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Caspian Gull - Lowestoft - November 2013 - Andrew Easton

Winter ducks are present in higher numbers than for many years, particularly EIDER and VELVET SCOTER. The COMMON SCOTER flock between Gorleston and Hopton numbered at least 700 on the 30th, with five VELVET SCOTER with them.

A BALEARIC SHEARWATER flew past Gorleston on the 30th.

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UPDATED
: 19:00 November 30th

RED-THROATED DIVER Gavia stellata
Kessingland - 1st (1 S), 2nd (1 N), 4th (1 N), 7th (8 N, 5 S), 8th (1 S), 12th (2 N), 13th (55 N, 6 S), 14th (5 N, 3 S), 15th (5 N, 4 S).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
- 6th (1 N, 1 S), 15th (45+), 16th (19 N), 21st (2 N), 22nd (25), 23rd (3 N, 8 S), 24th (15 N, 6 S), 30th (6 N, 4 S).

Gorleston
- 9th (1 N, 1 S), 12th (23 N, 1 S).
Corton
-
10th (2).



GREAT CRESTED GREBE
Podiceps cristatus
Gorleston -
10th (1 S), 12th (1 on sea), 19th (3 on the sea).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 12th (1 on the sea), 23rd (1 N), 24th (1 N)
Kessingland - 15th (1 on the sea).




RED-NECKED GREBE
Podiceps grisegena
One flew north past Lowestoft North Beach on the 23rd.



LITTLE GREBE
Tachybaptus ruficollis

Lake Lothing -
12th (3), 17th (1), 19th (4), 21st (5), 28th (5).
Mutford Lock Basin -
17th (1).
Leathes Ham -
28th (1).



BALEARIC SHEARWATER
Puffinus mauretanicus
Gorleston
- 30th (1 north at 08:20).



CORMORANT
Phalacrocorax carbo
Kessingland
- 2nd (1 on the sea), 4th (1 N), 8th (1 N, 1 S).
Gorleston
-
5th (41 N, 6 S, 25 W), 8th (15 N), 9th (c. 150 W), 12th (c. 150 E).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (5 S), 23rd (3 N), 24th (6 N, 5 S), 30th (142 N, 71 S, many on the sea).
Fritton Lake - 27th (299 flew in to roost).



SHAG
Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Lake Lothing - 2nd (1).



GANNET Morus bassanus
Kessingland - 1st (17 N, 26 S), 2nd (17 N, 13 S), 3rd (65 N, 11 S), 4th (27 N, 15 S), 5th (66 N, 10 S), 6th (5 N, 3 S), 7th (39 N, 35 S), 8th (19 N, 6 S)
, 9th (1 N), 10th (4 N, 11 S), 11th (4 N), 12th (18 N, 66 S), 13th (54 N, 13 S), 14th (41 N, 25 S), 15th (8 N, 2 S).
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 3rd (50), 6th (33 N, 2 S), 11th (12 N, 5 S), 16th (57 N), 21st (20 N), 22nd (43), 23rd (18 N), 24th (12 N, 2 S), 30th (18 N, 3 S, several feeding offshore).
Gorleston - 5th (1 N, 1 S), 8th (6 N, 15 S), 9th (6 N), 10th (10 N, 13 S), 12th (31 N).


LITTLE EGRET Egretta garzetta
Oulton Marshes - 1st (1).
Kessingland - 14th (1 S).

Herringfleet Marshes - 25th (1).
Fritton Marshes - 30th (1).




GREY HERON
Ardea cinerea
Warren House Wood -
11th (1).
Lake Lothing - 17th (1).



MUTE SWAN Cygnus olor
Oulton Marshes -
1st (6).

Herringfleet Marshes - 25th (8).



BEWICK'S SWAN
Cygnus (columbianus) bewickii
A lone bird flew north over New Road, Bradwell at 1:40 on the 13th.
Six arrived in off the sea at Ness Point on the 15th.



WHOOPER SWAN Cygnus cygnus
Two were across the River Waveney from Castle Marshes at Aldeby shooting lakes on the 6th.

