Suffolk Birding with BINS



Hobby - Tony Belsham.



Saturday 30th June 2012.

Minsmere - 6 Spoonbill still on South levels + 3 Spotted Redshank. 5 Little Gull were present on South scrape.

Felixstowe - The Serin was seen again at Landguard this morning.

Friday 29th June 2012.

Minsmere - 6 Spoonbill on South levels this evening + 2 Garganey & 4 Spotted Redshank.

Thursday 28th June 2012.

Minsmere - Spoonbill again seen on the reserve + 4 Little Gull, 4 Spotted Redshank & Greenshank noted.

Melton - A Raven was seen soaring NW over Melton Park at 17:45hrs.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart seen by shed nr.70 on the dock complex.

Wednesday 27th June 2012.

Minsmere - 4 Little Gull & 9 Spotted Redshank on South scrape this evening.

Tuesday 26th June 2012.

Minsmere - The Glossy Ibis was seen early evening distantly from Bittern hide, also seen around the reserve, 5 Little Gull & adult Arctic Tern on South scrape + 2 Spotted Redshank & Spoonbill on West scrape.

Felixstowe - The Serin was again seen at Landguard this morning, also a Red-breasted Goose was seen South offshore.

Monday 25th June 2012.

Aldeburgh - 6 Common Crossbill over Leiston Road.

Felixstowe - The Serin re-appeared once again at Landguard this morning + Black Redstart by the jetty.

Trimley - Red Kite over Loompit Lake then flew towards Levington Creek.

Sunday 24th June 2012.

Wortham - Red Kite over Cherry Tree Farm.

Saturday 23rd June 2012.

Minsmere - The Glossy Ibis was was again seen on South levels tho elusive also 2 Garganey (1 drake) noted. The Spoonbill remained on the scrape viewable from West hide & 3 Spotted Redshank on East scrape.

Hobby, Minsmere - John Richardson.

Stour Est - Red Kites seen over Stutton Mill (14:00hrs) and Flatford.

Haughley - Red Kite seen over Haughley Bends at 13:15hrs.

Friday 22nd June 2012.

Minsmere - Spoonbill on West scrape late morning.

Thursday 21st June 2012.

Lowestoft Area - No sign of the female Woodchat Shrike today on Gunton Heath.

Butley - 22 Common Crossbill over Butley Barn.

Wednesday 20th Jume 2012.

Lowestoft Area - The female Woodchat Shrike was re-found along roadside gorse just South of Dip Farm by the pitch n putt entrance along Gunton Cliff on Corton Road. Spoonbill South over Breydon Wall early afternoon.

Woodchat Shrike - Ian 'Sparky' Clarke.

Minsmere - Glossy Ibis still on South levels tho elusive + the Polish ringed Caspian Gull was on the scrape this evening.


Caspian Gull (Polish-ringed) David Fairhurst.

Copdock - Red Kite seen over Copdock Inetrchange at 11:15hrs.

Tuesday 19th June 2012.

Lowestoft Area - A Woodchat Shrike was seen on Gunton Warren at 07:30hrs.

Dunwich - A male Yellow-spotted White faced Darter (dragonfly) a potential first for the UK, was seen early morning in Docwra's Ditch Dunwich Heath NT at the Western most pond dipping platform and present c3 days.



All photos courtesy of David Fairhurst.

Minsmere - The Glossy Ibis remain on South levels, Spoonbill from North hide + 2 Little Gull & 4 Spotted Redshanks on South scrape.

Melton - Red Kite over the village early afternoon.

Monday 18th June 2012.

Minsmere - A Bee-eater went North over the visitor centre at 16:40hrs.

Sunday 17th June 2012.

Lowestoft Area - 8 Common Crossbill feeding in Belle Vue Park this morning.

Minsmere - A male Red-backed Shrike was seen from Island Mere hide early afternoon perched distantly amongst the reedbed between posts L and M. The long-staying Glossy Ibis continues to show on South levels though generally elusive.

Eastbridge - Red Kite West at 09:20hrs.

Knoddishall - Red Kite East at 09:20hrs.

Stour Est - 3 Green Sands on the flash at Cattawade.

Saturday 16th June 2012.

Minsmere - Spoonbill still on South levels + 2 1st sum Little Gulls on South scrape.

Brettenham - Red Kite East over the village at 09:00hrs.

Friday 15th June 2012.

Walberswick - A possible PACIFIC SWIFT was seen over Westwood Marsh at 11:15hrs.

Minsmere - 2 Spoonbill remain on the reserve.

Felixstowe - 51 Common Crossbill South over Landguard this morning.

Tattingstone - An Osprey was seen perched at Alton Water late morning before flying off NW.

Spotted Flycatcher - John Richardson.

Thursday 14th June 2012.

Minsmere - 2 Glossy Ibis remain on South levels + 4 Spoonbill on the reserve.

Felixstowe - A 1st sum Little Gull was seen at Landguard today.

Wednesday 13th June 2012.

Minsmere - 2 Spoonbill over Is.mere at 13:30hrs.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart seen by shed nr.70 on Felixstowe Docks.

