Dotterel (Walberswick) - Andrew Moon.
Wednesday 31st May.
Lowestoft Area - A 1st summer Night Heron was seen in flight over Peto's Marsh Carlton Marsh SWT. Honey Buzzard high North over the A12 at Kessingland at 13:55hrs.
Dunwich - The 1st summer male Red-footed Falcon was once again present along the Southern edge of the heath hunting marshes adjacent to Docras Ditch until late morning only.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still from Island Mere + Red-footed Falcon reported from the boardwalk leading to Island Mere at 14:40hrs.
Aldeburgh - 2 Little Stints on the Town Marshes + Spoonbill over.
Brandon - Singing male Wood Warbler remains in residence along Gas House Drove at TL.799.868.
Lakenheath - The Marsh Warbler continues to sing and show well 300 yards past Joist Fen watchpoint.
Tuesday 30th May.
Lowestoft Area - Cattle Egret briefly on the scrape at Carlton Marshes.
Dunwich - A 1st summer male Red-footed Falcon spent the afternoon around the coastguard cottages.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still from Island Mere.
Aldeburgh - 2 Little Stints on Town Marshes + 1st summer Little Gull still.
Bawdsey - Quail heard singing at 07:30hrs in field between Ferry Road and the MOD.
Felixstowe - The Hooded Crow was again seen in the town, today along Langer Road by the academy school playing field at 07:10hrs.
Brandon - Wood Warbler still present at Gas House Drove.
Lakenheath - Marsh Warbler still 300 yards West of Joist Fen.
Monday 29th May.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still being heard from Is.mere.
Aldeburgh - The 1st summer Little Gull remains on Town Marsh.
Brandon - Wood Warbler still singing and showing well on Gas House Drove.
Lakenheath - Marsh Warbler still singing and showing well 300 yards beyond Joist Fen watchpoint.
Saturday 27th May.
Lowestoft Area - Spoonbill Carlton Marshes.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still present + Honey Buzzard South at 11:45hrs & 2cy Caspian Gull on the scrape.
Boyton - Honey Buzzard South at 14:00hrs.
Deben Estuary - Adult male Red-footed Falcon again at Kingsfleet until 06:40hrs then flew North.
Bawdsey - A singing Blyth's Reed Warbler was found 08:55hrs by the entrance to the picnic site and remained until dusk but was extremely elusive throughout + Red-rumped Swallow briefly over Bawdsey Marshes at 08:45hrs before flying North towards the manor.
Brandon - Wood Warbler showing well on Gas House Drove. (photo Barry Woodhouse).
Lakenheath - Marsh Warbler still on the RSPB reserve.
Friday 26th May.
Minsmere - 2 Cranes South over reserve at 12:40hrs.
Deben Estuary - 2 Red-footed Falcons (ad male & immature male) present this evening at Kingsfleet present 3 days. (photo courtsey of Allan King).
Brandon - Singing Wood Warbler on Gas House Drove at TL799.868.
Lakenheath - Marsh Warbler still West of Joist Fen viewpoint 400 yards beyond last gate.
Icklingham - Quail singing in village late morning
Thursday 25th May.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still singing from Is.mere.
Aldeburgh - Wood Sand on Town Marshes + 1st summer Little Gull.
Felixstowe - Serin seen at Landguard this morning.
Trimley Marshes - 2 Little Stints on the winter flood.
Brandon - Wood Warbler along Gas House Drove
Lakenheath - Black-winged Stilt seen on Hockwold Wash though distant + Marsh Warbler remains 400 yards beyond Joist Fen watchpoint.
Wednesday 24th May.
Aldeburgh - Wood Sand on Town Marshes.
Hintlesham - A Golden Oriole was noted this morning in the SE corner of Hintlesham Great Wood.
Lakenheath - The Marsh Warbler continues to sing away & occasionally seen at Lakenheath RSPB 400 yards past Joist Fen watchpoint.
Tuesday 23rd May.
Benacre - 1st summer Little Gull still on the Broad.
Walberswick - Female Red-footed Falcon seen amongst Hobbies over Dingle Little Hill / Westwood Marsh at 10:45hrs.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER singing early morning from Island Mere.
Boyton - 2 Great Egrets on Boyton Marsh South of the river wall then flew SE at 06:05hrs.
Felixstowe - Hooded Crow rptd on the beach near Mannings.
Lakenheath - The Marsh Warbler continues to sing 400 yards beyond Joist Fen watch point + Glossy Ibis on Hockwold Wash.
Monday 22nd May.
Lowestoft Area - Bee-eater North over Mountbattern Road at 16:00hrs.