Six flew west over Bradwell on the 19th.



PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
Anser brachyrhynchus
New Road, Bradwell -
9th (130 S at 06:30), 19th (200+ N at 16:20).
Ashby -
9th (17 E).
Peto's Marsh, Carlton Marshes - 16th (19).
Somerleyton Church -
19th (1000+ NW).



DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE Branta bernicla bernicla
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
- 2nd (6 S), 6th (1 N), 8th (13 S), 11th (170 S), 12th (21 N, 20 S), 9th (1 N, 4 S), 11th (110 S), 12th (5 N, 13 S), 15th (13 N), 16th (3 N, 3 S), 21st (12 N, 2 S).
Kessingland
- 4th (4 N), 5th (37 N, 23 S), 6th (5 N), 7th (3 S), 8th (23 S).
Gorleston
-
5th (7 N, 2 S), 8th (4 N, 6 S), 10th (16 N), 12th (2 S).
Hopton
- 8th (10 S), 11th (9 S).
Kessingland Beach - 9th (1 on pools).
Pakefield - 11th (30 S).



BLACK BRANT
Branta (bernicla) nigricans
One flew north past Corton and Hopton with Dark-bellied Brent Geese on the morning of the 10th.



EGYPTIAN GOOSE Alopochen aegyptiacus
Lound - 9th (2).
Oulton Broad - 17th (1), 19th (2).



SHELDUCK Tadorna tadorna
Kessingland - 5th (11 S), 7th (1 S), 11th (3 S).
Gorleston - 10th (1 N).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 16th (1 S), 21st (3 N).



AMERICAN WOOD DUCK Aix sponsa
The regular drake was back at Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad on the 17th.



WIGEON Anas penelope
Oulton Marshes -
1st (50).
Kessingland - 3rd (14 N), 4th (5 S), 5th (2 S), 6th (8 S), 7th (13 S, 30 on the sea), 11th (81 S), 13th (18 S), 15th (30 N, 19 on the sea).
Hopton
- 8th (9 S), 10th (pair on the sea), 11th (2 on the sea), 12th (15 on the sea).

Gorleston - 9th (2 on the sea), 10th (2 S), 12th (17 N), 17th (8 on the sea), 24th (8 on the sea).
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
-
11th (2 N, 36 S), 21st (13 N, 12 S), 23rd (30 N), 24th (4 N), 30th (3 N).

Gunton Warren - 15th (10 S).
Lowestoft Harbour - 30th (40 high east out to sea at dusk).



GADWALL Anas strepera

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (4 S).
Hopton - 12th (5 N).
Kessingland - 11th (5 S), 15th (4 N).

Gorleston - 17th (1 on the sea).



PINTAIL Anas acuta

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (5 S).



MALLARD Anas platyrhynchos
Oulton Marshes - 1st (30).
Gunton Warren - 8th (drake drifting south on the sea, seemed to be hoping the fishermen would feed it!).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (6 S), 21st (10 S).



TEAL Anas crecca
Kessingland - 5th (1 N, 1 S), 8th (3 N), 9th (1 S), 10th (2 on the sea), 11th (125 S), 12th (4 S), 15th (6 N, 8 S, 4 on the sea).

Hopton
- 11th (100 on the sea).
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
-
11th (7 N, 68 S).
Kessingland sewage works - 23rd (2).

Gorleston - 24th (6 on the sea).



SHOVELER Anas clypeata
Kessingland - 6th (1 N, 6 S), 7th (5 S.
Gorleston - 10th (2 N).
Hopton
- 12th (7 on the sea).



TUFTED DUCK Aythya fuligula
Kessingland - 9th (1 S), 11th (1 S).
Gorleston
- 12th (2 N), 17th (1 on the sea).
Leathes Ham - 19th (12).



SCAUP Aythya marila
Hopton - 9th (2).




POCHARD Aythya ferina
Hopton - 10th (1 drake on the sea).
Leathes Ham - 19th (1).


