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.

Monday, 31 December 2012

Monday, 31 December

Ouse Washes, Earith to Jolly Bankers bridge - 5+ Water Pipit, Stonechat (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - 'dark-breasted' Barn Owl, 3+ further Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Peregrine, 3 Goosander over (Jamie Wells)

Dogsthorpe - 1st win ICELAND GULL, also 7 Crane distantly from Willow Hall Lane (Jonathan Taylor)

WAXWINGS today: Orchard Farm, Foxton (6);

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Sunday, 30 December

Paxton Pits - ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Smew (Jamie Wells)

Foxton - 1st win Mediterranean Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Toby Austin)

Needingworth GPs - SLAVONIAN GREBE, 11 Smew, c.40 Redshank (Mark Eaton)

Grafham Water - Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Common Scoter, fem Scaup (Richard Patient)

Tanholt/Dogsthorpe - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL (Jonathan Taylor)

Nene Washes - redhead Smew on High Wash (Matt Francis)

Haddenham - Merlin, Peregrine (Barbara York)

Ouse Fen - 'dark-breasted' Barn Owl, another Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl (Richard Thomas)

WAXWINGS today: Sallowbush Road, Huntingdon; Wingfield, Peterborough (30); Mander CP, Grafham Water (3); Tesco, Bar Hill (5); Orchard Farm, Foxton (3+);

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Saturday, 29 December

Ouse Fen - 'dark-breasted' Barn Owl, 2+ further Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl (Richard Thomas, Dennis Hall, Richard Bradbury)

Paxton Pits - 2 Smew; Red-crested Pochard, Brambling (Martin Davis)

WAXWINGS today: Maple Drive, Huntingdon (42); Cambourne; Serpentine BP (30+);

Friday, 28 December 2012

Friday, 28 December

Grafham Water - Peregrine, Red-breasted Merganser, 26 Goosander, 2 Bewick's Swan, Kingfisher (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - 5 Smew, Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Ouse Fen - 'dark-breasted' Barn Owl (Richard Thomas)

WAXWINGS today: Maple Drive, Huntingdon (30+);

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Thursday, 27 December

Grafham Water - fem Scaup, redhead Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Common Scoter, 15+ Goosander, 2 Bewick's Swan, c.15 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Willow Hall Lane - Peregrine, 7 distant Crane (Matt Webb)

Buckden - Bittern (rarebirdalert.com)

WAXWINGS today: Napier Place, Orton Wistow (12); East Farm orchard, Melbourn (7); Walton, Peterborough (60); Glinton (20); Ferry Meadows (c.30);

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Wednesday, 26 December

Grafham Water - fem/imm Red-breasted Merganser, 2 juv Common Scoter (Mark Hawkes)

Cam Washes - 150 Golden Plover, 450 Lapwing, Little Egret, 9 Redshank, 8 Whooper Swan just to the south (Monica & Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - 2 Smew, Red-crested Pochard, 64 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Ruff, Kingfisher, 2 Mealy Redpoll (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Tuesday, 25 December

Grafham Water - Red-breasted Merganser (rarebirdalert.com)

WAXWINGS today: New Road, Barton (1); Foxton (3); Coneygear Road, Huntingdon (42);

Monday, 24 December 2012

Monday, 24 December

Paxton Pits - 2 SLAVONIAN GREBE, 3 Smew, Peregrine, c.120 Black-tailed Godwit (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - 2+ male and a ringtail Hen Harrier (Matt Mellor)

WAXWINGS today: Buttsgrove Way, Huntingdon (30+)

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sunday, 23 December

Earith/Chain Corner - SNOW BUNTING over, c.6000 Golden Plover, 2000 Lapwing, 4 Whooper Swan (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 2nd win ICELAND GULL, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Common Scoter, 26 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Bewick's Swan (Richard Patient, Ade Cooper, Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - Bittern, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes - Greenshank, Curlew, Egyptian Goose (David & Jon Heath)

Southey Wood - 25+ Crossbill (Matt Webb)

Buckden - male Merlin (Mark Ward)

Foxton - ad Mediterranean Gull (Steve Cooper)

Kneesworth - 2 Jack Snipe (Steve Cooper)

WAXWINGS today: Buttsgrove Way, Huntingdon (70);

Saturday, 22 December

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (rarebirdalert.com); 23 Goosander, 2 Bewick's Swan, 2 Common Scoter from Mander (Mark Ward)

Tubney and Burwell Fens - 2 Short-eared Owl, Little Owl, Barn Owl, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Gavin Paterson)

WAXWINGS today: Dart Close, St. Ives (55); Foxhollow, Bar Hill (10+); Screwfix/Plumb Base, Peterborough (65); Orchard Farm, Foxton (2+); Newton (10);

Friday, 21 December 2012

Friday, 21 December

Tanholt - 2nd win ICELAND GULL, ad Caspian Gull (Josh Jones)

Willow Hall Lane - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (John Saunders)

Paxton Pits - Smew, 86 Golden Plover (Martin Davis)

WAXWINGS today: over Tennis Court Road, Cambridge (4); Broadway Cemetery, Peterborough (1); Lynch Wood, Peterborough (7+); Fengate, Peterborough (75+); Fordham bypass by B1102 (10); Tesco Extra, Hampton (20); Orchard Farm, Fowlmere Road, Foxton (27); Anchor pub, Little Paxton (12);

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Thursday, 20 December

WAXWINGS today: along minor road south from Comberton towards Harlton (5+)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Wednesday, 19 December

Tanholt - 2 GLAUCOUS GULL in the area (Jonatahan Taylor)

Grafham Water - 2 Smew, Red-breasted Merganser from Mander CP (rarebirdalert.com)

WAXWINGS today: Foxton end of Fowlmere Road; Bar Hill (c.45); Hinxton Road, Duxford (10+); Great Wilbraham Common (15)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Tuesday, 18 December

Milton Tip - 1st win Caspian Gull (James Hanlon)

WAXWINGS today: Foxton end of Fowlmere Road (18); opposite Jet petrol station,Werington (4); Bar Hill (c.40);

Monday, 17 December 2012

Monday, 17 December

Nene Washes - 7 Crane north of High Wash, c.900 Whooper Swan, 195 Bewick's Swan. At Willow Hall Lane ad GLAUCOUS GULL, ad Yellow-legged Gull (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Smew, Red-breasted Merganser, fem Scaup, 2 Bewick's Swan (rarebirdalert.com)

Maxey - plenty of Goosander on west-most private lake, viewed from road (Brian Stone)

WAXWINGS today: Dicken's Street, Peterborough (c.30); Hinxton Road, Duxford (8); off David's Lane/ Davids Close Werrington (28); John Wesley Road, Werrington (20); behind Fenman Pub, Stanground (2); east end of Whittlesey (6); Trumpington Street, Cambridge (10+); Adams Road Cambridge (1); Swaffham Prior (4)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunday, 16 December

Ouse Fen - 2 pairs Stonechat, 2 Bearded Tit, 4 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher (Jonathan Taylor)

Eldernell - Peregrine, 7 COMMON CRANES (Luise Addison)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Common Scoter, pair Smew, fem Scaup, 2 Ruddy Duck, 2 Turnstones, 2 Bewick's Swans, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 20+ Goosander (Mark Hawkes, David Hollin, Chris Shurlock and Colin Addington)

Maxey - BRENT GOOSE (Bob Titman)

March Farmers - 2 Bewick's Swan over, 12 Goldeneye, c.1200 Golden Plover, c.1500 Lapwing (Monica and Owen Marks)

Fen Drayton Lakes - c.80 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Ruff, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Ricky Whelan; Bittern, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Allison)

Needingworth pits - 7 redhead Smew, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Little Paxton - 2 redhead Smew, Mealy Redpoll, Kingfisher at the pits (Martin Davis); Short-eared Owl by A1/LittlePaxton slip road (Mark Brandon)

Ouse Washes - redhaed Smew off Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)

Milton Tip - ICELAND GULL, 2 Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

WAXWINGS today: Fowlmere Rd. Foxton (13); Bramley Way, Hardwick (30+); A10/A14 slip Rd. Milton (10); Etton (15); Impington (1); Airport Way, Cambridge (c.20); Heathfield (c.20); Helpston (2); Ely (49); Bar Hill (c.15); Needingworth quarry (1); Wardy Hill (14); Chatteris (3);

Saturday, 15 December

Ouse Fen -  PENDULINE TIT still present (Brendan Doe); juv Peregrine (Andrew Blamford)

Fen Drayton - SLAVONIAN GREBE on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - fem Merlin, 2 redhead Smew (Martin Davis)

Dogsthorpe Tip - 1st win ICELAND GULL (John Saunders)

March Farmers - 100 Whooper Swan (Matt Francis)

Cambridge Research Park, Waterbeach - Caspian Gull,Yellow-legged Gull (David and Jon Heath)

WAXWINGS today: Fowlmere Rd. Foxton (20+); Over (2); Hollytrees, Bar Hill (35); Bury Way, St. Ives (3);


Friday, 14 December 2012

Friday, 14 December

Cambridge - Peregrine over Blinco Grove (Robb Spragg)

WAXWINGS today: Fowlmere Road, Foxton (c.12); Fordham bypass near B1102 roundabout (3);Histon (1); Bar Hill (c.25)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December

Ouse Fen - 2 PENDULINE TIT again today 13:00-13:45h before flying into the heart of the site (Ben Green)

Ferry Meadows - pair of Goosander, Woodcock (Howard Butler)

Needingworth GP - redhead Smew (Mark Eaton)

Milton Tip - ad & 2 1st win Caspian Gull in the vicinity, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull (Dick Newell, James Hanlon)

Milton CP - 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (David Heath)

WAXWINGS today: Stuart House, Peterborough (10); Wingfield, Peterborough (2); by TRAFFIC International, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge (1); Yaxley; Linden Way, Haddenham (3); Bar Hill (c.12); Airport Way, Cambridge (20+);

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Wednesday, 12 December

Milton Tip - 2nd win ICELAND GULL, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Dick Newell)

Paxton Pits - male Smew, c.50 Goldeneye, Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Genome Campus, Hinxton - redhead Goosander (Gavin Paterson)

WAXWINGS today: opposite Super Bowl in Peterborough (43); A505 / A1301 Whittlesford roundabout (c.20); by A1303 Cambridge airport/Teversham roundabout (51); Cage Lane, Stretham (30); Bar Hill (1)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tuesday, 11 December

Wicken Fen - Bittern, Peregrine (Will Burdett, Nikki Dibbs & John Walsh)

WAXWINGS today: near the airfield at Bourn (5+); Fowlmere Road, Foxton (13);

Monday, 10 December 2012

Monday, 10 December

Paxton Pits - male and female Smew (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - pair of Bearded Tit 11:30h (Alex Quig)

WAXWINGS today: Shrewsbury Avenue, Peterborough (c.60); Stilton (4); Stanground (40+); Crown Lakes CP (10); Six Mile Bottom (4 south);

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sunday, 9 December

Ouse Fen - Jack Snipe (Matt Mellor)

Grafham Water - 2 ad Bewick's Swan, juv Common Scoter, 13 Goosander, 11+ Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - 7 Bearded Tit west of Eldernell (Charlie Kitchin)

WAXWINGS today: Woodston Industry, Peterborough (46); Bretton (50); Foxton (50-60); Trumpington Park and Ride (18); Panton St. Cambridge (12); Over (3); Grafham water (2); Cambourne (c.25);

Saturday, 8 December

Ouse Fen -  PENDULINE TITS again present in usual location (James Cadbury)

Grafham Water - SLAVONIAN GREBE off southern end of dam (Nick Senior); fem. Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Common Scoters (Richard Patient)

Milton - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL still present.

