Suffolk Birding with BINS

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Red-backed Shrike (Hollesley Marshes) John Richardson.


JULY HIGHLIGHTS

Monday 31st July.

Benacre - 6 Little Gulls on the broad.

Blyth Est - 3 Curlew Sands viewable from the A12 footpath + Sanderling & 3 Spotted Redshank.

Alde  Estuary- Spoonbill + Spotted Redshank at Hazelwood Marshes + juv LRP & Whinchat on Town Marshes.

Hazelwood Marshes - 22 Spoonbill + moulting adult Black Tern on the RSPB reserve.

Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still present.

Sunday 30th July.

Blyth Estaury - 4 Curlew Sands rptd viewable from A12 footpath.

Minsmere - No sign of any Roseate Terns today but juvenile Arctic Tern, 57 Little Gull, Black Tern, Wood Sand & 2 Little Stint on the scrape.

Trimley Marshes - The adult Glossy Ibis remains on the reservoir + Osprey South over the reserve heading towards Shotley late afternoon.

Saturday 29th July.

Minsmere - The adult Roseate Tern was again seen on South scrape from 09:35hrs and commuted between here and the outfalls at Sizewell throughout the day and was joined by a 2nd adult early evening + 51 Little Gulls viewable from West hide. (photo Brian Small).

Alde Estuary - Juvenile Little-ringed Plover on Town Marshes + Spot Red at Hazelwood Marsh.

Havegate - 27 Spoonbill on Havergate Island.

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

Trimley Marshes - Ad Glossy Ibis still present though generally elusive.

Friday 28th July.

Minsmere - Adult Roseate Tern again on South scrape late afternoon amongst c550 Common Terns. 2 Little Stint on the scrape + juvenile Limosa Godwit & 59+ Little Gulls.

Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis seen at the far end of the reservoir viewed from the river wall.

Needham Market - Wood Sand still at Pipps Ford.

Thursday 27th July.

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

Wednesday 26th July.

Minsmere - Adult & juvenile Arctic Tern on South scrape + 2 juvenile LRP on East scrape.

Aldeburgh - Garganey on Town Marshes though no sign of the Wood Sand.

Felixstowe - Juvenile Arctic Tern seen offshore amongst Common Terns early morning.

Tuesday 25th July.

Lowestoft Area - Wood Sand at Carlton Marshes.

Minsmere - 2 Black Terns on South scrape + Little Stint &  2 Wood Sands on East scrape & juvenile Shag.

Sizewell - Adult Black Tern, juvenile Shag & 10 Little Gulls off the outfalls at 15:30hrs.

Aldeburgh - Wood Sand still on Town Marshes. (photo Mark Cornish).

Bawdsey - Juvenile Cuckoo at East Lane. (photo Barry Woodhouse).

Felixstowe - Black Redstart trapped at LBO.

Trimley Marshes - The adult Glossy Ibis remains on the SWT reserve and showing well at times.

Monday 24th July.

Minsmere - 2 Wood Sands & Little Stint on East scrape.

Aldeburgh - Wood Sand still on Town Marshes.

Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still present though mobile & elusive + Spotted Redshank on the saltings.

Sunday 23rd July.

Minsmere - Juvenile limosa Godwit, 4 Wood Sand, 9 Spot Reds, & 30 Little Gull on the reserve.

Aldeburgh - 2 Wood Sands on Town Marshes. (photo Lee Woods).

Orfordness - COLLARED PRATINCOLE on the NT reserve seen on the disused airfields (presumably the Aldeburgh bird).

Havergate - 3 Curlew Sands on the RSPB reserve + 21 Spoonbill.

Trimley Marshes - No sign of the adult Glossy Ibis but Wood Sand & Spot Red noted. A Black Kite was seen to fly over the reserve towards Shotley at 19:10hrs.

Cavenham - 2 Raven over the heath mid morning.


Saturday 22nd July.

Lowestoft Area -  Wood Sand on the scrape at Carlton Marshes. 2 adult Pom Skuas were reported South offshore past Ness Point early afternoon.

Benacre - 2 Little Stint briefly on the broad then flew South.

Minsmere - A fsp Curlew Sand was present on the scrape + 2 Wood Sands, 9 Spot Reds & 10 Little Gulls noted. Great Egret on Island Mere this evening.

