Suffolk Birding with BINS

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European Bee-eater - Bill Baston.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

 

Thursday 30th June 2011.

Benacre - A juv Redstart was present at Beach Farm.

Minsmere - The ringed Roseate Tern was again present on the scrape this morning, also noted around the reserve were 8 Spoonbill, adult Little Gull, 7 Spotted Redshank, 2 Red Kite over (1110hrs & 1130hrs) & finally a Ruddy Shelduck was seen to come in off at 1130hrs.

Lavenham - 4 Common Crossbill were noted as they flew NW over the village hall.

Wednesday 29th June 2011.

Minsmere - A Roseate Tern (double ringed) was viewable from South hide this evening, the 8 Spoonbill & Greater Flamingo were seen from East hide & 2 Ruff on West scrape.

Sudbourne - Possible Steppe Buzzard (form Vulpinus) again 3/4ml NW of Sudbourne + East of Tunstall Forest at Fazeboons over Sudbourne Great Wood mid morning. Park at post nr.23 & walk SE along footpath for c200yards then continue for 1/2 ml to view opening at TM.406.540.

Tuesday 28th June 2011.

Minsmere - 8 Spoonbill including a colour ringed 1st summer this evening on East scrape, also singletons of both Spot shank & Knot noted.

Sudbourne - The possible Steppe Buzzard was again seen North of Sudbourne Great Wood nr Fazeboons at TM.406.540.

Monday 27th June 2011.

Trimley - 3 drake Common Scoter in Thorpe Bay.

Sunday 26th June 2011.

Lowestoft Area - A Peregrine was seen on the grain silos oposite Asda.

Minsmere - The female Ferruginous Duck was again seen distantly on Is.mere this morning + 2 Garganey, also seen around the reserve were Spoonbill, Ruff, c35 Med Gull & the escaped Greater Flamingo.

North Warren - The 2 Spoonbill remain on South Marsh.

Benhall - A singing male Quail was heard at Sternfield in wheat field South of B1121 at 1000hrs.

Sudbourne - The possible Steppe Buzzard was again seen just North of Sudbourne Great Wood between 1015-1025hrs.

  

Buzzard sp, possibly Steppe Buzzard, Sudbourne - Will Brame.

Trimley - 51 Black-tailed Godwit noted at the retreat + 3 Spotted Redshanks at near-by Trimley Marsh SWT on the summer flood.

Saturday 25th June 2011.

Minsmere - The female Ferruginous Duck was seen on Island Mere mid morning.

North Warren - 2 Spoonbill on South Marsh today.

Sudbourne - The possible Steppe Buzzard was again seen 3/4 ml NW of Sudbourne + East of Tunstall Forest at Fazeboons on North of Sudbourne Great Wood. Walk SE 200yards to path by wood then continue for another 1/2 ml to view clearing @ TM.406.540

Friday 24th June 2011.

Minsmere - The female Ferruginous Duck was on East scrape this evening.

Sudbourne - The possible Steppe Buzzard (form Vulpinus) was again seen just North of Sudbourne Great Wood today.

Cavenham - 2 Red-crested Pochard + Green Sandpiper seen on Cavenham Pits.

Thursday 23rd June 2011.

Minsmere - The female Ferruginous Duck was again noted on Island Mere late morning. 7 Spotted Redshank on South scrape this morning.

North Warren - 2 Spoonbill on South Marsh this morning.

Sudbourne - The possible Steppe Buzzard (form Vulpinus) was again seen along the Northern edge of Sudbourne Great Wood throughout the day between the squally showers..

Possible Steppe Buzzard, Sudbourne - Will Brame.

Wednesday 22nd June 2011.

Lowestoft Area - An immature Spoonbill was present at Burgh Castle early afternoon, whilst another Spoonbill was seen East over Leathes Ham at 2030hrs.

Minsmere - 7 Spoonbill on East scrape this morning & the female Ferruginous Duck was seen on East scrape at 1750hrs + Garganey on the konik fields.

Snape - 2 Red Kite were seen circling low just West of Snape church at 1120hrs.

Sudbourne - The possible Steppe Buzzard (form Vulpinus) was again seen briefly at 1015hrs at Sudbourne Great Wood at Tunstall Forest ride nr 23. Walk approx 200mts along footpath adjacent to the wood to view open area.

Tuesday 21st June 2011.

Minsmere - The female Ferruginous Duck was once again present on Is.mere.

