Thursday, 30 April 2009

Thursday, 30 April

Grafham Water - LITTLE TERN departed high east at c.16:50h (Jono leadley)

Paxton Pits - ad Little Gull, c.50 Common Terns at Diddington Pit (Jono Leadley)

Maxey GP - Bar-tailed Godwit briefly, Common Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - Bar-tailed Godwit viewable from Cottier Hide this morning (Alex Thomas)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Hobbies, Cetti's warbler, Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler, Little Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plovers (Gavin Paterson)

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Wednesday, 29 April

Paxton Pits - 4+ Nightingales, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, 2 Hobbies, Swift (Alan & Brenda Wadsworth)

King's Dyke NR - RAVEN (Philip Parker)

Bar Hill, Cambridge - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER south over the A14 at 16:25h (Ian Ellis)

Ferry Meadows - Nightingale, Cuckoo, 3 Garden Warblers (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 male Garganeys, 2 Avocets, 6 Little Ringed Plovers, Hobby, 3 Cetti's Warblers (Richard Patient)

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Tuesday, 28 April

Paxton Pits - WHISKERED TERN at Diddington Pit 07:30-07:55h at least, when it flew towards Island Pit (Mark Hawkes); still present c.17:50h, also Red Kite over (Dean Harlow); male Hen Harrier, Hobby over (Jim Stevenson). Also present this morning 2 Black Terns (Geoff Barlow)

Orton BP - 3 Nightingales, Garden warbler (Brian Stone)

Ferry Meadows - Nightingale, 2 Garden Warblers, Cuckoo, 6 Swifts (Brian Stone)

Serpentine BP - male Marsh Harrier over, 3 Buzzards, 4 Hobbies, fem Wheatear (Paul Taylor)

King's Dyke NR - Red Kite (Philip Parker)

Monday, 27 April 2009

Monday, 27 April

Paxton Pits - WHISKERED TERN at Diddington Pit from 15:20h. Also present this evening Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 51+ Common Terns, 5+ Swifts (Jamie Wells)

Kings Dyke NR - pair of RING OUZEL between Bird Hide and pond dipping platform this morning (Philip Parker)

Ferry Meadows - 63 Common Terns, Swift (Brian Stone)

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Sunday, 26 April

Caldecote - male RING OUZEL still present, 2 Little Owls. Also Red Kites over the A1 at Sawtry and Alconbury (Stuart Elsom)

Tanholt Pit - juv ICELAND GULL (David Chambers)

Maxey Pits - Curlew, Grasshopper Warbler (Mike Weedon)

Foxton - Wheatear along the road to Fowlmere (Paul.Bentinck)

Grafham Water - Turtle Dove, Grasshopper Warbler and Nightingale all singing in lagoons, Common Sandpiper on dam (Mark Hawkes); Arctic Tern, Scaup and Goldeneye in the lagoons (Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton - 6 Hobbies, Greenshank, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper (Neil Renwick)

Berry Fen - Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plovers, Greenshank, 2 Dunlins, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Cuckoo, 2 Turtle Doves (Philip Bubb)

Paxton Pits - Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Pintail, pr Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye, 3+ Dunlins, Common Sandpiper, Grasshopper Warbler (Gary Rawlings, Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); male Garganey (Martin Davis, Neal Parkin)

Monks Wood - Grasshopper Warbler in large scrubby paddock (Roger Hughes)

Midloe Grange Farm - reeling Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat (Martin Perry)

Marsh Lane GPs - 11 Nightingales singing (Mike Everett)

Saurday, 25 April

Etton Rd, Maxey - BLACK-WINGED STILT (Chris Lines)

Caldecote - male RING OUZEL still present 13:00h, fem Wheatear (Paul Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - Red Kite, 5 Swifts, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat
Hobby seen flying from Castor Mill to Alwalton (Matt Webb); 15 Swifts, 42 Common Terns (Mike Weedon)

