Suffolk Birding with BINS

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Short-eared Owl - John Richardson.


JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

Monday 31st

Waveney Area - 2 Purple Sands at Ness Point.

Blyth Estuary - Glaucous Gull again viewable from Hen Reedbeds

Walberswick - 2 Tundra Bean sp on marsh between the harbour car park and Bailey bridge.

Dunwich - 12 Snow Bunting still Dingle Marshes + 2 Spotted Redshank.

Westleton - The WHITE-TAILED EGALE (G463) left it's roost site (Mount Pleasant Farm) at 0800hrs.

Felixstowe - Snow Bunting seen at Ferry on beach by the shore pools.

Lakenheath - 6 Spoonbill seen in flight over the western end of the RSPB reserve

Sunday 30th.

Waveney Area - Iceland Gull Carlton Marshes on flood NW of visitor centre at 1255hrs then came into roost at Lowestoft Harbour near the helipad at dusk. 6+ Hawfinch again Sotterley Park mid morning by the dell.

Reydon - 3 EWFG on marshes near the wind pump just W of the Bailey bridge.

Walberswick -14 Snow Bunting still on the beach at Corporation Marshes

Minsmere - The LESSER YELLOWLEGS was again seen on levels south of the sluice + 2 Bewick's Swan on Island Mere. The WHITE-TAILED EAGLE (photo Gary Mowles) that was seen y'day over North Warren, was observed today north over the reserve at 1213hrs and the subsequent sightings were as follows;

  • Dunwich north 1216hrs
  • Walberswick north 1236hrs
  • Blyth Estuary west 1244hrs
  • Dunwich south 1303hrs
  • Minsmere west 1309hrs
  • Westleton Heath north 1314hrs
Thorpeness - 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still opposite the sewage works + 6 Common Chiffchaff
Alde Estuary - Redhead Smew on the estuary viewable distantly from Iken picnic site.
Little Cornard - Cattle Egret seen to come in to roost at Shalford Meadow sewage works lagoons

Saturday 29th.

Waveney Area - Glossy Ibis still at Carlton Marshes though mobile. 8+ Hawfinch still Sotterley Park in the dell.

Westleton - 2 Bewick's Swan north over the heath early morning

Minsmere - LESSER YELLOWLEGS still on lucky pool + Great Egret, 5 Whooper Swan and 2 Bewick's Swan on the reserve.

Thorpeness - 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF were present in silver birches opposite the sewage works + 10+ Common Chiffchaff.

North Warren - A WHITE-TAILED EAGLE was seen low over North Marsh at 0759hrs (suggestive it roosted locally) then continued on it's journey south. The bird then spent the day around the Alde Estuary and roosted near Iken church. This individual is from the Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme (G463), also Great Egret and Merlin noted around North Warren

Friday 28th.

Waveney Area - 12 Hawfinch again in Sotterley Park though mobile. Great Egret again south along the coast at Kessingland.

Blyth Estuary - The 2w Glaucous Gull was again seen from the river bank at Hen Reedbeds then flew north early afternoon.

Dunwich - 14 Snow Bunting, 3 Spot Reds and Great Egret on Corporation Marshes

Westleton - 8 Whooper Swan still in beet field along Lymballs Lane.

Minsmere - LESSER YELLOWLEGS again on lucky pool from 1140hrs. 7 Whooper and 2 Bewick Swans at dusk on Island Mere.

Felixstowe - 2 Purple Sands on the point at LBO

Ipswich - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present in Belstead Brook Park.

Lakenheath - 3 Common Cranes at Lakenheath Fen from Joist Fen watch point

Thursday 27th

Waveney Area Great Egret over Kessingland then flew south. 11 Hawfinch again in Sotterley Park. Male Hen Harrier over marshes between Waveney Forest and Belton.

Dunwich - 4 Spotted Redshank on the shore pools + 15 Snow Bunting along the shingle ridge. Short-eared Owl over Corporation Marsh.

