SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS

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

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

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Tuesday, 31 December

Milton Tip - 2 juv GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Cooper)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Black Swan of unknown origin (Paul Gallagher)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Colin Addington); LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 Common Scoter, Smew (per Rarebirdalert); Bittern in lagoons (Roy Langford)

Fen Drayton lakes - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF but still silent, Shag, redhead Goosander, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Caspian Gull, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Thomas)

Trundle Mere - 4 Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl (Audrey & Gwyn Williams)

Monday, 30 December 2013

Monday, 30 December

Paxton Pits - Shag, 3 Scaup, 3 redhead Smew, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Goosander, 2 Kingfisher (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, Shag, Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Ruff (Ade & Steve Cooper)

Grafham Water - juv GLAUCOUS GULL, ad Mediterranean Gull in roost (per Rarebirdalert)


Sunday, 29 December

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 3 redhead Smew, Red-crested Pochard, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, c.80 Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, Hooded Crow, Short-eared Owls, Hen Harrier  (Steve Dudley)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owls (Giles Merritt)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Shag at Ferry Lagoon still (Jeremy Lindsell)

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Saturday, 28 December

Paxton Pits - juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 4 redhead Smew, pair Pintail, Red-creasted Pochard, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Judith Dunkling), also 7 Short-eared Owls, Hooded Crow (Steve Dudley)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Andrew Tongue)

Fen Drayton - Shag on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Tanholt Tip - ICELAND GULL (Josh Jones)

Thursday, 26 December

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 4 Short-eared Owls (Matt Mellor)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - Shag on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Patient)

Monday, 23 December 2013

Monday, 23 December

Paxton Pits - 2 Scaup, Red-crested Pochard, Brambling (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December

Paxton Pits - 3 redhead Smew, 2 Shelduck (Andrew Tongue)

Grafham Water - fem Long-tailed Duck, (John Lindsell, and David Hollin); 2 Bewick's Swans (Mark Hawkes); fem VELVET SCOTER, 10 Goosander (Richard Patient and Mark Ward)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St.George's church (Chris Went)

Saturday, 21 December

Paxton Pits - 3 Smew, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper (Andrew Tongue)

Grafham Water - fem Long-tailed Duck, 5 Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - 1st W GLAUCOUS GULL still in Ferry Lagoon roost (Richard Thomas)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December

Ferry Meadows - 1+ Mealy Redpoll with Lesser Redpoll flock (Mike Weedon)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 5 Short-eared Owl (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - 2 Whooper Swan, 5 redhead Smew, Jack Snipe (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Wednesday, 18 December

Tubney Fen - c.2000 Starling dusk assembly and roost flock, hunted by Kestrel, Peregrine & 2 Sparrowhawk (Nick & Jan Davies, Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Maxey - 15 Goosander on small lake to west of village, 2 more on Woodgate Lane slurry pit (Mike Weedon)

Tuesday, 17 December

Wicken Fen - 3 Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, Cetti's Warbler (Colin Kirtland)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Monday, 16 December

Grafham Water - imm. GLAUCOUS GULL in roost from fishing lodge (Colin Addington)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sunday, 15 December

Brownshill Stuanch - pair of RAVENS (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Ruddy Duck, Peregrine, Scaup, 5 red head Smew, 2 Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - juv VELVET SCOTER, LONG_TAILED DUCK, 5 Goosander, 192 Goldeneye, 28 Siskin (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin, Chris Shurlock); 1st win Caspian Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward); ad Mediterranean Gull (Andrew Tongue)

Needingworth GPs - 6 redhead Smew (Mark Eaton)

Wicken Fen - 2 amle & 2 fem Hen Harrier (Matt Mellor)

Saturday, 14 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv VELVET SCOTER on Draton Lagoon, 5 red head Smew (Hugh Venables); 1st W GLAUCOUS GULL on Ferry Lagoon, Ruddy Duck (Judith Dunkling)

Grafham Water - 1st W fem Long-tailed Duck, Scaup (per Rarebirdalert.com)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - 2 Scaup, 5 redhead Smew, Ruddy Duck, Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - c.3500 Golden Plover, 53 Ruff (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 13 December 2013

Friday, 13 December

Grafham Water - VELVET SCOTER still (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew, Black-tailed Godwit, c.50 Golden Plover over (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thursday, 12 December

Ferry Meadows - 2+ Mealy Redpoll with Lesser Redpolls (Matt Webb)

Cambridge - Peregrine hunting over market square area (Matt Mellor)

Grafham Water - VELVET SCOTER from Mander CP (Colin Addington)

Wednesday, 11 December

Paxton Pits - fem Smew, fem Ruddy Duck, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at the village level crossing, 45+ Redpoll sp. along Long Drove, off B660 (Steve Dudley)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Monday, 9 December

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine over the city (Jonathan Heath)

Paxton Pits - 4 redhead Smew (Martin Davis)

Haddenham/Aldreth fen - c.1500 Lapwing, c.3500 Golden Plover off Adventurer's Drove (Paul Mason)

Fowlmere - fem Merlin between the reserve and Manor Farm this morning (Doug Radford)

Sunday, 8 December

Grafham water - juv VELVET SCOTER, 1st win fem LONG-TAILED DUCK, 9 Goosander, ad ICELAND GULL (Mark Hawkes); juv GLAUCOUS GULL, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - 4 redhead Smew, male Ruddy Duck (Jamie Wells)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 3 Short-eared Owl (Howard Butler et al.)

Castor Hanglands - 3 RAVEN, 4 Woodcock, 3 Tawny Owl (Matt Webb)

Waterbeach Fen - Hen Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 8+ Little Egret (David Heath)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Saturday, 7 December

Paxton Pits - Scaup, 2 Red-crested Pochards, Ruddy Duck, 5 Smew, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Perigrine, c.15 Corn Buntings, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton - 1st W. Glaucous Gull in Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - Water Pipit, 4 Whooper Swans over (Daniel Osborne)

Grafham Water - Long-tailed duck, Goosander (Donal McCarthy); VELVET SCOTER, Common Scoter (Mark ward)

Burwell Fen - Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Tubney Fen - pre-roost gathering c.5000+ Starlings, all descended to roost in reedbed at back of Tubney Fen pool (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Friday, 6 December

Ferry Meadows - juv ICELAND GULL (as per Chris Park)

Paxton Pits - 5 redhead Smew, Green Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard, 3 Little Egret (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December

Great Fen, Rymes reedbed - GREAT GREY SHRIKE again today (Kev Wolstencroft)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December

Grafham Water - VELVET SCOTER from fishing lodge but distant, LONG-TAILED DUCK still, 7 Goosander (Mark Hawkes); SLAVONIAN GREBE and Black-necked Grebe (per rarebirdalert.com)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE again today, untagged male Hen Harrier (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - juv ICELAND GULL on roost north-east of Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December

Grafham Water - VELVET SCOTER from Mander 15:00h (Colin Addington)

Witcham - 1st win ICELAND GULL on ploughed fields for an hour or so mid-morning (David Hopkins)

Monday, 2 December 2013

Monday, 2 December

Ferry Meadows - 1st year ICELAND GULL at Gunwade (Matt Webb); departed west just before 10:30h (John Saunders)

Witcham - pale 1st win ICELAND GULL following plough before heading north-west (David Hopkins)

Fowlmere - RED-THROATED DIVER on the Mere until 13:22h (Ade Cooper)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew (Andrew Tongue); Red-crested Pochard, Ruddy Duck, 15+ Corn Buntings, Woodcock (Martin Davis)

Eldernell - 13 COMMON CRANES flew in just west of the car park in fields near Lords Holt (John Lindsell and David Hollin)

Milton CP - Red-crested Pochard still present this afternoon on Dickerson's Pit (Jon Heath)

Holme - both GREAT GREY SHRIKES still today, one present by the level crossing (Vic, Pauline & Brian Cozens) and one at Trundle Mere, but distant and difficult (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Grafham Water - Black-necked Grebe, 3 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpipers, Scaup (Gwyn and Audrey Williams)

Bakes Fen, Wicken - Little Owl (Martin O'Leary)

Morborne Hill - pair of Peregrine (Don Gardener)

Castor Hanglands - RAVEN heard, Long-eared Owl, 7 Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Ouse Washes - 1250 Lapwing, 570 Golden Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese (Gavin Paterson)

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Saturday, 30 November

Grafham Water - fem Common Scoter, 36 Goldeneye (Richard Bashford); juv LONG-TAILED DUCK still, Black-necked Grebe, 3 Goosander, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - 36 Pink-footed Geese over high to the east (Matt Webb)

Nene Washes - 13 Crane opposite Chill Out Cafe at first light (Mark Ward); 13 birds at Eldernell 16:00h (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew, fem Ruddy Duck, 2 Egyptian Geese, Green Sandpiper, 6 Siskin (Jamie Wells)

Fen Dryaton Lakes - 3 redhead Smew, fem Goosdander, Red-crested Pochard, 3 Ruddy Duck (Hugh Venables)

Ouse Fen - 2 Bittern, Bearded Tit, Short-eared Owl (Hugh Venables)

Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday, 29 November

Fowlmere - WAXWING heard in a back garden 09:40h (Doug Radford)

Nene Washes - ringtail Harrier sp. showing obvious orangey underparts and a dark boa west past Eldernell at 15:30h, East at 15:55h, also 13 Crane; c.200 Whooper Swan at March Farmers (Steve Dudley, Hugh Wright)

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still this morning (as per Steve Dudley)

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thursday, 28 November

Nene Washes - 6 Crane between the washes and the A605 near Goosetree Corner (Richard Caney)

St. Ives - Ring-necked Parakeet over (Mike & Anne Knowles)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Wednesday, 27 November

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, Great Northern Diver, Black-necked Grebe, Common Scoter, Scaup, Rock Pipit (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl in the mist (Tim Dee)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Tuesday, 26 November

Ouse Washes - 1+ Water Pipit, 2 Barn Owl, pair of Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, 210+ Whooper Swan, 15+ Bewick's Swan (Mark Eaton)

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near level crossing still (Mark Eaton)

Wicken Fen - male & ringtail Hen Harrier (Tim Dee); also ringtail Hen Harrier at Tubney Fen & Peregrine at Burwell Fen (John Roote & Erica Towner)

Grafham Water - juv Common Scoter (David Hollin); LONG-TAILED DUCK, Goosander, 43 Goldeneye (Mike Everett)

Monday, 25 November 2013

Monday, 25 November

Woodwalton Fen - male Hen harrier at northern edge of Fen (Steve Gann)

Nene Washes - 18 Crane this morning; 8 adult & a juv. additional to the regular birds, 7 of which were opposite the Chill Out Cafe (Charlie Kitchin)

Ferry Meadows - 2 RAVEN over (Chris Park)

Wicken Fen - male Hen Harrier to roost, Barn Owl, 2 male Goosander, 6 Whooper Swan (Tim Dee)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Black-necked Grebe, 7 Goosander (Richard Palmer)

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday, 24 November

Paxton Pits - Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Ruddy Duck (Andrew Tongue)

Woodwalton Fen - Hen Harrier, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Tawney Owl, 2 Woodcock (Kevin Taylor)

Wicken Fen - male & ringtail Hen Harrier to roost at dusk (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Saturday, 23 November

Woodwalton Fen - HOODED CROW still present has now headed towards Holme Fen (John Lindsell)

