Red-backed Shrike (Hollesley Marshes) John Richardson.
Monday 31st July.
Benacre - 6 Little Gulls on the broad.
Blyth Est - 3 Curlew Sands viewable from the A12 footpath + Sanderling & 3 Spotted Redshank.
Alde Estuary- Spoonbill + Spotted Redshank at Hazelwood Marshes + juv LRP & Whinchat on Town Marshes.
Hazelwood Marshes - 22 Spoonbill + moulting adult Black Tern on the RSPB reserve.
Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still present.
Sunday 30th July.
Blyth Estaury - 4 Curlew Sands rptd viewable from A12 footpath.
Minsmere - No sign of any Roseate Terns today but juvenile Arctic Tern, 57 Little Gull, Black Tern, Wood Sand & 2 Little Stint on the scrape.
Trimley Marshes - The adult Glossy Ibis remains on the reservoir + Osprey South over the reserve heading towards Shotley late afternoon.
Saturday 29th July.
Minsmere - The adult Roseate Tern was again seen on South scrape from 09:35hrs and commuted between here and the outfalls at Sizewell throughout the day and was joined by a 2nd adult early evening + 51 Little Gulls viewable from West hide. (photo Brian Small).
Alde Estuary - Juvenile Little-ringed Plover on Town Marshes + Spot Red at Hazelwood Marsh.
Havegate - 27 Spoonbill on Havergate Island.
Bawdsey - Wood Sand at East Lane on the 1st lagoon.
Trimley Marshes - Ad Glossy Ibis still present though generally elusive.
Friday 28th July.
Minsmere - Adult Roseate Tern again on South scrape late afternoon amongst c550 Common Terns. 2 Little Stint on the scrape + juvenile Limosa Godwit & 59+ Little Gulls.
Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis seen at the far end of the reservoir viewed from the river wall.
Needham Market - Wood Sand still at Pipps Ford.
Thursday 27th July.
Needham Market - Wood Sand on the restoration pits at Pipps Ford,
Wednesday 26th July.
Minsmere - Adult & juvenile Arctic Tern on South scrape + 2 juvenile LRP on East scrape.
Aldeburgh - Garganey on Town Marshes though no sign of the Wood Sand.
Felixstowe - Juvenile Arctic Tern seen offshore amongst Common Terns early morning.
Tuesday 25th July.
Lowestoft Area - Wood Sand at Carlton Marshes.
Minsmere - 2 Black Terns on South scrape + Little Stint & 2 Wood Sands on East scrape & juvenile Shag.
Sizewell - Adult Black Tern, juvenile Shag & 10 Little Gulls off the outfalls at 15:30hrs.
Aldeburgh - Wood Sand still on Town Marshes. (photo Mark Cornish).
Bawdsey - Juvenile Cuckoo at East Lane. (photo Barry Woodhouse).
Felixstowe - Black Redstart trapped at LBO.
Trimley Marshes - The adult Glossy Ibis remains on the SWT reserve and showing well at times.
Monday 24th July.
Minsmere - 2 Wood Sands & Little Stint on East scrape.
Aldeburgh - Wood Sand still on Town Marshes.
Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still present though mobile & elusive + Spotted Redshank on the saltings.
Sunday 23rd July.
Minsmere - Juvenile limosa Godwit, 4 Wood Sand, 9 Spot Reds, & 30 Little Gull on the reserve.
Aldeburgh - 2 Wood Sands on Town Marshes. (photo Lee Woods).
Orfordness - COLLARED PRATINCOLE on the NT reserve seen on the disused airfields (presumably the Aldeburgh bird).
Havergate - 3 Curlew Sands on the RSPB reserve + 21 Spoonbill.
Trimley Marshes - No sign of the adult Glossy Ibis but Wood Sand & Spot Red noted. A Black Kite was seen to fly over the reserve towards Shotley at 19:10hrs.
Cavenham - 2 Raven over the heath mid morning.
Saturday 22nd July.
Lowestoft Area - Wood Sand on the scrape at Carlton Marshes. 2 adult Pom Skuas were reported South offshore past Ness Point early afternoon.
Benacre - 2 Little Stint briefly on the broad then flew South.
Minsmere - A fsp Curlew Sand was present on the scrape + 2 Wood Sands, 9 Spot Reds & 10 Little Gulls noted. Great Egret on Island Mere this evening.
