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March 2024 Sightings

March 31st

Wangford: five Cattle Egrets with cattle opposite the entrance to Henham quarry.

Minsmere: two Cranes at Island Mere.

Boyton Marsh: Glossy Ibis present.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still present.

Felixstowe: three Little Gulls at Landguard.

Lakenheath Fen: three Garganey (2m,1f) on the small wash by East Wood.

March 30th

Kessingland: one Snow Bunting on the beach.

Carlton Marsh: three (2m, 1f) Garganey on Peto's Marsh.

Southwold: one Purple Sandpiper north of the pier plus a Black Redstart at the paddocks.

Minsmere: two Cranes viewable from Whin Hill and a Black Redstart in the car park.

Thorpeness: adult Little Gull on the sea off the old caravan park.

North Warren: HOODED CROW viewed from the south marsh platform.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still present on the flooded meadow opposite the café and a female Goosander.

Falkenham: a ringtail Hen Harrier at Falkenham Marshes near Kingsfleet. 

Trimley Marsh: adult Little Gull on the reservoir.

Lakenheath Fen: three Garganey (2m,1f) on the wash.

March 29th

Carlton Marsh: three (2m, 1f) Garganey on Peto's Marsh.

Minsmere: Jack Snipe still at Island Mere.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still present on the flooded meadow opposite the café. 

 

March 28th

Oulton: SERIN reported at Longden Avenue.

Westleton: two Cranes in a field by the village.

Minsmere: the Jack Snipe showing well in front of the hide at Island Mere plus two Cranes flew in.

Felixstowe: a ringtail Hen Harrier at Kingsfleet.

Debenham: the Cattle Egret again in a field near the junction of Thorpe Lane and Kenton Road.

Little Cornard: Little Ringed Plover at the south end of Shalford Meadow.

March 27th

Benacre: the Black Redstart still by the sluice.

Minsmere: Jack Snipe at Island Mere.

Jack Snipe at Minsmere credit Les Cater.

Hollesley Marsh: female Goosander noted again. 

Lakenheath Fen: six Garganey (4m,2f) on the reserve plus a Crane in fight from Joist Fen.

March 26th

Minsmere: Jack Snipe at Island Mere plus a Water Pipit.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still present on the flooded meadow opposite the café. 

March 25th

Kessingland: 12+ Snow Buntings on the beach below Heathlands Caravan Park.

Minsmere: Jack Snipe at Island Mere.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still present on the flooded meadow opposite the café. 

Lakenheath Fen: three Garganey (2m,1f) on the small wash by East Wood.

March 24th

Minsmere: five LESSER SCAUP on Island Mere (they had previously been at Abberton Reservoir for most of the winter). Glossy Ibis on East Scrape, two Cranes and a ringtail Hen Harrier by Island Mere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Scaup at Minsmere credit Les Cater.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still. 

Felixstowe: three Short-eared Owls at the ferry and flew across the river towards Bawdsey.

Hintlesham: an early Redstart singing in a private wood. 

Lakenheath Fen: three Garganey (2m,1f) on the small wash by East Wood plus two Water Pipits.

March 23rd

Kessingland: 13 Snow Buntings and two White Wagtails by Kessingland shore pools.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh and three Goosanders plus five Greater White-fronted Geese on North Marsh.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still, 10 Greater White-fronted Geese and a female Goosander on the scrape. 

Felixstowe: a Ring-necked Parakeet at the ferry and flew south.

Trimley: a WHITE-TAILED EAGLE flew north-east over the village. .​

Cavenham: a male Ring Ouzel on the heath near Temple Bridge.

Cuckoo Tye: a DOTTEREL in a field north of the village.

March 22nd

North Warren: 24 Greater White-fronted Geese on North Marsh.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still, five Greater White-fronted Geese and a female Goosander

Stratford St. Mary: WHITE STORK in fields south of Stratford Hall before flying off to the south-west.

Little Cornard: the first Swallow of the Spring plus a White Wagtail at Shalford Meadow.

