Suffolk Birding with BINS

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Dartford Warbler - John Richardson.

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

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Friday 31st January 2014.

Lowestoft - Immature Glossy Ibis continues to show on Oulton Marsh (first present 19th Dec 2013). Juvenile Glaucous Gull seen on Breydon Water early morning. 9 Bewicks Swan on Petos Marsh, Carlton Marshes.

Minsmere - 2 redhead Smew still on West scrape.

Sizewell - Juvenile Iceland Gull again off the rigs + 2 Black Redstart by the power station

Snape - 2nd winter Iceland Gull again on Botany Marsh.

Felixstowe -2 Bonxie off Landguard.

Ipswich - Female Goosander still Christchurch Park.

Thursday 30th January 2014.

Dunwich - 3 Spotted Redshank, Little Gull & Hen Harrier seen by the shore pools + Long-eared Owl flushed from beach.

Minsmere - 2 redhead Smew were again present on West scrape.

Smew - John Richardson.

Martlesham - 10 Waxwing around Douglas Bader public house.

Felixstowe - Great Northern Diver North offshore from Landguard.

Ipswich - Female Goosander still present and showing well on the wilderness pond within Christchurch Park.

Wednesday 29th January 2014.

Dunwich - Hooded Crow seen on the grazing marsh at Dingle + male Hen Harrier.

Minsmere -2 redhead Smew on the scrape.

Martlesham - 7 Waxwing remain on the square.

Felixstowe - Red-necked Grebe offshore from Landguard + 10 Snow Bunting.

Ipswich - Female Goosander still present in Christchurch Park on the wilderness pond.

Alton Water - The Great Northern Diver continues to show on the reservoir though mobile.

Tuesday 28th January 2014.

Sizewell - Juvenile Iceland Gull was again seen off the rigs late morning.

Martlesham - 9 Waxwing frequenting The Square and Douglas Bader public house.

Felixstowe - 10 Snow Bunting remain at Landguard + adult Little Gull South offshore and Black-throated Diver in the river mouth at 13:00hrs..

Orwell Estuary - Red-necked Grebe viewable from Stoke sailing club, Freston mid morning.

Ipswich - Female Goosander remains on the wilderness pond in Christchurch Park.

Stour Estuary - Slavonian Grebe in Holbrook Bay.

Breckland - 10 Common Crossbills again at West Stow country park.

   

Common Crossbills - Ian Goodall.

Monday 27th January 2014.

Sizewell - Juvenile Iceland Gull still off the rigs + 4 Black Redstarts around the power station.

Martlesham - 8 Waxwing by The Square.

   

Waxwings - Jim Mountain (left) and Martin Cooper.

Felixstowe - 8 Snow Bunting still at Landguard by the point.

Orwell Estuary - Little Stint seen in Thorpe Bay at dusk.

Sunday 26th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - Glossy Ibis still Oulton Marsh though no sign of either Siberian Chiffchaffs.

Minsmere - Water Pipit again on Island mere. Lone Pink-footed Goose on the scrape.

Sizewell - 1st winter Iceland Gull again off the rigs.

Friston - c200 Brambling still South of the village along minor road that leads to the main Snape - Aldeburgh Road though mobile.

Martlesham - 7 Waxwing remain by Douglas Bader pub.

Felixstowe - Black-throated Diver South offshore at Landguard + 10 Snow Bunting remain. A Little Auk was reported in the dock mid afternoon.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still present.

Breckland - 6 Parrot Crossbill (1 male) Spinks Lodge Mayday Farm. Please respect residents privacy.

Saturday 25th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - Glossy Ibis + 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs still Oulton Marsh along track by viewing platform. 3 Firecrest Corton Wood. 13 Purple Sandpipers at Ness Point.

Cove Bottom - Waxwing over (heard only) at 16:15hrs.

Minsmere - Water Pipit again briefly on Is.mere before flying off West.

Sizewell - 1st winter Iceland Gull again off the outfalls late afternoon.

Friston - c200 Brambling in fields 100m South of Friston village along minor road that leads to the main Snape - Aldeburgh Road.

Martlesham - 7 Waxwing still by Douglas Bader pub + c50 Waxwing over.

   

Waxwing - Bill Baston.

Felixstowe - 5 Long-tailed Duck South off Landguard + 10 Snow Bunting remain on site.

Snow Bunting - Eddie Marsh.