Alde Estuary - Wood Sand & LRP on Town Marshes.
Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still present on the reserve + 3 Spot Reds & Wood Sand noted.
Long Melford - Black Kite flew NW over the sewage works at 11:42hrs.
Friday 21st July.
Lowestoft Area - 2 Wood Sands on Carlton Marshes.
Benacre - Probable Temmincks Stint on the broad though distant + hybrid looking Hooded Crow.
Minsmere - 2 Garganey, 2 Wood Sand, 10 Ruff, 17 Spotted Redshanks, 32 Little Gull & 1st summer Arctic Tern on the scrape.
Alde Estuary - Wood Sand + LRP on Town Marshes.
Trimley Marshes - Adult Glossy Ibis still on the reserve viewable from the reservoir hide + Wood Sand on the summer flood.
Thursday 20th July.
Minsmere - A Marsh Warbler was trapped & ringed at 07:30hrs.
Alde Estuary - Wood Sand still on Town Marshes.
Trimley Marshes - Ad Glossy Ibis still on the SWT reserve.
Wednesday 19th July.
Aldeburgh - Both Little Stint & Wood Sand seen on Town Marshes.
Hollesley - 6 Spoonbill on Hollesley Marshes.
Trimley Marshes - The Glossy Ibis remains on the SWT reserve though generally elusive.
Tuesday 18th July.
Benacre - 2 Little Gulls still on the broad.
Minsmere - A moulting adult Temmincks Stint paid a brief visit to East scrape before being flushed by a Sparrowhawk at 19:00hrs, also the adult Roseate Tern was present on South scrape late morning until 13:30hrs only & an adult Black Tern briefly early evening. (photo Dave Walsh).
Trimley Marshes - The Glossy Ibis was again seen on the SWT reserve.
East Bergholt - A male Hen Harrier was seen to fly West from Brantham towards Bentley mid afternoon.
Monday 17th July.
Benacre - 2 Little Gull on the broad.
Wickham Market - Black Kite seen again over Glebe allotments at 16:45hrs + Red Kite.
Trimley Marshes - A Glossy Ibis was seen on the SWT reserve this morning.
Sunday 16th July.
Minsmere - 30 Little Gulls on South scrape. No sign of the Vagrant Emperor by South hide. by 15:00hrs but male Lesser Emperor noted.
Bawdsey - No sign today of the Grasshopper Warbler from East Lane.
Saturday 15th July.
Minsmere - No sign today of the adult Roseate Tern but 23 Little Gull on South scrape & 12 Spot Reds on the reserve. A Vagrant Emperor dragonfly was seen and photo'd along the track between South hide and the sluice.
Aldeburgh - Grasshopper Warbler present along the river wall at Town Marshes.
Wikham Market - A probable Black Kite was seen over the A12 late morning. (photo Mark Cornish) presumably the same individual was seen West over Glebe allotments at 14:30hrs.
Iken - Black Kite seen early afternoon. (same bird as above?)
Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still present at East Lane.
Friday 14th July.
Walberswick - Juvenile Litlte-ringed Plover on Tinkers Marsh.
Minsmere - Ringed Roseate Tern present on South scrape for much of the day + ad Arctic Tern & 23 Little Gulls & 12 Spot Reds on West scrape. (photo John Richardson).
North Warren - Great Egret present on South Marsh.
Alde Estuary - 3 Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marsh + Spot Red.
Hollesley - 3 Spoonbill Hollesley Marshes.
Ipswich - Raven over the West end of the Orwell bridge at 09:10hrs.
Thursday 13th July.
Minsmere - 22 Little Gull on South scrape + 10 Spotted Redshank on West scrape.
Aldeburgh - An adult COLLARED PRATINCOLE was found early afternoon on the West side of Town Marshes and remained til dusk + Great Egret. (top photo Mark Cornish & Andrew Moon bottom two)
Hollesley - 5 Spoonbill Hollesley Marshes.
Wednesday 12th July.
Benacre - 4 Little Gulls on the broad.
Minsmere - No sign of the adult Roseate Tern but Arctic Tern, 16 Little Gull on South scrape + the 1st summer Purple Heron remains on the reserve.
Alde Estuary - Great Egret on Town Marshes briefly then flew West + Wood Sand & Spot Red. (photo Mark Cornish).
Slaughden - Adult Black Tern South offshore at 07:30hrs.
