SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS

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: spofl@cambridgebirdclub.org.uk

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.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Wednesday, 28 July

Beeby's BP - juv Mediterranean Gull this morning (Brian Stone)

Hemingford Grey - 5 Crossbills over west (Mike Everett)

Paxton Pits - 6+ Little Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, 7 Common Sandpipers, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 27 July

Paxton Pits - 10 Little Egrets, imm fem Peregrine, Water Rail, 3 Green Sandpipers, 5+ Common Sandpipers, 2+ Turtle Doves, 35+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Monday, 26 July

Paxton Pits - 7 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, 11 Ringed Plovers, 9+ Little Egrets, 23+ Whimbrels over (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - COMMON SCOTER, juv Mediterranean Gull, 3 ad Turnstones, Sanderling, 14 Common Sandpipers, 11 Little Egrets, 2 ad Arctic Terns, Hobby, 45+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington)

Monday, 26 July 2010

Sunday, 25 July

Grafham Water - Turnstone on dam, Greenshank, 16 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper,14 Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Ruddy Duck, Goldeneye, 6+ Yellow-legged Gull, Redshank (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey Pits - ad Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, Dunlin (Mike Weedon)

Cambridge - Crossbill over Huntingdon Road (Christoph Zockler)

Paxton Pits - 14 Little Egrets, Red Kite, 3+ Buzzards, 1+ Hobby, 6 Common Sandpipers, 33 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Turtle doves (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Saturday, 24 July

Grafham Water - Turnstone, adult on dam with 2 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 10 Little Egret, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull, Snipe (Mark Hawkes)

Kneesworth - Little Owl and Tawny Owl calling south of The Causeway (Alan Pool)

Maxey Pits - Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 8 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Etton Pits - 4 Little Egrets, Greenshank, Green sandpiper (Malcolm Holley)

Eaton Ford - Hobby over (Roger Hughes)

Paxton Pits - 7 Little Ringed Plovers, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Hobbies, 21 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Patient)

Friday, 23 July 2010

Friday, 23 July

Grafham Water - 3 Sanderling & a Dunlin on the dam this afternoon (Colin Addington)

Maxey Pits - 11 Little Egrets, Green Sandpiper (Peter Beesley)

Fowlmere - 3 Green Sandpipers, 16 Whimbrel over (Gavin Ryan)

Paxton Pits - ad sum Mediterranean Gull, Sanderling, 9 Common Sandpipers, 6 Little Ringed Plovers, 7 Little Egrets (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - Hobby over Addenbrooke's (Ed Bullmore)

Thursday, 22 July

Grafham Water - 2nd sum Caspian Gull, adult BLACK-NECKED GREBE, juv Mediterranean Gull, 25+ Yellow-legged Gulls, Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 9+ Little Egrets, 7+ Common Sandpipers, 3 Dunlin, 2+ Yellow Wagtails (Mark Hawkes)

Godmanchester - Peregrine over, 2 Common Sandpipers at the pits (Martin Sreeves)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Wednesday, 21 July

Grafham Water - Turnstone, 4 Common Sandpipers on dam this afternoon (Garth Peacock, Colin Addington)

Tanholt - juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Josh Jones)

Dogsthorpe Tip - 2nd sum Caspian Gull, 6+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Josh Jones)

Maxey Pits - 14 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Hobby (Chris Lines)

Overcote - 10 Whimbrels south along the River Great Ouse 20:15h (Andy Cotton)

Berry Fen - 6 Greenshanks, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Green Sandpipers, 12 Little Egrets (Mike Everett); also 5 Ruff, Marsh Harrier (Jem Holding)

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Tuesday, 20 July

Grafham Water - 2 Whimbrel (Colin Addington)

Southey Woods - 2 Crossbills (Matt Webb)

Abington - Whimbrel and Crossbill over this evening (Colin Kirtland)

Paxton Pits - eclipse Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel and 4 Turnstones headed south, 2 Common Sandpipers, 14 Little Ringed Plovers (Jamie Wells); also Green Sandpiper, 15+ Little Egrets (John Parslow)

Waterbeach - 13 Black-tailed Godwits over north-west 20:30h (Ian Burfield)

