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.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday, 30 October

Wardy Hill, Witcham - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still present (Matthew Mellor)

Fen Drayton - SLAVONIAN GREBE (Chris Rider)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Common Scoter on Gunwade Lake, Cetti's Warbler (Don Gardener)

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Saturday, 29 October

Wardy Hill, Witcham - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR, CB6 2DD. Park 500m west of Wardy hill beside Witcham Bridge Drove. Please park along the mud drove, or in the small car park, the main roads here are single track road with passing places. Please approach from A142 via Mepal, please do not drive through Wardy Hill. The bird is 3/4mile north along lynn drive (that is 400m past the lake). (Jonathan Taylor)  (Jonathan Taylor)

Eldernell - Osprey, Hen harrier, 2 Peregrine, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday, 28 October

Burwell Fen - c.1000 Golden Plover in the area, 5 Short-eared Owl. Also c.1000 Fieldfare along Harrison Drove (Dave Palmer)

Thursday, 27 October

Ouse Washes - male Hen Harrier from Stockdales Hide early evening (Jonathan Taylor)

Wicken Fen - fem/imm Merlin briefly (Steve Dutton)

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Wednesday, 26 October

Paxton Pits - 3 fem Scaup (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - 4 Short-eared Owl (Neil Bramwell)

Late news from the weekend: March - Waxwing in a private garden briefly

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October

Cam Washes - male Hen Harrier, Merlin, 2 Bearded Tit (Jon Heath)

Fowlmere - ringtail Hen Harrier briefly 15:00h (Ali Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 20 Crane in flight towards Norfolk (Christoph Zöckler)

Monday, 24 October 2016

Monday, 24 October

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, Grey Plover over (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - male Hen Harrier, 2 Barn Owl, 3 Kingfisher, 500 Fieldfare (Owen & Monica Marks); GREAT GREY SHRIKE near where Wicken Lode meets Burwell Lode 08:45h (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl (Bruce Martin)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday, 23 October

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE  at the north end of the path that runs along the west side of the pools, 2 Short-eared Owls (Malcolm Ausden)


Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - 2 Bramblings (Kevin Wilson)

Saturday, 22 October

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, Merlin, 2 Bramblings, Rock Pipt, Stonechat (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 6 Bearded Tit (Hugh Venables)


Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday, 21 October

Marsh Lane GP - 5 Whooper Swan over (Bill Simmonds)

RSPB Hope Farm, Knapwell - Short-eared Owl (Derek Gruar)

Paxton Pits - White-fronted Goose (Martin Davis

Coveney - 3 Bewick's Swan over (David Hopkins)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Thursday, 20 October

Ferry Meadows - 6 Whooper Swan over (Matt Webb)

Farcet Fen - Woodcock (Steve Dudley)

St. Ives - Brambling in a private garden (Tony Lowe)

Trumpington - 400 Golden Plover (Peter Bircham)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday, 19 October

Little Shelford - Brambling in a private garden (Ali Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Whooper Swan (Joy Dingley)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, Caspian Gull (Martin Davis)

Monday, 17 October 2016

Monday, 17 October

Farcet Fen - Black Redstart at bottom of Conquest Drove, Brambling at Froghall Bridge (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Washes - 3+ White-fronted Geese (Mike Burdekin)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sunday, 16 October

Holme Fen - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in Jacksons Covert (Hugh Wright)

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit on Dam (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 3 Grey Plover over (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - male Hen Harrier, Wheatear (Jon & David Heath)


Saturday, 15 October

Grafham Water - 2 Rock Pipits (Colin Addington)

Yaxley - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in bushes about a mile down Yaxley lode, also 2 Bearded Tit over (Hugh Wright)

Woodwalton Fen - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER  in the south western corner, near the barns (Richard Patient)

Trumpington - Raven over (Mike Foley)

Nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET at Low Wash (Ian Gordon)

Farcet Fen - Grey Plover over (Steve Dudley)

Friday, 14 October 2016

Friday, 14 October

Peterborough - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER just west of Wharf Road railway crossing by Nene Valley railway 09:30h (Ben Fraser, Phil Hicks)

Wardy Hill, Coveney - c.650 golden Plover over, 120 Fieldfare (Chris Brown)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Nene washes - CATTLE EGRET on river bank on Low Wash (Steve Dudley)

Late news from Monday, 10 October: Little Paxton - RING OUZEL in a private garden

Thursday, 13 October

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Bearded Tit, 2 Stonechat (Mike Everett)

