IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF - Brian Small.
Waveney Valley - Female GOLDEN ORIOLE at Redgrave Fen (middle fen) at 09:30hrs.
Minsmere - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still singing from Saunders Hill + 4 Little Gull & Black Tern on South scrape. Please note that reserve is CLOSED and access is only via public rights of way.
Alde Estuary - Single Spoonbill this evening at Hazelwood Marsh.
Hollesley - 4 Spoonbill Hollesley Marsh RSPB.
Minsmere - The IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF continues to sing by Saunders Hill.
Melton - 6 Common Crossbill NE over Melton Park at 07:20hrs.
Minsmere - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present and singing from Saunders Hill + GOLDEN ORIOLE heard singing by Scott's Hall. Please note that the reserve is remains closed, please keep to public rights o way.
Hollesley - 2 Spoonbill on the scrape at Hollesley Marshes.
Shingle Street - Great Egret over.
Minsmere - The long-staying IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF continues to show along the road to the reserve from Eastbridge (first seen 19th April).
Hollesley - 3 Spoonbill Hollesley Marsh RSPB.
Felixstowe - A female Red-backed Shrike was seen along the tomline wall Felixstowe Ferry at the North end o the golf driving range.
Waveney Area - PURPLE HERON high West over Peto's Marsh Carlton Marsh SWT this evening.
Minsmere - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present + 2 Spoonbill in flight over Island Mere.
Hollesley - 6 Spoonbill Hollesley Marsh RSPB.
Waveney Area - Spoonbill on Peto's Marsh Carlton Marsh SWT.
Minsmere - Singing male IBERIAN CHIFCHAFF still present along the Eastbridge - Minsmere approach Road
North Warren - 3 Spoonbill on South Marsh this morning (photo Lee Woods).
Aldeburgh - 2 Common Crane high NE over the golf course at 08:50hrs.
Westleton - HONEY BUZZARD over the village mid morning.
North Warren - Drake Garganey still on South Marsh.
Blaxhall - Singing GOLDEN ORIOLE heard in the village this morning.
Hollesley - Adult Spoonbill on the scrape viewed from the river wall.
Orwell Estuary - Possible BLACK KITE seen over Levington.
Waveney Area - Great Egret Carlton Marshes SWT.
Minsmere - The singing male IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF remains present along Eastbridge - Is.mere road at Saunders Hill.
North Warren - Drake Garganey noted on South Marsh this morning.
Alde Estuary - Quail heard this morning.
Ipswich - Ring-necked Parakeet in the old cemetery.
Waveney Area - Glossy Ibis still on Petos Marsh Carlton Marsh SWT + Spoonbill.
Minsmere - Cattle Egret on South levels.
Thorpeness - A male Red-backed Shrike was present at the old caravan park mid afternoon before being flushed by dog-walkers and lost to view (photo Mark Cornish).
Alde Estuary - 3 Curlew Sands Hazelwood Marshes.
Woodbridge - Raven East over Bredfield Road early afternoon.
Waveney Area - A Glossy Ibis was present on Peto's Marsh Carlton Marsh SWT this afternoon.
Covehithe - Eurasian White-fronted Goose on the Broad.
Blyth Estuary - Osprey still on the estuary
Minsmere - The male IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF continues to sing away along the Eastbridge - Is.mere road by Saunders Hill.
Felixstowe - No sign of the reported SUBALPINE WARBLER sp at LBO this morning.
Needham Market - Wood Sandpiper heard over Pipps Ford during the early hours.
Waveney Area - 3 Cattle Egret over Worlingham Marshes this evening heading towards Carlton Marsh SWT.
Blyth Estuary - Osprey still on the estuary viewable from Hen Reedbeds at 08:10hrs then flew upriver.
Minsmere - The singing male IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF remains along the approach road to the reserve from Eastbridge at Saunders Hill.
Deben Estuary - Short-eared Owl Falkenham Marshes + Arctic Tern feeding over the fleet then flew eastwards.
Felixstowe - A SUBALPINE WARBLER sp was reported on the Icky ridge at LBO at 13:20hrs before flying towards the vegetation on the beach beach and was not seen again.
Blyth Estuary - 2 Osprey seen from Hen Reedbeds early morning.
Minsmere - Singing male IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present between Is.mere and Saunders Hill at TM.458.689.
Alde Estuary - 2 Curlew Sands still Hazelwood Marshes.
Deben Estuary - Grasshopper Warbler heard reeling mid morning along Martlesham Creek.
Westleton - 2 Red Kite over the village this morning + HONEY BUZZARD over the Heath at 15:30hrs.
Minsmere - A singing male IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF was present between Is.mere and Saunders Hill (present since 19th April).
North Warren - Red Kite over at 11:30hrs
Woodbridge - Red Kite with missing primaries to the right wing seen over the town on a number of occasions this afternoon and noted over Grundisburgh at 17:40hrs.
Ipswich - 2 Red Kite over the NW edge of town late afternoon.
Dunwich - Osprey North at 08:15hrs.
Alde Estuary - Curlew Sand Hazelwood Marshes this evening + 2 Sanderling.
Orwell Estuary - 1st summer Little Gull Loompit Lake (2nd day)
Newbourne - CASPIAN TERN rptd North over the village around 08:00hrs heading towards Martlesham Creek (Deben Estuary).
Elmsett - Osprey East over the village at 16:25hrs.
Blythburgh - Osprey flew up the estuary this evening.
