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OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday 18th.

Lowestoft Area - Yellow-browed Warbler's were today noted just north of Corton church in hedgerow, Gunton Woods & 2 along the old railtrack at Gunton. Short-eared Owl noted over Gunton Warren.

Minsmere - 2 Great Egrets on the reserve + long-staying FERRUGINOUS DUCK remains.

Aldeburgh - Yellow-browed Warbler present in the church yard.

Havergate - Merlin seen over Havergate island RSPB.

Hollesley - The juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS continues to show from the river wall.

Felixstowe - Black Redstart seen at Landguard + Tree Pipit seen by the Customs House

Lackford - Great Egret at Lackford Lakes SWT.

Wednesday 17th.

Lowestoft Area - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers trapped and ringed at Kessingland sewage works. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler along the cycle track.

Minsmere - Yellow-browed Warbler seen by the workshop. 3 Great Egret still on Island Mere.

Thorpeness - 2 Yellow-browed Warbler remain at the old caravan park though elusive.

Hollesley - Juv LESSER YELLOWLEGS still on the scrape.

Eastbridge - The Cattle Egret was again viewable from the eels foot inn public house car park this afternoon. (photo Stewart Belfield).

Felixstowe - A Little Bunting was reported South over Landguard at 07:40hrs.

Tuesday 16th.

Lowestoft Area - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at the Northern end of the old railtrack + a Pipit sp either Tree or Olive-backed was heard. Yellow-browed Warbler's seen at Hubbards Loke, Gunton & Corton disused rail track. 5 Snow Bunting still on Gunton North beach. (photo Paul Leath).

Thorpeness - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers still present at the old caravan park.

Havergate - Juv Curlew Sand on the RSPB island.

Hollesley - Juv LESSER YELLOWLEGS still on the RSPB reserve.

Bawdsey - Yellow-browed Warbler seen at East Lane by the bonfire.

Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler still present within the compound at LBO.

Monday 15th.

Lowestoft Area - A Pallas's Warbler was along the Southern side of Gunton Warren near the car park early afternoon + possible Greenish Warbler seen very briefly. Yellow-browed Warbler seen early morning in Malster's Score & Gunton Woods. 5 Snow Bunting on Gunton North beach. (photo Paul Leath)

Minsmere - 3 Yellow-browed Warbler's noted today on the reserve, 2 by the work centre & 1 by the old car park. The Great Egret was on pools behind West hide and the Ferruginous Duck remains on South Girder. Pallas's Warbler seen in bushes by East hide.

Thorpeness - 3 Yellow-browed Warbler at the old caravan park.

Orford - Yellow-browed Warbler seen by the quay at 13:40hrs.

Hollesley - Juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS & Black Tern still remain.

Shingle Street - Yellow-browed Warbler in the garden South of the martello tower.

Sunday 14th.

Lowestoft Area - The adult Cattle Egret continues to show on the scrape at Carlton Marshes. Yellow-browed Warblers were seen today by the cemetery near the cycle track by Normanstone Drive (2), Fallowfields, Oulton (1) Sparrow's Nest Park (2) & Gunton Woods (2+). 6 Snow Bunting on the beach at Gunton.

Southwold - Lapland Bunting South over the denes at 09:19hrs.

Minsmere - Cattle Egret still on Island Mere + Ferruginous Duck remains on the reserve. Yellow-browed Warbler again by the work centre.

Aldeburgh - Yellow-browed Warbler noted.

Hollesley - The juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS remains on RSPB reserve + Black Tern.

Woodbridge - A possible LAUGHING GULL was noted in front of the yacht club on the Deben Estuary before flying down river towards Kyson.

Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler still present at LBO at the the Southern end of the compound.

Saturday 13th.

Lowestoft Area - Cattle Egret still Carlton Marshes. Yellow-browed Warblers were today seen along the cycle track by boardwalk section of Water Lane Sports Centre, (3) along the cycle track near the cemetery South of Normanstone Drive, Corton disused railtrack, Kirkley Ham in scyamores at bottom of John Street & North Denes near slope down to Links road car park. 2 Pied Flys Malster's Score. 3 Snow Bunting Gunton beach.

Benacre - Lapland Bunting seen in tilled field by pill box from track South to Beach Farm. (photo Andrew Moon).

