Suffolk Birding with BINS

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Waxwing - Pine Close, Rendlesham.

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

 

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Tuesday 31st January 2017.

Southwold - 2 Tundra Bean Geese on Town Marshes.

Minsmere - The 1st winter Glaucous Gull was again seen on South levels + 2 Slavonian Grebe on the sea opposite North wall.

Hollesley - 3 Spoonbill on the scrape + 2 Ruff.

Sutton Heath - No sign of the Great Grey Shrike.

Deben Estuary - 14 Tundra Bean Geese briefly on Falkenham Marshes before crossing the river and landing on Ramsholt Marsh late morning + ringtail Hen Harrier seen at Kingsfleet.

Trimley Marshes - 14 Tundra Bean Geese still at the SWT reserve.

Bury St Edmunds - 5+ Waxwing remain on Western Way though mobile.

Monday 30th January 2017.

Dunwich - 4 Long-tailed Duck's offshore.

Minsmere - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off the sluice early morning then on South levels + Spoonbill. Great Egret behind West hide.

Sutton - Great Grey Shrike still South of Sutton Heath car park though mobile.

Orwell Estuary - 2 Jack Snipe at Levington lagoon.

Bury St Edmunds - 12 Waxwing still on Western Way by Asda though mobile.

Sunday 29th January 2017.

Southwold - 26 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on Town Marsh + Purple Sand just North of the pier.

Dunwich - 41 Twite by the shorepools + Water Pipit & Great Egret. A 1st winter Glaucous Gull was seen by the breach early morning before heading South, 23 Eurasian White-fronted Geese South + 4 Long-tailed Duck on the sea.

Minsmere - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off the sluice at 09:00hrs then on the levels. Great Egret in reed-bed behind West hide.

Westleton - 12 Bewicks Swan in fields just North of the village.

Minsmere - 70+ Eurasian White-fronted Geese South.

Gedgrave - Drake Greater Scaup on the irrigation reservoir.

Hollesley - 2nd winter Glaucous Gull again on the scrape + 11 Tundra Bean Geese & 44 Eurasian White-fronted Geese.

Boyton Marshes - 4 Pink-footed Geese + 4 Eurasian White-fronted Geese.

Sutton - Great Grey Shrike again on Sutton Heath South of the car park.

Deben Estuary - 14 Tundra Bean Geese on Ramsholt Marsh.

Trimley Marshes - 14 Tundra Bean Geese still on the SWT reserve.

Stour Estuary - Red-necked Grebe, 7 Slavonian Grebe & 3 Velvet Scoter between Stutton - Holbrook Bay.

Bury St Edmunds - 12 Waxwing remain along Western Way though mobile.

Saturday 28th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 3 Short-eared Owls at Oulton Marshes.

Blythburgh - 4 Caspian Gull (3 adult & 2nd winter) on the estuary.

Dunwich - 1st winter Glaucous Gull seen feeding on porpoise carcass by sea breach + 4 possible Whooper Swan North.

Westleton - 60 Eurasian White-fronted Geese South.

Minsmere - 1st winter Glaucous Gull South offshore prior to 09:00hrs then again on South levels late morning. Great Egret on pools behind West hide.

Sizewell - 2 adult Caspian Gulls in bare fields just SW of Sizewell Common.

North Warren - 10 Snow Bunting still on the beach.

Gedgrave - 11 Tundra Bean Geese Gedgrave Marshes + Spoonbill.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull seen again off LBO. Ad male Black Redstart by shed 70 within the dock complex.

Trimley Marshes - 14 Tundra Bean Geese still on the SWT reserve + Caspian Gull.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver along the strand.

Bramford - A 1st winter Glaucous Gull was seen SE over Paper Mill Lane with Herring Gulls late afternoon.

Friday 27th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 2 Waxwing seen briefly by the former Mattressman outlet then flew West. A 1st winter Caspian Gull was seen at Leathes Ham.

Dunwich - 2 Great Egrets on the shore pools + 35 Twite.

Minsmere - 12 Bewicks Swan seen on Island Mere at dusk.

