SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS

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

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

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tuesday, 29 September

Trumpington - c.500 Golden Plover (Richard Palmer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret on Ferry Mere mid-morning (Richard Palmer)

Burwell Fen - Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, 150 Golden Plover (Norm Ratcliffe, Tim Morley); c.200 Lapwing, c.150 Gadwall, Stonechat (Dave Palmer)

Maxey Pits - Osprey over (Bob Titman)




Monday, 28 September 2015

Monday. 28 September

Grafham Water - PURPLE HERON over west 18:30h (Colin Addington)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - 2 Redwing over 09:15h (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday, 27 September

Grafham Water - Sandwich Tern from Dudney Hide (Mark Brandon)

Nene Washes - Great White Egret, Wheatear, 6 Crane (Charlie Kitchin)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone (Jamie Wells)

Trumpington - 200 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Saturday, 26 September

Paxton Pits - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in wood by Diddington CP (Andrew Tongue); showing well on west side of wood 10:40h (Mark Hawkes); no further sign 11:00-12:00h. Turnstone, pair Stonechat, 2 Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells et al.)

Bar Hill - 3 Crane over south east along A14 07:30h (Iain Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 8 Bearded Tit briefly (Richard Thomas)

Fen Drayton - GANNET over north-west 10:45h (Richard Allison)

Friday, 25 September 2015

Friday, 25 September

Spaldwick - 2 Raven over (Mark Brandon)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper (Richard Palmer)

Kingfishers Bridge -GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Christoph Zöckler et al.)

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Thursday, 24 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - 8 Crane (John Le Gassick)

Great Fen, Rhymes reedbed - Hobby, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 6 Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Wednesday, 23 September

Cam Washes, Upware - 2 Crane (Tim James)

Burwell Fen - 6 Crane early morning, 3 remained and moved to Baker's Fen in the afternoon (David Fotherby)

Monks Wood - Hawfinch briefly (Richard Broughton)

Paxton Pits - Avocet, Turnstone, Red-crested Pochard, ad Caspian Gull, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Tuesday, 22 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - Hobby, Bittern (Mike Everett)

Ferry Meadows - Wheatear (Howard Butler)

Burwell Fen - 6 Crane (David Fotherby)

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Sunday, 20 September

Waterbeach Fen - Redstart (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - Stonechat, Ruff, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Maxey Pits - Osprey (Richard Astle)


Saturday, 19 September

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Cetti's Warbler, c.10 Redpoll (Jamie Wells); Whinchat, Wheatear (Andrew Tongue)

Wicken Fen - Great White Egret at the Mere, Whinchat  along road from Burwell to Adventurers Fen (David Collins)

Maxey Pits - Whinchat, 2 juv Turtle Doves (Richard Astle)

Friday, 18 September 2015

Friday, 18 September

Burwell Fen - GREY PHALAROPE (Mark Peck); bird now on large lower pool towards barns, also Wheatear (Andy Hannaford); still present this evening, also Wood Sandpiper (Jon Heath)

Ferry Meadows - fem Redstart along Coney Meadow, though elusive (Howard Butler)

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Thursday, 17 September

Burwell Fen - GREY PHALAROPE, walk west along Reach Lode bank to view the far pool (Ian Barton, Bruce Martin); also 2 Wood Sandpiper, several Garganey (Richard Johnson); Whinchat, 3 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher (Christoph Zöckler)

Lazy Otter - Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Kingfisher (Christoph Zöckler)

Cambourne CP - 3 Whinchat, Turtle Dove (James Hanlon)

Kingfishers Bridge - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Bruce Martin)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 67 Pied Wagtail, Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Pidley - 2 Short-eared Owl between the village and Woodhurst at c.TL326770 (John Wright)

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Monday, 14 September

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Crane, Greenshank,2 Green Sandpiper (Mike Burdekin)

Croydon - 2 Whinchat just south of footpath to Clopton (Geoff Barlow)

Monday, 14 September 2015

Sunday, 13 September

Great Fen - Whinchat, Greenshank, 2 Hobby, 5 Red Kite in Rymes Reedbed area(Hugh Wright)