Hollesley - Spoonbill on the main scrape at Hollesley Marsh RSPB.
Deben Estuary - Short-eared Owl seen hunting over the river wall at Falkenham Marshes.
Felixstowe - HONEY BUZZARD rptd South over the town mid afternoon.
Stour Estuary - Temminck's Stint seen on White Horse Marsh, Brantham early evening then flew towards Cattawade white bridge where it was lost to view.
Sizewell - 4 Black Redstart by the power station.
Felixstowe - A SHORT-TOED LARK was seen at the Southern end of the common at LBO just prior to 07:00hrs before flying high South and no further sign.
Needham Market - Raven South over the town this morning.
Lowestoft Area - Male Black Redstart behind the police station in the town. Red Kite North over Heritage Green Kessingland at 10:26hrs + Harrier sp noted.
Walberswick - Female Whinchat noted.
Hollesley - Adult Spoonbill on the scrape this evening.
Shingle Street - Short-eared Owl this morning.
Orwell Estuary - Turtle Dove by the entrance to Levington Creek.
Stour Estuary - Osprey at Cattawade this afternoon.
No news to report today.
Alde Estuary - 2 Spoonbill high over Hazelwood Marshes (photo Mark Cornish)
Chilliesford - 2 Raven West over the village at 13:18hrs
Stour Estuary - Ring-tail Harrier sp over Stutton Mill at 17:45hrs.
Minsmere - Ring-tail Hen Harrier South over South levels at 07:10hrs.
North Warren - Spoonbill on South Marsh this morning.
Alde Estuary - Up to 4 Curlew Sands on the estuary this afternoon + c250 Tundra Ringed Plover noted (photo Mark Cornish)
Hollesley - 3 Spoonbill on the scrape this evening.
Waveney Area - A GREAT REED WARBLER was reported this evening from Carlton Marshes SWT, earlier in the day, the 4 adult WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERNS from Southwold were re-found pn Peto's Marsh at 07:14hrs. Osprey seen over St Michael's church area of Oulton Broad at 12:30hrs. 3 Little Tern along the beach at Kessingland. Red Kite seen just SW of Beccles.
Southwold - 4 adult WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERNS were discovered over Town Marshes at 06:29hrs and remained until 06:45hrs when flew North (photo Brian Small). Great Egret North mid afternoon + Female Pied Flycatcher seen by the sewage works
Reydon - Red Kite over Smere Marshes.
Walberswick - A distant ring-tail Harrier sp was seen to fly beyond the church.
Aldeburgh - Possible HONEY BUZZARD seen NE over the golf course being mobbed and lost to view at 14:45hrs.
Hollesley - Spoonbill briefly on the winter flood at the RSPB reserve + Red Kite over the village.
Melton - Red Kite SW over Melton Park at 15:57hrs.
Waveney Area - A ring-tail Hen Harrier sp thought to be a female MONTAGU'S HARRIER was seen NE over Huntingfield around midday. Turtle Dove South over Elmham St Margaret
Southwold - Spoonbill on Town Marshes this evening.
Aldringham - Osprey South over Aldringham Walks at 18:20hrs.
North Warren - Great Egret on North Marsh.
Bucklesham - Raven reported over the village at 14:40hrs
Stour Estuary - Osprey over East Bergholt seen heading East up the estuary and what was presumably the same individual seen heading SE toward Brantham decoy at 13:45hrs.
Waveney Area - Osprey South along the A12 at Kessingland just after 11:00hrs. Red Kite seen over the town.
Wenhaston - A BLACK KITE was seen North over the village at 15:15hrs (Aldeburgh bird?)
Minsmere - HOODED CROW South over South levels and landed in Sizewell pines at 07:55hrs.
Alde Estuary - A BLACK KITE was seen soaring over the estuary before drifting North at 14:40hrs.
Hollesley - Spoonbill on the scrape.
Ipswich - 4 Ring-necked Parakeet seen over Woodbridge Road.
Long Melford - 3 Spotted Flycatchers seen in the village (photo Darren Underwood).
Hollesley - Firecrest in the village.
Deben Estuary - A PURPLE HERON was seen briefly early morning (06:50hrs) at Kingsfleet before taking flight and headed towards Trimley.
Felixstowe - 3 Whinchat present on the common at LBO (photo Will Brame).
Trimley Marshes - Temminck's Stint on the SWT reserve.
Thorpeness - 3 Pom Skua and a single Manx Shearwater noted North offshore today.
Felixstowe - Female Common Redstart seen at LBO today
Minsmere - 2 Garganey (1 drake) on South levels.
Alde Estuary - Spoonbill over Hazelwood Marshes
Ipswich - Common Crane West over the centre of town mid morning.
Felixstowe - Short-eared Owl still present by the ferry golf course.
Lavenham - Glossy Ibis NW over the village at 19:30hrs.
Dunwich - A HOODED CROW was rptd from the shore pools late morning.
Sizewell - A ring-tail Harrier sp was seen circling before drifting North at 14:45hrs.
Melton - 4 Raven seen circling over the village before heading towards the tide mill.
Brecks - The first returning Nightjar was heard churring in the Kings Firest this evening.
Several Hobbies reported around the county today.
Friday 1st May.
Westleton - Male Ring Ouzel on the heath
Hollesley - 3 Wood Sands on the winter flood at Hollesley Marsh RSPB.
Felixstowe - Short-eared Owl seen on the Ferry saltings then over near-by golf course + 21 Whimbrel.