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 May 2016

Monday, 30 May

Paxton Pits - female RED-FOOTED FALCON, 2 Hobbies (Jamie Wells); Turtle Dove near Hayden Hide (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - pair Stonechats, male Garganey (Kevin Wilson)

Monday, 30 May 2016

Saturday, 28 May

Girton Rec- Turtle Dove (Ken Sheard)

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER, Turtle Dove reported (Martin Amos, Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Thursday, 26 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER still present on Washout Pit 06:50h (Jamie Wells); also 4 Cuckoo, Turtle Dove (Bill Simmonds)

Maxey Pits - Avocet (Bob Titman)

Orton BP - 4 Hobby, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Howard Butler)

Bakers Fen - Garganey, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Barn Owl (Brendan Doe)

Wicken Fen - 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 6+ Hobby, 2+ Cuckoo, 3+ drumming Snipe (David Walsh)

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Wednesday, 25 May

Grafham Water - 5 Sanderling, Little Tern (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - 3 Garganey, 2 Short-eared Owl Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

Cam Washes - 15 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Tuesday, 24 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER still present on Washout Pit 07:00h (Jamie Wells); still present 17:00h (Jonathan Taylor)

Graham Water - Sanderling (Mark Hawkes)

Monday, 23 May

Burwell Fen - pair of Garganey (Andy Hannaford)

Yaxley - Short-eared Owl in the area still (Hugh Wright)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sunday, 22 May

Ferry Meadows - OSPREY over Gunwade Lake (Hugh Wright)

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER still present on Washout Pit, 7 Hobbies (Jamie Wells)

Cam Washes - 8 Avocets, 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Ian Burfield)

Southey Wood - 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Raven (Matt Webb)

Saturday, 21 May

Grafham Water - 19 Sanderlings on Dam (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBES on Gunwade Lake (Don Gardener)



Friday, 20 May 2016

Friday, 20 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER singing on and off this morning (as per RBA)

Fen Drayton Lakes - HOOPOE by main car park briefly, flew south and is being looked for (Richard Patient)

Nene Washes - Mediterranean Gul, Garganey, 5+ Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Thursday, 19 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER singing 06:10h (as per RBA)

Grafham Water - 3 Sanderling, no sign of yesterday's White-winged Black Tern to 07:50h (Mark Hawkes)

Baker's Fen - Garganey (Andy Hannaford)

Grunty Fen - Turtle Dove (Mark Peck)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Wednesday, 18 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER singing 06:30h (rarebirdalert.com); showed very well late afternoon (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 2nd summer WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN distantly from Mander CP 17:40h, ranging widely until mod-evening at least. Also Quail calling near Plummer CP briefly, 5+ Arctic Tern, 2 Sanderling (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Cuckoo (Luke Wake)

Recent sightings from May Farm, Littleport - 2 Hobby, Cuckoo, up to 30 Yellow Wagtail, Short-eared Owl, up to 35 Corn Bunting and 60 Linnet (Steve Mumford)

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Tuesday, 17 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER still singing and showing well at times to 15:00h at least (Richard Jackson)

Soham Mere - WHITE STORK reported heading north-west (as per Chris Barker)

Wicken Fen - 8 Hobby, 2 Crane, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, (Brendan Doe)

Burwell Fen - 2 Garganey, 2 Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Monday, 16 May 2016

Monday, 16 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER still singing and showing well at times (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Garganey, Whimbrel over (Luke Wake)

Wicken &Burwell Fens - 2 Crane, Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Hobby, 2 Greenshank, Garganey, Short-eared Owl (John Walsh et al.)

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Sunday, 15 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER still singing and showing intermittently. Please do not disturb this bird with audio (Martin Davis); KITTIWAKE briefly (Andrew Tongue); Sanderling, Greenshank, Raven, 2 Hobby, Caspian Gull (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Black Tern (Mark Hawkes); 3 Sanderling (Mark Ward)

Swaddywell Pit - 3 Crossbill over (Matt Webb)

Monks Wood - 2 Cuckoo, Spotted Flycacter, Woodcock (Richard Broughton)

Bakers Fen, Wicken - 5 Hobby, Stonechat, Greenshank, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Dave Chambers)

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Saturday, 14 May

Ouse Washes - STONE CURLEW on fields behind Stevens Hide early morning but no sign of it when leaving the hide at 07:40h. Also 3 Crane over, 3 Garganey, Grey Plover, Greenshank, 16+ Avocet, Hobby, Short-eared Owl (Duncan Poyser, Mark Hawkes); back in the same field 10:45h (Owen Marks); Great White Egret from Kingfisher Hide (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - 29 Arctic Tern, Black Tern, Whimbrel over (Mark Ward); 3 Sanderling on dam (Robin Ward)

Meadow Lane Pits - Black Tern over (Mark Hawkes)