Royston / Melbourm - Male MONTAGU'S HARRIER flew over A1198 at Royston (near the large sheep fields) at c17:50h, heading towards Melbourn (Jim Lawrence); female RING OUZEL, 5 Wheatears, Little Owl, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Corn Buntings, pale phase Common Buzzard around Summerhouse farm area of Melbourn (Steve Cooper)

Fen Drayton - Hobby low with 50 Swifts (Dermot Cooper); Garganey, Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Buzzards, Red Kite, 2 Little Egrets, 19 Common Terns, 4 Hobbies (Richard Patient); 2 drake Garganeys & 3 Whimbrels (Dave Anderson); 2 Hobbies, Cuckoo, Grey Glover, Greenshank (Neil Renwick)

Grafham Water - SANDWICH TERN off Mander Car Park (Jono Leadley); Scaup in the lagoons, Red Kite off the dam (Colin Addington); imm male Marsh Harrier over lagoons, Grasshopper Warbler showing well in lagoons, Nightingale (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - Common Sandpiper, 2 Cuckoos, Turtle Dove, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Gull, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Common Sandpipers (Neal Parkin); LITTLE TERN (Jamie Wells); Greenshank, 2 Wheatears 6+ Swifts (Mark Hawkes)

Cam Washes - 2 Garganey, 17 Avocet, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Jonathan and David Heath)

Nene Washes - Merlin, 2 Wheatears, 2 Garganeys, Avocet this morning, 14 Bar-tailed Godwits, Blue-headed Wagtails, Greenshank, Hobby, Swift this afternoon (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 24 April 2009

Friday, 24 April

Ferry Meadows - Grey Plover over north 08:10h (Matt Webb); Black Tern and Swift over (as per Brian Stone)

Wicken Fen - 2 male Garganeys, 3 Marsh Harriers, Ruff, Whimbrel, 3 Cetti's Warblers, Cuckoo (Dave Palmer)

Paxton Pits - 1+ Garden Warbler, 8+ Whitethroats, Reed Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3 BLACK TERNS, Arctic Tern, Whimbrel, Pintail, 2 Ruddy Duck, 2 Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 1+ Cuckoo (Jamie Wells); Hobby over (Jim Stevenson)

Arrington - Red Kite over Church (Graham Askew)

Witcham - 3 Arctic Terns over north-east 12:15h (David Hopkins)

Milton CP - 2 Common Terns (Chris Akhurst)

Ely - 2 Arctic Terns briefly, 4 Common Terns at Roswell Pits, Cuckoo and Grey Wagtail at the BF settling ponds (Owen Marks)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Thursday, 23 April

Caldecote (Hunts) - male RING OUZEL 07:00h (Mike Weedon); showed briefly at 12:00h (peter Beesley); still present 19:30h (John Saunders)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Nightingale, 2 male Garganeys (Richard Palmer)

Serpentine BP - 2 Hobbies this afternoon (Paul Taylor)

Grafham Water - Whimbrel (

Ouse Washes - Whooper Swan, 4 Garganeys, 9 Little Egrets, Spotted Redshank, 3 Whimbrels, 3 Tree Sparrows, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Gavin Paterson); Hobby over, 15 Ruffs over north (Monica & Owen Marks)

Needingworth GP - fem Smew, 2 Avocets, 2 Whimbrels, 2 Ringed Plovers, Nightingale (Toby Robertson)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern (Brian Stone)

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Wednesday, 22 April

Kings Dyke NR - male RING OUZEL, Grasshopper Warbler (George Walthew)

Milton CP - male Garganey, Buzzard over (David Heath)

Ely - 2 Cuckoos nearby at c.TL555802 (Ben Balmford)

Teverhsam/Fulbourn Fens - 7 singing Grasshopper Warblers (Bob Jarman)