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS present again though mobile + 9 Goosander & single juvenile Whooper Swan viewable from Whin Hill.

Lakenheath – 6 Common Crane Lakenheath Fen RSPB from Joist Fen viewpoint.


Wednesday 26th

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis seen from North Hide Peto’s Marsh Carlton Marshes at 0920hrs then flew towards Burgh St. Peter. 2 Hawfinch still Sotterley Park

Blyth Estuary – 2w Glaucous Gull again viewable from Hen Reedbeds

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan still Lymballs Lane.

Dunwich – 10 Snow Bunting by the shore pools + Twite

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS still present on lucky pool

Alde Estuary – 6 EWFG (4 adults) on Town Marshes.

Shingle StreetWater Pipit on pool south of Battery Cottage

Deben EstuaryPale-bellied Brent Goose still Kingsfleet + Whooper Swan

Ipswich – A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF was seen along Belstead Brook viewable from path between the two reedbeds just south of the bridge + Common Chiffchaff.

Pakenham – 6 EWFG at Puttocks Hill (near Ixworth) viewed from metal gate / concrete block in field left of track.


Tuesday 25th

Waveney Area – 3 Hawfinch Sotterley Park in trees by the dell. Shorelark still Pakefield beach south of coastguards. 3 Shag at Lake Lothing.

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan still in sugar beet viewed from Lymballs Lane.

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS still present south of the sluice on lucky pool. 7 Whooper Swan on Island Mere + 24 Goosander on pool just to the east.

Alde Estuary Great Egret on Town Marshes

Deben EstuarySnow Bunting at Falkenham Creek

Ipswich – 3 Ring-necked Parakeets in the Old Cemetery late afternoon


Monday 24th

Waveney Area – 18+ Hawfinch again in the dell at Sotterely Park. Shorelark again on Pakefield beach just south of the coastguards + 30 Snow Buntings

SouthwoldPurple Sand north of the pier on sea defences.

Blyth Estuary – 2w Glaucous Gull again from Hen Reedbeds.

Dunwich – 5 Twite by the shore pools + 13 Snow Bunting.

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS still on lucky pool.

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret SW of Ox Carr (south of Crag Farm)

Shingle StreetShort-eared Owl still present.


Sunday 23rd

Waveney AreaShorelark still on the beach 50yards south of Pakefield Coastguards. 8 Hawfinch present by the dell Sotterley Park.

Blythburgh – 2w Glaucous Gull seen again from Hen Reedbeds.

Dunwich – 10 Twite by the shore pools + Water Pipit and Spotted Redshank, nearby 30 EWFG in flight over Westwood Marshes. Velvet Scoter noted amongst the Common Scoter flock offshore.

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS still on lucky pool though mobile. Great Northern Diver reported offshore

Alde Estuary – Ringtail Hen Harrier seen by Snape Warren

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED  DIVER viewed downstream from the 2nd layby along Wherstead Strand + adult Shag and Common Sandpiper by the bridge


Saturday 22nd

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis still present on Oulton Marshes. 18 Snow Bunting Pakefield beach opposite Jolly Sailors. Black Redstart at Ness Point + 3 Purp Sands.

Walberswick – 29 EWFG on Sandymount Covert Pool

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS still on lucky pool + Great Egret on the scrape.

North Warren – 111 EWFG on North Marsh + Tundra Bean Goose which flew north at 11:10hrs.

SudbourneCattle Egret amongst cattle in field between Valley Farm & Longdrift Carr.

HollesleyWater Pipit on the winter flood.


Friday 21st

Waveney AreaShorelark still on the beach at Pakefield approx.300 yards south of coastguards. 2 Hawfinch Sotterley Park in the dell. Black Redstart still at Ness Point by turbine.

Southwold- 3 Purp Sands north of the pier.

Dunwich – 14 Snow Bunting on the beach north of the car park + 6 Twite, 2 Short-eared Owl & 2 Spotted Redshanks.