Monks Wood - 54 Marsh Tits and 53 Coal Tits colour-ringed this year to date (Richard Broughton)

Eldernell - 2 Whinchat (Andrew Gardener)

Abbotsley - 2 Raven (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - Whinchat (Jonathan Taylor)

Castor Hanglands - Redstart (Jonathan Taylor)

Witcham - Redstart (David Hopkins)

Orwell - 2 Whinchat between the village and Whaddon, 2 more Whinchat between Croydon and Clopton (Graeme Reed)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Greenshank, 3 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Saturday, 12 September

Burwell Fen - Little Gull, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank,  8+ Ruff, Hobby (Graeme Reed) 4 Green Sandpipers, Turnstone (James Hanlon)

Kingfishers Bridge - 3 Green Sandpipers (Graeme Reed)

Houghton Mill - 20+ Siskins (Calum Urquhart)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Greenshank, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Friday, 11 September 2015

Friday, 11 September

Woodston Reach - Firecrest c.100 yards left from level crossing at end of Wharf Road (Ben Fraser)

Paxton Pits - Little Stint, Turnstone (Jamie Wells)

Welches Dam - 35+ Siskin (Cliff Carson)

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Thursday, 10 September

Paxton Pits - Shag, Little Stint, Turnstone, Greenshank (Mike Everett)

Wednesday, 9 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - Spotted Redshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Richard Palmer et al.)

Ouse Fen - 2 Hobby, Peregrine, 20+ Yellow Wagtail (Richard Palmer et al.)

Paxton Pits - juv Little Stint, Turnstone, Greenshank (Jamie Wells)

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Tuesday, 8 September

Burwell Fen - 6 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mike Everett)

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Monday, 7 September

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton - 3 RAVEN over (Dave Anderson)

Monday, 7 September 2015

Sunday, 6 September

Over - Redstart at Middle Fen (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Fen - Whinchat (Dennis Hall)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Spotted Redhsank, Little Ringed Plover (Sarah Howlett); fem Goosander, 2 further Little Ringed Plover, Short-eared Owl (Graeme Reed)

Burwell Fen - 5+ Wood Sandpiper, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Mobile Siskins reported widely over the last few days

Saturday, 5 September

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart (Hugh Wright)

Castor - male Redstart just north along Cow Lane, Merlin & 2 Hobby in the area also (Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - 6 Wood Sandpiper, 2 garganey, 5+ Green Sandpiper, 100+ Golden Plover over (Graeme Reed)

Friday, 4 September 2015

Friday, 4 September

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart at the side of Heron meadows (Paul Gallagher)

Farcet Fen - Merlin (Steve Dudley)

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Thursday, 3 September

Holme Fen - Pied Flycatcher just north of footbridge on New Long Drove (Steve Dudley)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Black Tern, 2 Hobby (Don Gardener)

Burwell Fen - 7 Wood Sandpiper, 34 Ruff, 500+ Lapwing, 200_ Goldfinches (Chris Brown)

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Wednesday, 2 September

Ferry Meadows - 2 Black Tern on Gunwade (Matt Webb)

Roswell Pits, Ely - Pied Flycatcher near Cuckoo Bridge (Duncan Poyser)

Burwell Fen - 2 Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby (Dave Palmer)

Peterborough - Pied Flycatcher at southern edge of Broadway Cemetery, but elusive (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - Shag, Osprey (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - Pied Flycatcher along footpath from Diddington CP (Ricard Patient)

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Tuesday, 1 September

Wardy Hill Drove, Witcham - Redstart seen, other heard (David Hopkins)

Cambridge - Pied Flycatcher in trees around TRAFFIC car park on Huntingdon Road (Richard Thomas); male Redstart near front of BAS on West Cambridge site (Hugh Venables)

Peterborough - 2 Pied Flycatchers in Broadway Cemetery (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart along Heron Meadow (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - juv Shag, Black Tern (James Hanlon)

Caxton - Pied Flycatcher, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher along footpath south from  Gransden Road to Royston Road (Graeme Reed)