Minsmere - Ferruginous Duck still on pools behind South hide. Yellow-browed Warbler between work centre & car park.

Aldeburgh - Yellow-browed Warbler present. 2 Jack Snipe on Town Marshes + Whinchat.

Hollesley - Juv LESSER YELLOWLEGS still present and showing distantly from the river wall.

Shingle Street - Yellow-browed Warbler seen today.

Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler seen within the compound at LBO + Great Egret over the common and then South out to sea. A Siberian Chiffchaff was noted in woods by the ferry golf clubhouse, near-by a Continental Coal tit was seen in Golf Rd car park.

Friday 12th.

Lowestoft Area - 3 Common Crane Nth over London Road at 07:15hrs. A Yellow-browed Warbler was heard from within the garden of 60 Yarmouth Road near the bus stop. Short-eared Owl in off at Ness Point.

Minsmere - The Ferruginous Duck was again on South Girder pools + 2 Great Egrets on the scrape.

Hollesley - The juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS continues to show in the NE corner of the scrape albeit distantly from the river wall + Merlin.

Felixstowe - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at LBO + Merlin. (photo Will Brame).

Thursday 11th.

Lowestoft Area - The adult Cattle Egret remains on the scrape at Carlton Marsh SWT. Yellow-browed Warbler noted along Corton disused railtrack.

Minsmere - Both the Ferruginous Duck & Cattle Egret were again seen on the reserve. Yellow-browed Warbler trapped & ringed.

Thorpeness - Yellow-browed Warbler at the old caravan park + Pied Flycatcher.

Hollesley - The juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS was again seen on the scrape viewable from the river wall.

Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler trapped & ringed at LBO. Yellow-browed Warbler seen along the tomline wall opposite the ferry golf club house.

Wednesday 10th.

Lowestoft Area - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers along the disuded rail-track at Gunton + Ring Ouzel. Yellow-browed Warbler seen in the Southern most hedge at James Paget Hospital, Gorleston.

Minsmere - Cattle Egret still present on Island Mere + Ferruginous Duck still on South Girder pool.

Hollesley - LESSER YELLOWLEGS still on the scrape at the RSPB reserve.

Bawdsey - 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler along the concrete track at East Lane.

Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler seen at LBO in elders by Darrell'd Battery 75 yards South of Viewpoint car park.

Trimley - Ring Ouzel trapped & ringed at Trimley Marshes SWT.

Needham Market - Rough-legged Buzzard seen SW over Pipps Ford at 15:45hrs.

Tuesday 9th.

Lowestoft Area - A Barred Warbler was briefly seen on an Oulton Broad garden before flying towards the rail-track. Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at the following; (2) Corton disused railtrack, (3) Gunton Woods (1) by the lighthouse & (1) Pakefiled in copse just South of Heathlands.

Southwold - Yellow-browed Warbler in the churchyard. (photo Andrew Moon)

Walberswick - Ringtail Hen Harrier Westwood Marshes + Great Egret Dunwich.

Minsmere - Cattle Egret still being seen on the reserve + Ferruginous Duck still present.

Hollesley - The juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS continues to show on the scrape at Hollesley Marsh RSPB from the river wall.

Monday 8th.

Lowestoft Area - Cattle Egret again Carlton Marshes. Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at Corton radar lodge (2), Corton old railway track (2), Linear Park (3) and a single bird at Sparrows Nest Park.

Southwold - A Wryneck seen along the footpath between the sewage works & flash this afternoon + Yellow-browed Warbler. Yellow-browed Warbler seen in the churchyard.

Minsmere - The Ferruginous Duck remains on South girder pool + Yellow-browed Warbler by the work centre.

Eastbridge - The Cattle Egret was seen from the Eels Foot Inn this morning.

Hollesley - Juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS remains on the scrape at the RSPB reserve viewed from the river wall.

Shingle Street - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers noted by the allotments.

Bawdsey - Yellow-browed Warbler seen along the concrete track at East Lane.

Sunday 7th.

