Suffolk Birding with BINS

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Pied Wheatear - John Richardson.

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Monday 30th November 2015.

Reydon - The single Waxwing was again seen along The Drive at 13:45hrs.

Boyton - A lone Whooper Swan was seen amongst the Mute Swan flock.

Santon Downham - The 2 Waxwing remain.

Sunday 29th November 2015.

Reydon - Great White Egret still Hen Reedbeds. Single Waxwing along The Drive today though mobile.

Minsmere - 2 Caspian Gull (adult) on East scrape.

Felixstowe - A Hawfinch was seen over Peewit Hill early afternoon.

Alton Water - The Red-necked Grebe continue's to show from Larchwood.

Stour Estuary - Slavonian Grebe seen from Stutton Ness.

Santon Downham - 2 Waxwing present South of the rail line by the underpass bridge (2nd day)

Saturday 28th November 2015.

Lowestoft - 3 Waxwing briefly in Lowestoft cemetery late morning then flew South.

Dunwich - Great White Egret on the shore pools + Spotted Redshank.

Minsmere - 2 adult Caspian Gull on East scrape + 5 Y L Gull & Goosander.

Leiston - 12 Bewick's Swan still on winter wheat between Valley and Sizewell Rd.

Alde Estuary - Spoonbill on Hazelwood Marshes.

Havergate - The male Hen Harrier was again seen on Havergate Island viewed from Gedgrave.

Hen Harrier -John Richardson.

Felixstowe - A Glaucous Gull (prob 2nd winter) seen from the ferry before drifting off North.

Ipswich - 5 Waxwing briefly seen at Tesco's Copdock.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe still on the reservoir.

Hadleigh - Black Redstart seen by the entrance of St. Mary's church

Lackford - Female Long-tailed Duck still at Lackford Lakes favouring Hawker Pool.

Friday 27th November 2015.

North Warren - 16 White-fronted Geese on North Marsh.

Deben Estuary - 5 Waxwing flew from the plantation East of Goseford Hall, Falkenham at midday.

Felixstowe - A 1st winter Shag was seen on the sea from Landguard + ringtail Hen Harrier South. Black Redstart seen by the boat yard at the ferry.

Thursday 26th November 2015.

Southwold - 5 Bonxies seen from the shelter early morning.

Walberswick - 2 2nd winter Caspian Gull on North field along with 4 Yellow-legged Gulls + LRP noted.

Snape - Short-eared Owl seen over Snape Warren.

Short-eared Owl - Jim Mountain.

Havergate - Male Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl seen on the RSPB reseve viewable from Gedgrave.

Hen Harrier - Simon Waters.

Boyton - 4 Pink-footed Geese on Boyton Marshes + juvenile White-fronted Goose & immature male Hen Harrier noted.

Felixstowe - A Waxwing was present within the observatory at Landguard which was later trapped + Short-eared Owl on the butts.

Trimley - 3 Jack Snipe seen at the managed retreat.

Wednesday 25th November 2015.

Southwold - A Whinchat was seen by the bailey bridge, offshore a ringtail Hen Harrier was seen to come in off at 07:50hrs + Bonxie noted.

Gedgrave - Red Kite over Gedgrave Marshes.

Hollesley - 1st winter Caspian Gull on Hollesley Marshes.

Tuesday 24th November 2015.

Easton Broad - Short-eared Owl noted.

Minsmere - Water Pipit seen on Is.mere.

Boyton - Male Hen Harrier seen at Boyton Marshes.

Lakenheath - Great White Egret + Water Pipit seen on the RSPB reserve.

Monday 23rd November 2015.

Lowestoft Area - LESSER YELLOWLEGS viewable from the south wall this afternoon. Firecrest seen in Corton Wood.

Covehithe - Dartford Warbler in scrub along the cliff edge.

Sizewell - Great Northern Diver South offshore at 10:30hrs.

Felixstowe - 2 Little Auk South off the ferry golf club house.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe & female Goosander still on the reservoir from Larchwood.

Sunday 22nd November 2015.

Lowestoft Area - 6 Little Auks noted offshore today.

