Thursday, 31 October 2013

Thursday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
Caspian Gull at Minsmere
Rough-legged Buzzard still at Orford Ness
Firecrest, Velvet Scoter x 2 at Landguard

Other News!
**MEGA** HERMIT THRUSH still at Porthgwarra, Cornwall
**MEGA** MOURNING DOVE still on Isle of Rum, Highland
**MEGA** WHITE'S THRUSH still on St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wednesday's Sightings

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
Rough-legged Buzzard at Orford Ness
Black Redstart at Sizewell
Firecrest, Black Redstart at Landguard

Other News!
**MEGA** HERMIT THRUSH still at Porthgwarra, Cornwall
**MEGA** WHITE'S THRUSH still on St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** CAPE MAY WARBLER still at Baltasound, Shetland
**MEGA** MOURNING DOVE still on Isle of Rum, Highland
Humpback Whale again from Sea Palling to Winterton, Norfolk

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Tuesdays Bird Sightings!

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
GLOSSY IBIS, Red-necked Grebe, Mealy Redpoll x 2, Crossbill x 4, Hen Harrier at Thorpeness
RED-THROATED PIPIT, Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart x 3, Firecrest x 4, Crossbill at Landguard
SURF SCOTERbetween Minsmere and Sizewell
Common Swift at Undercliffe, Felixstowe
Short-eared Owl x 2 at Shingle Street
Shorelark, Great White Egret x 2 at Minsmere
Yellow-legged Gull at Dunwich

Other News!
**MEGA** HERMIT THRUSH at Porthgwarra, Cornwall
**MEGA** LESSER KESTREL at Torquay, Devon (for second day)
**MEGA** CAPE MAY WARBLER still at Baltasound, Shetland
**MEGA** MOURNING DOVE still on Isle of Rum, Highland
**MEGA** MYRTLE WARBLER still at Lundy, Devon
**MEGA** WHITE'S THRUSH still on St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Two barred Crossbill x 2 still at Lynford Arboretum, Norfolk
Northern Harrier still at Ouse Washes RSPB, Cambridgeshire

HUMPBACK WHALE from Hemsby to Sea Palling, Norfolk

Stoat at Stowmarket

Had a stoat run across the road this morning in Stowmarket near Lakeside Fisheries. Delightful animals Stoat, but very dangerous to it's prey. Also, Yellow Wagtail and Redwing movement is rising again in Stowupland, and I also had 2 Reed Bunting flying over Stowmarket 9 Hole Golf Center too, so this shows migration is active.

Happy Birding!

Monday, 28 October 2013

I'm Back!

On Sunday afternoon I arrived back from my RSPB Phoenix Conservation Weekend at Minsmere. I was so tired, so I wasn't awake enough to update the blog in the afternoon. Today we have had the power down since 8am - 5pm, so I have only been able to update till now.

Friday Night
The conservation weekend was excellent. We arrived at Blaxhall Youth Hostel near Snape, and I went into my dormitory. A boy called Louie was in there, who had came from Hereforshire. We had a chat, then shortly after that, another boy turned up, and he was called Gethin. He was from Glamorgan in Wales. Then a boy called Miles and Sam turned up, both from Colchester in Essex. These were my "dormitory buddies." Gethin new a lot about birds, more than the others. He used to be a twitcher, and I think he was more nerdier than me!

We had dinner - Soup, Jacket Potato and Tuna, then Apple Crumble and Custard, yum yum - then had a quiz and a talk from Sarah Wood, a manager at Minsmere. Very good. We then done a moth trap over night. 12:30am, we went to bed.

An 8am start was not difficult. We had breakfast - Full English - then looked at the moth trap. We caught a Red Green Carpet Moth, Angle Shades, Large Wainscot, Yellow-lined Quaker and several more. Then we left for Minsmere. We arrived at the discovery center, and were split into 2 groups. One was working in the woodland, and one was on the heath. I was in the wood in the morning, with Gethin, Sam and Stuart, and we were making a log circle for children. It turned out very well, considering we started off with a big pile of leaves and weeds. We had to make a path, then the log circle at the end. We then had lunch, and then went up onto the heath with warden Katie. We had to clear a dip full of weeds, big trees and big scrub bushes so that the scarce Antlion insect could recover from it's decline in the country, and so that Minsmere could be a strong hold once again for the Antlion. This was very fun, but hard working.