Hollesley - Spoonbill Hollesley Marshes + 2 Wood Sands & 3 Ruff noted.
Tuesday 11th July.
Minsmere - An adult Roseate Tern spent most of the day on South scrape + up to 18 Little Gulls present, also 2 Spotted Redshanks & 2 LRP on the reserve.
Alde Estuary - 7 Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marshes + Wood Sand on Town Marshes. (All photos Mark Cornish).
Monday 10th July.
Minsmere - Both the long-staying SAVI'S WARBLER and 1st summer Purple Heron continue to be noted today.
Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still showing well at East Lane. (photo Craig Holden).
Sunday 9th July.
Minsmere - 1st summer Purple Heron still being seen from Bittern hide + 6 Little Gulls (4 adults) on South scrape.
Alde Estuary - Great Egret seen at Hazelwood Marshes.
Hollesley - 8 Spoonbill Hollesley Marshes.
Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still at East Lane + Corn Bunting. Black Redstart seen in the village early evening.
Trimley Marshes - 2 Spoonbill still on the SWT reserve.
Saturday 8th July.
Minsmere - 1st summer Purple Heron showing on & off from Bittern hide + SAVI'S WARBLER still from Island Mere, Common Crane noted + a Honey Buzzard was seen to fly N/NW at 16:20hrs.
Alde Estuary - 2 Spoonbill at Hazelwood Marshes + adult Little Gull.
Hollesley - 12 Spoonbill on the scrape today + LRP.
Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still present at East Lane. (photo Lee Woods).
Trimley Marshes - 2 Spoonbill.
Friday 7th July.
Benacre - 6 Little Gulls on the broad.
Minsmere - 1st summer Purple Heron, 2 Spoonbill & 8 Spotted Redshank on the reserve.
Hollesley - A female Red-backed Shrike was found at 17:40hrs along the reserve boundary fence adjacent to the sea wall + 13 Spoonbill.
Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still at East Lane.
Trimley - 2 Spoonbill on the main lagoon. (photo Will Brame)
Thursday 6th July.
Minsmere - The long-staying 1st summer Purple Heron remains on the reserve.
Hollesley - Up to 17 Spoonbill on the scrape at Hollesley Marsh RSPB. (photo Jim Mountain).
Wednesday 5th July.
Minsmere - 1st summer Purple Heron still on the reserve.
Hollesley - 18 Spoonbill on Hollesley Marshes + Spotted Redshank.
Stour Estuary - Great Egreat seen on the Suffolk side of the river between Cattawade white bridge & Flatford.
Tuesday 4th July 2017.
Minsmere - The 1st summer Purple Heron remains viewable from Bittern hide on & off.
Aldeburgh - 2 Wood Sand still on Town Marshes.
Hollesley - 10 Spoonbill on the scrape.
Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still present & showing well at East Lane.
Trimley Marshes - Spotted Redshank.
Monday 3rd July 2017.
Benacre - 4 Little Gulls on the broad.
Minsmere - 2 SAVI'S WARBLER still audible from Island Mere, 1st summer Purple Heron still viewable from Bittern hide & 12 Spotted Redshank on the scrape.
Aldeburgh - 2 Wood Sands on Town Marsh. (photo Mark Cornish)
Hollesley - 2 Wood Sands + Sponnbill Hollesley Marsh RSPB.
Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still East Lane.
Lakenheath - Wood Sand at Lakenheath Fen RSPB.
Great Livermere - Caspian Gull on Livermere Lake
Sunday 2nd July 2017.
Minsmere - Both the SAVI'S WARBLER & 1st summer Purple Heron were noted today on the reserve as were 2 adult Little Gulls, 4 Spotted Redshanks, limosa Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sand + Common Crane South at 13:00hrs.
Ipswich - A Ring-necked Parakeet seen at Woodville Road at 05:00hrs then later heard near Spring Road allotments.
Saturday 1st July 2017.
Minsmere - The 1st summer Purple Heron remain on the reserve often seen from Bittern hide. A leg flagged dutch ringed limosa Black-tailed Godwit was seen on East scrape at 08:00hrs
Hollesley - Wood Sand on the scrape at Hollesley Marshes + LRP & 1 1st summer Little Gull.
Bawdsey - Grasshopper Warbler still present & showing well at East Lane + 2 1st summer Little Gulls. (photos John Richardson & Mark Cornish).