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.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Saturday, 17 May

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON @ 9.30 on dead poplars at side of sailing lake near the metalled bridge (Dermot Cooper) again briefly in SW corner of Elney Lake at 5.30pm, plus 3 Hobbies (Richard Patient) female PIED FLYCATCHER seen briefly at 8.00pm, north side of Elney Lake (Duncan Ritchie) 2 Turnstone, Grey Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - TEMMINCK'S STINT still, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 10 Sanderling, 7+ Dunlin, Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 drk. Garganey, Red-crested Pochard, Little Egret. Large falcon sp. certainly had some Saker Falcon about it (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Sanderling on dam in morning (Mark Hawkes) 3 Sanderling on the dam (Jono Leadley)

Maxey GP - 2 Turnstone (Mike Weedon)

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