Benacre - 2 Curlew Sands on the broad + 1st summer Little Gull.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still from Island Mere.
Witnesham - Quail calling early morning from barley field.
Creeting St. Mary - Ringtail Harrier sp reported from Wissel's Farm
Lakenheath - Marsh Warbler still at Lakenheath Fen RSPB 400 yards beyond Fen Joist watchpoint.
Sunday 21st May 2017.
Benacre - Spoonbill on the pits then on the Broad.
Minsmere - The long staying SAVI'S WARBLER continues to be heard from Island Mere.
Boyton - Cattle Egret still in field with cattle by small haystack viewable from the river wall towards Butley Ferry.
Felixstowe - Curlew Sandpiper still present on the ferry saltings.
Trimley Marshes - Firecrest ringed early morning.
Lakenheath - A singing Marsh Warbler was discovered just beyond Fen Joist watch-point.
Sunday 20th May.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still being heard from Is.mere + female Red-footed Falcon rptd briefly over Whin Hill at 17:15hrs before flying off towards Westleton Heath.
North Warren - The female Red-footed Falcon was present and showing on & off until 11:00hrs only.
Alde Estuary - Raven low North & calling over Hazelwood Marshes at 11:00hrs
Boyton - Cattle Egret still present by the ferry + Turtle Dove.
Shingle Street - Short-eared Owl.
Bawdsey - 2 Corn Bunting at East Lane (photo Barry Woodhouse).
Felixstowe - Curlew Sand at the ferry saltings.
Friday 19th May.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still from Island Mere + 2 Spoonbill on South levels.
North Warren - Female Red-footed Falcon still present & showing well on Fen Marsh. (photo John Richardson).
Aldeburgh - Spoonbill on Town Marsh.
Boyton - Cattle Egret by the ferry + Turtle Dove.
Hollesley - Adult Roseate Tern seen from Hollesley Marshes at the Southern tip of Orfordness at 06:40hrs, 09:30hrs then again at 18:05hrs.
Trimley - Red-rumped Swallow over the reservoir this evening.
Thursday 18th May.
Minsmere - Honey Buzzard West over the main reedbed at 10:05hrs + 2 Spoonbill on the levels.
North Warren - Female Red-footed Falcon still present over Fen Marsh today.
Boyton - Cattle Egret remains North of Boyton flash.
Hollesley - 2 Spoonbill Hollesley Marsh RSPB early morning.
Straford St. Andrew - Honey Buzzard seen circling low over the village at 17:15hrs being mobbed by Common Buzzard & Carrion Crow.
Felixstowe - A Serin was seen briefly on the common at Landguard at 06:45hrs. A Curlew Sand was seen on the saltings at the ferry.
Wednesday 17th May.
Minsmere - Black-winged Stilt on West scrape early afternoon then viewable from Whin Hill this evening.
North Warren - Female Red-footed Falcon over the main reedbed this afternoon & showing well.
Boyton - Cattle Egret still present in cattle field by the flash.
Felixstowe - 2 Whinchat present at Landguard including a dutch ringed bird (photo Will Brame).
Kirton - Black Kite South West over the village at 11:40hrs.
Stoke-by-Nayland - Black Kite West over the village at 10:15hrs.
Badley - Turtle Dove seen by Badley church / Badley Hall Farm.
Lakenheath - Glossy Ibis still on Hockwold Wash.
Tuesday 16th May.
Snape - 1st summer Little Botany Marshes.
Boyton - The Cattle Egret remains at Boyton Marshes. (photo Jim Mountain).
Felixstowe - Hooded Crow North at Landguard just prior to 08:00hrs.
Lakenheath - Glossy Ibis still present on Hockwold Flash + Great Egret & Osprey North at 11:05hrs. (photo Andrew Moon).
Monday 15th May 2017.
Walberswick - 3 Dotterel still present approx.400 yards West of the Bailey Bridge.
Iken - Cattle Egret still in the vicinity of Hill Farm in cattle field 1/2 way to the river wall.
Boyton - Cattle Egret on Boyton Marshes in with cattle North of the flash viewable fro the river wall.
Sunday 14th May 2017.
Walberswick - 6 Dotterel were discovered in harrowed field South of path to Tinkers Marsh approx. 400 yards West of the Bailey Bridge at 08:00hrs. (photo Andrew Moon)
Bawdsey - Firecrest seen in tamarisk on the quay point + Tree Pipit along the cliffs.
Saturday 13th May 2017.
Westleton - A probable Purple Heron flew over Meadow Marsh towards Dunwich at 18:00hrs.
