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, 15 April 2011

Friday, 15 April

Ouse Washes RSPB - male BLUE-WINGED TEAL (as per

Brampton - c.30 WAXWINGS on Old Thrapston Road (John Lindsell)

Isleham Water Meadows - Spotted Redshank, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Avocets, 2 Egyptian Geese (David Palmer)

Haddenham and Aldreth Fens - 17 Wheatears, 4 Yellow Wagtails (Paul Mason)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wheatear, Whooper Swan, Nightingale (Richard Palmer); Grasshopper Warbler (Neil Renwick)

Little Shelford - c.15 WAXWINGS over 06:15h (Richard Palmer)

Grafham Water - 12 Yellow Wagtails & 6 White Wagtails on the dam (Richard Palmer)

Comberton -  4 Wheatears at the Countryside Restoration Trust 'Westfield farm' this morning (Vince Lea)

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