Common Eider
Common Eider - Ness Point Danny Porter

http://www.dannysdigiscoping.com/


COMMON EIDER
Somateria mollissima
Kessingland - 5th (3 N), 6th (2 N), 14th (1 N), 15th (6 N).
Gorleston
- 5th (1 female S), 22nd (50 N).
Hopton - 10th (1 female on the sea), 23rd (10 N).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 15th (2), 16th (13 N), 21st (56 N), 22nd (35), 23rd (41 N), 24th (12 N).
Pakefield -
15th (7 N).



LONG-TAILED DUCK
Clangula hyemalis
One female flew north past Gorleston on the 5th, with another north there on the 22nd.



COMMON SCOTER
Melanitta nigra
Kessingland
- 1st (8 N), 2nd (3 N, 16 S), 4th (1 N, 30 S), 5th (22 N, 2 S), 7th (16 N, 35 S), 8th (4 S)
9th (2 N), 10th (1 S), 11th (28 N, 16 S), 12th (3 N, 197 S), 13th (7 N), 14th (5 N, 4 S).
Hopton -
3rd (c. 450 on the sea), 8th (400+ on the sea), 9th (400 on the sea), 10th (550+ on the sea), 11th (400+ on the sea), 12th (c. 500 on the sea), 30th (700+ on the sea).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 3rd (6), 6th (1 N), 8th (9 N), 11th (10 N, 18 S), 12th (57 N, 109 S), 15th (160+), 16th (187 N, 50 S), 21st (12 N, 140 S), 22nd (36), 23rd (195+ N, 75 S), 24th (80 N, 125 S), 30th (210 N).
Gorleston
-
5th (3 N, 8 S), 8th (3 S), 9th (33 S), 10th (30 N, 16 S, 7 on the sea), 12th (35 N), 17th (459 on the sea).




VELVET SCOTER Melanitta fusca
Gunton Warren -
8th (3 female/immatures north), 23rd (2 N).
Hopton -
8th (3 on the sea with Common Scoter, presumed same as Gunton, two later drifted north together to Gorleston), 9th (1 with Common Scoters on the sea), 10th (3 on the sea), 12th (3 on the sea), 23rd (5 on the sea), 28th (5 on the sea), 30th (5 on the sea).
Gorleston - 17th (3 on the sea).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 21st (2 N), 23rd (1 N), 24th (2 N), 30th (2 N).
Kessingland -
21st (2 N).

Velvet
                      Scoter
Velvet Scoter - Gunton Beach Andrew Easton

GOLDENEYE Bucephala clangula
Hopton
- 10th (1 female on the sea), 11th (2 S).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
-
11th (3 S), 23rd (1 N).

Kessingland
- 11th (2 S).



RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
Mergus serrator

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach -
3rd (1 S), 9th (2 N), 12th (1 N), 24th (2 N).
Kessingland -
8th (4 S), 9th (1 S).
Hopton -
9th (1).
Hamilton Dock -
12th (1 redhead).
Gorleston -
24th (2 N).



COMMON BUZZARD
Buteo buteo
Ashby -
9th (1), 28th (1).
Lound - 13th (1).
Carlton Marshes -
17th (1).

Flixton Marshes
-
19th (1).

Kessingland sewage works -
23rd (1).



HEN HARRIER
Circus cyaneus
One was at Oulton Marshes on the 1st.



MARSH HARRIER
Circus aeruginosus
Fritton Marshes -
12th (2), 30th (2).

Herringfleet Marshes - 19th (1).
Kessingland sewage works - 19th (1).
Herringfleet Marshes - 25th (6).



SPARROWHAWK
Accipiter nisus
Sussex Road, Gorleston -
10th (1).

Camps Heath - 19th (1).



KESTREL
Falco tinnunculus
Flixton Marshes - 19th (1).



MERLIN
Falco columbarius
One flew north along the coast at Corton on the 1st.

Female Peregrine
We have recently received the very sad news that the adult female Peregrine of the Lowestoft pair (pictured above) was found dead at Great Yarmouth Power Station in October. Possibly as a result of collision with a structure there.