Milton Tip - GLAUCOUS GULL (Andrew Tongue)

Nene Washes - 2 Short-eared Owl, ringtail Hen Harrier, imm. Peregrine, 3 Red Kite, 500 Whooper Swan (Charlie Kitchin)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Friday, 22 November


Woodwalton Fen - HOODED CROW in rushy field just west of the north-west corner of the Fen (Mike Weedon)

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Thursday, 21 November

Cambridge - Peregrine low over Histon Road 08:30h (Robb Spragg)

Farcet Fen - male Hen Harrier over south (Steve Dudley)

Colne GPs - imm. fem. Peregrine, Green Sandpiper (Mark Eaton)

Woodwalton Fen - HOODED CROW in fields just to the west (Kevan Wolstencroft, James Hanlon)

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near the level crossing again, showed down to 8 yards (Charlie Kitchin)

Wednesday, 20 November

Little Wibraham & Teversham Fens - Marsh harrier, Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 2 Water Rail (Colin Kirtland)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tuesday, 19 November

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKE on wires near the village still, but distant (John Saunders)

Eldernell - 4 Crane (John Sherwood)

Orton Waterville - 2 RAVEN over (Howard Butler)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Monday, 18 November

Great Shelford - Crossbill over west (Iain Webb)

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November

Orton BPs - 15 Tree Sparrows (Peter Hogan)

Wicken Fen - 4 Water Rail, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Ouse Fen - 1200 Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2 Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher, Bearded Tit (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - male Goosander, 20+ Goldeneye (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. George's Church this evening (Chris Went)

Saturday, 16 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - 20+ Little Egret to roost at Drayton lagoon (Andy Cotton); redhead Goosander, 2 Ruddy Duck, 15+ Egyptian Geese, ad Yellow-legged Gull (Brendan Doe)

Upware - 1+ GLOSSY IBIS on the Cam Washes, Redpoll flock in the village with 2 probable Mealy (Carl Howard)

Wicken Fen - 5 Bearded Tit, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Carl Howard)

Burwell fen - male Hen Harrier, Stonechat (Brendan Doe)

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKES still, one near the level crossing and one at Trundle Mere (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - Curlew, 7+ Goldeneye (Jamie Wells); 2 fem Mandarin (John Lindsell)

Friday, 15 November 2013

Friday, 15 November

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKE just east of the village still, also Peregrine, 2 Woodcock (Steve Dudley)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still (Colin Addington)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & a ringtail Hen Harrier, Bearded Tit, Cetti's Warbler (Rob Pople); also Goosander briefly, Stonechat, 5 Water Rail, Chiffchaff (Colin Kirtland)

Burwell Fen - 4 Whooper swan (Martin O'Leary)

Cambridge - Peregrine on OLEM Church, Hills Road, c.14:45h (Saimon Clark)

Ouse Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier, Stonechat (Judtih Dunkling)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Chiffchaff (Judtih Dunkling); ad Caspian Gull, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, 10+ BRENT GEESE through (Richard Thomas)

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Thursday, 14 November

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chapel c.14:15h (Saimon Clark)

Witchford - Jack Snipe & Woodcock flushed from farmland nearby (Ben Green)

Haddenham - Woodcock flushed form Aldreth Road orchard (Paul Mason)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Wednesday, 13 November

Holme - both GREAT GREY SHRIKES still today, one east of the village (Matt Webb) and one from Trundle Mere Hide (Paul Tinsley-Marshall)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Bearded Tit, 6 Siskin, 7 Redpoll (Robert Mansfield); 5+ Marsh Harrier, wing-tagged male Hen Harrier, Merlin; also Bittern reported (Ron Harold)

Milton CP - fem Red-crested Pochard on Dickerson's Pit (Jon Heath)

Comberton - Woodcock (Vince Lea)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Tuesday, 12 November

Holme - both GREAT GREY SHRIKES still today, one east of the village and one from Trundle Mere Hide. Note that the B660 is very busy and the verges are too soft for parking. (Brian Stone)

Ouse Washes - NORTHERN HARRIER from Grose Hide 15:00h (rarebirdalert.com); 2 Water Pipit, Brambling over, Bewick's Swan, 16 Whooper Swan (Mark Eaton)

Guyhirn - 5 Crane from A47 opposite Chill-Out cafe (Richard Palmer)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, fem Common Scoter, fem Scaup, ad Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Palmer)

Ferry Meadows - 2 RAVEN over south (Matt Webb)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Monday, 11 November

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, best viewed from east bank by the pumping station just north of the railway, 9+ Marsh Harrier (Bruce Martin)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Common Scoter, Black-necked Grebe, ad fem Scaup all around mouth of Dudney Creek this morning (Mark Hawkes)

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKE east of the railway line on wires by the lone brick building. Seen on wires to the north if the road (Steve Dudley)

Great Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE from Trundle Mere Hide again (as per Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sunday, 10 November

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS just north of railway bridge (Brendan Doe); c.400 Golden Plover, ringtail Hen Harrier, 6 Marsh Harrier (Monica & Owen Marks)

Grafham Water - juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Black necked Grebe (David Hollin); ad Arctic Tern, ad Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper (Mark Ward)

Great Fen (Holme Fen)- GREAT GREY SHRIKE still from Trundle Mere Hide (Jem Holding and Simon Henderson)

Holme Village - GREAT GREY SHRIKE just east of Holme village near the small building on the north side of the B660, just east of the level crossing at approx TL201878 (Jem Holding and Simon Henderson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of Red-crested Pochard (Jo Bray & David Wagland)

Burwell Fen - 2+ Stonechat, Green Sandpiper (Mark Brandon)

Tubney Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier (Mark Brandon)

Woodwalton Fen - wing-tagged male Hen Harrier to roost, 3 Tawny Owl (David Hollin)

Ouse Fen - Short-eared Owl, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler (Saimon Clark)

Eldernell - 9+ Crane, Cetti's Wabler, Short-eared Owl, Little Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier, 5+ Water Rail (Mike Weedon)

Cherry Hinton - pair of Peregrine over (David Seilly)

Saturday, 9 November

Fen Drayton - pair Red-crested Pochard (Jo Bray & David Wagland)

Paxton Pits - 250+ Golden Plover over, Brambling, Rock Pipit, Green Sandpiper (Andrew Tongue)

Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday, 8 November

Cambridge - pair of Peregrine on Kings College Chapel at midday (Rob Law)

Thursday, 7 November

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, male Stonechat (Chris Brown)

Great Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still from Trundle Mere Hide, also wing-tagged male Hen Harrier (Paul Tinsley-Marshall)

Ouse Washes - Peregrine, 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, one of which with orange underparts but very distant (Chris Boness)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Wednesday, 6 November

Ouse Washes RSPB - 5+ Hen Harrier, imm/fem Merlin, 2 Swallow (Chris Boness)

Monday, 4 November 2013

Monday, 4 November

Murrow - 5 Crane over towards Chill Out Cafe area (Marie Barton)

Ferry Meadows - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew north from Lynch Lake 08:40h (Don Gardener)

Ouse Washes - GREY PHALAROPE (Duncan Ritchie); NORTHERN HARRIER (Mike Everett); 8 Marsh Harrier, 2+ ringtail Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, imm. male Merlin, 600 Golden Plover (Ron Harold)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sunday, 3 November

Ouse Washes - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, Peregrine (Mark Hawkes); GREY PHALAROPE, Goosander (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, Black-necked Grebe, Scaup (Mark Brandon); fem/imm Common Scoter, 2 further Black-necked Grebe (Mark Hawkes); ad Caspian Gull, ad Mediterranean Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

20 PUFFINS reported between March and Rings End

Great Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE from Trundle Mere Hide (Stuart Ball); also 2 Marsh Tit (Tina Lindsay & Stuart Pedley)

Saturday, 2 November

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Richard Patient); 5 Common Scoter, Arctic Tern, c.25 Goldeneye (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER still present (Brendan Doe); GREAT GREY SHRIKE on east side of washes at Pymoor (David Hopkins); GREY PHALAROPE from Welches Dam Hide (as per rarebirdalert.com)

 Paxton Pits - Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Eldernell - 6 Crane, Peregrine, 6+ Marsh Harrier (Matt Webb)

Six Mile Bottom - 6 Brambling (Chris Barker)

Lark Rise Farm, Barton - 2 Peregrine (Vince Lea)

Friday, 1 November 2013

Friday, 1 November

Great Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE from Trundle Mere Lookout (Ron Harold)

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Thursday, 31 October

Guyhirn - 4 Crane opposite Chill Out Cafe on A47 (Brian Stone)

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chaple again (James Hutchison)

Great Fen -  GREAT GREY SHRIKE from Trundle Mere Lookout (Paul Tinsley-Marshall). Details of this part of the site here http://www.greatfen.org.uk/visit/places/RymesReedbed
There is no access beyond the hide.

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER, ringtail Hen Harrier (Denise Anderson)

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wednesday, 30 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER still present (Mike Burdekin)

Ham Mere - male Bearded Tit from Heron Hide (Chris Park)

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine hunting mainly above Dept. Chemistry again, great views from top of Lion Yard car park (Saimon Clarke)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Tuesday, 29 October

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine hunting between Dep. of Chemistry and OLEM Catholic Church (Saimon Clark)

Grafham Water - Arctic Tern, Wheatear (Duncan Ritchie)

Guhirn- 2 Crane roughly opposite Chillout Cafe on the A47 (Ken Smith)

Monday, 28 October 2013

Monday 28 October

Grafham Water -Wheatear, Rock Pipit (David Hollin)

Sunday, 27 October

Ouse Washes - NORTHERN HARRIER still (Matt Mellor); Peregrine, ringtail Hen Harrier (Ben Green); Wheatear (Ade Cooper)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Scaup, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

RAF Wyton - fem Merlin (Mark Ward)

Wentworth - 500+ Golden Plover nearby (Ben Green)

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Saturday, 26 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER still present (Ian Ellis); ringtail Hen Harrier, 6+ Marsh Harrier (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - Black-necked Grebe, ad fem Scaup, ad Mediterranean Gull, 28 Goldeneye, Green Sandpiper  (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & 2 ringtail Hen Harrier (Kevin Taylor)

Friday, 25 October 2013

Friday, 25 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER from railway bridge end 10:00h (Andy Hannaford)

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chapel 09:50h (James Hutchison)

Ferry Meadows - Bittern viewable from Teal Hide 11:38h (Peter Hogan)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, Black-necked Grebe (David Hollin)

Woodwalton Fen - winged-tagged male Hen Harrier (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Thursday, 24 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER, Water Pipit, 72 Whooper Swan (Mark Ward); GREAT WHITE EGRET 13:00h from Pymoor (rarebirdalert.com)

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chapel, one of two seen regularly in recent days (James Hutchison); 3 Peregrine over Jesus Green 12:50h (Saimon Clark)

Ouse Fen - 1000+ Golden Plover, Peregrine (Rowena Baxter)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Stonechat (Judith Dunkling)

Wicken Fen - ringtail & 2 male Hen Harrier (Andy Hannaford)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wednesday, 23 October

