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.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Thursday, 22 March

Guyhirn - 4 Common Cranes opposite Chill Out cafe 06:15h, but distant (John Saunders)

Thorney - GREAT GREY SHRIKE showing very well by the first roundabout (coming from Peterborough) on the Thorney bypass c.12:40h (Brian Stone)

Witcham Gravel - male and fem Hen Harrier to the north-east this morning (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes, Chain Corner -  2 Hen Harrier nearby (Ben Green)

Paxton Pits - Brent Goose, fem RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, Little Ringed Plover, fem Wheatear, 6 Smew (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - Woodcock, Short-eared Owl, 5 singing Cetti's Warblers. Also ringtail Hen Harrier at Wicken village, Merlin and ringtail Hen Harrier at Fidwell Fen (Gavin Paterson)

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