Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Wednesday, 30 November

Ferry Meadows - fem Goosander on Overton still (Mike Wilson); White-fronted Goose (Matt Webb)

Grafham water - 2 ad & 3 juv Bewick's Swans off Dudney Bay 15:40h (David Hollin)

Stanley Park, Peterborough - ad Peregrine (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 redhead Smew on More lake (John Le Gassick)

River Nene, Peterborough - Bittern reported 

Burwell fen - 5+ Short-eared Owls, Little Owl, Stonechat (James Hanlon)

Dogsthorpe - 8 Cranes to south of A47 (Anthony Fenn)

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tuesday, 29 November

Ferry Meadows - ad European White-fronted Goose, redhead Goosander still (Brian Stone)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Monday, 28 November

Cambourne - Short-eared Owl 09:15h (Louise Bacon)

Ferry Meadows - Goosander on Overton lake (Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owls (Dave Palmer)

Alconbury Weston - 5 Short-eared Owls (Bill Simmonds)

Grafham Water - juv Shag still, redhead Goosander (Richard Allison)

Cambridge - Peregrine along Hills Road (Mrs Scoffin)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday, 27 November

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER, Smew, Red-crested Pochard, Shag, 6 Goosander, 3 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Cam WAshes - 18 White-fronted Geese still in grassy field on the Upware side of the river (Jon and David Heath)

Cambourne - 2 Short-eared Owls, male Merlin (Rob Spragg)

Waterbeach Fen - Peregrine, 18 Corn Bunting, 5 Grey Partridge (Gavin Paterson)

Fen Drayton - 2 red-headed Smew still at Moore Lake, 5 Dunlin, a snipe and a LITTLE STINT (c/o Neil Renwick); 2 Short-eared Owl (Andy Massey)

Caldecote - Merlin over (Elliot and Richard Hook)

Wimpole Hall - 4+ Short-eared Owls between the hall and Great Eversden (Chris Bowden)

Ferry Meadows - Goosander (Don Gardener)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, ringtail Hen Harrier (Richard Allison)

Barleycraft - male Smew (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 26 November

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER, Grey Plover over, Yellow Wagtail, juv Shag, 2 Smew, 7 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 19 Little Egret, Ruddy Duck, 6 Goosander, 16 Siskin (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin, Chris Shurlock).

Paxton Pits - 1-2 Smew, Goosander (Neal Parkin, Jamie Wells)

Wicken / Soham - Merlin low over fields between Wicken and Soham (Peter Bircham)

Fen Drayton - 2 red-headed Smew, Green Sandpiper (Neil Renwick)

Friday, 25 November 2011

Friday, 25 November

Swaffham Prior Fen - RAVEN over south-west (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl, ringtail Hen Harrier (Dave Palmer); c.3000 Golden Plover (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Tubney Fen - 8 Whooper Swan (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Ferry Meadows - White-fronted Goose still (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - 3 juv VELVET SCOTER still, juv Shag, 14 Little Egret, 4 Goosander, Green Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Grey Wagtail (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington)

Alconbury - Short-eared Owl, Red Kite (Jeff Harrison)

Cam Washes - 24 White-fronted Geese, very wary and diffiuclt to view without disturbing them (Jon & David Heath)

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)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Wednesday, 23 November

Ferry Meadows - European White-fronted Goose stil, Grey Wagtail (Brian Stone)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, juv Hen Harrier (Richard Thomas)

Alconbury - 4 Short-eared Owls, Hen Harrier along Globe Lane (Jeff Harrison)

Ousw Washes - 19 Cranes north-east over Four Balls Farm 15:50h, ad fem Peregrine, also 13 White-fronted Geese, c.65 Black-tailed Godwits, 13 Ruff near Pymore Railway Bridge  (Owen Marks)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 redhead Smew, Bittern, also 3 Short-eared Owls south of Far Fen Lake (Andy Cotton)

Nene Washes - 2000+ Golden Plover, 2000+ Lapwing, 15 Whooper Swans, Short-eared Owl, 10+ Kestrels (Don Gardener)

