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Waxwing - Bill Baston.

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday 31st December 2008

Lowestoft - Iceland Gull seen at Leathes Ham @ 1340hrs at least.


Iceland Gull, Leathes Ham - Andrew Easton.

Wangford - Single Waxwing seen along Elms lane near the vets at 1530hrs.

Southwold - 2 Purp Sands North over the pier + Black Redstart still near-by at the sheep paddocks.

Westleton - 25 Bewicks Swan + Green Sand North of Westleton village in winter wheat on the East side of the B1125 @ 1600hrs.

Rendlesham - 10+ Waxwings seen by the church near Costcutters.

East Lane - Both Red-crested Pochard & Purple Sand seen today, although no sign of the Sibe Chiffchaff.

Alderton - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen along the Alderton-Bawdsey road early afternoon

Melton - Curlew Sand, Little Stint and Greenshank all seen on the river this morning from Dock lane.

Copdock - 46 Waxwings seen near the Toys 'r' us/Tescos outlet near the A12/A14 interchange.

Tuesday 30th December 2008

Carlton Colville - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen over Carlton marsh SWT @ 1130hrs.

Kessingland - Single Waxwing South over the sewage works this morning.

Wangford - Single Waxwing seen on Norfolk Road just after midday @ TM.467.793.

Easton Bavents - Black Redstart again by the sheep paddocks.

Southwold - The ringed juv Glaucous Gull was seen on the boating lake this morning + Ring-necked Parakeet again noted along North Road.

Westleton - 25 Bewicks Swans North of Westleton village viewable from the B1125.

Dingle - Adult Whooper Swan seen on Dingle marsh + Lapland Bunting rptd 500yards North of beach carpark & 3 Sp. Redshanks on the shorepools.

North Warren - 2 Tundra Bean, 21 White-fronts, Red-breasted Goose and good numbers of Barncle Geese seen on North marsh.

Rendlesham - 10+ Waxwings seen this morning on Tower field Rd opposite the surgery.

Bawdsey - Merlin noted by the quay + Sibe Chiffchaff seen near-by at East Lane in the 2nd clump of Tamarisk bushes.

Melton - Greenshank still present.

Ipswich - 18+ Waxwings @ 0900hrs at the junction of Defoe Road/Taunton Close (40+ birds present there yesterday). Shag seen in the wet dock + Peregrine from Fox's marina. 3 Mandarin where seen on the wilderness pond in Christchurch park + Tawny Owl.

Ixworth - 34 White-fronted Geese on Micklemere + singles of Snow Goose & Pink-footed Goose noted.

Monday 29th December 2008

Gunton - 6 Waxwings South over Gunton heath @ 1350hrs.

Kessingland - c70 Snow Buntings present on the beach North of the sluice.

Benacre - c20 Tree Sparrow & 5 Brambling seen in the maize strip adjacent to Beach farm.

Easton Bavents - The colour ringed juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen on the beach @ 1420hrs + Black Redstart in the sheep paddocks.

Southwold - 7 Ruff noted on Town marsh + Ring-necked Parakeet seen along North road prior to 0945hrs.

Rendlesham - c40 Waxwings still continue to be seen on Tower field Rd although rather mobile.

East Lane - The Red-crested Pochard continues to show on the lagoons.

Alderton - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen along the Alderton-Bawdsey Rd, near-by Firecrest seen at Bawdsey quay.

Hemley - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen over Spinney marsh @ 1605hrs.

Ipswich - 2 Mandarin seen on the wilderness pond within Christchurch park & a further 4 Mandarin seen on the small pond adjacent to Victoria nursuries along Westerfield Rd.

Stour Est - 2 Long-tailed Duck seen from Stutton Mill mid morning.

Ixworth - 31 White-fronted Geese remain on Micklemere + male Ruff.

Sunday 28th December 2008

Kessingland - 4 Waxwings seen opposite the derelict church til 0945hrs then flew North.

Wangford - 4 Waxwings still showing very well along Norfolk Road (B1126) by the playing field today.

Waxwing, Wangford - Pete Ransome.

Walberswick - A Lapland Bunting was rptd 200yards North of Dunwich beach carpark with 20+ Twite this morning.

Sizewell - 4 Tree Sparrows still present at Ashwood.