We then headed back tot he hostel for a meal, then back to Minsmere for a night walk to the beach. Very relaxing.

Today, we were going to Minsmere to see the birds. We had breakfast, and left at 8:50am. We arrived at Minsmere, and we headed for Island Mere. Didn't see much here apart from Red Deer, and Marsh Harrier.

We then went to Bittern Hide, but before we entered the hide, we were treated to something very special. An elderly gentleman was cupping his hands and walking towards us. He had a Blue Tit in his hand!!! It had flown into the hide and had got a bit weary. He handed it over to Mark, our head of the weekend and trained ringer, and showed us the bird in detail. Pitty I didn't get better picks.

When we released it it nearly flew straight into my head. Delightful little thing anyhow. Not much in Bittern Hide, so we headed for the scrape. Not much in here either apart from about 10 Snipe and a possible Female Pintail. We then headed back to the hostel at 11:30am and had lunch, and then left for home.

It was a great weekend, and they think they will hold it at Leighton Moss RSPB in Lancashire, which is the venue of Autumnwatch this year, so there we go. I would have just liked more time looking at the birds.

Today at Lackford Lakes - LIFER
After the horrific storm we had this morning, Dad and I headed for Lackford Lakes. We looked on the sightings board to see that 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Goosanders and several Crossbill were around the reserve. We headed straight for Bernard's Hide, and a very kind gentlemen directed us to my first ever Jack Snipe!!!!!

We also got a flock of 5 Crossbill, and a Common Snipe too.

As the Jack Snipe wasn't feeding very much, just sitting there sleeping, we decided to move on. We went to the Double Decker Hide. We got the pair of redhead Goosander, and further Common Snipe.

We the back to Bernard's Hide, to see if the Jack Snipe was feeding. He was definitely a lot more active. He was definitely on his Pogo-stick, but not his motorbike, you know what I mean! He was bobbing up and down a lot, but not moving anywhere.

We then went home to finally reveal that the power was on.

Just thought I'd show you this image. It was our neighbours trampoline that had turned upside down in the storm.

It's Half Term now, so I will have golf tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, but hopefully I will be birding on Friday.

Happy Birding!

Monday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
Great White Egret at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Firecrest x 2, Crossbill x 10, Arctic Tern at Landguard
Jack Snipe, Crossbill x 10 at Lackford Lakes (BCM + CEM)
Short-eared Owl at Shingle Street
Tree Sparrow x c.150 at Ampton

Other News!
**MEGA** MYRTLE WARBLER at Lundy, Devon
**MEGA** MOURNING DOVE on Isle of Rum, Highland
**MEGA** CAPE MAY WARBLER still at Baltasound, Shetland
**MEGA** AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT still on Foula, Shetland
**MEGA** WHITE'S THRUSH still on St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
no sign of the RUBY CROWNED KINGLET on Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork
Glossy Ibis at Welney, Norfolk

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Thursday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
Great White Egret x 3, Hooded Crow at Minsmere
Great White Egret at Lakenheath Fen
Mealy Redpoll x 34, Crossbill x 10 at Thorpeness
Velvet Scoter at Stutton Mill
Bewick's Swan at Benacre
Woodlark x 3 at Landguard
Short-eared Owl x 2 at Shingle Street

Other News!
**MEGA** CAPE MAY WARBLER still at Baltasound, Shetland
**MEGA** SEMIPALMATED PLOVER again at Hayling Island, Hampshire
Western Bonelli's Warbler at Holkham Pines, Norfolk
Pallid Swift at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
Northern Harrier still at Ouse Washes, Cambridge

Won't be doing this "Suffolk Bird Sightings" update now until Monday at the earliest, maybe Sunday if I get time because of my weekend birding trip.

Happy Birding!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wednesday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
Swift, Great White Egret x 3 at Minsmere
Swift at Southwold

Other News!
**MEGA** SIBERIAN RUBYTHROAT still on Fair Isle, Shetland
**MEGA** CAPE MAY WARBLER at Baltasound, Shetland
**MEGA** FEA'S PETREL off Scillonian III, Isles of Scilly

Lists are getting quite short now because of all these westerly's. On my RSPB Phoenix weekend this weekend from Friday to Sunday at Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk. Should be a great time to meet new birding friends and give the guys a showing of my knowledge.