Sizewell - 4 Black Redstart by Sizewell A. 2 Caspian Gull (2nd win & 3rd win) seen in bare field just SW of Sizewell Common.

Thorpeness - Long-tailed Duck seen offshore.

Aldringham - The long staying Long-tailed Duck remains on the irrigation reservoir.

Alde Estuary - 6 Long-tailed Duck seen between Hazelwood Marshes - Iken Cliff.

Orwell Estuary - Great Northern Diver seen off Pin Mill.

Thursday 26th January 2017.

Minsmere - 1st winter Glaucous Gull again.

Sizewell - Black Redstart by Sizewell A.

Martlesham - 2 Waxwing over Adastral Park late afternoon.

Bury St Edmunds - 12 Waxwing on Western Way + 7 Waxwing on Newmarket Way.

Wednesday 25th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 3 Water Pipit remain at North Cove on Castle Marshes. Shag in Lake Lothing.

Minsmere - 1st winter Glaucous Gull again off the the sluice outfall mid morning.

Sizewell - Waxwing early morning in a garden just South of Sizewell Common. 2 Black Redstart by Sizewell A.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver still present.

Bury St. Edmunds - 13 Waxwing remain by the Desira garage on Western Way.

Tuesday 24th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 3 Water Pipit at North Cover at Castle Marshes.

Minsmere - 1st winter Glaucous Gull showing well on the sluice outfall at 11:40hrs.

Sizewell - Male Black Redstart seen by Sizewell A.

North Warren - c300 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on South Marsh + 2 Water Pipit. 10 Snow Bunting remain on the beach between the sluice and Haven House. Great Northern Diver seen offshore.

Hollesley - 2nd winter Glaucous Gull on the scrape + 41 Eurasian White-fronted Geese.

Trimley Marshes - 14 Tundra Bean Geese still on the SWT reserve.

Ipswich - 22 Waxwing seen mid morning on Milton Street and what was presumably the same flock seen East over Henslow Rd/Foxhall Road at 15:40hrs. 

Orwell Estuary - Both the Black-throated and Great Northern Divers remain viewable from Pin Mill.

Monday 23rd January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 5 Waxwing seen in garden off Oulton Road in Larch Road. 3 Water Pipit seen at North Cove, Castle Marshes.

Sizewell - 3 Black Redstart by Sizewell A.

North Warren - 363 Eurasian White-fronted Geese + 2 Pink-footed Geese. 10 Snow Bunting on the beach opposite sluice cottage.

Bury St. Edmunds - 13 Waxwing still along Western Way though mobile.

Sunday 22nd January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 3 Water Pipit on Castle Marshes, North Cove. 6 Waxwing Larch Road, Gunton though mobile.

Aldringham - Long-tailed Duck still on the irrigation reservoir.

North Warren - 15 Tundra Bean, 2 Pink-footed & c200 Euraisan White-fronted Geese on the marshes + Water Pipit. 10 Snow Bunting on the beach though mobile.

Alde Estuary - 6 Tundra Bean Geese at Hazelwood Marshes briefly + Long-tailed Duck.

Brightwell - Juvenile Glaucous Gull by Brightwell Hall Farm.

Trimley Marshes - 12 Tundra Bean Geese.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated & Great Northern Divers remain off Pin Mill.

Stour Estuary - Slav Grebe + 3 Velvet Scoter Holbrook Bay.

Bury St. Edmunds - 13 Waxwing on Western Way bu council offices.

Saturday 21st January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 1st winter Glaucous Gull on Oulton Broad from late morning then flew North towards Oulton Marsh at 13:00hrs.

Minsmere - Male Hen Harrier, 3 Caspian Gull + YL Gull on Island Mere.

Aldringham - Long-tailed Duck still on the irrigation reservoir.

North Warren - c400 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on North Marsh +20 Tundra Beans, 2 Pink-foots. adult & 1st winter Caspian Gulls on South Marsh. 10 Snow Bunting on the beach + 1st winter Glaucous Gull.

Alde Estuary - 7 Long-tailed Duck at Hazelwood Marsh.

Iken - Cattle Egret seen along Sandy Lane this morning.

