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.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Wednesday, 6 April

Grafham Water - SLAVONIAN GREBE in Gaynes Creek 11:15h (Colin Addington); Yellow Wagtail, 8 White Wagtails, fem Wheatear (Dean Harlow)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling 05:45h (Ron Harold); also singing Cuckoo reported

Ferry Meadows - House Martin, 5 Common Terns (Brian Stone, Matt Webb); ad Little Gull on Gunwade Lake c.13:0h (Mike Weedon)

Cambridge - 12 WAXWINGS near the George pub, Girton 08:20h (David Wege); 40 WAXWINGS in Churchill College grounds by Madingley Road this morning (Mike Crosby); 31 WAXWINGS on Herbert Street 17:20h (Rob Law)

Peterborough - white-winged gull, probably ad. ICELAND GULL, over south south-east c.11:35h (Brian Stone)

Ely - 19 WAXWINGS in a private graden in Broad Street (Stuart Sharp)

Kingfishers Bridge - Osprey over north 16:55h (Luke, as per Bruce Martin)

Great Shelford -  45 WAXWINGS south over Wollards Lane (Iain Webb)

Paxton Pits - pair of Goosander, Red-crested Pochard, 7 Common Terns, Cetti's Warbler (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Bradley Fen - Little Gull (Philip Parker)

Wicken Fen - Grasshopper Warbler, 4 roding Woodcock, Green Sandpiper, Tawny Owl (Andrew Knights)

Dry Drayton - male Redstart just south of the village where the bridleway meets Scotland Road (Hugh Venables)

Isleham - 5 Swallows, House Martin, also 22 Avocets at the Water Meadows (Ben Green)

Sutton Gault - ringtail Hen Harrier (Ben Green)

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