Tuesday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
Rough-legged Buzzard at Orford
Great Northern Diver, Short-eared Owl, Firecrest at Landguard
Bewick's Swan x 2 at Minsmere

Other News!
**MEGA** SIBERIAN RUBYTHROAT on Fair Isle, Shetland
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** FORSTER'S TERN still on Rogerstown Estuary, Co. Dublin
White-rumped Sandpiper at Snettisham, Norfolk
Pallid Swift at Winterton, Norfolk

Monday, 21 October 2013

Mondays Sightings!

Suffolk Bird News!
Great Grey Shrike, Lapland Bunting, Long-eared Owl at Landguard
no sign of possible PALLID SWIFT at Sizewell
Firecrest x 2 at Bawdsey
Short-eared Owl, Hobby at Felixstowe

Other News!
**MEGA** SIBERIAN RUBYTHROAT on Fair Isle, Shetland
White-rumped Samdpiper at Snettisham, Norfolk

Sunday's Sightings

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
Shorelark at Landguard
Rough-legged Buzzard at Orford
Yellow-browed Warbler at Kirkley Fen, Lowestoft
Yellow-browed Warbler at private garden, Kessingland
Great White Egret at Lakenheath Fen
Great White Egret at Aldeby Pits, Lowestoft
Lapland Bunting, Firecrest at Corton
Firecrest at Southwold
Common Scoter at Thorpe Bay, Trimley
Red-breasted Merganser at Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

Other News!
**MEGA** LANCEOLATED WARBLER on Fair Isle, Shetland
**MEGA** FORSTER'S TERN still at Rogerstown Estuary, Co. Dublin
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** SEMIPALMATED PLOVER still at both Hayling Island, Hampshire and Pilsey Sands, West Sussex

Sunday, 20 October 2013

North Norfolk Lifer!

Dad and I decided we had to go to the North Norfolk Coast for a bit of October birding. We started off at Cley Spy, Glandford. We got there at about 10:20am, considering we left at about 8:30am, we got there in pretty good time. Dad wanted to get his digiscope camera fixed, and looked out for the Black Redstart that has been hanging around the car park. There was no chance in seeing it though. It was tipping it down with rain. After 10 minutes or so it stopped, and the Black Redstart came out on show.

We then headed to Garden Drove, Warham. After going down the wrong track - not funny - we finally found the concrete pad. We parked on here and walked down. The bushes were full of potential, but the best birds were about 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff and several Starlings and Redwings. It was incredible the numbers of these birds. 

Walking back up the track we met Penny (nice to meet you Penny), and a founder of the Red Flanked Bluetail at Warham. They had been to Wells. They had Ring Ouzel, but they missed the Parrot Crossbill that had been seen there that morning. We thought that we had to go there, so that is what we did. We got a text from our "undercover agent" - you know who you are with the injured foot (get well soon) - saying that there was Ring Ouzel, Yellow-browed Warbler, Parrot Crossbill, Shag and Slav. Grebe all around Wells. We got into the wood and found the crowd looking for the Yellow-browed Warbler. It was a tricky little fella, because unless you were in the perfect position, like I was eventually, you only really saw it in the sycamore. My Camera was not being nice to me today, but Dad's first day out new camera was on fire. Look at these 2 stinking shots he got...

Very Nice.

We then had a wonder around the woods. Got Brambling, and a Muntjac but not much else. We then started to head back when all of a sudden, the melodic chipping of a flock of 4 PARROT CROSSBILL flew over our heads going West-South-West. An incredible lifer!!!! Got some record shots....

Also got a Kestrel here. 

We then headed to Warham again to do a little bit of finding and raptor watching. We got 2 Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Merlin, Peregrine, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier and Sparrowhawk. Migrant wise, we got a possible Ring Ouzel, 4 Brambling, tonnes of Starling, 1 Fieldfare, and a few Redwing



Happy Birding!