Boyton - 8 Pink-footed Geese on Boyton Marsh.

Hollesley - Adult & 1st winter Glaucous Gull on the flood + 14 Tundra Bean, 4 Pink-footed & 50 Eurasian White-fronted Geese noted.

Bawdsey - 3 Short-eared Owl between East Lane - Shingle Street.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull seen off Landguard late morning.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver continues to be seen from Pin Mill.

Alton Water - 3 Slav, Black-necked Grebe & Tundra Bean Goose.

Thetford - Juvenile Glaucous Gull & 3rd winter Caspian Gull seen along Burrell Way.

Friday 20th January 2017.

Minsmere - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off the sluice outfall late morning.

North Warren - 22 Tundra Bean Geese on North Marsh + Pink-footed Goose, 407 EWFG incl 2 Russian green neck collared bird & 14 Bewicks Swan. 10 Snow Bunting on the beach.

Alde Estuary - 6 Long-tailed Duck at Hazelwood Marsh.

Hollesley - 11 Tundra Bean Geese on the scrape + 53 EWFG.

Deben Estuary - Velvet Scoter off Waldringfield.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated & Great Northern Divers present between Woolverstone & Pin Mill.

Alton Water - Black-necked Grebe off Rabbets Wood.

Stour Estuary - 3 Velvet Scoter viewable from Stutton ness.

Bucklesham - 1st winter Glaucous Gull seen in fields at TM255.428.

Chelmodiston - 9 Corn Buntings on Lings Lane.

Bury St Edmunds - 10 Waxwing on Western Way by the Desira garage.

Thetford - Little Bunting still at the North end of Knettishall airfield. Juvenile Iceland & Glaucous Gulls on the roof of Lidl's early morning on Burrell Way + Caspian Gull.

Thursday 19th January 2017.

Minsmere - 2 Little Auk reported offshore.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off Landguard + Black Redstart.

Orwell Estuary - Great Northern Diver & Black-throated Divers seen between Pin Mill - Woolverstone.

Alton Water - 3 Slavonian + Black-necked Grebe between Rabbets Wood - The Dam & Tundra Bean Goose from the wonder.

Bury St. Edmunds - 12 Waxwing still on Western Way by the Desira garage.

Wednesday 18th January 2017.

Dunwich - Great Egret at the shore pools + drake Greater Scaup.

Minsmere - 1st winter Glaucous Gull South offshore at 11:45hrs + Great Egret on the reserve.

Sizewell - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off the rigs early afternoon (same as Minsmere bird).

Iken - Cattle Egret by Hill Farm.

Hollesley - 11 Tundra Bean Geese on the scrape.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off Landguard.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated & Great Northern Divers off Pin Mill.

Alton Water - Black-necked & Slavonian Grebes seen between Larchwood and the dam.

Bury St. Edmunds - 12 Waxwing on Western Way.

Thetford - Little Bunting again at the North end Knettishall airfield.

Tuesday 17th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 4 Waxwing on Ellough Road.

Thorpeness -1st winter Caspian Gull on the meare.

North Warren - c350 EWFG on North Marsh + singles of Pink-footed & Tundra Bean Geese. 10 Snow Bunting on the beach by the sluice outfall.

Alde Estuary - 8 Long-tailed Duck from Hazelwood Marsh.

Iken - Cattle Egret Hill Farm.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull continues to show offshore from Landguard.

Trimley Marsh - 14 Tundra Bean Geese on the SWT reserve.

Stour Estuary - Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slav Grebes & Velvet Scoter in Holbrook Bay.

Bury St. Edmunds - 12 Waxwing on Western Way.

Thetford - Little Bunting again Knettishall airfield. Juvenile Glaucous & Iceland Gulls on Burrell Way by the recycling centre.

Monday 16th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 4 Waxwing remain on Colney Hill.

Minsmere - Great Egret on the pools behind West hide + Twite over the reedbed.

Thorpeness - 1st winter Glaucous Gull seen on the beach by Haven House (same bird as below).

Slaughden - 1st winter Glaucous Gull on groynes until 09:10hrs then flew North.

