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, 1 August 2009

Saturday, 1 August

Buckden GP - ad. drake FERRUGINOUS DUCK on first pit on left until 3.40pm at least, 2 Green Sandpipers, Little Egret, Hobby, 4 Oystercatchers (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - 4 Black Terns, Turnstone, Dunlin, 4 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - adult Caspian Gull, c.80 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Hobbies, Black Tern (Martin Davis)

Maxey Pits - Peregrine over south, 4+ Common Sandpipers, 5+ Green Sandpipers, juv Greenshank, also 2 Little Owls in Etton (Mike Weedon); 5 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Corn Buntings, Little Owl (Chris Lines)

Fowlmere - 7 Green Sandpipers (Doug Radford)

Aldreth - juv Wheater nearby (Simon Stirrup)

Eltisley - Little Owl between the village and Papworth at Papley Way (Graham Askew)

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