138 Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis faba

Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis fabalis) Hen Reedbeds Suffolk

Suffolk bird news April 2021

Seemingly almost annual in Suffolk in recent years was a singing male Iberian Chiffchaff at Foxhall Heath from 17th-28th.


A Black Kite was over Carlton Marshes from 29th and a Hoopoe was there from 29th. A Black Kite was at North Warren then headed south 30th. A European Honey Buzzard flew east at Pipps Ford 29th. A Rough-legged Buzzard was spotted with a movement of about twenty-five Common Buzzards over Southwold 27th. The Rough-legged Buzzard was still at Sudbourne Marshes until 3rd and the Great Grey Shrike remained at Capel St Mary until 10th.


A Purple Heron flew north-east over Joist Fen viewpoint at Lakenheath Fen 27th. A White Stork that was apparently unringed was at Lakenheath 6th-11th.


Single Wrynecks were found at Ipswich 10th, Gunton 13th, Kessingland 25th and Southwold 26th. A Pied Flycatcher was at Bungay until 1st.


Two Temminck’s Stint were at Trimley Marshes on the Winter Flood from 29th and two Curlew Sandpipers were there 24th. A Grey Phalarope was at Southwold Town Marsh 8th -12th and a summer plumaged Black-throated Diver flew past Southwold 10th & 25th with a Pomarine Skua past 25th. A Taiga Bean Goose remained at the Hen Reedbed NR and Reydon Marshes until 13th. A Grey Phalarope was also at Minsmere 7th-10th.


Two Black-necked Grebes were at Ampton Water 9th and three Slavonian Grebes were at Alton Water 9th.


An Iceland Gull was seen fairly regularly at Gunton and Lowestoft and another was at Cavenham Heath 12th-20th.

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