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, 1 May 2012

Tuesday, 1 May

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 2 Black Tern, 3 Wheatear, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Short-eared Owl (Martin Davis); ad POMARINE SKUA, 2 LITTLE TERN, 4 Whimbrel, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern on Gunwade (Mike Weedon); 35 Yellow Wagtails (Matt Webb)

Ouse Washes - pair of Cranes, 2 Whimbrel, 2 male and a female Garganey on the reservoir, Grey Plover over (Mike Burdekin); 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Witcham - Turtle Dove (David Hopkins)

Earith - 4 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Ruff, male Wood Duck in fields towards Berry Fen (Mark Eaton)

Wicken Fen - pair Garganey, Greenshank, Bearded Tit (Gavin Paterson)

Eldernell - GREAT WHITE EGRET still in ditches west of CP (Brian Stone)

Nene Washes - Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Garganey, 30 islandica Black-tailed Godwits, Short-eared Owl (Brian Stone, Will Bowell, Mike Weedon)

Shropshire's Reservoir - Black Tern (Stuart Sharp)

Roswell Pits - 2 Nightingales, Cetti's Warbler (Staurt Sharp)

Cherry Hinton - 3 Wheatears (Bob Jarman)

Caldecote (Hunts) - 7 Fieldfare (Brian Stone)

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