Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Wednesday, 30 September

Ferry Meadows - Rock Pipit on north side of Gunwade Lake 09:00h (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Fen - Ruff, Hobby, Peregrine, 3 Little Egrets, 9 Corn Buntings (Gavin Paterson)

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Tuesday, 29 September

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit west of Marlow CP 07:00h, Greenshank, 4+ Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes); Black-tailed Godwit (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - Mandarin on Lynch Lake this morning (Matt Webb)

Trumpington - c.200 Golden Plovers 17:00h (Mike Foley)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Sunday, 27 September

Wilbraham Fen - GOSHAWK (brief close up view of a male hunting at tree top level), 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Green Sandpiper (David & Jonathan Heath)

Little Thetford - 4 GLOSSY IBIS flew south just NE ofvillage at 10.35am TL535771 (per

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit on shoreline west of Marlow CP, but mobile, Mediterranean Gull flew past Plummer CP at 6.40pm, Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Top Farm, Croydon - 2 Wheatears (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Fuller's Hill Farm, Gamlingay - 2 Wheatears (Mark Thomas)

Paxton Pits - 11 Little Egrets, 2 Greenshanks (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Eltisley - Little Owl (Chris McCabe)

Saturday, 26 September

Fen Drayton - 1,213 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Little Egrets and Green Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 6 Common Buzzards (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - juv. BLACK-NECKED GREBE, on Pumphouse Pit, 3 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 6 Pintail, 3 Greenshank, 2 Blackcap (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells)

Haddenham Fen - adult male GOSHAWK over Long Drove for c5 mins at 11.40, then moved off slowly towards Sutton, 2 Merlin (Mark Hawkes, Duncan Poyser)

Isleham Water Meadows - Wheatear (Mark Hawkes)

Midloe Grange Farm - juv Spotted Flycatcher (Martin Shreeves)

Friday, 25 September 2009

Friday, 25 September

Ouse Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER on 'Sophie's pool' to 09:30h at least. Access along Fen End Road from Over, go past first pools on the left to view the next large pool, where the bird is favouring the north-east corner and showing well (Richard Thomas); chased off by a Merlin late afternoon and lost to view in flight high to the north-west. Also Green Sandpiper, 20+ Corn Buntings, 4 Hobbies, Peregrine, 5 Buzzards (Andy Cotton)

Ferry Meadows - Scaup still present on Overton Lake (Brian Stone)

Great Shelford - Peregrine over (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Thursday, 24 September

Ferry Meadows - ad fem SCAUP on Overton Lake near Ham Bridge this morning (Brian Stone)

Hatley Park - pair of Tawny Owls (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Grafham Water - 2 Ruffs, Greenshank, 4+ Green Sandpipers, 3 Little Egrets, 5 Snipes (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Wednesday, 23 September

Hatley Gate - 2 RAVENS over towards Top Farm, Croydon 10:00h. Also 7+ Marsh Tits at Hatley Park (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Ferry Meadows - ad fem SCAUP on Overton Lake (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - Garganey, juv male Ruff, Greenshank, 4+ Green Sandpipers at Gaynes Creek (Mark Hawkes)

Godmanchester GPs, Cow Lane - Green Sandpiper, 5 Egyptian Geese (Gareth Ridewood)

From Monday, 21 September: Grafham Water - probable GLOSSY IBIS reported

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Tuesday, 22 September

Ouse Washes - one GLOSSY IBIS still at Sutton Gault this afternoon, Hobby (per

Grafham Water - Greenshank, 3 Little Egrets, 3 Ringed Plovers, Ruddy Duck (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 4 Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose, 2 Greenshanks, Marsh Tit (Jamie Wells)

Warren Hill, Newmarket - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD reported 11:00h (as per

Monday, 21 September

Paxton Pits - 2 Turnstones briefly, 2 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egrets, Hobby (Jamie Wells, Jim Stevenson)

Wicken Fen - 3 Buzzards, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2+ Hobbies, 4 Cetti's Warblers (Owen Marks)

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)

Saturday, 19 Sepember

Ouse Washes - 6 GLOSSY IBIS flew in from the NW to Willow Wash pool, Greenshank also present (Owen and Monica Marks)