March Farmers - 2 WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN with 15 Black Tern 16:25h. Also Arctic Tern, 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Whimbrel over, 3 Greenshank, Hobby, 2 Garganey, Bittern over, Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER 18:51h (Stuart & Jill Elsom); still showing well at south end of Washout Pit 20:30h (Mark Hawkes, Jamie Wells); Raven over, Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, Arctic Tern, 3 Hobby (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - Great White Egret (Rob Law)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Arctic Tern, Black Tern, Greenshank (Richard Thomas); 4 Garganey (Clive Sinclair)

Castor Hanglands - 2 Raven over, 5 Nightingale (Stuart Ball)

Ely BF - 21 Arctic Tern over (Colin Kirtland)

Friday, 13 May 2016

Friday, 13 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - a new Black Tern, Arctic Tern (Richard Thomas)

Burwell Fen -  no sign of Stint sp. this morning, Grey Plover, Black Tern, 2 Pintail (Christoph Zöckler)

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern on Gunwade (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on Pumphouse Pit, also Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis); 2 Sanderling, 2 Hobby, Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 2 Sanderling, 2 Black Tern, 10+ Arctic Tern (Mark Hawkes); 3 further Sanderling (Mark Ward)

Berry Fen - 7 Black Tern, Garganey, Mandarin (Jeremy Lindsell)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Thursday, 12 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black Tern, Avocet, Greenshank (Richard Thomas); Short-eared Owl, Greenshank, 2 Garganey (Luke Wake); Nightingale (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - Sanderling on dam (Colin Addington)

Wicken - 3 Garganey, 4+ Hobby (Andy Hannaford); 8 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (Christoph Zöckler)

Burwell Fen - Black Tern, 3 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo (Dave Palmer); greyish Stint sp. with black legs, 2 Avocet (Christoph Zöckler)

Wimblington - 2 Crane over (Andy Bayes)

Eynesbury - Grasshopper Warbler singing near Pocket Park (Richard Bashford)

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Wednesday, 11 May

Grafham Water - 7+ Arctic Tern, 2 Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Whittlesford Pits - Osprey over north 17:02h (Guy Belcher)

Lolworth - Short-eared Owl, Hobby (Vince Lea)

Ouse Washes - 2 Wood Sandpiper, c.70 Tundra Ringed Plover, 6 Grey Plover, 21 lekking male Ruff, 16 islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 3 Greenshank, Sanderling, Hobby, Cuckoo, Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tuesday, 10 May

Paxton Pits - 6 Whimbrel, 3+ Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank (Jamie Wells); 4 Turnstone, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward); 5 Sanderling, 3 Cuckoo (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank (Richard Thomas); 4 Black Tern (Luke Wake); 4 Grey Plover, c.12 Arctic Tern briefly (Jeremy Lindsell)

Berry Fen - 14 Arctic Tern, 6 Grey Plover & a KNOT over, also Mandarin, Greenshank (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 5 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward); 10 Sanderling (Jonathan Taylor)

Maxey Pits - Sanderling (John Saunders)

Ouse Washes - 2 KNOT, Turnstone, 7 Grey Plover, Wood Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank (Jonathan Taylor); 15 Greenshank & 16 Arctic Tern over north, Black Tern (Richard Patient)

Cam Washes - Black Tern over north, 5 Greenshank (Jon & David Heath)

Peterborough, North bank - 13 Arctic Tern east (Bob Davis)

Wicken Fen - 3+ Greenshank, 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

Monday, 9 May 2016

Monday, 9 May

Grafham Water - 2 Black Tern, 3 Avocet, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); 2 more Black Tern, 2 Sanderling (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - LITTLE STINT from Cottier Hide, 2 Crane, Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 19 Avocet, Peregrine, 60 Ringed Plover, 2 KNOT, 3 Wood Sadpiper,  (Jonathan Taylor)

March Farmers - 14 Grey Plover, 12 Greenshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black Tern (Charlie Kitchin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Grey Plover, Garganey, Greenshank (Luke Wake)

Paxton Pits - Stonechat (JimStevenson); Hobby, 2 Nightingale, Cuckoo, 2 Greenshank (Martin Davis)

Eldernell - Spotted Redshank, Grey Plover, 10 Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Nene North Bank - male Merlin (Mike Weedon)

Berry Fen - 2 Garganey, Mandarin, Cuckoo (Mike Everett)

Sunday, 8 May

Wilbraham Fen - Osprey over 08:00h (Rob Law)

Paxton Pits - 93 Common Tern (Mark Ward); 10 Black Tern, Grey Plover, Turnstone, Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells et al.)

