SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS

This is a request, please, to start looking out for birds now, and to let me know immediately you see one, whether ringed or not, at: spofl@cambridgebirdclub.org.uk

Our highest priority target, which we need to catch, are the geolocator-tagged birds with red metal rings. We need to download the tag data to see where the birds have been. Second in importance are our un-tagged controls, with blue metal rings. There will also be birds around which we have ringed as nestlings; these will just have an uncoloured silver metal ring.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Tuesday, 29 June

Maxey Cut - 5 Little Egrets, Cetti's Warbler (Phil Ackerman)

Paxton Pits - 2 Little Egrets, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, Curlew, 2 Green Sandpipers, 6 Yellow-legged Gulls, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells); 2 Ruddy Shelducks photographed on Sunday, 27 June (Les Beeke)

Monday, 28 June 2010

Monday, 28 June

Berry Fen - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL still present, 16 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Turtle Dove (Richard Bayldon)

Stow-cum-Quy - Red Kite over north 17:45h (Claire Spottiswoode)

Maxey Cut - Little Egret, Hobby, Barn Owl, Kingfisher (Phil Ackerman)

Late news from Tuesday, 15 June: Maxey Pits - summer plumage RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Victor Green)

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sunday, 27 June

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL still present, viewable from Stevens Hide (Mike Burdekin)

Fen Drayton - OSPREY over Ferry Lagoon at about 7.30 this morning, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (c/o Neil Renwick)

Cambridge - Oystercatcher north over Mill Road (Iain Webb)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Saturday, 26 June

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL viewable from Stevens and Cottier hides (Mike Burdekin)

Milton - Red Kite flying in wide circles above village heading in the direction of Histon (Sarah Harris)

Berry Fen - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL still present but very elusive, Green Sandpiper, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - 4 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 4+ Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells)

Friday, 25 June

Eynesbury - Peregrine over (Mark Hawkes)

Bourn Airfield - 2 Hobbies over (Chris Wentworth)

Ouse Washes - Grasshopper warbler, Hobby, 3 Ruff c5 Barn Owl, c4 Marsh Harrier (Mike Burdekin)

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Thursday, 24 June

Berry Fen - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 1+ Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Garganeys (Richard Thomas)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Wedenesday, 23 June

Berry Fen - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL 07:40h but can be hidden for long periods, 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 2 Garganeys (Richard Thomas)

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Tuesday, 22 June

Berry Fen - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL, male Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Monica & Owen Marks)

Girton - Red Kite south over A14 12:30h (Martin Fowlie)

Dry Drayton - Red Kite over 14:20h (Rose Burton)

Witcham - Red Kite over south 16:00h (David Hopkins)

Cambridge - 2 Red Kites west over TRAFFIC offices, Huntingdon Road, at 16:05h (Richard Thomas)

Swaffham Prior - Red Kite over 19:40h (Claire Spottiswoode)

Monday, 21 June 2010

Monday, 21 June

Ely - Sandwich Tern over (Stuart Sharp)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 6 Little Egrets (Martin Davis)

Sunday 20 June

Berry Fen - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL c.09:00h (Richard Allen)

Godmanchester NR - Cetti's Warbler (Nick Croft)

Fen Drayton Lakes - male Marsh Harrier, 5 Hobbies, Egyptain Goose, Cetti's Warbler (Nick Croft); fem Marsh Harrier, Red Kite (Sarah Howlett)

Oakington/Longstanton - Little Owl, Peregrine, Buzzard, Turtle Dove (Sarah Howlett)

Ely Beet Pits- 3 Turtle Doves (Stuart sharp)

Saturday, 19 June

Berry Fen - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL 07:30h (Richard Allen); 2 Garganey, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler (Mark Hawkes)

Tanholt - 2 Green Sandpiper (Dave Chambers)

Friday, 18 June 2010

Friday, 18 June

Berry Fen - a very wary male BLUE-WINGED TEAL still. Park carefully by A1123 c.500 yards east of Bluntisham and follow footpatch through metal gate south, then west for 1/4 mile, TL373738, plus drake Garganey (Richard Allen)

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Thursday, 17 June

Berry Fen - a very wary male BLUE-WINGED TEAL, with metal ring, 07:35h (Richard Thomas). Park carefully off the road south-east of Bluntisham and follow footpath to view.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Wednesday, 16 June

Fen Drayton Lakes - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL showed well but briefly at 11:45h (Tony Lowe). Still present late evening, with a metal ring of unknown type on its right leg (Steve Cooper). Please keep to the riverbank footpath as the grasslands in that area are home to breeding waders, many of which have chicks hiding in the long grass.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Tuesday, 15 June

Fen Drayton Lakes - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL feeding on the scrape next to Ferry Mere with Teal 11:00h, but a little elusive (Dennis Hall); still present 16:20h, also Green Sandpiper (Mark Peck). Please keep to the riverbank footpath as the grasslands in that area are home to breeding waders, many of which have chicks hiding in the long grass.

