Suffolk Birding with BINS

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SOOTY TERN - Andrew Moon.


JULY HIGHLIGHTS

Friday 31st.

Lowestoft Area - A HONEY BUZZARD was reported in off at 20:00hrs over North denes and continued inland.

Benacre - Spoonbill on the broad.

Dunwich - 2 Great Egret on Sandymount Pool, Dingle Marsh at 07:00hrs.

Minsmere - 2 Wood Sands on the konik filed.

Thorpeness - 13 Little Gull offshore.

Bromeswell - A male RED-FOOTED FALCON was seen in flight near the church at 09:40hrs.

Deben Estuary - 9 Spoonbill Ramsholt Lodge Marsh.

Alton Water - No sign of the GULL-BILLED TERN today.

Thursday 30th.

Minsmere - 2 Wood Sands on the konik field.

Alde Estuary - 3 Little Gull at Hazelwood Marsh.

Deben Estuary - 3 Spoonbill Ramsholt Lodge Marsh + adult Curlew Sand & Spotted Redshank.

Wednesday 29th.

Benacre - 7 Spoonbill (1 juvenile) on the broad + juv YLG

Covehithe - 6 Spoonbill on the broad before flying north.

Minsmere - Wood Sand still on East scrpae.

Thorpeness - The first Sooty Shearwater of the autumn was noted north offshore today + 2 adult Little Gulls

Boyton - Now 6 Cattle Egret on Boyton Marshes viewed from the river wall.

Alderton - A Wood Warbler was seen briefly within the village this morning.

Deben Estuary - 9 Spoonbill on Ramsholt Lodge Marsh + adult Curlew Sand.

Felixstowe - 3 Black Redstart at LBO.

Alton Water - A GULL-BILLED TERN was seen and photographed at the dam end of the reservoir.

Tuesday 28th.

Benacre - 6 Spoonbill Benacre Broad.

Thorpeness - 4 adult Little Gull offshore.

Boyton - 5 Cattle Egrets Boyton Marsh RSPB (This is a new county high with regards to the number of Cattle Egret's seen in one flock).

Deben Estuary - 7 Spoonbill (incl dutch-ringed bird) Ramsholt Lodge Marsh + adult Curlew Sand.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart still LBO + 11 Common Crossbill over.

Trimley Marshes - Great Egret again viewable from the viewing platform

Elmsett - Red Kite over at 08:15hrs.

Monday 27th.

Southwold - A juvenile Caspian Gull was present on the beach south of the pier then flew south at 07:30hrs (photo Brian Small).

Minsmere - Wood Sand on the scrape + 3 Little-ringed Plover.

Snape - Adult Cattle Egret still at Botany Marsh.

Boyton - Single Cattle Egret Boyton Marsh RSPB.

Hollesley - Spoonbill south over the RSPB reserve.

Deben Estuary - 6 Spoonbill Ramsholt Lodge Marsh.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart still present at LBO.

Sunday 26th.

Benacre - 6 Spoonbill still on the broad + 1st summer Little Gull.

Minsmere - Wood Sand SE corner of East scrape though elusive + 2 Little Gull & Red Kite over.

Snape - Adult (full summer plumage) Cattle Egret still at Botany Marsh.

Deben Estuary - 9 Spoonbill including colour-ringed ditch individual still on Ramshold Lodge Marsh.

Felixstowe - Wood Warbler trapped at LBO + juvenile Black Redstart (photo Will Brame).

Long Melford - 2 Raven seen over the village church at 09:37hrs.

Saturday 25th.

Benacre - 6 Spoonbill on the broad and presumable the same flock were seen nearby on Covehithe Broad.

Westleton - Red Kite over the common.

Thorpeness - 4 adult Little Gull south offshore prior to 09:00hrs.

Snape - The adult summer plumage Cattle Egret is still present at Botany Marsh (photo Andrew Moon).

Felixstowe - Black Redstart still at LBO.


Friday 24th.

Benacre - 6 Spoonbill on the broad.

Minsmere - Wood Sand on the konik field viewed from the Eastbridge footpath + 4 Little-ringed Plover, also 5 Little Gull, 9 Spotted Redshank on the reserve.

Alde Estuary - Spoonbill Hazelwood Marsh.

Snape - Adult Cattle Egret still present on Botany Marsh.

Deben Estuary - 10 Spoonbill Ramsholt Lodge Marsh.