Benacre - Little Auk offshore + ring-tail over Hen Harrier over the broad.

Southwold - Sea-watching from 07:00-12:30hrs produced a 1st winter Black Guillemot North offshore at 10:25hrs, 2 Bean Geese South at 10:20hrs, 10 Little Auk, 18 Bewicks Swan & Short-eared Owl.

Minsmere - 2nd winter Caspian Gull on East scarpe, a Snow Bunting was seen to come in off then settle in the dunes, offshore several Little Auk were seen passing.

Little Auk - Chartles Cuthbert.

Sizewell - A 1st winter Black Guillemot was seen close North offshore 10:05-10:07hrs + 4 Little Auk North, Great Northern Diver South & Short-eared Owl in off.

Slaughden - Sea-watching from 07:30-11:00hrs produced a 1st winter Black Guillemot that was seen close North offshore at 09:57hrs + 8 Little Auks North. Purple Sand on groynes North of the martello tower & 21 Bewicks Swan SW at 13:20hrs.

Felixstowe - 6 Little Auk of Landguard (3 South & 3 North)

Alton Water - The Red-necked Grebe continue's to show from Larchwood.

Red-necked Grebe - Lee Woods.

Stour Estuary - Great Northern Diver viewable from Stutton ness by buoy 4

Lackford - The female Long-tailed Duck remains on Long reach + first Goosander of the year & 14 Whooper Swan over.

Saturday 21st November 2015.

Lowestoft Area - Little Auks were seen off Corton, Lowestoft North beach (2) Gunton Cliffs (5)

Southwold - Sea-watching totals between 07:15-15:00hrs. 16 Little Auk, 1 Petrel sp, 4 Bonxie, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Goosander, Woodcock in off, Short-eared Owl in off, 11 Red-breasted Mergs & 45 Little Gull.

Minsmere - Single Little Auk offshore.

Leiston - 15 Bewicks Swan in winter wheat field just East of Leiston between Valley Rd - Sizewell Rd at 11:30hrs.

Slaughden - Sea-watching totals between 08:30-11:00. 2 Little Auks, Great Northern Diver, Pom Skua, 63 Little Gull & 7 Bonxie

Felixstowe - 2 Little Auks noted offshore + Pom Skua.

Friday 20th November 2015.

Minsmere - 2 Caspian Gull on the scrape this morning.

Trimley - A late Northern Wheatear was seen by the managed retreat.

Stour Estuary - Great Northern Diver seen from Stutton Ness by buoys 5 & 6.

Thursday 19th November 2015.

Reydon - Great White Egret still at Hen Reedbeds viewed from Tinkers Marsh.

Minsmere - 2 Caspian Gull in the evening's Gull roost on the scrape.

North Warren - 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese rptd on North Marsh at 12:15hrs.

Felixstowe - No sign today of the Long-eared Owl at Landguard but the Short-eared Owl remains, also 2 Great Northern Divers noted of which one was seen to fly up the Stour estuary.

Alton Water - The Red-necked Grebe continue's to show from Larchwood & 3 Goosander (2 drake) from Tern hide.

Lackford - The female Long-tailed Duck continue to show on Long reach.

Wednesday 18th November 2015.

Felixstowe - Both Short-eared and Long-eared Owls seen at Landguard today with the latter taken up residence on the icky ridge + Great Northern Diver South offshore.

Tuesday 17th November 2015.

Easton Bavents - Whinchat still in fields 1/2 mile South of the broad.

Alton Water - Both the Red-necked Grebe & Goosander remain viewable from Larchwood.

Monday 16th November 2015.

Easton Bavents - A very late Whinchat was seen approx 1/2 mile South of Easton Broad.

Felixstowe - Short-eared Owl still at Landguard.

Short-eared Owl - Will Brame.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe continue's to show from Larchwood.

Red-necked Grebe - Bil Baston.

Stour Estuary - Great Northern Diver viewable from Stutton Ness by buoy 6.

Lackford - A Siberian Chiffchaff was seen at Lackford Lakes SWT opposite the golf course by gate with no entry sign before Atlas hide + Common Chiffchaff & the female Long-tailed Duck remains on Long Reach.