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan still in sugar beet field off Lymballs Lane.

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS still on lucky pool.

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret still on marshes south of Crag Farm

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER on the river between Freston – Woolverstone Marina

Stour EstuarySpotted Redshank in Holbrook Creek.


Thursday 20th

Waveney Area – 4 Hawfinch in the dell at Sotterely

Walberswick – 12 Snow Bunting + 5 Twite by the feeding station on the beach, also 2 Short-eared Owl & 5 Spot Reds.

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS still lucky pool though mobile + Great Egret on the scrape.

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret still just south of Crag Farm

HollesleyWater Pipit on the scrape at Hollesley Marshes + 33 EWFG and Merlin over.

Deben EstuaryWater Pipit on the reservoir at Sheepgate Lane Falkenham

FelixstowePurple Sand on the point at LBO


Wednesday 19th

Waveney Area – 3 Hawfinch Sotterley in the dell. Single Hawfinch at Ellough church. Shorelark still on Pakefield beach approx.300 yards south of the coastguards + 50 Snow Bunting.

Walberswick – 2 Short-eared Owl on Corporation Marshes + 3 Twite, 9 Snow Bunting and Great Egret noted.

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan still in sugar beet field along Lymballs Lane.

Minsmere – The LESSER YELLOWLEGS continues to show on lucky pool and south levels

North Warren – 98 EWFG on North Marsh

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret still on Sudbourne Marshes south of Crag Farm


Tuesday 18th

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis viewable from North hide Carlton Marshes. 40+ Snow Bunting on the beach below the Hollies Kessingland + Shorelark at Pakefield.

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan still Lymballs Lane.

Dunwich – 52 EWFG south at 1600hrs.

MinsmereLESSER YELLOWLEGS still on “lucky pool” and showing reasonably well + 4 Whooper Swan on the reserve.

Sizewell – 112 EWFG in off then south after 1500hrs

MeltonSIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF remains at the sewage works + adult Caspian Gull briefly on the river


Monday 17th

Waveney Area – 70 Snow Bunting on the beach below Hollies, Kessingland. 2 Hawfinch in the dell at Sotterley. Male Hen Harrier from the mound within the Waveney Forest. Black Redstart at Ness Point

Walberswick – 2 Short-eared Owl present this morning favouring area of by the ruined windmill + 8 Twite on the beach

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan remain in beet field off Lymballs Lane.

Minsmere – The LESSER YELLOWLEGS remains on “lucky pool”.

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret still east of the church in field with cattle.

Shingle StreetShort-eared Owl noted

Melton – The SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF continues to show well at the sewage works.

BawdseySIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF present at the picnic site by the quay.

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER viewable from Chelmodiston.

Needham MarketGreat Egret still Pipps Ford + 5 Green Sands.


Tuesday 16th

Dunwich – 11 Twite, 14 Snow Bunting along the beach + Great Egret, Spot Red & 14 EWFG on Sandymount Covert Pool. BLACK-THROATED DIVER noted drifting north on the sea at 1155hrs.

Minsmere – A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was discovered just south of the sluice on “lucky pool” at 1015hrs though mobile throughout the remainder of the day.

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret still 300yards east of Ferry Road

Hollesley – 20 EWFG on Hollesley Marshes

Deben EstuaryPale-bellied Brent Goose still at Waldringfield

IpswichShag seen at Bourne Bridge and Orwell Bridge + Green Sand at Bourne Bridge

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER seen off Woolverstone Marina

Needham MarketGreat Egret at Pipps Ford + 4 Green Sands


Saturday 15th.

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis still Oulton Marshes + ringtail Hen Harrier. SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF trapped at Kessingland sewage works

Dunwich – 9 Twite 1.4km north of beach car park + 14 Snow Bunting, 5 Spot Reds, 2 Jack Snipe & 3 Great Egret. 7 EWFG dropped into Sandymount Covert pool late morning. 2 Short-eared Owl still present.

