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, 30 August 2008

Saturday, 30 August

Paxton Pits - Juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER still (please follow directions below); Also, 2 RAVENS over, WILLOW TIT, Osprey, 6 Sandwich Terns through, Greenshank (all per; Peregrine (Ken Hook)

Grafham Water - c.40 Black Terns, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2+ Little Egrets, 2 Hobbies (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton GP - PIED FLYCATCHER and Redstart between Holywell Lake and Windsurfing Pit (Richard Patient)

Hinchinbrooke Country Park - Black Tern (John Lindsell)

Maxey GP - Grey Plover over, 2 Avocets, 2 Turtle Doves (Chris Lines); Whinchat, 3 Wheatears, 6 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ringed Plovers (Mike Weedon)

Cam Washes (Waterbeach) - 2 Ruff, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Turtle Doves, Hobby (Jonathan & David Heath)

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