Minsmere - A 2nd summer Caspian Gull was noted on the scrape this morning + 2 Spoonbill on South levels.
Orfordness - A Dotterel flew from the NT reserve and landed on Gedgrave Marshes (just South of Orford quay) at 09:15hrs though no further sign.
Hollesley - A Curlew Sand was seen at Hollesley Marshes.
Felixstowe - Whinchat on the common at Landguard.
Elveden - The White Stork still remains viewable along the A11 from the B1106 roadbridge
Lakenheath - 2 Black-winged Stilts present on Hockwold Washes + Glossy Ibis on the reserve.
Friday 12th May.
Benacre - A Little Stint was seen on the Broad.
Southwold - 2 Wood Sands still on the flash.
Alde Estuary - Spoonbill seen on Hazelwood Marshes.
Great Livermere - A full-summer plumage Black-necked Grebe was present on Broadwater Lake.
Elveden - A White Stork of unknown origin was seen along the busy A11 in fields at TL.810.794.
Lakenheath - The Glossy Ibis continues to be seen on the RSPB reserve.
Thursday 11th May.
Southwold - 2 Wood Sand + drake Garganey on the flash.
Minsmere - The SAVI'S WARBLER continues to sing from Island Mere.
Snape - The White-tailed Eagle was again seen over Botany Marshes and appeared to land in the general vicinity of Abbey Farm around 13:00hrs.
Woodbridge - Osprey seen at Kyson Point at 16:30hrs.
Felixstowe - White Wagtail on the common at Landguard.
Wednesday 10th May.
Lowestoft Area - The Temmincks Stint remained on the scrape at Carlton Marshes + 2 Red-footed Falcons (1 male) reported & 3 Common Crane over.
Walberswick - 3 Common Cranes circling over Westwood Marshes at 10:50hrs.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still audible from Island Mere.
Hollesley - Wood Sand & Little Stint on the scrape.
Felixstowe - No sign of the Great Reed Warbler from Landguard but Ring Ouzel still present and 3 Spotted Flycatchers present.
Tuesday 9th May.
Lowestoft Area - Temmincks Stint on the scrape at Carlton Marshes late evening.
Deben Estuary - White-tailed Eagle South over Falkenham mid morning.
Felixstowe - GREAT REED WARBLER still at Landguard though mobile + Red-rumped Swallow South over the reserve & Wryneck, Ring Ouzel and Whinchat noted.
Trimley Marshes - A 1st summer Glossy Ibis was seen from the viewing platform late morning then moved to the main lagoon.
Monday 8th May.
Snape - A White-tailed Eagle was seen on Botany Marshes early afternoon and remained for 1 hour before moving on Southwards. (photo Andrew Moon).
Felixstowe Area - The GREAT REED WARBLER was again along the Butts at Landguard showing well & off + Wryneck.
Sunday 7th May.
Walberswick - Great Egret on Tinkers Marsh.
Minsmere - Montagu's Harrier West over Bittern hide at 14:50hrs.
Havergate - 2 Dotterel on the RSPB briefly then flew South.
Felixstowe - A GREAT REED WARBLER was found mid afternoon along the Butts at Landguard and remained until dusk + Wryneck, Ring Ouzel & Whinchat on site. (photo Will Brame).
Ipswich - Wood Warbler on Purdis Heath.
Micklemere - Glossy Ibis until 08:00hrs then flew South.
Saturday 6th May.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still from Is.mere + Osprey North over the reserve.
Micklemere - Glossy Ibis still at the SWT reserve.
Friday 5th May.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER Is.mere.
Deben Estuary - White-tailed Eagle over Kingsfleet
Thursday 4th May.
Hollesley - Osprey South over the RSPB reserve early afternoon.
Micklemere - Glossy Ibis still present.
Wednesday 3rd May.
Reydon - A Bee-eater was seen and photographed on Queens Road.
Minsmere - A White Stork was seen South of the reserve.
Micklemere - Glossy Ibis still present.
Tuesday 2nd May.
Minsmere - SAVI'S WARBLER still Island Mere.
Trimley Marshes - A Purple Heron was seen to alight a ditch then flew over the dock complex late afternoon.
Tattingstone - 7 Common Crane rptd North over the village at 17:45hrs.
Micklemere - Glossy Ibis still.
Monday 1st May.
Minsmere - The SAVI'S WARBLER continues to sing from Is.mere + Hoopoe rptd South of the sluice in the dunes.
Woodbridge - 13 Waxwing on Moors Way.
Micklemere - Glossy Ibis at the SWT reserve.