Ouse Washes - Juv. female NORTHERN HARRIER flew south past Stockdale's Hide at 14:00h, showing well from Stockdale's Hide 15:00h (Richard Patient, Mark Hawkes); hunting about 1/2 mile south of railway, viewable from bend in B1411, at 16:15h (Mark Eaton); the bird went to roost as did 13+ Marsh Harrier, ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - Wheatear (Richard Palmer); ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Arctic Tern, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Patient, Mark Hawkes); LONG-TAILED DUCK still (rarebirdalert.com)

Little Eversden - GREAT GREY SHRIKE nearby, in a patch of scrub on the bridlepath leading from Little Eversden village (by the phone box on Harlton Road) leading up the hill to the Mare way track on the ridge; approx. TL369522. Birders visiting the area please keep to public rights of way, respect local residents and the local farming community (as per Louise Bacon)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St George's Church again (Chris Went)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Tuesday, 22 October

Ouse Washes - Juv.female NORTHERN HARRIER viewable from Pymoor 16:45h (David Hopkins)

Eldernell - 6 Crane, Cetti's Warbler, Merlin (Mike Weedon)

Ely Beet pools - Bittern, 4 Marsh Harrier (Duncan Ritchie)

Fowlmere - 169 golden Plover, 148 Lapwing, 2 Corn Bunting (Alex Quig)

Monday, 21 October

Eldernell - GREAT GREY SHRIKE  in hawthorn hedge west of Eldernell car park (Mike Weedon); 2 Crane west of Lord's Holt (Duncan Ritchie)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, Arctic Tern (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine on King's College Chapel (James Hutchison)

Ouse Washes - ringtail harrier species first seen on Saturday, 19 October (David Hopkins, Ade Cooper) considered to be a juvenile female NORTHERN HARRIER, showed from Kingfisher, Grose & Stockdale Hides today (James Hanlon)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sunday, 20 October

Cambridge - Crossbill over Kendal Way (Richard Johnson)

Grafham Water -  LONG-TAILED DUCK, Brent Goose (Richard and Elliot Hook); GREAT SKUA (c/o RBA); Scaup (Jamie Wells)

Paxton Pits - Rock Pipit, Ruff, Greenshank, 7 Siskins (Jamie Wells)

Eldernell - GREAT GREY SHRIKE  200 yds west of Eldernell car park at 17:00h (Charlie Kitchin)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 5+ Marsh Harrier in to roost (Matt Mellor)

Saturday, 19 October

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA, LONG-TAILED DUCK,  2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Crossbills over (Mark Hawkes); 2 Arctic Tern, Rock Pipit  (Andrew Tongue)

Paxton Pits - Mediterranean Gull, Rock Pipit, Ruff (Jamie Wells)
Ouse Washes - juvenile Harrier species (David Hopkins)

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Friday, 18 October

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA, LONG-TAILED DUCK, Arctic Tern (Duncan Ritchie)

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Thursday, 17 October

Tubney Fen - HONEY BUZZARD 11:45h (Geoffrey Hawthorn)

Cambridge - 2+ HONEY BUZZARD 13:45h (Geoffrey Hawthorn)

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA by dam (David Hollin); LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 Grey Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Arctic Tern (Matt Mellor)

Isleham Washes - Whooper Swan, Egyptian Goose (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes, Chain Corner - Peregrine, 4 Bearded Tit, 60 Golden Plover, 800+ Lapwing (Mark Eaton)

Orton BP - Cetti's Warbler, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Peter Hogan)

Wednesday, 16 October

Trumpington - 429 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Tuesday, 15 October

Cambridge - 11 Barnacle Geese off Huntingdon Road (Simon Passey)

Bretton, Peterborough - Osprey over (Don Gardener)

Peterborough - Peregrine around the power station (Andy Bayes)

Haddenham/Aldreth Fens - Mediterranean Gull (Paul Mason)

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA on dam (Colin Addington); 2 Little Gull, Arctic Tern, 3 Black-necked Grebe, LONG-TAILED DUCK, fem SCAUP (Barbara North)

Ouse Washes - 3 GREAT SKUA heading north near Gault Hole (David Hopkins)

Fowlmere - Bittern, Cetti's Warbler (Ade Cooper)

Trumpington - c.500 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Monday, 14 October

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA still, also 2 juv GANNET from fishing lodge (Colin Addington); LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 Little Gull, Arctic Tern, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 10 Goldeneye (Mike Everett)

Nene Washes - juv GANNET over north, PECTORAL SANDPIPER over, 6 Jack Snipe (Jonathan Taylor)

Maxey Cut - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Richard Astle)

Great Fen - RAVEN over Corney's Farm (Paul Tinsley-Marshall)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Sunday, 13 October

Grafham Water - 2 juv GREAT SKUAS (one flew off NE), juvenile LONG-TAILED DUCK, Black-necked Grebe, 3 Arctic Terns, 2 Little Gulls, Mediterranean Gull, Rock Pipit (Mark Hawkes et al.); a second Black-necked Grebe, fem Common Scoter (Richard Patient)

Ferry Meadows CP - 2 adult GANNETS south (Howard Butler)

Ouse Washes (Witcham Gravel) - GREAT SKUA north-east, 2 juv GANNETS south-west, Ring Ouzel (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv GANNETS over at 14:15h & 14:35h. Also Grey Plover, 14 Little Egret (Steve Cooper)

Buckden GP - Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Ouse Fen - 4 Whooper Swan (Andy Cotton)

Wimpole - 2 RAVEN near the folly, juv GANNET over A603 near the village 16:30h (Mike Crosby)

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Saturday, 12 October

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK (imm/fem), GREAT SKUA, RED-THROATED DIVER, Osprey, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Arctic Terns, 4 Little Gulls, 2+ Rock Pipits, 2 Brambling, Common Sandpiper, Grey Plover (Richard Patient, Mark Hawkes, Mark Ward). Juv. GANNET in roost (Mark Ward).

Brampton Pits - 2 Little Gulls (John Lindsell)

Little Wilbraham Fen - juv. GANNET over west in afternoon (Rob Pople)

Hemmingford Grey - juv. GANNET flew east in morning (Mike Everett)

Ouse Washes - Little Stint, 40 Whooper Swans, Brambling, Stonechat, plus the capture and delivery to East Winch RSPCA centre of one injured juv. GANNET (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday, 11 October

Whittlesey - juv GANNET over north 16:00h (Charlie Kitchin)

Ferry Meadows - GREAT SKUA over north-northeast, also passing over 2 RAVEN, 7 Whooper Swan, 33 Brambling, Redpoll sp., 2 Siskin (Matt Webb); Firecrest, 65 Brambling, 37 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Hilton - 547 Golden Plover, Ruff, 300+Lapwing just south of the village (Mark Eaton)


Thursday, 10 October 2013

Thursday, 10 October

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3+ Brambling over (Richard Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - Pink-footed Goose over (Matt Webb)

Holme Fen - 3 Whooper Swan (Dave Chambers)

Flocks of Redwings reported widely across the county today, with a few Fieldfares.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Wednesday, 9 October

Fowlmere - Firecrest with tit flock near Shep bridge in south-west corner (Richard Palmer)

Ouse Washes RSPB - ad Mediterranean Gull, Wheatear (Mike Burdekin)

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tuesday, 8 October

Soham - vocal YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER with mobile tit flock around Soham Village college this morning briefly (Duncan Poyser). Given that the bird was around a school, please be sensible when viewing this area (for obvious reasons).

Lode Peregrine at White Fen (Chris Brown)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 2 Bearded Tit (Chris Brown)

Monday, 7 October 2013

Monday, 7 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Grey Plover, 2 Hen Harrier (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - 2 Rock Pipit on the dam (Andy Cotton)

Ferry Meadows - Redwings & a Brambling over (Don Gardener); 2 Goldeneye, 7 Redwing (Matt Webb)

Haddenham/Aldreth - c.50 Golden Plover, c.1000 Lapwing from Long Drove (Ian & Sheila Dickerson)

Six Mile Bottom - Peregrine (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Sunday, 6 October

Dunkirk - LITTLE BUNTING trapped and ringed at a private location (Tony Martin)

Paxton Pits - Rock Pipit, Garganey, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail (Jamie Wells)

Hayley Woods - Raven (Simon Stirrup)

Grafham Water - 2 Rock Pipits (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - Hobby, 25+ Golden Plover, Bearded Tits, 2 Bittern (Sarah Holwett)

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Grey Plover (Mike Burdekin)

Saturday, 5 October

Wandlebury - Firecrest (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - 2 probable Pectoral Sandpipers (Martin Shadbolt); Garganey, 2 Green Sandpipers (Jamie Wells)

Witcham - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER through calling (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes - Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Garganey, Grey Plover, 171+ Ruff, 60 Golden Plover (Brendan Doe)

Eaton Socon - Ring-necked Parakeet (Andy Scofield)

Wilbraham Fen - 2 Bearded Tits (Carl Howard)

Between Hammerton and Sawtry - 12 Red Kites inc. 7 in a field near Lodge Farm (Chris Brown)

Prior's Fen -  Little Stint, 3 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Hinxton/Ickleton - Redwings moving through (Andrew Knights)

Trumpington - 530 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Elton - Brambling over (Brian Stone)

Wilbraham Fen - 2 Bearded Tit (Carl Howard)

Friday, 4 October 2013

Friday, 4 October

Cambridge - Brambling again at Cambridge Research Labs off Huntingdon Road (Simon Passey, Mike Curtis)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October

Nene Washes - ringtail Hen Harrier drifted west from Eldernell (Charlie Kitchin); GREAT WHITE EGRET moving slowly east 15:00h (Jonathan Taylor)

Cambridge - Brambling at Cambridge Research Labs off Huntingdon Road (Simon Passey, Mike Curtis)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October

Paxton Pits - imm. Garganey, Goldeneye, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Grey Plover, Rock Pipit, 3 Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Bar Hill - ad Hobby over golf course 16:00h (Michael Clydesdale)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October

Marsh Lane GP - Osprey over c.16:00h, Hobby (Mike Everett)

Monday, 30 September 2013

Monday, 30 September

Ferry meadows - Bar-tailed Godwit & Siskin over (Matt Webb)

Ouse Fen - 2 Garganey, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Peregrine (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - Rock Pipit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Sunday, 29 September

Paxton Pits - 2 Little Stint, 3 Rock Pipit, 2nd c.y. Caspian Gull, Garganey, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Martin Shadbolt, Jamie Wells)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Osprey (Sarah Harris)

Milton Estate, Peterborough - 3 RAVEN , Little Owl (Ray & Will Bowell, Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Saturday, 28 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER briefly before flying south 08:50h (Brendan Doe)

Ferry Meadows - 3 RAVEN over west-southwest (Matt Webb)

Milton Estate, Peterborough - RAVEN over 09:05h (Mike Weedon, Mac Bell))

Paxton Pits - Jack Snipe, Greenshank (Andrew Tongue)

Block Fen - 2 Wheatear (Mark Peck)

Late news fromThursday, 26 September: St.Neots - 3 ARCTIC SKUA south-west over New Street 10:00h (Paul Lippett)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Friday, 27 September

Paxton Pits - juv Arctic Tern, Jack Snipe, Greenshank, 2 Curlew over, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); fem-type Scaup (Andrew Tongue)

Ouse Washes - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Hobby (Mike Burdekin)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Thursday, 26 September

Grafham Water - SOOTY SHEARWATER from dam by tower; park at Marlow and walk south (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington)