Rendlesham - 18 Waxwings along Tower field Road near the surgery

East Lane - Drake Red-crested Pochard still present on the lagoons + 1w Little Gull.

Kesgrave - Single Waxwing seen on Ropes Drive nr Wilkinson Drive, Grange Farm.

Grundisburgh - A single Waxwing was a good garden bird for one lucky observer at 17 Post mill gardens @ midday.

Waxwing, Grundisburgh - Eddie Marsh.

Orwell Est - 18 Red-breasted Mergansers viewable from Freston.

Stour Est - 2 Long-tailed Ducks + 4 Red-breasted Mergs noted from Stutton Mill nr buoys 9 & 10.

Ixworth - 31 White-fronted Geese seen at Micklemere @ 1130hrs.

Saturday 27th December 2008

Wangford - 4 Waxwings present by the play area adjacent to the B1126.

Minsmere - Both Lesser spotted Woodpecker and Firecrest noted within the South belt this afternoon.

Rendlesham - c40 Waxwings present on Acer road @ 1515hrs.

Hollesley - Both ringtail Hen Harrier & Woodcock seen on the Upper common early afternoon.

East Lane - The Red-crested Pochard was still on the 3rd lagoon.

Melton - Little Stint again viewable from Dock Lane @ 1445hrs.

Nacton - 5 Brambling present within the mixed finch flock on the pig fields + 3 Med Gulls in the gull roost.

Ipswich - c40 Waxwings still present in Taunton Close.

Wherstead - The Peregrine was again seen on it's favourite perch on the Orwell bridge.

Friday 26th December 2008

Kessingland/Ness Point - Single Pom Skua noted + 5 Fulmar & 8 Eider.

Southwold - 3 Pink-footed Geese + Water Pipit present on Town marsh, no sign of the LESSER YELLOWLEGS, near-by 4 Waxwings present at Wangford at midday @ TM.467.793.

North Warren - 4 Pink-footed Geese seen on North marsh + Merlin.

Rendlesham - c20 Waxwings seen by the water tower @ 1330hrs.

Hollesley - Ringtail Hen Harrier noted over Upper Common.

Ipswich - 40+ Waxwings now present on Taunton Close today.

Felixstowe - Black-throated Diver seen from Undercliffe + Long-tailed Duck, 4 Eider & 23 Common Scoter.

Thursday 25th December 2008

Walberswick - 41 Twite 2km South of the Walberswick carpark.

Westleton - 25 Bewicks Swan still present on winter wheat fields 2.5km North of Westleton East of the B1125.

Rendlesham - 25 Waxwings still present along Tower field Road.

Ipswich - 19 Waxwings still on Taunton Close.

Eye - Single Waxwing present by Highfield/Victoria Hill for 3rd day.

Wednesday 24th December 2008

Minsmere - Firecrest seen by the toilet block late morning.

North Warren - Tundra Bean Goose & 2 Pink-footed Geese present on North marsh.

Rendlesham - 10+ Waxwings still remain.

East Lane - The Red crested Pochard is still present on the lagoons + Black-throated Diver noted.

Deben Est - 1+ Jack Snipe present on Kingston marsh, Greenshank by Kyson point and 1+ Mealy Redpoll seen in amongst 8 Lesser Redpoll at Kyson Woods.

Woodbridge - 12 Waxwings on Ransome Road @ 1400hrs.

Ipswich - 20+ Waxwings still present along Humber Doucy Lane (morning only) + 15 Waxwings seen on Taunton Close @ 1300hrs.

Stour Est - 3 Long-tailed Ducks and Great Northern Diver again viewable from Stutton Mill mid afternoon.

Tuesday 23rd December 2008

Bradwell - A ROSS'S GOOSE was seen amongst 1000+ Pink-footed Geese in fields by the Cherry farm garden centre jst after midday.

Lowestoft - The Ring-necked Parakeet was again seen North over the town centre @ 1300hrs.

Kessingland - 9 Waxwing seen along Coastguard Road @ midday.

Reydon - No news either way on yesterday's rptd WHITE-TAILED EAGLE.

Westleton - 4 Pink-footed Geese were noted amongst the 24 Bewicks Swans feeding in winter wheat to the East side of the B1125.

