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, 24 July 2011

Saturday, 23 July

Grafham Water - fem Garganey in lagoons, 2 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpiper, Whimbrel over, 2 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover juvenil, 5+ Little Egret, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Long Drove Cottenham - c700 Lesser Black-backed, 4 Yellow-legged gulls Green Sandpiper (Peter Herkenrath)

Fen Drayton - 2/3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers (Neil Renwick)

Fowlmere - 3 CRANES over at 11.45am (Louisa Curnow)

Wicken Fen - 3 CRANES over NW at 2.40pm (per

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