With the on-set of favourable winds, an unprecedented arrival of Yellow-browed Warblers took place today with the following birds noted at;


Lowestoft Area - (2) Flycatcher Alley, (4) Warren Lane, Gorleston, (4) Radar Lodge, Corton, (1) Corton NSW, (2) Southern end of Corton Wood, (4) Corton old railtrack, (3) Stirrups Lane, Corton, (1) Corton churchyard, (1) Kirkley Fen, (1) Kirkley cemetery, (1) Gunton Warren, (3) Gunton Woods, (1) North Denes, (3) Sparrows Nest Park, (2) along cycle track between Water Lane boardwalk & St. Margarets roadbridge, (1) Evergreen Road cycle track, (1) Gunton railtrack, (1) Mutford, (2) Burgh Castle & (1) Kessingland Sewage Works.

Southwold - (4) Churchyard, (1) Gun Hill, (1) Campsite & (1) Easton Bavents.

Minsmere - (2) Sluice bushes.

Sizewell - (1) Beach car park

Thorpeness - (1) Old Caravan Park.

Aldeburgh - (1) Churchyard & (1) Wentworth Road.

Shingle Street - (3) Allotments.

Bawdsey - (2) Cliffs.

Felixstowe - (1) Landguard.


Other news...

Lowestoft Area - Cattle Egret Carlton Marshes.

Minsmere - Ferruginous Duck still on South girder pools + Great Egret.

Thorpeness - Great Grey Shrike on the Old Caravan Park early morning though mobile.

Hollesley - Juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS still on the RSPB reserve viewed from the river wall. (photo Laurence Potter)

Felixstowe - Osprey South over Peewit Hill. 2 Ring Ouzel at LBO.

Saturday 6th.

Lowestoft Area - A Little Bunting was seen at Ness Point early afternoon though mobile.

Minsmere - The Ferruginous Duck & Cattle Egret remain on the reserve. Yellow-browed Warbler present in the sluice bushes.

Thorpeness - Single Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at the Haven & Old caravan park.

Aldeburgh - The Glossy Ibis remains on Town Marshes though mobile today + 3 Jack Snipe & Whinchat.

Shingle Street - The juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS was again seen on pools South of the martello tower until 11:24hrs when flew North and was relocated on the scrape at Hollesley Marshes viewed from the river wall.

Bawdsey - 1+ Yellow-browed Warber seen along the cliffs + 2 Common Redstart & Merlin noted.

Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler seen at LBO + 2 Ring Ouzels.

Friday 5th.

Minsmere - Ferrginous Duck still present + Cattle Egret & 4 Great Egrets noted on Island Mere.

Eastbridge - The Cattle Egret from Island Mere was seen in with cattle from the Eels Foot Inn car park.

Thorpeness - A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen in the NE corner of the old caravan park.

Aldeburgh - The Glossy Ibis continues to show ell on Town Marshes + ring-tail Hen Harrier.

Felixstowe - An adult Honey Buzzard was seen to fly South over Peewit Hill mid afternoon. The Yellow-browed Warbler remains at the Millennium Green at the ferry.

Thursday 4th.

Dunwich - Great Egret on the shorepools.

Minsmere - Cattle Egret seen on Island Mere though mobile + Great Egret. Ferruginous Duck still on South Girder.

Aldeburgh - The Glossy Ibis was again seen on Town Marshes.

Snape - Ringtail Harrier sp (probably Hen) seen over Botany Marshes

Shingle Street - The juvenile LESSER YELLOEWLEGS was present on the pools until 07:25hrs when flushed and flew North.

Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler seen by the millennium green at the ferry.

Wednesday 3rd.

Lowestoft Area - Cattle Egret seen 1/3 mile South of the pump house along the South wall at Breydon Water.

Minsmere - The Ferruginous Duck, Cattle Egret, Glossy Ibis & Great Egret seen on the reserve today.

Shingle Street - A juvenile LESSER YELLOWLEGS was discovered late afternoon on the shorepools 200 yards South of the martello tower.

Felixstowe - Yellow-browed Warbler still at LBO.

Tuesday 2nd.

Minsmere - Ferruginous Duck still on South Girder pool + adult Caspian Gull on East scrape.

Aldeburgh - Glossy Ibis again on Town Marshes.

Felixstowe - Yellow-brrowed Warbler seen at LBO.

Monday 1st.

Minsmere - Cattle Egret present on Island Mere seen roosting on Island Mere early evening + Ferruginous Duck still present on South Girder + Great Egret & Caspian Gull on the reserve.

Woodbridge - Hawfinch seen in a Broomheath garden then flew towards the town.