Roller (Coracias garrulus) (Libary photograph)
Suffolk bird news June 2021
A Roller was near Icklingham 23rd-30th at least and another was seen to fly east over the A14 near Newmarket 25th.
A Collared Pratincole flew north over Minsmere, and then west over Southwold, before spending some time at Carlton Marshes over Peto’s Marsh 12th. Also seen at Carlton Marshes were a Purple Heron 5th and nine European Bee-eaters 13th.
Walberswick had a purple patch with a first summer male Red-footed Falcon 5th-7th and a Purple Heron 5th-9th. Nearby a male Red-backed Shrike was at Dunwich Forest 5th and a singing first year male Common Rosefinch was at Southwold by the boating lake 7th.
A male Golden Oriole was at Minsmere 5th and a first summer Purple Heron from 24th. Also seen there were a Red-necked Phalarope 29th, a Honey Buzzard 13th and up to five Roseate Terns from 7th. A Red-footed Falcon was also photographed at Minsmere.
A White-winged Black Tern was at Trimley Marshes 20th and two Black-winged Stilts were there 1st. A Rose-coloured Starling was at Landguard 6th-7th & 9th, Lowestoft 10th and Tunstall 15th.
A Marsh Warbler was at Landguard 10th and nearby a Serin flew south over Sunningdale Drive 2nd. The Iberian Chiffchaff remained at Foxhall Heath. A Glossy Ibis was at Lackford Lakes from 4th.
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