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan still off Lymballs Lane.

Alde EstuaryGreat Northern Diver seen inflight upriver from Slaughden.

OrfordnessGreat Egret on Lantern Marsh

MeltonSIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present and showing well at the sewage works + Spot Red.

Orwell EstuaryGreat Northern Diver still on the river near Pin Mill


Friday 14th

Waveney Area – 4 Hawfinch Sotterely by the dell

Walberswick – 2 Short-eared Owl on Corporation Marshes + 12 Snow Buntings & Great Egret

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret still by Sudbourne church along Ferry Road

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER seen from Levington + Merlin seen by the Creek & Curlew Sand seen on the river from Trimley Marshes.

Alton WaterRed-necked Grebe still east of Lemons Hill bridge.

FlatfordRaven over


Thursday 13th

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis still at the north end of Oulton Marshes. 2 Black Redstart at Ness Point. 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFFS still at Leathes Ham. Shorelark Kessingland beach below Crazy Mary’s Hole

Walberswick – 2 Short-eared Owl, 12 Snow Bunting, Twite + 6 Spotted Redshank on Corporation Marshes.

Deben EstuaryPale-bellied Brent Goose amongst c450 Dark-bellied Brent Geese at Kingsfleet.


Wednesday 12th

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis on Peto’s Marsh Carlton Marsh SWT. Shorelark still on Pakefield beach 300yards south of coastguards. Iceland Gull came into roost Lowestoft Harbour at 1615hrs. SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still by the tennis courts at Leathes Ham

Blyth Estuary – 2w Glaucous Gull Hen Reedbeds viewed from the bank by the hide early afternoon then flew east at 1545hrs + Water Pipit near the hide.

Walberswick – 2 Short-eared Owl east of the windpump + 12 Snow Bunting, Water Pipit & 2 Twite by the feeding station & 2 Spotted Redshank.

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan still viewable from Lymballs Lane + ringtail Hen Harrier from Westleton Walks late afternoon

Minsmere – 5 Whooper Swan on Island Mere + Great Egret on south scrape

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret with cattle just east of the church at TM.424.518 + Great Egret on the marshes.

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER present on the river between Levington Marina – Creek

Micklemere – 2 Pink-footed Geese on the scrape


Tuesday 11th

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis still at Oulton Marshes. 5 Hawfinch in the dell at Sotterely Park. Iceland Gull came into roost at Lowestoft harbour at 1619hrs.

Blyth Estuary – 2w Glaucous Gull again viewable from Hen Reedbeds

Dunwich – 14 Snow Bunting, 3 Twite, Water Pipit + Jack Snipe at Dingle Marshes

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan remain along Lymballs Lane

Minsmere – 5 Whooper and 2 Bewicks Swan on south scrape

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret still by Sudbourne church

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER viewable from Levington Marina

Ixworth – 2 Short-eared Owl on north side of field south of A1088.


Monday 10th

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis still Carlton Marshes on Peto’s Marsh from North Hide. 3 Hawfinch Sotterely Park near the church. 100 Snow Bunting at the north end of Kessingland beach + Shorelark beneath Pakefield coastguards. Black Redstart Ness Pont just north of the wind turbine + 3 Purple Sands. SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Leathes Ham by the tennis court.

Southwold – 3 Purple Sands north of the pier

Blyth Estuary – 2w Glaucous Gull on the estuary by the hexagonal hide + adult Caspian Gull

Dunwich – 9 Twite, 14 Snow Bunting + 5 Great Egrets at Dingle Marshes

Hollesley – 5 EWFG Hollesley Marshes

Orwell EstuaryGreat Northern Diver viewable from Nacton shores / Levington Creek + BLACK-THROATED DIVER also viewable from the Creek.

