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, 8 August 2009

Saturday, 8 August

Grafham Water - moulting drake SCAUP still in lagoons on pool right of hide, Wheatear, 5+ Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Avocet and Greenshank in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - 2 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Garganey 3 Marsh Harrier, Whooper Swan, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - 5 Little Egret, 2 Red-crested Pochard on Heronry South, c40 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper, c10 Common Sandpiper, 5 Turtle Dove, 6+ Common Buzzard, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - Red Kite high over Chesterton (Ian Anderson)

Maxey Pits - juv Garganey with 20+ Teal, 4 Shoveler, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Shropshires Res - 10+ Common Terns, Sandwich Tern over, Little Gull, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Anne Howard)

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