SORC – Record Status 2018 (to end March)

DATE SPECIES LOCATION OBSERVERS STATUS NOTES JANUARY 08/01/18 – Greenland White-fronted Geese Trimley SWT W J Brame A 6 birds 17/01/18 – Glossy Ibis Eastbridge / Minsmere A Photographed 22/01/18 – Rough-legged Buzzard Waveny Forest R Wilton A Photographed 30/01/18 – Raven Gipping Valley Multi Observed A Breeding pair 1/30/18 Glossy Ibis Carlton Marshes A…

SORC – Record Status – 2017 DATE SPECIES LOCATION OBSERVERS STATUS NOTES JANUARY 06/01/17 – 12/01/17 Pallas’s Warbler Kessingland SW B Wallace + N Carter A Trapped and ringed 08/01/17 – 15/02/17 Black-throated Diver Orwell L G Woods A Photographed 08/01/17 – 20/01/17 Little Bunting Knettishall Heath N Moran A FEBRUARY 05/02/17 – 17/02/17 Rough-legged…

SORC – Record Status – 2018 (to end May)

SPECIES LOCATION NOTES JANUARY 1/16/2018 Willow Tit Lakenheath RSPB 29/01/18 – 01/02/18 Glossy Ibis Wenhaston FEBRUARY MARCH 3/9/2018 Black-throated Diver Bawdsey 2 birds 18/03/18 – 20/03/18 White-spotted Bluethroat Trimley SWT 3/31/2018 Night Heron Aldeburgh Adult (found dead in April) APRIL 02/04/18 – 03/04/18 Penduline Tit Leathes Ham, Lowestoft Photographed 4/13/2018 Black-throated Diver LBO South at…

SORC – Record Status – 2017

SPECIES LOCATION NOTES JANUARY 1/4/2017 Raven Lackford SWT FEBRUARY 2/11/2017 Raven Flatford Flew over at 7.40am 2/16/2017 Taiga Bean Goose Hollesley Photographed 16/02/17 – 17/02/17 Taiga Bean Goose Breydon South wall MARCH 3/4/2017 Siberian Chiffchaff Fagbury Seen and heard by Shed 70 3/5/2017 Raven Snape Seen and heard over nurseries 2.30pm 3/16/2017 Cattle Egret Botany…

Suffolk Bird Reports – now online

All the Suffolk Bird Reports from 1952 to the 2014 can now be found online here: http://www.suffolkbis.org.uk/SuffolkBirds This is a fantastic resource for Suffolk Birders and for anyone interested in tracking the history of a species over the last 60 years!  For example: Little Egret 1992:  “A rare passage migrant.  Only 2 were reported” 2014: “Locally…

SORC – Record Status – 2016

DATE SPECIES LOCATION OBSERVERS STATUS NOTES JANUARY 02/01/16 – 07/03/16 Cattle Egret Iken Andy Last A 10-12/01/2016 Glossy Ibis Ramsholt Nick Mason A 1/14/16 Glossy Ibis Boyton D Fairhurst A 18-19/01/2016 Glossy Ibis Minsmere R Drew A 20/01/16 – 15/02/16 Glossy Ibis Hollesley RSPB P J Kennerley A FEBRUARY 01-18/02/2016 Green-winged Teal Blythburgh Barry Yates…

Suffolk Bird Report – editor needed

The Suffolk Bird Report has been the key summary of birds in Suffolk for many decades.  Since 1979 it has been a separate SNS publication, and a large number of photographers, artists and writers have contributed over the years.  There is an established team of section writers working under the direction of Nick Mason, the…

SORC record status 2015

DATE SPECIES LOCATION OBSERVER STATUS NOTES JANUARY 03/01/2015 Raven Butley/Boyton M J Cornish A 04/01/2015 Raven Bawdsey Quay S Abbott + D Herman A 07/01/15 – 23/03/15 Richards Pipit Breydon South Wall James Brown A Photographed FEBRUARY 02/02/15 – 28/03/15 Black Brant Shotley Marshes Multi observed A 15/02/15 – 23/03/15 Richards Pipit Breydon South Wall…

SORC outstanding records 2015

DATE SPECIES LOCATION NOTES JANUARY 11/01/2015 Raven Snape FEBRUARY MARCH 06/03/2015 Black-throated Diver Minsmere APRIL 03/04/2015 Black-throated Diver LBO 15/04/2015 Red-rumped Swallow Minsmere MAY 02/05/2015 Raven Bawdsey 04/05/2015 Rough-legged Buzzard Melton 07/05/2015 Honey Buzzard Christchurch Park 16/05/2015 Black Kite Trimley SWT 22/05/2015 Honey Buzzard Dingle 27/05/2015 Bee-eater Minsmere north 7.30am JUNE 05/06/2015 Grey headed Wagtail…

Suffolk Bird Report

The Suffolk Bird Report is published annually by the Suffolk Naturalists’ Society in co-operation with Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group. The report has a systematic list of the species seen within the county during the year and includes colour photos and ink drawings. It also has a selection of research articles, a ringing report and and a…

Suffolk Bird Atlas

Between 2007 and 2011 the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) undertook a national survey of the status of UK birds with both a wintering birds and a breeding birds survey. SOG was instrumental in organising the surveying throughout the county and incorporated a further year in 2012 to cover the final tetrads within the county that…

BBRC latest update 2014

BBRC INFORMATION 2014 updated 9.6.14                       2014 records in circulation           Whiskered Tern Minsmere 26-Apr   5215   Great Reed Warbler Westwood Marsh, Walberswick 16-May   5246   Common Myna Landguard 16-May   5227              …

SORC record status 2013 and 2014

SORC information Updated August 2014 DATE SPECIES LOCATION OBSERVER STATUS NOTES JANUARY 04/01/14 – 06/01/14 Black throated Diver Orwell N Andrews A 11/01/14 – 25/02/14 Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest Multi Observed A 19/01/14 – 25/01/14 Siberian Chiffchaff Oulton Marsh A Easton A 2nd bird from 22nd FEBRUARY 07/02/14 – 22/02/14 Greenland White-fronted Geese North Warren…

SORC outstanding records 2013 and 2014

SORC information Updated August 2014 DATE SPECIES LOCATION NOTES JANUARY       29/01/2014 Hooded Crow Dunwich FEBRUARY       MARCH       05/03/2014 Black-throated Diver Minsmere 24/03/2014 Cattle Egret Southwold 24/03/2014 White-tailed Eagle Hollesley APRIL       04/04/2014 Black-throated Diver East Lane 17/04/2014 Red-rumped Swallow Minsmere MAY       04/05/2014…