Colne GPs - BRENT GOOSE, 37+ Egyptian Geese, 17 Barnacle Geese (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - 6 Bearded Tit, Hobby, Peregrine (Gavin Paterson); 2 Little Stint, 45 ruff through (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - RAVEN, Greenshank, Hobby (Martin Davis); Peregrine, Turnstone through (Andrew Tongue)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Bob Mansfield)

Kingfishers Bridge - Osprey, 134 Gadwall, Water Rail, Greenshank (Colin Kirtland, Owen & Monica Marks)



Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Wednesday, 25 September

Grafham Water - Little Stint (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Kingfishers Bridge - Osprey, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (Owen Marks)

Fowlmere - Hobby over Drewer Hide (Paul Grace)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September

Colne - Tree Pipit over calling (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - Curlew Sandpiper briefly (Jamie Wells)

Tubney Mere - Common Crane (Mike Causer)

Monday, 23 September 2013

Monday, 23 September

Peterborough - RAVEN at the Milton Estate (Don Gardener)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET from West Mere Hide, Cetti's Warbler, 4+ Bearded Tit also 2 Whinchat nearby at Burwell Fen (Rob Pople)

Haddenham - Osprey over College Farm (Ian & Sheila Dickerson)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 22 September

Guyhirn - Osprey west of the village (Richard & Angie Johnson)

Ouse Fen - Osprey, 3 Hobby, Bittern (Andy Cotton)

Grafham Water - Peregrine, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin, Chris Shurlock)

Paxton Pits - 2 Hobby,  2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Wilbraham Fen -  Whinchat (Saimon Clark)

Tubney Fen - 2 Common Crane over south-west (Mike Causer)

Great Fen -  Greenshank, Hobby, 5 Whinchat, 12 Yellow Wagtail (Howard Butler)

Saturday, 21 September

Ouse Fen - Bittern, 2 Hobbies, Water Rail, 8 Ruff, Whinchat (Matt Mellor)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Parson Drove - Osprey (Stella Baylis)

Cambourne - c.150 Golden Plover nearby (Mike Everett)

Offord Cluny - Wood Sandpiper over (Vince Lea & Louise Bacon)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Hobby (Matt Webb)

Friday, 20 September 2013

Friday, 20 September

Ferry Meadows - 1st win Mediterranean Gull in roost on Gunwade Lake, 4 Hobby (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton - GREAT WHITE EGRET still present on Moore Lake (John Haggar)

Thursday, 19 September

Ferry Meadows - 6 Hobby this evening (Matt Webb)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Wednesday, 18 September

Kingfishers Bridge - Osprey until 12:15h at least, Hobby (Owen Marks)

Fleam Dyke - Whinchat (Vince Lea)

Coton Countryside Reserve - fem/juv Wheatear (Vince Lea)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, Kingfisher (Mike Weedon)

Trundle Mere - Whinchat, Greenshank, Hobby, Kingfisher (Howard Butler)

Orton BPs - 2 Cetti's Warblers singing (Dave Bradley)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tuesday, 17 September

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET from West Mere hide (as per birdguides.com)

Ouse Fen - Whinchat 09:15h (Judith Dunkling)

Monday, 16 September 2013

Monday, 16 September

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Steve May)

Ouse Fen - 5+ Whinchat, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Mike Everett)

Hardwick Wood - Wheatear nearby (Vince Lea)

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sunday, 15 September

Ouse Fen - Bittern, Bearded Tit, Garganey (Matt Mellor)

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Mark Brandon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Elney (Matt Mellor)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Rail, Bearded Tit, 2 Crossbill (Chistoph Zockler)

Trumpington - c.90 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Saturday, 14 September

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 Turnstone, juv/1w Caspian Gull (Jamie Wells); 2 RAVEN (Mark Brandon)

Brampton/Buckden Tip - 2 RAVEN over (Mark Ward)

Ouse Fen 4 Little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Water Rail, 21 Little Egret (Hugh Venables); 5 Whinchat (Matt Mellor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Moore lake, 3 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, Water Rail (Hugh Venables); 5 juv Garganey, Hobby, 42 Yellow Wagtail. Redstart reported. (Steve Cooper); 5 Whinchat, 2 juv Bearded Tit (Matt Mellor)

 Ouse Washes - Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 5 Garganey (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 13 September 2013

Friday, 13 September

Ferry meadows - 3 Spotted Flycatcher around island in Lynch Lake (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, c.300 Lapwing (Andrew Tongue); PECTORAL SANDPIPER still present but very elusive (Martin Davis)

 Ouse Washes - juv WRYNECK seen in the vicinity of Rickwood and Common Wash hides in the brambles on the low bank (Mike Burdekin)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Thursday, 12 September

Ferry Meadows - fem COMMON SCOTER on Overton Lake, Crossbill over, 10+ Yellow Wagtails (Matt Webb)

Orton BP - 8 male & 7 female COMMON SCOTER briefly (Peter Hogan)

Paxton Pits -  Caspian Gull (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - Garganey, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 11 September

Cambridge - Ring-necked Parakeet by guided bus-way near Science Park (Jon Heath)

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern (Don Gardener)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Martin Davis)

Fowlmere - Turtle Dove (Doug Radford)

Monday, 9 September 2013

Monday, 9 September

Paxton Pits - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER  although very elusive. Also 6 Greenshank, Cetti's Warbler, Whinchat, 2 Kingfisher, Swift (Martin Davis)


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September

Caldecote - pair of Hobbies over village (Richard Hook)

Paxton Pits - Hobby, 5 Common Buzzards, 2 Ruff, Curlew, c.80 Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Wheatear (Martin Davis); Swift, Caspian Gull, juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER  (Jamie Wells)

Ditton Meadows - 2 Yellow Wagtails (Rob Pople)

Bassinbourn/Kneesworth - 2 Whinchat,Swift (Gareth Rees)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET visible from guided busway  (Bruce Hanson)


Saturday, 7 September

Cam Washes - Whinchat, Garganey, Hobby, Green Sandpiper (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - Green Sandpiper, Ruff, Hobby, c.20 Yellow Wagtails (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton - GREAT WHITE EGRET on More Lake, Garganey, Hobby, Green Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Ouse Washes - 5 Garganey, 3 COMMON CRANES, 110 Ruff, Greenshank, Dunlin (Brendan Doe)

Tanholt - Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Dave Chambers)

River Ouse between Gt Barford to Tempsford - Osprey (Derek Revell)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Friday, 6 September

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper circling & calling, c.20 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kingfisher, Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler (Martin Davis); 14 Black Tern, Little Gull, 25 Pintail, 2 Swift (Andrew Tongue)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Spotted Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 32 Ruff, 132 Snipe, 2 Garganey (Gavin Paterson)

Thursday, 5 September

Blackbush - 26 Golden Plover at St. Ives Farm, Whinchat near railway crossing (Steve Dudley)

Burwell Fen - Whinchat (Shaun Jarvis & Martin Peers)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, juv Mediterranean Gull (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Wednesday, 4 September

Burwell Fen - 5 Whinchat on fence by old farm buildings c.15:00h (Andy Hannaford)

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tuesday, 3 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Moore Lake (Richard Palmer)

Milton CP - Osprey 15:50-16:20h, Kingfisher (Ed Gill)

Paxton Pits - c.15 Yellow-legged Gull, c.40 Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Foxton - Wheatear by barn along Fowlmere Road still (Matt Mellor)

Monday, 2 September 2013

Monday, 2 September

Hauxton - Osprey over south-east 14:20h (Richard Palmer)

Cambridge - Osprey over Lovell Road 15:45h (David Heath) & likely the same bird south over KIng's College 16:00h (John Pilgrim)

Sunday, 1 September

Swaffham Prior Fen - 2 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank at farm reservoir (Tim Dee)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Garganey, ad Hobby feeding 3 flying young (Mike Everett); GREAT WHITE EGRET (Sarah Howlett)

Isleham Washes - Garganey, juv Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (David Collins)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, Barn owl, Tawny Owl (Hugh Venables)

Wandlebury - Tawny Owl calling near car park 10:00h (Chris Went)

Ouse Fen - Osprey over (Richard Bradbury)

Saturday, 31 August

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET roosting with Cormorants, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Christoph Zockler)

Cam Washes - Osprey over, 5 Garganey, 110 Shoveler, 2 Hobby (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 Whinchat (Jamie Wells)

Orton BP - Cetti's Warbler singing (Dave Bradley)

Ferry Meadows - Spotted Redshank flying around Gunwade Lake (Don Gardener)

Friday, 30 August 2013

Friday, 30 August

Castor Mill - juv Whinchat (Paul Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 2 Caspian Gull, 14 Yellow-legged Gull, juv Whinchat (Mark Ward)

Dogsthorpe Tip - Caspian Gull (Josh Jones)

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Thursday, 29 August

Milton CP - Osprey, Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher (Jon Heath)

Colne Pits - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Mark Eaton)

Fowlmere - female-type Redstart at car park entrance 08:30h (Richard Palmer)

Tubney Fen - Greenshank (Simon Gillings)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. George's Church (Chris Went)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Garganey, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Wednesday, 28 August

Paxton Pits - no sign of the Red-backed Shrike in the Diddington hedge by 07:45h (Martin Davis); 2 RAVEN over north-west, calling (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Osprey still present, also Peregrine, 2 Whinchat (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - juv Little Gull off Mander CP (Peter Cook)

Fen Drayton Lakes - fem Garganey, juv Arctic Tern, Kingfisher (Mike Everett)

Foxton - Wheatear still by barn along Fowlmere Road (Matt Mellor)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Tuesday, 27 August

Paxton Pits - juv RED-BACKED SHRIKE favouring the hawthorn hedgerow just south east of the farm building in Diddington and viewable from the footpath. Also juv. Whinchat, Caspian Gull, female-type Mandarin (Jamie Wells). Please park at visitors centre in Little Paxton and walk north along Haul Road, then through Broughton Lodge Farm to arrive at south end of Diddington Pit. Please stick to footpaths and do not enter any working area of the site.

Ouse Washes - Osprey from Grose Hide (Mike Burdekin)

Foxton - Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail along Fowlmere Road (Matt Mellor)

Cambridge - Osprey over Cheney Way/Fen Road  (Michael Wood)

Monday, 26 August

Murrow - WRYNECK in a private garden, but no longer present.

