Red-flanked Bluetail - Lee Woods.
Tuesday 31st October.
Minsmere - Great Egret & Little Stint noted on the reserve.
Shottisham - A Little Auk was picked up in the village and taken in to care.
Orwell Estuary - Great Egret flew over towards Levington Creek at 14:03hrs + fem type Common Scoter on the river viewable from Levington Marina.
Monday 30th October 2017.
Lowestoft Area - Little Auk on sea off Ness Point at 15:40hrs. Great Northern Diver past Gunton.
Southwold - 2 Little Auk 09:20 & 11:40, Great Northern Diver N 09:50, Slav Grebe, Grey Phalarope on sea then N 07:00hrs, Manx Shearwater 12:35 seen from the shelter
Dunwich - Little Auk North at 13:35hrs & Pom Skua North 14:00hrs.
Minsmere - Grey Phalarope on East scrape.
Thorpenes - Little Auk on sea then drifted South at 10:30hrs. (photo John Davis)
Bawdsey - 3 Hawfinch in off at 15:40hrs
Felixstowe - A Great Grey Shrike was trapped & ringed at Landguard at 15:40hrs (photo Will Brame) + 3 Snow Buntings on the beach
Sunday 29th October.
Lowestoft Area - A Storm Petrel was seen North offshore from Corton late morning. Shorelark present on the beach just North of Kessingland sluice. Purple Sand Ness Point.
Southwold - Little Auks North at 11:40hrs & 14:47hrs + Manx Shearwater South.
Dunwich - Great Egret still on the shore pools
Minsmere - A Swift sp (Common or PALLID) was seen over the overflow carpark at dusk. 9 Whooper Swan in off then on Is.mere. (photo Andrew Moon)
Sizewell - 3 Pom Skua (2 South & 1 North) prior to 09:00hrs.
Slaughden - Pom Skua South
Bawdsey - Observations from East Lane included; 2 juvenile Sabine's Gull North at 08:00hrs, Puffin North 09:15hrs & Pom Skua South. A late Reed Warbler was seen in the sea buckthorn + Yellow-browed Warbler still present.
Felixstowe - 2 Snow Bunting remain on the point. (photo Will Brame) + Little Auk rptd North at 14:30hrs.
Trimley Marshes - Slav Grebe still on the reservoir.
Long Melford - The Ring Ouzel was again seen in the grounds of Long Melford church just prior to dusk.
Saturday 28th October.
Lowestoft Area - Purple Sand at Ness Point. (photo Barry Woodhouse).
Dunwich - Great Egret on the shore pools + 3 Snow Bunting on the shingle ridge.
Minsmere - 60 Bonxie North 14:00-17:00hrs.
Bawdsey - Yellow-browed Warbler present in Sea Buckthorn at East Lane. (photo Mark Cornish).
Felixstowe - 2 Snow Bunting still on the point at Landguard.
Trimley Marshes - The Slavonian Grebe remains on the reservoir at the SWT reserve.
Long Melford - Ring Ouzel in Yew trees behind Long Melford church this morning.
Friday 27th October.
Southwold - Ring Ouzel seen along the Southern edge of the golf course.
Dunwich - 2 Snow Bunting on the shingle ridge 200 mts North of Beach car park (photo David Carter) + Great Egret on shore pools.
Minsmere - A 1st winter Rose-coloured Starling was seen to come in off at 12:35hrs with Starlings and continued West inland. Ring Ouzel by the sluice + Merlin.
Boyton - Firecrest seen at Boyton Hall.
Bawdsey - Firecrests were today seen at East Lane, Bawdsey Hall, Picnic Site & quay point tamarisks, also Ring Ouzel along Ferry Road.
Felixstowe - Male Ring Ouzel seen behind the Obs at Landguard + 2 Snow Bunting remain.
Thursday 26th October.
Lowestoft Area - Short-eared Owls seen at Ness Point, Gunton Warren & Kessingland. Dartford Warbler on Gunton Warren.
Southwold - 2 Northern Bullfinch's were seen and heard calling by the campsite at 08:35 hrs + good visible migration happening.
Minsmere - 2 PENDULINE TITS seen on North Marsh near the sluice pump around 09:00hrs then flew North + Ring Ouzel near the sluice & Dartford Warbler in the dunes.
Aldeburgh - A Northern type Willow Warbler was seen in the town + Jack Snipe on Town Marshes.