Alde Estuary - 7 Long-tailed Duck at Hazelwood Marshes.

Hollesley - 11 Tundra Bean Geese on the scrape.

Orwell Estuary - Great Northern and Black-throated Diver off Pin Mill.

Alton Water - Slavonian Grebe seen by the water outlet.

Bury St. Edmunds - 14 Waxwing on Western Way by the ASDA store car park.

Sunday 15th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 3 Waxwing on Ellough Road.

Minsmere - Great Egret on Island Mere.

North Warren - 1st winter Glaucous Gull on South Marsh then on the beach + 200 EWFG & 8 Bewicks Swans on South Marsh.

Slaughden - 1st winter Glaucous Gull showing very well on groynes just North of the martello tower.

Alde Estuary - 6 Long-tailed Duck Hazelwood Marshes. + Great Northern Diver & Long-tailed Duck seen by Cobb Island.

Aldeburgh - 2 Waxwing on Fairfield Road.

Bawdsey - 3 Purple Sands + Short-eared Owl at East Lane.

Martlesham - 13 Tundra Bean Geese over the Tesco store.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver by the bridge.

Bury St. Edmunds - 13 Waxwing on Western Way.

Saturday 14th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 4 Waxwing Ellough Road.

Dunwich - 4 Long-tailed Duck offshore.

Aldringham - Long-tailed Duck on the irrigation reservoir still.

North Warren - 18 Tundra Bean Geese, Pink-footed Goose & c200 Eurasian White-fronted Geese noted. 10 Snow Bunting on the beach.

Aldringham - 15 Waxwing on Fairfield Road though mobile.

Iken - Cattle Egret still Hill Farm.

Boyton - 9 Pink-footed Geese Boyton Marshes briefly.

Hollesley - 11 Tundra Bean Geese on the scrape.

Bawdsey - 2 Purp Sands + Short-eared Owl seen at East Lane.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off Landguard.

Trimley Marshes - 14 Tundra Bean Geese on the SWT reserve.

Ipswich - 50+ Waxwing by Ipswich hospital.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver along the strand.

Alton Water - Black-necked & Slavonian Grebe.

Bury St. Edmunds - 16 Waxwing on Western Way.

Thetford - Little Bunting again by the North end of Knettishall airfield though generally very elusive. Goshawk seen at Rushford at TL.925.810.

Lakenheath - 4 Great Egrets, male Hen Harrier, Water Pipit, 4 Whooper Swan & 5 Eurasian White-fronted Geese.

Friday 13th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 3 Waxwing on Ellough Road / Colney Hill.

Sizewell - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off the rigs.

Thorpeness - 12 Snow Bunting on the beach.

Alderton - 3 Waxwing in the garden of The Lodge.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull off Landguard.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver along the strand.

Ipswich - 50 Waxwing on the grounds of Ipswich hospital.

Trimley St. Martin - 15 Waxwing by the A14 near Morston Hall.

Bury St. Edmunds - 13 Waxwing on Western Way

Thursday 12th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - Pallas's Warbler still Kessingland sewage works though elusive. 3 Waxwing Ellough Road / Colney Hill junction, Beccles.

Dunwich - 2 Great Egrets + 33 Twite Dingle Marshes. Offshore, 4 Long-tailed Duck.

Sizewell - 1st winter Glaucous Gull along the beach today.

North Warren - Purple Sand by the sluice outfall.

Slaughden - Purple Sand by the martello tower.

Iken - Cattle Egret still by Hill Farm.

Boyton - 87 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on Boyton Marsh

Hollesley - 2 Spoonbill on the scrape + adult Caspian Gull in near-by pig fields.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull again off Landguard then flew over the dock complex and continued upriver at 10:55hrs.

Nacton - 20 Waxwing on the A14 by the seven hill interchange.

Ipswich - 8 Waxwing at Ipswich hospital.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver still on the strand.

Alton Water - Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes off Rabbets Wood.

Stour Estuary - Red-necked Grebe off Stutton ness + 3 Shag.

Bury St. Edmunds - 11 Waxwing still on Western Way.