Fen Drayton - Mediterranean Gull in Ferry Lagoon roost  (Richard Grimmett)

Southey Wood - 8 Crossbills (Matt Webb)

WAXWINGS today: Fowlmere Rd. Foxton (20+); British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge (25); Norfolk Rd. Huntingdon (2); apple orchard, Over (5); Cambridge Research Park (2); Barhill (1);  Foxton (c.50); Burwell Fen (3); Kings Hedges, Cambridge (12); BP Garage, Whittlesford (26);  Perry Road, Great Staughton (2); Histon Road Cemetery, Cambridge (60); Farcet (1); Kings Hedges (12); Cherry Hinton (20+); Hemingford Grey (8);

Friday, 7 December 2012

Friday, 7 December

Ouse Washes - Cetti's Warbler at Gault Hole (Mark Eaton)

WAXWINGS today: 38 at Eland Way, Cherry Hinton; 3 at Werrington; 3 at Over; 2 over Ouse Washes; c.50 at Church Street, Stapleford; 30+ at egde of Foxton by Fowlmere Road; 30+ Huntingdon Road, Cambridge;

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Thursday, 6 December

Ouse fen - Bittern (Matt Mellor); pair Stonechat (James Hanlon)

Milton - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL, ad Caspian Gull, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull in field north of Butt Lane again (James Hanlon)

Maxey Pits - 19 Goosander (Richard Astle)

Woodcock today: over Broadway in Peterborough; Barton; Windsor Road in Cambridge; 2 Thriplow Meadows

WAXWINGS today: 140+ at Crab & Winkle pub, Werrington; small numbers over Needingworth; 8 at Church End Road, Cherry Hinton; 1 Little Shelford; 30 Stretham; 2 at Giffords Way, Over; 20+ at Collier Close, Ely; in Cambridge 60 at Histon Road Cemetery, 5 over Windsor Road, 25+ West Cambridge site, c.120 at Storey's Way


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Wednesday, 5 December

Ouse Fen - 2 PENDULINE TIT (Duncan Ritchie); 3 birds reported, with a second imm./fem bird present alongside the known imm. male and imm./female.

Maxey Pits - 13 Goosander (Richard Astle)

WAXWINGS today: 101 at Crab & Winkle pub, Werrington; 33 at Cage Lane, Stretham; 38 at Church Road, 48 Hauxton; 20+ Haddenham; 15 at Hurdles Way, Heathfield; 3 Cottenham; in Cambridge c.40 Histon Road Cemetery, 20+ Kendal Way, 20+ Stourbridge Common; 40+ at Henley Way, Ely; 25 Fowlmere;

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Tuesday, 4 December

Ouse Fen - 2 PENDULINE TIT from 11:30h (Phil Rogers)

Milton - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Caspian Gulls at the tip and then in fields north of Butt Lane (Richard Johnson)

WAXWINGS today: 79+ at Crab & Winkle pub, Werrington; 1 over West Cambridge site; 60+ by A605 c.1 mile east of B671 to Elton; 25 at Cage Lane, Stretham; 81 at Church Road, Hauxton; 12 over Searle Street, Cambridge; c.25 at Bell Road, Bottisham; 25 on Elton Furze GC;

Monday, 3 December 2012

Monday, 3 December

Ouse Fen - 2 fem/imm PENDULINE TITS (Jeremy Lindsell et al.). Please stick to public access. People are parking at TL370726 - that will find you near the bridleway gate (closest access point)at the end of Long Drove off Overcote Road. The Grid reference for the bird "hotspot" is TL375735, just head north along bridleway. 

Fowlmere - Bittern (Gary Thornton)

Wicken Fen - Peregrine, Woodcock (Dave Palmer)

Wlibraham Fen - Short-eared Owl, 2 Bar Owl, c.20 Golden Plover (John Roote)

WAXWINGS today: 50+ Longthorpe; 7 Bottisham; 20 Needingworth; 73 at Cage Lane, Stretham; 42 Crab and Winkle Pub, Werrington; 9 outside sewage works at Somersham; 1 at Brimley Road, Cambridge

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Sunday, 2 December

Ouse Fen - 2 fem/imm PENDULINE TITS (Richard Thomas et al.). Park just off Overcote Road at its junction with Long Drove: TL370713. If you're comfortable with driving the rough Long Drove road, then park close to Brownshill Staunch at TL371726. Once there, go under the conveyor belt between the tall (Cypress??) trees as noted above. An obvious track crosses the large field beyond the bridalway gate heading towards the canal. The birds were either along the canal or in the smallish area of reeds off to the northwest of this track at ca. TL378737.

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swan, 8 Goosander, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - Bittern, Bearded Tit (Gavin Paterson)

Fowlmere - male Bearded Tit (Ade Cooper); male Merlin, Bittern, 14 Siskins (Doug Radford)

Nene Washes - 6 Crane, Short-eared Owl (Matt Webb)

WAXWINGS today: 7 Trumpington; 20 at Kings Grove, Barton; Fletton BP; Jeavons Wood;

Saturday, 1 December

Southey Wood - 15 Crossbills, Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Castor Hanglands - 30 Bullfinch, Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Fowlmere - male Merlin (Matt Mellor)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, Woodcock (David Heath)

WAXWINGS today: 11 at Norfolk Road, Ely; 14 West Cambridge site; 2 Little Paxton; 18 at Church Road, Hauxton; 2 Somersham; 8 Cromwell Golf Club; 25+ Barton; 30 Oakington; 1 Glinton; 2 Comberton

Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday, 30 November

Grafham Water - 2 COMMON SCOTER off Mander (Richard Patient)

WAXWINGS today: 25+ Haddenham; 10 on Burrell Road, St. Ives; 2 Buckden; 21 Trumpington; 12 on Brimley Road, Cambridge; 13 on Kings Grove, Barton; 4 Little Paxton;

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Thursday, 29 November

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Baker's Fen - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 2 Barn Owl (Giles Merritt)

Milton CP - fem Goosander (David Heath)

Grafham Water - 7 Goosander, 65 Goldeneye, 2 Green Sandpiper (Richard Palmer)

Milton - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL over the tip, 3 Caspian Gull, 15+ Yellow-legged Gull (James Hanlon)

Witcham Gravel - 1st win fem RING OUZEL, Water Pipit (David Hopkins)

WAXWINGS today: 3 Fowlmere Road/Newton Road junction; Milton Road, Cambridge; 10+ West Cambridge site; 60+ Elton Furze; 1 Ferry Meadows; 78 Oakington, 1 Witcham Gravel, 5 Longthorpe

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wednesday, 28 November

Wicken - ringtail Hen Harrier near the village this morning (Ian and Shiela Dickerson)

WAXWINGS today: 1 Melbourn, 10 Folksworth, 2 Fenstanton, 16+ Bullock Road/Oundle Road junction by Elton Furze GC

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tuesday, 27 November

Nene washes - Yellow Wagtail, 70 Pink-footed Geese over (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - Woodcock, 50+ Goldeneye (Martin Davis)

WAXWINGS today: 17 University's West Cambridge site, 16 Burrell Road St. Ives

Monday, 26 November 2012

Monday, 26 November

WAXWINGS today: 32 Oakington, 4+ Grafham Water Mander CP, Morborne Hill, 20+ University's West Cambridge site

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday, 25 November

Paxton Pits - ad Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Milton - Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

Swaffham Prior - 1+ Short-eared Owl, 2+ Barn Owl in the area (Chris Went)

WAXWINGS today:  6 Cambridge, 35+ Oakington, Histon, 3 Little Paxton, Barton, c.16 Bretton, 30 Madingley

Saturday, 24 November

Riverside Park, St Neots - c.30 WAXWING over (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - Whimbrel, 2 Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes)

Oakington - c.20 WAXWING in large trees near turning for Cherry Orchard (David Heath)

Little Shelford - 11 WAXWING in gardens at Whittlesford end of village (Ali Cooper)

Ouse Washes, Earith -  1+ Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat (Mark Eaton)

Hauxton - FIRECREST in private garden (Norman De'Ath)

March Farmers - Water Pipit, 250+ Whooper Swan, c.15 Bewick's Swan, ad Peregrine, 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday, 23 November

Ferry Meadows CP - BLYTH'S REED WARBLER (Roy Norris)

Peterborough - 3 WAXWING Holywell Way/Longthorpe Tower area this morning (Mike Weedon)

Oakington - WAXWING (Richard Jones)

Eldernell - 4500 Golden Plover, 24 Ruff, Peregrine, 5 Crane; 8 further Crane at Redgate Farm opposite Chill Out cafe (Jonathan Taylor)

Yaxley - c.25 WAXWING but very mobile (Andy Frost)

Cottenham - male Hen Harrier over Long Drove (Simon Stirrup)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Thursday, 22 November

Peterborough - c.50 WAXWING opposite St. Botolph's Church on Thorpe Road 09:00h (Mike Weedon)

Whittlesey - 23+ WAXWING west over Bundy's Pit, by Turningtree Road near Lattersey Hill, 08:25h (Steve Dudley)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November

Farcet Fen - Brambling, Woodcock (Steve Dudley)

Ferry Meadows - WAXWING (Matt Webb)

A14 - 2 WAXWINGS over west near Devil's Dyke (Iain Webb)

Cambridge - c.24 WAXWING at Cambridge University Rugby ground on Grange Road (Bob Jamran)

Tuesday, 20 November

Ferry Meadows - pair of Goosander, 95 Golden Plover over (Mike Weedon)

Bretton - 2 WAXWING over (Don Gardener)

Monday, 19 November

Grafham Water - 2+ WAXWING at Plummer CP (Colin Addington)

Brampton - RED-NECKED GREBE on River Ouse c.400 metres upstream of Godmanchester lock (as per Ian Hellary)

Eldernell - 2 Crane, c.1500 Golden Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Ouse Washes RSPB - pair of Stonechat, Peregrine (Gavin Paterson)


Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunday, 18 November

Grafham Water - Bearded Tit, 2 Bewick's Swans, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Water Rails, Woodcock (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden Pits - Whooper Swan ( Andrew Tongue)

Devils Dyke - WAXWING along Newmarket Racecourse section (Louise Bacon, Vince Lea)

Fowlmere - 17 WAXWINGS on reserve before flying off south east, Bearded Tit, Barn Owl and the partial albino Water Rail still on show from reedbed hide (Ade Cooper)

Nene Washes - 2 Crane, 23 Whooper Swan, Short-eared Owl (Duncan Ritchie); 3 Crane, 32 Whooper Swan (John Saunders)

Paxton Pits - Jack Snipe (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - Cetti's Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 10 Corn Bunting (Gavin Paterson); c.4000 Golden Plover (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Green Sandpiper (Gavin Paterson); 2 Caspian Gull at Ferry Lagoon roost (Richard Thomas); 2 Kingfisher, Barn Owl, also fem Merlin near the village (Piero Visconti)

Southey Wood - 25 Crossbill (Matt Webb)

Ferry Meadows - Woodcock, 2 Tawny Owl (Don Gardener)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Saturday, 17 November

Grafham Water - RING OUZZEL, 2 Bewick's SWans, Goosander, Green Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - 5 Short-eard Owls, ringtail Hen Harrier (Gavin Paterson)

Eastrea - GREAT WHITE EGRET still present opposite Wypemere Farm (John Saunders)

Nene Washes - 3 Crane, Water Pipit at March Farmers (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday, 16 November

Eastrea - GREAT WHITE EGRET opposite Wypemere Farm again this morning, view from single track drove signed from Beggars Bridge (Steve Dudley); still present 14:00h (John Attwell); still present 15:50h (Steve Dudley)

Peterborough - 15 WAXWING on Fengate (Brian Stone)

Cambridge - WAXWING over near Windsor Road this morning (Christoph Zockler)

Eltisley - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker over B1040 near junction with A428 this morning (Mark Eaton)

Milton Tip - 1st win Caspian Gull, a few Yellow-legged Gull (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November

Eastrea - GREAT WHITE EGRET on edge of ploughed field south east of the villge, north of Wype Farm at TL307964 to 13.40h at least (Charlie Kitchin); still opresent 15:50h (Steve Dudley)

St. Neots - Curlew over (Mark Hawkes)

Peterborough - 12 WAXWING on Fengate (Scott Bailey)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Curlew over, Short-eared Owl over, 2 Sonechat, Kingfisher (Mike Everett)

Grunty Fen - Short-eared Owl (Jake Allsop)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Bearded Tit (Simon Phelps)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wednesday, 14 November

Peterborough - 20+ WAXWING in the Boongate, Newark Road, Padholme Road East triangle 10.30h, though flighty (Tina Lindsay)

Butt Lane - 2 Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull in the large flock present west of the A10 today (Dick Newell) 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Tuesday, 13 November

Peterborough - 63 WAXWING opposite Activity World on Fengate 07:50h (Mike Weedon)

Morborne Hill - WAXWING on the western side (Richard Jones)

RAF Brampton - 10 WAXWING (Andrew Gardener)