Saturday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird News!
Shorelark, Great Grey Shrike, Long-eared Owl, Black Redstart x 2, Firecrest x 3 at Landguard
Shorelark, Yellow-browed Warbler, Short-eared Owl, Firecrest, White-fronted Geese x 7 at Corton
Black Redstart at North Denes, Lowestoft
Firecrest at Earl Stonham
Firecrest x 6 at Bawdsey
Black Redstart x 2 at Shingle Street
Ring Ouzel and Aldeburgh
Great Grey Shrike, Great White Egret and Bewick's Swan x 6 at Minsmere
Great White Egret at Lakenheath Fen - for 2 days
Short-eared Owl at Dunwich

Other News!
**MEGA** FORSTER'S TERN still at Rogerstown Estuary, Co. Dublin
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** SEMIPALMATED PLOVER communicating between Hayling Island Hampshire and Pilsey Sands, West Sussex
Glossy Ibis at Welney, Norfolk
Dusky Warbler at Sea Palling, Norfolk
Parrot Crossbill x 4 at Wells Wood (We saw them)

Friday's Sightings

Suffolk Bird News!
no sign of Red Flanked Bluetail at Sizewell today but Great Grey Shrike, Black Redstart x 4
PALLAS'S WARBLER, Great Grey Shrike, Grasshopper Warbler at Minsmere
Twite x 10 at Felixstowe Ferry
Great Grey Shrike, Shorelark at Landguard
Shorelark x 3, Yellow-browed Warbler, Mealy Redpoll x 4 at Corton

Other News!
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** SEMIPALMATED PLOVER still at Hayling Island, Hampshire
Dusky Warbler still at Weybourne, Norfolk
Two Barred Crossbill x 2 still at Lynford Arboretum, Norfolk
4 Glossy Ibis tracked from Brancaster to Sea Palling, North Norfolk

Friday, 18 October 2013

Garden Lifer!

At 1:49am, I could here a strange call from one of the neighbours houses. It was so different, it actually woke me up! I looked out the window to have a peek. It was incredibly light outside because of the moonlight, and I could see that it was a Little Owl. First for the garden, and what a time to see it. LOL.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Thursday's Sightings

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
RED FLANKED BLUETAIL, Great Grey Shrike, Lapland Bunting at Sizewell
Shorelark x 3, Yellow-browed Warbler, Meally Redpoll at Corton
Shorelark, Great Grey Shrike at Landguard
Pallas's Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Great White Egret, Hen Harrier, Firecrest at Lowestoft
Great Grey Shrike at Landguard

Other News!
**MEGA** FORSTER'S TERN still at Rogerstown Estuary, Co. Dublin
**MEGA** SORA again on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** SEMIPALMATED PLOVER at Hayling Island, Hampshire
**MEGA** no sign of yesterday's PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER on Gugh, Isles of Scilly
Glossy Ibis at Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park, Norfolk

I had my first Fieldfare of the Autumn today, over Trinity Walk, Stowupland!!!!!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wednesday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird News!
RED FLANKED BLUETAIL still at Sizewell
RADDES WARBLER at Shingle Street
Great Grey Shrike at Landguard with Yellow-browed Warbler, Meally Redpoll being trapped and ringed: see pics here.
Great-White Egret x 3 at Minsmere

Other News!
**MEGA** FORSTER'S TERN still at Rogerstown Estuary, Co. Dublin
Dusky Warbler still at West Runton


Very jealous of Dad today. As  I was at school, Dad only went to Lackford Lakes and saw these 2 beauties....

Can you see it?

If you don't know what they are, they are Jack Snipes. Even me saying the bird's name makes my fists clench. I have never seen these birds before, and I they have been my target bird for ages. I'm just going to end this part of the post now, and move onto Landguard (well done Dad, not amused.)


Dad and I went to Landguard on Saturday just gone. Our target bird was Ring Ouzel, but we were actually expecting a bird on the common, not flying over the road. Well, as we approached the Port of Felixstowe, on the A14, a Black bird with silver primaries and secondaries flew into the road side cover. Dad didn't see it because he was driving, but I had never seen a male blackbird have that much silver on it's wings in flight. It had to be a Ring Ouzel.

We arrived at Landguard, and spoke to one of the wardens. He had had 2 Leach's Petrels, 9 Ring Ouzel and a Bonxie earlier in the morning. This was now 12:30 pm. Most off the stuff had gone. He did say though that a Whinchat was at the southern most point. So we headed that way. Dad took to the sea - that's his aspect of birding - and I took to the migrant passerines - that's my aspect. I was on my own. I found myself 3 Wheatear....

Meadow Pipit for comparison.

I also find myself a flock of Linnet and Meadow Pipits, and then the Whinchat briefly. I only saw it once though, then it was gone. I then spoke to a gentlemen, and asked him if he had seen any Ring Ouzels. He said he had 3 in the bushes around the building about 30 mins ago. So, I went over there and had a look. Guess what I saw....................... NOTHING! I then headed back to the common, and came face to face with a Goldfinch perched nicely.

