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.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Friday, 19 September

Witcham - 2 HONEY BUZZARDS over south, c. 12:30h and 12:52h (David Hopkins)

Croydon Hill - 2 Redstarts in hedge at TL299491, Peregrine over (Darren Oakley-Martin); 4 Redstarts present late morning (Jim Lawrence)

Eldernell - juv Osprey, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail (Mike Weedon); 5 Marsh Harriers to roost, Short-eared Owl, Merlin (Kevan Wolstencroft, Steve Gann)

Eynesbury - HONEY BUZZARD over14:18h (Stuart Elsom)

Bar Hill, Cambridge - 6 Buzzards soaring to north of A14 at 14:30h and 2 Buzzards over Dry Drayton 13:30h (Ken & Maggie Hook)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe from Mander CP, though distant, 15:45h (Colin Addington); 2 juv SPOONBILLS, 2 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes); 3 Curlew west (David Hollin)

Girton - HONEY BUZZARD over early afternoon (Richard Thomas)

Warboys - HONEY BUZZARD over school at 12:15h then flew north (per

Ouse Fen - Whinchat, 6+ Hobbies, 7+ Buzzards, 2 Marsh Harriers, Water Rail, Greenshank (Dave Anderson)

Magog Down - 3 Buzzards, Red Kite (Richard Hall)

Little Abington - Hobby over, 5 Buzzards circling (Rebecca Nason, Phil Harris)

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