Monday, 30 June 2008

Monday, 30 June

Nene Washes - SPOONBILL again on High Wash in evening, then flew east (Kevin Durose); Hobby (Max Catterwell)

Sutton Gault - SPOTTED CRAKE calling from counterwash north of causeway 12:30h (Mark Peck)

Fen Drayton - Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Mike Everett)

Trumpington, Cambridge - Red Kite over east 10:55h (mike Foley)

Grafham Water - 11 Yellow-legged Gulls, 8+ Common Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Dry Drayton - Barn Owl, Little Owl to south of church 21:40h (Ken & Maggie Hook)

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Sunday, 29 June

Kings Dyke NR - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER over at 07:00h (Phil Parker)

Nene Washes - 19 Little Egrets, Hobby, 2 Black-tailed Godwits (Don Gardener); calling CORNCRAKE 200 yards west of the CP and another 300 yards before Lord's Holt (Peter Beesley)

Ely - Red Kite over 13:30h (Robin Henderson)

Grafham Water - 1st summer Mediterranean Gull in lagoons (Jono Leadley)

Saturday, 28 June

Grafham Water - drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL in lagoons at 15:00h (Colin Addington) still present at 20.55h (Mark Hawkes); Black-tailed Godwit (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - Red-crested Pochard, 7 Little Egrets, 3 Hobbies (Jamie Wells)

Diddington - 2 Spotted Flycatchers (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 27 June 2008

Friday, 27 June

Nene Washes - SPOONBILL and 13 Little Egrets near North Bank 500 m west of Dog-in-a-Doublet (Charlie Kitchin); SPOONBILL still present with 15 Little Egrets 16:30h, also CORNCRAKE by low wash drove gate (Jonathan Taylor)

Monks Wood - 6+ Crossbills this afternoon (Rich Broughton)

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Thursday, 26 June

Grafham water - LITTLE TERN at north end of dam 17:10-17:45h (Colin Addington, Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - 3+ Crossbills west over the railway station 09:50h (Stuart Sharp)

Wicken Fen - Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret, Common Tern, pair of Marsah Harrier; also 3 Buzzard at Burwell (Dave Palmer)

Bar Hill GC - Red Kite over 16:00-16:10h (Mike Clydesdale)

Dry Drayton - Red Kite over 16:25h (Ken Hook)

Wednesday, 25 June

Maxey GP - 10 Green Sandpipers this evening (John Saunders)

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Tuesday, 24 June

Chatteris - BLACK KITE reported over A142 at 08:50h (per

Grafham Water - Black Tern (Jono Leadley)

Barnack Hills and Holes - Red Kite 12:30h (John Harding)

Sutton Gault - SPOTTED CRAKE calling intermitently around midnight, one south of the causeway but distant and another north of the causeway (Mark Peck)

Monday, 23 June 2008

Monday, 23 June

Earith - NIGHT HERON 12:20h (per Still present this evening (Graham Hirons). In willows on other side of the R.Ouse from Westview Marina but would be viewable from where the footpath runningbetween Berry Fen SSSI and the marina meets the river.

Grafham Water - Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ringed Plover & 6 Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Sunday, 22 June

Eldernell - 2 Corncrakes calling from near the carpark at 21:15h

Grafham Water - Hobby (David Hollin)

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Saturday, 21 June

Fen Drayton - Common Scoter on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, Marsh Harrier (Gavin Paterson)

Great Raveley - Red Kite (Gavin Paterson)

Sutton Gault - Spotted Crake calling again this evening, also pair of Garganey, Hobby, 2 Barn Owl (Hugh Venables)

Friday, 20 June 2008

Friday, 20 June

Bedford Purlieus - Crossbill calling along western edge this morning (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - Crossbill flew west over Mander (Jono Leadley)

Guilden Morden - Common Buzzard & Little Owl on the Shingay road (Paul Rule)

