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, 8 August 2010

Saturday, 7 August

Grafham Water - 8 Garganey in Gaynes Creek, juv. Black Tern along north shore, 5 Greenshank, juv. Ruff, 8+ Green Sandpiper, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 6+ Yellow-legged Gull, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 3 Ringed Plover, 5+ Little Egret, Oystercatcher, 3 Turtle Dove (Mark Hawkes); 2 Mediterranean Gulls (Ade Cooper, Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 18+ Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, Bar-headed Goose, Shelduck, Hobby, 3 Avocet, 4 Dunlin, Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Turtle Dove, Yellow Wagtail (Jamie Wells); 72 Yellow-legged Gulls (Ade Cooper, Richard Patient)

Fowlmere - juv. Marsh Harrier (Doug Radford)

Earith - male Redstart (Graham Hirons)

Ouse Fen - 11 Whimbrel over (Graham Hirons)

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