Thursday, 23 February 2017

Thursday, 23 February

Ferry Meadows - Mediterranean Gull, Peregrine (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February

Ouse Washes - Great White Egret, 8 Scaup near Chain Corner (Jonathan Taylor); Wigeon showing characteristics of American Wigeon but possibly a hybrid (Richard Palmer); a second Great White Egret (Andy Hannaford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Cetti's Warbler singing (Richard Allison)

Cambridge - at least 5 WAXWING still near A14 bridge over guided busway (as per Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 4 Scaup at south end of dam (Colin Addington); ICELAND GULL, Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 11 Goosander, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - Jack Snipe, 4 Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Monday, 20 February 2017

Monday, 20 February

Grafham Water - 4 Scaup from Plummer CP still (Mark Hawkes)

Rings End - 175 Whooper Swan, 85 Bewick's Swan just to the south near the Twenty Foot Drain  (David Withrington)

Burwell Fen - 18 White-fronted Geese (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - pair of Goosander, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Lark Rise Farm - Brambling amongst birds coming to the feeding area (Vince Lea)

Isleham Washes - 12 Avocet (Anthony Weston)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday, 19 February

Ely, Kiln Lane / River Path  - GLOSSY IBIS by broken tree flew to water and the side viewed from the gate by railway crossing (Daniel Osborne)

Cambridge - 5 WAXWINGS beyond the Science park busway stop in the top of the tallest trees towards the end of the building site (Iain Thomas)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still near West Mere Hide (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still, 14 White-fronted Geese, 3 Goosander (Martin Davis); Short-eared Owl, Bittern (Gary Rawlings)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 4 Scaup (Richard Patient)

Cottenham - 2 c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Washes - 54 Bewick's Swan, 650 Golden Plover; 9 Scaup at Chain Corner (Brendan Doe); also 28 Water Pipit, White-fronted Goose (Steve Cooper)

Earith - redhead Smew on River Ouse nearby (Brendan Doe)

Thorney Toll - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD reported




Saturday, 18 February

Thorney area - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present and showing well from the travellers site between site and wind turbines before disappearing into copse south of Throckenholt at south end of Common Drove (Steve Dudley)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver off dam (Mark Jackson); Red-necked Grebe, 4 Scaup (Richard Patient)

Cottenham Area - GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Chain Corner - Great White Egret  (Brendan Doe) 

Cam Washes - 8 Common Cranes flew in from north, with 3 seemingly dropping down on Burwell Fen and the remaining 5 heading back northwards (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - 9 Scaup, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Water Pipits, 500 Black-Tailed Godwit, 12 Ruff, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 60 Dunlin, 26 Redshank, 2 Peregrine, 2 Stonechats (Ade Cooper)

Cambridge - 5 WAXWING still present by guided busway at Science park but further along (Jon Heath); 10 birds by busway on Orchard Park side of A14 bridge (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday, 17 February

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS between railway and river south-east of Kiln Lane (Geoff Barlow)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Andrew Jennings); also Smew, Bittern (Jon & David Heath)

Cam Washes - 37+ White-fronted Geese, male Hen Harrier, Peregrine (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at tower hide end of Harrisons Drove, 2 Short-eared Owl (David Ellis)

Grafham - redhead Smew off Dam (Richard Patient)

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS from Kiln Lane, SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at the sewage works (Duncan Poyser)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, male Smew (Luke Wake)

Ferry Meadows - Peregrine, Yellow-legged Gull (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, fem Merlin (Martin Davis)