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.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Wednesday, 1 July

Grafham Water - 3 Common Scoter off Plummer CP, Greenshank, 14+ Avocets, 2+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 5 Little Egrets, Hobby over (Mark Hawkes); ARCTIC SKUA adult on dam in evening (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Marsh Harriers have bred successfully. The first chick fledged on Monday, the second fledged on Wednesday. RSPB volunteers & staff will be on hand at the Holywell Lake car park at weekends to help visitors to see them taking flying lessons (Neil Renwick)

Dry Drayton - BLACK KITE over the village 18:30h heading towards Cambridge (Mike Clydesdale)

Monks Wood - pair of Spotted Flycatchers with two fledged young (Stuart Sharp)

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