Cambridge - fem Goosander on the River Cam just downstream of Elizabeth Way bridge 15:00h (Roger Cresswell)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Monday, 12 November

Peterborough - c.20 WAXWING around Fengate Caravan Park (Howard Butler); 28 WAXWING feeding on Rowan at Newey & Eyre opposite Activity World just up from McDonald's and Homebase (Brian Stone)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunday, 11 November

Grafham Water - 2 adult Bewick's Swans still in Savages creek this morning, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Eldernell - 13 WAXWINGS, 9 Crane between Eldernell and Bassenhally in groups of 2, 3 and 4 (Steve & Liz Dudley)

Mepal - single WAXWING associating with Redwings in the hedge near the old bridge that crosses the New Bedford river, north of the Three Pickerels (Rob Partridge)

Wicken Fen - 2 WAXWINGS at the western end alongside the Lode, 3 Cetti's Warblers, c.8 Lesser Redpolls, Bearded Tits heard (Monica and Owen Marks); 2 Short-eared Owl (Michael Holdsworth)

Fen Drayton - Bittern, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Redpoll (Hugh Venables)

Woodwalton Fen - FIRECREST, Hen Harrier (Richard Patient)

Elton - 2 RAVEN over (Brian Stone)

Helpston - 2 WAXWINGS over (Richard Astle)

Southery Wood - 4 Crossbills (Matt Webb)

Spaldwick - Long-eared Owl (Michael Holdsworth)

Eynesbury Pocket Park - Cetti's Warbler (Richard Bashford)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Saturday, 10 November

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swans from Valley creek hide (Colin Addington)

Ouse Fen - juv AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with c.2000 Golden Plover, Merlin (Richard Thomas); Peregrine, Merlin, Short-eared Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier (Ricky Whelan)

Little Shelford - ringtail Hen Harrier over (Ali Cooper)

Tubney Fen - 2 Short-eared Owls, Little Owl (Les Bunyan)

Nene Washes - Long-eared Owl, 2 juv Swallow, Peregrine, 10 Bewick's Swan (Matt Webb); Bearded Tits calling, 5 Stonechat (Mike Weedon); 5 Crane, c.200 Whooper Swan, c.1000 Golden Plover (Mark Eaton)

Friday, 9 November

Earith - WAXWINGS over, 8 Ruff on the floods between Earith and Berry Fen (Mark Eaton)

Cambridge - 8 Barnacle Geese in field south of Coton footpath (Hugh Venables)

Tubney Fen - 2 Short-eard Owl, Barn Owl, Little Owl, 300+ Golden Plover (Les Bunyan)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thursday, 8 November

Ferry Meadows - RAVEN over Heron Meadow (Chris Park); WAXWING over (Howard Butler)

Peterborough - groups of 4, 5 & 14+ WAXWING over Stanley Park, Broadway (Brian Stone)

Girton - FIRECREST  (Rob Pople)

Waterbeach - 17 waxwings on the telegraph wires about 3/4's of the way down Long Drove (Aidan Keogh)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wednesday, 7 November

Ferry Meadows - 6+ WAXWINGS over (Matt Webb)

Peterborough - 2 WAXWINGS over Broadway (Matt Webb)

Haddenham - 4 WAXWINGS in Station Road (Ian Dickerson)

Witcham - WAXWING over (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes - from Cradge Bank 2 probable Water Pipit,  hovering Buzzard sp. (Monica & Owen Marks)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tuesday, 6 November

Colne GPs - Rock Pipit (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Washes, Earith - Swallow over south, male Bearded Tit (Mark Eaton)

Nene Washes - 4 WAXWING over west, ringtail Hen Harrier (Jonathan Taylor)

Aldreth - WAXWING heard this morning, not relocated (Simon Stirrup)

Grafham Water - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 2 Short-eared Owl (rarebirdalert.com)

Monday, 5 November

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl late afternoon (Mike Causer)

Cambourne - Short-eared Owl just south-east of Whomping Willow lake 16:15h (Martin Leader)

Wicken Fen - 40 Teal, 200 Wigeon, 168 Shoveler, 114 Gadwall, pair of Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 4 Redpoll (Colin Kirtland)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Sunday, 4 November

Dogsthorpe Tip - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Mike Weedon)

Eldernell - 81 Whooper Swan, 300 Stock Dove (Gavin Paterson)

Morborne Hill - Swallow (Richard Jones)

Grafham Water - Short-eared Owl, 29 Little Egret, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Woodwalton Fen - wing-tagged male Hen Harrier, Woodcock, Bearded Tits (Matt Webb)

Saturday, 3 November

Ouse Fen - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with 4000+ Golden Plover along Long Holme Drove, TL389734 (Richard Thomas)

Southey Woods - 15 Crossbill (Will Bowell)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 RING OUZEL (Richard Patient)

Dogsthorpe Tip - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Josh Jones)

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday, 2 November

Girton - juv GANNET over M11 interchange towards Madingly 14:15h (Darren Frost)

Fowlemere - Bearded Tits calling, 2 Cetti's Warblers heard, 3+ Water Rails (Matt Mellor)

Tubney Fen - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Brambling reported widely over the last couple of weeks. Low single figures only at any location.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Thursday, 1 November

Paxton Pits - ad Mediterrranean Gull, 24 Goldeneye, 2+ Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Sutton Gault - Swallow (John Roote)

Cam Washes - 5 Whooper Swan over, Swallow, Green Sandpiper (Jon and David Heath)


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Wednesday, 31 October

Bourn - WOODLARK south over B1046 nearby 09:00h (Louise Barton)

Fowlmere - Peregrine with kill just off A505 nearby (Gary Thornton)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Tuesday, 30 October

Paxton Pits - Water or Rock Pipit, 10 Goldeneye (Martin Davis)

Fowlmere - Bearded Tits calling, 3+ Cetti's Warblers (Mark Hows)

Purls Bridge - WAXWING just north of Ship Inn 14:23h, also Little Gull on the Ouse Washes nearby (Jono Leadley)

Grafham Water - ad Kittiwake, Short-eared Owl, Stonechat (Colin Addington, Matt Webb)


Monday, 29 October 2012

Monday, 29 October

Farcet Fen - juv RING OUZEL in paddocks off Two Poles Drove, TL 223 941, at 16:40h briefly (Steve Dudley)

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit (Richard Palmer); 3 Bewick's Swans over east (Colin Addington)

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sunday, 28 October

Buckden Pits - 3 Whooper Swans (Mark Ward)

St Neots - 9 Pink-footed Geese over (Richard Patient)

Fowlmere - 2 Brambling, Woodcock, 3 Redpoll, 8 Siskin, 2 Cetti's WArblers (Ade Cooper)

Grafham Water - 4 Brambling, 12+ Redpoll, 20+ Siskin (Mark Hawkes); Rock Pipit (Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - Whooper Swan, Goosander (Jamie Wells)

Southey Wood - 20 Crossbill, 20+ Siskin (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern (Hugh Venables)

Saturday, 27 October

Ouse Fen - Kittiwake over (Richard Grimmett)

Grafham Water - 2 GREAT SKUA over (per rarebirdalert)

Foul Anchor - 6 RING OUZELS, 2 Great Skuas, 2 juv POMARINE SKUAS, Kittiwake, Little Gull, Mediterranean Gull, GANNET, 410 Pink-footed Geese (Richard Patient)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Ravens over, Goosander (Matt Webb)

Witcham Gravel - 2 1st win Kittiwake, 4 Knot (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes, Earith - juv Kittiwake, 54 Whooper Swan, 2 Bewick's Swan (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Friday, 26 October

Maxey Pits - 10 Bearded Tits, Woodcock (John Saunders)

Grafham water - Avocet (Colin Addington)

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Thursday, 25 October

Cottenham - 5 Crossbills over 07:45 (Ian Ellis)

Paxton - 1st win KITTIWAKE over towards Buckden Marina lakes, Rock Pipit (Martin Davis)

Witcham - c.32 BRENT GEESE over south-west 10:30 (David Hopkins)

Ouse Fen - GLOSSY IBIS over low north 11:58h (Graham Hirons)

Nene Washes - 17 Cranes (Jonathan Taylor); 17 Pink-footed Geese, 23 Whooper Swan, 3 Brambling (Steve Dudley)

Cottenham, Long Drove - male Hen Harrier (Simon Stirrup)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Wednesday, 24 October

Nene Washes - 95 Pink-footed Geese at Eldernell, 15 Cranes, Water pipit (Jonathan Taylor)

King's Dyke NR - 2 Bearded Tits

Paxton Pits - 2 Rock Pipit, Pink-footed Goose, 3 Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Grunty Fen - Black Redstart (birdguides.com)

Fowlmere - 4 Bearded Tit (Gary Thornton)

Witcham Gravel - 2 ad BRENT GEESE and pair of Whooper Swan with 7 young to the north (David Hopkins)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Ricky Whelan)

Tuesday, 23 October

Orton Brimbles - c.10 Pink-footed Geese over 23:00h (Matt Webb)

Brambling in single figure counts reported widely over the last few days

Monday, 22 October 2012

Monday, 22 October

Paxton Pits - up to 3 Rock Pipits (Martin Davis)

Ouse Fen - Peregrine, Greenshank, 150 Golden Plover, 3+ Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit (Ricky Whelan)

Ouse Washes north-east of Witcham Gravel - 2 Cranes over north, 40 Whooper Swans, Spotted Redshank, RING OUSEL (David Hopkins)

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sunday, 21 October

Milton - juv. GANNET over A10 (Jim Stevenson)

Ouse Fen - 2 Rock Pipits, ringtailed Hen Harrier (Mark Eaton)

Grafham Water - 30+ Little Egret (Mark Hawkes); Bearded Tit (ColinAddington)

Woodwalton Fen -  2 Bearded Tit, also male Hen Harrier west of the reserve (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Garganey, White Wagtail, 18 Whooper Swan (Brendan Doe)

Saturday, 20 October

Brampton - juv. RED-NECKED GREBE on Rver Ouse (John Lindsell)

Grafham Water - Bearded Tit, Green Sandpiper, 27-30 Little Egret, 35+ Siskins, 40 + Redpoll (Mark Hawkes); Short-eared Owl (Collin Adlington)

Fen Drayton - Bearded Tit, c.6 Cetti's Warblers, Bittern (Brendan Doe)

Great Eversden - Short-eared Owl from Mares Way (Guy Hillyard)

Wicken Fen - 8+ Beareded Tit, 5 Cetti's Warblers (Carl Howard)

Upware - 1500+ Golden Plover (Carl Howard)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Thursday, 18 October

Paxton Pits - ad Caspian Gull (Martin Davis)

Washingly - Brambling with Chaffinch flock (Richard Jones)

Kneesworth - c.800 Golden Plover just to the south (James Hanlon)

Wicken Fen - 2 Swallow (Tim Dee)

Wednesday, 17 October

Peterborough - pair of Peregrines at the power station (Andy Bayes)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tuesday, 16 October

Paxton Pits - juv Peregrine, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, ad Caspian Gull (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS reported 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Monday, 15 October

Ferry Meadows - 2 Rock Pipits on Gunwade Lake (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - Short-eared Owl,  juv Peregrine, ad Caspian Gull, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Green Sandpiper, 12 Redpoll over, 40 Golden Plover over (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); 2+ Rock Pipits this afternoon (Jamie Wells)

A14 Cambridge Services - c.60 Golden Plover nearby (Richard Broughton)


Sunday, 14 October

Murrow - 2 Brambling in garden nearby (Marie Barton)

Trumpington - 570 Golden Plover by M11 interchange (Mike Foley)

Paxton Pits - 3 Goldeneye, Green Sandpiper, 2+ Kingfisher (Neal Parkin, Jamie Wells)

Foxton - Wheatear still (Matt Mellor)

Grafham Water - 12 Little Egret, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Green Sandpiper, Curlew over (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin)

Marsh Lane pits - Cetti's Warbler, 210 Tufted Duck (Mike Everett)

Witcham Gravel - male RING OUSEL c. 1 mile to the north-east at TL464834, also Peregrine, Merlin (David Hopkins)

Southey Wood - 6 Crossbill (Matt Webb)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Saturday, 13 October

St Neots Pocket Park - 5 Bearded Tits, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail  (Richard Bashford)

Berry Fen - Crossbill over, Peregrine (Ian Ellis)