Ipswich - Female Goosander Christchurch Park.

   

Goosander - Martin Cooper (left) and Barry Woodhouse.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still showing between the dam and sailing club.

Friday 24th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - Firecrest Corton Woods.

Minsmere - Water Pipit on Is.mere.

Sizewell - 2 Black Redstarts by Sizewell B power station.

Orfordness - Rough-legged Buzzard still on the NT reserve.

Shingle Street - Short-eared Owl by the tennis court.

Martlesham - 7 Waxwing still by Douglas Bader public house.

Felixstowe - 8 Snow Bunting at Landguard by the point.

Ipswich - Female Goosander still on the wilderness pond in Christchurch Park.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still between the dam and sailing club.

Thursday 23rd January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - The juvenile Glossy Ibis continues to show on Oulton Marsh + 2 Siberian Chiffchaff now present. 3 Firecrest Corton Woods. Firecrest Kessingland sewage works.

Sizewell - Juvenile Iceland Gull again off the rigs.

Iceland Gull - Lenny Townsend.

Martlesham - 7 Waxwing remain by Douglas Bader public house.

Felixstowe - 9 Snow Bunting still Landguard.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still present and viewable from the sailing club.

Brecks - 2 Parrot Crossbill in amongst 12 Common Crossbill at Spinks Lodge, Mayday Farm.

Wednesday 22nd January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - The Glossy Ibis and Siberian Chiffchaff both remain at Oulton Marshes. At least two Mealy Redpoll were seen at North Cove NR.

Minsmere - 1st winter Little Gull South offshore.

Martlesham - 7 Waxwing now present on Martlesham Heath by Douglas Bader pub.

Felixstowe - 25 Little Gull (24 adults) South off Landguard this morning.

Ipswich - Redhead Goosander still in Christchurch Park.

Tuesday 21st January 2014.

Snape - 2nd winter Iceland Gull still on Botany Marshes today.

Martlsham - 1 Waxwing seen outside The Douglas Bader public house this afternoon.

Waxwing - Allan King.

Levington - Short-eared Owl seen at dusk by Levington Creek.

Ipswich - Female Goosander still showing well on the wilderness pond within Christchurch Park.

Goosander - Allan King.

Stour Estuary - 4 Slavonian Grebes in Holbrook Bay.

Monday 20th January 2014.

Snape - 2nd winter Iceland Gull again Botany Marsh.

2w Iceland Gull - David Fairhurst.

Deben Estuary - Female Greater Scaup off Kyson Point.

Felixstowe - 7 Snow Bunting still at Landguard by the point, also 15 Eurasian White-fronted Geese North.

Ipswich - Female Goosander on the wilderness pond in Christchurch Park.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still viewable from the sailing club.

Sunday 19th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - Both the immature Glossy Ibis and Siberian Chiffchaff remain at Oulton Marsh and continue to show well. 31 Little Gull off Ness Point by midday + 3 Bonxie. 12 Purp Sands oat Ness Point. 2 x 1w Shag Lake Lothing. 1+ Mealy Redpoll North Cove NR.

Minsmere - 3 Tundra Bean Geese South levels + 22 Eurasian White-Fronted Geese & 8 Bewicks Swan. Male Hen Harrier seen between Bittern and Is.mere hides.

North Warren - 14 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on North Marsh.

Felixstowe - Slavonian Grebe South off Landguard. Short-eared Owl over the saltings at Felixstowe Ferry.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still viewable from the sailing club.

Stour Estuary - 4 Slavonian Grebe Holbrrok Bay.

Great Livermere - Mealy Redpoll trapped, ringed and released Livermere Lakes.

Lakenheath - Mealy Redpoll at Lakenheath Fen RSPB.

Mealy Redpoll - Sean Nixon.

Saturday 18th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - The long-staying immature Glossy Ibis remain on Oulton Marshes + Siberian Chiffchaff still present seen in reeds behind the viewing platform late morning. 56 Snow Bunting still on the beach opposite The Jolly Sailors public house, Pakefield. Mealy Redpoll seen at North Cove. 13 Purple Sandpipers were seen at Ness Point.

   

Snow Buntings - Barry Woodhouse.

Covehithe - Female Long-tailed Duck still on Covehithe Broad.

Reydon - 3 Bewicks Swan present on St. Felix marshes.

