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, 31 July 2016

Sunday, 31 July

Fen Drayton - Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Ouse Washes - PECTORAL SANDPIPER north of Stevens hide, Knot, 26 Ruff, 11 Green Sandpipers, 3 Greenshank, 10 Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Hare Park - Peregrine (Kevin Wilson)

Grafham Water - 3 juv Mediterranean Gull, 28 Yellow-legged Gull, Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Saturday, 30 July

Grafham Water - Sanderling, 2 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 13 Green Sandpipers, 5 Greenshank, Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Paxton Pits - 17+ Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells)

Witcham Gravel - BLACK-NECKED GREBE on new pond to the east (David Hopkins)

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Thursday, 28 July

Burwell Fen - 32 Little Egret, 9 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 12 Ruff, (Andy Hannaford)

Yaxley - 5 Green Sandpiper on pool behind Produce World veg packing site. Wood Sandpiper over the site on 21 July (Hugh Wright)

Ham Lane - Merlin over (Matt Webb)

Wednesday, 27 July

Frampton - Wheatear (Barbara N)

Burwell Fen - 49 little Egret, 3+ Greenshank, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Christoph Zöckler)

Kingston - QUAIL singing late afternoon in a wheat filed nearby (Clive Sinclair)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tuesday, 26 July

Ouse Washes - Bittern, Great White Egret, 2 Greenshank (Mike Burdekin)

Monday, 25 July

Burwell Fen - 2 juv Mediterranean Gull, 9 Green Sandpiper, 12 Ruff, Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Saturday, 23 July

Burwell Fen - 2 Garganey, 2 Greenshank, 76 Little Egrets, 9 Ruff, 9 Green Sandpipers, pair Stonechats with 3 juveniles (Steve Cooper)

Ouse Washes - Great White Egret, 8 Garganey, 92 Black-tailed Godwits, 26 Ruff, 3 Greenshank, Avocet, 4 Whooper Swans (Brendan Doe)

Wicken Fen - HONEY BUZZARD over

May Farm, Littleport 8 July-21 July - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 2 Wheatear (Steve Mumford)

Friday, 22 July

Ouse Washes - 2 Great White Egret, 5 Garganey, c.40 Black-tailed Godwits, 24 Ruff, Avocet, Golden Plover (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thursday, 21 July

Ouse Washes - SPOTTED CRAKE showed briefly twice on last pool before railway, imm. SPOONBILL north of Stevens Hide, 3 Great White Egret to roost, also 6 Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, 5 Garganey, 3 Kingfisher (Richard Patient)

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wednesday, 20 July

Fowlmere - juv Siskin (Doug Radford)

Grafham Water - Mediterranean Gull (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - Whinchat, 11+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Barn Owl (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL which flew north at 18:00h (Neil Bramwell)

Tuesday, 19 July

Cambridge - 2 Crossbill over the north of the city (Jon & David Heath)

Hemmingford Grey -  2 juv Crossbill in a private garden this afternoon (Bill Simmonds)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cuckoo singing (Tim Caldicott)

Paxton Pits - Hobby, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 18 July 2016

Monday, 18 July

Burwell Fen - Mediterranean Gull, Green Sandpiper (Andy Hannaford)

Sunday, 17 July

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, 3 Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Green Sandpiper (Tim Caldicott)

Saturday, 16 July

Western Colville  - Hobby (Kevin Wilson)

Friday, 15 July 2016

Friday, 15 July

Grafham Water - COMMON SCOTER east past Mander CP (Richard Patient)

Melbourn - 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Hobby at fields to the south east, Quail calling south of the A505 yesterday (Ade & Steve Cooper)

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Monday, 11 July

Burwell Fen - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 17 Little Egret, Hobby (Andy Hannaford)

Monday, 11 July 2016

Sunday, 10 July

Needingworth Quarry Lakes - CATTLE EGRET and Great White Egret to roost with Little Egrets, viewed from c. TL367734 (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 9 July

March Farmers - 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, Hobby, 160+ Little Egret. Great White Egret reported (Matt Webb)

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Wednesday, 6 July

March Farmers - Great White Egret, Greenshank, c.50 Black-tailed Godwit, Cuckoo (Brain Stone)

Tuesday, 5 July

Little Paxton - 3 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 4 July 2016

Sunday, 3 July

Earith - CATTLE EGRET to the north on west bank with cattle (Richard Grimmett); in flight south at Chain Corner 19:50h, also 4 Cuckoo, Short-eared Owl (Richard Patient)

Nene Washes - 2 Great Egret on Low Wash, 215 Little Egret (Charlie Kitchin)

Saturday, 2 July

Woodhurst - Raven (Duncan McNiven)

Friday, 1 July 2016

Friday, 1 July

Nene Washes - 2 Great White Egret on Low Wash, 54 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper at March Farmers (Charlie Kitchin)