Paxton Pits - 1st winter RING OUZEL (Jamie Wells)

Moreborne Hill - 2 RAVENS, 3 Hawfinches, Short-eared Owl, 54 Corn Bunting, 63 Redwings (Steve Dudley)

Foxton - Wheatear along Fowlmere Road (Matt Mellor)

Ouse Fen - GLOSSY IBIS briefly, Whinchat, Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (Richard Grimmett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv Hobby (Bill Simmonds)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET reported

Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday, 12 October

St Neots Pocket Park - 4+ Bearded Tits, Cetti's Warbler 08:17h (Mark Hawkes)

Tubney Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier (Les Bunyan)

Thursday, 11 October

Ouse Fen - 2 JACK SNIPE, Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 30+ Golden Plover (Ricky Whelan)

Haddenham - 400+ Fieldfare, 500+ Lapwing  along Dambank (Ian & Sheila Dickinson)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Wednesday, 10 October

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Tim Dee)

Tubney Fen - Wheatear (Tim Dee)

Ferry Meadows - Brambling (Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - Firecrest ringed (Mark Peck)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Tuesday, 9 October

Isleham Washes - 7 Whooper Swans (David Collins)

Monday, 8 October

Cambridge Research Park - Stonechat, Yellow-legged Gull (David Heath)

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sunday, 7 October

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit on dam (Mark Hawkes)

Eldernell - 43 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Common Cranes west of Lords Holt (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS and 2 Curlew Sandpipers fron Steven's hide, GREAT WHITE EGRET viewable from Grose and Kingfisher hides, 30 Ruff, 20 Black-tailed Godwits, 3+ Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 4 Hooper Swans, Barnacle Goose (Brendan Doe)

Earith - White Wagtail (Mark Eaton)

Colne GPs - Grey Plover over, Red-crested Pochard (Mark Eaton)

Saturday, 6 October

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET still present, 13 Whooper Swans, 5 Little Stints, 2 Greenshank, 8 Spotted Redshank, Knot, 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Twite (Richard Patient); GLOSSY IBIS (Brendan Doe)

Madingley - 3 Redwings (Bob Jarman)



Friday, 5 October 2012

Friday, 5 October

Brownshill Staunch - Brambling (Richard Thomas)

Ely Beet Pools - Bittern arrived 12:25h (Duncan Ritchie)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Thursday, 4 October

Trumpington - c.500 Golden Plover at  TL442537 (Matt Mellor)

Wilburton - c.350 Golden Plover just south of the village (Barbara York)

Monday, 1 October 2012

Monday, 1 October

Ferry Meadows - 5 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing (Mike Weedon)

Trumpington - 370 Golden Plover north-east of M11 junction (Mike Foley)

Cam Washes - Merlin over, Marsh Harrier, 3 Green Sandpiper, 85 Mute Swan (David and Jon Heath)

Milton - 1st win male Redtstart in a private garden (Alan Skull)

Sunday, 30 September

Grafham Water - Avocet, 7 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Redwing (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes RSPB - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Knot (Steve West); Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Spotted Redshank, 10 Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Fen - Bittern, Green Sandpiper (Gavin Paterson)

Holt Fen - c.500 Golden Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Saturday, 29 September

Hauxton - 100 + Golden Plover in ploughed field from the A10 lay-by immediately south
west of the M11 roundabout 07:15h (Richard Palmer)

Paxton Pits - Black Tern, Greenshank (Jamie Wells)

Farcet Fen - 1st win Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, male Merlin (Steve Dudley)

Fowlmere - Nuthatch, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, up to 3 Cetti's Warbler (Matt Mellor)

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 7 Spotted Redshank, Knot, 3 Grey Plover, 6 Greenshank, 110+ Ruff, 3 Garganey, 12 Pintail, Wheatear (Ade Cooper, Richard Patient)

Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday, 28 September

Little Shelford - Firecrest in a private garden (Ali Cooper)

Beeby's BP - Whinchat (Brian Stone)

Ferry Meadows - COMMON SCOTER still present (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - juv Black Tern, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September

Maxey Pits - Little Stint (John Saunders)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart by Overton briefly (Matt Webb); male COMMON SCOTER on Gunwade Lake midday (Paul Taylor); at pontoon end of Gunwade 15:00h (John Saunders)

Rings End - Black Tern, c.100 Golden Plover (Brian Stone, Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 14 Grey Plover over south, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Little Stint, 4 Spotted Redshank (Jonathan Taylor)

Needingworth GPs - Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wednesday, 26 September

Paxton Pits - 2 Grey Plover over, Greenshank, 6 Siskin over (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes RSPB -  PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 6 Little Stint (Mike Burdekin)

Tuesday, 25 September

Sutton Gault - 33 Little Egrets south 18:30h (Mark Peck)

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Monday, 24 September

Paxton Pits - juv Black Tern (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad Mediterranean Gull on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Sunday, 23 September

Paxton Pits - 6 Knot south, Curlew over (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 PECTROAL SANDPIPERS, GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Little Stint, Knot, 9 Spotted Redshank, 5 Curlew, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 8 Whooper Swan, 3 Garganey (Ade Cooper)

Swavesey - Wheatear from guided bus route between the village and Over cutting (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday, 22 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Spoonbill, 9 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 17 Curlew, 5 Whooper Swan, Arctic Tern (Ian Ellis & Iain Bray); WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 2 PECTROAL SANDPIPERS, 5 SKUA sp. over high south (Ricahrd Patient)

Guyhirn - 2 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Crwon Lakes, Farcet - HONEY BUZZARD over (Kev Wolstencroft)

Paxton Pits - 2 Knot, juv Peregrine, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - fem Mandarin, Curlew (Gavin Paterson)

Tubney Fen - Wheatear (Giles Merritt)

Friday, 21 September 2012

Friday, 21 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS, 3 Spoonbill, 10 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper (rarebirdalert.com).

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Thursday, 20 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS from Churchman's Hide, GREAT WHITE EGRET from Cadbury Hide but distant 11:00h (John Hoppett); 7 Spotted Redshank (James Hanlon)

Grantchester - Wheatear, 26 Mistle Thrush (Mike Foley)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Wednesday, 19 September

Ferry Meadows - Redstart alongside Overton Lake still (Mike Weedon); Hobby, 10 Siskin (Matt Webb)

Over - GANNET past towards Fen Drayton (Richard Bradbury)

Buckden - Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Tuesday, 18 September

Paxton Pits - 17 Little Egrets, juv Whinchat (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart alongside Overton Lake still 09:45h (Mike Wilson)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS from Churchman's Hide, PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Cadbury Hide. Also 11 Garganey, 5 Spotted Redshank, 16 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew (Owen Marks); GREAT WHITE EGRET from Grose Hide early afternoon (Dave Griffiths)

Godmanchester - Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Merlin (Ian Hellary)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Monday, 17 September

Ferry Meadows - 1st yr male Redstart (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes -  4 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 2 Knot, 2 Curlew, Turnstone, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Reshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, also a distant stint species that eluded identification in poor light (Richard Patient)

Sunday, 16 September

Maxey Pits - fem Marsh Harrier (Richard Astle)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 juv PECTORAL SANDPIPERS between Stevens Hide and the railway, GREAT WHITE EGRET, GLOSSY IBIS, 3 Spotted Redshank, 10 Greenshank, 21 Graganey, 2 Wheatear (Ade Cooper)

Grafham Water - SPOONBILL over, 2 Mediterranean Gull (Steve Cooper)

Saturday, 15 September

Ferry Meadows - Garganey on Lynch Laker (Matt Webb); Redstart in Overton Hedge (Howard Butler); probable HONEY BUZZARD over (Matt Webb, Don Gardener)

Ouse Fen - SPOONBILL over 07:15h (Graham Hirons)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL over 07:45h, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank (David & Jonathan Heath)

Foxton - fem Wheatear nearby (Matt Mellor)

Friday, 14 September

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve West)

Foul Anchor - 22 GREAT SKUA past c.16:00h (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Thursday, 13 September

Ferry Meadows - Redstart in Overton Hedge near Roman Point (Matt Webb)

Ouse Washes RSPB - WHITE-RUMMPED SANDPIPER from Kingfisher Hide but spooked by Sparrowhawk 08:50h and not yet relocated, also GREAT WHITE EGRET but distant, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 32 Greenshank, 80+ Little Egret (Stuart Sharp)

Wicken Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen 14:30h (Peter Beesley); Whimbrel 19:15h (Andrew Hannaford)

Little Downham - Osprey over 13:50h (Peter Wilkinson)

Gamlingay Wood - Peregrine to the south (Mark Thomas, Chris Bowden)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Wednesday, 12 September

Ouse Washes - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Matthew Mellor)

Haddenham Fen - 2 Whinchat (Paul Mason)

Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen still 18:00h (Ade Cooper)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Tuesday, 11 September

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS briefly when put up by a Marsh Harrier, ad WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (John Hoppett); GREAT WHITE EGRET, juv Little Gull over (Mike Burdekin); SPOONBILL, 52 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, Turnstone, 9 Spotted Redshank, Little Stint, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 13 Garganey (Jonathan Taylor); 25 Greenshank (Colin Kirtland)

Wicken Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Richard Palmer)

Paxton Pits - 2 Greenshank, Hobby, Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Farcet Fen - Cuckoo, Whinchat (Steve Dudley)

Monday, 10 September 2012

Monday, 10 September

Ouse Washes - ad WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, SPOONBILL, 11 Spotted Redshank, 18 Greenshank, 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper, Turnstone (Lee Evans)

Peterborough - Osprey over Moument Street 11:00h (Tina Lindsay)

Paxton - Whinchat along western fence of Boughton Lodge Farm (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - Peregrine over Castle Hill 17:20h (Robb Spragg)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sunday, 9 September

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL, GLOSSY IBIS, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 2+ COMMON CRANES (Mark Hawkes); 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Spotted Redshank, Turnstone, 6 Curlew, 2 Peregrine, Hobby, 80+ Little Egret (Ade Cooper); 9 Garganey (Mark Eaton)

 Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER still on Baker's Fen, 4 Green Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 7 Garganey, 3 Hobby (Richard Patient)

Eldernell - 5 Crane, 7 Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Saturday, 8 September

Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER still on Baker's Fen (Paul Pulham)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL, GLOSSY IBIS, Knot, Hobby, 3 Wheatears, Whinchat, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER from the Kingfisher hide (Richard Patient); 11 Greenshank, 37 Ruff, 7 Spotted Redshank, Turnstone, Kingfisher (Gavin Paterson); Curlew Sandpiper (Duncan McNiven)

Cambridge - GLOSSY IBIS south along river Cam at Queens College (rarebirdalert)

Eldernell - 8 Greenshank  (Matt Webb)


Friday, 7 September 2012

Friday, 7 September

Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen, 3 Hobby, 3 Green Sandpiper (Colin Kirtland)

Grafham Water - 60+ Yellow Wagtails on the dam (Mark Hawkes); Osprey reported 

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, Osprey over 17:00h, 2 Crane (Chris Brown)

Thursday, 6 September

Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen, 74 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Maddocks, Jeff Stenning)

Fowlmere - Merlin, Kingfisher (as per Mike Foley)

Ouse Washes, Eairth - 89 Yellow Wagtails (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Mark Eaton)

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September

Paxton Pits - Nuthatch, Hobby (Martin Davis); Turnstone briefly, 2 Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Crossbill (Chris Park)

Fowlmere - Merlin (Ade Cooper)

Wimpole Hall - fem/imm Redstart, Kingfisher, Mandarin, 3 Gadwall (Mike Crosby)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL, 30+ Greenshank, juv Peregrine (Mark Eaton); also GLOSSY IBIS, PURPLE HERON, 5 Spotted Redshank, 2 Turnstone (Brendan Doe, Bruce & Gwen Martin)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Tuesday, 4 September

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, PURPLE HERON, SPOONBILL from Kimgfisher and Grose Hides still (Mike Burdekin)

Godmanchester - Peregrine over 17:40h (Ian Hellary)

Ely Beet Pits - Bittern, Hobby (Stuart Sharp)

Fowlmere - Merlin (Dave Hatton et al.)