Minsmere - 3 Tundra Bean Geese were again seen on the levels + male Hen Harrier over & 14 Bewicks Swan on West scrape.

Sudbourne - Rough-legged Buzzard viewable from Crag Farm late afternoon.

Felixstowe - 7 Snow Bunting still at Landguard by the jetty.

Orwell Estuary - A Red-necked Grebe was seen along The Strand by the red buoy at 15:30hrs near Orwell bridge + 3 Slav Grebes.

Alton Water - The Great Northern Diver continues to show well between the dam and sailing club + female Goosander.

Friday 17th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - The immature Glossy Ibis continues to show on Oulton Marsh. 40 Snow Bunting still on the beach opposite The Jolly Sailors, Pakefield.

Minsmere - The 3 Tundra Bean Geese remain on South levels, also 10 Bewicks and 2 Whooper Swan on the reserve.

Felixstowe - Bonxie off Landguard.

Alton Water - The Great Northern Diver continues to show well between the dam and sailing club.

Brecks - 2 Parrot Crossbill with 6 Common Crossbill at Spink's Lodge Mayday Farm.

Thursday 16th January 2014.

Covehithe - Long-tailed Duck still Covehithe Broad.

Long-tailed Duck - Rene Baptiste.

Dunwich - Male Hen Harrier and 20 Twite at Dingle Marshes.

Minsmere - 3 Tundra Bean Geese remain on the levels.

Sizewell - Black Redstart adjacent to the power station.

Felixstowe - Great Northern Diver South off LBO.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still showing between the dam and sailing club + 2 female Goosander West off Lemons Hill bridge.

Wednesday 15th January 2014.

Reydon - 2 Caspian Gull (adult + 3rd winter) reported South of Hen Reedbeds on Blyth Estuary.

Dunwich - c30 Twite again Dingle Marshes by he shore pools.

Felixstowe - Velvet Scoter North off Landguard.

Alton Water - The Great Northern Diver remains on the reservoir showing between the dam and sailing club.

   

Great Northern Diver - Bill Baston.

Tuesday 14th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - 1 Parrot Crossbill (female) still Waveney Forest in area beyond last bungalow. Immature Glossy Ibis continues to show on Oulton Marsh + Siberian Chiffchaff in scrub between the viewing platform and river.

Covehithe - Female Long-tailed Duck still Covehithe Broad.

Dunwich - c30 Twite along the shingle bank by the shore pools.

Alton Water - The Great Northern Diver continues to show very well from the sailing club + female Goosander West of Lemons Hill bridge.

Stour Estuary - Great Northern Diver still viewable from Stutton Ness.

Monday 13th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - At least 1 Parrot Crossbill was seen at Forest Lodge, Waveney Forest. Glossy Ibis still Oulton Maarsh.

Covehithe - Female Long-tailed Duck at the South end of Covehithe Broad.

Sizewell - Juvenile Iceland Gull again off the rigs this morning.

Shingle Street - Short-eared Owl by Oxley Dairy.

Short-eared Owl - Eddie Marsh.

Felixstowe - 7 Snow Bunting remain at Landguard by the board walk near the point.

Snow Bunting - Alan Baldry.

Alton Water - The Great Northern Diver was again present and showing well from the sailing club, also redhead Goosander West of Lemons Hill bridge.

   

Great Northern Diver - Jim Mountain (left) and Allan King.

Stour Estuary - Great Northern Diver viewable from Stutton Ness + 27 Red-breasted Merganser.

Sunday 12th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - 2 Parrot Crossbill (male and female) today in Waveney Forest by the Forest Lodge garden with 20+ Common Crossbill and Chiffchaff near car park. 2 Rough-legged Buzzard still on Haddiscoe Island. The juvenile Glossy Ibis remains on Oulton Marsh.

Covehithe - The female Long-tailed Duck continues to show on the Southern end of Covehithe Broad.

Minsmere - 3 Tundra Bean Geese still on South levels + 20 Bewicks Swan on West scrape.

Sizewell - Juvenile Iceland Gull remains of the rigs + Black Redstart near the power station.

   

Black Redstart - John Richardson and Iceland Gull - Danny Porter.

Shingle Street - Short-eared Owl by Oxley Dairy + 9 Whooper Swan over.

