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.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tuesday, 17 ASpril

Elton - Osprey flew south along the River Nene 15:45h (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - 5 Arctic Terns off Mander CP 16:00h (Dean Harlow); peak counts of 26 CommonTern and 21 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward); Osprey over in the evening (as per

Ferry Meadows - c.10 Arctic Terns c.13:30h (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - at least one Arctic Tern, 4 White Wagtails, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Martin Davis, Mark Ward, Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - Bittern, 9 Cetti's Warbler, Wheatear, 4 Marsh Harrier (Colin Kirtland)

Cherry Hinton East Pit NR - fem REDSTART (Iain Webb)

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