Suffolk Birding with BINS

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Spoonbill - John Richardson.


JULY HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday 31st

Waveney Area - Wood Sand Carlton Marshes SWT on the old scrape viewable from the concrete bridge. Juvenile Black Redstart at the SLP yard Ness Point.

Alde Estuary - 11 Spoonbill + adult Curlew Sand at Hazelwood Marshes.

Lakenheath - 1st summer PURPLE HERON seen from Joist Fen this morning.

Saturday 30th

Waveney Area - Black Redstart trapped and rung at Kessingland sewage works.

Blythburgh - Osprey still on the estuary viewable from Hen Reedbeds.

Alde Estuary - 13 Spoonbill on the estuary this evening.

Chelmodiston - 10 Corn Bunting along Lings Lane.

Friday 29th

Waveney Area - 60+ Whimbrel (one flock) south past Ness Point at 1854hrs.

Benacre - Juvenile Spoonbill on the Broad.

Blythburgh - Osprey still on the Blyth Estuary viewable from Hen Reedbeds.

Thorpeness - 9 Little Gull seen south of the Old Caravan Park.

Alde Estuary - 9 Spoonbill present at Hazelwood Marshes.

Felixstowe - A Wood Warbler was present at LBO this morning.

Thursday 28th

Waveney Area - Sooty Shearwater north off Ness Point at 0746hrs.

Covehithe - Adult Spoonbill still on the broad

Southwold - Arctic Skua off the pier at 0815hrs

Minsmere - Juvenile Arctic Tern, 7 Little Gull + Curlew Sand on south scrape

Alde Estuary - 7 Spoonbill noted at Hazelwood Marsh on the rising tide.

Wednesday 27th

Blythburgh - Osprey seen from Hen Reedbeds from Hexagonal Hide at 0955hrs.

Trimley Marshes - Little Stint on the SWT reserve.

Tuesday 26th

Waveney Area - 2 Arctic Skua north of Ness Point at 1905hrs.

Dunwich - Arctic Skua north offshore at 1010hrs

Alde Estuary - 10 Spoonbill at Hazelwood Marshes + single Spoonbill on Town Marsh.

Monday 25th

Southwold - Little Stint reported offshore this morning.

Minsmere - 4 Little Gull on east scrape + Spotted Redshank.

Alde Estuary - 11 Spoonbill + 2 Spotted Redshank at Hazelwood Marshes.

Sunday 24th

Covehithe - Adult Spoonbill on the broad late morning.

Blythburgh - Osprey again on the estuary viewable from Hen Reedbeds by the hexagonal hide mid morning.

Minsmere - Curlew Sand on east scrape + 15 Little Gull & 2 Spotted Redshank.

Alde Estuary - Little Stint at Hazelwood Marshes this morning + 6 Spoonbill.

Saturday 23rd

Alde Estuary - An adult Pectoral Sandpiper was found at Hazelwood Marshes at 0735hrs and remained until 0837hrs when flew high north + Spoonbill & Spotted Redshank present.

Friday 22nd

Minsmere - Juvenile Black Tern still on south scrape + 11 Little Gulls.

Trimley Marshes - 4 Cattle Egret still on the SWT reserve being viewed from both the viewing platform and on the reservoir.

Alton Water - Common Scoter on the reservoir at the dam end.

Thursday 21st

Minsmere - Juvenile Black Tern still present + adult Arctic Tern & 5 Little Gull from south hide.

Trimley Marshes - 4 adult Cattle Egrets on the reservoir + juvenile Wood Sand, 2 juvenile limosa Black-tailed Godwit & 3 LRP on the winter flood.

Wednesday 20th

Minsmere - The juvenile Black Tern continues to show on south scrape + 2 Wood Sands, also Cattle Egret on the reserve today though mobile.

Havergate - 7 Curlew Sands on the RSPB reserve.

Tuesday 19th

Waveney Area - Wood Sand at Carlton Marshes this evening

Minsmere - Juvenile Black Tern still present + 11 Little Gulls.

Monday 18th

Blythburgh - Osprey still present on the estuary viewable distantly from Hen Reedbeds.

Minsmere - The juvenile Black Tern was again present on south scrape.

Sunday 17th

Waveney Area - Wood Sand from Turnpike Hide, Peto's Marsh Carlton Marshes.

Blythburgh - Osprey again on the estuary.

Minsmere - A juvenile Black Tern was present on south scrape this afternoon + an unseasonal Whooper Swan as on the reserve.

Hintlesham - A GOLDEN ORIOLE was heard c09:00hrs on the west side of Home Wood

East Bergholt - HONEY BUZZARD seen south at 17:20hrs

Saturday 16th

Blyth Estuary - Osprey again on the estuary though viewable from Hen Reedbeds though mobile.

Minsmere - 8 Little Gull on south scrape + Arctic Tern & 3 Spot Reds noted.

Snape - Glossy Ibis on Botany Marsh.

Friday 15th

Elmswell - Singing male Black Redstart on Oxer Close.

Thursday 14th

Blyth Estuary - Osprey still viewable distantly from Hen Reedbeds

Minsmere - Spoonbill on the reserve.

Wednesday 13th

Blyth Estuary - Osprey again present on the estuary viewable from Hen Reedbeds

Tuesday 12th

Blyth Estuary - Osprey on the estuary viewed west of the Octagon Hide.

Minsmere - 1st summer Little Gull on the scrape.

Monday 11th

Minsmere - 15 Spotted Redshank + 2 Little Gull on the scrape + juvenile Black Tern on south scrape this evening.

Hollesley - Adult Spoonbill still on the scrape.

Sunday 10th

Waveney Area - 2 Garganey still Carlton Marshes.

Minsmere - 5 Spotted Redshank on the scrape.

Snape - A CASPIAN TERN was found amongst the roosting Gulls at Botany Marshes at 1615hrs then flew towards the Alde Estuary c1735hrs.

Shottisham - A BEE-EATER was reported NE at 1930hrs

Woodbridge - Raven west over Bredfield Road.

Saturday 9th

Alde Estuary - 2 Spoonbill, adult Little Gull + 1st sum Arctic Tern briefly

Friday 8th

Aldringham - Raven SW over the village at 1225hrs.

Alde Estuary - 4 Spoonbill at Hazelwood Marshes.

Thursday 7th

Hollesley - Wood Sand on the flooded meadow + Spoonbill on the scrape at 1600hrs.

Wednesday 6th

Sizewell - 2 Spoonbill south mid morning.

Tuesday 5th

Waveney Area - 3 Wood Sands on Peto's Marsh + 2 LRP.

Minsmere - 10 fsp Spotted Redshank on East Scrape

Hollesley - 7 Spoonbill present on the scrape this evening + 3 LRP.

Lakenheath - 8 Common Crane at Lakenheath Fen RSPB at 0515hrs

Monday 4th

Waveney Area - Spoonbill north over Heritage Green, Kessingland at 2130hrs. 119 Med Gulls (mainly summer adults) oo Lowestoft North Beach.

Minsmere - Glossy Ibis seen from Island Mere this morning.

Felixstowe - A BEE-EATER was seen from the pier heading south towards LBO/Dock Complex at 1035hrs

Sunday 3rd

Hollesley - 2 Wood Sands on the scrape this evening + 2 Spoonbill

Saturday 2nd

Waveney Area - Glossy Ibis at Carlton Marshes on Peto's Marsh viewable from North Hide + 3 Wood Sands.

Aldringham - Raven east over the village at 1615hrs

Hollesley - 1 Wood Sand remain on the scrape viewable from the screen.

Friday 1st

No news to report today