Thetford - No sign of the Little Bunting at the North end of Knettishall airfield.

Wednesday 11th January 2017.

Southwold - 2 Purple Sands North of the pier.

North Warren - 1st winter Glaucous Gull South at 11:00hrs. 10 Snow Buntings on the beach by the sluice and 180 EWFG on North Marsh.

Aldeburgh - 15 Waxwing on Fairfield Road mid morning.

Hollesley - The 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was again on the scrape. Nine each of Tundra Bean & Pink-footed Geese were seen + 4 Spoonbill including a yellow flag individual were noted.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull again off LBO + Great Northern Diver which was seen to fly up the Stour Estuary.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver seen by the Orwell bridge + Shag.

Alton Water - Both Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes seen off Rabbets Wood.

Bury St. Edmunds - 11 Waxwing along Western Way by the council offices.

Thetford - The Little Bunting was again seen at the North end of Knettishall airfield at TL.966.799.

Newmarket - The Lesser Whitethroat was again seen feeding on apples at Studland Park social club on Brickfields Avenue.

Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - Pallas's Warbler seen again early afternoon though very elusive today. 8 Purp Sands at Ness Point.

Dunwich - Black-necked Grebe seen from Greyfriars + Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter. 2 Great Egret on Dingle Marshes + 40 Twite & 2 Long-tailed Duck offshore.

Rendlesham - 5 Waxwing by the surgery today.

Shingle Street - 6 Bean Geese South at 13:29hrs (then seen over Bawdsey quay 13:45hrs).

Bawdsey - 2 Purple Sands & 5+ Short-eared Owls seen at East Lane. Male Hen Harrier South over the Deben.

Felixstowe - Two 1st winter Glaucous Gulls off Landguard.

Orwell Estuary - Black-throated Diver seen between Stoke sailing club and Orwell bridge + Shag.

Thorington Street - Drake Smew still on the reservoir.

Bury St. Edmunds - 11 Waxwing seen by the council offices today on Western Way though mobile.

Thetford - A Little Bunting was seen at the North end of Knettishall airfield feeding in crop for 3rd day. Please park on concrete pad by The Street then walk WNW for 550yards at TL966.799 (Please keep to permissive way).

Monday 9th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - Pallas's Warbler still Kessingland sewage works.

Dunwich - Black-necked Grebe still offshore + 2 Velvet Scoter & 9 Greater Scaup. 2 Great Egrets & 40 Twite Dingle Marshes.

Felixstowe - Velvet Scoter South + 1st winter Glaucous Gull again.

Ipswich - 32 Waxwing on the grounds of Ipswich hospital though mobile.

Orwell Estuary - Both the Black-throated & Great Northern Divers remained on the stretch of river between Freston - Pin Mill.

Bury St. Edmunds - 10 Waxwing seen by the council offices on Western Way.

Sunday 8th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - The Pallas's Warbler remains along the approach track to Kessingland sewage works.

Westleton - 23 Bewicks Swan (same as Minsmere bi5rds) in fields North of the village.

Dunwich - 2 Great Egrets & 40 Twite at Dingle Marshes. Offshore; Long-tailed Duck, 8 Greater Scaup & 2 Velvet Scoter amongst the scoter flock + 4 Velvet Scoters South.

Minsmere - Great Egret behind West hide + adult Y L Gull, 7 Goosander & 23 Bewicks Swan on Island Mere early morning.

Eastbbridge - Single Pink-footed Goose + 30 Eurasian White-fronted Geese (inc 2 green neck collared individuals) seen West of the bridge + male Hen Harrier.

Sizewell - 1st winter Caspian Gull off the rigs.

Orford - Short-eared Owl seen heading towards Havergate Island.

Iken - Cattle Egret still showing well at Hill Farm.

Rendlesham - 30 Waxwing remain by the surgery centre though mobile.

Woodbridge - 10 Waxwing seen briefly on Orchard Close at 10:00hrs.

Deben Estuary - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen at Kingsfleet/Marsh Lane.

