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281. Hooded Crow.—Recorded on coast up to March 3Ist, in very low numbers, and again from Oct. 30th, when more numerous. In West Suffolk, nine West Stow up to April (per AEV). 282. Rook.—A census of rookeries in Newmarket and district on March 20th, showed a total of 402 nests. This is a decrease of 66 on 1954, and of 123 on 1952, in the latter year Rooks may have been near " Saturation point " in this area (Bishop's Stortford N.H.S., per AWPR). (MSVO)' 110 ™

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breeding is at Westleton

Recorded out of the breeding season at Stansted, Bures and Edwardstone (WHP), Saxmundham (DATM), Blythburgh(EMB), St. Olaves (LFC). 295. Bearded Tit.—Bred in the usual areas and on at least two marshes there were indications of a good breeding season, and consequent mcrease in numbers. On one marsh, where the species was nearly extinct after the 1953 flood, at least 50 were seen on Oct. 30th. 302. Fieldfare.—Up to 1000 Havergate, Jan. 14th to 21st (RSPB) Last seen, May 3rd, at Walberswick (FKC, RVAM). Recorded agam on Oct. 15th, at Reydon (LFC). Well over 500 arrived at Hitcham, on Oct 16th (ALB): continuous passage began at Fiatford on Oct. 19th and continued until the 26th (JMW). /Der, R e d w i n S - — U p to 1000 at Havergate, Jan. 17th to 24th (RSPB). Last seen April 26th, at Blundeston (LFC), recorded again Oct. 2nd, at Fiatford (JMW). 307. Ring-Ouzel.—Two Westleton, April 24th (RA, AEL) • two Blundeston, April 24th, and one on 26th (LFC). (MSVO) 11 ^

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Westleton, Oct. 7th to 9th

311. Wheatear.—In East Suffolk breeding was reported as follows two pairs Waldringfield (AW) : c. 37 pairs Sutten Heath (HH) : two pairs Shingle Street (CGC, WHR) : two pairs Sizewell (HRB, EFC) : six pairs from Sizewell to Minsmere Sluice (EFC) : four pairs Westleton Heath (EFC, F K C MSVO) • at least 15 pairs Blythburgh/Hinton (PM). At Shottisham, three pairs prospected rabbit holes up to May 26th, then all disappeared (JLFP). First seen, March 22nd, at Minsmere (GB), and last seen, Oct. 28th, at Cattawade (JMW)

Suffolk Bird Report for 1955  
Suffolk Bird Report for 1955