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.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Saturday, 28 November

Fen Drayton - 2 Smew, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Pintail (Hugh Venables)

Burwell Fen - Black-tailed Godwit (David Wege)

Friday, 27 November 2015

Friday, 27 November

St. Ives - Great White Egret over the bypass 09:25h (Mike Everett)

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Thursday, 26 November

Grafham Water - imm Slavonian Grebe from dam, 3 Bewick's Swan (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits -  Short-eared Owl, barn Owl, Red-crested Pochard, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Milton - 4 Caspian Gull (James Hanlon)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Wednesday, 25 November

Grafham Water - 3 Goosanders at SW end,  drake Mandarin in Gaynes Cove (Mike Everett)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Monday, 23 November

Cambridge - pair of Peregrine along Trumpington Street (Saimon Clark)

Ferry Meadows - Woodcock, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Kingfisher (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - Short-eared Owl (Martin Davis)

Glasmoor Bank - Hen Harrier (Steve Dudley)

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham Water - Slavonian Grebe from Dudney Hide, 3 Bewick's Swan (as per RBA)

Sunday, 22 November

Grafham Water -juv KITTIWAKE, 97 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, Green Sandpiper, 34 Little Egret, 3 Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes et al.)

Witcham Gravel - juv GLAUCOUS GULL over east (David Hopkins)

Ely Beet Factory - 3 Goosander (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cambridge - Woodcock in flight along the River Cam (Rob Pople)

Ouse Washes - Short-eared Owl, Peregrine (Brendan Doe)

Woodwalton Fen - male Hen Harrier (Donal McCarthy, Ellie Burke)

Swaddywell Pit - Short-eared Owl, Woodcock (Richard Astle)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl, Black-tailed Godwit, Kingfisher, 7500 Starling(Christoph Zöckler)

Paxton Pits - 9 Red-crested Pochard, Woodcock (Martin Davis)

Saturday, 21 November

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA, 5 ad KITTIWAKE (Mark Ward); ARCTIC SKUA, 3 Dark-bellied Brent Geese over, 3 Goosander(as per James Hanlon); 2 male LONG-TAILED DUCK (Pam & Evan Peacock)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern, 5 Goosander (Matt Webb)

Fowlmere - Great White Egret over south (Ade Cooper)

Foul Anchor - 38 Pink-footed Geese, 16 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine (Mark Peck)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Goosander (Hugh Venables)

Friday, 20 November

Trumpington - 103 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Witchford Sewage Works - Rock Pipit (Mark Peck)

Friday, 20 November 2015

Thursday,19 November

Ouse Washes RSPB - 13 crane, Short-eared Owl, 15+ Whooper Swan (Graham Hersey)

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Wednesday, 18 November

Grafham Water - ad Kittiwake from Mander CP at 12:00h, 31+ Little Egret (Ian Dawson)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Monday, 16 November

Holme Fen - off Long Drove, three flocks totalling 370+ Lesser Redpoll (Steve Dudley)

Great Fen - 5+ Short-eared Owl, Merlin, Barn Owl at the north end (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 Crane, 30 Ruff, 15 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 6 Tree Sparrow, Peregrine (John Wells)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sunday, 15 November

Fen Drayton - 6 Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye (Richard Allison)

Paxton Pits - Bittern, Scaup, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge Science Park - Goosander (Jon Heath)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, Velvet Scoter, 28 Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - 21 Common Cranes (per RBA); Goosander (Cliff Carson)

Great Fen - 3 Short-eared Owls (Steve Dudley)

Wicken Fen - 5 Hen Harriers, Peregrine (Matthew Mellor)

Maxey Pits - Jack Snipe, Cetti's Warbler (Mike Weedon)

Nene Washes - Short-eared Owl, 2 Crane (Steve Dudley)

Ramsey St. Mary - male Hen Harrier over to the west (Geoff Hall)

Saturday, 14 November

Fen Drayton - Great Northern Diver, 6 Red-crested Pochard (Hugh Venables)

Cambridge Science Park - Goosander (Jon Heath)

Ferry Meadows - Goosander over (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Thursday, 12 November

Fowlmere - 4 Brambling at Manor farm 08:40h (Doug Radford)

Earith - Firecrest in a private garden early this morning (Graham Hirons)

Cottenham, Long Drove - Caspian Gull on tip and another in adjacent field (James Hanlon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern, 3000+ Starling (Richard Allison); pair of Red-crested Pochard (Richard Patient)

Great Fen - Merlin, Hen Harrier (Steve Dudley)

Wimpole Basin - 1000 Starlings (Vince Lea)

Eldernell - 300 Lapwing, 300 Golden Plover, 4 Short-eared Owl, 4 Crane (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 11 Crane, 2 Short-eared Owl (Mike Burdekin)

Tuesday, 10 November

Burwell Fen - 1200 Lapwing, 540 Golden Plover, Peregrine nearby (Christoph Zöckler); also Hen Harrier (Kevin Hand)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 850 Lapwing, 150 Golden Plover  (Christoph Zöckler)

Woodwalton Fen - ad male Hen Harrier briefly (Steve Dudley)

Hare Park - 3 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sunday, 8 November

Ouse Fen - Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank, Short-eared Owl, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2000 Lapwing, 1500 Golden Plover (Mike Everett)

Friday, 6 November 2015

Friday, 6 November

Witchford - LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER at Long Drove (Mark Peck)

Farcet Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier (Steve Dudley)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 13:00h (David Woolven)

Thursday, 5 November

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER off Mander (Richard Patient)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Wednesday, 4 November

Aldreth - Long-eared Owl in a private garden (as per Paul Mason)

Tuesday, 3 November

Tubney Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Fowlmere - 1260 Golden Plover, c.1000 Lapwing in field opposite reserve entrance (Doug Radford)

King's Dyke NR - Jack Snipe (George Walthew)

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Sunday, 1 November

Woodhurst - 6 Brambling (Duncan McNiven)

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTERS still (James Hanlon)

Great Fen - male Hen Hariier, 8 Short-eared Owl (Steve Dudley)

Saturday, 31 October

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTERS, Woodlark to South of reservoir (Richard Bashford)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 2 drk Red-crested Pochard (Jamie Wells)

Woodwalton Fen - 4+ Marsh Tits, 30+ Siskin, 100+ Lesser Redpolls, 6 Water Rail, 2 Hen Harrier (Calum Urquhart)

Eldernell - 2 Common Crane, 2 Short-eared Owl (Steve Dudley)

Fen Drayton - Bittern and Bearded Tit on Holywell, Great White Egret on Ferry Lagoon (Hugh Venables)

Great Fen - 7 Short-eared Owl, Merlin, 2 Barn Owl (Hugh Wright)

Ouse Washes - 2 Crane, 2 Short-eared Owl, Tree Sparrow, 4 Stonechat (David Asquith)