Orwell Estuary - A Black-throated Diver was present off Woolverstone + Shag, further down river the Great Northern Diver was near Pin Mill.

Alton Water - Both Slavonian & Black-necked Grebes off Rabbets Wood.

Stour Estuary - Red-necked & 4 Slavonian Grebes seen nr Stutton ness + Velvet Scoter & Shag seen in Holbrook Bay. 12 Eurasian White-fronted Geese in Seafield Bay.

Thorington Street - Drake Smew still present and showing well on the resrvoir, near-by 13 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on the flash at Giffords Hall.

Bury st. Edmunds - 10 Waxwing still by the bus station.

Saturday 7th January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - The Pallas's Warbler (bearing a ring) was again along the approach track to Kessingland sewage works, 2 Purple Sands at Ness Point.

Minsmere - 23 Bewicks Swan came in to roost on Island Mere at 16:00hrs.

Sizewell - 3 Caspian Gull (ad, 1w & 2w) seen roosting fields SW of Sizewell Common.

Dunwich - Great Egret seen at Dingle Marshes + 40 Twite. 4 Long-tailed Ducks seen offshore amongst the scoter flock.

Slaughden - 16 Snow Buntings seen 1/4 mile South of the martello tower + Purple Sand.

Rendlesham - 30 Waxwing seen by the community centre though mobile.

Iken - Cattle Egret still in fields by Hill Farm.

Boyton - Spoonbill.

Bawdsey - 2 Purple Sands at East Lane + 3 Short-eared Owls between East Lane - Shingle Street.

Melton - 2 ad Bewicks Swan SW over Melton Park.

Martlesham - 25 Waxwing in the square.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull again off Landguard.

Trimley - 6 Jack Snipe seen at the retreat.

Orwell Estuary - Great Northern Diver seen off Nacton and Woolverstone respectively. 2 Shag seen from Wherstead.

Alton Water - Slavonian Grebe off Rabbets Wood.

Bury St. Edmunds - 10 Waxwings seen in trees by the bus station at 15:35hrs then flew towards the fire station.

Thornington Street - Drake Smew still on the reservoir.

Friday 6th January 2017.

Lowestoft area - A Pallas's Warbler was found just prior to midday along the entrance track to Kessingland sewage works though mobile. Water Pipit present on the scrape at Carlton Marshes. Male Hen Harrier seen at Sotterley Park.

Dunwich - 2 Great Egrets on the shore pools + 2 Jack Snipe & 40 Twite. Offshore, 2 Long-tailed Duck remain.

Iken - The Cattle Egret continues to show by Hill Farm.

Rendlesham - 20 Waxwing on Pine Close this morning.

Gedgrave - 14 Tundra Bean, 9 Pink-footed & 105 Eurasian White-fronted Geese remain on Gedgrave Marshes.

Bawdsey - 2 Purple Sands on sea defences at East Lane.

Felixstowe - The 1st winter Glaucous Gull was again seen from Landguard this morning + Great Northern Diver past.

Orwell Estuary - 2 Shag present by Orwell bridge.

Alton Water - Both Black-necked and Slavonian Grebe remain viewable off Rabbets Wood.

Thursday 5th January 2017.

Dunwich - 10 Waxwing on the heath at 09:40hrs though mobile. 2 Great Egrets and 35 Twite noted at Dingle Marshes. Offshore, 800 Common Scoter + Velvet Scoter and Long-tailed Duck.

Minsmere - 7 Goosander on Island Mere.

North Warren - 5 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on North Marsh.

Leiston - 2 Waxwing seen low over The Crown PH at 15:00hrs.

Gedgrave - 11 Tundra Bean Geese, 9 Pink-footed Geese & c165 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on Gedgrave Marshes.

Bawdsey - Short-eared Owl and Merlin seen between East Lane - Shingle Street.

Sutton - The Great Grey Shrike was again seen along roadside hedges South of Sutton heath car park. Please view only from road and do not enter farm tracks as these are private.

Deben Estuary - 140 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on Falkenham Marshes + 2 Whooper Swan near Falkenhan Creek then flew towards Waldringfield at 09:40hrs.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull seen again off Landguard in the river mouth at 10:45hrs. A fem/imm Merlin was seen hunting fields at Marsh Lane between 15:00-16:00hrs.

