179 Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis) Dunwich Suffolk GB UK November 2020

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Dunwich 2020 (Library photograph)

Suffolk bird news October 2022

An Alpine Accentor was at Slaughden, Aldeburgh 27th-29th.

A Fea’s type Petrel flew north past Southwold, Lowestoft & Corton 9th. A Sabine’s Gull flew past Southwold 19th and Aldeburgh 20th. Puffins were seen just offshore at Slaughden 19th and Southwold 20th. A Black-throated Diver flew past Southwold, Sizewell & Bawdsey 19th.


A Grey Phalarope & Leach’s Petrel flew past Bawdsey 9th. A Leach’s Petrel flew north past Landguard NR 12th. The Grey Phalarope remained at North Warren South Marsh until 3rd. A Pectoral Sandpiper was at  Walberswick 1st and one was seen again at SWT Trimley Marshes 5th.

A Pallid Swift was at Benacre & Covehithe 24th, another was at Lowestoft 24th-25th and Landguard 25th and another possible was at Minsmere.

A Little Bunting was at Sizewell 19th. A juvenile Rose-coloured Starling was at Benacre Sluice with a Starling flock 17th. A Great Grey Shrike was at Easton Bavents 7th.

Single Dusky Warblers were at Southwold 20th-28th and Benacre Beach Farm 23rd. A Barred Warbler was at Felixstowe Ferry 18th & 21st and single Pallas’s Warblers were at Landguard NR 20th, Aldeburgh 20th, Walberwick 23rd.

A Rough-legged Buzzard was at Hollesley Marshes 21st. Single Honey Buzzards were over Kessingland 4th, Hen Reedbeds NR 7th and Lowestoft 8th.


A Glossy Ibis was at Carlton Marshes SWT 9th-18th and another was at Minsmere 18th-20th and North Warren RSPB 19th-25th, and singles were seen in flight over Thorpeness 19th, Benacre Broad 22nd and Southwold 22nd & 26th. A Black-necked Grebe was on the River Alde at Snape 19th and a Tundra Bean Goose flew over Carlton Marshes SWT 29th.

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