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.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Thursday, 12 November

Grafham Water - 2 ad and a juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, imm fem Scaup, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - ad win Mediterranean Gull (Mike Weedon)

Farcet Fen - fem Marsh Harrier, fem/imm Merlin, 4 Buzzards, Brambling over (Steve Dudley)

Holt Fen - 3500 Golden Plovers, c.1200 Lapwings, Green Sandpiper, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, Peregrine, Water Pipit (Owen Marks)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 52 Bewick's Swans, 2184 Whooper Swans at dawn (as per Alex Thomas)

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