North Warren - Both singles of Tundra Bean & Pink-footed Geese were seen amongst 138 White-fronted Geese on North marsh this afternoon.

Rendlesham - 26 Waxwings present along Acer Road.

Boyton - Bittern present on the RSPB marsh.

Butley - 2 Firecrest present.

East Lane - The drake Red-crested Pochard remain faithfull to the lagoons, also noted 2 'ringtail' Hen Harriers, Merlin, Peregrine, Jack Snipe & Purp Sand.

Bawdsey - c30 Twite, Water Pipit, Short-eared Owl & 2 Ruff seen by the quay.

Stutton - Green Sand noted.

Melton - Both Little Stint & 1w Med Gull seen from Dock lane.

Felixstowe - Single Waxwing noted in a garden on Crescent Road.

Trimley - Both Eider & Greenshank seen in the managed retreat & 2 Pink-footed Geese seen on the SWT reserve.

Stour Est - 3 Long-tailed Duck & Great Northern Diver seen from Stutton Mill @ 1030hrs.

Ipswich - 23 Waxwings seen along Humber Doucy Lane Ipswich favouring the much depleted berry trees outside nr 325.

Great Barton - No sign of any Waxwings this morning.

Monday 22nd December 2008

Lowestoft - The juv Glaucous Gull was seen in the harbour til 0745hrs then flew North. Ring-necked Parakeet was noted South over the multi-storey carpark and finally a single Waxwing was seen at the junction of Harris Ave/Yarmouth Road @ 0840hrs.

Reydon - A wholly unconfirmed report of a WHITE-TAILED EAGLE was seen perched in a tree along the B1127 (Reydon-Wrentahm rd) @ 1555hrs. 15 Waxwings again seen along 'The drive'.

Waxwing - The Drive, Reydon - Dick Walden.

Southwold - The LESSER YELLOWLEGS was again rptd on Town marsh @ 0930hrs.

Westleton - 25 Bewicks Swan still on winter wheat off the B1125.

Ipswich - 7 Waxwing were again seen feeding on berries outside 325 Humber Doucy Lane.

Great Barton - 3 Waxwings seen near Free church early morning only.

Sunday 21st December 2008

Lowestoft - The green ringed juv Glaucous Gull was seen @ 1530hrs in the harbour on the fish dock roof and was then joined by the ist winter Iceland Gull @ 1600hrs. The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen to fly North over the multi-storey carpark @ 1530hrs.

Southwold - No sign today of the LESSER YELLOWLEGS on Town marsh.

Reydon - 14 Waxwings were present today along 'The Drive'.

Westleton - 24 Bewicks Swans still on winter wheat viewable from the B1125.

North Warren - Both Tundra Bean and Red-breasted Geese seen on North marsh.

Rendlesham - 20+ Waxwings still opposite the surgery along Tower field Road this morning.

East Lane - The drake Red crested Pochard remains on the lagoon nr 2 + 2 Purp Sands on the sea defences.

Ipswich - 10 Waxwings were seen feeding outside 325 Humber Doucy Lane late morning + 3 Mandarin present on the 'wilderness' pond within Christchurch Park.

Stour Est - 3 Long-tailed Ducks were viewable Stutton Mill @ 1430hrs, 2 birds were present nr buoy 11 and the other seen between buoy's 8 and 9.

Lackford - Juv Peregrine over the sailing lake this afternoon.

Lakenheath - The Great Grey Shrike was again present adjacent to the RSPB carpark.

Saturday 20th December 2008

Weybread - No sign of the juv Great Northern Diver.

Holton st Mary - Greenshank noted on the res.

Rendlesham - 24+ Waxwings on Tower field Road opposite the surgery.

East Lane - Siberian Chiffchaff calling and showing well in the 2nd clump of Tamarisk early afternoon + Red crested Pochard still present on the lagoons. Merlin, ringtail Hen Harrier, Jack Snipe & Purp Sand all noted this afternoon.

Bawdsey - Blackcap by the picnic site, Chiffchaff by the manor + 2 Spot Reds down by the quay.

Ipswich - Peregrine over the town centre @ 0830hrs.

Trimley - 2 Pink-footed Geese & 1 White-fronted Goose noted on the marsh + 6 Snow Bunting.

