SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS

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: spofl@cambridgebirdclub.org.uk

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, 5 February 2012

Saturday, 4 February

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER from fishing lodge, 1st-winter Shag on dam, 2 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin and Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS between Hill Farm and Savages Creek (Andy Massey); redhead Smew (James Pipe)

Cawdle Fen Way - GREAT GREY SHRIKE perching in bushes along the railway line between the rail bridge over the river and where the 'Ipswich line' joins the Kings Lynn line south of Ely station (Mark Grooms, Andrew Balmford)

Needingworth GP - 11 Smew, Green Sandpiper and 17 Black-tailed Godwits (Mark Eaton)

Cambridge - 12 WAXWINGS at the corner of Bateman St. and Hills Rd. (Paul Pulham)

Cam Washes - Goosander, 25 Little Grebes, Shelduck (David and Jon Heath)

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

Mepal Pit - female SCAUP, 2 Smew (David Hopkins)

Paxton Pits - White-fronted Goose, 12 Barnacle Geese, 13 Smew (Jamie Wells)

Eldernell - 8 COMMON CRANE river bank west of Decoy wood,  2 Tundra Bean Geese (Steve Dudley)

Fowlmere - female Merlin, 7 Lesser Redpoll (Ade Cooper)

Tanholt GP - Sanderling, Green Sandpiper (Josh Jones)

Hartford - male Merlin towards Wyton (James Pipe)

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