Alde Estuary - Wood Sand & LRP on Town Marshes.

Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still present on the reserve + 3 Spot Reds & Wood Sand noted.

Long Melford - Black Kite flew NW over the sewage works at 11:42hrs.

Friday 21st July.

Lowestoft Area - 2 Wood Sands on Carlton Marshes.

Benacre - Probable Temmincks Stint on the broad though distant + hybrid looking Hooded Crow.

Minsmere - 2 Garganey, 2 Wood Sand, 10 Ruff, 17 Spotted Redshanks, 32 Little Gull & 1st summer Arctic Tern on the scrape.

Alde Estuary - Wood Sand + LRP on Town Marshes.

Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still on the reserve viewable from the reservoir hide + Wood Sand on the summer flood.

Thursday 20th July.

Minsmere - A Marsh Warbler was trapped & ringed at 07:30hrs.

Alde Estuary - Wood Sand still on Town Marshes.

Trimley Marshes - Ad Glossy Ibis still on the SWT reserve.

Wednesday 19th July.

Aldeburgh - Both Little Stint & Wood Sand seen on Town Marshes.

Hollesley - 6 Spoonbill on Hollesley Marshes.

Trimley Marshes - The Glossy Ibis remains on the SWT reserve though generally elusive.


Tuesday 18th July.

Benacre - 2 Little Gulls still on the broad.

Minsmere - A moulting adult Temmincks Stint paid a brief visit to East scrape before being flushed by a Sparrowhawk at 19:00hrs, also the adult Roseate Tern was present on South scrape late morning until 13:30hrs only & an adult Black Tern briefly early evening. (photo Dave Walsh).

Trimley Marshes - The Glossy Ibis was again seen on the SWT reserve.

East Bergholt - A male Hen Harrier was seen to fly West from Brantham towards Bentley mid afternoon.

Monday 17th July.

Benacre - 2 Little Gull on the broad.

Wickham Market - Black Kite seen again over Glebe allotments at 16:45hrs + Red Kite.

Trimley Marshes - A Glossy Ibis was seen on the SWT reserve this morning.

Sunday 16th July.

Minsmere - 30 Little Gulls on South scrape. No sign of the Vagrant Emperor by South hide.  by 15:00hrs but male Lesser Emperor noted.

Bawdsey - No sign today of the Grasshopper Warbler from East Lane.

Saturday 15th July.

Minsmere - No sign today of the adult Roseate Tern but 23 Little Gull on South scrape & 12 Spot Reds on the reserve. A Vagrant Emperor dragonfly was seen and photo'd along the track between South hide and the sluice.

Aldeburgh - Grasshopper Warbler present along the river wall at Town Marshes.

Wikham Market - A probable Black Kite was seen over the A12 late morning. (photo Mark Cornish) presumably the same individual was seen West over Glebe allotments at 14:30hrs.

Iken - Black Kite seen early afternoon. (same bird as above?)

Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still present at East Lane.

Friday 14th July.

Walberswick - Juvenile Litlte-ringed Plover on Tinkers Marsh.

Minsmere - Ringed Roseate Tern present on South scrape for much of the day + ad Arctic Tern & 23 Little Gulls & 12 Spot Reds on West scrape. (photo John Richardson).

North Warren - Great Egret present on South Marsh.

Alde Estuary - 3 Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marsh + Spot Red.

Hollesley - 3 Spoonbill Hollesley Marshes.

Ipswich - Raven over the West end of the Orwell bridge at 09:10hrs.

Thursday 13th July.

Minsmere - 22 Little Gull on South scrape + 10 Spotted Redshank on West scrape.

Aldeburgh - An adult COLLARED PRATINCOLE was found early afternoon on the West side of Town Marshes and remained til dusk + Great Egret. (top photo Mark Cornish & Andrew Moon bottom two)

Hollesley - 5 Spoonbill Hollesley Marshes.

Wednesday 12th July.

Benacre - 4 Little Gulls on the broad.

Minsmere - No sign of the adult Roseate Tern but Arctic Tern, 16 Little Gull on South scrape + the 1st summer Purple Heron remains on the reserve.

Alde Estuary - Great Egret on Town Marshes briefly then flew West + Wood Sand & Spot Red. (photo Mark Cornish).

Slaughden - Adult Black Tern South offshore at 07:30hrs.