Deben Estuary - A Shag was seen in the river mouth viewed from Felixstowe Ferry. The 2 Bewicks Swan remain in the Mute Swans viewable from Ferry Road, Bawdsey. Green Sand, Merlin and Common Scoter seen from Ramsholt.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still on the reservoir showing from sailing club.

Great Northern Diver - Harry Read.

Saturday 11th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - A female Parrot Crossbill was seen at the feeding station in the garden of Forest Lodge at Squirrel Lodge Waveney Forest with c20 Common Crossbill.

Minsmere - 3 Tundra Bean Geese remain on South levels + drake Goosander on West scrape.

Sizewell - Juvenile Iceland Gull again off the rigs this morning.

Alton Water - Great Northern Diver still viewable from the sailing club.

Great Northern Diver - Stephen Whayman.

Brecks - 3 Parrot Crossbill again from Spinks Lodge, Mayday Farm.

   

   

Parrot Crossbills - Bill Baston (top) Jeff Higgott (bottom left) and Jonathan Theobald.

Friday 10th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - The juvenile Glossy Ibis remain on Oulton Marsh. 52 Snow Bunting on the beach at Pakefield near The Jolly Sailors PH.

Minsmere - Iceland Gull again on South levels + 3 Tundra Bean Geese, 2 Whooper Swan behind West scrape and 13 Bewicks Swan on West scrape.

Sizewell - Iceland Gull again off the rigs + 2 Black Redstart by the power station.

North Warren - c80 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on North Marsh.

Slaughden - 8 Velvet Scoter again seen offshore + Black Redstart again by the Martello tower, please note no access beyond the tower.

Shingle Street - 2 Short-eared Owl near the pumping station + 1 Short-eared Owl near Oxley fields.

Short-eared Owl - Stephen Whayman.

Deben estuary - 2 Little Stint viewable from Stonner Point + female Common Scoter.

Felixstowe - A Slavonian Grebe was seen South along the surf viewed from Landguard at 08:40hrs + 5 Pink-footed Geese North and 7 Snow Bunting on the point.

Orwell Estuary - Adult Black Brant on Shotley Marshes with c500 Dark-bellied Brent Geese.

Alton Water - A Great Northern Diver was present and showing well from the sailing club this afternoon.

Chelmodiston - 3 Corn Buntings along Lings Lane.

Brecks - 3 Parrot Crossbill seen this morning near Spinks Lodge Mayday Farm. 19 Common Crossbill again West Stow CP.

Common Crossbill - Barry Woodhouse.

Thursday 9th January 2014.

Covehithe - Female Long-tailed Duck still on Covehithe Broad.

Minsmere - Iceland Gull again on the beach late afternoon.

Sizewell - Iceland Gull off the rigs this morning.

Felixstowe - 2 Razorbill off Landguard + 2 Red-breasted Mergs and Y L Gull noted.

Brecks - 9 Common Crossbill again West Stow CP. 5 Goosander (3 drake) Lackford Lakes SWT.

Wednesday 8th January 2014.

Covehithe - Female Long-tailed Duck remains at the Southern end of Covehithe Broad.

Minsmere - 19 Bewicks and 2 Whooper Swan viewable from Whin Hill. 3 Tundra Bean Geese + Iceland Gull on the levels late afternoon.

Orford - Rough-legged Buzzard continues to show by the BBC building on Orfordness.

Slaughden - 10 Velvet Scoter still offshore favouring area by yellow buoy.

Hollesley - 2 Short-eared Owl at Hollesley Marshes.

Bawdsey - 3 Greater Scaup remain on the lagoons at East Lane + Purp Sand on sea defences, near-by Firecrest at the picnic site & 2 Bewicks Swan amongst Mute Swans between the Bawdsey quay and Ramsholt.

Sutton - 8 Common Crossbill Sutton Heath picnic site.

Felixstowe - 7 Snow Bunting still at Landguard.

Orwell Estuary - Shag off Collimer Point & Greenshank in Levington Creek.

Chelmodiston - Corn Bunting along Lings Lane.

Stour Estuary - Great Northern Diver & 2 Slav Grebes viewable from Stuttoness.

Brecks - 22 Common Crossbill at West Stow country park.

Tuesday 7th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - The Glossy Ibis continues to take up residence on Oulton Marsh. 12 Purple Sands at Ness Point + 2 Bonxie and pale Arctic Skua offshore.

Covehithe - Female Long-tailed Duck still Covehithe Broad.

