Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still present on the main lagoon + 3 Spot Reds & eclipse drake Garganey noted.


LNY - White Stork reported in ploughed fields along Gosbeck Road, Helmingham