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026 Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) Filby Broad Norfolk December 2023 ccp2 crs 130dpi.jpg

Norfolk bird news January 2024


The Lesser Yellowlegs remained at Southwold Town Marshes until 7th but was then seen occasionally at Blythburgh pig fields 14th-20th. A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Thorpeness on The Meare and visited RSPB Minsmere 16th-20th and RSPB North Warren 31st.


A wild Dutch-ringed White-tailed Eagle was again in the area of Ixworth and Stowlangtoft from 21st having presumably been present in the area from December. It was joined by a juvenile White-tailed Eagle whose parents turned out to be released Isle of Wight birds. An unringed White Stork was at Cornard Mere SWT 24th-27th.


A Long-tailed Duck was at Benacre Broad from 25th. Up to two Great Northern Divers were on Lake Lothing and up to four Great Northern Divers were on the River Orwell off the Wherstead Strand & Freston all month, and a Red-necked Grebe was off Pin Mill 19th.


Up to two Smew were on the River Alde from SWT Hazelwood Marshes and one was seen off Sudbourne. Up to three Slavonian Grebes were on River Stour at Stutton Ness.


A Glossy Ibis was at occasionally at RSPB Hollesley Marshes and a Western Yellow Wagtail flew over Oak Hill there 1st. A Glaucous Gull was at Minsmere 3rd and flew past Landguard NRR 8th. A Hooded Crow was at Oulton Broad 18th.

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