PEREGRINE Falco peregrinus
An adult male was seen flying north eastward from the grain silo on the 19th. Presumably the surviving member of the Lowestoft breeding pair.




GREY PARTRIDGE
Perdix perdix
Ellough-
30th (7).



WATER RAIL
Rallus aquaticus
Gunton Warren -
9th (1 landed on clifftop path).



AVOCET
Recurvirostra avosetta
Lowestoft North Beach -
9th (1 S).
Kessingland -
9th (1 S).



GOLDEN PLOVER Pluvialis apricaria
Ellough (Benacre Road) -
3rd (124).

Ellough (Ellough Road) - 3rd (78).
Carlton Marshes - 17th (1 NW over).
Fritton Marshes - 30th (102).



LAPWING Vanellus vanellus
Kessingland Levels -
3rd (20).
Kessingland -
14th (3 in off the sea).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
-
16th (8 in off the sea).
Gunton Warren - 16th (1 in off the sea).

Carlton Marshes - 17th (3).
Herringfleet Marshes
-
19th (18).

Fritton Marshes -
30th (420).



RINGED PLOVER
Charadrius hiaticula
Gunton Warren -
11th (1 on the beach).



SANDERLING Calidris alba
Kessingland -
3rd (2).
Gorleston Beach -
2nd (1).



KNOT Calidris canutus
Kessingland -
5th (1 S), 8th (1 S), 11th (27 S), 15th (4 N).
Gorleston
- 9th (2 S).
Hopton
-
9th (3), 11th (8 S).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (15 S), 30th (1 N).



PURPLE SANDPIPER Calidris maritima
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 2nd (2). 6th (3), 10th (9), 16th (5), 17th (8), 27th (6), 30th (6).
Gorleston - 5th (1 S).



DUNLIN Calidris alpina
Kessingland - 5th (3 S), 8th (1 S), 11th (1 N, 106 S).
Gorleston
- 5th (3 S).

Hopton
-
11th (5 S).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (368 S), 23rd (10 N), 30th (28 N).
Gunton Warren - 11th (1 on beach).



JACK SNIPE Lymnocryptes minimus
Oulton Marshes - 1st (2).



COMMON SNIPE Gallinago gallinago
Oulton Marshes - 1st
(20).
Corton
-
10th (5 N).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
-
11th (1 S).




WOODCOCK Scolopax rusticola
The Dell, Beccles - 3rd (1).
Kessingland - 6th (1 in off the sea), 14th (1 in off the sea).
Gunton Warren - 6th (1), 9th (1 in off the sea), 12th (1 flushed), 21st (1 flushed).
Lowestoft North Denes - 9th (2 in off the sea).
Parkhill (Fallowfields) - 9th (1).
Gunton Wood - 9th (1).
Pakefield - 9th (2 in off the sea).
Hopton - 9th (2 in off the sea).
Beccles Marshes - 12th (1).
Ness Point - 17th (1 S).
Kessingland sewage works - 19th (1 ringed).



BAR-TAILED GODWIT Limosa lapponica

Gorleston - 3rd (1 S).
Kessingland - 21st (1 N).
Ness Point - 21st (1 N).



CURLEW Numenius arquata
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
-
2nd (1 S), 8th (2 N), 11th (2 S).

Kessingland - 5th (2 S), 11th (1 S), 12th (5 N).
Gorleston
-
5th (1 N, 1 S).



COMMON REDSHANK Tringa totanus

Lake Lothing - 2nd (1), 17th (1), 21st (2).
Mutford Lock Basin - 17th (3), 28th (5).
Kessingland Sluice - 23rd (1).



TURNSTONE Arenaria interpres
Gorleston - 2nd (13), 8th (11).

Pakefield Beach - 11th (10).

Mutford Lock Basin - 17th (8), 28th (6).