Trimley - - 14 Tundra Bean Geese on the reservoir at Trimley Marshes + 100 Eurasian White-fronted Geese seen to fly over in a NW'ly direction, near-by 3 Jack Snipe were noted at the managed retreat.

Orwell Estuary - Great Northern Diver seen opposite Levington Creek.

Ipswich - 2 Goosander (1 drake) on the wilderness pond.

Alton Water - Black-necked Grebe remains viewable from Rabbets Wood.

Black-necked Grebe - Chris Courtney.

Stour Estuary - Red-necked Grebe still present off Stutton ness + Shag.

Baylham - The Cattle Egret remain in the vicinity of Rodwell Dairy.

Thornington Street - Drake Smew still on the reservoir.

Brecks - 6 Bewicks Swan seen over Elveden in a NW'ly direction at 13:15hrs, near-by another 6 Bewicks Swan were seen NW over Cavenham at 15:45hrs.

Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Dunwich - 3 Long-tailed Ducks offshore + 3 Velvet Scoter & c250 Common Scoter. 2 Great Egrets at Dingle Marshes + 55 Twite on the shingle ridge.

Thorpeness - 11 Snow Bunting on the beach.

Alde Estuary - 3 Long-tailed Ducks viewable from Hazelwood Marsh + Great Northern Diver off Slaughden & Purple Sand seen on sea defences.

Purple Sand - Jim Mountain.

Gedgrave - 11 Tundra Bean, 9 Pink-footed & c165 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on Gedgrave Marshes this afternoon.

Tundra Bean Geese - Mark Cornish.

Bawdsey - Great Northern Diver present on the lagoons at East Lane at 10:30hrs + Short-eared Owl.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull North off Landguard at 08:38hrs. Ringtail Hen Harrier viewable from Marsh Lane.

Orwell Estuary - 3 Shag on the river viewed from Freston.

Ipswich - 2 Goosander (1 drake) on the wilderness pond in Christchurch Park.

Alton Water - Black-necked Grebe remains off Rabbets Wood.

Baylham - Cattle Egret still in fields by Rodwell Dairy.

Thornington Street - Drake Smew remains on the reservoir.

Woolpit - Single Waxwing over the village at 08:40hrs.

Lackford - Raven over the SWT reserve prior to 09:00hrs.

Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Westleton - 27 Eurasian White-fronted Geese South over the village.

Minsmere - 7 Goosander on Island Mere.

Aldringham Walks - Long-tailed Duck still on the irrigation pond.

Iken - Cattle Egret still by Hill Farm.

Gedgrave - 12 Tundra Bean Geese & 160 Eurasian White-fronted Geese.

Boyton - Spoonbill North and then landed on Havergate Island. 100+ Brambling seen in maize strip adjacent to Burrow Hill.

Rendlesham - 5 Waxwing seen on Knights Road though mobile.

Waxwing - Jim Mountain.

Hollesley - 2nd winter Glaucous Gull again on the scrape late morning.

Alderton - Single Waxwing seen at The Lodge at 13:00hrs.

Deben Estuary - 14 Tundra Bean Geese at Ramsholt Marsh + 100 Eurasian White-fronted Geese.

Felixstowe - 1st winter Glaucous Gull offshore viewable from Landguard + 4 Long-tailed Ducks all South off (3 at 08:05hrs and 1 at 09:45hrs).

Trimley Marshes - c90 Eurasian White-fronted Geese + single Tundra Bean Goose South then North. Possible hybrid Canvasback x Pochard seen just prior to dusk and Great Northern Diver flew upriver.

Poss Canvasback x Pochard hybrid - Nigel Odin.

Orwell Estuary - Jack Snipe at Levington Lagoon.

Stour Estuary - Both Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes seen from Stutton Ness.

Alton Water - Black-necked & Slavonian Grebes seen opposite Rabbets Wood + fem Red-crested Pochard & drake Goosander viewable from Lemons Hill bridge.

