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, 16 January 2011

Saturday, 15 January

Milton Tip - 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, adult Caspian Gull, 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull (Peter Herkenrath and Dick Newell)

Grafham Water - 17 WAXWINGS at south end of dam, GLAUCOUS GULL in roost (Colin Addington)

Stretham - c.10 Waxwings flew East over Cage Lane (Owen Marks)

Great Chesterford - Hooded Merganser on south side of bridge (Chris Macfarlane)

Ely Beet Pits - female Scaup, Green Sandpiper, 380 swans in neighbouring fields contained mostly Bewick's but a few Whooper (Stuart Sharp)

Peterborough - c.40 WAXWINGS at the junction of Sugar Way at Campaign Avenue (Ben Fraser)

Cambridge, 15 WAXWINGS outside New Hall (Liz Scott)

Bainton Pits - 15 Goldeneyes, 6 Goosanders, 2 Woodcocks (Richard Astle)

Huntingdon - c.50 WAXWINGS (Vic & Brian Cozens) increasing to 70+ birds (Alan & Brenda Wadsworth)

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