Tuesday, 21 April

Litlington - 2 Wheatears (Geoff Barlow); 3 Wheatears at the Chalk Pit this evening (Steve Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Cetti's Warblers this morning (Gavin Paterson); Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler (Andy Cotton); 6 Arctic Terns (Mike Everett)

Orton BP - Nightingale, Reed Warbler (Brian Stone)

Kings Delph - 3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Wheatears (Brian Stone)

Cambridge - Red Kite low over the north of the city this morning (Chris Akehurst)

Needingworth GP - fem Smew, Green Sandpiper Rock or Water Pipit over (Toby Robertson)

Grafham Water - ad fem Scaup, fem Goosander, fem Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes); 5+ Yellow Wagtails, White Wagtail (Mike Knowles)

Ouse Washes - 57 Ruffs, juv fem Peregrine (Colin Kirtland)

Comberton - 3 Lesser Whitethroats between the village and Coton, also Corn Bunting at Barton (Andrew Clarke)

Monday, 20 April 2009

Monday, 20 April

Farcet Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier over south 11:40h (Steve Dudley)

Cambridge - Grasshopper Warbler singing in Highfield Avenue this morning (Iain Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - 27 Common Terns, Black-tailed Godwit this afternoon, Black Tern reported earlier (Paul Taylor)

Grafham Water - 2 Black-necked Grebes 16:00h (Colin Addington); Grasshopper Warbler, fem Goosander, fem Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - Jack Snipe near Cottier (Paul Harrington); RAVEN over northeast also (; 12+ Little Egrets, 6 male Garganeys, fem Hen Harrier, 25+ Avocets, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 49+ Ruffs, 250+ Black-tailed Godwits (Steve & Ade Cooper)

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD between Coveney and the A142 still (

Grunty Fen - Marsh Harrier over 14:15h (David Nation)

Croydon - 5 Yellow Wagtails at the Top Farm airstrip, 4 Corn Buntings (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Roswell Pits, Ely - Turtle Dove over (Stuart Sharp)

Cam Washes - Whimbrel, Cuckoo, 11 Avocets, 3 Green Sandpipers (Jonathan & David Heath)

Marsh Lane GP - 2 Egyptian Geese (Mike Everett)

Needingworth - 2 Greenshanks, Yellow Wagtail, Little Egret (Mike Everett); male Wheatear (Toby Robertson)

Paxton Pits - Knot, Whimbrel, Mediterranean Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Red-crested Pochard (John Parslow)

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Sunday, 19 April

Grafham Water - imm male GOSHAWK circling slowly southwards over the woods east of dam from c.08.25-08.30h, White Wagtail, c.10 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Grey Wagtails, fem Goosander in lagoons again (Mark Hawkes); Whimbrel north over the lagoons, Cuckoo (Jono Leadley)

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD halfway between Coveney and the A142 (Andrew Knights); ringtail Hen Harrier at TL511818, c.16:45h (Jnathan Hook)

Witcham - Redstart in small paddock (David Hopkins)

Paxton Pits - Black Tern, Little Gull, Curlew, Knot, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Ruddy Duck, 4 Common Buzzards, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, (Jamie Wells); 13 Arctic Terns, Whimbrel, 3 Wheatears, Turtle Dove (Martin Davis, Gary Rawlings)

Long Drove, Cottenham - 4 Little Owls, 2 Barn Owls (David Heath)

Tanholt Pit - 4 Greenshanks briefly, Green Sandpiper (David Chambers)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Grey Plover (Bruce Martin); Sanderling, Little Gull, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Garganey, 2 Arctic Terns, male Goosander, 3 Cetti's Warblers (Richard Patient); Grasshopper Warbler (Mike Everett)

Needingworth GP - Swift, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Avocets (Toby Robertson)

Saturday, 18 April

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (Duncan Poyser)

Cambridge Research Park - probable Rough-legged Buzzard with 2 Common Buzzard (Jonathan and David Heath) Maybe same birds as reported at Grunty Fen 30 mins later.

