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, 8 April 2010

Thursday, 8 April

Eldernell - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 12 Bewick's Swans (as per

Maxey Pits - 2 White Wagtails (John Saunders)

Trumpington - 23 Golden Plovers over towards Toft (Peter Bircham)

Orton BP - Sedge Warbler, Little Ringed Plover (Brian Stone)

Ferry Meadows - Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern, Red Kite (Don Gardener)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Yellow Wagtails, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat (Christoph Zockler)

Devil's Dyke (north of A11) - 3 Wheatears, Willow Warbler, Swallow (Iain Webb)

Isleham Water Meadows - 3 Avocets, Swallow, Buzzard (Daver Palmer)

Wicken Fen - male Garganey, 5 Marsh Harriers, Sedge Warbler, 7 Cetti's Warblers singing, Barn Owl (David Collins)

Grunty Fen - Wheatear (Mark Peck)

Stretham - 2 House Martins (Mark Peck)

Cam Washes - 18 Avocets, 2 islandica Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Yellow Wagtails, 30+ Shelduck (David & Jonathan Heath)

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