Baylham - Cattle Egret still present at Rodwell Dairy.

Thorington Street - Drake Smew still present on the reservoir + 28 Eurasian White-fronted Geese in adjacent fields.

Lakenheath - 15 Whooper Swan + 4 Bewicks Swan on Washland Fen, Lakenheath RSPB.

Monday 2nd January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 2 Water Pipit at Oulton Marshes. 90 Eurasian White-fronted Geese over Carlton Marshes.

Blythburgh - 53 Eurasian White-fronted Geese in field North of Blyth Estuary.

Westleton - 20 Bewicks Swans in fields North of the village.

Bewicks Swans - Brian Small.

Walberswick - Great Egret on Corporation Marshes.

Minsmere - Male Hen Harrier over Abbey field towards North wall.

Iken - Cattle Egret seen early morning in fields by Hill Farm.

Cattle Egret - Jim Mountain.

Rendlesham - 6 Waxwing remain on Pine Close though mobile.


Boyton - 100+ Brambling by Borrow Hill + 9 Ruff.

Hollesley - 2nd winter Glaucous Gull again on the scrape + 2 Tundra Bean, 51 Eurasian White-fronted Geese, 6 Bewicks Swan, 2 Med Gull & Water Pipit noted.

Bawdsey - 2 Purple Sands at East Lane.

Deben Estuary - 103 Eurasian White-fronted Geese over Falkenham Marshes with 6 Tundra Bean Geese then landed on Ramsholt Marsh.

Kirton - A Raven was seen over Kembroke Kennels this afternoon.

Felixstowe - Single Waxwing SE over Marsh Lane.

Trimley - 75+ Eurasian White-fronted Geese over Trimley Marsh SWT + single Tundra Bean Goose.

Alton Water - Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes off Rabbets Wood + drake Goosander from Lemons Hill bridge.

Stour Estuary - Shag, Red-necked Grebe & 2 Slavonian Grebe viewable from Stutton ness. 12 Eurasian White-fronted Geese in Seafield Bay.

Baylham - Cattle Egret still by Rodwell Dairy though mobile.

Cattle Egret - Lee Woods.

East Bergholt - Male Hen Harrier seen over the East end of the village.

Thorington Street - Drake Smew remains on the reservoir, near-by 25 Eurasian White-fronted Geese in fields between Thorington Street - Higham.

Lackford - 5 Bewicks Swan West over Lackford Lakes SWT at 15:30hrs.

Sunday 1st January 2017.

Lowestoft Area - 11 Purple Sands at Ness Point. 70+ White-fronts on Castle Marshes. Water Pipit Carlton Marshes & Firecrest Corton Woods.

Westleton - 20 Bewicks Swan North over the heath at 07:40hrs.

Minsmere - 7 Goosander on Island Mere.

Leiston - 2 Caspian Gull (adult & 1st winter) on fields SE of the town.

Aldringham - Long-tailed Duck still on the irrigation reservoir.

North Warren - 11 Snow Bunting North along the beach mid morning.

Iken - Cattle Egret still showing in fields by Hill Farm.

Rendlesham - 5 Waxwing on Pine Close adjacent to nr.7.

Hollesley - 2nd winter Glaucous Gull again on the scrape + 55 Eurasian White-fronted Geese. 3 Tundra Bean Geese opposite the car park early afternoon.

Bawdsey - 2 Purple Sands at East Lane + 4 Corn Buntings on the dung heap.

Deben Estuary - 5 Tundra Bean Geese at Ramsholt Marshes.
 
Felixstowe - Glaucous Gull seen offshore from Landguard.

Orwell Estuary - 2 Slavonian Grebes along the strand.

Ipswich - 2 Goosander on the wilderness pond in Christchurch Park.

Stour Estuary - Red-necked Grebe off Stutton ness +4 Slav Grebes & 4 Velvet Scoter in Holbrook Bay.

Alton Water - Black-necked Grebe off Rabbets Wood.

Baylham - Cattle Egret still in fields by Rodwell Dairy.

Thorington Street - Drake Smew still on the reservoir.

Ampton - 50+ Tree Sparrows.

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