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, 3 January 2010

Sunday, 3 January

Grafham Water - imm male VELVET SCOTER still (many observers); Greenshank, 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS, Green Sandpiper, 6 Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still (per rarebirdalert)

Ferry Meadows - imm male Scaup (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - 2 Bearded Tits still (Mark Hawkes); Bittern over south, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail (Mark Ward)

Cam Washes - 3 Little Egrets, 2 Whooper Swans, Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier (Jonathan & David Heath)

Barleycraft GP - Knot (Richard Grimmett); 6 Barnacle Geese (Richard Thomas); Water Pipit, 7 Smew (Mark Ward)

Brownshill Staunch - 2 Greenshank (Dennis Hall, Tony Mallyon)

Roswell Pits, Ely - Bittern on Sailing Pit (Mark Grooms)

Wicken Fen - Bittern showed well from Westmere Hide (Nick & Penny Hillman)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern into roost at Holywell Lake late afternoon, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Water Rails, ad Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward); 8 Smews, 200+ Black-tailed Godwits, male and fem Marsh Harriers (Sarah Howlett); male and 2 fem Goosanders on Windsurfing Lake (Nikki Dibb)

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