I then met back up with Dad on the beach. he didn't have anything, apart from a flock of Ducks sitting offshore. They were Common Scoters. He shew them to me, then a Red-throated Diver flew straight across my vision. It was distant, but I managed to show Dad. We then went back to the common, and I found a peculiar thrush on the ground. I went to investigate. It was a Redwing. I whistled Dad over, and we snapped away....

We then went back to the car park, and headed home.

My Sightings Today
  • 70+ Redwing around Stowupland in separate flocks, including one briefly in garden!!!!!
  • 10+ Long-tailed Tit's in Garden this afternoon.

Happy Birding!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Tuesday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird News!
RED FLANKED BLUETAIL still at Sizewell
Great Grey Shrikes Corton (2), Landguard and Trimley Marshes
Yellow-browed Warbler at Eaton Area
Yellow-browed Warbler at Thorpeness
Great White Egret at Dunwich
Rough-legged Buzzard at North Warren, Minsmere and Southwold
Jack Snipe x 2 at Lackford - Seen By Dad :(
Long-eared Owl, Ring Ouzel x 2 and Crossbill x 12 at Landguard and surrounding area
Glossy Ibis, Arctic Tern at Lakenheath Fen

Other News!
**MEGA** poss. EASTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER at Hartlepool Headland
Siberian Stonechat still at Wells, Norfolk
DUSKY WARBLER at West Runton, Norfolk
2 Two-barred Crossbills still at Lynford Arboretum, Norfolk

Lot shorter list today.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Monday's Sightings!

Suffolk Bird News!
GLOSSY IBIS west over Lakenheath RSPB + Arctic Tern
Great Grey Shrike x 2, Lapland Bunting, Siberian Chiffchaff at Corton
Great Grey Shrike at Covehithe
Great Grey Shrike at Landguard
Yellow-browed Warbler at Minsmere
Yellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel x 3 at Thorpeness
Yellow-browed Warbler at Orford
Jack Snipe x 2 at Lackford Lakes
Ring Ouzel x 2 at North Denes
Ring Ouzel, Brambling x 4 at Felixstowe Cemetery

Other News!
**MEGA** GREAT SNIPE at Canvey Island, Essex
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** FORSTER'S TERN in Co. Dublin
Red Flanked Bluetails at Warham and Happisburgh, Norfolk
Siberian Stonechat at Wells, Norfolk
Several Y-B Warb's and Pallas's Warb's along the Norfolk Coast, along with several other treats.

Milestone - Sunday's Sightings!

100th Post!

Suffolk Bird News!
Leach's Petrel x 2, Long tailed Duck x 2 at Gorleston
Pallas's Warbler at Orford
Yellow-browed Warblers at Gunton, Corton, Minsmere, Orford and Shingle Street
Ring Ouzels in Lowestoft were at Bradwell (2), Gunton, Hopton, Kessingland
Ring Ouzels elsewhere were at Thorpeness (6), Orford (4), Southwold (2), Minsmere (2) and Landguard (2)
Great Grey Shrike at Shingle Street
Great Grey Shrike at Landguard
Pied Flycatcher x 2 at Corton
Pomarine Skua, Velvet Scoter, Jack Snipe x 2 at Kessingland
Redstart's around Lowestoft were at North Denes, Whapload Road and East Point Pavilion
Caspian Gull, Firecrest at Southwold
Jack Snipe x 5 at Lackford
Short-eared Owl, Jack Snipe at Landguard
Snow Bunting, Short-eared Owl at Thorpeness
Great White Egret x 3, Redstart, Black Redstart, Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier at Minsmere
Jack Snipe x 2 at Gunton

Other News!
**MEGA** SORA still at Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Red Flanked Bluetail at Happisburgh, Norfolk - found by Jim Bradley!!!!!!!
Coues's Arctic Redpolls at Morston (2), Blakeney, Warham Greens and Wells Wood, Norfolk

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Dad and I went to Landguard in the afternoon. Highlights were Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, Wheatear, Red-throated Diver, Common Scoter, Reed Warbler and Redwing. Full update and pictures coming soon.

Suffolk Bird News!

Good Day's Birding Today for Everyone!