Stour Est - 3 Long-tailed Ducks viewable from Stutton Mill early morning & stiil present by buoy nr.12 @ 1430hrs + 78 Red-breasted Merg's.

Lakenheath - The Great Grey Shrike was again present + 2 Cranes, 3 Water Pipits, 5 Corn Buntings and c40,000 Starlings noted coming into roost this evening.

Friday 19th December 2008

Lowestoft - The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen North over High street @ 0855hrs.

Southwold - No sign of the LESSER YELLOWLEGS this morning but a single Pale-bellied Brent Goose was noted.

Minsmere - Single Waxwing present briefly in the North bushes @ 0900hrs before flying off North.

Rendlesham - 16+ Waxwings still present on Tower field Road opposite the surgery.

East Lane - Long-tailed Duck with 23 Common Scoter offshore + 39 Snow Buntings & 2 Purp Sands noted.

BawdseyFirecrest present at the picnic site + male Hen Harrier at near-by Ramsholt church.

Lakenheath - The Great Grey Shrike was again seen adjacent to the RSPB carpark this morning.

Timworth - A pale Buzzard sp thought by some observers to be a possible Rough-legged Buzzard was seen over Timworth Heath early afternoon @ TL.875.684.

Thursday 18th December 2008

Lowestoft - The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen South over London Road 2 0845hrs.

Weybread - The Great Northern Diver is still present on Ocean pit tho distant.

Kessingland - c70 Snow Bunting were present on the beach just North of the sluice this morning.

Benacre - 14 Tree Sparrows by Beach farm.

Southwold - The LESSER YELLOWLEGS put in another appearance late afternoon in the SW corner of Town marsh.

Walberswick - 25 Twite on the shingle ridge 2km South of the carpark.

Westleton - 25 Bewicks Swan still present in winter wheat off B1125.

Dunwich - 9 Waxwings seen on the heath this morning, near-by a Green Sand was seen at Westleton.

Minsmere - Ringtail Hen Harrier seen from Is.mere @ 1540hrs.

North Warren - Single Tundra Bean Goose present + 90 White-fronts and the escaped Red-breasted Goose noted.

Rendlesham - 7 Waxwing present on Tower Field Road this morning + 4 Waxwings seen flycatching near the Rockwood centre this afternoon.

Melton - Greenshank seen from Wilford bridge this afternoon.

Brantham - 7 Waxwings noted by the 'Bull' public house this morning.

Wednesday 17th December 2008

Lowestoft - 5 Waxwings noted in the SW corner of Kirkley cemetery early afternoon. 17 Waxwings were noted South over Gunton heath @ 1400hrs.

Weybread - The 1st win Great Northern Diver is still present on Ocean pit.

Southwold - 3 Pink-footed Geese still present on Town marsh this morning.

Minsmere - 3 Jack Snipe noted on the South levels this afternoon.

Tuesday 16th December 2008

Lowestoft - Single Waxwing seen along the cycle track adjacent to Lowestoft cemetery @ 1440hrs.

Weybread - The Great Northern Diver remains, seen on Ocean pit this morning.

Sotterley - A single Hawfinch was noted by the church.

Westleton - 24 Bewicks Swans still present along the B1125 feeding on winter wheat.

Minsmere - The colour-ringed juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen from South hide this morning.

Rendlesham - Upto 21 Waxwings present on Acer Road this morning with 16 birds still present on Cedar Road this afternoon.

Stour Est - 3 Long-tailed Ducks present off Stutton Mill.

Monday 15th December 2008

Lowestoft - The 1st winter Iceland Gull was seen to fly out of the docks @ 0805hrs.

Weybread - The 1st winter Great Northern Diver was seen late afternoon at the Eastern end of the pits though rather distant.

Westleton - c20 Bewicks Swans still present on winter wheat viewable from the B1125.

Rendlesham - c40 Waxwings still present today though rather mobile, last seen along Hazel Close early afternoon.

Landguard - 2 Long-tailed Ducks seen South offshore + Shag. Firecrest seen within the compound by the heligoland trap.

Orwell Est - 2 fem Common Scoter still in Thorpe bay + adult Med. Gull.

Stour Est - 2 Long-tailed Ducks viewable from Stutton Mill near buoy nr.11 @ 1400hrs.