Hollesley - Spoonbill Hollesley Marshes + 2 Wood Sands & 3 Ruff noted.


Tuesday 11th July.

Minsmere - An adult Roseate Tern spent most of the day on South scrape + up to 18 Little Gulls present, also 2 Spotted Redshanks & 2 LRP on the reserve.

Alde Estuary - 7 Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marshes + Wood Sand on Town Marshes. (All photos Mark Cornish).



Monday 10th July.

Minsmere - Both the long-staying SAVI'S WARBLER and 1st summer Purple Heron continue to be noted today.

Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still showing well at East Lane. (photo Craig Holden).

Sunday 9th July.

Minsmere - 1st summer Purple Heron still being seen from Bittern hide + 6 Little Gulls (4 adults) on South scrape.

Alde Estuary - Great Egret seen at Hazelwood Marshes.

Hollesley - 8 Spoonbill Hollesley Marshes.

Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still at East Lane + Corn Bunting. Black Redstart seen in the village early evening.

Trimley Marshes -  2 Spoonbill still on the SWT reserve.

Saturday 8th July.

Minsmere - 1st summer Purple Heron showing on & off from Bittern hide + SAVI'S WARBLER still from Island Mere, Common Crane noted + a Honey Buzzard was seen to fly N/NW at 16:20hrs.

Alde Estuary - 2 Spoonbill at Hazelwood Marshes + adult Little Gull.

Hollesley - 12 Spoonbill on the scrape today + LRP.

Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still present at East Lane. (photo Lee Woods).

Trimley Marshes - 2 Spoonbill.

Friday 7th July.

Benacre - 6 Little Gulls on the broad.

Minsmere - 1st summer Purple Heron, 2 Spoonbill & 8 Spotted Redshank on the reserve.

Hollesley - A female Red-backed Shrike was found at 17:40hrs along the reserve boundary fence adjacent to the sea wall + 13 Spoonbill.

Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still at East Lane.

Trimley -  2 Spoonbill on the main lagoon. (photo Will Brame)

Thursday 6th July.

Minsmere - The long-staying 1st summer Purple Heron remains on the reserve.

Hollesley - Up to 17 Spoonbill on the scrape at Hollesley Marsh RSPB. (photo Jim Mountain).

Wednesday 5th July.

Minsmere - 1st summer Purple Heron still on the reserve.

Hollesley - 18 Spoonbill on Hollesley Marshes + Spotted Redshank.

Stour Estuary - Great Egreat seen on the Suffolk side of the river between Cattawade white bridge & Flatford.

Tuesday 4th July 2017.

Minsmere - The 1st summer Purple Heron remains viewable from Bittern hide on & off.

Aldeburgh - 2 Wood Sand still on Town Marshes.

Hollesley - 10 Spoonbill on the scrape.

Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still present & showing well at East Lane.

Trimley Marshes - Spotted Redshank.

Monday 3rd July 2017.

Benacre - 4 Little Gulls on the broad.

Minsmere - 2 SAVI'S WARBLER still audible from Island Mere, 1st summer Purple Heron still viewable from Bittern hide & 12 Spotted Redshank on the scrape.

Aldeburgh - 2 Wood Sands on Town Marsh. (photo Mark Cornish)

Hollesley - 2 Wood Sands + Sponnbill Hollesley Marsh RSPB.

Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still East Lane.

Lakenheath - Wood Sand at Lakenheath Fen RSPB.

Great Livermere - Caspian Gull on Livermere Lake

Sunday 2nd July 2017.

Minsmere - Both the SAVI'S WARBLER & 1st summer Purple Heron were noted today on the reserve as were 2 adult Little Gulls, 4 Spotted Redshanks, limosa Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sand + Common Crane South at 13:00hrs.

Ipswich - A Ring-necked Parakeet seen at Woodville Road at 05:00hrs then later heard near Spring Road allotments.

Saturday 1st July 2017.

Minsmere - The 1st summer Purple Heron remain on the reserve often seen from Bittern hide. A leg flagged dutch ringed limosa Black-tailed Godwit was seen on East scrape at 08:00hrs

Hollesley - Wood Sand on the scrape at Hollesley Marshes + LRP & 1 1st summer Little Gull.

Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still present & showing well at East Lane + 2 1st summer Little Gulls. (photos John Richardson & Mark Cornish).