Yellow-legged Gull

Gulls Galore on the 2nd, with both first winter Yellow-legged Gull (above) and first winter Caspian Gull (below) present at Lowestoft North Beach
Andrew Easton

Caspian
                          Gull

ARCTIC SKUA Stercorarius parasiticus
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 2nd (2 S).
Kessingland - 5th (1 N).
Gorleston
- 5th(1 S).



GREAT SKUA Stercorarius skua
Kessingland -
1st (1 S), 3rd (1 N), 5th (1 N, 1 S), 7th (2 N, 1 on the sea), 8th (2 N), 10th (5 N), 12th (1 N, 1 on the sea), 13th (1 N, 1 S), 14th (1 N).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 3rd (1 S), 6th (1 S), 11th (1 N, 2 S), 12th (2 offshore attacking large gulls), 23rd (1).
Hopton - 9th (1).



SKUA sp. Stercorarius sp.
Kessingland -
1st (1 on the sea, probably a Great), 13th (1 N).



MEDITERRANEAN GULL Larus melanocephalus
Links Road car park - 2nd (6 - 2 ringed), 3rd (8 - 2 ringed), 4th (2), 6th (5), 8th (6), 11th (4), 12th (4+), 16th (5 - 2 ringed), 19th (4 - 1 ringed), 21st (8 - 3 ringed), 24th (4), 28th (6 - 2 ringed), 30th (2 - 1 ringed).
Kessingland - 2nd (2 N), 3rd (1 S), 12th (1 N), 13th (1 N), 14th (1 N).
Gorleston
- 5th (1), 8th (1), 9th (3), 10th (1), 12th (2+).
Ness Point
- 6th (1 S), 30th (4 N).

Corton - 10th (3).



BLACK-HEADED GULL
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
An almost pure white individual was at Oulton Broad on the 2nd.




YELLOW-LEGGED GULL
Larus michahellis
A first winter was with other large gulls at Links Road car park on the afternoon of the 2nd.
Gorleston - 2nd (2 1st winters), 3rd (1st winter).
Corton - 10th (1st winter).




CASPIAN GULL
Larus cachinnans
A first winter was on the groynes along Lowestoft North Beach on the morning of the 2nd before flying south at 09:15.
A different first winter dropped in briefly at Hamilton Dock on the 17th.

Glaucous Gull

1st winter Glaucous Gull - Hamilton Dock
Andrew Easton
Glaucous
                        Gull

Glaucous
                          Gull

GLAUCOUS GULL Larus hyperboreus
A first winter was on the sea off Ness Point on the 16th before moving to Hamilton Dock where it spent the rest of the day. Luckily it was quite partial to bread and ham and so gave very close views.
It reappeared in Hamilton Dock late morning on the 17th, and tucked into bread, and to vary its diet a bit, sliced chicken today. In the afternoon it flew west in the harbour apparently towards Lake Lothing but wasn't relocated there.
It wasn't reported on the 18th but was back in Hamilton Dock again on the 19th to 24th.

There has been no sign of it since the 24th as far as we know though.



KITTIWAKE Rissa tridactyla
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 2nd (1), 11th (1 S), 12th (3 N, 1 on groynes), 16th (2 on groynes), 17th (1 on groynes), 19th (1 on groynes), 24th (9 N), 30th (7 N).
Kessingland - 8th (1 N), 14th (4 N), 15th (1 N).

Gorleston - 9th (1 S).
Corton
-
10th (3).




ARCTIC TERN Sterna paradisaea
Gorleston - 5th (one adult south at 08:28).

Kessingland - 12th (1 juv S).



GUILLEMOT Uria aalge
Corton - 10th (6).
Gorleston - 12th (3 N).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 15th (25), 21st (2 N).



PUFFIN Fratercula arctica
Two flew past Gorleston on the 22nd.



LITTLE AUK Alle alle
A headless corpse was found on the tideline at Gunton Beach on the 23rd.



AUK sp. Alcidae
Kessingland
- 1st (1 N), 3rd (1 N, 1 S), 4th (1 N), 5th (1 N), 6th (1 N), 7th (3 N), 12th (1 N), 14th (14 N, 3 S), 15th (9 N).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach
-
2nd (1 N), 11th (3 N), 23rd (160+ N), 24th (623 N).