March 21st

Benacre: the Black Redstart still by the sluice.

North Warren: HOODED CROW reported.

Hollesley Marsh: 1+ Glossy Ibis still on the flooded meadow opposite the café. 

Cavenham: a WHITE-TAILED EAGLE over the heath.

March 20th

Benacre: the Black Redstart still by the sluice.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh and five Goosanders.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still, two Little Ringed Plovers, three Greater White-fronted Geese and a Goosander

Alderton: a male Firecrest ringed in a garden.

March 19th

Benacre: Black Redstart by the sluice.

Wangford: a Crane flew low north over the A12.

Aldringham: three Cranes flew low east over the village.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh.

Boyton Marsh: c.80 Greater White-fronted Geese.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis still on the flooded meadow opposite the café.

Debenham: a Cattle Egret in a field near the junction of Thorpe Lane and Kenton Road.

Lakenheath Fen: two drake Garganey on the small wash by East Wood.

March 18th

Oulton: a WHITE STORK flew south over, then circling over Oulton Broad/Lake Lothing.

Kessingland: Raven flew north over Kessingland beach caravan park.

Benacre: four Cranes flew south.

Easton: the WHITE STORK flew south over Easton Broad towards Southwold.

Reydon: the same four Cranes flew south over the village.

Minsmere: the same four Cranes flew south over Bittern hide.

North Warren: two female Goosanders.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis and two Little Ringed Plovers.

Boyton Marsh: c.130 Greater White-fronted Geese plus two Little Stints on the new scrape.

Melton: the WHITE STORK flew over in a south-westerly direction at 12:50.

Trimley: a Great Northern Diver on the river between Trimley Marshes and Loompit Lake.

Lackford: a WHITE-TAILED EAGLE reported over.

Cavenham: a WHITE-TAILED EAGLE over the heath.

Polstead: a pair of Garganey on a flooded field between Polstead and Stoke-by-Nayland.

March 17th

Kessingland: 12 Snow Buntings on the beach plus a Water Pipit by Kessingland shore pools.

Minsmere: Spoonbill on West Scrape and a Long-eared Owl in bushes by the North Wall.

Westleton: two Cranes over.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis and a drake Garganey.

Bawdsey: two Ravens in a field near the school before lying towards Shingle Street.

Felixstowe: two Velvet Scoters flew south off Landguard

Debenham: a Cattle Egret still in fields along Ipswich Road.

Lakenheath Fen: a male Garganey on the small wash by East Wood.

March 16th

Carlton Marsh: two Cranes circling high over Jensen's Island before heading south.

Southwold: three Purple Sandpipers north of the pier.

Minsmere: two Cranes by Island Mere.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh plus a Firecrest by the old railway crossing and two Cranes flew north.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibissix Greater White-fronted Geese and two Little Ringed Plovers on the flood by the sluice.

Shingle Street: a Short-eared Owl flew towards East Lane.

Alton Water: 2 Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Wonder, a Raven over plus a drake Goosander from Crag Hall.

Ixworth: a WHITE-TAILED EAGLE at Micklemere again heading towards Ixworth.

March 15th

Hollesley Marsh: 25+ Greater White-fronted Geese, a Glossy Ibis viewed from the car park plus the first Wheatear of the Spring.

Boyton Marsh: 82 Greater White-fronted Geese at Boyton Hall Farm.

Melton: Curlew Sandpiper on the River Deben between the sewage works and Woodbridge.

March 14th

Benacre: a Firecrest in a copse east of Beach Farm.

Minsmere: two Cranes by Island Mere.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh plus two Goosander.

Hollesley Marsh: 20 Greater White-fronted Geese.

Boyton Marsh: 10 Greater White-fronted Geese.

Felixstowe: two Firecrests at LBO and a Short-eared Owl at Felixstowe Ferry.

Ipswich: 15 Waxwings on Colchester Road between Westerfield and Henley Road junctions plus 13 Waxwings on Defoe Road, by the junction with Chepstow Road.

