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Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) Norfolk June 2023 (Library photograph)

Suffolk bird news March 2024


Five Lesser Scaup spent the day at RSPB Minsmere 24th. These were the five that spent most of this year at Abberton Reservoir and at least one of which returned there.


The Long-billed Dowitcher remained on Peto's Marsh at SWT Carlton Marshes until 11th, before moving to Norfolk.  A Dotterel was found near Cuckoo Tye 23rd. A Curlew Sandpiper remained on the Deben near Melton Sewage Works on and off until 15th and one was at Walberswick 22nd.


The drake Ring-necked Duck remained at RSPB North Warren until 20th. Up to two Smew were on the River Alde from SWT Hazelwood Marshes until 11th and the two Slavonian Grebes remained at Alton Water Reservoir. A Great Northern Diver was off Trimley Marshes 3rd and a Black-throated Diver flew south past Landguard NR 12th.


A Rough legged buzzard flew east over Bourne Park 9th. A Hooded crow was by Covehithe Broad 5th and another was at RSPB North Warren 21st. Up to two Glossy Ibises were at RSPB Hollesley Marshes and one was at Boyton Marsh 21st & 31st and another flew over Felixstowe 11th.


The first summer visitors arrived including a Redstart, Little Ringed Plover, Willow Warbler, Osprey, Garganey, Stone-curlew, Ring Ouzel, and Swallow.

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