Ouse Fen - male Redstart in the paddocks along Bare Fen (Richard Grimmett); 3+ Whinchats (Richard Thomas)

Hemingford Grey - Siskin , Grey Wagtail, 2 CROSSBILLS over (Mike Everett)

Cambridge - Little Owl at the Vet School, Madingley Road (Gavin Patterson)

Wicken Fen - at least 3 Whinchat and 4 Stonechat all feeding together just behind the hide that overlooks Baker Fen, 10+ Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler (David Heath)

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit at midday at Marlow (per

Woodwalton Fen - ad Peregrine, 2 Hobbies, fem Redstart (Richard Patient)

Sutton Gault - Little Stint, 3 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, no Ibis (Nick Hillman, John Walsh, Penny Winter)

Friday, 18 September 2009

Friday, 18 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - 6 GLOSSY IBIS c. 1 mile north of Mepal on Willow Wash Pool. Access Cradge Bank at Mepal, just off the A142. The entrance is past the Three Pickerels pub and over the bridge. Turn right onto Cradge bank next to cattle pens and thick hedge. Walk approximately 1 mile north. As the bank starts to turn there is a water inlet point (upright winding gear in bank, a red van may be present) and view wash that is behind the first small wood. Ibis are on the pool (Alex Thomas)

Kingfishers Bridge - GREAT WHITE EGRET showed well 15:45-16:30h (Mark Pettit)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cetti's Warbler, c.30 Golden Plovers (Andy Cotton); Rock Pipit, Whinchat (Dave Anderson)

Whittlesford - ad Yellow-legged Gull on plough between the village and Little Shelford 15:45h (Richard Palmer)

Paxton Pits - Marsh Harrier over, Caspian Gull, 3+ Little Egrets, 2 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank (Jamie Wells); Red Kite over, 2 Turtle Doves, Egyptian Goose (Ian Langdon)

Great Gransden - Wheatear (Graham Askew)

Grafham Water - 2 Marsh Harriers over, Red Kite over, Hobby, 6+ Buzzards, 2 Greenshanks (Mark Hawkes)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Thursday, 17 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - 6 GLOSSY IBIS c. 1 mile north of Mepal on Willow Wash Pool, in the wash behind the first small wood next to the cradge bank (Paul Harrington)

Kingfishers Bridge - GREAT WHITE EGRET briefly (Bruce Martin)

Ouse Fen - 3 Whinchats (Richard Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - 4 Water Rails showing well from the second hide this morning and a fifth bird calling (Brian Stone)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Ruffs, 3 Grey Wagtails over south (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 4 Common Scoter, Greenshank, 3 Little Egrets, Marsh Harrier over (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Owen Marks)

Stapleford - Hobby over (Mike Foley)

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Wednesday, 16 September

Sutton Gault - 6 GLOSSY IBIS still present on flooded field to north of Anchor pub 06:45h, also 2 juv Little Stints, juvenile Little Ringed Plover (Richard Allen)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Water Rails showing well from the second hide this morning (Brian Stone); juv GANNET reported heading south-west over Overton Lake 13:48h (as per Brian Stone)

Peterborough - 2nd-3rd cal. year GANNET heading south over the town centre 13:53h (Brian Stone)

Isleham - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers (Dave Palmer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 juv Hobbies (James Hanlon)

Ouse Fen - Greenshank, 2+ Little Egrets, Kingfisher (James Hanlon); 3 Whinchats (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat (John Parslow)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Tuesday, 15 September

Sutton Gault - 7 GLOSSY IBIS still present on flooded field to north of Anchor pub 14:20h, 2 juv Little Stints, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin (Mark Hawkes)

St. Neots (Eynesbury) - Juv. GANNET flew NW over Caernarvon Road (Stuart Elsom) and then Cook Drive at 19:02h (Mark Hawkes)

The Ortons - 2 juv. GANNETS flying parallel to the Nene towards Orton Water, across Oundle Road, south over Orton Mere and then Orton Longuveille, c.18:00h (Mike Weedon, Jack Thorpe)

Grafham Water - Pintail, Greenshank, 5 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - Garganey, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 2+ Buzzards, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, also 'plenty' of Yellow Wagtails, Meadow Pipits and hirundines this morning (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - Hobby over the Vet School this afternoon (Gavin Paterson)

