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, 19 February 2012

Sunday, 19 February

Ouse Fen - GLOSSY IBIS flew in from north, circled phase 1 before heading off over Over village heading towards Fen Drayton Lakes, ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, Merlin (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on Pumphouse Pit, Short-eared Owl, 15 Smew, 12 Goosander (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - 4 White-fronted Geese on Upware side of the river, 17 Whooper and 9 Bewick's Swans in nearby sugar beet field (David and Jon Heath); Spotted Redshank 15:45h (Carlos Davies)

Eye Green LNR - Scaup (Stuart Pedley)

Woodwalton Fen - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL,  2 Mealy Redpoll amongst up to 100 Lesser Redpoll (Richard Patient)

Nene Washes - 11+ Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (Steve Dudley); Tundra Bean Goose (Mike Weedon, Will Bowell)

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