Suffolk Bird Sightings!
Leach's Petrels off Southwold (6), Corton (3), Sizewell (3), Gunton (2), Kessingland (2), Minsmere (2), Landguard (2), Bawdsey (2) and Thorpeness (1)
Red-footed Falcon, Tree PipitSpotted Flycatcher & Firecrest. at Bawdsey
Red-footed Falcon at Hollesley
Great Grey Shrike's at Gunton Warren, Corton Radar Lodge, Covehithe, Hollesley and Shingle Street
Pallas's Warbler at Southwold
Yellow-browed Warblers at Thorpeness (3), Corton, Gunton, Kessingland, Burgh Castle, Lowestoft, Southwold, Minsmere and Dunwich,
Hawfinch at Gunton Church
Great White Egret x 3, Long-tailed Skua at Minsmere
Mealy Redpoll, Brambling x 5 at Corton Church
Firecrest at Arnold's Walk, Lowestoft
Redstart, eared owl sp. at Gunton rail track
Snow Bunting at Links Hill, Lowestoft
Ring Ouzels around Lowestoft were at Corton (6), Gunton (4), North Denes (2), Burgh Castle (2) and Kensington Gardens (1)
Ring Ouzels elsewhere were at Bawdsey (30), Shingle Street (15), Landguard (9), Sizewell (9), Thorpeness (6), Minsmere (4), Southwold (3), Covehithe (1), Orford (1) and Lackford (1)
Jack Snipe x 2 at Lackford
Merlin at Stonham
Little Stint at Trimley
Firecrest at Shingle Street
Sooty Shearwater, Firecrest x 2 at Thorpeness
Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater x 3, Manx Shearwater at Sizewell
Sooty Shearwater, Velvet Scoter x 2, Snow Bunting x 3 at Minsmere
Firecrest at Dunwich
Caspian Gull, Sooty Shearwater x 3, Arctic Tern x 2, Arctic Skua x 4, Bonxie, Merlin, Firecrest and Little Gull x 80 at Southwold
Shorelark at Alton Water

Other News!
**MEGA** poss. BLYTH'S PIPIT near St. Margaret's Bay, Kent
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** EASTERN OLIVACEOUS WARBLER still at Hoswick, Shetland
**MEGA** PECHORA PIPIT still at Virkie, Shetland

Friday, 11 October 2013

Suffolk Bird Sightings!

Suffolk Bird News!
Poss. Little Bunting at Corton
Leach's Petrel, Long-tailed Skua, Sooty Shearwater, 5 x Bonxie and Puffin off Gunton
Leach's Petrel, Long-tailed Skua, 8 x Sooty Shearwater, 11 x Manx Shearwater, 4 x Bonxie and 6 x Little Gull off Southwold
6 x Leach's Petrel, 2 x Ring Ouzel, Yellow-browed Warbler, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater and Bonxie at Landguard
3 x Great White Egret, Sooty Shearwater, Pomarine Skua, 5 x Ring Ouzel and Short-eared Owl at Minsmere
Possible Sabine's Gull, 4 x Sooty Shearwater, 8 x Manx Shearwater, 4 x Arctic Skua, Black-throated Diver and 24 x Little Gull off Thorpeness
Jack Snipe at Falkenham

Other News!
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT still on Foula, Shetland
**MEGA** EASTERN OLIVACEOUS WARBLER still at Hoswick, Shetland
**MEGA** PECHORA PIPIT at Virkie, Shetland
Rustic Bunting at Warham Greens, Norfolk (no further sign though)
Poss. White-rumped Sand. at Cley, Norfolk

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Suffolk Bird News!

I have decided to do a daily summary of birds around in Suffolk and mega's in the UK. I don't want other bloggers that are also doing this kind of stuff to thing I am copying them, I just liked the idea. So.....

Suffolk Bird News!
2 Great White Egret, Short-eared owl and 3 Snow Bunting at Minsmere
Sooty Shearwater off Slaughden
3 Ring Ouzel, c.8,000 Redwing, 60 Fieldfare and 3 Brambling at Landguard, Felixstowe

Other News
**MEGA** SORA still on Tresco, Isles of Scilly
**MEGA** PECHORA PIPIT at Toab, Shetland
**MEGA** ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still at Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire
White-rumped Sand. at Salthouse, Norfolk

Several Redwing sightings across East Anglia today. I had 15 over Stowupland High School this morning. Also, a great sea-watch on the north-Norfolk coast today.