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.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Saturday, 24 March

Milton Tip - 1st winter ICELAND GULL, Caspian Gull (Peter Herkenrath)

Monks Wood - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, pair Woodcock, c.20 pairs of Nuthatches  (Richard Broughton)

Grafham Water - 6 Ruff over, 9 Avocets, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Gamlingay Wood - Crossbill over (Julian Young)

Thorney - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present (John Saunders and Chris Orders)

Morborne Hill  - Black Redstart (c/o Birdguides)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Brambling, 2 Sand Martins  (Peter Herkenrath)

Tanholt - Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, White Wagtail (David Chambers)

Nene Washes - Merlin, 4 Marsh Harrier (Gavin Paterson); ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 White Wagtail at Eldernell (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - ad Mediterranean Gull, Short-eared Owl (David Hopkins)

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