Grafham Water - 2 Rock Pipit (Colin Addington)

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Wednesday, 12 October

Nene Washes, Whittlesey - CATTLE EGRET reported

Wicken Fen - c.100 Fieldfare over, c.50 Golden Plover (Dave Palmer)

Haddenham/Aldreth Fens - 3 Crane, Whooper Swan, 1500+ Lapwing, 25+ Golden Plover (Paul Mason)

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Tuesday, 11 October

Chesterton - a very vocal YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in sycamores and willows on the edge of Stourbridge Common by the Green Dragon bridge, TL46725985, from 07:30h (Simon Gillings) present until 08:15h at least (Rob Pople). Still present 09:45h although elusive (Jon Heath)

Fowlmere - Jack Snipe from Reedbed Hide, 2 Cetti's Warbler (David Lee); 2 Jack Snipe late afternoon (Ade Cooper)

Dog-in-a-Doublet - CATTLE EGRET high west along River Nene 17:45h (Steve Dudley)

Maxey Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER opposite hide (Bob Titman)

Monday, 10 October 2016

Monday, 10 October

Nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET on Low Wash, Wheatear, 6 Whooper Swan (Charlie Kitchin)

Orton BP - GREAT SKUA (Dave Bradley)

Ouse Washes - Curlew Sandpiper (Mike Burdekin)

Coveney Byall Fen - TWITE briefly (Jonathan Taylor)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sunday. 9 October

Fowlmere - 1st winter female Ring Ouzel in the cattle paddock (Ade Cooper)

Mepal - male Ring Ousel at Pingle Pit north-west of village (David Hopkins)

 Fitzwilliam Bridge, Peterborough - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (Mike Weedon)

Orton Wistow - Raven over (Roger Davis)

Grafham Water - Garganey, 3 Green Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Chain Corner - Rock Pipit, Green Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Pymoor - 720 Golden Plover, 3 Crane, 26 Whooper Swan in the area (Brendan Doe)

Burwell - 520 Golden Plover, 5 Fieldfare, Short-eared Owl (Brendan Doe)

Saturday, 8 Oct

Fen Drayton - Great White Egret, 2 Bearded Tit, 2+ Siskin, Water Rail (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in scrub on north side of Pump House Pit (Martin Davis); 2+ Rock Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 8+ White-fronted Geese over north 17:20h (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 7 October 2016

Friday, 7 October

Nene Washes - 4 CATTLE EGRET on Low Wash near cattle pen near Dog-in-a-Doublet (Pam Jacobs)

Fitzwilliam Bridge, Peterborough - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER, calling but very difficult to see (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - Rock Pipit briefly (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, Rock Pipit (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Thursday, 6 October

Ferry Meadows - Raven over (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Garganey (Rowena Baxter)

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Wednesday, 5 October

Dunkirk - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER  mist-netted at a private site this morning (Tony Martin)

Fulbourn - Brambling (Graeme Reed)

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Tuesday, 4 October

Fowlmere - 2 Raven low over the village 10:09h (Doug Radford)

Crown Lakes, Peterborough - 10 Mandarin (Howard Butler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (David Lee)

Witcham Gravel - Red-necked Grebe on Byall Fen Lake (David Hopkins)

Monday, 3 October 2016

Monday, 3 October

Ely - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER Thistle Corner (Ben Green)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Raven over south 12:00h (Bill Simmonds)

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Sunday, 2 October

Fowlmere - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still present (Mat Mellor)

Ely - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER Thistle Corner, moving between TL55748171 and TL58798181 along treeline and ivy cover on west side of track (Mark Welch)

Mepal - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Fortrey hall old heronry (David Hopkins)

Burwell Fen - 2 Hobby (Martin O'Leary)

Ouse Washes - 3 Green sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit,Grey Plover, 23 Whooper Swan, 8 Crane, GREAT SKUA over low north-west 18:35h (Steve Cooper, Richard Patient)

Redwings reported widely across the county this weekend.

Saturday, 1 October

Fowlmere - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still present on path towards the Reedbed Hide (Doug Radford)

Linton - WRYNECK  behind the Camgrain grain store, TL549466 (Rob McEwan)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 2 Rock Pipits (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whinchat (Jez Bird) 

Burwell Fen - 2 Green Sandpiper, Bearded Tit (Christoph Zöckler)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Friday, 30 September

Fowlmere - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER near T-junction path towards the Reedbed Hide c.18:10h (Doug Radford)

Dunkirk - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER trapped at a private site (Tony Martin)