Sizewell - The 2nd winter Iceland Gull was again off the rigs this morning.

Thorpeness - c85 Eurasian White-fronted Geese by rail track opposite Haven House.

Slaughden - 6+ Velvet Scoter offshore by the yellow buoy.

Trimley - The Garganey was again present on the reservoir also Long-eared Owl seen along the approach track to the reserve.

Orwell Estuary - No sign of the Black-throated Diver along The Strand, but 16 Red-breasted Mergs & c40 Bar-tailed Godwit seen between Freston and Levington Creek.

Alton Water - No sign of the Black-throated Diver but Slav Grebe present and female Goosander.

Stour Estuary - Great Northern Diver + 2 Slav Grebes seen from Stutton.

Monday 6th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - Glossy Ibis still Oulton Marsh. 7 Purple Sands at Ness Point.

Purple Sandpier - Harry Read.

Sizewell - 2nd winter Iceand Gull still off the rigs.

Slaughden - 5+ Velvet Scoter remain offshore though distant + Black Redstart by the pay and display car park nr Brudenell Hotel.

Black Redstart - David Borderick.

Shingle Street - Short-eared Owl see quartering the marshes prior to dusk.

Felixstowe - 7 Snow Bunting at Landguard by halls jetty + Bonxie South. Great Northern Diver and Bonxie seen Northbound from Undercliffe.

Orwell Estuary - The Black-throated Diver was again seen from along The Strand.

Alton Water - Black-throated Diver showing distantly from the sailing club at 12:45hrs + 2 Slav Grebes & female Goosander at the West end of the reservoir.

Sunday 5th January 2013.

Lowestoft Area - Glossy Ibis still Oulton Marsh on grazing marsh. Park on Church Lane and walk Fisher Row footpath SSW + along river bank. 2 Firecrest still at Kessingland sewage works. 41+ Snow Bunting remain at Pakefield on the beach by Jolly Sailors PH. 5 Purple Sands at Ness Point + 3 Velvet Scoter North. 2+ Mealy Redpoll at North Cove.

   

Purple Sandpiper - Danny Porter and Snow Buntings - Eddie Marsh.

Covehithe - Female Long-tailed Duck still present and showing well on the broad + adult Little Gull.

Dunwich - 47 Twite on the shingle beach by the shore pools.

Sizewell - 2nd winter Iceland Gull off the rigs today + 2 Black Redstart in the general vicinity of the power station.

Saxmundham - 3 Waxwings in the hedge beside the Saxmundham to Leiston Road.

Slaughden - 9+ Velvet Scoter again offshore.

Shingle Street - 2 Short-eared Owls present today.

Bawdsey - No sign of either the Great Scaup nor Water Pipit but 2 Purle Sands on sea defences.

Deben Estuary - Bewicks Swan upriver from Waldringfield + Common Scoter.

Felixstowe - 7 Snow Bunting still at Landguard along the boardwalk by the point.

Trimley - Jack Snipe seen at the managed retreat + Garganey again on the reservoir at Trimley Marsh SWT.

Garganey - Paul Holmes.

Stour Estuary - 4 Slavonian Grebe + Great Northern Diver present in Holbrook Kay, near-by 2 Great Northern Diver viewable from Stutton Mill.

Alton Water - The Black-throated Diver was once again viewable from the sailing club.

Brecks - 8 Parrot Crossbill again Spinks Lodge, Mayday Farm. A 1st winter Caspian Gull was seen next to A11 Red Lodge bypass (Freckenham turn-off).

Caspian Gull (1st winter) - James Hanlon.

Saturday 4th January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - Glossy Ibis still on Oulton Marshes. Velvet Scoter off Hopton. 2 Firecrest along the approach track to The Old Rectory, Burgh Castle. 12 Purple Sands at Ness Point.

Covehithe - Long-tailed Duck still Covehithe Broad.

Minsmere - 8 Bewick's Swan on Is.mere + 3 Pink-footed Geese South.

Sizewell - The 2nd winter Iceland Gull remains off the rigs today.

Snape - A 2nd winter Iceland Gull was seen on Botany Marshes + 2 x 1st winter Caspian Gulls.

2nd winter Iceland Gull - David Fairhurst.

Slaughden - 6+ Velvet Scoter offshore.

Bawdsey - 3 Greater Scaup on lagoons at East Lane + Water Pipit again by puddles along sandy track.