Monday, 3 September 2012

Monday, 3 September

Crown Lakes, Farcet - juv Redstart, Turtle Dove, Hobby (Steve Dudley)

Cambourne - Peregrine over (Iain Web)

Fowlmere - male Redstart, Green Sandpiper over, Barn Owl, Cetti's Warbler (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, SPOONBILL, 4 Garganey, 9 Spotted Redshank, 28 Greenshank (Coiln Kirtland)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sunday, 2 September

Eldernell - 2 Greenshank, 4 Turtle Dove, juv Hobby (Marie Barton)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS and PURPLE HERON still present,  Knot, 3Spotted Redshank, 43 Garganey, 35 Ruff, 16 Greenshank, 2 Hobby, 18 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 160+ Little Egret (Mark Hawkes); also Wood Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank from The Gravel northwards to the trees (Monica and Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - 9 Wimbrel over reserverecorded in visitor book, Hobby Siskin (Martin Davis)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Saturday, 1 September

Paxton Pits - juv SPOONBILL feeding on 3rd island out from south west corner of Pumphouse Pit, Greenshank (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS and PURPLE HERON still present, Tree Pipit, Knot, 11 Spotted Redshank, 32 Garganey, 5 Green Sandpiper, 98+ Ruff, 22 Greenshank, Hobby, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Barnacle Geese, 70+ Yellow Wagtail, 233 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - Peregrine, Wood Sandpiper (Mark Peck)

Nene Washes - Osprey on Eldernell Pit (Steve Dudley)

Friday, 31 August 2012

Friday, 31 August

Ouse fen - Osprey over 08:40h (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 2 Whinchat north end of dam (Colin Addington)

Witcham - 2 Cranes over east early morning (David Hopkins)

Sutton Gault - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Mark Peck)

Wicken Fen - 2 Cranes over 10:30h (Richard Palmer et al.)

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Thursday, 30 August

Grafham Water - 2 ARCTIC SKUA (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS from Grose Hide still, 127 Garganey, 4 juv Spotted Redshank, 28 Greenshank, 25 Ruff (James Hanlon)

Wednesday, 29 August

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS from Grose Hide, ARCTIC SKUA over north-east, 48 Garganey from Kingfisher Hide, 2 Common Sands, 12 Ruffs, 14+ Greenshanks, Wheatear (Mike Everett) 

Hemingford Abbotts - Osprey east along the River Ouse this evening (Kevin Hand)

Tuesday, 28 August

Fowlmere - elusive fem Redstart, 2 Green Sand flew over (Ade Cooper) 

Ouse Washes - unringed juv GLOSSY IBIS Grose hide until 20.07h when it flew off north, 6 juv Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 42 Garganey, 43 Little Egret, Hobby, 3 male Red-crested Pochard, 4 juv Arctic Tern over south (Richard Allison); 4 Curlew Sandpipers (Mike Burdekin)

Monday, 27 August 2012

Monday, 27 August

Eynesbury - TREE PIPIT flew over 06.10hr (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - juvenile GLOSSY IBIS, 92 Garganey, 4 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Spotted Redshanks, 20+ Greenshank, 8+ Black-tailed Godwits, 50+ Ruff, 3 Dunlin (Mark Ward, Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - PIED FLYCATCHER south end dam, Osprey over (Richard Patient); 4 Turnstones (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Osprey over, 2 Turnstones (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - 2 Little-ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Tim Dee)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sunday, 26 August

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS still in front of Grose Hide, 2 Spotted Redshanks, Black Tailed Godwit, 7+ Greenshank, 10+ Ruff, 3 Whinchats, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Mandarin (Brendan Doe); juvenile PURPLE HERON again on east side of washes at Witcham Gravel (Owen Marks); SPOTTED CRAKE, Montagu's Harrier, 53 Garganey (Richard Patient); 2 Wood Sandpiper (Dawn Balmer, Peter wilson); 250 Little Egrets (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - 2 juv. Spotted Redshanks, 2 Whinchat, 3 Hobbies (Martin Davis)

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Saturday, 25 August

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS still in front of Grose Hide (Mike Burdekin) juvenile PURPLE HERON  from Witcham gravel (David Hopkins)

Paxton Pits - 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2+ Hobbies (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 24 August 2012

Friday, 24 August

Chain Corner - no sign of the American Golden Plover to 08:30h, but Whinchat and Wheatear present (Ben Green)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS from Grose Hide 13:00h (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Wicken Fen - Snipe 73, Green Sandpiper 3, Dunlin 3, Ruff 2 (Tim Dee & Helen Macdonald)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Thursday, 23 August

Peterborough - Peregrine at Storeys Bar Road near the power station 07:45h (Andy Bayes)

Chain Corner - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER in stubble field at ca. TL424777 until 08:00h at least. Park on right hand side of road, heading towards Sutton, at ca. TL423781 There's tracks heading south along either side of a ditch for ca. 100 yards that lead to the edge of the stubble field. Viewing not easy as rather long stubble and plenty of Goldies in the field. (Richard Thomas, Ian Dillon)

Ouse Washes, Grose Hide - PURPLE HERON mid-morning (Mike Burdekin); also a count of 230-233 Little Egrets (Mike Burdekin, Bruce Martin, Owen Marks, Patrick Harrington,)

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Curlew over (Jamie Wells)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Wednesday, 22 August

Chain Corner - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Washes, Earith - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank (Stuart Sharp)

Wicken Fen - Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby this morning (Peter Wells); 5 Green Sandpiper, 106 Snipe (Tim Dee)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tuesday, 21 August

Ouse Washes, Earith - 1st summer AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER until flying north into arable near Sutton at 19:23h. Parking at Earith industrial estate walk north for about half a mile to the obvious pool. Also 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - Hobby, juv Black Tern, 13 Garganey, Curlew, 4 Greenshank, fem Wheatear (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - Little Gull, Black Tern, 13 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, 30+ Yellow Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - juv Wheatear (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - ad Peregrine over, 2 Turnstone briefly, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Bradley Fen -  27 Little Egrets (as per Brian Stone)

Maxey Pits - Osprey, Turtle Dove, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - 96 Snipe, 10 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Wheatear (Tim Dee)

Isleham Water Meadows - 4 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (Chris Brown)

Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday, 20 August

Grafham Water - Little Gull, Black Tern, 15 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Godmanchester - RAVEN, 2 Osprey's over (Ian Hellary)

Paxton Pits - 3 Whimbrel over south (Martin Davis); 2 ad and 2 juv Turtle Doves (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - 6 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit (Tim Dee)

Cambridge - 7 Crossbills over Addenbrookes early morning (Jonathan Hetah)

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sunday, 19 August

Grafham Water - 2 Black Terns, Red-crested Pochard, 3+ Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin)

Ouse Washes - juv. Black Tern, 7 Greenshank (Brendan Doe); 225 Little Egrets (Hugh Venables, Brendan Doe, Owen Marks); 12 Garganey, Wheatear (Hugh Venables); 2 Wood Sandpiper (Andy Massey)

Ouse Fen - juv Little Gull briefly (Andy Massey)

Ferry Meadows - Tree Pipit over, 3 Black Tailed Godwits, 5 Crossbills, Yellow Wagtail (Matt Webb, Don Gardener)

Fowlmere - 1st win REDSTART (Ade Cooper)

Wicken Fen - 68 Snipe, 7 Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Saturday, 18 August

Grafham Water - 18 Black Terns, Knot east of fishing lodge on rocks, drk Red-crested Pochard (Mark Hawkes)

Friday, 17 August

Gamlingay - adult DOTTEREL in field by road to Little Gransden TL259528 (Rosemary Setchfield)

Grafham Water - 18 Black Terns this evening (per rarebirdalert.com)

Ouse Washes - 3 Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper around the last rapidly-dwindling pool north of Earith, 40+ Yellow Wagtails (Mark Eaton); Mandarin, 2 Bitterns, 173+ Little Egrets, juv Black Tern, 10 Garganey, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Ruff (Hugh Venables)

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Thursday, 16 August

Guided Busway - 2 Quail singing from cereal field at c.TL416669, between Long Stanton and Westwick, 08:25h (Richard Thamas)

Grafham Water - 18 Black Terns, Little Gull (per rarebirdalert.com)

Arrington - Whimbrel (Jim Lawrence)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August

Paxton Pits - 2 SANDWICH TERN briefly, 7 Black Tern, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis); Turnstone over south, Wheatear (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 21 Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tuesday, 14 August

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, 37+ Yellow-legged Gulls, Wheatear, 2 Greenshank, 2+ Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Barn Owl, Turtle Dove over (Martin Davis)

Stretham - Crossbill over (Owen Marks)

Isleham Washes - 6 Green Sandpipers (David Collins)

Fowlmere - Wheatear at Manor Farm (Doug Radford)

Farcet Fen - 2nd c.y. Hen Harrier (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Washes - 77 Little Egret, 38+ Garganey, 2 Turnstone (James Hanlon)

Grafham Water - 2 Black Tern, 7 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Mark Ward)

Monday, 13 August 2012

Monday, 13 August

Grafham Water - 4 Black Terns from Mander CP c.14:00h (Mark Brandon); juv Mediterranean Gull, juv Arctic Tern, 20 Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 20 Greenshank (Mike Burdekin); 94 Little Egrets, 39 Garganey, juv Black Tern, Wheatear (Owen Marks); Quail calling in fields between Common Wash Hide and Fortrey Hall (Hugh Venables)

Ely - Peregrine over train station 17:45h (Andrew Knights)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 juv Arctic Terns (Richard Thomas)

Gamlingay Wood - 4 Crossbills over (Stuart & Jill Elsom) 

Sunday, 12 August

Maxey GP - OSPREY at Etton Road site, Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpipers this morning (John Saunders); 9 Green Sandpipers this evening (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - Black Tern on the boom at the fishing lodge, 4 Green Sandpipers (Richard Palmer)

Fen Drayton - 3 Greenshank at Ferry Lagoon (Richard Palmer)

Eldernell - Osprey over east 11:30h, 2 ad Crane, 2 Greenshank (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, 1+ Curlew, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Egyptian Geese, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Bedford Purlieus - 3 Crossbills (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Saturday, 11 August

Ouse Washes - 42 Garganey, Hobby, Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Tree Sparrows (Gavin Paterson); juvenile Black Tern, juvenile Arctic Tern on wash at Fortry Hall (Ade Cooper); 60+ Little Egret at Chain Corner (Simon Stirrup)

Paxton Pits - 2 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1-2 Greenshank, pair Egyptian Goose, Hobby, Wheatear (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, 9 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes); Black Tern (per rarebirdalert)

Maxey GP - Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper (John Saunders)

Cam Washes, Upware - 7 Green Sandpiper (Tim Dee)

Friday, 10 August 2012

Friday, 10 August

Ouse Washes - 43 Garganey from Common Wash Hide (Mike Burdekin); PURPLE HERON 14:00h, 2 Red-crested Pochards (per rarebirdalert.com)

Grafham Water - Black Tern (per rarebirdalert.com)

Swaffham Pior Fen - 40 Golden Plover (Tim Dee)

Isleham Washes - 6 Green Sandpipers (David Collins)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Thursday, 9 August

Paxton Pits - 4 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Earith Washes - 70 Little Egrets, male Wheatear (David McCarthy)

Ouse Washes - 25+ Garganey from Common Wash Hide, juv Wheatear; also PURPLE HERON reported this morning (Mike Burdekin). 