Ouse Fen - 3 Greenshank, Hobby, 16 Yellow Wagtail (Gavin Paterson)

Burwell Fen - 2 Whinchat, 6+ Greenshank, 5+ Green Sandpiper, c.60 Yellow Wagtail (Richard Johnson)

Grafham Water - SANDWICH TERN over east, Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, 2+ Greenshank (Andrew Tongue); 2 Caspian Gull, Curlew (Jamie Wells)

Devil's Dyke - 2 Whinchat (Ian Dawson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Sarah Howlett)

Sunday, 25 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TEAL, still viewed from Churchmans hide loooking across to Stockdale, 4 Garganey, 57+ Ruff, Spotted Redshank (Brendan Doe); Garganey, Green Sandpiper west of Earith (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover, Little Gull, Ruff, juv islandica-type Black-tailed Godwit (Andrew Tongue)

Cam Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Tree Pipit, Black Tern, 4 Garganey, Greenshank, Hobby (David Heath)

Grafham Water - OSPREY  (Mark Brandon)

Fen Drayton - 2 Black Terns (Hugh Venables)

Wicken/Burwell Fens - 3 Greenshank, 3+ Green Sandpiper, 3+ Common Sandpiper, Hobby (Sarah Howlett)

Fowlmere - RAVEN over east (Michael Wood)

Saturday, 24 August

Paxton Pits - Garganey, 7 Green Sandpipers, 12 Greenshank, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 10 Sandwich Terns over Diddington pit (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 4 Whimbrel, 6 Arctic Terns, 11 Black Terns (Mark Ward); 2 Little Gulls, Red-crested Pochard, Ruff 5 (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - Redstart, Whimbrel, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Turtle Dove (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton - Black Tern, Arctic Tern, 2 Ruff, Curlew, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Tubney Fen - 3 COMMON CRANES in recently harvested fields

Ferry Meadows - Black tern on Gunwade lake (Matt Webb)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. George's Church (Michael Wood)

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Thursday, 22 August

Cambridge - Curlew over Nuttings Road (Iain Webb)

Diddington - 40+ Yellow Wagtails by horse paddock (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - 7+ Garganey, 3 Crane, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, 50+ Ruff, Hobby, Kingfisher from Stockdales Hide (David Fisher, Dave Odell); 2 Whinchat from Welches Dam hide (Paul Harrington)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tuesday, 20 August

Fowlmere - RAVEN near watercress hut before flying south (David McCarthy)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper (Ian Gordon)

Tanholt - Caspian Gull (Josh Jones)

Little Wilbraham - 30 Grey Partridge nearby (Chris Brown)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. Georges Church tower again (Mike Wood); Ringed Plover over Nuttings Road c.23:00h (Iain Webb)

Monday, 19 August

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, c.9 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Ruff, 3 Hobby, Kingfisher, 30+ Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET high in hawthorn tree opposite hide on The Mere (Kevin Hand)

Grafham Water - 41 Little Egret in Gaynes cove (Colin Addington)

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sunday, 18 August

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull (Martin Davis); Green Sandpiper, 15+ Yellow Wagtails over (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TEAL, Garganey, COMMON CRANE, Bittern, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank (Matt Mellor)

Maxey Pits - 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher (John Sherwood)

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, juv Marsh Harrier, 4 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Isleham Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper (David Collins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Elney Lake (Mike Wood); Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, male Marsh Harrier, Cuckoo (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday, 17 August

Grafham Water - Arctic Tern, Ruff, 30+ Little Egrets, Red-creasted Pochard, 15+ Yellow Wagtails, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

 Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper, Nightingale (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TEAL, Spotted Redshank, 2 Hobbies, Peregrine, 17 Garganey (Ade Cooper); 8+ Graganey, 3 Crane, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (Matt Mellor)

Wilbraham – 2 Turtel Dove at the common, Turtle Dove, 2 Greenshank at the fen (Carl Howard)

Maxey Pits - 20+ Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Malc Holley)

Ferry Meadows - Greenshank (Mike Wilson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Hobby, Ringed Plover (Dave Gandy)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Thursday, 15 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Palmer)

Over - Turtle Dove near community centre (Andy Cotton)

Paxton Pits - near ad Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Egyptian Geese (Martin Davis); 2 Greenshank & 9 Yellow Wagtail over south (Jamie Wells)

Isleham Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe (David Collins)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Redstart, Wheatear, Garganey around Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - 3 Crane, Bittern, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Spotted Redshank, 11 Garganey, 7+ Green Sandpiper (Ade Cooper)

Cambridge - Curlew over Nuttings Road (Iain Webb); Peregrine west over Harvey Goodwin Avenue c.19:00h (Ben Greig)

Tuesday, 13 August

Paxton Pits - near ad Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. Georges Church again (Hugh Venables)

Wimpole Park - 16 Spotted Flycatcher on railings/over grassland 500 m west of the hall, 19 Mistle Thrush (Chris Brown)

Barton - Wheatear at Lark Rise Farm (Vince Lea)

Monday, 12 August 2013

Monday, 12 August

St. Neots - Peregrine alongside the River Ouse late morning (John Richardson)

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TEAL (birdguides.com)

Cam Washes -  juv Black-necked Grebe (Monica & Owen Marks)

Sunday, 11 August

Isleham Washes - 3 Whimbrel south over, 6 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover (David Collins)

Cam Washes - juv Black-necked Grebe, 3 Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper, also 3 Turtle Dove at the Cambridge Research Park (David & Jon Heath)

Cambridge - Spotted Flycatcher in a Lovell Road garden (David Heath)

Paxton Pits - near ad Caspian Gull (Martin Davis); Wheatear, Hobby (Jamie Wells); Whimbrel (Andrew Tongue)

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, Greenshank, 19+ Little egret (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Tony Lowe)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 3 Crane, Whimbrel, 2 Spotted Redshank, c.12 Garganey (Matt Mellor); BLUE-WINGED TEAL (Ade Cooper)

Wicken Fen -3  Greenshank, 2+ Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler,

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Saturday, 10 August

Burwell Fen - 6 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpipers, 5 Hobbies (Tim Dee)

Tubney Fen - Iittle-ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, ringtailed Harrier (Tim Dee)

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove, Greenshank (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - 2 Green Sandpipers, Wood Sandpiper  (David McCarthy); 3 COMMON CRANES, c.20 Garganey 5 Greenshank, Hobby (Mark Hawkes);  eclipse BLUE-WINGED TEAL still present (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET at Ferry lagoon (John Lindsell and Hugh Venables)

Mepal - Wheatear (Simon Stirrup)

Friday, 9 August 2013

Friday, 9 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TAL still present, 2 Crane, 20 Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 64 Ruff (Ade Cooper)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 23 Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Thursday, 8 August

Nene Washes - Osprey downstream of Dog-in-a-Doublet, 3 Golden Plover over, 2 Green Sandpiper (Charlie Kitchin)

Grafham Water - Black Tern on boom, 18 Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper 93+ Common Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Ferry Mere, Greenshank, Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Cambridge -  Peregrine on St. George's Church (John Walsh)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wednesday, 7 August

Fowlmere - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL north over reception hut 10:12h (Doug Radford)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. George's Church 15:00h (Ed Gill)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sandpiper (John Saunders); 13 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 7+ Snipe (Will Bowell et al.)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Pete Cook); also Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Hugh Venables)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tuesday, 6 August

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, c.12 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 14 Little Egret (Richard Johnson); 18+Green Sandpiper by the evening, Little Owl, 10 Yellow Wagtail (Gavin Paterson)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. George's Church spire, viewable from Milton Road (Richard Johnson)

Toft - Curlew over (Vince Lea)

Hemingford Grey - 2 Crossbill over (Mike Everett)

Cam Washes - juv BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Greenshank (David & Jonathan Heath)

Monday, 5 August 2013

Monday, 5 August

Ouse Washes - eclipse BLUE-WINGED TEAL still present, also 10+ Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper (David Fisher);

Oakington - male Hen Harrier from Guided Busway this morning (Mike Everett)

Grafham Water - 2 Black Tern off Mander CP (Richard Palmer); also Green Sandpiper, 7 Little Egret, 5 Yellow-legged Gull on north shore (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 CommonSandpiper, Hobby (Jamie Wells); 7 Whimbrel over north (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Sunday, 4 August

Ouse Washes - eclipse BLUE-WINGED TEAL still present this morning, Spotted Redshank (Ade Cooper); 9+ Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Nene Washes - Osprey between Eldernell and Bassenhally (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - 2 Wood Sandpiper, c.12 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby (Sarah Howlett)

Maxey Pits - 3 juv Wood Sandpiper, 5+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper (Mike Weedon, John Saunders)

Saturday, 3 August

Brampton Wood - Crossbill heard (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - eclipse BLUE-WINGED TEAL from Stockdale Hide, 20 Garganey, Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Avocet, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Spotted Redshank (Ade Cooper)

Maxey / Etton - 3 juv Wood Sandpiper, 10 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Friday, 2 August

Cam Washes - Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egrets, Kingfisher (Ian Burfield)

Paxton Pits - 2 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - 2 juv Wood Sandpiper, c.15 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, 30+ Little Egret, Peregrine, Hobby (Richard Johnson); also juv Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Thursday, 1 August

Ferry Meadows - Whimbrel west over Gunwade (Don Gardener)

Crane Hill - 2 Quail still present (Richard Bashford)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET perched high in a willow, viewable from East Mere hide 09:15h (Richard Palmer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Ferry Lagoon 14:30h (John Hoppett)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wednesday, 31 July

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET at Ferry lagoon, also Mediterranean Gull, Peregrine over (Richard Thomas, Frank Antram)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET 11:45h (Frank Antram); 20+ Bearded Tit in several family parties along the West Mere Hide path, showing very well (Michael Holdsworth)

Orton Mere - juv Mediterranean Gull (Mike Weedon)

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Tuesday, 30 July

Crane Hill - 2 Quail singing c.08:20h (Richard Bashford)

Maxey Pits - 2 juv Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon, Leon Smith)

Monday, 29 July 2013

Monday, 29 July

Crane Hill - Quail singing 08:05h (Richard Bashford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET at Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - ad Black Tern off Mander CP (Mark Hawkes)

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Sunday, 28 July

Crane Hill - 2 Quail (Richard Bashford)

Ouse Washes - Wimbrel, 4 Green Sandpipers, 5 Greenshank, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Avocet, 63 Ruff, 5 Garganey (Ade Cooper)

Paxton pits - 13 Wimbrel through, 2 Grey Partridge (Jamie Wells)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Turtle Dove (Malc Holley et al.); 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper this evening (Mike Weedon)

Burwell Fen - Spotted Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 26 Little Egret (Steve Cooper)

Saturday, 27 July

Paxton Pits - 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Partridge (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Grafham Water -  Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells); Black Tern, 2 Mandarin (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET at West Mere hide (David McCarthy)

Fen Drayton -GREAT WHITE EGRET at Ferry Mere, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Friday, 26 July 2013

Friday, 26 July

Burwell Fen - 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Owl, 25 Little Egret (Gavin Paterson)

Abbotsley - 2 Quail calling at base of Crane Hill, 2 miles south-east of the village (Richard Bashford)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July

Yaxley - probable HONEY BUZZARD over north 16:45h (Kev Wolstencroft)

Swaffham Prior - 6 Crossbill sp. over 06:45h (Ade Long)

Yelling - 9 Whimbrel over (Martin Davis)

Paxton Pits -  Greenshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Egyptian Geese (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - 31 Little Egret, Greenshank, 2+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Abbotsley - Quail calling at base of Crane Hill, 2 miles south-east of the village (Richard Bashford)

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wednesday, 24 July

Burwell Fen - ad summer PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER 06:30h (Richard Johnson); still present 08:30h (Ade Long). Flew south south-east with 2 Golden Plover 09:05h (rarebirdalert.com). Access along Split Drove, park in small car park by bridge over Reach Lode c.TL 557678, walk over bridge to view the floods to the north.

