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.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Friday, 4 May

Paxton Pits - BLACK-WINGED STILT 13:00h still;  also CURLEW SANDPIPER, Turnstone, Sanderling, 13 Greenshank, 2 Avocet, 4 Wheatear, Hobby (Martin Davis); Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Owen Marks)

Park carefully by sewage works SE of Buckden at Stirtloe. Follow Anglian Water road south and the then east to pumphouse pit, continue along north side of pit/road, then walk carefully down east side of this pit (making sure not to flush birds on flooded field). At south end of pumphouse pit, take muddy track to east and view flooded field from metal gate. This is quite some walk, so allow at least 30 minutes to get there. It seems that the moorings are still under flood.
Please do not walk around other areas of the pits, as they are still run by the quarry company, and be cautious at all times not to flush birds or upset the landowner, as access right here are a subject still being discussed.
Do not park at Diddington.

Maxey Pits - Grey Plover briefly (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Hobby

Cam Washes, Upware - 2 Black Tern, Short-eared Owl (David & Jon Heath)

Beeby's BP - 4 Grey Plovers, Bar-tailed Godwit, White Wagtail, 4 Wheatear (Paul Taylor)

Nene washes - 12 Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, 4 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Avocet, Black Tern, Hen Harrier, 6 Wheatear (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - Whinchat along the dam (Colin Addington & David Hollin); 4 Wheatears, 9 Yellow Wagtails (Duncan Ritchie)

Ouse Washes - 3 COMMON SCOTER (Mark Eaton); 4 Spotted Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 pair of Garganey, 4 Avocets, 14 Arctic Terns over (Paul Harrington)

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