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083 Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis tschutschensis) Dunwich Suffolk GB UK

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Dunwich Suffolk November 2020  (Library photograph)

Suffolk bird news November 2023


A Lesser Yellowlegs was at Southwold Town Marshes frrom 7th. A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Thorpeness Meare from 26th. A Ferruginous Duck flew south past Landguard NR 1st.


An Eastern Yellow Wagtail was at Peto's Marsh, at SWT Carlton Marshes from 26th and was joined by what will probably turn out to be a second bird from 30th. Up to seven Shorelark were at Kessingland from 2nd.


A Pallas’s Warbler was at RSPB Minsmere 14th. A Hoopoe flew south over A14 at Beyton Green 3rd and another was briefly at Butley 20th. An eastern type Lesser Whitethroat was at Landguard NR and Waxwings started to arrive.


The wild Dutch ringed White-tailed Eagle was in the Woolpit Green from 9th and it may be the bird that flew over SWT Carlton Marshes 17th.


There were several Glossy Ibis sightings with three at RSPB Hollesley Marshes 5th-6th, three over Sudbourne Marsh 5th, one RSPB Boyton Marshes 12th, one over Felixstowe 18th and up to two RSPB North Warren 21st-25th.


The 4th was a good day for seawatching with sightings of Long-tailed Skua, Little Auks, Leach's Petrels and Grey Phalarope heading north along the Suffolk coastline. Another Grey Phalarope flew south at Lowestoft 12th & another was at Landguard NR 19th. An Iceland Gull was at Sizewell 5th and Landguard NR 21st.


A Garganey was at RSPB Minsmere 3rd and up to two Black Terns were there and Sizewell until 7th and one of them showed some characteristics of an American Black Tern 5th-6th. Eight Tundra Bean Geese were at Benacre 9th and four flew north past Kessingland 15th.


A Velvet Scoter was at inland at Lowestoft and then at Benacre Broad. A Great Northern Diver was on from Lake Lothing from 11th and a Great Northern Diver was on Benacre Broad 21st-23rd and a Long-tailed Duck was on the scrape at RSPB Minsmere from 24th. Up to two Great Northern Divers were on the River Orwell off the Wherstead Strand & Freston from 19th and a Slavonian Grebe was off Freston 20th.

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