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.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Thursday, 24 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4+ Biterns in Holywell Lake reeds (dennis Hall et al.); 2 Short-eared Owls in fields by entrance track (Jacqui Miler); 2 redhead Smew from Coucher Hide (Andy Cotton)

Ferry Meadows - redhead Goosander this morning (Brian Stone)

Little Shelford - Firecrest in conifer hedge near level crossing on Hauxton Road 08:00h, present since dusk last night (Ali Cooper)

Cambourne - Short-eared Owl reported between Crow Hill and Whomping Willow Lake (Martin Leader)

Ouse Washes - ad fem Peregrine, 20 White-fronted Geese, c.600 Whooper Swans (Jonathan Taylor and Owen Marks)

Cam Washes - 6 White-fronted Geese on the Upware side, Peregrine (Jon & David Heath)

Alconbury - 2 Short-eared Owls but distant, Peregrine (Mike Everett)

Burwell Fen - 5 Short-eared Owls, c.3000 Golden Plover (Dave Palmer)

Ouse Fen - 2 Hen Harriers, fem Peregrine (Mark Eaton)

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