Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Libary photograph)
Suffolk bird news October 2021
There were two Radde’s Warblers: one at Lowestoft North Denes 9th-10th and the other at Shingle Street 23rd. A Pallas’s Warbler was at Pakefield 24th. A Little Bunting was at Trimley Marshes 10th and a Richard’s Pipit was at Bawdsey Quay 17th. A Shorelark was at Hopton 11th and another was at Landguard 20th-23rd.
A presumed first winter Eastern Yellow Wagtail was at Carlton Marshes 23rd and a Pectoral Sandpiper was there 11th-17th. A Red-necked Phalarope was at Fornham St Martin on Hall Farm reservoir 5th-6th. An American Golden Plover or Pacific Golden Plover was briefly at Aldeburgh on the Alde Estuary 3rd. A Dotterel was between Falkenham & Kings Fleet from 30th.
A Rough-legged Buzzard was at Sudbourne Marshes 19th. A Slavonian Grebe was on a reservoir at Aldringham Walks 16th. A Tundra Bean Goose flew over Lowestoft 10th and a Smew was at Minsmere on Island Mere 31st.
Highlights for seawatchers were a Grey Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua and Roseate Tern past Thorpeness 5th and at Landguard a Leach’s Petrel and Long-tailed Skua 2nd and Grey Phalarope 3rd. A handful of Little Auks were clocked. A Glaucous Gull was at Reydon 5th.
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