Alton Water: 2 Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Wonder.

March 13th

Benacre: three White Wagtails at Beach Farm.

Sizewella Black Redstart and a White Wagtail at Sizewell A compound

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh.

Boyton Marsh: 120 Greater White-fronted Geese.

Ramsholt: three Cattle Egrets on Ramsholt Lodge Marshes.

Trimley Marsh: Cattle Egret seen from the viewing platform.

Ipswich: 12 Waxwings on Moffat Avenue on the main central green.

Alton Water: two Slavonian Grebes again off Tattingstone Wonder.

Pipps Ford: six Goosander present on the pits.

Lakenheath Fen: a male Garganey on the small wash by East Wood.

March 12th

Southwolda Black Redstart at the harbour behind La Roc restaurant.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh.

Felixstowe: at Landguard both Black-throated Diver and a Great Northern Diver flew south plus two Woodcock on site.

Ipswich: Eight Waxwings at the junction of Defoe Road and Chepstow Road.

Pipps Ford: six Goosander present on the pits.

March 11th

Carlton Marsh: the LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER again on Peto's Marsh. 

Reydon: the WHITE STORK seen from Hen Reedbeds car park.

Westleton: male Hen Harrier over Westleton Common.

Minsmere: two Cranes on South Levels.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh.

Alde Estuary: two female Smew on the Alde, viewed from the hide at Hazlewood Marsh.

Snape Marsh: a Water Pipit and a Jack Snipe.

Hollesley Marsh: Glossy Ibis on the reserve viewed from the car park.

Melton: Little Gull on the River Deben.

Felixstowe: Glossy Ibis over Dovedale.

Great Cornard: Waxwing again on Carson's Drive.

March 10th

Carlton Marsh: the LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER again on Peto's Marsh. 

Southwold: a Water Pipit on Town Marshes.

Walberswick: 25+ Snow Buntings along the beach.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh and two Caspian Gulls.

Alde Estuary: two female Smew on the Alde, viewed from the hide at Hazlewood Marsh and a Water Pipit on Aldeburgh Marsh.

Ramsholt: two Cattle Egrets, a Raven and a Water Pipit seen on a WeBS count.

Felixstowe: Hawfinch in the Custom House trees and a Short-eared Owl at Felixstowe Ferry.

Kirton: two Bewick's Swans at Kirton Creek.

Ipswich: 12 Waxwings reported on Defoe Road.

Great Cornard: Waxwing again on Carson's Drive.

March 9th

Carlton Marsh: the LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER again on Peto's Marsh. 

Blythburgh: the WHITE STORK reported at 15:00.

Walberswick: 25+ Snow Buntings along the beach.

Minsmere: the WHITE STORK seen over Whin Hill at 13:36.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh.

Ipswich: ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD flew east over Bourne Park.

Debenham: a Cattle Egret in a cattle field along Ipswich Road.

Lakenheath Fen: the WHITE-TAILED EAGLE over the reserve in the morning plus the male Garganey still.

Great Cornard: Waxwing again on Carson's Drive.

March 8th

Walpole: the wide-ranging WHITE STORK seen over the village at 12:30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Stork at Walpole credit Ruth Watson.

Hen Reedbeds: Cattle Egret present.

Dunwich: 20+ Snow Buntings along the beach plus Short-eared Owl.

Minsmere: the WHITE STORK seen in flight west of Island Mere 13:15), then towards Eastbridge (14:26) plus two Cranes at Island Mere.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh.

Hollesley Marsh: Glossy Ibis on the reserve plus a female Goosander and 110+ Greater White-fronted Geese.

Melton: Curlew Sandpiper on the River Deben by the sewage works.

Alton Water: 2 Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Wonder.

Pipps Ford: five Goosander present on the pits.

Ixworth: the WHITE-TAILED EAGLE at Micklemere again.

Lakenheath Fen: a male Garganey and two Cranes.

March 7th

Minsmere: a WHITE STORK on flew north over the visitor centre and two Cranes at Island Mere.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again on South Marsh plus three Goosander (2f, 1m).