Stour Est - Spoonbill West over Stutton Mill at 19:00hrs.

Tuesday 12th June 2012.

Lowestoft Area - 25 Common Crossbill North over Gunton Cliffs.

Minsmere - 2 Glossy Ibis still on South levels.

Lakenheath - 2 Golden Oriole (1 male) still at the West end of the 3rd plantation & showing well.

Monday 11th June 2012.

Felixstowe - The fine male Red backed Shrike was relocated this morning in the payground area adjacent to Adastral Close and was performing well, near-by, a Lesser Golden Plover which was almost certainly an American Golden Plover was seen briefly on the common at Landguard before moving on shortly after 07:30hrs.


American Golden Plover - Will Brame.

Red backed Shrike - Chris Baines.

Sunday 10th June 2012.

Lowestoft - An Egret sp probable Great White was seen over building by ASDA and lost to view at 09:55hrs.

Reydon - Red Kite South over Potters bridge.

Walberswick - A 1st summer male Woodchat Shrike was found on Walberswick Common at 13:40hrs and remained til early evening at least. Follow road into Walberswick village, take Church Lane for approx c250yards to small carpark and bird is favouring the NW hedgerow skirting the playing field.

Woodchat Shrike - Dick Walden.

Dunwich - A Bee-eater was seen circling over Dingle Hill at 13:00hrs then drifted off South.

Minsmere - 2 Glossy Ibis still on South levels + 5 Little Gull on South scrape til 09:30hrs then flew East. Osprey over Whin hill at 15:00hrs.

Shingle Street - Short-eared Owl seen at Shingle Street this morning.

Felixstowe - A singing male Red backed Shrike was seen along the butts at Landguard at 06:20hrs before moving to the Southern end of the reserve were it showed well along the fenceline by the cottage and then behind the Obs.



Red backed Shrike - Lee Woods (top). Bill Baston (bottom left) & Will Brame (bottom right).

Saturday 9th June 2012.

Minsmere - 2 Glossy Ibis were again seen on South levels today though generally elusive.

Yoxford - Red Kite South over the A12 at 16:.30hrs.

Snape - A Red Kite was seen over Snape marshes today.

Brettenham - Both Osprey and Red Kite seen over Brettenham Park today.

Friday 8th June 2012.

Minsmere - Single Glossy Ibis on South levels and 2 1st summer Little Gull on South scrape this evening.

Hollesley - An adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen amongst the mobile Starling flock by Red lodge cottage on Upper Hollesley Common at 06:15hrs.

Thursday 7th June 2012.

Minsmere - The Glossy Ibis continues to show on South levels today though distant, also 5 moulting drake Garganey on West scrape & 4 1st summer Little Gull noted.

Sutton - The Wood Warbler continues to show well on Sutton Common.

Hollesley - 50+ Common Crossbill on Hollesley Common though mobile.

Bramford - Red Kite over Suffolk Water Park, Bramford this morning.

Wednesday 6th June 2012.

Felixstowe - c65 Common Crossbill South over Landguard this morning.

Tuesday 5th June 2012.

Westleton - A female Red-backed Shrike was seen in bushes at the Western end of the Roman Road on Westleton Heath at 15:30hrs.

Minsmere - 1 Glossy Ibis was present on East scrape til 07:00hrs then flew South and then was viewable on South levels. An adult Spoonbill also put in a brief visit to East scrape (07:30-07:40hrs) before flying off South. Single Short-eared Owl on South levels and Little Gull on South scrape were also noted.

Adult Spoonbill - Lee Woods.

Hollesley - An immature Spoonbill was present on Hollesley Marsh RSPB.

Sutton - The long staying Wood Warbler remain on Sutton Common.

Stowmarket - A male Quail was heard singing in arable field at Combs Ford near footpath just SW of Edgecombe Rd at dawn.

Monday 4th June 2012.

Minsmere - The 2 Glossy Ibis remain on South levels tho generally very elusive, also 2 sightings of Osprey were noted over the reserve this afternoon; NW at 12:07hrs and East at 14:10hrs. Garganey also on South levels.

Ipswich - Black Redstart heard singing briefly along Silent Street.

Sunday 3rd June 2012.

Minsmere - 2 drake Garganey on East scrape.

Sutton - The Wood Warbler was again reported from Sutton Common.

Saturday 2nd June 2012.

Minsmere - The 2 Glossy Ibis were again on South levels.

Felixstowe - The female Serin was seen again at Landguard.

Friday 1st June 2012.

Wangford - A Raven was seen soaring over Wangford tip with large Gulls then drifted off South at 11:20hrs.

Minsmere - 2 Glossy Ibis again on South scrape & levels this morning.

Sutton - The singing Wood Warbler remain on Sutton Common.

Wood Warbler - John Richardson.

Felixstowe - The female Serin remains at Landguard tho mobile.

Needham Market - A Honey Buzzard was noted soaring just South of Pipps Ford at 10:40hrs.

Sudbury - A White Stork was seen NNW of Sudbury + Sth of Rodbridge Corner in fields West of the B1064 near A134 roundabout at TM.860.432.


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