North Warren - The Spoonbill remains on South Marsh, whilst 17 Common Crossbill noted.

Sudbourne - The possible Steppe Buzzard (form Vulpinus) was seen again mid afternoon on the Northern side of Sudbourne Great Wood.

    

Possible Steppe Buzzard, Sudbourne - Jon Gibbs.

Hollesley - 18+ Common Crossbill + single Hobby seen on Upper Hollesley Common early afternoon.

Feckenham - A singing Quail was noted just NE of Feckenham South of the t-junction at TL.674.724.

Monday 20th June 2011.

Minsmere - The female Ferruginous Duck was on Is.mere this morning, on the scrape, the escaped Greater Flamingo continued to show as were 2 2cy Y L Gulls & single Spotted Redshank.

North Warren - Spoonbill still on South Marsh.

Sudbourne - Possible Steppe Buzzard (form Vulpinus) again 3/4 ml NW of Sudbourne + just East of Tunstall Forest at Fazeboons this evening at TM.406.540.

Sutton - 30+ Common Crossbill, Tree Pipit & Common Redstart all noted on Sutton Common.

Sunday 19th June 2011.

Minsmere - The female Ferruginous Duck was again on East scrape this morning before moving to Island Mere, also 5 Spoonbill, 2nd cal year YL Gull & the escaped Greater Flamingo were seen around the reserve.

Saturday 18th June 2011.

Minsmere - The female Ferruginous Duck was seen on East scrape this evening at 1900hrs, also Spoonbill & the escaped Greater Flamingo were both noted early morning.

North Warren - Single Spoonbill still on South Marsh.

Friday 17th June 2011.

Minsmere - A pair of Garganey were present on Island Mere early morning.

North Warren - A Spoonbill was noted on South Marsh early afternoon.

Ipswich - Single Common Crossbill over Temple Road at 1000hrs.

Thursday 16th June 2011.

Covehithe - 3 Spoonbill seen on Covehithe Broad + 2 1st sum Med Gull & 2 YL Gull noted.

Westleton - c20 Common Crossbill over Westleton Heath at 0830hrs.

Minsmere - A Ferruginous Duck was noted on Is.mere this morning, whilst 3 Spoonbill & 3 Spotted Redshank were noted on the reserve.

Wednesday 15th June 2011.

Sudbourne - A Buzzard sp showing some characteristics of Steppe Buzzard (form Vulpinus) was seen near Fazeboons, 3/4 mile NW of Sudbourne + just East of Tunstall Forest at TM.406.540.

Hollesley - No sign again of the adult ROLLER, but c40 Common Crossbill present.

Tuesday 14th June 2011.

Dunwich - A BEE-EATER was heard constantly calling as it headed South over Dingle Marshes at 1055hrs.

Hollesley - No sign today of the adult ROLLER on Upper Hollesley Common.

Trimley - 3 immature Spoonbill high East over Trimley Marsh SWT + Red Kite.

Needham Market - A Quail was flushed from Pipps Ford at 1320hrs.

Monday 13th June 2011.

Hollesley - A full summer plumaged adult ROLLER was discovered mid morning on Upper Hollesley Common. This majestic bird, the first in the county since the juvenile bird on Orfordness in 1991, favoured heath land and the adjacent fenceline just South of the former Woodbridge airbase at TM.334.475. The bird continued to show well until 21:10hrs then flew to tress presumably to roost? Please view only from public footpaths and do not enter the heath, also please avoid from parking on the B1083 as roadside verge / gullies are deep.

Adult ROLLER, Upper Hollesley Common - Lee Woods (above & below) [email protected]

   

      

Adult ROLLER - Bill Baston (left) & Sean Nixon (right).

Sunday 12th June 2011.

Lowestoft Area - A female Red-footed Falcon was seen to come in off at Corton at 0945hrs then continued West inland.

Minsmere - Little Stint & 2 Spoonbill on East scrape + Little Gull & Spot Red on South scrape. Roseate Tern again on South scrape this evening.

Felixstowe - A Serin was present at Landguard this morning, heard singing from the seaward side of the compound.

Cavenham - 2 Red-crested Pochards (drakes) on Cavenham Pits.

Saturday 11th June 2011.

Lowestoft Area - 12 Common Crossbill over Gunton Warren late morning.

Kessingland - Spoonbill South late morning.

Southwold - A Great White Egret was noted on North Marsh at 1500hrs, then flew towards the fishing lakes but no further sign.