Wednesday, 8 August

Paxton Pits - 3 COMMON SCOTER in flight only, likely after being flushed from new workings by a microlight 19:20h, Also Garganey, Greenshank, 5+ Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Tuesday, 7 August

Sutton Gault - 4+ Green Sandpiper, 6 Garganey, Greenshank, 32 Snipe, 80+ Little Egrets (Mark Eaton)

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, Greenshank, 7+ Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes west bank north of Earith -  juv Wheatear, 9+ Garganey, 3 Green Sandpiper (Andy Massey)

Monday, 6 August

Grafham Water - Greenshank, 10+ Green Sandpiper, 25+ Yellow-legged Gull, Tawny Owl (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - PURPLE HERON 14:00-14:30h at least (Alex Quig)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday, 5 August

Eaton Ford - Crossbill over (Richard Bashford)

Grafham Water - Greenshank, Red-crested Pochard, 11 Common Sandpipers, 9 Green Sandpipers, 6 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - adult PURPLE HERON still (Simon Stirrup)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby (Martin Davis)

King's Dyke - ad male HONEY BUZZARD over thowards Whittlesey this morning (as per Steve Dudley)

Saturday, 4 August

Sutton Gault - ad PURPLE HERON still present, 9 Crossbills flew east (Dean Harlow)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Hobby, 2 Egyptian Geese (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton - Crossbill over south near Holywell car park (Peter Herkenrath and Ricky Whelan)

Ouse Washes, between Earith and chain corner - juv Turnstone, 6 Greenshank, 6 Ruff, 50+ Black-tailed Godwits,14 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpipers (Ade Cooper)

Earith Washes, north from Earith industrial estate - 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Garganey, 65 Black-tailed Godwit (Gavin Paterson)

Fowlmere - Turtle Dove (Ade Cooper)

Needingworth Quarry complex - Arctic Tern, Green Sandpiper (Gavin Paterson)

Eldernell - Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 26 Little Egret, 2 Tree Sparrow (Gavin Paterson)

Friday, 3 August 2012

Friday, 3 August

Sutton Gault - ad PURPLE HERON still 200 yards south of the road along the Old Bedford River (rarebirdealert.com); at south end of osiers 15:35h (Bruce Martin)

Earith Washes - 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS with Lapwing flock 07:45h, from east bank c.2 km upriver from bridge. Also Turnstone, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Garganey (Richard Grimmett)

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Thursday, 2 August

Eldernell - 32 Little Egrets (Peter Beesley)

Ouse Washes, Earith to Mepal - ad PURPLE HERON at Sutton Gault, 103 Little Egret, 17 Egyptian Geese, 5 Greensahnk, 65+ Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper (Ade Cooper)

Paxton Pits - Crossbill over (Stuart Elsom); Whimbrel over (Jamie Wells)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Wednesday, 1 August

Longstanton - SPOTTED CRAKE reported singing in wheat field east of guided busway at 08.20h. Access via public bridleway from Westwick or Longstanton (as per rarebirdalert.com).

Peterborough - Osprey over south c.13:20h (Ben Fraser)

Mepal - 119 Little Egrets (David Hollin, Ady Cooper and James Hanlon)

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Tuesday, 31 July

Cambridge - Crossbill over Roseford Road 10:20h (Alex Lees)

Ouse Washes, Mepal - PURPLE HERON south of A142 road bridge 17:57h (David Hopkins)

Monday, 30 July 2012

Monday, 30 July

Aldreth - Whimbrel still present (Paul Mason & Ian Dickerson)

Ouse Washes, Mepal - PURPLE HERON south of A142 road bridge (David Hopkins); flew towards Sutton Gault end of this wash (Tony Lowe)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sunday, 29 July

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, 2 Dunlin, 2+ Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Earith Washes - Turnstone, 5 Green Sand, 20+ Blackwit,11 Dunlin, 20+ Little Egret,12 Egyptian Goose  (Ade Cooper)

Fowlmere - juv Little Egret on mere edge, Green Sand briefly (Ade Cooper)


Saturday, 28 July

Paxton Pits - 2 Whimbrel over, Garganey, pair of Egyptian Geese, 7 Black-tailed Godwits (Martin Davis)

Aldreth - Whimbrel in grass field near village (Simon Stirrup)

Late news from 26-27 July: Earith Washes - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, also in the last few days 80+ Little Egret, 11 Egyptian Geese, 2 Garganey, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 6 Ruff, 40 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 2 Turtle Dove, 40+ Yellow Wagtail (Steve Cooper, Ade Coper, Richard Patient)

Friday, 27 July 2012

Friday, 27 July

Ouse Washes, Eairth - 53 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 30+ Little Egret, 2 pairs of Egyptian Geese (Richard Palmer)

Thursday, 26 July

Paxton Pits - Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Yellow-legged Gulls (Jamie Wells); 3 Hobbies (Martin Shadbolt)

Fowlmere - Short-eared Owl (Matt Mellor)

Beeby's BPs - juv Mediterranean Gull, Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - Barn Owl, Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Woodcock (Gavin Paterson); 2 Crossbills over Burwell Lode (Colin Jakes)

Hemingford Grey - 10 Crossbill over (Mike Everett)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Monday, 23 July

Landbeach - STONE CURLEW calling 21:00-21:30 (Dick Newell)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sunday, 22 July

Grafham Water - moulting drake Scaup at west end at with 300+ Tufted Ducks, 22 Dunlin (Mark Hawkes)

Beeby's BP -  Sanderling, 2 Whimbrel (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 21 July

Cam Washes - Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpipers (David & Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - OSPREY over pump house pit, 2 Hobbies, 3 Turtle Doves (Martin Davis)

Hemingford Grey - 11 Crossbills (Mike Everett)

Beeby's BP - juv Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Thursday, 19 July

Eltisley / Waresley - ringtail Harrier sp. over B1040/B1046 junction 08:50h (Duncan McNiven)

Ouse Washes, Earith - Greenshank, 2 Ruff, also c.1400 Swift close to Chain Corner (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - Whimbrel & later 5 more, all very briefly (Martin Davis)

Ouse Fen - Short-eared Owl (Richard Thomas)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Monday, 16 July

Paxton Pits - male Whinchat, 9+ Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - ad Shag over Birdwood Road towards Cherry Hinton fishing pits (Pete Holt)

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sunday, 15 July

Paxton Pits - Crossbill over Heronry North (Katie Fuller and Ian Dillon); 2 Garganey, 3 Hobbies (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - juv. Crossbill at Mander car park (Richard Patient); Knot at north end of dam (per rarebirdalert)

Earith Washes - 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 5+ Greenshank, 2 Ruff (Mark Eaton)

Fen Drayton - Crossbill over Middle Fen (Peter Herkenrath)

Saturday, 14 July

Ouse Washes - PECTORAL SANDPIPER up from Earith Industrial site from the west bank (Steve Cooper); later moved to Ouse Fen (on phase 7) but flew south again towards Over (Richard Thomas)

Cam Washes - 6+ Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit (David & Jonathan Heath)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Thursday, 12 July

Thriplow - Quail calling just south-east TL 450465 (Ali Cooper)

Wednesday, 11 July

Fen Drayton Lakes - Nuthatch (Richard Bradury)

Ouse Washes, Earith - 8 Greenshank, c.55 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper, Curlew (Mark Eaton)

South Cambs - Short-eared Owl over arable land 18:55h (Gareth Rees)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling from eastern end of Harrison's Drove, also Quail calling (Mark Welch)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Monday, 9 July

Elsworth - Northern Bobwhite singing nearby (Ian Dillon)

Thriplow - 2 Quail calling south-east of the village (James Hanlon)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling from 22:20h (Mike Foley)

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Sunday, 8 July

Ouse Fen - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER for it's second day (Richard Thomas). Viewable in the evening from footpath 3/4 mile SW of Earith on south side of River Ouse (Mark Hawkes et al.)

Earith Washes - 2 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, c.22 Greenshank, 4 Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godiwt, 8 Little ERgret, 25 Egyptian Geese (Mark Ward et al.)

Grafham Water - 2 Osprey (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - female Garganey on Diddington pit, Knot, Osprey (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling between Harrison's Drove and Burwell Lode again tonight, starting calling at 22h15 (Claire Spottiswoode, Mike Brooke & Ade Long)

Block Fen GPs -  LITTLE TERN, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Rob Partridge)

Saturday, 7 July

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling from 10pm (David and Jon Heath); 9 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Hobby (Gavin Patterson)

Paxton Pits - Osprey over New Workings at midday (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 6 July 2012

Friday, 6 July

Maxey Pits - 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper (Bob Titman)

Paxton Pits - 2 Curlew, Whimbrel (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Thursday, 5 July

Orton Brimbles - 18 Crossbills over south 07:50h (Matt Webb)

Southey Wood - c.11 Crossbills (Matt Webb)

Grunty Fen - 5 Turtle Doves (David Nation)

Maxey Pits - 8 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Green Sandpiper (Richard Astle)

Grafham Water - 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling near Burwell Lode from c.22:30h (Matthew Mellor)

Wednesday, 4 July

Maxey Pits - 9 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - 4 Hobby, Barn Owl, 2 Nightingale (Jamie Wells); 17 Yellow-legged Gull (Ade & Steve Cooper)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE still calling from 22:20h, 10 Black-tailed Godwits (Dave Fricker & Andrew Knights)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tuesday, 3 July

Maxey Pits - Osprey lingered briefly 09:10h, also 4 Green Sandpiper (Bob Titman)

Fowlmere - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Hobby over, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing (Ade Cooper)

Monday, 2 July 2012

Monday, 2 July

Paxton Pits - CommonSandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (Martin Davis)

Sunday, 1 July

Paxton Pits - 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling from 22:10h between Harrison's Drove and Burwell Lode (Tim Dee and Claire Spottiswoode)

Saturday, 30 June

Paxton Pits - 4 Black-tailed Godwits, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Maxey Pits - 6 Green Sandpipers (Malcolm Holley)

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tuesday, 26 June

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE  calling between Harrisons Drove and Burwell Lode (Ralph Sargeant)

Ouse Fen - Curlew, Green Sandpiper over (Duncan McNiven)

Monday, 25 June

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE  calling (per Ralph Sargeant)

Monday, 25 June 2012

Saturday, 23 June

Southey Wood - 10 Crossbills (Matt Webb)

Maxey Pits - 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Dove, Hobby (Richard Astle)

Paxton Pits - 19 Black-tailed Godwits, Short-eared Owl (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Thursday, 21 June

Great Abington - 25 Crossbill over Granta Science Park (Gareth Rees)

Wednesday, 20 June

Hemingford Grey - 11 Crossbills over (Mike Everett)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 3 Grasshopper Warbler (Saimon Clarke)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Monday, 18 June

Grunty Fen - 4 Turtle Doves (David Nation)

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sunday, 17 June

Grafham Water - c.10 Yellow-legged Gull, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Red Kite, Turtle Dove, 4 Buzzard (Saimon Clark)

Saturday, 16 June

Paxton Pits - Marsh Harrier, Turtle Dove, 1+ Hobby, 2 Nightingale singing (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 11 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June

Cam washes - Avocet (Chris Rider)

March - Turtle Dove at recycling centre (Andy Bayes)

Burwell BPs - Osprey over (Trevor Dant)

Saturday, 9 June

Fen Drayton - STORM PETREL present on the south side of Drayton Lagoon for several hours (Pam Peacock)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Monday, 4 June

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Sanderling, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Fowlmer - 3-4 Turtle Doves (Julian Young)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Saturday, 2 June

Little Paxton - RAVEN over village (Mark Brandon); 7 Crossbills over Anglian Water road (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - c.20 Crossbills flying northwards over north-Cambridge (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove, Hobby, 5 Sanderling, 2 Egyptian Geese (Martin Davis)

Fowlmere - Barn Owl, Turtle Dove, Hobby (James Hanlon)

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tuesday, 29 May

Isleham Washes - Greenshank (Ben Green)

Cam Washes, Upware - pair of Egyptian Geese, pair of Ruff, Little Ringed Plover (Ben Green)

Monday, 28 May

Paxton Pits - pair of Egyptian Geese, Greenshank, 2 Hobby (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - 4 Short-eared Owl (Tim Dee)

Wicken Fen - roding Woodcock, 2 singing Grasshopper Warblers (Gavin Paterson)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Sunday, 27 May

Ouse Fen - ad male RED-FOOTED FALCON seen from the river 08:15h at TL361709 (Graham Tucker, Daniel Owen)

Fen Drayton - 10 Black Terns on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - TEMMINCK'S STINT at southern end of pump house pit (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - 10-12 Hobbies (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Nene Washes - 3 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Wheatear (Charlie Kitchin)

Cam Washes - 7 Common Sandpiper (David and Jon Heath)

Burwell - Short-eared Owl from factory Road (Andrew Taylor)

Saturday, 26 May

Paxton Pits - 2 Grey Plover, 2 Sanderling, Ruff, Dunlin, 4 Tundra Ringed Plover, OSPREY over island pit, Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 20 Crossbill over lagoons this morning (Andrew Tongue)

Ouse Fen - SPOONBILL over, 2 Avocets, 2 Hobbies (Lynn Roberts)

Little Abinton - Quail singing nearby (Chris Coppock)

Eldernell - 15 Greenshank, Sanderling (Charlie Kitchin)

Friday, 25 May 2012

Friday, 25 May

Sutton Gault - 3 male Garganey again (Mark Peck)

Beeby's BP - Grey Plover (Brian Stone)