Long-tailed Duck - Bill Baston.

Sunday 15th November 2015.

Minsmere - Great White Egret still on Island Mere viewable from Whin Hill + 12 Bewicks Swan. 1st winter Caspian Gull on East scrape.

Hollesley - 2 Spoonbill (adult & colour-ringed juvenile) on the scrape at Hollesley Marsh RSPB + 3 Caspian Gull (all 1st winter) & 6 Yellow-legged Gull.

Felixstowe - Pom Skua North off Landguard.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe still viewable from Larchwood + drake Goosander.

Lackford - Female Long-tailed Duck still on Long Reach.

Saturday 14th November 2015.

Lowestoft - 8 Purple Sands at Ness Point.

Southwold - Velvet Scoter North offshore at 09:20hrs.

Westleton - Long-eared Owl seen on Westleton Heath at 06:40hrs.

Minsmere - Great White Egret still on Island Mere + Short-eared Owl. Great Northern Diver offshore.

Felixstowe - Short-eared Owl on the beach at Landguard.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe still viewable from Larchwood.

Red-necked Grebe - Simon Waters.

Lackford - The female Long-tailed Duck continue's show on Long Reach.

Long-tailed Duck - Ben Moyes.

Friday 13th November 2015.

Southwold - Sea-watching up to 11:15hrs produced 3 late Long-tailed Skua, prob Pom Skua & 2+ Bonxie. Purp Sand on sea defences.

Westleton - Probable Long-eared Owl seen at dusk at Westleton Heath. 

Hollesley - No sign today of the 1st winter Red-necked Phalarope.

Slaughden - A Puffin was seen offshore + Bonxie.

Alton Water - The Red-necked Grebe remains on the reservoir + Goosander.

Lackford - Female Long-tailed Duck still on Long Reach

Thursday 12th November 2015.

Minsmere - Great White Egret still on Island Mere + 7 Bewick's Swan.

Boyton - Ringtail Hen Harrier Boyton Marshes.

Hollesley - The 1st winter Red-necked Phalarope remains on the scrape at Hollesley Marsh + 1st winter Caspian Gull

Red-necked Phalarope - John Richardson.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe still present East of Larchwood towards Rabbets Wood.

Lackford - Long-tailed Duck still present and today showing well on long reach.

Long-tailed Duck - Ian Goodall.

Wednesday 11th November 2015.

Lowestoft Area - A late Whinchat was seen early afternoon just North of the sluice at Kessingland.

Minsmere - Great White Egret still on Island Mere + 12 Bewicks Swan.

Hollesley - The 1st winter Red-necked Phalarope remain in the NE corner of the scrape at Hollesley Marsh RSPB + 1st winter Caspian Gull.

Shingle Street - A late Northern Wheatear was seen along the beach between Shingle Street - East Lane.

Felixstowe - Short-eared Owl seen on the beach at Landguard.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe still viewable from the hide at Larchwood.

Lackford - The female Long-tailed Duck continue's to show on long reach.

Tuesday 10th November 2015.

Covehithe - 1st winter Caspian Gull in pig field SE of Covehithe church.

Minsmere - Great White Egret still on Island Mere + 12 Bewicks Swan, Short-eared Owl in the dunes, Ring Ouzel at the sluice bushes + Caspian & Y L Gulls on the scrape

Hollesley - 1st winter Red-necked Phalarope on the scrape at Hollesley Marshes for it's 3rd day + 1st winter Caspian Gull.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe still viewable from Larchwood hide.

Lackford - Long-tailed Duck still at Lackford Lakes on long reach.

Monday 9th November 2015.

Southwold - 6 Bonxies seen offshore + Purple Sand.

Reydon - Great White Egret again on Hen Reedbeds.

Minsmere - Great White Egret still on Island Mere + 13 Bewick's Swan & 2 Short-eared Owl.

North Warren - Short-eared Owl over North Marsh early morning.

Deben Estuary - Short-eared Owl seen over Waldringfield Marsh.