Shingle Street - No sign today of the Yellow-browed Warbler but Black Redstart noted.
Bawdsey - Ring Ouzel & Black Redstart seen at East Lane.
Felixstowe - 2 Snow Bunting, 4 Woodlark and a whooping 36,765 Woodpigeons seen at Landguard this morning + Great Egret seen to come in off late afternoon.
Wednesday 25th October.
Lowestoft Area - 2 Water Pipit on the scrape at Carlton Marshes.
Shingle Street - The Yellow-browed Warbler remains in the garden just North of the martello tower though elusive + Short-eared Owl.
Bawdsey - 2 Hawfinch seen at the picnic site then flew North at 10:10hrs + Firecrest present.
Felixstowe - Ring Ouzel & Firecrest seen at Landguard today.
Tuesday 24th October 2017.
Lowestoft Area - Ring Ouzel Corton churchyard.
Southwold - 2 Whooper Swan South offshore + 2 Bonxie & 2 Arctic Skuas noted.
Minsmere - Little Stint on East scrape.
Shingle Street - Yellow-browed Warbler (photo Mark Cornish) still present in tamarisk between the allotments & the martello tower + 2 Firecrest.
Felixstowe - Great Northern Diver South close inshore this morning + 2 Brambling on site.
Monday 23rd October.
Lowestoft Area - No sign today of the Lapland Buntings but 3 Ring Ouzel.
Minsmere - Ring Ouzel over the reserve.
Shingle Street - Yellow-browed Warbler seen in tamarisk by the martello tower.
Bawdsey - 5 Firecrest seen in the area today + Hawfinch South at 09:07hrs. A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen Kennelmans Cottage & a probable Northern Treecreeper seen at the picnic site (photo Mark Cornish).
Stonham - Hawfinch seen at Brewery Farm.
Sunday 22nd October.
Lowestoft Area - 2 Lapland Bunting remain on the beach at Kessingland by the red post (photo David Borderick) nearby, an eastern type Lesser Whitethroat, Hawfinch, 3 Ring Ouzels & Firecrest seen at Heathland. Ring Ouzel seen at Corton new sewage works.
Minsmere - Adult Caspian & Y L Gull on the scrape + Snow Bunting on the beach opposite the public viewing platform.
Trimley - Slav Grebe still on the reservoir at Trimley Marsh SWT.
Saturday 21st October.
Lowestoft Area - A juvenile Red-footed type Falcon was seen briefly in Heathlands Copse, Kessingland early afternoon + Yellow-browed Warbler noted. Nearby 2 Lapland Bunting remain on the beach & Short-eared Owl North. Ring Ouzel by Pakefiled coastal watchpoint.
Southwold - Yellow-browed Warbler still in the churchyard + Firecrest. 2 Firecrest by the sewage works.
Aldeburgh - Ring Ouzel, Jack Snipe & Whinchat on Town Marshes.
Bawdsey - Adult Long-tailed Skua offshore then drifted North late morning.
Felixstowe - Ring Ouzel & Firecrest noted at Landguard.
Trimley - Slav Grebe on the reservoir at Trimley Marsh SWT.
Friday 20th October.
Lowestoft Area - 3 Shorelark South past Ness Point. 2 Lapland Bunting were present on the beach at Kessingland whilst near-by a Yellow-browed Warbler was seen at Heathlands caravan park + Black Redstart seen by the Heritage Green
Southwold - Yellow-browed Warbler in the SE corner of the churchyard.
Minsmere - Grey Phalarope South offshore + Great Egret on South scrape.
Thorpeness - 2 Northern Bullfinch at the old caravan park late morning.
Slaughden - Grey Phalarope offshore early morning.
Bawdsey - Ring Ouzel & Firecrest seen at East Lane.
Felixstowe - Adult Glaucous Gull seen offshore from Landguard + Arctic Tern, other birds of note included Short-eared Owl, Ring Ouzel & Firecrest.
Ipswich - Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling along Parliament Road near Tescos.
Thursday 19th October.
Lowestoft Area - Yellow-browed Warbler in Sparrows Nest Park. Ring-tail Hen Harrier seen in fields by Henstead church at 16:00hrs. Ring Ouzel seen along Gunton railtrack.
Southwold - Raddes's Warbler seen in the churchyard at 09:25hrs only. Firecrest at Waters Copse. Offshore; Pom Skua, 3 Bonxie, Sooty Shearwater & Red-necked Grebe noted. Probable Olive-backed Pipit South over Town Marsh at 13:25hrs.
