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, 22 April 2010

Thursday, 22 April

Flittermere - RING OUZEL, 6+ Wheatears, 42 Golden Plovers (Richard Jones)

Sutton Gault - 3 Greenshanks, Little Ringed Plover; also 2 Egyptian Geese over Chain Corner (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Washes - 6+ male Garganeys, Common Sandpiper, 15+ Greenshanks, 2 Avocets, 7+ Ruff (David Hopkins); TREE PIPIT (Alan Harris)

Welches Dam - SPOTTED CRAKE calling from 22:40h, audible from the bank just over the bridge to the hides (Belinda & Cliff Carson)

Block Fen - Reed Warbler (Mark Eaton)

Castor Mill - male RING OUZEL west along the footpath from the end of Mill Lane, also male REDSTART (Don Gardener)

Prior's Fen - OSPREY over (Bob Davis)

Paxton Pits - 2 Sanderlings, Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Wheatears (Jamie Wells); also Whimbrel, Blue-headed Wagtail (Dean Harlow)

Maxey Pits - male Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat (John Saunders)

Fowlmere - Grasshopper Warbler (Doug Radford)

Wicken Fen - 10+ Grasshopper Warblers in the main reedbed (Michael Holdsworth)

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