Cam Washes, Upware - 2 Wood Sandpiper (Monica and Owen Marks)

Wicken Fen - 24+ Hobby, 3 Turtle Dove (Monica and Owen Marks)

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Thursday, 24 May

Paxton Pits - BLACK-WINGED STILT before departing south at 20:30h (Jamie Wells)

Sutton Gault - 3 male Garganey (Mark Peck)

Woodwalton Fen - 8 Hobby (Matt Webb)

Wednesday, 23 May

Isleham Water Meadows - 8 Avocet, Greenshank, 2 Egyptian Geese (Chris Brown)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Chris Brown)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Tuesday, 22 May

Ouse Washes - 7 Hobby, 2 Black Tern (Mike Burdekin)

Stretham - Wood Sandpiper along River Ouse (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes, Upware - Wood Sandpiper (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - pair Egyptian Geese, Greenshank briefly, Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 21 May 2012

Monday, 21 May

Bevill's Wood - 12+ Crossbills (Rich Broughton)

Farcet Fen - 2nd c.y. MONTAGU'S HARRIER over north 07:35h (Steve Dudley)

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern (as per Mac bell)

Ouse Washes - Hobby, 2 Black Tern, dark-phase ARCTIC SKUA over north (Mike Burdekin)

Sunday, 20 May

Ouse Washes - 4 Black Tern, 19 Arctic Tern, male Garganey (Monica & Owen Marks); 3 Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Cam Washes, Upware - Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Nene Washes - 2 Turnstone, 3 Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 18 Little Egret (Jonathan Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black Tern (Neil Renwick)

Grafham Water - Sanderling, Common Sandpiper (Mark Ward); also Greenshank (Mark Hawkes)

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Saturday, 19 May

Lode - Turtle Dove between allotments and playing field (Peter Wells)

Paxon Pits - Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4+ Dunlin, BLACK TERN, 2 Egyptian Geese, OSPREY north over pumphouse pit, pair Turtle Doves, Sanderling Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Grey Plover, 4 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington)

Ouse Washes - Short-eared Owl, KITTIWAKE (David Hopkins); 2 SPOONBILLS landed briefly on the Earith section before flying north, 7 Garganey, 5 Egyptian Geese (Ade Cooper

Beeby's Pit - Common Sandper, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Brian Stone); LITTLE STINT, 3 Turnstones, 6 Sanderling, 23 Dunlin, 3 Wheatear (Matt Webb, Don Gardener); 2 Grey Plover (Matt Francis)

March Farmers - 2 Greenshank, 2 Short-eared Owls (Brian Stone)

Kingfishers Bridge - BLACK TERN (Hugh Venables)

Wicken Fen - Bittern, Grasshopper Warbler, Nightingale, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Ferry Meadows - 1st year KITTIWAKE briefly (Matt Webb)

Maxey Pits - Sanderling (Chris Lines)

Crown Lakes, Farcet - Firecrest (Matt Francis)

Friday, 18 May 2012

Friday, 18 May

Grafham Water - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW again north end of dam 09:20h. Park at Marlow car park, and walk south to view area around Model Farm (Colin Addington); 5 Sanderling (Duncan Ritchie)

Wicken Fen -  HONEY BUZZARD over south c.09:45h (Owen Marks); reported again 10:50h; 6 Hobby still (Michael Holdsworth)

Paxton Pits - Black Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 2 Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear (Martin Davis); Grey Plover (Ade Cooper)

Cambourne - Hobby over (Richard Hook)

Beeby's BP - Grey Plover (Brian Stone); Little Stint (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Thursday, 17 May

Knapwell - BEE-EATER north over Grange Farm 11:35h (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Paxton Pits - 3 Ruff, 3+ Hobby, male Wheatear (Martin Davis)

Isleham Washes - 15 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, Hobby (Dave Palmer)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Short-eared Owl (Chris Brown)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Wednesday, 16 May

Coton - male NIGHTJAR over the Polhill Garden Centre briefly (Rowena Baxter)

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper briefly, ad & 2nd c.y. Little Gull, 5+ Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - c.15 Hobby, male Garganey, fem Wheatear (Dave Palmer); 8 Cetti's Warbler (Colin Kitland)

Grafham Water - Turnstone on the dam (Matthew Rodgers)

Witcham Gravel - male Whinchat, 4 Whimbrel (David Hopkins)

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tuesday, 15 May

Beeby's BP - TEMMICK'S STINT until 13:15h at least, Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank (Brian Stone)

Wicken Fen - at least 12 Hobby visible at the same time along Wicken Lode (Martin Lester)

Kimbolton Castle - RAVEN over west 15:55h (Andy Plumb)

Nene Washes - 9 Turnstone, 2 Short-eared Owls, Osprey, 8 Cranes (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, 2 Hobby, White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Monday, 14 May

Murrow - Firecrest in a private garden (Marie Barton)

Wimblington - Quail calling at Charity Farm (Andy Bayes)

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Sunday, 13 May

Little Paxton - HONEY BUZZARD over village (Mark Brandon)

Ouse Fen - Whinchat, Wheatear, 10+ Hobbies (Mark Brandon)

Paxton Pits - Little Tern, Arctic Tern amongst 90+ Common Terns, Whimbrel, Sanderling, Greenshank, 7 Dunlin, Wheatear, 3 Hobbies, Redpoll (Ade Cooper)

Castor Hanglnads - Chiffchaff (prossibly Iberian) still present (Mike Weedon)

Cam Washes - Grey Plover, Bar-tailedGodwit, 1+ Greenshank (David and Jon Heath)

Fowlmere - fem Redstart (Ade Cooper)

Woodwalton Fen - 7+ Hobby, Cetti's Warbler (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Hobby (Chris Rider)

Wicken Fen - 6+ Hobby, also Short-eared Owl on Burwell Fen (Matt Mellor)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Saturday, 12 May

Grafham Water - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW again south end of dam, Turnstone (Mark Hawkes); Sanderling, Turtle Dove (anon.); Short-eared Owl nearby (Duncan McNiven)

Wicken Fen - 5 Hobby (Gavin Paterson); Nightingale (Andrew Knights); Garganey, 5+ Woodcock, 2 Turtle Dove,6+ Cetti's Warbler (Christoph Zockler et al.)

Cam Washes - Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3 Dunlin (David & Jonathan Heath)

Stow-cum-Quy Fen - GOLDEN ORIOLE in morning only (Rob Pople)

Toft Wood - Short-eared Owl (Clive Sinclair)

Holme Fen (Tower Farm) - Quail (Duncan McNiven); 2 birds this evening (Mike Weedon)

Pondersbridge - Quail at Whitehill Farm (Andy Bayes)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Nightingales (Duncan McNiven)

Ouse Washes - 2 Garganey, 2 Tree Sparrow, 2 Hobby, 3 Barnacle Geese (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - 2 Arctic Terns, Curlew, 3 Wheatear, 3 Hobby (Jamie Wells); Spotted Flycatcher (John Hoppett)

Foxton - 6 DOTTEREL to east of Fowlmere Road, 5 Wheatear (Matthew Mellor)

Little Wilbraham - 1+ Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear on the fen (Carl Howard)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday, 11 May

Wicken Fen - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW over Bakers Fen in evening (Andrew Knights, Dave Fricker)

Grafham Water - Sanderling on dam (Dean Harlow)

Paxton Pits - Whimbrel over, 2+ Hobby, 3 Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - Whinchat (Tim Dee)

Eldernell - Mediterranean Gull over (Mark Avery)

Upwood Meadow - Spotted Flycatcher, Turtle Dove (Luise Addison)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Thursday, 10 May

Grafham Water -  RED-RUMPED SWALLOW still 07.30h north end of dam (Mark Hawkes); still present 08:50h (David Hollin); present again 15:50h, also 2 Sanderling on dam (Bruce Martin)

Ferry Meadows Country Park - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW over Gunwade Lake, viewed from Watersports centre 08.10h (Matt Webb); still 08.45h (Brian Stone)

Maxey GP - Sanderling, Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Earith - 2 male Garganey in flooded field to the west (Mark Eaton)

Foxton - 4 Wheatears on east side of Fowlmere Road (Matthew Mellor)

Fowlmere - 2 Turtle Doves, 2+ Cetti's Warbler (Mike Foley)

Ouse Washes - 2 pairs of COMMON SCOTER off Witcham Gravel this evening (David Hopkins)

Whittlesey - QUAIL over calloing c.23:00h (Charlie Kitchin)

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wednesday, 9 May

Grafham Water - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW around the dam 08:55h (Colin Addington); still showing well by water tower on dam 15:50h, 2 Dunlin (Martin Davis); 2 Whimbrel (Colin Addington); Spotted Flycatcher (Lee Evans)

Paxton Pits - 5 Wheatear, 2 Avocet (Martin Davis); 2+ Arctic Tern, 2 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Barton - Whinchat at CRT Lark Rise Farm (Vince Lea)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tuesday, 8 May

Grafham Water - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW at north end of dam 09:05h (Colin Addington); by water tower along dam 10:05h (Chris Boness); 2 Arctic Tern off Mander (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-WINGED STILT (John Hoppett); 2 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Beeby's BP - 4 Wheatears (Paul Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - CRANE over north-west, 2 Hobby (Tony Rowe)

Turves - Short-eared Owl (Andy Bayes)

Swaffham Prior Fen - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Wicken Fen - 7 Hobby, Turtle Dove, roding Woodcock (Gavin Paterson)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Short-eared Owl, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (Saimon Clark)

Nene Washes - 12 CRANES (Jonathan Taylor)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Monday, 7 May

Paxton Pits - OSPREY over the Anglian water road 08:05h, 2 Turnstones, 2 Grey Plover (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); OSPREY over 18:35h (David Fisher & Phil Yates)

Sutton Gault - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker feeding in the willows across the causeway (Mark Peck)

Nene Washes - 10 CRANES, 4 Black Terns (Jonny Taylor); 10-14 Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, Garganey, Hobby, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW (James Hutchinson); 9 Arctic Terns, Hobby (Mark Hawkes, Mark Ward)

Cam Washes - Peregrine, Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owls (Saimon Clark)

Wicken Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, Whimbrel 2 Egyptian Geese (Andrew Taylor)

Sunday, 6 May

Paxton Pits - BLACK-WINGED STILT  still present, also 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank (Ade Cooper)

Fowlmere - 2 Turtle Doves, Marsh Harrier (Ade Cooper)

Melbourn - RING OUZEL  (Ade Cooper)

Earith - 3 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank (Jon Smith)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Whinchat (Saimon Clark)

Berry Fen - 3 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit (Mark Peck)

Ouse Washes - 3 COMMON SCOTER 1/2 mile north of Earith (Mark Peck)

March Farmers - Curlew Sandpiper, 14 Whimbrel, 2 Avocets (Jonathan Taylor); 5 Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Peregrine, Hobby, Garganey (Mike Wedon, Will Bowell)

Isleham Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Alastair Burn)

Mare Way - RING OUZEL (Mike Crosby)

Beeby's BP - 3 Grey Plovers (Paul Taylor); White Wagtail (Mike Wedon, Will Bowell)


Bradley Fen - ICELAND GULL, Short-eared Owl (Mike Wedon, Will Bowell)


Ferry Meadows - 12 Barnacle Geese over east, 4 Hobby (Don Gardener, Matt Webb)


Saturday, 5 May 2012

Saturday, 5 May

Grafham Water - male Whinchat, 3 Wheatears, 2 Arctic Terns, Hobby, White Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Mare Fen - 2 drake Garganey (Richard Thomas)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Mediterranean Gull, Black Tern at Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Nene washes - Spotted Redshanks, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 2 Avocets, 6 islandica Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Short-eared Owls, Hen harrier, Black Tern, 6 Wheatears, Bittern, Common Crane, Corncrake, Garganey (Jonathan Taylor); 15 Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Mike Weedon); fem BLACK REDSTART at March Farmers briefly (Peter Beesley)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-WINGED STILT  still present (Peter Chapman); Mediterranean Gull (Mark Brandon); Red-crested Pochard, 2 Avocets, 10 Greenshank, Arctic Tern, 16 Wheatears, Turtle Dove, (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells et al.)

