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.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Thursday, 24 April

Blackbush Drove - DOTTEREL in pea field at 08:30h, with 3 Golden Plovers (Brian Stone); still present 11:20h at TL253937 (John Saunders); still present 14:40h (Owen Marks); still present 17:20h (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Folksworth - male RING OUZEL still (Garry)

Ferry Meadows - Sandwich Tern east over Gunwade Lake 10:10h (Garry); c.40 Arctic Terns from 16:30h, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (Matt Webb)

Christchurch - probable OSPREY over 15:30h (Andy Murray)

Queen Adeliade - Hobby over (Ben Green)

Sutton Gault - 2 Avocet, Whimbrel, Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 14 Black-tailed Godwit (Ben Green)

RAF Brampton - female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Richard Palmer)

Cambridge, Coleridge Road - Firecrest singing 07:00h (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - male Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover (Dennis Hall); 17 Arctic Tern, 2 Avocet, ad Little Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Swift (Dave Anderson)

Nene Washes, Central Drove - 5 Avocet, 2 Little Egret, 500 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin, 4 tundrae Ringed Plover (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - 72 Arctic Terns off Mander CP 11:00h, a further 25 at 16:00h, Garden Warbler (Jono Leadley); male Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes); Little Gull, Little Ringed Plover at lagoons, Red Kite over (Richard Palmer)

Paxton Pits - 7+ Arctic Terns, c.15 Common Terns, Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat (Jamie Wells)

Maxey Pits - 3 Whimbrel, Dunlin, Common Tern (Richard Astle); WOOD SANDPIPER this evening (Leon Smith)

Huntingdon Road - Red Kite over towards UNEP-WCMC site (Ben Lascalles); subsequently over TRAFFIC offices and UNEP-WCMC (Richard Thomas)

Milton CP - 3 Swifts, 2 Reed Warblers (Jonathan & David Heath)

Orton BP - 2 Nightingales, 2 Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat (Paul Taylor)

Bainton Pits - 2 Nightingales, Cuckoo, Red Kite (Keith Lawton)

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