Felixstowe - Wood Warbler trapped early morning at LBO + Black Redstart again on the common in front of the observatory.

Thursday 23rd.

Benacre - 5 Spoonbill on the broad + 4 Little Gull feeding offshore.

Minsmere - Wood Sand & 5 Little Gull seen on East scrape + 2 Common Crane rptd north over north wall.

Snape - The adult Cattle Egret continues to show on Botany Marsh.

Felixstowe - The Black Redstart continues to show at LBO.

Great Livermere - 6 Caspian Gull (1 juvenile) on the pig-fields + 57 Yellow-legged Gulls.

Wednesday 22nd.

Minsmere - 10 Little Gull on the scrape + 10 Spotted Redshank & Great Egret noted.

Snape - Adult Cattle Egret still on Botany Marsh.

Boyton - 15 Spoonbill Boyton Marshes.

Deben Estuary - 3 Spoonbill Ramsholt Lodge Marsh.

Tuesday 21st.

Benacre - 5 Spoonbill on the broad + 6 Sanderling.

Snape - The adult Cattle Egret continues to show on Botany Marsh.

Boyton - 2 Spoonbill Boyton Marshes this afternoon.

Deben Estuary - 3 Spoonbill Ramsholt Lodge Marsh + juv LRP.

Trimely - Great Egret Trimley Marsh SWT.

Monday 20th.

Covehithe - 6 Spoonbill on the broad early morning + 1st summer Little Gull.

Snape - Cattle Egret still Botany Marsh + Garganey.

Boyton - 14 Spoonbill Boyton Marshes early afternoon, then flew towards Orford at 15:00hrs (photo Jim Mountain).

Hollesley - An adult MARSH WARBLER was trapped early morning at a private ringing site within the village (photo Olly Slessor).

Deben Estuary - Spotted Redshank Ramsholt Lodge Marsh.


Sunday 19th.

Snape - Cattle Egret Botany Marsh + 3 Garganey.

Deben Estuary - Spoonbill Ramsholt Lodge Marsh + LRP.

Saturday 18th.

Minsmere - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still near Saunders Hill. Wood Sand, 15 Spotted Redshak & 9 Little Gull the highlights from the reserve.

Deben Estuary - 2 Spoonbill Ramsholt Lodge Marsh.

Lakenheath - Great Egret Lakenheath Fen RSPB.

Friday 17th.

Minsmere - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present and singing near Saunders Hill.

Snape - 3 Garganey Botany Marsh.

Butley - HONEY BUZZARD SE over the village shortly after midday.

Deben Estuary - 15 Spoonbill Lodge Marsh Ramsholt + Osprey South.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart still present at LBO.

Thursday 16th.

Waveney Area - Ring-necked Parakeet North over Oulton this morning.

Benacre - 5 Little Gull (3 adult & 3 1st summer) on the broad + 3 Spoonbill & 14 Med Gulls.

Blyth Estuary - 3 Little Gull viewable from Hen Reedbeds + 2 Common Crossbill south.

Snape - 2 Great Egret Botany Marsh + Garganey & 2 Spotted Redshank

Deben Estuary - 16 Spoonbill on Lodge Marsh Ramsholt though mobile.

Felistowe - Black Redstart still LBO.

Hadleigh - Hawfinch seen at Broomhill nature reserve.

Wednesday 15th.

Waveney Area - HONEY BUZZARD reported south over Carlton Marsh SWT mid morning.

Covehithe - 2 Spoonbill on the broad.

Minsmere - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still by Saunders Hill. On the reserve, Roseate Tern again on south scrape & 9 Spotted Redshank.

Snape - 3+ Garganey Botany Marsh + 2 Wood Sand.

Deben Estuary - 16 Spoonbill Lodge Marshes Ramsholt.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart still LBO. Short-eared Owl seen over Gulpher Road late evening.

Tuesday 14th.

Minsmere - 2 Roseate Tern on south scrape mid morning + 2 Spotted Redshank, adult Arctic Tern and 2 Little Gull noted.

Snape - 3 Garganey + Wood Sand Botany Marshes.

Deben Estuary - 16 Spoonbill Lodge Marsh Ramsholt + Spotted Redshank & LRP.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart still at LBO.

Monday 13th.

Covehithe - Spoonbill at the southern end of the broad + adult Little Gull.

Snape - 2 Garganey Botany Marsh.

Deben Estuary - 5 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow though mobile.