Stour Estuary – 2 Slavonian Grebe in Holbrook Bay


Sunday 9th

Waveney AreaGlossy Ibis seen in flight Oulton Marshes at 1032hrs and landed by the railway line + Spoonbill over. Iceland Gull seen in gardens along the west side of Oulton Broad. 5 Great Egret, 6 EWFG, Water Pipit  at Carlton Marshes + 2 redhead Goosander over. Black Redstart at Ness Point. 30 Snow Bunting Kessingland north beach + Shorelark still. SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present and showing well by the tennis courts at Leaths Ham. 3 Common Crane south over Carlton Marshes at 1208hrs then seen south over Frostenden at 1235hrs and Reydon 1244hrs

Dunwich – 2 Twite on the beach by the shore pools

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan off Lymballs Lane

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret seen from minor road towards Sudbourne church

MeltonSIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at the sewage works

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER off Levington Marin + Water Pipit seen at Levington Creek by the outfall pipe.

Alton WaterRed-necked Grebe still off Lemons Hill bridge

Little Stonham – 2 Raven over


Saturday 8th

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan off Lymballs Lane.

Minsmere -2 Bewick’s Swan on south scrape + 7 Whooper Swan

FelixstoweGreat Northern Diver south off LBO then into the river + Purple Sand on the point.

Needham Market – 2 Great Egret now at Pipps Ford.


Friday 7th

Waveney AreaShorelark still at the northern end of Kessingland beach + 40 Snow Bunting & Jack Snipe.

CovehitheWater Pipit on the Broad.

Dunwich – 2 Twite north of beach car park + 10 Snow Bunting

Alde EstuaryGreat Northern Diver still by Brick Dock + 206 EWFG on Town Marshes

MeltonSIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at the sewage works + Spotted Redshank on the river

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER still present on the river and showing from Stoke sailing club

Alton WaterRed-necked Grebe still east of Lemons Hill bridge

BranthamSIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at the sewage works


Thursday 6th

Waveney Area – 4 Hawfinch by the dell in Sotterley Park. Shorelark at the far north end of Kessingland beach + 50 Snow Bunting

Blyth Estuary – 7 EWFG on flooded meadow beyond the hide at Hen Reedbeds.

Dunwich – 13 Snow Bunting north of beach car park + 2 Great Egret

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan (5 adult) off Lymballs Lane

MinsmereGlossy Ibis south over north wall and then briefly on the konik field before flying south

Alde EstuaryGlossy Ibis rptd over Town Marshes at 1055hrs. Great Northern Diver still off Brick Dock + 216 EWFG

Sudbourne – 2 Cattle Egret Sudbourne Marshes viewed from stile hear the church at 1425hrs

Havergate – Ringtail Hen Harrier, Raven 1w drake Greater Scaup on the RSPB reserve.

Alton WaterRed-necked Grebe still present and showing well east of Lemons Hill bridge

Deben Estuary – 2 adult Whooper Swan Falkenham Marshes.

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER still off Freston

Stour Estuary – 3 Goosander at Shalford Meadows, Little Cornard


Wednesday 5th

Waveney Area – 5 Hawfinch Sotterley Park early morning. 50 Snow Bunting Kessingland shore pools. 2w Iceland Gull NW over Tesco Lowestoft late morning. 8 Purple Sands at Ness Point

Benacre- Great Egret on the broad

Westleton – 7 Whooper Swan still off Lymballs Lane in beet field

AldringahmFirecrest seen by the byway through Aldringham Walks - Thorpeness

Alde Estuary – 2 Cattle Egret still Hill Farm, one flew high south towards Ferry Farm Sudbourne. Great Northern Diver still on the river + 127 EWFG on Town Marshes.

Melton SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still showing by the sewage works

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER still off Freston

Alton WaterRed-necked Grebe showing well in front of the Sand Martin bank viewed from the southern footpath

Needham MarketGreat Egret at Pipps Ford (3rd day)


Tuesday 4th

Waveney Area – 4 Hawfinch Sotterley Park. 40+ Snow Bunting Kessingland on North Beach. 7 Purple Sands at Ness Point.