Gorleston
- 10th (2 N), 12th (4 N).



STOCK DOVE Columba oenas
Lowestoft North Denes
- 18th (4 N).
Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (Norfolk) -
9th (flock of 88), 12th (110+).



BARN OWL Tyto alba
Oulton Marshes
- 1st (1).



SHORT-EARED OWL
Asio flammeus
One arrived in off the sea at Hamilton Road at 15:25 on the 24th.



GREEN WOODPECKER Picus viridis
Gunton Warren -
2nd (1), 15th (1).

Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (1), 23rd (1).
Ashby - 9th (2).
Rookery Park Golf Course - 13th (1).

Warren House Wood - 17th (1).

Corton Wood - 19th (1).

Flixton Marshes - 19th (1).

 


GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos major
Kessingland sewage works -
9th (1), 23rd (1).
Gunton Warren - 17th (1).
Corton Wood -
19th (1).
Waveney Forest -
30th (1).



SKY LARK Alauda arvensis
Gunton Warren -
5th (1+), 8th (1 in off the sea).
Gorleston -
8th (flock of 32 in off the sea, 1 other heard only).

Hopton
-
11th (7 in off the sea).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (24 in off the sea).



SHORE LARK Eremophila alpestris
Three were along the sea wall at Lowestoft North Beach on the morning of the 3rd before flying south.
Two were on the beach below The Jolly Sailors pub at Pakefield on the 6th, they were present again until 08:40 on the 7th but then flew out to sea.
Two were on the beach north of Benacre/Kessingland Sluice on the 13th, 14th and 21st at least.

Shore Larks
Shore Larks - Pakefield Beach Andrew Easton

SWALLOW Hirundo rustica
Gunton Warren -
2nd (2 S).
Gorleston -
7th (2 in off the sea).
Kessingland Beach -
9th (2 S).



HOUSE MARTIN
Delichon urbica

Ness Point - 2nd (2 S).



ROCK PIPIT
Anthus petrosus
Corton -
1st (2 S).
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach -
2nd
(1 N), 6th (2), 10th (1), 12th (1).
Hamilton Dock -
16th (2+), 17th (1+), 30th (1).



MEADOW PIPIT
Anthus pratensis
Oulton Marshes - 1st (9
).
Kessingland sewage works - 19th (2), 23rd (1).



GREY WAGTAIL Motacilla cinerea
Kessingland Sluice - 3rd (1).

Lake Lothing - 8th (1).



PIED WAGTAIL Motacilla alba yarrellii

Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (3), 3rd (14), 9th (25), 19th (20), 23rd (15).
Gorleston Pier - 10th (1).



DUNNOCK Prunella modularis
Kessingland sewage works - 9th (2).



ROBIN Erithacus rubecula

Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (1), 9th (2), 19th (1), 23rd (2).



BLACK REDSTART Phoenicurus ochruros
Clarkson Road, Oulton Broad - 2nd (1).

Foxglove Close, Worlingham - 17th to 21st (1).
Ness Point - 27th (1).



REDWING Turdus iliacus
Gunton Warren -
5th (1-2), 8th (1 in off the sea).
Flycatcher Alley
- 6th (1).

Kessingland sewage works - 9th (1).
Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (7 in off the sea), 19th (1 in the wind turbine yard).
Somerleyton - 19th (3).
Ashby -
22nd (2).



SONG THRUSH Turdus philomelus
Kessingland sewage works - 9th (2), 19th (1).



BLACKBIRD Turdus merula

Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (c. 15), 9th (15+), 19th (10), 23rd (5).
Lowestoft North Beach - 16th (1 arrived low off the sea).



MISTLE THRUSH Turdus viscivorus

Ashby - 9th (1), 28th (1).
Waveney Forest - 12th (1), 30th (2).

Gunton Warren - 17th (1).
Somerleyton - 19th (1).