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper (Tony Rowe); 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Richard Astle)

Landbeach - male Crossbill over, 2 juv Crossbill in a private garden (Dick Newell)

Grafham Water - 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8+ Little Egret, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tuesday, 23 July

Haddenham - 2 Crossbills in Duck Lane 13:15h (Barbara York)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 5 Green Sandpiper, 11 Egyptian Geese at Ferry Lagoon (Mike Everett)

Monday, 22 July 2013

Monday, 22 July

Burwell Fen - FERRUGINOUS DUCK, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Avocet (Tim Dee)

Grafham Water - Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Dove, Ceti's Warbler (Mark Hawkes)

Cam Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET 20:50h (David and Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 Whimbrel, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Colne - Crossbill over (Mark Eaton)

Sunday, 21 July

Murrow - Turtle Dove (Marie Barton)

Paxton Pits - 4 Black Tern, Turnstone, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Turtle Dove, Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Haddenham - 2 Crane over (Paul Mason)

Cam Washes - 2 Garganey (David and Jon Heath)

Cambridge Research Park - 3+ Turtle Dove, Green Sandpiper (David and Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - SPOTTED CRAKE on last pool before railway, Knot, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 6+ Garganey, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Curlew over, Hobby (Sarah Howlett)

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Saturday, 20 July

Cottenham - 8 Crossbills over village (Ian Ellis)

Murrow - juv Crossbill briefly (Marie Barton)

Cambridge - 3 Crossbill over Lovell Road (Jon Heath)

Little Shelford - 2 Crossbill over 13:00h (Ali Cooper)

Swaffham Prior - Crossbill over 08:20h (Doug Radford)

Paxton Pits - Little Stint (Martin Davis)

Lode  - pair of Turtle Dove (Peter Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Garganey, 60 Ruff, 22 Avocet (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 19 July 2013

Friday, 19 July

Fowlmere - 2 juv Crossbills briefly 07:15h (Doug Radford)

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Thursday, 18 July

Burwell Fen - Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, 82 Little Egret (Gavin Paterson); Grey Plover (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 10 Garganey, 10 Greenshank, 46 Ruff, 9 Little Ringed Plover, Whooper Swan (Ade Cooper)

Wednesday, 17 July

Fen Drayton Lakes - Knot, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 12 Egyptian Geese over, 27 Little Egrets to roost, 2 Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Tuesday, 16 July

RAF Wittering - possible BLACK KITE circling and drifting west (as per Mike Weedon)

Monday, 15 July 2013

Monday, 15 July

Fleam Dyke - Turtle Dove near pumping station (Steve Hartley)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Knot on Ferry Mere (Mike Everett)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sunday, 14 July

Burwell Fen - Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 9 Greenshank, Water Rail, Black-tailed Godwit (Gavin Patterson)

Maxey Pits - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl (Richard Astle)

Grafham Water - 7+ Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 8 Yellow-legged Gull, Cuckoo (Mark Hawkes)

Ely Beet Pits - 4 Marsh Harrier, Water Rail,Cuckoo (Michael Holdsworth)

Ferry Mere - Spotted Redshank, Knot, Whimbrel over (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - c.15 Yellow-legged Gull, Turtle Dove, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, Curlew (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 14 Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, 10 Garganey, 12 Little Ringed Plover, 28 Avocet, 45 Little Egret, Hobby (Ade Cooper)



Saturday, 13 July

Cottenham - Crossbill over village (Ian Ellis)

Burwell Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank, 44 Little Egret (Gavin Patterson)

Paxton Pits - 2 Black Turns over pumphouse pit, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 12 July 2013

Friday, 12 July

Ferry Meadows - Green Sandpiper from second hide (Howard Butler)

Burwell Fen - 62 Little Egret, Peregrine (Gavin Paterson); 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Greenshank (Tim Dee)


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July

Burwell Fen - 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 33 Little Egret (Gavin Paterson)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Wednesday, 10 July

Fowlmere - 2 Turtle Dove, Kingfisher, 2 barn owl in the box, 4 Little Egret (Richard Palmer)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Tuesday, 9 July

Cam Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET at far end of Waterbeach side before flying towards Wicken, 2 Green Sandpiper on Upware side (David & Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Spotted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, Curlew, 35 Ruff, 41 Black-tailed Godwit,6 Little Ringed Plover, 11 Avocet, 4 Garganey, 30+ Little Egret (Ade Cooper)

Adventurer's Fen, Wicken - 5 Greenshank, 3 Avocet, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 37 Little Egret, 5 Marsh Harrier, Hobby (Dave Palmer)

Farcet Fen - Quail calling (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - pair of Turtle Dove, Hobby nearby (Jamie Wells)
 

Monday, 8 July 2013

Monday, 8 July

Farcet Fen - Quail calling early morning (Steve Dudley)

Sunday, 7 July

Berry Fen - 77+ Little Egret (Richard Thomas); 2 Turtle Dove (Sarah Howlett)

Gunner's Hall, Balsham - Quail calling near Roman Road (Steve Hartley)

Fulbourn Fen NR - 2 Turtle Dove (Donal McCarthy and Ellie Burke)

Saturday, 6 July

Ouse Fen - HONEY BUZZARD over c.10:10-10:20h (Richard Thomas, Dennis Halls)

Cam Washes- SANDWICH TERN over, Green Sandpiper (Carl Howard)

Eye Green - 2 Turtle Dove (David Chambers)

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Friday, 5 July

Chippenham Fen - family parties of Bearded Tit, Spotted Flycatcher, up to 4 Grasshopper Warblers (Michael Holdsworth)

Cambridge - ad Mediterranean Gull over Lovell Road (Jon & David Heath)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Thursday, 4 July

Burwell Fen - 19 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Owl, Hobby (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET dropped into the Waterbeach side (David & Jonathan Heath)

Wednesday, 3 July

Paxton Pits - 23 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Egyptian Goose, Little Egret, Cetti's warbler (Jamie wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Grasshopper Warbler, Turtle Dove (Hugh Venables)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tuesday, 2 July

Burwell Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET until 11:20h at least (Gavin Paterson)

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sunday, 30 June

Fen Drayton - 3 Turtle Doves, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Egyptian Geese Bar-headed Goose (Tim Caldicott); Red-crested Pochard, Curlew over, Kingfisher, brown-pahse Cuckoo (Hugh Venables)

Saturday, 29 June

Paxton Pits - Curlew, 3 Hobbies, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Teversham Fen - 2+ Cuckoo, 7+ Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Bullfinchff (Carl Howard)

Friday, 28 June 2013

Friday, 28 June

Ouse Washes - RED-NECKED PHALAROPE between northern most hide and railway bridge and nearer the bridge than the hide. GREAT WHITE EGRET from Churchman's Hide,  Spotted Redshank from Kingfisher Hide, also Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 28 Avocet, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 39 Little Egret, 7 Ruff (Ade Cooper)

Eaton Socon - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in a private garden (as per Martin Leader)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Thursday, 27 June

Grafham Water - 2 fem Mandarin in Gaynes Creek (Colin Addington)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Wednesday, 26 June

Maxey Pits - Osprey (Chris Lines)

Fowlmere - Greenshank, Turtle Dove (Ade Cooper)

Paxton Pits - Curlew, pair Egyptian Geese, Barn Owl (Jamie Wells); 2 Red-crested Pochard (Ian Dawson)

Woodhurst - Turtle Dove (Duncan McNiven)

Tuesday, 25 June

Eldernell - Green Sandpiper over, possible GREAT WHITE EGRET. Also, from 10 June, imm. SPOONBILL over (Ben Green)

Ely - Barnacle Goose on the river near Hydro International plant (Andrew Balmford)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Monday, 24 June

Milton CP - Turtle Dove (David Heath)

Brinkley - Turtle Dove (Shaun Jarvis)

Sunday, 23 June

Cambridge - 2 ad Mediterranean Gull over Eachard Road (Christoph Zöckler)

Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday, 21 June

Ouse Washes RSPB - GREAT WHITE EGRET from Cadbury Hide, 28 Avocet, 5 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 35 Little Egret, Garganey, 4 Cuckoo (Ade Cooper)

Fowlmere - 2 Turtle Dove (Doug Radford)

Milton CP - Turtle Dove (Ben Chapple)

Southoe - Turtle Dove nearby (Martin Davis)

Chatteris - Peregrine (Graham Smy)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Thursday, 20 June

Berry Fen - Green Sandpiper, 3 Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Lode - Turtle Dove, Spotted Flycatcher (Peter Wells)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wednesday, 19 June

Bar Hill - BLACK KITE over the golf course before drifting north-west (Mike Clydsdale, Brian Crowder, Peter Housego)

Wandlebury CP - HAWFINCH (Ben Phalan)

Berry Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Richard Thomas)

Barleycroft - 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Turtle Dove (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - 4 Red-crested Pochard, Greenshank, Curlew over (Martin Davis)

March Farmers - 66 Little Egret, c.20 Black-tailed Godwit (Brian Stone)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tuesday, 18 June

Brownshill Staunch - ad summer AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER in flight (Richard Thomas)

Berry Fen - female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Richard Thomas)

Haddenham - 2 Turtle Dove along North Fen Drove (Paul Mason)

Monday, 17 June 2013

Sunday, 16 May

Peterborough - BLACK KITE over city (Mike Weedon)

Nene Washes - 158 Little Egret, mainly from March Farmers (Charlie Kitchin)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Saturday, 15th May

March Farmers - 3 Curlew, Grey Plover, Golden Plover over, 75+ Little Egret (Mike EWeedon)

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Thursday, 13 June

Eye Green NR - 1+ Turtle Dove (Peter Beesley)

Paxton Pits - 2 Egyptian Geese, Red-crested Pochard, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Wednesday, 12 June

Guyhirn - BLACK KITE reported to the north-east 15:50h (birdguides.com)

Ouse Washes RSPB - ad GREAT WHITE EGRET, 7 Garganey (Ade Cooper)

March Farmers - Greenshank, 57 Little Egret (Brian Stone)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Tuesday, 11 June

Milton CP - 2 Turtle Dove (David Heath)

Somersham GP - Green Sandpiper (James Pipe)

Monday, 10 June 2013

Monday, 10 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still present (Bob Mansfield)

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sunday, 9 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still present (Duncan McNiven)

Paxton Pits - Little Tern, Greenshank, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Common Cranes on Darlows, 5 Hobbies (Kevin Taylor)

Wicken Fen - 3 Garganey, Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Cambridge Research Park - 2 Turtle Doves, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Patterson)

Berry Fen - 2 Garganey, Greenshank (Duncan McNiven)

Cottenham - Turtle Dove in private garden (Martin Fowlie)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whooper Swan still, also Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, Little Ringed Plover, Avocet (Hugh Venables)

March Farmers - 2 Grey Plover (Will Bowell); Curlew, Golden Plover, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Little Egret (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 8 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still present  (Martin Davis)

Maxey Cut - Turtle Dove (Malcolm Holley)

Buckden Marina - Spotted Flycatcher (John Lindsell)

Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday, 7 June

Ouse Washes RSPB - GREAT WHITE EGRET from Cadbury Hide 09:55h, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 single and 2 pairs of Garganey (one pair with ducklings), 3 Little Ringed Plover, 61 Little Egret (Ade Cooper)

Maxey Pits - Spotted Redshank briefly early morning (John Saunders)

Little Shelford - Turtle Dove (Ali Cooper)

Peterborough - 2 Spotted Flycatchers by the cathedral (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Tursday, 6 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON appeared near Fen End just before midday, also Hobby, Marsh Harriers (Richard Palmer); still showing 19:00h (Hugh Venables)