Grunty Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD with 2 Common Buzzard c. 10:30-11:00h before heading slowly towards Haddenham (David & Katherine Nation)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET with Little Egret, viewable from Witcham Gravel (Duncan Poyser, Ben Green)

Grafham Water - Egyptian Goose, Hobby, fem Scaup (Mark Hawkes); Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler (Jono Leadley)

Guilden Morden - GOSHAWK reported c.11:15h

Paxton Pits - Knot, Egyptian Goose, Cuckoo, Wheatear (Jamie Wells et al.)

Wicken Fen - pr Garganey Bakers Fen, Hobby, 2 male Wheatears on field east of Bakers Fen, 4 Cetti's Warblers, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Bruce & Gwen Martin)

St. Neots - Red Kite over football club (Karl Bucknell)

Fen Drayton - Cuckoo (Nein Renwick)

Nene Washes - 9 Garganeys, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Wheatears, Goldeneye, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail (Mike Weedon)

March Farmers - 1000+ Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Ruffs, Yellow Wagtail, Bar-headed Goose (Mike Weedon)

Litlington - 5+ Wheatears in pea field, Lesser Whitethroat in chalk pit (Geoff Barlow)

Maxey Pits - 2 male and a fem Wheatear (Peter Beesley)

Ely - 2 Yellow Wagtails nearby at c.TL555804 (Andrew Balmford)

Late news from 16 April: Whittlesey - male RING OUZEL reported (as per Phil Parker)

Friday, 17 April 2009

Friday, 17 April

Grafham Water - 2 Black Terns over east 14:22h, ad Little Gull (Colin Addington)

Comberton - Whitethroat (Andrew Clarke)

Morborne Hill - fem Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, several Common Terns (Mike Weedon)

Orton BC - 2 Nightingales (Peter Beesley); 2 Grasshopper Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat (Brian Stone)

Nene Washes, High Wash - Egyptian Goose (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 7 Whimbrels briefly, 3 Garganeys, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, Cuckoo (Andy Cotton)

Ouse Washes - Greenshank near Earith, Spotted Redshank, 3 Garganeys at Stockdales (Paul Harrington)

Cam Washes - Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Terns, 15 Avocets, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, Yellow Wagtail (David & Jonathan Heath)

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Thursday, 16 April

Grafham Water - fem Goosander, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 7+ Avocets this morning; 8 Common Terns this evening (Mark Hawkes); 7 ad Little Gulls this evening (Mark Ward); Short-eared Owl nearby (Duncan Ritchie)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Common Terns, Greenshank (Andy Cotton); Cuckoo (Neil Renwick); 2 Wheatears (Dennis Hall)

Etton Pits - Common Tern, 3 Dunlins, 3 Green Sandpipers, White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtails, male Wheater. Also Curlew over, fem Wheatear at the village pit (Mike Weedon)

Little Downham - male Wheatear (Jake Allsop)

Paxton Pits - Arctic Tern briefly, 14+ Common Terns, male Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Wednesday, 15 April

Grafham Water - 10 Avocets and fem Goldeneye in lagoons (Mark Hawkes); Lesser Whitethroat (Jono Leadley); Common Tern, 3 White Wagtails, c.12 Yellow Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, 2 Lesser Whitethroats (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cam Washes - Arctic Tern flew north along the river this morning, also 11 Avocets, 8 Black-tailed Godwits (Jonathan & David Heath)

Stretham - Red Kite over 17:50h (Kathleen Rosewarne & Ian Barton)

Witcham - Red Kite over west (Allistair Berry); Red Kite over east c.18:30h (David Hopkins)

Coton - Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Clarke)

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Tuesday, 14 April

Grafham Water - SANDWICH TERN on J buoy off Mander CP until 08:00h at least, 3 Goldeneyes (Mark Hawkes)

Kingfishers Bridge - Arctic Tern c.11:30h (Bruce Martin, Owen Marks)