Gamlingay Wood - 5 Crossbills (Bob Jarman)

Cambridge - Common Sandpiper over Hemingford Road (Joe Taylor)

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Sunday, 18 July

Grafham Water - Turnstone on dam, Greenshank and Goldeneye in Dudney creek, 13 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 11+ Little Egret, 88+ Common Tern, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull 5+ (Mark Hawkes)

Arrington - Crossbill over (Jim Lawrence)

Fowlmere - 2 Whimbrels over (Ade Cooper)

Saturday, 17 July

Paxton Pits - c.9 Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 9 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 25+ Yellow-legged Gull, 5-6 Turtle Dove (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Black-tailed Godwit in lagoons, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Berry Fen - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 10+ Greenshank, 20+ Redshank, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret, 4 Ruff, 3 Dunlin, c.30 Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh Harrier (Stuart & Jill Elsom; David Heath)

Somersham / Chatteris - Marsh Harrier by by the B1050 (Ben Stephen)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Friday, 16 July

Berry Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 29 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Greenshanks, 9+ Green Sandpipers, 6 Little Egrets, Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfishers (Mark Eaton)

Somersham - fem type Black Redstart in a private garden again (James Pipe)

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Wednesday, 14 July

Paxton Pits - 7 Little Egrets, 6 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove, c.15 Yellow-legged Gulls (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 5 Green Sandpipers, 4 Common Sandpipers, 19 Yellow-legged Gulls in roost, 9 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Somersham - fem type Black Redstart in a private garden (James Pipe)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Tuesday, 13 July

Berry Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 23 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Little Egrets, 5 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, Dunlin, Turtle Dove, Cetti's Warbler, Marsh Harrier (Mark Eaton)

Sutton Gault - Green Sandpiper, Little Owl, Buzzard, Cuckoo (Mark Peck)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sunday, 11 July

Eynesbury - Peregrine over (Mark Hawkes)

Peterborough - 6 Crossbills over towards the Milton Estate (Don Gardener)

Saturday, 10 July

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 11 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Red Kite (Mark Hawkes)

Friday, 9 July 2010

Friday, 9 July

Maxey Pits - 5 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper (Mike Weedon); also 13 Little Egrets and 2 Green Sandpipers along the cut (Richard Astle)

Witcham - Crossbill over west 09:30h (David Hopkins)

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Thursday, 8 July

Maxey Pits - 2 Green Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover, 12 Little Egrets (Richard Astle)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Tuesday, 6 July

Maxey Pits - 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Green Sandpipers (Paul Taylor)

Monday, 5 July 2010

Monday, 5 July

Berry fen - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Greenshanks (Richard Thomas);male BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 2 Green Sandpipers, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, Cetti's Warbler (Duncan McNiven)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Sunday, 4 June

Berry Fen - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, 4 Avocets, Cetti's Warbler, fem Marsh Harrier (Dincan McNiven)

Grafham Water - Sandwich Tern off Mander CP at 05.10h, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Little Egret, Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Saturday, 3 July

Berry Fen - 9+ Little Egrets, Avocet, 2+ Little Ringed Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, (Peter Herkenrath)

Friday, 2 July 2010

Friday, 2 July

Grafham Water - COMMON SCOTER from Mander CP this morning (Colin Addington)

Maxey Pits - 7 Green Sandpipers (Mike Weedon)

Hemingford Grey - Bar-tailed Godwit over (Mike Everett)

Berry Fen - 27 Little Egrets, 2 Avocets, pair of Garganey, Curlew, 40 Black-tailed Godwits, Green Sandpiper (Mark Eaton)

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Thursday, 1 July

Berry Fen - 22 Black-tailed Godwits,Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (Owen Marks)

Ferry Meadows - fem Ruddy Shelduck on Overton (Paul Taylor)

Fowlmere - Green Sandpiper, Red Kite over, Cetti's Warbler singing near Drewer Hide (Mike Foley)

Paxton Pits - 3 Little Egrets, 2 Curlews, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells)

Wednesay, 30 June

Paxton Pits - 3 Little Egrets, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpipers, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 6 Little Egrets, 6 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Green Sandpipers, Oystercatcher (Mark Hawkes)