Wicken Fen - 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Alan Wadsworth)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Wednesday, 5 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON showing well at the south endto 13:45h at least. Also 3 Hobby, Turtle Dove (Ade cooper)

Dogsthorpe - male Peregrine over Western Avenue (Matt Webb)

March Farmers - LITTLE TERN (Mike Weedon)

Cambridge - RAVEN over Brierly Walk (Mike Wood)

Wednesday, 5 June

Lode Mill - Spotted Flycatcher (Peter Wells)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June

Eynesbury - Peregrine over Edward Road (Martin Davis)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET roosting in heronry early morning (Chris Hudson); RED-FOOTED FALCON favouring south-western corner this afternoon, also 2+ Hobby (Moinca & Owen Marks)

Hardwick Wood - pair of Spotted Flycatcher (Vince Lea)

Monday, 3 June 2013

Monday, 3 June

Ouse Fen RSPB - RED-FOOTED FALCON late morning, also GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mark Brandon)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunday, 2 June

Ouse Fen - RED-FOOTED FALCON over phase 1 at 12:30h but ranging widely (Richard Thomas)

Earith - Osprey over south 15:30h (David Griffiths)

Middle Fen Drove, Swavesey - Turtle Doves calling (Sue Rogers)

Paxton Pits - 3 Hobby, 3 Nightingale singing, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Spotted Flycatcher (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Teversham Fen - 2 Hobby, 2 pairs of Turtle Dove (Bob Jarman)

Hardwick Wood - Spotted Flycatcher (Vince Lea)

Wicken Fen - Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing, Grasshopper Warbler reeling, Hobby, roding Woodcock (Gavin Paterson)

March Farmers - Sanderling (Mike Weedon)

Eynesbury - Peregrine over Edward Road (Lee Davis)

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Saturday, 1 June

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER still present (Ian Ellis)

Ouse Fen - fem RED-FOOTED FALCON over phase 1, Fen End Road, but disappeared at 16:00h (Bruce Martin)

Ouse Fen - WHITE STORK circling c.10:00h (Richard Thomas, Jeremy Lindsell) before reaching Wicken Fen, circling there for c.20 minutes before disappearing towards Burwell 11:15h (Gavin Paterson)

Haddenham - pair of Turtle Doves (Ian & Sheila Dickerson)

Friday, 31 May

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on muddy islet at Bluntisham end (Richard Thomas); also Spotted Flycatcher (Rob Partridge); WHITE STORK over Ouse Fen (Graham Hirons) before landing towards Barleycraft end (Chris Hudson); last seen in flight at 21:20h. Bird has a ring on its left leg (Richard Thomas); 4+ Hobby over (Jeff Harrison)

March Farmers - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 4 Sanderling (John Saunders, Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey over Gunwade Lake c.12:00h (m.o.)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - Firecrest singing in sycamores again 07:15h (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday, 30 May

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on muddy islet at Bluntisham end (Mike Everett)

Wednesday, 29 May

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Richard Thomas)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tuesday, 28 May

Paxton Pits - Mediterranean Gull, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Hobby, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - Firecrest singing (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes - Sanderling, 2 Little Ringed Plover (James Hanlon)

Monday, 27 May 2013

Monday, 27 May

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER at the end of Berry Fen closest to Brownshill Staunch (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - 3 Grey Plovers, Sanderling, 4 Turnstones, 4 Geenshank (Ade Cooper & Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton - 12+ Hobbies, Garganey (Lizzie Bruce)

March Farmers - 5 Sanderling (Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 26 May

Berry Fen - 3-4 Garganey, 2 Turtle Doves over (Mark Eaton)

Nene Washes - 63 Tundra Ringed Plover, Sanderling (Steve Cooper)

Wicken Fen - Hobby, 1-2 Wimbrel over, Stonechat, 3-5 Bearded Tit (Christoph Zockler)

Saturday, 25 May

Paxton Pits - 3 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Hobbies, Tundra Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - 2 Common Cranes, 19 Tundra Ringed Plover, 2 Hobbies (Ade Cooper)

Wicken Fen - Ruff, Garganey, Short-eared Owl (Graeme Reed)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Wood Sandpiper, Whimbrel from Cottier Hide, Curlew Sandpiper from Stevens Hide (Ade Cooper)

St. Ives - Spotted Flycatcher in Needingworth Road (Jill Burt)

Grafham Water - Sanderling, Turnstone (Mark Ward)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Tuesday, 21 May

Paxton Pits - Hobby (Chris McCabe); Turnstone, Whimbrel, Cetti's Warbler, Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 3 Turnstone, Hobby (Mike Burdekin)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Monday, 20 May

Ferry Meadows - ad WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN on Overton Lake (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - 3 Red-crested Pochard, Whimbrel, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sunday, 19 May

Reach Lode - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Maxey - Osprey west of Woodgate Lane (Paul Taylor)

Saturday, 18 May

Wicken - BLACK-WINGED STILT still on Bakers's Fen, 2 Greenshank (Dermot Cooper); Nightingale (Giles Merritt)

Lode - Turtle Dove (Giles Merritt)

Roswell Pits, Ely - 3 Turtle Dove (Pete Cook)

Earith - Mediterranean Gull along the High Street (Mark Eaton)

Friday, 17 May 2013

Friday, 17 May

Adventurer's Fen - BLACK-WINGED STILT at c.TL550684 still, 09:15h (Matt Mellor)

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER which flew north, imm. SPOONBILL, 3 Whimbrel (as per RBA)

Paxton Pits - imm. SPOONBILL over north (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - KITTIWAKE on Ferry Mere, 7+ Hobby, 10 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, 1000+ Swift (Lizzie Bruce)

Ferry Meadows - Black-necked Grebe on Overton Lake (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - Spotted Flycatcher, Turnstone, Sanderling, Greenshank, Comon Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thursday, 16 May

Adventurer's Fen - BLACK-WINGED STILT from new bridge at TL550684, 08:20h (Ian Delgado); still present 13:00h, also 7 Hobby, male Garganey (Lee Evans)

Maxey Pits - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINT briefly before flying off high towards Maxey village (Leon Smith, John Saunders)

Eldernell - TEMMINCK'S STINT briefly this evening (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL just north of the railway line 15:45h (Rob Pople); CORNCRAKE calling from common wash area 22:30h (Mike Burdekin)

Wicken Fen - Osprey from Westmere hide 15:30h (Garth Peacock); 3 Whimbrel (Lee Evans)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, Arctic Tern (Mark Ward); Turnstone, 3 Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 4+ Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Hildersham - Spotted Flycatcher (Jo Sinclair)

Brampton Park GC - pair of Egyptain Geese with young (Philip Hobson)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Wednesday, 15 May

Adventurer's Fen - BLACK-WINGED STILT (Colin Kirtland)

Wicken, Baker's Fen - 4 SPOONBILL, Curlew Sandpiper 08:00h (Dean Harlow); 2 male Garganey, Avocet, 3 Whimbrel, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Cuckoo (Colin Kirtland)

Ferry Meadows - 2 male COMMON SCOTER on Gunwade Lake this morning (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Black Tern, Hobby, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 5 Sanderling on dam, 8 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Tuesday, 14 May

Wicken - BLACK-WINGED STILT, 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen Farm, Hundred Acres - BLACK-WINGED STILT, on flooded land 20:20h, c.TL557677 (Ben Green)
 
Fowlmere - male Hen Harrier across fields nearby (Doug Radford)

Paxton Pits - 2 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew (Martin Davis)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Monday, 13 May

Paxton Pits - Arctic Tern, Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie wells)

Wicken area - Short-eared Owl at Tubney Fen; Avocet at Burwell Fen; Greenshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit at Baker's Fen (Tim Dee)

Sunday, 12 May

Wicekn Fen - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER, Grasshopper Warbler, Woodcock (Matt Mellor)

Eldernell - Sandwich Tern over, 3 Whimbrel (Ben Green)

Needingworth Pits - ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Turtle Dove (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Hobby, Little Ringed Plover, 10 Avocet, c.1000 Swift (Brendan Doe)

Maxey Pits - fem Whinchat, Turtle Dove (Richard Astle)


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Saturday, 11 May

Cherry Hinton - fem Redstart behind Limedale Close (James Knightbridge)

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove, Greenshank, Hobby, 4 Cuckoo (Martin Davis)

Soham - Turtle Dove along The Cotes (Andy Hannaford)

Fowlmere - 3 Turtle Dove, Cetti's Warbler (Matt Mellor)

Fen Drayton - Greenshank,  6+ Avocets, Hobby (Hugh Venables); 3 Garganey, (Graeme Reed)

Wicken Fen - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER, 2 Garganey, Geenshank, Bittern, 2 Hobbies, 8+ Marsh Harriers, 2 Grasshopper Warblers (Mark Eaton); also Wheatear (Will Burdett)

Friday, 10 May 2013

Friday, 10 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper, c.300 Swift, 3 Cetti's Warbler at Ferry Lagoon, 3 Hobby over Drayton Lagoon (Ian Dawson)

Ouse Washes - 2 Spotted Redshank from Oxlode Hide (David Hopkins)

Nene Washes - Peregrine, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 3 male Garganey, 4-5 km east of Eldernell (Ben Green)

Murrow - Turtle Dove nearby (Marie Barton)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Thursday, 9 May

Nene Washes - 2 Whimbrel just east of Eldernell (Ben Green)

Paxton Pits - 4 Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, c.80 Swift (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Wednesday, 8 May

Wicken Fen - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER showing well from Noardwalk Hide until 11:30h at least. Also Avocet, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, pair of Garganey  (Will Burdett, Nikki Dibb & John Walsh)

Maxey Pits - Grey Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Whinchat (John Saunders)

Castor Hanglands - 21 Nightingale, 15+ Grasshopper Warbler singing early morning (Matt Webb)

Bar Hill - Nightingale singing opposite Pheasant Rise bus stop (Piero Conti)

Grafham Water - 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear (Ian Dawson)

Paxton Pits - Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper (Ian Dawson); Peregrine, 5 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - 200+ Swift, Cuckoo (Mike Weedon)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tuesday, 7 May

Grafham Water - Osprey, 2 Arctic Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Murrow - Osprey over 10:50h (Marie Barton)

Paxton Pits - pair of Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel over, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Bainton Heath - 5 Nightingale, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Turtle Dove, Hobby (Richard Astle)

Godmanchester GPs - Nightingale, 3 Whimbrel (Jo Thomas)

Shepreth - Wheatear nearby (Matt Mellor)



Monday, 6 May 2013

Monday, 6 April

March - male RED-FOOTED FALCON reported near wind turbines c.2.5 miles to the west (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Woodwalton Fen - Quail, 2 Avocet (Jonathan Taylor)

Soham Lode - fem Whinchat, Cuckoo nearby (Rob Pople)

Maxey Pits - 2 Arctic Tern (Ian Gordon)

Nene Washes - 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits (Owen Marks)

Grafham Water - Little Tern, 14 Arctic Terns, Tree Pipit, 9 Black Terns, Blue Headed Wagtail, 3 Avocets (Mark Hawkes); 9 Black Tern, 5 Little Gull (Mark Ward)

Buckden - 25 Arctic Tern over (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - 23 Black Terns, 2 Little Gulls, Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Barnacle Geese, Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); 4 Little Gull over south, Black Tern peak of 26 (Mark Hawkes)