March Farmers - 14 Greenshank (Charlie Kitchin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black Tern, Grey Plover, White Wagtail, Turtle Dove, Hobby, Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler, Short-eared Owl (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - 7 Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Burwell Fen - Osprey over (Nick Davies); 2 Garganey (Malcolm Ausden)

Needingworth Pits - 3 Turtle Dove (Mike & Anne Knowles)

Saturday, 7 May

Paxton Pits - 2 Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank (Martin Davis)

Grafham water - Little Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SPOONBILL briefly, Grey Plover, Turtle Dove, Short-eared Owl (Richard Thomas); Nightingale, Grasshopper Warbler, Goldeneye, 2 Hobby (Hugh Venables); 4+ Black Tern (Louise Bacon, Clive Sinclair)

March Farmers - 4 Garganey (Charlie Kitchin); Grey Plover, 6 Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Berry Fen - 3 Garganey, Mandarin, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Hobby, 2 Cuckoo (Ian Ellis, Richard Thomas)

Barleycroft - 4 Black Tern, 3 Turtle Dove (Richard Thomas)

Farcet - Red-necked Grbe on Crown Lakes (Kev Wolstencroft)

Yaxley - Short-eared Owl (Hugh Wright)

Great Fen - 3 Wheater, 5+ Cuckoo, 5+ Hobby reported (Calum Urquhart)

Friday, 6 May 2016

Friday, 6 May

Ferry Meadows - 5 Black Tern (Hugh Wright); 12 Garden Warbler (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - 22 Black Tern 07:25h, Grasshopper Warbler, Nightingale (Mark Hawkes); 31 present by 08:15h (Mark Ward); QUAIL heard from north end of dam (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - TEMMINCK'S STINT until flushed by helicopter C09:00h. Also Grey Plover, Little Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 62 Common Tern (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Black Tern over east, Grey Plover, Whimbrel over, Short-eared Owl (Richard Thomas); also Wheatear, Nightingale, Grasshopper Warbler (Richard Patient)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Spotted Redshank (Ian Burfield)

Farcet - RED-NECKED GREBE at Crown Lakes (Paul Taylor)

March Farmers - 2 KNOT, Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - 4 Garganey, 9 Black Tern, 3 Cuckoo (Andy Hannaford); 2 Grey Plover, Wood Sandpiper, also 2 Wood Sandpiper reported from Baker's Fen (Malcolm Ausden)

Castor Hanglands - 22 singing Nightingale, 13 Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Short-eared Owl to the south (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Thursday, 5 May

Paxton Pits - possible ROSEATE TERN on Diddington Pit and ad KITTIWAKE on the island, Black Terns moving through in numbers, peaking at 37 present briefly late morning. Also Little Gull, 2 Arctic Tern, 92 Common Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 3 Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, Wheatear (Martin Davis)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper (John Saunders)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl, Turtle Dove, 2 Black Tern (Richard Thomas); 2 Arctic Tern, Nightingale (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - Osprey (Richard Patient); 54 Common Tern (Mark Ward)

Nene Washes - 7 Wood Sandpiper at March Farmers, 5 Greenshank (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - 2 Black Tern, Garganey, Short-eared Owl, Hobby, Wheatear (Malcolm Ausden)

Chippenham Fen - 6+ Woodcock roding and 3 more on the ground,  2 Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

Croydon - Turtle Dove briefly (Tony Lowe)

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Wednesday, 4 May

Grafham Water - GOLDEN ORIOLE singing in Littless Wood this morning (Chis Hewson); no further sight or sound to 12:45h (Mark Peck)

Paxton Pits - WOOD WARBLER singing at the top of Haul Road by concrete wheel washing structure (Dean Harlow); Hobby, March Tit, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Cuckoo, 8 Nightingale (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Hobby, several Cuckoo (Hugh Venables); Little Ringed Plover (Luke Wake)

Cambridge - Peregrine over Market Square (Ben Craig)

Tuesday, 3 May

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Whimbrel, 2 Avocet, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Hobby, pair Egyptian Geese, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Maxey Pits - 2 Whinchat (Bob Titman)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 10 Avocet, Kingfisher, Barn Owl (Ian Burfield)

Fordham Wood - 2 Woodcock roding (Christoph Zöckler)

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Monday, 2 May

Over - 2 Turtle Dove, Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, Tree Pipit over (Ian Ellis)

Burwell Fen - Garganey, Short-eared Owl (Graeme Reed)

Bakers Fen - Garganey (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - Arctic Tern, pair of Wheatear, 3 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Cam Washes, Upware - Wood Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath)

Blackbush - 5 Wheatear (Hugh Wright)

Eldernell - 2 Hobby, 2 Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Cuckoo (Hugh Wright)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Sunday, 1 May

Little Wilbraham - male Ring Ouzel and 3+ Wheatear in bare field to north of Long Drove Way (Rob Pople)

Fen Drayton - 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Nightingale (Luke Wake); 3 Cuckoo (Steve West)

Woodwalton Fen - 5+ Grasshopper Warblers, 3 Cettis Warblers, Little Owl, Siskin, 2 Garden Warblers (CalumUrquhart)

Orton BP - Nightingale, 5 Cetti's Warbler (David Withrington)

Moonshine Gap - RING OUZEL (Mike Weedon, Will Bowell)

Eldernell - Redstart (Mike Weedon, Will Bowell)

Saturday, 30 April

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper, Whimbrel, 2-3 Greenshank, Whinchat (Jamie Wells); Short-eared Owl (Gary Rawlings)

Clopton - Grasshopper Warbler (Graeme Reed)

Aldreth - Turtle Dove, Redstart (Simon Stirup)

Cottenham - White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (Howard Neil)

Eldernell - Redstart, Whinchat (Steve West)