Cam Washes - Red Kite over towards Wicken, 11 Avocets, 6 Black-tailedGodwits (David & Jonathan Heath)

Ferry Meadows - ad Little Gull on Overton Lake this morning (Matt Webb)

Dry Drayton - 3 Buzzards, 4+ Swallows (Mike Clydesdale)

Fen Drayton Lakes - two sightings of Hobby, at Far Fen Lake and later over Holywell Lake (Paul Rule)

Witcham - Red Kite over c.10:30h (David Hopkins)

Toft - Tawny Owl (Kevin Harris)

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still between the village and the A142 this evening (David Hopkins)

Berry Fen - male Garganey (Mike Everett)

A603 - male Hen Harrier over south about a quarter mile west of the Arrington roundabout (Euan Dunn)

Monday, 13 April 2009

Monday, 13 April

Wicken Fen - 2 Grasshopper Warblers, Cuckoo (Alan Wadsworth)

Grafham Water - drk Common Scoter off Marlow, female Scaup off the dam, Dunlin, White Wagtail on the dam (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley et al.); Grasshopper Warbler in the lagoons (Mark Piercey); Little Gull, Goosander (Colin Addington, Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 6 Common Scoters on Drayton Lagoon (Dave Anderson)

March Farmers - 4 Garganeys, Grey Plover (Alex Lees)

Dog-in-a-Doublet - 2 male Garganeys (Peter & Jan Farbridge); a third Garganey by early evening (Duncan Ritchie)

Orton Longueville - fem Brambling (Peter & Jan Farbridge)

Stump Cross - COMMON CRANE south-east over A11 junction 9A, heading into Essex (Mark & Sean Gregory)

Gransden Woods - Tawny Owl (Graham Askew)

Cambourne - BLACK REDSTART on Woodpecker Way, present since 9 April (

Southoe - Hobby (George Lendrum)

Orton BP - 3 Nightingales (Amanda & Nigel Price); Cuckoo (Dave Bradley)

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Sunday, 12 April

Top Farm, Croydon - White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Grafham Water - 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES in almost full summer plumage off lagoons (Ade Cooper); 2 SANDWICH TERNS (seen earlier at Paxton Pits), Goosander, Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Avocets, White Wagtail (Mark Hawkes); Short-eared Owl, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (Lockhart Horsburgh)

Buckden GP - Redwing (Lockhart Horsburgh)

Paxton Pits - 2 SANDWICH TERNS, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, Garganey on Heronry South Pit, Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 10 Common Terns, Whitethroat, 6+ Yellow Wagtails, 8 White Wagtails (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells, Gary Rawlings)

Flooded area between Bluntisham Church and River Ouse - 2 Avocets, Greenshank, male Wood Duck (Monica and Owen Marks)

Wicken Fen - Cuckoo, 2 Little Egrets, Red Kite, 5 Marsh Harriers, 6 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Grasshopper Warblers (Ken, Maggie & Richard Hook)

Castor hanglands - Nightingale, Grasshopper Warbler (John Saunders)

Maxey Pits - 3 Wheatears, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 8 Little Ringed Plovers (John Saunders)

Swavesey - Red Kite over east (Neil Barker)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 3 Garganeys (Neil Renwick)

Ely - Blue-headed Wagtail, 20 Yellow Wagtails to roost at the Beet Pits, Cetti's Wabler at Roswell Pits (Staurt Sharp)

Hatley St. George - BLACK REDSTART (

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Saturday, 11 April

Grafham Water -3 Arctic Terns, c.10 Common Terns, 2 Common Scoters, 1st summer Mediterranean Gull, c.10 Yellow Wagtails, SANDWICH TERN on a buoy before flying west, 8 Avocets (Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Reed Warbler, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, Barn Owl, Ruddy Duck, Goosander, Greenshank, Redpoll, 2 Marsh Harrier, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson); Dunlin (Dave Anderson); Lesser Whitethroat (Neil Renwick); Garganey, fem Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Firecrest also reported