Devil's Dyke - Crossbill over at Swaffham Prior (Iain Webb)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Tuesday, 22 November

Ferry Meadows - European White-fronted Goose stil, also Merlin (Chris Park)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Monday, 21 November

Mare Way - Short-eared Owl (Clive Sinclair)

Ferry Meadows - European White-fronted Goose still (Mike Weedon)

Alconbury - ringtail Hen Harrier still (Matthew Rodgers); also 2 Short-eared Owls reported

Grafham Water - 3 juv VELVET SCOTER, 6 Goosander, juv Shag, 20+ Lesser Redpoll (Mark Hawkes)

Wilbraham Fen - Peregrine, 2 Barn Owls (Bob Jarman)

Ouse Washes - 13 White-fronted Geese, 1964 Lapwing, 1023 Golden Plover, Grey Plover, 63 Ruff, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, 3 Barn Owl, 5 Short-eared Owl, 4 Stonechat (Mike Burdekin)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Sunday, 20 November

Ferry Meadows - European White-fronted Goose still in with Greylags in field bordered by Nene Valley Railway (Mike Weedon)

Cam Washes - 3 Short-eard Owls (Jonathan & David Heath)

Mare Way - Merlin (Mike Crosby)

Saturday, 19 November

Cam Washes - 7 White-fronted Geese, 2 Short-eared Owls (Jon and David Heath)

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER, juv Shag,  Goosander (Jamie Wells); Short-eared Owl (David Hollin)

Paxton Pits - 3 redhead Smew, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Alcolnbury - 5 Short-eared Owls (Matthew Rogers)

Fen Drayton - 2 redhead Smew, 7 Little Egret, 4 Water Rail, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and 2 Cetti's Warblers (Colin Kirtland)

Wilbraham Fen - Barn Owl, Merlin, ring-tail Hen Harrier (Saimon Clark)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 20 Corn Bunting (Jeff Stenning, Andrew Maddocks)

Burwell Fen - 6 Short-eared Owl 6, 500 Golden Plover (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Tubney Fen - 6 Whooper Swan (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Cambourne - 3 Short Eared Owls above Whomping Willow Lake (Jonathan Hook)

Nene Washes - 8 COMMON CRANE from Eldernell car park, 12+ Short-eared Owl between Bassenhally and March Farmers, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl (Steve Dudley)

Mare Way - 6 Short-eared Owls, Little Owl (Mike Crosby)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Friday, 18 November

Ferry Meadows - ad European White-fronted Goose with a flock of Greylags just west of the river along the railway line just after it crosses the river (Brian Stone)

Farcet Fen - male Hen harrier over west 11:55h (Steve Dudley)

Kimbolton - ad KITTIWAKE over towards Grafham Water 15:50h (Andy plumb)

Alconbury - ringtail Hen Harrier along Globe Lane 09:30h (Jem Holding)

Burwell Fen - 9 Short-eared Owls (Les Bunyan)

Little Wibraham - Merlin reported 

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER from Mander CP 13:15h (as per

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 redhead Smew (Jacqui Miller)

Ferry Meadows - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, White-fronted Goose (Malte Busch)

Burwell Fen - 12 Short-eared Owls, 2 Barn Owls, 4 Water Rails, 4 Cetti's Warblers (Colin Kirtland); also Merlin (Andrew Balmford)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November

Alconbury Weston - 5 Short-eared Owls to the south-west along Buckworth Road, also Short-eared Owl near along Globe Lane, Alconbury (Nigel Sprowell)

Great Shelford - 6 Crossbills over south (Iain Webb)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November

Alconbury - BRENT GOOSE in fields along Globe Lane, south-west of the village, 12:55h. Also fem Hen Harrier (John Lindsell, Matthew Rodgers); 3 Short-eared Owls (David Hollin)

Milton CP - redhead Goosander, 65 Gadwall, 2 Kingfisher (Colin Kirtland)

