Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Sterna caspia) (Library photograph)
Suffolk bird news September 2022
A Radde’s Warbler was trapped and ringed at Kessingland Sewage Works 29th and one was nearby, the next day, at Benacre, Beach Farm 30th.
A Hoopoe was at Walberswick 14th and eight European Bee-eaters flew south over Minsmere 9th. Single Wrynecks were at Benacre, Beach Farm 2nd-4th, Lowestoft 4th, Westleton Common 5th, RSPB Minsmere 10th-19th , North Warren 13th, Walberswick 14th and SWT Trimley Marshes 18th-20th. Lone Red-backed Shrikes were at Kessingland Sluice 10th-11th, Shingle Street 14th-15th and Walberswick 14th-22nd.
There was a string of good birds at Aldeburgh Town Marshes: Red-necked Phalarope 1st, a Pacific or American Golden Plover 5th and up to two Pectoral Sandpipers 14th-21st. A Pectoral Sandpiper was also at SWT Trimley Marshes 28th and a Temminck’s Stint was there until 3rd.
A Purple Heron was at RSPB Lakenheath Fen near Botany Bay by River Little Ouse 3rd & 11th.
A Cory’s Shearwater flew south at Southwold 5th and a European Storm Petrel flew north past Corton 19th. A Grey Phalarope was at North Warren South Marsh from 27th, and another was on the sea off Benacre & Covehithe 29th.
Single Honey Buzzards were at RSPB Minsmere 2nd, Trimley 2nd, Huntingfield 4th, Shingle Street 10th , Felixstowe Ferry 10th and four flew over Carlton Colville 27th.
A Black-necked Grebe was on the River Orwell viewed from Levington Creek 30th. A Corncrake was at Tinker’s Marsh, Walberswick 25th.
Several Yellow-browed Warblers were found following the first of the autumn at Sizewell 19th.
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