Orwell Estuary - The 2 adult Black Brant's were again seen in Hares Creek + Black-throated Diver along The Strand.

Friday 3rd January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - Immature Glossy Ibis remain on Oulton Marsh. 57 Snow Bunting on the beach at Pakefield. 13 Purple Sandpipers at Ness Point where 14 Bewicks Swan were seen to come in off. Single Shag at Mutford Lock, Oulton Broad. 2 Firecrest present at the sewage works in Kessingland.

   

Covehithe - The Long-tailed Duck continues to show on the broad.

Sizewell - 2nd winter Iceland Gull off Sizewell B late afternoon.

Iceland Gull - Jim Mountain.

Slaughden - 10+ Velvet Scoter offshore, single Pale-bellied Brent Goose seen on the marshes & Black Redstart by the martello tower.

Black Redstart - Jim Mountain.

Bawdsey - 3 Greater Scaup on the lagoons + Water Pipit bathing in puddles along sandy track.

Greater Scaup - Nick Andrews.

Felixstowe - 7 Snow Bunting remain at Landguard by the Halls jetty.

Snow Bunting - Will Brame.

Stour Estuary - 2 Great Northern Diver Stutton Mill + male Hen Harrier over.

Thursday 2nd January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - The immature Glossy Ibis remain on Oulton Marsh from viewing platform. Park on Church Lane then take Fisher Row footpath SSW + walk along river. 2 Rough-legged Buzzard still Haddiscoe Island viewable from the mound in Waveney Forest at TG.457.011. Slavonian Grebe seen on Lake Lothing at 12:30hrs. 50 Snow Buntings still on the beach at Pakefield. Pomarine Skua offshore from Kessingland + Firecrest at the sewage works.

Snow Bunting - Jim Mountain.

Covehithe - Long-tailed Duck still on Covehithe Broad.

Southwold - Adult Caspian Gull on the practice green at the golf course this afternoon.

North Warren - 3 Tundra Bean Geese on South Marsh + c60 Eurasian White-fronted Geese.

Aldeburgh - 4 Velvet Scoter + Great Northern Diver offshore.

Orford - Rough-legged Buzzard still Orfordness by BBC building. Park in Orford and walk take along footpath along West side of river at TM.446.515.

Tunstall - Merlin seen over fields near Tunstall Common.

Sudborune - 53 Eurasian White-fronted Geese on Sudbourne Marshes

Hollesley - 2 Water Pipit present on Hollesley Marsh RSPB + Merlin.

Boyton - 3 Bewicks Swan on Boyton Marshes + Green Sand.

Bawdsey - 2 Greater Scaup (1w drk & fem) present on the 1st lagoon at East Lane.

Felixstowe - 7 Snow Bunting on the point at Landguard by the broadwalk.

Snow Bunting - Parrish Colman.

Orwell Estuary - 2 adult Black Brant's were noted amongst 637 Dark-bellied Brent Geese at Hares Creek between Chelmodiston - Shotley.

   

Adult Black Brant's - Lee Woods.

Alton Water - No sign today of the juvenile Black-throated Diver from the sailing club but Slavonian Grebe present and female Goosander seen from Lemons Hill bridge.

Brecks - 15 Common Crossbill West Stow country park.

Common Crossbill - Barry Woodhouse.

Wednesday 1st January 2014.

Lowestoft Area - Immature Glossy Ibis on Oulton Marsh viewable from the viewing platform. Single Shag in Hamilton Dock near-by 2 Purple Sands at Ness Point. 42 Snow Bunting on the beach at Pakefield. 2 Bewicks Swan on Castle Marshes.

Covehithe - Long-tailed Duck on the broad.

Minsmere - A 1st winter Glaucous Gull was seen South shortly after 08:30hrs, also noted around the reserve were 2 Caspian Gulls (1st winter & adult) on East scrape, Water Pipit by the sluice and 11 Bewicks and 2 Whooper Swan on the levels.

Felixstowe - 2 Bonxies offshore at Landguard.

Alton Water - Black-throated Diver on the reservoir viewable from the sailing club car park.

Stour Estuary - Great Northern Diver viewable from Stuttoness.

Great Livermere - A 2nd winter Caspian Gull was seen in the NE corner of Broadwater Lake + 9 Yellow-legged Gull (7 adult) in pig fields near-by.

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