Paxton Pits - Mediterranean Gull, Green Sandpiper, 2 Barnacle Geese, 4 Nightingales (Jamie Wells)

March - Red Kite drifting high n/e over tesco car (Anthony Fenn)

Wicken Fen - Reed Warbler, pair of Garganey on Baker's Fen, 3 Little Egrets, 9 singing Cetti's Warblers, 3 Marsh Harriers, Water Rail (Gavin Paterson); Grasshopper Warbler (Mark Peck)

Cambridge Research Park - Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Barlycraft GP - 2 Little Egrets, 4 Avocets, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Grey Wagtail, 2 singing Cetti's Warblers, 6 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warblers (Steve Cooper)

Bury Fen - male Garganey, 9 Ringed Plovers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 62 Golden Plovers, 26 Black-tailed Godwitwits, 18 Redshanks (Steve Cooper)

Cambridge - Willow Warbler in Sturton Street (Bob Jarman)

Castor hanglands - 2 singing Grasshopper Warblers (Richard Astle)

Orton Longueville - 2 Stock Doves in a private garden (Peter & Jan Farbridge)

Friday, 10 April

Cambridge - Swift, 2 Common Buzzards and 3 Swallows over (Jonathan and David Heath)

Paxton Pits - Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzards, 8+ Yellow Wagtail, 5+ White Wagtails, Corn Bunting (Neal Parkin, Jamie Wells); Reed Warbler (Ian Dawson)

Pymore - Wheatear, 5+ Yellow Wagtails, 5 Corn Buntings, 2 Willow Warblers (Peter Herkenrath)

Ouse Washes - male Peregrine north of the railway bridge (Peter Herkenrath); 9 Spotted Redshanks at Stockdales Pools 17:30h (Paul Harrington)

Marsh Lane, Hemmingford - 3 Nightingales (Mike Everett)

Cam Washes - Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, 17 Avocets, 5 Yellow Wagtails (David & Jonathan Heath)

Woodwalton Fen - 5 Marsh Harriers, booming Bittern, Cuckoo, c.20 Siskins, Grasshopper Warbler, Little Egret (Nick Hillman, John Walsh, Penny Winter)

Thursday, 9 April

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Wheatears, 6 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Andy Cotton); also Bittern (Dennis Hall)

Maxey Pits - 7 Little Ringed Plovers, Yellow Wagtail, c,200 Golden Plovers (Peter Beesley)

Godmanchester - Red Kite (Dave Barr)

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD again (David Hopkins)

Wednesday, 8 April

Milton CP - 5 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps (Jonathan Heath)

Cam Washes - Green Sandpiper, 34 Avocets, Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatears (David & Jonathan Heath)

Grafham Water - Blue-headed Wagtail on the dam with Yellow Wagtails, 2 White Wagtails (per

Foxton - Common Sandpiper (Paul Bentinck)

Midloe Grange Farm - male Redstart (Martin Shreeves)

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Tuesday, 7 April

Croydon - fem Wheatear at Top Farm (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Grafham Water - fem Scaup, 8 Avocets, Sedge Warbler (Mark Hawkes); fem Goosander (David Hollin)

Gamlingay Heath - Red Kite over (Duncan McNiven)

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of Garganey, 2 singing Cetti's Warblers (Andy Cotton)

Chittering - Red Kite flying west near Lazy Otter (Monica & Barbara York)

Ouse Washes - Short-eared Owl flew towards Littleport (Paul Harrington)

Monday, 6 April 2009

Monday, 6 April

Fen Drayton Lakes - Green Sandpiper, 3 Sedge Warblers, 3 Cetti's Warblers (Mark Eaton); 10 ad LITTLE GULLS on Ferry Lagoon still present 15:45h, 2 Cetti's Warblers singing, c.400 Black-tailed Godwits, c.500 Golden Plovers, Little Egret (Andy Cotton)