Stoke-by-nayland - 2 Bewicks Swans seen in fields near Thorington Street res.

Sunday 14th December 2008

Burgh Castle - An adult white morph ROSS'S GOOSE was seen amongst 3000 Pink-footed Geese as they flew East @ 0755hrs.

Lowestoft - A 1st winter Iceland Gull was present within Lowestoft fish market @ 1520hrs, best viewed from South pier. 18 Waxwings seen c200 yards West of Lowestoft Road roundabout (Carlton Colville) by the A1145 @ TM.518.904.

Weybread - The 1st winter Great Northern Diver remains at the Western end of Ocean pit.

Benacre - Female Red-crested Pochard present on the pits @ 1130hrs + 4 Tree Sparrow present in the maize strip by Beach farm.

Southwold - The juv LESSER YELLOWLEGS was again present in the South-West corner on Town marsh this morning and then flew South @ 1215hrs towards Walberswick.

Dunwich - 2 Spot Redshank & 4 Snow Buntings were present at Dingle marsh.

Rendlesham - Upto 42 Waxwings seen along Acer Road opposite the surgery today.

East Lane - A Long-tailed Duck was present on the 2nd lagoon this afternoon.

Deben Est - A Greenshank was present by Ramsholt lodge + Firecrest noted by the rocks. Two groups of Twite were seen, the first being at Felixstowe Ferry where 36 birds were present and the other at Falkenham creek where 60+ were counted, earlier 42 birds were counted from this location, also 3 Whooper Swan (ad & 2 juv) remain.

Orwell Est - A Shag was seen in the wet dock at Ipswich from Fairline berth before flying towards Cliff quay. From Freston the juvenile Great Northern Diver remains + fem Eider still present. A single fem Red-breasted Merganser was noted flying up-river towards the bridge as were 17 Goosander.

Stour Est - A Long-tailed Duck was present in Seafield Bay, whilst 7 Slavonian Grebes were noted in Holbrook Bay + a report of a Red-necked Grebe also came from the latter location.

Alton Water - 2 drake Red-crested Pochards were present between Larch and Rabbets Wood early afternoon.

Saturday 13th December 2008

Weybread - Great Northen Diver still on Ocean pit at the Western end.

Southwold - The juv LESSER YELLOWLEGS again put in an appearance on Town marsh after  going missing for more than a week, also the 3 Pink-footed Geese were again present + 3 Velvet Scoter South offshore.

Sizewell - The Tree Sparrows continue to be seen at Ashwood.

Rendlesham - 18+ Waxwings along Tower Field Road this morning.

Lackford - 7 Goosander (3 drks) present this evening.

Friday 12th December 2008

Weybread - The 1st win Great Northern Diver was still present on Ocean pit + redhead Goosander present.

Lowestoft - The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen South over the town centre @ 1330hrs.

Kessingland - 50+ Snow Buntings still present on the beach.

Southwold - A 1st winter Caspian Gull (kiev ringed) was present on Town marsh til 1500hrs, also noted were 3 Pink-footed Geese.

Minsmere - The green-ringed juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen on East scrape this morning, also noted was a ringtail Hen Harrier from Is.mere @ 1530hrs + Water Pipit.

Rendlesham - 24 Waxwings were seen on Acer road opposite the surgery this morning.

Orwell Est - The juv Great Northern Diver was seen from the strand and Stoke saling club + female Eider noted.

Thursday 11th December 2008

Weybread - The Great Northern Diver still remain on Ocean Pit.

Minsmere - 2 Waxwings by the visitor centre briefly at 1000hrs before flying off North.

Rendlesham - 24 Waxwings present on Tower Field Road just after 0800hrs + 2 Waxwings on Acer Road @ 1030hrs.

Wherstead - Velvet Scoter rptd on the Strand this afternoon.

Falkenham - 3 Whooper Swan (ad + 2 juvs), 50+ Twite, c450 Avocet & 2 Buzzards noted by the creek this afternoon.

Shotley - 22 Snow Buntings still just North of the marina late morning.

Lackford - 6 Y-L Gulls (1w,2w,3w,4w & 2 ad) present in this evening gull roost although no sign of Tuesday's rptd Glaucous Gull + 5 Goosander present (2 drk).