Eldernell - 6 Short-eared Owls, Cetti's Warbler west of CP (Joe Taylor); Cetti's Warbler east of CP towards March Farmers (Nick Mudge)

Monday, 14 November 2011

Monday, 14 November

Milton CP - redhead Goosander on Dickerson's Pit (David Heath, Jeff Stenning)

Alconbury - 4 Short-eared Owls, ringtail Hen Harrier (David Hollin); a further 2 Short-eared Owls (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 redhead Smew, 3000+ Starlings at roost; also Short-eared Owl nearby (Andy Cotton)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl, Merlin (Tim Dee)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - redhead Smew (Sarah Howlett)

St Neots - 3 Crossbill over Riverside Park (Richard Bashford)

Sutton Gault - 3 Curlew, 2 Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit (Mark Peck)

Grafham Water - 7 Red crested Pochards in Valley creek (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, 3 Bewick Swans, 13 Whooper Swans, 2 Pink-footed Geese (David & Jonathan Heath)

Alconbury - 6 Short-eared Owls, female Hen Harrier, 3 Red Kite (Mark Ward, Mark Hawkes et al.)

Paxton Pits - 2 redhead Smew (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fem - 11+ Short-eared Owls (Hugh Venables); also Merlin (Andrew Knights) and 3 Barn Owls in the area (Simon Phelps)

Nene Washes - 8 Cranes, Merlin, 3 Short-eared Owls, c.50 Bewick's Swans (Howard Butler); 6+ Short-eared Owls, Barn Owl, Peregrine at Eldernell (Mike Weedon); 10+ Short-eared Owls, 2 Barn Owls and Little Owl at March Farmers (Paul Taylor)

Cambridge - 2 Mealy Redpoll in Fanshawe Road (Richard Patient)

Woodwalton Fen - 15+ Mealy Redpoll in flock of 100+ Redpoll spp., 70 Siskins, male Hen Harrier (Richard Patient); Cetti's Warbler (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Brambling (Matt Webb)

Saturday, 12 November

Paxton Pits - adult Caspian Gull, Merlin (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 3 juvenile VELVET SCOTER, juv. Shag, Ruddy Duck, Goosander, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Red-crested Pochard, 26 Pintail (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton - 6000-7000 starlings in the roost flock (Neil Renwick); GREAT WHITE EGRET over (Graham Askew)

Alcolnbury - 5+ Short-eared Owls around the sheep-fields 1/4 mile west of the village on the Woolley Road this afternoon, ringtail Hen Harrier (Stuart Elsom)

Nene Washes - 3 Short-eared owls (Simon Phelps)

Cambridge - WAXWING over Adams Road Sanctuary (Iain Webb)

Beeby's BP - SLAVONIAN GREBE still (Tony Rowe)

Bainton Pits - Cetti's Warbler, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Richard Astle)

Friday, 11 November 2011

Friday, 11 November

Ferry Meadows - redhead Smew briefly (Brian Stone)

Orton BPs - 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES (Paul Taylor)

Thursday, 10 November

Guyhirn - 8 Cranes south of A47 about 1 mile to the west, in field opposite cafe 10:55h (Richard Allison)

Fowlmere - male Mandarin (Mike Foley)

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER still from mander CP 13:00h (as per

Burwell Fen - 8 Short-eared Owls (Richard Allison)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November

Ferry Meadows Country Park - 1st-winter GREY PHALAROPE until 10:00h then flew north (Brian Stone et al).

Grafham Water - 3 VELEVET SCOTER still; fem/imm from Mander car park, 2 juvs (male and female) from Plummer car park (Colin Addington, Mark Hawkes); SLAVONIAN GREBE from Mander car park, 3 Goosander (David Hollin)

St. Neots - 10 White-fronted Geese flew south over Eaton Socon 08:15h (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - fem/imm Smew (per RSPB)

Nene Washes - 8 CRANES, 3 Short-eared Owl, 13 Whooper Swans (Monica & Owen Marks)

Brampton Wood - Crossbill (Vince Lea)