Fen Drayton - pair Turtle Dove, Hobby, Barn Owl (Gavin Paterson); Turtle Dove in private garden in village (Dave Anderson)

Sutton Gault - 2 Spotted Crakes calling again this evening (Peter Stockwell)

Thursday, 19 June

Over - Red Kite (Richard Thomas)

Maxey GP - 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Avocets, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Chris Lines)

Sutton Gault - 2 Spotted Crake, 4+ Water Rail, 8+ Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl, fem Marsh Harrier (Mark Peck)

Fen Drayton - Turtle Dove feeding beneath a bird-table in a private garden (Dave Anderson)

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Wednesday, 18 June

Chain Corner - NIGHT HERON late this evening, also male Garganey, 7 Little Egrets over (Mike Everett)

Sutton Gault - 2 SPOTTED CRAKE calling just south of the causeway from c.21:00h (Mike Everett)

Maxey GP - Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - Crossbill over Mander CP 07:50h (Jono Leadley)

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Tuesday, 17 June

Earith - Earith - NIGHT HERON at 14:00h about half way between Earith and Sutton Gault, near small flooded willow wood, almost as far up as Jolly Bankers flood gates (Penny Reeves); no sign of the Cattle Egret first thing this morning (

Sutton Gault - 2 SPOTTED CRAKE calling, both heard from the causeway (Mark Peck)

Monday, 16 June 2008

Monday, 16 June

Earith - NIGHT HERON this morning 10:46h c.100 yards north of KLM building (Nigel Sprowell); still present this lunchtime (Jim Lawrence et al.); still present 20:20h (Stuart Sharp). Park carefully in Ind. estate, and walk north up raised bank - please keep below bank to avoid disturbance. Opposite Westview Marina, a summer plumage Spotted Redshank at 19:00h (Graham Hirons)

Sutton Gault - 2 SPOTTED CRAKE calling, 7 Water Rail, 34 Little Egret, 2 male Garganey, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Barn Owl, Tawny Owl (Mark Peck)

Maxey GP - 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Avocets, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Dunlin, Barn Owl (Chris Lines)

Paxton Pits - 2 Black Tern, Grey Plover, 5 Little Egret, Red-crested Pochard, 12 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover (John Parslow)

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Sunday, 15 June

Earith / Ouse Washes - a very mobile summer plumaged CATTLE EGRET with 15 little egrets in the washland opposite Westview Marina (Graham Hirons); later at the Ouse Washes near Earith (David Griffiths) and at Sutton gault early evening, also 12 Little Egrets, 3 Garganey, Hobby (Mark Peck); NIGHT HERON this evening c.100 yards north of KLM factory in Earith, viewed from west bank (Richard Patient, Ade Cooper); later joined by the CATTLE EGRET 21:00h (Mark Hawkes et al.)

Ouse north of Brownshill Staunch - NIGHT HERON flew along river and appeared to drop in the area south of Bluntisham Church (Richard Thomas)

Needingworth - 7 CROSSBILLS south-west over cricket ground (Graham Hirons)

Grafham Water - OSPREY around west end, 2 Avocet in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Ely - 2 CROSSBILLS over (Duncan Poyser)

Gamlingay - QUAIL calling in evening from barley field (Mark Thomas)

Wicken Fen - 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Cetti's Warblers, Green Sandpiper (David & Jonathan Heath)

Quy - pair of buzzards over the A14 (Ian Anderson)

Paxton Pits - 11 Hobbies, 6+ Little Egrets (Jamie Wells)

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Saturday, 14 June

Eaton Ford - 6 CROSSBILLS in the trees by the Eaton Oak pub but they didn't seem to stay around (Bob Scott)

Paxton Pits - HONEY BUZZARD north over Heronry South Pit (Alan Bull)

Cam Washes, Upware - 4 Little Egret (Gavin Paterson)

Benwick - HAWFINCH in private garden (per

March - QUAIL nearby between the tip and the prison (Peter Herkenrath, Louise Bacon)