Wednesday 10th December 2008

Weybread - The 1st winter Great Northern Diver continues to show well at the Western end of Ocean pit today.

Westleton - 6 Crossbills seen on the heath today.

Rendlesham - Upto 26 Waxwings seen along Acer Road @ 0820hrs, this mobile flock was later seen on Tower Field Road.

Stour Est - 1 Long-tailed Duck seen from Stutton Mill this afternoon on the river just right of bouy nr.5, near-by a Hen Harrier was seen over fields in Ewarton Bay and 22 Snow Buntings + 6 Med Gulls were noted at Shotley marina.

Lakenheath - The Great Grey Shrike was again viewable from the carpark on the riverbank West of the B1112 this morning.

Tuesday 9th December 2008

Weybread - The Great Northern Diver was again present on Ocean pit today and showing well.

Great Northern Diver, Weybread Pits (Ocean Pit) - Terry McGeever.

Southwold - The juvenile Glaucous Gull was again seen on the harbour wall @ 1400hrs before flying off North.

Westleton - 24 Bewicks Swans still present along the B1125.

Dunwich - 35+ Twite present along the shingle ridge North of the beach carpark.

Rendlesham - 4 Waxwings were seen opposite the health centre + 24 Waxwings seen North of A1152 along Tower Field Road @ 1445hrs.

East Lane - The drake Red-crested Pochard remains on the lagoon.

Melton - The Little Stint was again seen on tidal mudbanks off Dock lane.

Falkenham - 3 Whooper Swan (ad & 2 imm) were again seen by the creek.

Wherstead - The Great Northern Diver was again seen from the strand this afternoon.

Lackford - A juv Glaucous Gull was rptd in this evening's gull roost + 3 Y-L Gulls noted.

Monday 8th December 2008

Lowestoft - Slav Grebe still Hamilton dock + Ring-necked Parakeet Arnolds walk @ 1100hrs.

Kessingland - Iceland Gull North offshore @ 0925hrs.

Weybread - 1st win Great Northern Diver at the West end of Ocean pit @ 1430hrs.

North Warren - Single Tundra Bean Goose + 103 White-fronted Geese on North marsh this afternoon.

Wherstead - Great Northern Diver off the strand @ 1500hrs.

Shotley - 24 Snow Bunting + 10 Med Gulls (6 ad & 4 2nd win) by the marina.

Sunday 7th December 2008

Lowestoft - The Slavonian Grebe was seen within Hamilton dock this morning although elusive at times + the Ring-necked Parakeet was seen near the lighthouse in Arnolds walk.

Kessingland - c50 Snow Buntings present on the beach this morning.

Southwold - No sign of the LESSER YELLOWLEGS today but both 1st win Caspian Gull & juv Glaucous Gull (which was ringed as a chick on Bear Island, Svalbard on July 18 2008) were present by the harbour mouth.

Juv Glaucous Gull, Southwold harbour - Jeff Higgott.

Reydon - Single Waxwing seen along 'The Drive'.

Waxwing, Reydon - Jeff Higgott.

Westleton - c20 Bewicks Swans still present in the winter wheat field viewable from the B1125.

Minsmere - Firecrest seen on the approach track to North hide.

East Lane - The drake Red-crested Pochard continues to show on the lagoons.

Bawdsey - Firecrest again by the picnic site.

Melton - The Little Stint was again present just West of Dock lane & near-by the Greenshank was showing from Wilford bridge.

Trimley - The Great Northern Diver was again present on the river opposite the reserve, over the fields the Short-eared Owl was noted and a single Pink-footed Goose was noted amongst the Greylag flock.

Stour Est - 2 Long-tailed Ducks again  viewable from Stutton Mill + Bewicks Swan noted.

Lackford - 1st win Med + 5 Y-L Gulls present in the eveing gull roost, also 4 Goosander & 2 Woodcock noted.

Saturday 6th December 2008

Lowestoft - The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen North over Kirkley cemetery @ 0735hrs.

Kessingland - Sea-watching offshore produced 2 Black-throated, 1 Great Northern and 275 Red-throated Divers. At the sewage works 3 Chiffchaffs, Firecrest & Grey Wag noted. 50+ Snow Bunting still remain just North of the sluice.

Covehithe - Single Whooper & 6 Bewicks Swans were present South of Covehithe cliff @ 1225hrs.

