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:

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.

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 ( 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)