Boyton Marsh: the Spoonbill on the first flash near Banters Barn.

Bawdsey: Purple Sandpiper on the first shore pool north at East Lane.

Levington: a WHITE STORK seen over the A14 Levington turning heading towards Kirton.

Alton Water: 1+ Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Wonder.

Ashbocking: Raven present.

Elmswell: a WHITE-TAILED EAGLE circling over the A14.

Ixworth: the WHITE-TAILED EAGLE at Micklemere then flew towards Stowlangtoft.

Great Cornard: Waxwing again on Carson's Drive.

March 6th

A WHITE STORK was tracked south at a few locations:

> Lowestoft: over the centre of the town (10:39)

> Covehithe: over the Broad (10:58).

> Southwold: over Tinkers Marsh (11:11).

Walberswick: south-west of the village (11:19) and then over Westwood Marshes (11:24).

Dunwich: south-west low over Mount Pleasant (11:37).

Minsmere: over the south belt (11:43).

Eastbridge: circling (11:48).

Leiston: high over (11:55).

Aldringham: over the Walks (12:02).

Saxmundham: finally seen further north again soaring over Potton Hall (14:43).

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK, a Spoonbill and a redhead Goosander on South Marsh.

Alde Estuary: two female Smew again on the Alde, viewed from the old brick dock.

Alton Water: one Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Wonder.

Lakenheath Fen: a male Garganey and a Water Pipit.

March 5th

Covehithe: HOODED CROW on the south end of the pig field behind Covehithe Broad.

Minsmere: two Cranes still present and 12 Whooper Swans on East Scrape.

Leiston: eleven Waxwings along Goldings Lane.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK and four Goosander on South Marsh.

Alde Estuary: two female Smew again on the Alde, viewed from the old brick dock.

Alton Water: two Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Wonder.

Pipps Ford: four Goosander present on the pits plus four Green Sandpiper.

March 4th

Kessingland: 10+ Snow Buntings on the beach opposite Heathlands caravan park.

Carlton Marsh: the LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER again on Peto's Marsh. 

Westleton: three Crossbills on the heath by the north east car park.

Minsmere: two Cranes still present.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again present on South Marsh, viewable from the first viewing platform south of Sluice Cottage and two Goosander on South Marsh.

Alde Estuary: two female Smew on the Alde, viewed from the hide at Hazlewood Marsh.

Iken: six Cattle Egretalong Sandy Lane.

Hollesley Marsh: two Glossy Ibis on the reserve plus a female Goosander.

Landguard: a different Firecrest to yesterday was re-trapped at LBO from last Autumn.

Alton Water: two Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Wonder.

March 3rd

Carlton Marsh: the LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER again on Peto's Marsh. 

Minsmere: two Cranes still present.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again present on South Marsh, viewable from the first viewing platform south of Sluice Cottage. Three Goosander on South Marsh and 63 Greater White-fronted Geese on North Marsh.

Iken: six Cattle Egretalong Sandy Lane.

Hollesley Marsh: the Glossy Ibis still present plus 110 Greater White-fronted Geese.

Upper Hollesley Common: 12 Crossbills present.

Landguard: a Firecrest was re-trapped at LBO from last Autumn.

Levington: a Great Northern Diver on the river.

Alton Water: two Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Wonder.

Cavenham: a juvenile WHITE-TAILED EAGLE around the Cavenham Pits area.

March 2nd

Carlton Marsh: the LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER again on Peto's Marsh. 

Minsmere: two Cranes still present.

North Warren: the RING-NECKED DUCK again present on South Marsh, viewable from the first viewing platform south of Sluice Cottage.

Iken: four Cattle Egretalong Sandy Lane.

Hopton: a ringtail Hen Harrier from Fen Street.

March 1st

Hollesley Marsh: the Glossy Ibis still in view from the café.

Levington: Water Pipit present at the Lagoon.

Alton Water: two Slavonian Grebes still off Tattingstone Place.

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