Monday, 14 September 2009

Monday, 14 September

Grafham Water - juv GANNET until mid-morning at least, but very mobile. Also 3 Little Gulls, drake Scaup, 4 Little Egrets, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - 4 GLOSSY IBIS still present on flooded field to north of Anchor pub 11:40h (David Hollin); to roost at 19:16h (Duncan Ritchie)

Isleham water meadows - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 39 Snipe, Hobby (Owen Marks)

Kingfishers Bridge - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Duncan Poyser)

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Sunday, 13 September

Sutton Gault - 5 GLOSSY IBIS just north of village on flooded field (Dean Harlow)

Paxton Pits - Knot on Diddington Pit, 2 Sanderling over, 2/3 Dunlin, 14 Golden Plover, over, Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 4+ Little Egret, 4+ Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells)

Fowlmere 3 Water Rail, Hobby, Marsh Harrier (Louise Bacon)

Cam Washes - 2 Turtle Dove, 3 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Common Buzzard, 10 Snipe (David & Jonathan Heath)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Whimbrel, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Merlin, Peregrine, Common Buzzard (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - fem/imm Garganey in creek from Plummer CP, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 25+ Wigeon (Mark Hawkes)

St. Ives - ad Hobby over (Alan Bull)

Cambourne -Hobby over (Gavin Paterson)

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Saturday, 12 September

Croydon Hill - Tree Pipit at site of the deserted Clopton village (Daren Oakley-Martin)

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, Whinchat, 2 Pintail, 4+ Little Egret, 2 Hobby, 3 Greenshank, (Martin Davis, Neal Parkin, Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 5 Cettis Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail and over 25 Meadow Pipit (Louise Bacon, Vince Lea)

Sutton Gault - 7 GLOSSY IBIS (2 colour-ringed) on flooded field north of pub early morning (Mark Ward et al); still present in evening (Stuart Sharp)

Fowlmere - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Reedbed Hide (Gavin Ryan and Arthur Jones)

Colne Fen - Cetti's Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper, Ruddy Duck, 52+ Little Grebe, Barn Owl, Little Owl (Mark Hawkes)

Isleham Water Meadows - 3 Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank (Duncan Poyser and Ben Green)

Friday 11 September

Isleham - 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Common Buzzard, Hobby (Dave Palmer)

Earith - 7 GLOSSY IBIS flying NE the Ouse Washes (Graham Hirons)

Gault Hole - 7 GLOSSY IBIS in to roost mid way between the Anchor pub and the A141 road bridge at Mepal (Mark Peck)

Thursday, 10 September

Isleham - 6 Curlew Sandpipers 4 Green Sandpipers 3 Greenshanks (Dave Palmer)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wednesday, 9 September

Aldreth - 3CY male PALLID HARRIER flew south at 06:45h (Jonathan Taylor); and present viewed from bridge over Old West river until 07:30h (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne).

Willingham - Juvenile MONTAGU'S HARRIER flew SE from Tibbets Farm at 08:05h (per

Earith - COMMON CRANE in flight at 14:30h only 1 mile NE of village, south of B1381 (Jonathan Dean).

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turnstone over north, 4 Egyptian Geese, 2 Green Sandpipers (Gavin Paterson)

Stilton Golf Course - Whinchat (Janet Drake)

Waterbeach - Swift (David Heath)

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Tuesday, 8 September

Aldreth/Willingham - 3CY male PALLID HARRIER relocated NE of Willingham late afternoon (per David Hopkins). Viewed from south of Aldreth, south over river; Juvenile MONTAGU'S HARRIER at 19:00h (David Hopkins, Andrew Massey); also Merlin, Hobby (David Hopkins); 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew east at 06:25h (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne). Please park carefully in this area, and do not block Droves.