Ferry Meadows - 7 ad LITTLE GULLS on Overton Lake still present this evening, also Common Tern (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - 3 LITTLE GULLS (Monica & Owen Marks)

Ouse Fen - ad LITTLE GULL (Richard Thomas)

Lode - 2 House Martins at Longmeadow (Giles Merritt)

Honey Hill - c.100 Fieldfares in fields at TL507612 (Giles Merritt)

Grafham Water - 2 fem Goosanders, 6+ Avocets (Mark Hawkes)

Cam Washes - 2 Green Sandpipers, 4 Black-tailed Godwits (David Heath)

Wicken Fen - 3 Garganeys, 4 Marsh Harriers, fem Hen Harrier, pair of Stonechat (Colin Kirtland)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sunday, 5 April

Grafham Water - 4 Common Scoters off Marlow this morning, female Scaup off Gaynes point, 5+ Yellow Wagtails along the dam, 2 Goosander, 2 Black-tailed Godwits (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley et al.); Sedge Warbler singing in lagoons, 3+ Willow Warblers (Mark Hawkes); White Wagtail at Marlow CP (Mark Piercey)

Paxton Pits - Smew, Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlins, Sedge Warbler (Gary Rawlings); 2 Red-crested Pochards, 3 Willow Warblers, 7 House Martins over (Jamie Wells)

Elton - 2 House Martins (Brian Stone)

Cam Washes - pair of Garganey on the Upware side (David Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - probable Aquila species over north-east c.09:15h (Nigel Sprowell); 5 House Martins, White Wagtail, Bearded Tit reported (as per Neil Renwick); Common Tern reported

Waterbeach Fen - Barn Owl, Little Owl, Little Egret (Gavin Paterson)

Eynesbury - 4 Buzzards, Sand Martin over (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Morborne Hill - 3 Buzzards over, White Wagtail (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Ouse Washes - fem Scaup, fem Hen harrier, Peregrine, 700 islandica Black-tailed Godwits, 30 Ruffs, 15 Little Egrets, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper (Mark Ward)

Brampton - CATTLE EGRET reported over the racecourse c.14:30h (Paul Andrews)

Saturday, 4 April

Nene Washes - 4 Water Pipits, Little Ringed Plover, c.1000 Black-tailed Godwits (Mike Weedon)

Tanholt Pit - pale juvenile/first-winter ICELAND GULL (Kevin Durose)

Grafham Water - Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, fem Scaup (Jono Leadley)

Sutton Gault - 6 Little Ringed Plovers, 4+ Swallows, male Garganey, Water Pipit, 6 Oystercatchers (Dean Harlow)

Welches Dam - male Wheatear, Peregrine, 50+ Ruffs (Dean Harlow)

Friday, 3 April

Paxton Pits - Little Gull, Curlew, Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpipers (Jamie Wells); male Merlin, 2 Swallows (Steve May)

Cam Washes - 3 Garganeys, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruffs, 40+ Avocets, 15 Redshanks, 5 Snipes (David Heath)

Marsh Lane GP - Lesser Whitethroat (Bill Simmonds)

Croydon Hill - male RING OUZEL 18:15h (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Thursday, 2 April

Grafham Water - Willow Warbler singing at Mander CP this morning (Jono Leadley)

Maxey Pits - 4 Green Sandpipers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, Swallow (John Saunders)

Ouse Washes - 2 Avocets, 2 Water Pipits (Mike Everett)

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Wednesday, 1 April

Grafham Water - Sedge Warbler, Green Sandpiper in lagoons this morning (Jono Leadley)

Nene Washes - 1+ Water Pipit, Little Egret (Brian Stone)

Ouse Washes, Sutton gault to Gault Hole - 2 Little Egrets, Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Water Pipits, 3 Swallows (Monica & Owen Marks)