Suffolk Birding with BINS


Pied Flycatcher - John Richardson.


Monday 13th August.

North Warren - Great Egret still on South Marsh.

Alde Estuary - A Summer plaumaged AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was found early afternoon on Hazelwood Marshes and remained until 16:45hrs though mobile throughout + 5 Spoonbill. 3 Whinchat on Town Marshes. (photos Andrew Moon)

Shingle Street - Dotterel South calling just after 09:00hrs + 2 juv Arctic Terns in the river mouth. 3 Whinchat by the tennis court.

Deben Estuary - Wood Sand still on the ferry salting pools.

Lackford SWT - The Spotted Crake was again seen early morning on Jason's Pool.

Sunday 12th August.

Minsmere - 3 Black Tern, 3 Little Gull, 9 Spot Reds + Wood Sand the highlights from on the scrape.

Sizewell - Juvenile Black Tern off the rigs.

Aldeburgh - 3 Red-crested Pochard on Town Marshes. 5 Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marshes + Curlew Sand.

Havergate - 10 Spoonbill + Little Stint Havergate RSPB.

Shingle Street - Single Whinchat by the tennis court.

Deben Estuary - Short-eared Owl at Kingsfleet.

Lackford - The Spotted Crake was again viewable on Jason's pool throughout the morning and showing well at times. (photo Barry Woodhouse).

Saturday 11th August.

Minsmere - 3 Black Terns on South Marsh.

Sizewell - 20 Little Gull off the rigs.

North Waren - Great Egret on South Marsh.

Snape - 2 Wood Sands on Botany Marshes.

Shingle Street - 3 Whinchat around the tennis court. (photo Barry Woodhouse).

Bawdsey - Whinchat at East Lane.

Lackford SWT - A Spotted Crake was seen at from the double decker hide 07:20hrs. It's 20 years ago to the month that the last Spotted Crake was seen at Lackford. (photo Alan Chapman).

Friday 10th August.

Felixstowe - Wood Sand again on the ferry salting pools.

Trimley SWT - 2 Spotted Redshank.

Thursday 9th August.

Minsmere - Black Tern on South scrape + 32 Little Gulls.

Sizewell - 8 Little Gull off the rigs + juv Arctic Tern.

Alde Estuary - 3 Curlew Sands at Hazelwood Marshes.

Wednesday 8th August.

Sizewell - 2 Little Gulls + Arctic Tern off the rigs today.

Felixstowe - Wood Sand on the ferry salting's + Arctic Tern.

Tuesday 7th August.

Dunwich - Pied Fly trapped and ringed.

Alde Estuary - 5 Curlew Sands at Hazelwood Marshes + 2 LRP, Spot Red & Little Gull.

Monday 6th August.

Aldeburgh - Single Pied Fly in the grounds of the churchyard.

Alde Estuary - Curlew Sand at Hazelwood Marsh.

Snape - Wood Sand & Garganey at Botany Marshes.

Havergate - 16 Spoonbill, 9 Curlew Sand, Little Stint & Garganey on the RSPB reserve.

Felixstowe - Pied Fly at LBO.

Sunday 5th August.

Minsmere - 5 Spoonbill over Vault Hill.

Hollesley - A Wood Warbler was trapped and ringed at a private site.

Deben Estuary - A Quail was heard calling from vegetation field at Kingsfleet just beyond the road roller from the Deben end.

Stonham - Wood Warbler trapped and ringed at a Brewery Farm.

Saturday 4th August.

Lowestoft Area - Pied Fly's were seen at the following location around Lowestoft area today; (6) Gunton old railtrack. (1) North Denes. (2) Hubbards Loke. (1) Corton railtrack. (2) Sparrows Nest Park by the lighthouse. (1) Warrenhouse Wood (1) North Denes.

Minsmere - Wood Sand on the scrape.

Thorpeness - 3 Pied Flys around the old caravan park.

Aldeburgh - 4 Pied Fly's along the old railtrack + 3 Pied Fly's in the cemetery. 5 Curlew Sands, 4 Little Gulls & Spot Red at Hazelwood Marshes.

Orford - 2 Pied Flys in Orford quay car park.

Shingle Street - Whinchat & juv Black Redstart noted. (photo Barry Woodhouse)

Bawdsey - Pied Fly at East Lane this evening.

Felixstowe - 2 Pied Fly at LBO.

Friday 3rd August.

There was an unprecedented arrival of Pied Flycatcher's (mainly juveniles) along the coast today with 68 birds being reported. Full list below as follows:

Lowestoft Area - (8) Kessingland Sewage Works/Coopers Lane, Corton there were (8) Corton Radar Lodge, (3) Furze Wood (1) New Sewage Works, (2) Old Railtrack (1) Belle Vue Park & (3) birds in gardens around the town.

Southwold - (8) Sewage Works & (4) Churchyard.

Minsmere - (2) Sluice Bushes & (1) North Wall.

Thorpeness - (5) Old Caravan Park.

Aldeburgh - (4) Churchyard, (1) Caravan Park (2) NW corner of Town Marsh & (7) Southern end of the Old Railtrack. (photo Mark Cornish).

Shingle Street - (1)

Bawdsey - (4) East Lane & (5) Bawdsey Hall.

Felixstowe - (1) Customs House & (1) Landguard.

Trimley - (1) Loompit Lake.

Other news:

Minsmere - Little Stint & 5 LRP's on the scrape.

North Warren - 3 Whinchat.

Alde Estuary - 2 Little Stint & 2 Curlew Sands on Hazelwood Marshes.

Bawdsey - Whinchat at East Lane.

Trimley SWT - Wood Sand.

Thursday 2nd August.

Minsmere - Little Stint & 5 LRP on the scrape + Pied Fly trapped.

Thorpeness - Great Egret on the fens.

Snape - A Glossy Ibis was seen to fly in to Botany Fram Marshes at 11:25hrs.

Bawdsey - Pied Fly at East Lane.

Felixstowe - Pied Fly at LBO.

Wednesday 1st August.

Minsmere - 2 Black Tern, Wood Sand, 5 LRP, 16 Spotted Redshank & 22 Little Gull on the scrape. A Pied Flycatcher was seen along woodland trail.

Sizewell - 2 Black Tern & 30 Little Gulls off the rigs.

Alde Estuary - 6 Curlew Sands & single Spot Red Hazelwood Marshes.

Bawdsey - 2 Pied Flycatcher's at East Lane. (photo Mark Cornish).

Felixstowe - A female Red-backed Shrike was seen just SW of manor terrace car park at 10:00hrs then flew to towards the Butts pond but was not relocated, also 3 Pied Flycatcher's trapped at LBO.