BenacreLong-tailed Duck on the pits + 60 Snow Bunting.

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan (5 adult) still viewable from Lymballs Lane.

Alde Estuary – 2 Cattle Egret still at Hill Farm + Great Egret & 2 Jack Snipe flushed.

FelixstoweGoosander south off LBO + 2 Purple Sands on the point.

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER again off Freston + Great Northern Diver rptd again between Freston – Woolverstone.

Alton WaterRed-necked Grebe viewed distantly from Lemons Hill bridge looking East.


Monday 3rd

Waveney AreaIceland Gull at Leaths Ham at 1349hrs.

Dunwich – 10+ Snow Bunting north of beach car park.

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan Lymballs Lane.

Minsmere – 2 Great Egret + 4 Goosander on East scrape & Shag south offshore.

Alde Estuary – 2 Cattle Egret at Hill Farm Aldeburgh Town Marshes + 49 EWFG. Great Northern Diver viewable from Brick Dock

MeltonSIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at the sewage works

Deben Estuary – 2 adult Whooper Swan + Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Falkenham Marshes. Merlin over Kingsfleet / Bawdsey Marshes + ringtail Hen Harrier (photo Will Brame)

Orwell EstuaryWater Pipit at Levington Creek + Great Northern Diver near Pin Mill

Ipswich – 3 Ring-necked Parakeets over Christchurch Park

Alton Water – Red-necked Grebe viewable from Lemons Hill bridge

Needham MarketGreat Egret Pipps Ford + 11 EWFG East at 1300hrs

LackfordMerlin seen along the Lackford – Cavenham Road


Sunday 2nd

Waveney Area – 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Leathes Ham. Lapland Bunting noted near Kessingland shore pools at 0955hrs then flew inland. 3 Shag at Mutford Lock. SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Carlton Marshes. 2w Iceland Gull came into roost at Lowestoft Harbour at 1605hrs

Westleton – 8 Whooper Swan Lymballs Lane

Dunwich – 5+ Twite 1 mile north of beach car park + 11 Snow Bunting, Jack Snipe & 4 Great Egrets.

Minsmere – Juvenile Glaucous Gull on the scrape then flew south to the levels

North Warren – 73+ EWFG on North Marsh + Great Egret.

Melton – 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at the sewage works

Deben Estuary – 2 adult Whooper Swan Falkenham Marshes

Ipswich – 2 Ring-necked Parakeets at the Old Cemetery.

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER on the river viewable from Woolverstone Marina + Great Northern Diver & Shag.


Saturday 1st

Waveney Area - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF Carlton Marshes in willows by Spratts Water + SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at Leathes Ham opposite the tennis courts and showing well. Great Northern Diver Oulton Broad opposite Wherry Hotel + Shag at Mutford Lock. Black Redstart at Ness Point + Purple Sandpiper. 2w Iceland Gull at dusk came in to roost at Lowestoft Harbour

BenacreGreat Egret south approx.. ½ mile offshore

Wangford – 9 EWFG south over the A12 then presumably west over the golf course.

Southwold – 3 Purple Sands north of the pier + 2w Caspian Gull on Town Marshes

Westleton – Ringtail Hen Harrier over the heath + 8 Whooper Swan nearby from Lymballs Lane

Minsmere – 14 Whooper Swan on Island Mere.

Thorpeness – 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFFS at the sewage works.

North Warren – 97 EWFG on North Marshes

Alde Estuary – 2 Cattle Egret on Town Marshes + Water Pipit Hazelwood Marsh on island east of path to hide

SlaughdenShag south.

MeltonSIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at the sewage works, calling and showing very well.

Felixstowe – 2 Purple Sands on the point at LBO + Shag south

Ipswich – 3 Ring-necked Parakeets Ipswich Old Cemetery. Common Sand at Bourne Bridge.

Orwell EstuaryBLACK-THROATED DIVER from Stoke sailing club, Freston.

Alton Water – Redhead Goosander east of Lemons Hill bridge