Minsmere - 2 Grey Phalarope noted today + Short-eared Owl & Ring Ouzel on the reserve.
Thorpeness - Dusky Warbler seen at the Northern end of the caravan park at 08:45hrs only + 2 Hawfinch noted.
Shingle Street - Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest & Ring Ouzel seen South of the allotments.
Bawdsey - 5 Firecrest seen early morning (3 at East Lane & 2 at the quay). Hawfinch over Bawdsey Hall late morning + Northern Treecreeper trapped.
Felixstowe - 3 Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl, 11 Bearded Tit & 2 Firecrest seen at LBO.
Wednesday 18th October.
Lowestoft Area - Yellow-browed Warbler Sparrows Nest Park.
Southwold - Leach's Petrel North & Sooty Shearwater South seen offshore between 07:50-13:15hrs
Minsmere - Pom Skua offshore + Little Stint on East scrape.
Felixstowe - 5+ Firecrest seen within the compound at Landguard + Ring Ouzel on the beach. A Yellow-browed Warbler & Long-eared Owl were both reported from the Icky ridge this afternoon.
Tuesday 17th October.
Benacre - Probable Richard's Pipit seen briefly in sugar beet at Beach Farm.
Covehithe - Whinchat & 2 Twite noted.
Easton Bavents - Whinchat.
Southwold - Great Egret offshore + 3 Bonxie.
Gipping Valley - Great Egret flew East along the valley.
Monday 16th October.
Lowestoft Area - Hawfinch South over Corton Cliffs at 08:27hrs then seen over Ness Point.
Minsmere - 5 Great Skua South.
Bawdsey - Tree Pipit South.
Felixstowe - Black Redstart present at Landguard + 5 Goosander North prior to 08:00hrs.
Sunday 15th October.
Lowestoft Area - Yellow-browed Warbler seen at Crown Score.
Benacre - Yellow-browed Warbler seen along Beach Farm track.
Dunwich - Red-necked Grebe seen offshore from the car park at 10:20hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler seen in the cemetery + Firecrest in Greyfriars Wood.
Thorpeness - Yellow-browed Warbler seen by the allotments at 15:25hrs.
Saturday 14th October.
Lowestoft Area - A White-billed Diver was seen South off Corton at 09:25hrs which also sat on the sea for a short time, what was presumed the same bird was then seen South off Ness Point, Kessingland at 09:36hrs and finally Covehithe. Pom Skua offshore viewed from Ness Point.
Minsmere - A Raddes's Warbler was found early evening in the sluice bushes.
Bawdsey - Yellow-browed Warbler still at East Lane.
Friday 13th October.
Lowestoft Area - Yellow-browed Warbler noted on Gunton Warren.
Bawdsey - Yellow-browed Warbler along the concrete track at East Lane.
Felixstowe - 2 Great Egrets seen to come in off at Landguard at 08:35hrs and 08:47hrs.
Thursday 12th October.
Lowestoft Area - Yellow-browed Warbler opposite Sparrows Nest Park along the fence line bordering the caravan park.
Southwold - The 1st winter Grey Phalarope present on the flash until 17:00hrs then flushed by a Peregrine.
Dunwich - Great Egret on the shorepools + Twite noted within the Linnet flock.
Boyton - The 1st winter Red-backed Shrike continues to show well East of Boyton Hall along the coastal footpath.
Bawdsey - A Swift sp (Common or PALLID) was seen over the pits at East Lane late afternoon before drifting off West towards the village at 17:30hrs.
Felixstowe - A 4cy Yellow-legged Gull seen on the common at Landguard.
Wednesday 11th October.
Lowestoft Area - Yellow-browed Warbler at Mariners Score.
Southwold - Grey Phalarope still on the flash. (photo Lee Woods).
Minsmere - Twite seen at the East end of the North wall. Little Stint on East scrape.
Boyton - 1st winter Red-backed Shrike still along the coastal footpath East of Boyton Hall. (photo John Richardson).
Bawdsey - Yellow-browed Warbler along the concrete track at East Lane.
Deben Estuary - Great Egret seen in Borrowdyke between Kings Fleet & Falkenham.
Felixstowe - Firecrest seen at Peewit Hill.
Tuesday 10th October.
Monday 9th October.
