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.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Thursday, 21 August

Over - PIED FLYCATCHER along Fen End Road; TL382.707 (Richard Thomas); still present 18:20h (Jeremy Lindsell)

Grafham Water - 5 Shags; 3 juveniles on boom, 2 juveniles off dam (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley); 2+ Black Terns, 4 Wheatears, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - juvenile Shag still (Martin Davis); 2 Curlews, 8 Green Sandpipers over, 3 Common Sandpipers (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Wheatear (Matt Webb); 3 Spotted Flycatchers, possible Crossbill (Brian Stone); Shag on Overton Lake from 18:45h (Matt Webb)

Ouse Fen - Green Sandpiper, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruffs, 6 Little Egrets (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 28 Black-tailed Godwits which departed at 19:45h, 8 Green Sandpipers, 6 Ruffs, 2 Greenshanks, Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl (David & Jonathan Heath)

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