FIELDFARE Turdus pilaris
Hopton - 8th (1 in off the sea), 9th (4 in off the sea).
Lowestoft North Beach - 9th (4 in off the sea).

Gunton Warren
-
17th (3 over).

Flix
ton -
19th (4).
New Road, Bradwell - 20th (2).

South
                        Lowestoft
An old postcard of early 1900's vintage looking west across south Lowestoft.

CETTI'S WARBLER Cettia cetti
Carlton Marshes - 17th (1).



DARTFORD WARBLER Sylvia undata
One was at Gunton warren on the 1st and 2nd at least, having first been seen on October 31st.
One was heard and seen again there on the 13th to 17th and 23rd at least.



BLACKCAP Sylvia atricapilla
Hulver (private garden) - 10th (1 male).
Stevens Street, Lowestoft (private garden) - 25th (1 male).



CHIFFCHAFF Phylloscopus collybita
Gunton Warren - 1st (1), 3rd (1), 6th (1), 8th (1).
Corton disused railtrack
-
2nd (1).

St.Peter's & St. John's Church, Kirkley - 2nd (1).
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (5), 9th (2), 19th (1), 23rd (1).
Flycatcher Alley -
6th (1), 23rd (2).
Lowestoft North Denes -
6th (1).
Warren Road, Hopton -
8th (1).
Carlton Marshes -
17th (1).
Corton Church - 23rd (1).
Ness Point area - 23rd (2).

Warren House Wood - 22nd (1).
Waveney Forest -
30th (1).



GOLDCREST Regulus regulus
Corton disused railtrack - 2nd (4).
St.Peter's & St. John's Church, Kirkley - 2nd (2).
Lowry Way, Gunton - 4th (1+), 6th (1).
Lowestoft North Denes
-
6th (1), 17th (2).
Gunton Warren - 8th (1), 9th (1), 12th (1).

Waveney Forest -
12th (6+).
Corton Wood -
19th (2).
Gunton Church -
15th (1).
Warren House Wood -
22nd (1+).



FIRECREST
Regulus ignicapilla
Gunton Warren -
1st (3), 2nd
(3), 7th (3), 8th (2), 9th (1), 12th (1+), 19th (1).
Burgh Castle -
3rd (1).
Lowry Way, Gunton
- 9th (1).
Gunton Wood
/Church -
9th (1), 17th (1-2), 18th (4), 23rd (2).
Corton Wood -
23rd (2).



BEARDED TIT
Panurus biarmicus

Carlton Marshes - 17th (2).
Herringfleet Marshes
- 25th (2+).




LONG-TAILED TIT Aegithalos caudatus
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (5), 9th (3), 23rd (3).



BLUE TIT
Cyanistes caeruleus
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (1), 9th (1), 19th (1), 23rd (5).



GREAT TIT Parus major

Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (2).



JACKDAW Corvus monedula

Kessingland sewage works - 9th (2).



JAY Garrulus glandarius
Lowry Way, Gunton - 6th (3).
Kessingland sewage works
- 9th (2).
Rookery Park Golf Course - 13th (2 - 3rd & 10th Hole).



STARLING Sturnus vulgaris

Several small flocks were watched arriving in off the sea at Lowestoft on the 2nd.
Many flocks were watched arriving in off the sea at Gunton Warren on the 5th, totaling 5 to 600.

5040 were counted arriving in off the sea viewable from Gunton Warren between 08:00 to 11:00 on the 8th. Many more were still arriving throughout the rest of the day until at least 15:00. As usual none paused at the coast.

Flocks were continuing to head west at New Road, Bradwell throughout the morning of the 8th. How far inland do they go before stopping.

Ashby - 9th (two small flock heading west).
Hopton - 9th (557 in off the sea in three hours between 09:00-12:00).
Kessingland Beach - 9th (200 in off the sea).
Kessingland sewage
works - 9th (70+ SE).

Ness Point/Lowestoft North Beach - 11th (819 in off the sea in two hours), 16th (a few small flocks arrived in off the sea during the afternoon).

At least 15000 were at the roost in Lowestoft Harbour on the evening of the 21st. A white tailed individual was again present amongst them and is presumably a returning individual.