Sunday 12th.

Wangford - Red Kite over The Plough PH at 11:25hrs.

Minsmere - The IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF remains in residence near Saunders Hill (present since 17th April).

Orford - 4 Spoonbill East at 15:57hrs.

Deben Estuary - Up to 16 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow though mobile.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart still LBO.

Lakenheath - 2 Great Egret Lakenheath Fen RSPB.

Saturday 11th.

Minsmere - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still near Saunders Hill.

Alde Estuary - Spoonbill Hazelwood Marsh.

Deben Estuary - 8 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow + Wood Sand & Spotted Redshank.

Felixstowe - 2 Black Redstart at LBO.

Elmsett - Red Kite SE over the village.

Friday 10th.

Waveney Area - Osprey south over Rigbourne Hill Beccles at 15:00hrs and what is presumed to be the same bird seen over Wolsey Creek, Blyth Estuary at 15:30hrs.

Minsmere - An adult CASPIAN TERN was seen North over the scrape at 18:57hrs. The Long-staying IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF is still near Saunders Hill calling infrequently. On the reserve; Wood Sand, 9 Spotted Redshank & 5 Little Gull (4 adults).

Deben Estuary - 4 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow + Wood Sand & Spotted Redshank.

Felixstowe - No sign of the male SERIN at LBO but Black Redstart noted.

Thursday 9th.

Deben Estuary - 11 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow + Spotted Redshank & Wood Sand noted.

Felixstowe - The male SERIN was again present at LBO this morning though mobile.

Ipswich - Red Kite over Christchurch Park & Copleston school.

Gromford - Great Egret north at 09:10hrs

Wednesday 8th.

Minsmere - An Onychoprion TERN sp thought to have been either SOOTY or BRIDLED was seen all too quickly south over South scrape at 11:10hrs.

Sizewell - The Ornychoprion TERN sp that was seen south over Minsmere at 11:10hrs, was quickly re-located and identified as an adult SOOTY TERN at 11:31hrs. The bird remained offshore frequenting both rigs until 12:52hrs when flew strongly south and was then lost to view. (photo Brian Small).

Tuesday 7th.

Waveney Area - No sign this morning of the NIGHT HERON at Carlton Marshes but Great Egret noted.

Minsmere - The male IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF was once again heard/seen near Saunders Hill. On the reserve, Wood Sand on East scrape + 8 Spotted Redshank.

Aldeburgh - Small numbers of Common Crossbill continue to be seen with 15 birds south over the town at 09:12hrs.

Deben Estuary - 11 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadows.

Martlesham - Whinchat noted at the sluice.

Trimley Marshes - 2 Spoonbill on the SWT reserve + 2 Spotted Redshank.

Monday 6th.

Waveney Area - A NIGHT HERON was seen in flight this evening over Carlton Marsh SWT. BLACK KITE South past Hopton Cliffs at 12:10hrs.

Covehithe - 2 Spoonbill on the broad + 2 1st summer Little Gull.

Wickham Market - Red Kite over.

Boyton - Osprey South at 11:45hrs

Deben Estuary - 8 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow + 2 Spotted Redshank.

Felixstowe - The male SERIN was seen again at LBO at 07:15hrs before flying north with the Linnet flock + Black Redstart.

Kersey Tye  - Red Kite seen over heading West Williams Green.

Sunday 5th.

Felixstowe - 15 Crossbill over LBO

Elmsett - Red Kite over.

Crowfield - Red Kite over.

Saturday 4th.

Minsmere - 4 Spoonbill South over South levels.

Friday 3rd.

Waveney Area - Great Egret Carlton Marshes SWT.

Deben Estuary - Wood Sand Ramsholt water meadow + 4 Spotted Redshank.

Thursday 2nd.

Deben Estuary - 4 Spoonbill Ramsholt water meadow then flushed at 10:58hrs + Wood Sand & 2 Spotted Redshank noted.

Felixstowe - A male SERIN was present at LBO for a short time this morning.

Wednesday 1st.

Waveney Area - Osprey south over the town just before 08:30hrs.

Southwold - 2 Spoonbill seen offshore this morning.

Minsmere - Male IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present near Saunders Hill + 10 Spotted Redshanks on East scrape.

Deben Estuary - 6 Spoonbill still Ramsholt water meadow + Wood Sand & 2 Spotted Redshank.

Felixstowe - 8 Common Crossbill south over LBO.