Soham Lode - fem. Whinchat (Rob Pople)

Sunday, 5 April

Castor Hanglands - 14 Nightingale, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, 6 Tawny Owl (Matt Webb)

Yaxely - Wheatear, Sort-eared Owl along the Holme Road (Chris Garve)

Grafham Water - 15 Arctic Terns, Little Gull, 2 Avocets (Mark Ward); Nightingale (Andy Bayes)

Buckden - 2 Common Cranes over (Mark Ward)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Common Cranes on Darlow's, 2 Hobbies, 4 Wheatear, Quail (Paul Tinsley Marshall); WOOD WARBLER, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Jonathan Taylor)

Wicken Fen - 2 Avocets, 6 Dunlin, Greenshank on Bakers Fen (Richard Palmer); Nightingale (Helen MacDonald); Hobby, 2 Woodcock, Little Owl 4 Grasshopper Warblers, 3 Cetti's Warblers (Gavin Patterson)

Paxton Pits - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Bar-tailed Godwit (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Cuckoo, White Wagtail (Howard Butler)

Gamlingay - 11 Wheatear at Sugley Wood Farm (Chris Bowden)

Saturday, 4 April

Ouse Washes - male RED-FOOTED FALCON west over the fields at Purls Bridge (Patrick Harrington); Knot, 2 Garganey, 35 Little Egret (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton - 2 Garganey  (Graeme Reed)

Wicken Fen - 2 Garganey, Greenshank, Wheatear on Bakers Fen (Martin O'Leary)

Isleham Washes - Bar-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper (David Collins)

Grafham Water - ad Little Gull (Mark Ward)

Barleycraft - Turtle Dove (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - Whimbrel, ad Little Gull (Mark Eaton)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Friday, 3 May

Holme - 2 DOTTEREL near Holme Wood (Chris Garve)

Ouse Washes RSPB - ad male RED-FOOTED FALCON still but mobile (Owen Marks); 3 Crane over (Elaine & John Proctor)

Maxey - 2 Trutle Dove (Chris Lines)

Serpentine BP - 2 Hobby (Paul Taylor)

March Farmers - Grey Plover, Greenshank, Whimbrel (Charlie Kitchin)

Berry Fen - 3 male Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Thursday, 2 May

Ouse Washes - ad male RED-FOOTED FALCON from Churchmans Hide 12:30h (Nick Senior); 2nd summer male and ad female also reported shortly after but not since (rarebirdalert.com); ad male still present, hunting over east side of river south-west of where Pymoor-Welney Road joins the river. Reportedly present yesterday. (David Hopkins)

Little Wilbraham Fen - fem Redstart, 4+ Grasshopper Warblers (Michael Holdsworth); Hobby (Vince Lea)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Arctic Tern (Matt Webb); 3 Garden warbler (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - 3 Nightingale (John Hoppett); male Whinchat, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis); Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 3 Wheatear (John Hoppett); 78 Arctic Tern 17:25h, Whooper Swan (Mark Ward)

Wicken Fen - 2 Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler (Robert Mansfield); 3 Garganey, Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear (Dave Griffiths, Rob Law); 2 Whimbrel, 2 Woodcock (Peter Louden)

Colne GPs - 2 Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler (Mark Eaton)

Earith - male Garganey briefly on flood to the west (Mark Eaton)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Wednesday, 1 May

Haddeham/Aldreth - 5 Wheatear (Paul Mason)

Grafham Water - Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper (Mark Ward)

Gamlingay - 37 Wheatear at Sugley Wood Farm (Mark Eaton)

Wicken - 2 pair of Garganey, 2 Whimbrel at Bakers Fen (Dave Palmer)

Eldernell - Bittern, male Garganey (Howard Butler et al.)

Blackbush - Blue-headed Wagtail (Howard Butler et al.)

Maxey Pits - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Whinchat (Brian Stone); pair of Whinchat (Peter Beesley); 2 male Whinchat late evening (Mike Weedon)

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 30 April

Ferry Meadows - 12 Arctic Tern, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Garden Warbler (Matt Webb)

Little Wilbraham Fen - fem Whinchat (Dave Griffiths)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, 2 Garden Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (James Hanlon)

Ouse Fen - Hobby, 3+ Marsh Harrier (James Hanlon)

Earith - ad Mediterranean Hull (James Hanlon)

Buckden - 2 Wheatear (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - 50 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Orton BP - Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, 14+ Swift (Brian Stone); Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo (Dave Bradley)

Berry Fen - 9+ Swift, Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Grafham Water - 160+ Arctic Tern, 3 White Wagtail, 7 Wheatear (Mark Ward); 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whinchat  (Duncan Ritchie)

Monday, 29 April 2013

Monday, 29 April

Cambridge - probable WHITE STORK high over Riverside 17:00h (John Roote)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Curlew, 8 Avocet, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Hobby, 50+ Swift, Grasshopper Warbler (Lizzie Bruce)

Cam Washes - 2 Avocet, Egyptian Goose, 4 Swift; also 3 Wheatear at Waterbeach Fen (Colin Kirtland)

Paxton Pits - 2 Nightingale (Alan Hobson)

Ponders Bridge - Turtle Dove (Kev Wolstencroft)

Ferry Meadows - Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Garden Warbler (Howard Butler)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sunday, 28 April

Gamlingay - 46 Wheatear in one field at Sugley Wood Farm (Chris Bowden)

Paxton Pits - Mediterranean Gull, Wimbrel over, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Arctic Terns (Martin Davis)

Woodwalton Fen - 1/2 Bitterns Booming, 3 Nightingales (Kevin Taylor)

Long Drove, Waterbeach - 9 Wheatears (David Heath)

Earith - Sandwich Tern & 4 Swift over fishing pit, Cuckoo calling (Rob Scoffin)

Eye Green LNR - Cetti's Warbler (Howard Butler)

Wicken - 2 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit at Bakers Fen, 3 Wheatear at Burwell Fen (Martin O'Leary)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Hobby, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Avocet, 50+ Swift (Donal McCarthy and Ellie Burke)

Ailsworth - 8 Wheatear (Matt Webb)

Maxey - Hobby, 4 Green Sandpiper (Matt Webb); 2 Wheatear, 3 Little Ringed Plove, 2 White Wagtail (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 27 April

Earith - GREAT WHITE EGRET west along Ouse with 10 Little Egrets (Graham Hirons)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, 4 Arctic Terns (Martin Davis)

Grafham WAter -  5 Wheatears, Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Swifts (Mark Hawkes); 3 Winchats in field below Dam (John Miller)

Fen Drayton - Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, c.50 Swifts, 54 Black-tailed Godwits, Garden Warbler, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (Lizzie Bruce); 4 Hobbies, 6 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover (John Hoppett)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Hobbies, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (Matt Webb)

Roswell Pits, Ely - 4 Arctic Tern, Nightingale, Cetti's Warbler (Colin Kirtland)

Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday, 26 April

Roswell Pits, Ely - Turtle Dove, Nightingale (Andrew Balmford)

Maxey - Osprey fishing over the Cut west of A15 12:00h (Brian Stone); 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Wheatear around the pits, fem Goosander along the Cut (Richard Astle)

Wayhead - pair of DOTTEREL off Byall Fen Drove briefly this lunchtime, also 20+ Wheatear (David Hopkins)

Fulbourn - 3 Crane over west 15:55h (Dave Griffiths)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Crane over 14:30h (Paul Tinsley-Marshall)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Hobby, 8 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo (Kevin Hand)

Wicken - pair of Garganey, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Whimbrel over (Colin Kirtland)

Grafham Water - White Wagtail, 5 Wheatear (Duncan Ritchie)

Orton BP - Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Cuckoo, Swift (Brian Stone)

Paxton Pits - 48 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Sandlering over, 4 Whimbrel over, 5 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward); also Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler, c.6 Arctic Tern, ad Mediterranean Gull (Martin Davis)

Buckden - Hobby, also Swift over the marina (John Lindsell)

Brampton - 5 Wheatear along the river (John Lindsell)

Blackbush - Whinchat (Mike Weedon)

Westwick - Wheatear nearby, on the Cottenham side (Bob Mansfield)

Buckden - Curlew over (Mark Ward)

Yaxley - 2 Swift (Karen Woods)

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Thursday, 25 April

Girton - WHITE STORK over south-east at midday (per rarebirdalert.com)

Ouse Washes RSPB - GREAT WHITE EGRET from Stevens Hide, Quail calling near railway (Mike Burdekin); 6 Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 30 Avocet, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 70+ Ruff, leucistic Knot, Hobby, 5 Marsh Harrier (Steve & Ade Cooper)

Milton CP - WOOD WARBLER reported (as per David Heath)

Cambirdge - 8 WAXWING on Storey's Way (Sarah Howlett)

Nene Washes - male BLACK REDSTART at Eldernell, Bittern, 2 Crane, 2 Avocet (Steve & Ade Cooper)

Godmanchester - male Whinchat at Manor Farm fishery (Martin Sreeves)

Swaffham Prior Fen - Swift, Hobby (Tim Dee)

Wicken - 3 Garganey, Wood Sandpiper, CommonSandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, 15+ Swift at Bakers Fen, nearby Wheatear at Tubney Fen (Tim Dee)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 7 Black Tern over Moore Lake (Bruce Martin)

Berry Fen - 2 male Garganey, Caspian Gull (Mike Everett); also 2 Whimbrel (Mark Eaton)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Marsh Harrier (Rob Spragg)

Foxton - 3 Wheatear off the Fowlmere Road (Matt Mellor)

Whittlesey - Swift (Matt Francis)

Serpentine BP - 2 Wheatear, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Paul Taylor)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wednesday, 24 April

Flint Cross - 2 Short-eared Owl (Toby Austin)

Cambridge - Swift over Windsor Road (Chris Akehurst)

Star Pit, Dogsthorpe - 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Dave Chambers)

Paxton Pits - 4 Arctic Tern, 4 Whimbrel, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Blackbush Drove - 17 Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Gamlingay - Cuckoo (Audrey & Gwyn Williams)

Maxey - Cuckoo (Mike Weedon)

Whittlesey - Cuckoo at Lattersey NR, 2 Wheatear to east of Partridge Farm stables (Matt Francis)

Foxton - Wheatear along the Fowlmere Road (Matt Mellor)

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Tuesday, 23 April

Tubney Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, 8 Wheatear (Tim Dee)

Baker's Fen, Wicken - Hobby, Black-tailed Godwit (Tim dee)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 840 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Knot, 54 Ruff (Mike Burdekin); 2 male Garganey, ad Mediterranean Gull at Earith (Jon Smith); 20 Avocet to east of Pymore Bridge (Colin Kirtland)

Paxton Pits - Little Gull, 2 Arctic Tern, Green Sandpiper, 2 Avocet, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis); 5 singing Nightingales, 4 Green Woodpeckers (Bob Mansfield); 6 Arctic Tern, Mediterranean Gull, 4 Whimbrel (Jamie Wells, Martin Shadbolt)

Berry Fen - Bar-tailed Godwit briefly (Mark Eaton)

Ferry Meadows - fem Redstart at Roman Point (Howard Butler)

Maxey Pits - 2 Whimbrel over, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Whaddon - Lesser Whitethroat (Russell Watkins)