Woodwalton Fen - Hobby, 3 Nightingale, 15 Redpoll. Also 2 KNOT on Thursday, 3 May (Jon Smith)

Berry Fen - 3 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby (Alan Hitchings)

Maxey Pits - 2 Turtle Doves, Whinchat, Hobby (Chris Lines)


Friday, 4 May 2012

Friday, 4 May

Paxton Pits - BLACK-WINGED STILT 13:00h still;  also CURLEW SANDPIPER, Turnstone, Sanderling, 13 Greenshank, 2 Avocet, 4 Wheatear, Hobby (Martin Davis); Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Owen Marks)

Park carefully by sewage works SE of Buckden at Stirtloe. Follow Anglian Water road south and the then east to pumphouse pit, continue along north side of pit/road, then walk carefully down east side of this pit (making sure not to flush birds on flooded field). At south end of pumphouse pit, take muddy track to east and view flooded field from metal gate. This is quite some walk, so allow at least 30 minutes to get there. It seems that the moorings are still under flood.
Please do not walk around other areas of the pits, as they are still run by the quarry company, and be cautious at all times not to flush birds or upset the landowner, as access right here are a subject still being discussed.
Do not park at Diddington.

Maxey Pits - Grey Plover briefly (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Hobby

Cam Washes, Upware - 2 Black Tern, Short-eared Owl (David & Jon Heath)

Beeby's BP - 4 Grey Plovers, Bar-tailed Godwit, White Wagtail, 4 Wheatear (Paul Taylor)

Nene washes - 12 Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Avocet, Black Tern, Hen Harrier, 6 Wheatear (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - Whinchat along the dam (Colin Addington & David Hollin); 4 Wheatears, 9 Yellow Wagtails (Duncan Ritchie)

Ouse Washes - 3 COMMON SCOTER (Mark Eaton); 4 Spotted Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 pair of Garganey, 4 Avocets, 14 Arctic Terns over (Paul Harrington)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Thursday, 3 May

Paxton Pits - BLACK-WINGED STILT 13:35h until 14:00h and again at 16:00h (Martin Davis); also Grey Plover, Turnstone, Greenshank, Sanderling reported.

Buckden - 44 Bar-tailed Godwits north-east along the Ouse Valley 08:10h (Mark Ward)

Earith - up to 5 Spotted Redshanks (Mark Eaton)

Ferry Meadows - c.25 Arctic Terns (Howard Butler); Wheatear, 30 Yellow Wagtails (Chris Park); Short-eared Owl, Hobby (Matt Webb)

Maxey Pits - Knot until flying off 12:10h (John Saunders); male Whinchat (Peter Beesley); 2 Whimbrel over, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff (Mike Weedon)

Eldernell - GREAT WHITE EGRET just west of the CP (John Saunders)

Ouse Washes - Avocet, 44 Bar-tailed Godwit over, Knot over (David Hopkins); 3 Arctic Tern over, Grey Plover over, Hobby (Monica and Owen Marks)

Godmanchester - 2 Cranes over 20:05h (Ian Hellary)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Wednesday, 2 May

Roswell Pits, Ely - 3 Turtle Doves, male Garganey on the water meadows, 2 Black Tern, 3 Arctic Tern (Ben Green); male Garganey moved to the Beet Pits (Stuart Sharp)

Earith - 4 Spotted Redshanks, 7 Black-tailed Godwit in fields towards Berry Fen (Mark Eaton)

Wicken Fen - Wood Sandpiper, male Garganey, Greenshank (Chris Boness); Hobby, pair of Garganey (Dave Palmer)

Ferry Meadows - up to 34 Arctic Terns on Gunwade, another 10 on Overton (Mike Weedon, Chris Park); 2 Wheatears (Tony Rowe)

Eldernell - GREAT WHITE EGRET from CP 15:30h but moving east (Mike Wilson)

Lolworth - male Whinchat in a private garden, 2 Whimbrel over, Little Owl, 5 pairs Yellow Wagtail (Vince Lea)

Maxey Pits - male Whinchat (John Saunders); 2 Whimbrel, Wheatear, White Wagtail (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - 4 Black Tern, 12 Arctic Tern, Hobby, Whimbrel (Mike Burdekin)

Witcham Gravel - 112 Bar-tailed Godwit over, ringtail Hen Harrier, Wheatear; also 3 Fieldfares in Witcham village (David Hopkins)

Paxton Pits - 8+ Arctic Tern, 4 Wheatear, 2+ Hobby (Martin Davis); 33+ Arctic Tern, Little Gull briefly, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit,Whimbrel over, 9+ Greenshank, 2 Sanderlin (Mark Ward, Jamie Wells)

Bradley Fen -  imm Shag, White Wagtail (George Walthew)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Tuesday, 1 May

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 2 Black Tern, 3 Wheatear, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Short-eared Owl (Martin Davis); ad POMARINE SKUA, 2 LITTLE TERN, 4 Whimbrel, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern on Gunwade (Mike Weedon); 35 Yellow Wagtails (Matt Webb)

Ouse Washes - pair of Cranes, 2 Whimbrel, 2 male and a female Garganey on the reservoir, Grey Plover over (Mike Burdekin); 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Witcham - Turtle Dove (David Hopkins)

Earith - 4 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Ruff, male Wood Duck in fields towards Berry Fen (Mark Eaton)

Wicken Fen - pair Garganey, Greenshank, Bearded Tit (Gavin Paterson)

Eldernell - GREAT WHITE EGRET still in ditches west of CP (Brian Stone)

Nene Washes - Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Garganey, 30 islandica Black-tailed Godwits, Short-eared Owl (Brian Stone, Will Bowell, Mike Weedon)

Shropshire's Reservoir - Black Tern (Stuart Sharp)

Roswell Pits - 2 Nightingales, Cetti's Warbler (Staurt Sharp)

Cherry Hinton - 3 Wheatears (Bob Jarman)

Caldecote (Hunts) - 7 Fieldfare (Brian Stone)

Monday, 30 April 2012

Monday, 30 April

Castor Hanglands - putative IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still (Richard Patient); 14+ Nightingales, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Stella Bayliss)

Nene Washes (Eldernell) - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Hobby (Mike Weedon); GREAT WHITE EGRET  still to west towards Lords Holt 13:30h, also 2 Crane, Hobby (Nick Mudge)

Melbourn - male RING OUZEL on private land still (Ade Cooper)

Nene Washes - ringtail Hen Harrier, Opsrey over south, Jack Snipe, 2 Greenshank, Peregrine, 29 islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); 7 Black Tern, Arctic Tern off Mander c.16:45h (Richard Patient); 3 Wheatear (Alan Pool)

Paxton Pits - Osprey over east 10:27h, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 3+ Greenshank, 5 Wheatear, 2+ White Wagtail, male Garganey, fem Whinchat, LITTLE TERN, Black Tern (Jamie Wells); Tree Pipit over (Martin Davis); Blue-headed Wagtail (as per RBA); Little Gull (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - summer Spotted Redshank at Witcham Gravel, 4 male Graganey at Mepal (David Hopkins)

Haddenham - 2 Wheatear from Dambank Drove (Paul Mason)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Hobby, 2 Wheatear (Bill Simmonds)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Redpoll (Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - 5+ Hobbies (Rowena Baxter)

Cam Washes - Short-eared Owl, Whimbrel over, 2 Avocet, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, 20 Yellow Wagtail (David and Jon Heath)

Hilton - Short-eared Owl to the south (Mark Eaton)

Fowlmere - 2 Hobby, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Ade Cooper)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sunday, 29 April

Needingworth GPs - 2 Ruff, Greenshank, 15-20 Yellow Wagtail,  male RING OUZEL, 3 Wheatear, Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Berry Fen - 26+ Ruff, on the Fen, 128 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit (Mark Eaton)

Cam Washes - Winchat, 2 Avocet (Davied & John Heath)

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 6 Avocet (Mark Hawkes); Grey Plover over (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Common Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear, 3 Sanderling, 3 Greenshank, (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover over, Arctic Tern, 6 White Wagtail, Short-eared Owl  (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Nightingale, Common Sandpiper (Neil Renwick)

Buckden - 3 Wheatear (Mark Ward)

Fordham Wood - 6 Siskins (David Collins)

Witcham Gravel - 1+ Short-eared Owl, Black Tern, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit over, Osprey over, 4 Greenshank, 20+ Dunlin (David Hopkins)

Nene Washes (Eldernell) - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Pink-footed Goose, Crane (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Washes - Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and Grey Plover over, Hobby, 4 Avocets, 35 Black-tailed Godwits (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cambridge - Black-tailed Giodwit over Bermuda Road (Kevin Hand)

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Saturday, 28 April

Castor Hanglands - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF singing male still (Richard Astle)

Oxlode - 2 Whimbrel, Greenshank (David Hopkins)

Wicken/Bakers Fen - male and female Garganey, Greenshank, 3 Wheatear (Tim Dee); also 4 Grasshopper Warblers, Cetti's Warbler showed well (Gavin & Alan Paterson)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Peregrine, 2 Avocet, Greenshank, Whooper Swan, Garganey (Gavin & Alan Paterson)

Ouse Valley - Little Gull, 2 Arctic Terns to north of Buckden Marina (Mark Ward)

Grafham Water - Wheatear, Greenshank (Mark Hawkes); LITTLE TERN (James Hanlon); Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Ely - Short-eared Owl from cycle path to Barway (Giles Merritt)

Ferry Meadows - Hobby, 2 White Wagtails (Paul Taylor)

Dry Drayton - escaped Zebra Finch (Ken Hook)

Friday, 27 April 2012

Friday, 27 April

Castor Hanglands - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF singing male this morning (Nick Mudge)

Ferry Meadows - LITTLE TERN on Gunwade Lake 09:15 h (Mike Weedon); but not present at lunchtime (Brian Stone)

Murrow - 3 Wheatears, 5 Yellow Wagtails nearby (Marie Barton)

Milton CP - Turtle Dove, Garden Warbler, Swifts (David Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 8 Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, "plenty of swifts, swallows and martins" (Jacqui Miller)

Ouse Washes - male Garganey from Rickwood Hide and a pair from Cottier Hide, 20 Ruff from Common Wash Hide (Mike Burdekin)

Paxton Pits - male Whinchat, Common Sandpiper, 10 Dunlin (Jamie Wells); also 3 Wheatear, Short-eared Owl, 2 Avocet, Greenshank (Martin Davis); c.160 islandica Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Arctic Terns over in the evening (Mark Ward)

Cam Washes - Short-eared Owl, 5 Black-tailed Godwit over, 2 Avocet (David and Jon Heath)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Grasshopper Warblers (Erica Towner, John Roote)

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Thursday, 26 April

Paxton Pits - male Red-crested Pochard, Garden Warbler 12+ Swift, Hobby, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 2 Garden Warbler (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis); 2 Black Tern 13:00h (Gary Rawlins)

Ouse Washes - Black Tern, 6 Garganey, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Avocet, 60 Ruff (Mike Burdekin)

Cambridge - Hobby over Strourbridge Common (Iain Webb); Swift over the Addenbrooke's site (Sarah Howlett); Swift over Cherry Hinton Hall (Roger Horton);

Brampton Wood - Nightingale (Matt Hamilton)

Eldernell - GREAT SKUA over low north-west (Charlie Kitchin)

Ferry Meadows - Hobby, 10 Yellow Wagtails, Goldeneye, Lesser Whitethroat (Matt Webb)

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April

Grafham Water - 6 Little Gull in Valley Creek (Duncan Ritchie); 5 Arctic Tern, 2 dunlin, Cuckoo, 2 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler also dead juv Shag (Monica and Owen Marks); Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Buckden Marina - 2+ Arctic Tern, 4 Little Gull (John Lindsell)

Ely  Beet Pits - 3 Arctic Tern and a Swift over (Stuart Elsom)

Ouse Washes - LITTLE TERN viewed from Oxlode early afternoon (David Hopkins)

Paxton Pits - 2 LITTLE TERN, 122 Common Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 2 White Wagtail, 5 Wheatear (Martin Davis); 2 Greenshank, 9+ Swift, Shirt-eared Owl, Cuckoo, Dunlin (Stuart & Jill Elsom, Jamie Wells et al.)

Needingworth - LITTLE TERN and probably a second bird shortly after, from Pike & Eel Road briefly, also 3+ Arctic Tern, 5 Swift, Wheatear (Mark Eaton)

Milton - 50+ Swift over the sewage works this evening (David Heath)

Ferry Meadows - 2+ Arctic Terns amongst the Common Terns (Brian Stone)