Late news from 6th November:  Alconbury - 3 Short-eared Owls, with 2 still on 7/11 (per

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Tuesday, 8 November

Grafham Water - Imm/fem VELVET SCOTER from fishing lodge until 08:00h at least, also juv Shag and Goosander (Mark Hawkes, David Hollin); Osprey over 11:50h (as per

Ouse Washes - 1862 Whooper Swan, 2 Bewick's Swan 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Mike Burdekin)

Bar Hill - Woodcock nearby (Ken Hook)

Monday, 7 November 2011

Monday, 7 November

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER from fishing lodge 16:30h (David Hollin)

Nene Washes - 8 CRANES reported (Garry)

Tubney Fen - male Hen Harrier, Wheatear (Peter Wells)

Ouse Washes - 116 Whooper Swan, 12 Egyptian Geese, 352 Golden Plover, 5 Ruff, 24 Snipe, 9 Curlew, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, Merlin, 2 Peregrine (as per Mike Burdekin)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over Hollywell Lake car park (as per Neil Renwick); GREAT WHITE EGRET over north-east 11:10h (Richard Patient); Stonechat, Bittern, 4 Goldeneyes, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper also reported (as per Neil Renwick)

Sutton Gault - DOTTEREL opposite the microlite airfield, also Merlin, ad Peregrine (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET south along the Washes (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen -  ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD showing at 11:43h and 12:25h, also 2 ringtail Hen Harriers, Peregrine (Andy Cotton)

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, ad Mediterranenan Gull, Shag, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - 8 Cranes (Tony Lowe, Dave Griffiths and Les Turner)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Merlin, Barn Owl (Saimon Clark)

Stutney - WAXWING over (Duncan Poyser)

Saturday, 5 November

Grafham Water - Mealy Redpoll at south end of dam in silver birches with c.20 Lesser Redpolls (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - 5 COMMON CRANES, up to 3 Hen Harriers, 10+ Short-eared Owls (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (Mark Eaton)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Hen Harrier (Nigel Sprowell)

Burwell Fen - 10+ Short-eared Owls, Hen Harrier, Merlin (Dave Griffiths)

Cambridge Research Park - 8+ Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail (David & Jonathan Heath)

Cam Washes - Merlin (Saimon Clark)

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday, 4 November

Burwell/Adventurer's Fen - 4+ Short-eared Owls, Little Owl, Peregrine over (Les Bunyan); 13+ Short-eared Owls, 3+ Barn Owls (Stuart Elsom); ringtail Hen Harrier (Colin Kirtland)

Tubney fen - 10 Short-eared Owls, male Hen Harrier (David Hollin and John Lindsell)

Nene Washes - 8 Cranes reported, 4 Short-eared Owls at Eldernell (Duncan Ritchie)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, ringtail Hen Harrier (Peter Louden)

Burwell Fen - Peregrine (Peter Louden)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Wednesday, 2 November

Ferry Meadows - 3 Red-crested Pochard on Gunwade Lake (Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Olws (Jeff Harrison)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ringtail Hen Harrier, Bittern, Cetti's Warbler (as per Neil Renwick); fem Goosander, 5 Little Egrets (Andy Cotton)

Haddenham -  male Hen Harrier (Paul Mason)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (Paul Mason); also 2 ringtail Hen Harriers (Duncan Ritchie)

Fowlmere - Water Rail showing well from Drewer Hide (Doug Radford)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November

Burwell Fen - 3+ Short-eared Olws 07:00-08:00h (Kevin Harris); 9+ Short-eared Owls this afternoon, also pair of Barn Owls, Little Owl, male Hen Harrier (James Hanlon)

Haddenham - 3rd win Caspian Gull until 07:35h, juv male Hen Harrier, male Merlin, ad Yellow-legged Gull (as per

Dogsthorpe Tip - 1st win Caspian Gull briefly (Josh Jones)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 2 Hen Harriers, Short-eared Owl, c.500 Golden Plover, Cetti's Warbler (Colin Kirtland)

Nene Washes - 4 Short-eared Owls (Simon Phelps)