Southwold - The LESSER YELLOWLEGS was again on Town marsh favouring the SW corner, also noted were 3 Ruff & 3 Water Pipit.

Westleton - 19 Bewick Swans still viewable from the B1125.

North Warren - 25 White-fronts and Red-breasted Goose present on the marsh.

Aldeburgh - Ringtail Hen Harrier over Aldeburgh marsh @ 0800hrs.

East Lane - Drake Red-crested Pochard still on the lagoons.

Melton - Greenshank noted from Wilford bridge + Little Stint seen from Dock lane.

Falkenham - 3 Whooper Swan (ad & 2juv) + single Pale-bellied Brent seen amongst the Brent Goose flock this afternoon.

Trimley - Short-eared Owl seen over the marsh + fem Common Scoter on the river.

Freston - Great Northern Diver seen again on the river @ 1100hrs.

Alton Water - Slavonian Grebe seen from the hide in Larchwood @ 1300hrs.

Stour - 2 Long-tailed Duck rptd from Stutton Mill near bouy 12 @ 1500hrs, also noted Great Northern Diver, Shag and fem Scaup from Mistley Walls @ 1400hrs.

Friday 5th December 2008

Lowestoft - The Ring-necked Parakeet was seen heard then seen around Sparrows nest park @ 0800hrs.

Kessingland - 60 Snow Buntings North of the sluice this afternoon + Common Scoter on the pits

Southwold - A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was discovered this afternoon in the SW corner of Town marsh and was still present til 1435hrs at least, also present by the harbour mouth was a 2nd winter Caspian Gull.

   

LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 2nd winter Caspian Gull, Southwold - Brian J Small.

Westleton - 19 Bewicks Swans still present along the B1125.

North Warren - A good number of White-fronted Geese were again present on North marsh although no sign of yesterday's Tundra Bean Goose.

East Lane - The drake Red-crested Pochard was again present on the first lagoon.

Trimley - The Great Northern Diver + 1 fem Common Scoter & a fem Eider still present in Thorpe Bay.

Thursday 4th December 2008

Westleton - The 19 Bewicks Swans remain on winter wheat fields viewable from the B1125.

Minsmere - A juvenile Glaucous Gull was present on West scrape early morning only.

North Warren - A single Tundra Bean Goose was present amongst 77 White-fronted Geese on North marsh @ 1505hrs. Also 250 Barncle and Red-breasted Goose were present.

Lakenheath - The Great Grey Shrike was again present adjacent to the car park, also noted 2 Water Pipit, Peregrine & 3 Otter.

Wednesday 3rd December 2008

Walberswick - 3 Snow Bunting & 40+ Twite noted at Dingle marsh.

Westleton - 19 Bewicks Swans still present in winter wheat fields along the B1125.

East Lane - The drake Red-crested Pochard was again present on the 1st lagoon today.

Melton - The Little Stint was again noted on the Deben in the dock area.

Wherstead - The Peregrine was again seen preched on the bridge.

Lakenheath - 2 Common Cranes still present, no news either way on the Great Grey Shrike today.

Brettenham - Single Waxwing seen on apple tree in the village.

Tuesday 2nd December 2008

Westleton - 19 Bewicks Swan still present in fields viewable from the B1125 + Crossbills seen drinking from puddles by the 1st carpark.

Shingle Street - 18 Snow Buntings 1ml North of the coastguards @ 0900hrs.

East Lane - The 'unringed' drake Red-crested Pochard was again present on the lagoons this morning however could not be found early afternoon.

Landguard - A Pom Skua was noted South offshore @ 1300hrs + the Peregrine was again seen on it's usual perch within the dock complex.

Monday 1st December 2008

Minsmere - Adult Caspian Gull on East scrape mid afternoon.

Trimley - A Short-eared Owl was again seen over the SWT reserve, whilst on the river the 3 Common Scoter remain + the Great Northern Diver was again present til 1450hrs when flew upriver towards the Orwell bridge.

Wherstead - The Great Northern Diver was seen from the strand @ 0800hrs & the Peregrine was again perched on the bridge.

Lackford - Jack Snipe gain seen from Bernards hide + 6 Y-L Gulls & a 1st winter Med Gull present in this evenings gull roost.

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