Paxton Pits - 2CY Caspian Gull, Redstart, Whinchat, 9 Yellow-legged Gulls (John Parslow)

Grafham Water - Ruff, 4 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Spotted Flycatchers at Overton Lake (Paul Taylor)

Hilton - PIED FLYCATCHER still, 4 Spotted Flycatchers (per

Monday, 7 September 2009

Monday, 7 September

Aldreth/Haddenham - 3CY male PALLID HARRIER again from 08:20h (Mark Hawkes et al). View from Long Drove or Dam Bank Drove TL423733; still at 14:30h (per; 4 Marsh Harriers, Peregrine, adult Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes, James Hanlon); Whinchat, 2 Hobbies (Paul Mason et al)

Ouse Washes - 7 GLOSSY IBIS flew north over Chain Corner at 17:50h (Alan Hitchings, Bruce Martin, Ian Ellis et al); no sign of them at Sutton Gault later (Duncan Poyser)

Hilton - PIED FLYCATCHER still, 2 Spotted Flycatchers TL296660 (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - Hobby, 30+ Yellow Wagtails, Ruddy Duck, 5+ Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes, James Hanlon)

Grafham Water - adult Med Gulll, Ruff, 8 Green Sandpipers, 15+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS still late afternoon (per

Sunday, 6 September

Aldreth/Haddenham - sub-adult PALLID HARRIER late afternoon, TL423733 (Simon Stirrup). View from Long Drove or Dam Bank Drove.

Hilton - PIED FLYCATCHER still in morning (John Clark); 14 Yellow Wagtails, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS still (flew to roost at Needingworth at 19:41h), 12 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, 4 Whinchats, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe, 2CY Caspian Gull, 4 Greenshank (Martin Davis, Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Spotted Flycatchers, Red Kite (Howard Butler)

Saturday, 5 September

Paxton Pits - 6 adult ARCTIC SKUAS over SW at 08:53h, 2 Hobbies, Greenshank (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows -2 Redstarts (male & female), 8 Spotted Flycatchers, 35 Chiffchaffs, 11 Willow Warblers, 6 Swifts, 2 Hobbies (Matt Webb)

Maxey GP - Juvenile Osprey (Chris Lines)

Tanholt GP - 2 Turnstones, 2 Spotted Flycatchers (David Chambers)

Grafham Water - Juvenile Osprey over east, adult Arctic Tern, 6 Green Sandpipers, 3 Dunlin, Garden Warbler, 2 Hobbies (Mark Hawkes); Wheatear (Colin Addington)

Fowlmere - 3 Spotted Flycatchers (James Hanlon)

Friday, 4 September 2009

Friday, 4 September

Grafham Water - SPOTTED CRAKE in north-west corner of lagoons again 06:30-06:45h (Ade Cooper); and again in evening (Duncan Ritchie, Mark Pettit et al); Also male Scaup, 3+ Green Sandpipers, juv Arctic Tern, 24 Dunlin (Mark Hawkes)

A1/A428 St. Neots junction - FULMAR flying into Bedfordshire 08:30h (Alan Bull)

Wisbech - 3 ARCTIC SKUAS flew south along River Nene at 16:07h (Mark Missin)

Witcham - 2 PIED FLYCATCHERS still (Barbara York, Steve Cooper); TWITE over (David Hopkins)

Great Gransden - Hobby over 10:45h (Graham Askew)

Farcet Fen - 1CY Med Gull, 5 Turtle Doves, 2+ Spotted Flycatchers (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - 3 Whimbrel (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Thursday, 3 September

Grafham Water - SPOTTED CRAKE in north-west corner of lagoons c.19:45h (Mark ward)

Ferry Meadows - 8+ Spotted Flycatchers at southern end of Gunwade Lake this lunchtime (Mike Weedon)

Witcham, Wardy Hill Drove - PIED FLYCATCHER still present but very elusive (David Hopkins)

Farcet Fen - 1st win Mediterranean Gull, up to 5 Turtle Doves (Steve Dudley)

Hilton - a passerine fall including PIED FLYCATCHER, Redstart, 7 Spotted Flycatchers (John Clark)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Wednesday, 2 September

Grafham Water - Wheatear, 10+ Yellow Wagtails, 1+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes); Hobby, a fourth Little Egret (David Bale)

Witcham, Wardy Hill Drove - PIED FLYCATCHER still present but elusive (David Hopkins)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart, Hobby (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 1 September

Isleham - 6 Green Sandpipers, 4 Greenshanks, Little Egret, fem Marsh Harrier, Hobby (Dave Palmer)

Witcham, Wardy Hill Drove - PIED FLYCATCHER, 3 Spotted Flycatchers (David Hopkins)