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.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Sunday, 20 September

Grafham Water - 7 Little Egrets, 2 Pintails, Ruddy Duck, drake Scaup in lagoons, Ruff, 2 Greenshanks, 4 Green Sandpipers, 20+ Yellow Wagtails on dam, 2 Grey Wagtails (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin)

Wicken Fen - 2 Redstarts together along Harrison's Drove (Mark Pettit); 3 Whinchats on Adventurer's, 6 Yellow Wagtails, Little Owl (Andrew Knight)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS Willow Wash Pool, Peregrine, 150+ Swallows, female Marsh Harrier, Little Owl, Barn Owl (Peter Herkenrath)

Kingfishers Bridge - GREAT WHITE EGRET showed well at lunchtime, also fem Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 2 Hobbies (John Thake)

Barford Pocket Park - Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 11 Yellow Wagtails over, Hobby, Buzzard (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Ouse Fen - Tree Pipit over, 2 Whinchats, 3 Green Sandpipers, Black-tailed Godwit (Richard Thomas); Wheatear (Dennis Hall, Peter Moule)

Aldreth, Haddenham Fen - 3 Buzzrads, 2 Marsh Harriers, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 5 Wheatears, 3 White Wagtails, 6 Yellow Wagtails (Simon Stirrup)

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