Felixstowe - Short-eared Owl over the beach at Landguard + Merlin & redhead Goosander offshore.

Alton Water - Red-necked Grebe viewable from Larchwood hide.

Sunday 8th November 2015.

Lowestoft Area - 1st winter Caspian Gull seen on the roof of B&Q warehouse.

Walberswick - Great White Egret seen at Dingle Marshes between Walberswick & Dunwich.

Minsmere - Great White Egret seen between West and South hides then in flight at near-by Eastbridge + 2 Caspian Gull on the scrape.

    

1st winter & sub-adult Caspian Gull - David Fairhurst.

Hollesley - A 1st winter Red-necked Phalarope was seen on the scrape this morning.

Lackford - The Long-tailed Duck continue's to show on long ridge at Lackford Lakes SWT.

Long-tailed Duck - Barry Woodhouse.

Saturday 7th November 2015.

Minsmere - Great White Egret on Is.mere + 10 Bewicks Swan (2 juveniles).

Sizewell - A PALLID SWIFT South of Sizewell over plantation at dusk.

Felixstowe - A Lapland Bunting was noted South over Landguard mid morning.

Alton Water - Female Goosander still present at TM143365.

Lackford - The Long-tailed Duck remains on Long reach.

Friday 6th November 2015.

Minsmere - Great White Egret present on Island Mere + 10 Bewicks Swan, also Short-eared Owl, Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull & 3 Spotted Redshank on the reserve + probable Pom Skua offshore. 10 Caspian Gull were seen in the Gull roost this evening.

Alton Water - Slavonian Grebe viewable from the hide at TM14375 36537

Thursday 5th November 2015.

Minsmere - Great Grey Shrike by Island Mere + 10 Bewick's Swan. Caspian Gull and Yellow-legged Gull on the scrape.

Iken - Lesser-spotted Woodpecker rptd from Iken Cliff.

Felixstowe - Grey Phalarope & Great Northern Diver seen South offshore from Landguard.

Lackford - Long-tailed Duck still on Long Reach at Lackford Lakes SWT.

Lakenheath - Great White Egret at Lakenheath Fen RSPB from Washland watch point.

Wednesday 4th November 2015.

Felixstowe - Short-eared Owl seen at the ferry this afternoon.

Lackford - A Long-tailed Duck was present on the SWT reserve today.

Tuesday 3rd November 2015.

Southwold - A Penduline Tit was heard from the campsite at 08:55hrs but was not seen, also Short-eared Owl flushed from edge of golf course. Offshore, a Velvet Scoter was seen South offshore at 07:05hrs with 30 Common Scoter.

Minsmere - Water Pipit seen from East hide.

Deben Estuary - Short-eared Owl seen at Kingsfleet.

Felixstowe - A PIED WHEATEAR was found on the beach South of the butts shortly after 10:00hrs which was then later trapped. The bird a adult male and a 3rd for Suffolk remained on site until dusk delighting all-comers, the bird was reported to be present yesterday.

    

    

PIED WHEATEAR - Bill Baston (top row) Lee Woods (middle) Paul Oldfield (in hand shot) and Will Brame.

Monday 2nd November 2015.

Lowestoft Area - A Pallas's Warbler was present North of Dip Farm car park in holly in Corton Woods.

Reydon - The Great White Egret was again present and showing well from the 1st hide at Hen Reedbeds.

Minsmere - 4 Bewicks Swan from East hide + Merlin.

Shingle Street - Short-eared Owl by the tennis court.

Short-eared Owl - Stephen Whayman.

Sunday 1st November 2015.

Reydon - Great White Egret on the scrape at Hen reedbed viewable from the hide.

Alde Estuary - Great White Egret still on Haselwood Marsh.

Gedgrave - 2 Short-eared Owl at Gedgrave Marshes.

Alderton - A continental Coal Tit was trapped this morning.

Continental Coal Tit - Oliver Slessor.

Bawdsey - 4 Firecrest noted (3 at East Lane) + Woodlark over.

Alton Water - Slavonian Grebe seen in Birchwood Bay + Goosander by the wonder.

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