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.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Friday, 20 August

Grafham Water - Whinchat below dam, 4 Black Terns, juv Little Gull, juvenile Spotted Redshank, 3 Ruff, 14 Greenshank, 6+ Garganey, 8+ Green Sandpiper, 25 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Little Egrets, 2+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 3+ Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - male Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Ruff, 9 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Wigeon, Peregrine, Hobby, 4 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Turtle Dove (Joe Lynn)

Wicken Fen - 3 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank on Baker's Fen (Dave Palmer)

Long Drove, Cottenham - Hobby (Dave Gandy)

Kingfisher's Bridge - Wood Sandpiper, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, male Ruff (Dave Gandy)

Ferry Meadows - SHAG still present (Mac Bell)

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