Minsmere - 3 Spoonbill & the escaped Greater Flamingo were present on the scrape, whilst offshore c60 Common Scoter were noted.

Hollesley - c30 Common Crossbill present on Upper Hollesley Common.

Cavenham - 3 Red-crested Pochard (2 fem & 1st sum male) present on Cavenham Pits.

Friday 10th June 2011.

Benacre - A Spoonbill was present on the broad late morning, whilst a Black Redstart was noted by the sluice.

Thursday 9th June 2011.

Beccles - 2+ Quail were calling from wheat fields off Angles Way just West of the water pumping station behind Barsham chruch from 2130hrs.

Reydon - A Red Kite was seen West over the village at 1155hrs, this evening, a Eagle Owl was seen to fly towards the Adnams distribution centre.

Minsmere - Red Kite South over the reserve at 0905hrs & presumed the same individual seen over near-by Westleton.

Wednesday 8th June 2011.

Minsmere - The Roseate Tern was again present on South scrape & the Purple Heron again showed well on occasions mainly in flight.

    

Purple Heron, Minsmere - Jon Evans & Ian 'sparky' Clarke.

Tuesday 7th June 2011.

Minsmere - The Roseate Tern was again seen on South scrape today along with 5 Spoonbill, Little Gull, & escaped Greater Flamingo, also the Purple Heron was again seen at 1425hrs.

    

Roseate Tern & Purple Heron, Minsmere - Jon Evans.

Knoddishall - Red Kite North over at 1435hrs.

Monday 6th June 2011.

Minsmere - The Roseate Tern was again present on the scrape along with 3 Spoonbill.

Sunday 5th June 2011.

Westleton - 15 Common Crossbill seen on Westleton Heath.

Minsmere - Roseate Tern still on South scrape viewable from the public viewing platform, also 2 Spoonbill, Arctic Tern, Little Gull, 3s Caspian & 4 Y L Gulls noted on the scrape.

Thorpeness - Single Manx Shearwater North offshore.

Alde Est - A Spoonbill was present on the pool adjacent to the hide at Hazelwood Marshes.

Hollesley - c30 Common Crossbill on Upeer Hollesley Common.

Felixstowe - 2 Arctic Skuas seen loitering off Landguard at 0825hrs.

Trimley - 1st summer Little Gull on the reservoir at Trimley Marsh SWT.

Horringer - A Red Kite was seen this afternoon by the Six Bells public house.

Saturday 4th June 2011.

Minsmere - The Roseate Tern was still on South scrape today viewable from the public viewing platform, also 2 Spoonbill & the escaped Greater Flamingo present on the reseve. A probable Black Kite was rptd at 1612hrs seen between Bittern hide & the coastguard at Dunwich.

Spoonbill, Minsmere - Ian Clarke 'sparky'

Trimley - A Spoonbill was present on the reservoir at Trimley Marshes.

Friday 3rd June 2011.

Minsmere - The Roseate Tern was again present on South scrape this morning + 1st summer Little Gull.

Roseate Tern, Minsmere - Sean Nixon.

Sizewell - 1st summer Little Gull off the Outfall.

Thursday 2nd June 2011.

Lowestoft Area - The BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER was once again seen on the Southern shores of Breydon Water from 1400hrs til early evening at least, the bird has been favouring the muddy shore West of Humberstone Farm.

BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER (record shot) Breydon Water - Roger Connor.

Minsmere - A Roseate Tern was discovered on East scrape at 1210hrs and was still present at 1425hrs despite flying out to sea at 1252hrs + 2 Little Gull on South scrape.

Deben Est - A Red Kite was seen North over Falkenham Marshes late morning.

Stowmarket - Red Kite seen circling just North of the A14 by the Newton Road flyover.

Wednesday 1st June 2011.

Lowestoft Area - A BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER (thought to be a different individual to the recent bird) was present on Breydon Water. The well marked bird was initially seen on the Norfolk side of the channel, then was seen mid to late afternoon on the Southern side of the shore ranging between 200-900yards down river from Humberstone Farm.

Minsmere - 7 Spoonbill seen over the beach ay 0945hrs + Spoonbill was present on the scrape this evening viewable from West hide, also drake Garganey on the konik fields.

Spoonbill (4 of 7) Minsmere - Gordon Piper.

Ipswich - A juv Peregrine (1 of 3) was seen on the parapet wall of the Orwell bridge was traffic pass by!

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