Ouse Washes, Earith - 13 Little Egrets, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Crossbills over (Richard Patient)

Chesterton, Cambridge - Red Kite over (Martin Davison)

Friday, 13 June

Paxton Pits - 2nd summer Mediterranean Gull (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Thursday, 12 June

Wicken Fen - Hobby, 4 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard over, 3 Little Egret, Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler (Dave Palmer)

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Wednesday, 11 June

Castor Mill - Red Kite, Hobby, 2 Buzzard (Paul Taylor)

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Tuesday, 10 June

Maxey GP - 2 Avocets, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks but no sign of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper 08:00-09:30h (Malcolm Holley)

Cambridge - Buzzard west past the Addenbrooke's site c. 15:30h (Sarah Howlett)

Cottenham, Long Drove - 4 Little Owls, 3 Barn Owls (David Heath)

Monday, 9 June 2008

Monday, 9 June

Maxey GP - BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER still 07:45h, also Green Sandpiper. Please view only from the hardstanding on Etton Road today (Brian Stone); still showing well 20:45h (Don Gardener)

Girton - OSPREY over west 17:45h (Ken Sheard); Red Kite north over the rec 17:40h (Marcus Kohler)

Berry Fen - Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, male Garganey (Duncan McNiven)

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Sunday, 8 June

Maxey GP - BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Mark Ward); Little Tern (Howard Jolliffe)

Sutton Gault - WHISKERED TERN going south towards Earith at 13:00h (Steve & Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - WHISKERED TERN relocated at 14:50h (Richard Patient); also Red Kite, 1st summer Little Gull (m.o.)

Witchford - ICTERINE WARBLER singing in same area as yesterday (David Hopkins). Please park by Business Park and walk down narrow road. Please do not enter any of the fields.

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover, 2 Sanderlings over, Grasshopper Warbler, Hobby, Buzzard (Jamie Wells)

Woodwalton Fen - SANDWICH TERN over east c.20:00h (Richard Patient)

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Saturday, 7 June

Witchford - ICTERINE WARBLER singing and showing occasionally, along a muddy track east of the end of Common Road (David Hopkins)

Godmanchester - 1st-summer male RED-FOOTED FALCON over the river at about 1.45pm, pair of Grey Wagtails (Mark Eaton)


Friday, 6 June 2008

Friday, 6 June

Paxton Pits - ad male RED-FOOTED FALCON over this morning (rarebirdalert)

Dog-in-a-Doublet - 3rd c.y. male MONTAGU'S HARRIER nearby briefly (Jonathan Taylor)

Maxey GP - 4 Turtle Dove, Green Sandpiper this lunchtime (Brian Stone)

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Thursday, 5 June

Huntingdon - 3 Buzzard and a Red Kite between the town and Kings Ripton 12:30-13:15h at least (Duncan Ritchie)

Paxton Pits - 3 Sanderling, 6 Little Egret this evening (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Wednesday, 4 June

Grafham Water - STORM PETREL from Mander CP 16:10-19:50h but mobile and distant (Colin Addington, Mark Hawkes, Richard Patient et al.)

Fen Drayton GP - Honey Buzzard over Drayton Lagoon at 17:30h (Hugh Venables)

Maxey GP - Wood Sandpiper from Etton Road this morning (John Saunders); also Green Sandpiper & 4 male Garganey this evening (Will Bowell)

Foxton - Red Kite over c.18:30h (Toby Austin)

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Tuesday, 3 June

Cambridge - RED-FOOTED FALCON flew over sewage works near Cowley Road (Richard D. Moores)

Monday, 2nd June

Maxey GP - 2 Avocet, Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 2 Garganey, Turtle Dove (Will Bowell)

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Sunday, 1st June

Sutton Gault - 11 Little Egret, 3 m Garganey, Grey Partridge (Mark Peck)

Girton - Red Kite (David Heath)