Lowestoft Area - Yellow-browed Warbler's were noted around the town at; Leathes Ham, Arnold's Walk, Rants Score (3) briefly, East end of Waveney Drive, Kensigston Gardens and along the cycle trackbetween St. Margaret's Road and Water Lane.
Benacre - Yellow-browed Warbler seen amongst the tit flock South of the broad.
Southwold - Grey Phalarope remains on the flash (photo Andrew Moon). Yellow-browed Warblers were seen on Gun Hill (2) Campsite (2) and Water's Copse.
Dunwich - 2 Firecrest at Greyfriars.
Minsmere - Little Stint showing well from East hide.
Boyton - Juvenile Red-backed Shrike still along the coastal path East of Boyton Hall Farm.
Shingle Street - Yellow-browed Warbler near the allotments at 15:20hrs.
Bawdsey - Yellow-browed Warbler seen by the village school & Black Redstart seen along the sea defences early evening. (photo Mark Cornish).
Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler seen at Garrison Lane carpark, near-by Short-eared Owl at LBO. Yesterday's Yellow-browed Warbler was re-trapped late afternoon along with a new Pied Flycatcher.
Sunday 8th October.
Good numbers of Finches and thrushes were noted along the coast today.
Corton - A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen late afternoon around the old sewage works and a Lapland Bunting was present in a field near Corton Old Sewage works. Another Yellow-browed Warbler was noted near the Football pitch on station road.
Lowestoft - Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at Ness Point Sewage Works, Martin's Score, Kirkley Ham, North Denes and Rant's Score, whilst a Short-eared Owl flew in off the sea.
Dunwich - 2 Great White Egrets were seen at Dingle Marshes early afternoon
Southwold - A Great White Egret flew south at 14:45, whilst a Grey Phalarope was found on the flash. Yellow-browed Warblers were seen on the south side of Mights bridge, Gun Hill, in gardens near the Catholic Church and 2 around the campsite. (photo Andrew Moon).
Dunwich - A Yellow-browed Warbler was trapped and ringed at Dunwich Heath.
Thorpeness - A Yellow-browed Warbler was at the old caravan park, also seen was a Ring Ouzel.
Aldeburgh - Yellow-browed Warblers were seen near Peggs Fabrications and around the allotments, while a Ring Ouzel was seen on the west side of Aldeburgh Marshes and another 1st winter bird was also noted later in the day.
Shingle Street - 1+ Yellow-browed Warblers were around Battery Cottage
Boyton - A Juvenile Red-backed Shrike was found along the coastal path opposite Boyton Hall. (photo Mark Cornish).
Felixstowe - A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen at the carpark near Lidl on Garrison Lane, a further bird was trapped and ringed at Landguard Bird Observatory where 2 Ring Ouzels and a Jack Snipe were also recorded. 2 Long-eared Owls were seen pre dawn near Shed 70 Trimley bund. 3 Possible continental Long-tailed Tit inter-grades were seen at Peewit Hill.
Micklemere - The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present today.
Saturday 7th October.
Friday 6th October.
Sizewell - Snow Bunting on beach.
Micklemere - Pectoral Sandpiper still.
Thursday 5th October.
Landguard - 3 Great Skuas north and a Great White Egret in off. (photo Rob Spiers)
Micklemere - The Pectoral Sandpiper was present again also Dunlin
Wednesday 4th October.
Minsmere - A Great White Egret seen on west scrape, whilst around the rest of the scrape 9 Little Stints were recorded.
Shingle Street - Lone Spotted Flycatcher.
Landguard - The first 2 Whooper Swans of the winter were seen flying south past the Obs.
Micklemere - A Pectoral Sandpiper was found late afternoon.
Tuesday 3rd October.
Minsmere - 8 Little Stints were seen on East Scrape and a Short-eared Owl flew over the scrape late afternoon.
Thorpeness - A Tree Sparrow flew west while c10 Pink-footed Geese went north late morning
Shingle Street - A Yellow-browed Warbler was located by the pumping station near the double bank
Monday 2nd October.
Hollesley Marsh - 2 Little Stint
Landguard - 2 Common Redstart.
Sunday 1st October.
Slaughden - A lone Sooty Shearwater and 5 Black Terns were noted heading south early morning
East Lane - No sign of the Raddes Warbler, but 1 Firecrest.
Landguard - No Sign of the Red-throated Pipit.