Fowlmere - CRANE over south/south-west 10:45h (Doug Radford)

Grunty Fen - Quail calling (David Nation)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 3 SPOTTED CRAKES calling at dusk, two of which can be heard from the visitor centre (Mike Burdekin)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sunday, 13 June

Wilbraham Fen - Red Kite over and heading East, Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier (David Heath)

Ouse Fen - COMMON CRANE circling high over Phase (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 12 June

Ouse Fen - 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON (Richard Thomas)

Milton Country Park - 3 Turtle Doves (David & Veronica Heath)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Friday, 11 June

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Avocets (Dennis Hall)

Cambridge - Crossbill over Emmanuel College playing fields at Wilberforce Road (Matthew Silk); 2 Oystercatchers over Campkin Road (Iain Webb)

Great Gransden - Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (Graham Askew)

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Thursday, 10 June

Ouse Fen - 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON (Mike Knowles); also present Wednesday, 9 June with at least 7 Hobbies (Mike Everett, Garth Peacock)

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Tuesday, 8 June

Wicken Fen - 6+ Cuckoos, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 roding Woodcocks, 4 Cetti's Warblers, Barn Owl (Alan Pool)

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Monday, 7 June

Ouse Fen - 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON over the main pools briefly at c.19:50h (Jem Holding); Red Kite, 6 Hobbies, 6 Little Egrets (Colin Kirtland)

Monday, 7 June 2010

Sunday, 6 June

Ouse Fen - 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON 13:00h (David Heath et al.); perched in a dead tree approx half-a-mile east of the main pools 20:15h; also 2 Hobbies, 2 Barn Owls, 7 Little Egrets, Buzzard (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Saturday, 5 June

Fen Drayton - 2 Red Kites high over Ferry Lagoon (Peter Herkenrath)

Ouse Fen - Osprey over north (Peter Herkenrath)

Paxton Pits - Little Stint, Sanderling, 4 Avocet, 3 male Red-crested Pochards (Jamie Wells); Spotted Flycatcher in Diddington (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey Pits - Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove, 2+ Cuckoos, Barn Owl (Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - 2 Arctic Terns, Marsh Harrier, Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler (Chris Richards)

Friday, 4 June 2010

Friday, 4 June

Ouse Fen - 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON in the area mid-morning. Park at end of Fen End near the cattle pens and take footpath across field to view from track (birdguides.com)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern in flight, Black Tern, Cetti's Warbler, Turtle Dove, 4 Little Egrets (John Le Gassick)

Paxton Pits, Meadow Trail - Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Turtle Doves (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Thursday, 3 June

Ouse Fen - 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON in the area this morning but mobile (Alan Pool); 2 Barn Owls (Chris Went)

Grunty Fen - QUAIL calling c.21:35h (David Nation)

Sutton Gault - QUAIL calling c.22:00h (Mark Peck)

Brampton Wood - QUAIL calling from a barley field nearby (John Lindsell)

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Wednesday, 2 June

Ouse Fen - 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON 08:40h (Mark Peck); still present 09:45h, but mobile (Andy Cotton); at 09:45h best viewed from footpath along west side of complex at the end of Long Drove, accessed from Overcote Road, Over. Do not enter working areas of quarry. Please remain on footpaths.

Bare Fen -
1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON at TL385719 21:10h (Andrew Knights)

Milton CP- Cetti's Warbler on north-east side of Deep Pool (Duncan Brooks)

Tuesday, 1 June

Ouse Fen - 1st summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON (Richard Grimmett)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, 6 Little Egrets, Little Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Red-crested Pochards (Jamie Wells)

Diddington/Stirtloe - Hobby, 2 Buzzards, 2 Turtle Doves, Barn Owl (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Monday, 31 May

Hardwick Wood - Red Kite (Clive Sinclair)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, 25 Dunlins, 37 Ringed Plovers, 2+ Little Egrets, Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)