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.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Tuesday, 19 January

Manea - 3 TAIGA BEAN GEESE still from Byall Fen Drove at TL440875 (Bruce Martin)

Grafham Water - 17 Goosanders & a pair of Red-crested Pochard in the fog early morning (Mark Hawkes); 2 VELVET SCOTERS, 3 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS, SLAVONIAN GREBE, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 11 Red-crested Pochards, c.80 Goldeneyes (Colin Kirtland)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern in flight, Water Rail (Neil Renwick)

Pymoor - GREAT WHITE EGRET in drains to the north-east again, near where dyke passes the railway line (Bruce Martin)

March Farmers - 2 COMMON CRANES, 4 Marsh Harriers (Peter Beesley)

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