Starlings
Starlings - Lowestoft Andrew Easton

Thousands of Starlings arrived in off the sea throughout the day on the 8th, with 5040 counted from Gunton Warren in three hours from 08:00 to 11:00. This was just viewing just the short stretch of coast from Ness Point to Corton. Passage continued until 15:00 at least.


CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (c. 10), 9th (6), 23rd (4).


BRAMBLING
Fringilla montifringilla

Fritton Lake - 27th (2).



GREENFINCH Chloris chloris

Lowestoft North Denes - 2nd (10+).
Kessingland sewage works - 9th (1), 19th (3), 23rd (1).



GOLDFINCH Carduelis carduelis
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (5).
Herringfleet Marshes - 25th (12+).



REDPOLL Carduelis cabaret/flammea
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (4).
Gunton Warren - 8th (6 S).
Lound Lakes - 16th (2).
Waveney Forest - 30th (2 over).



LESSER REDPOLL Carduelis cabaret
Kessingland sewage works - 2nd (3), 9th (2), 23rd (1).
Lound Lakes - 28th (2).



COMMON (MEALY) REDPOLL Carduelis flammea
Kessingland sewage works - 9th (1).




COMMON CROSSBILL
Loxia curvirostra
Waveney Forest
- 12th (6).
Ashby - 28th (8).



BULLFINCH
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Kessingland sewage works - 9th (1), 23rd (1).




LAPLAND BUNTING Calcarius lapponicus
Three were in the clifftop stubble fields near Corton old sewage works on the 19th, with four there on the 23rd and two on the 24th.



SNOW BUNTING Plectrophenax nivalis
Kessingland Beach - 2nd (13), 6th (c. 12), 7th (25 S), 15th (3), 19th (8).
Gunton Warren - 2nd (13 north, followed shortly afterwards by two more that then returned south), 8th (15 flew north), 23rd (4).
Lowestoft North Beach - 4th (11), 9th (5), 10th (9), 12th (7), 16th (up to 30), 23rd (6).
Pakefield Beach - 5th (10), 6th (21), 19th (10), 20th (40+), 22nd (55), 24th (10), 26th (50+), 28th (50+).
Hamilton Dock - 16th (flock of 49 flew south).
Gorleston - 19th (c. 50 flew north).
Corton - 23rd (1).



YELLOWHAMMER
Emberiza citrinella
Gunton Warren
- 1st (1).
Ashby - 9th (1), 22nd (3), 28th (2).



REED BUNTING
Emberiza schoeniclus

Gunton Warren - 5th (1), 17th (1 over).
Pakefield Beach
- 6th (4).
Kessingland Beach - 9th (3)
.

Lowestoft North Denes - 16th (1).
Kessingland sewage works - 19th (1).

Herringfleet Marshes
- 25th (3).



OTHER WILDLIFE

Eubranchus tricolor
Two examples of the latest addition to the Lowestoft Sea Slug list - Eubranchus tricolor

The discovery of this species by Nick Blacker takes the total to a very respectable 20 species.
 

A male BLACK DARTER was at Corton new sewage works pond on the 1st.

A CLOUDED YELLOW was at Corton old sewage works on the 2nd.


GREY SEAL
Kessingland - 1st (1), 2nd (1), 12th (1).
Ness Point - 24th (1).


COMMON SEAL
Kessingland Beach - 6th (1).
Holm Sand - 11th (5 - a Great Skua appeared to want to join them on the sandbank but there was very little exposed sand and waves were washing across it constantly so it gave up).

Lowestoft North Beach - 17th (1).
Ness Point - 24th (1).


OTTER
Oulton Broad - 17th (1), 24th (1).


BROWN HARE
Ellough - 3rd (2).


RED DEER
Herringfleet - 19th (7).


CHINESE WATER DEER

Carlton Marshes - 17th (1).
Fritton Marshes - 30th (1).



MUNTJAC DEER
Corton disused railtrack - 2nd (1).
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