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.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Wednesday, 2 May

Roswell Pits, Ely - 3 Turtle Doves, male Garganey on the water meadows, 2 Black Tern, 3 Arctic Tern (Ben Green); male Garganey moved to the Beet Pits (Stuart Sharp)

Earith - 4 Spotted Redshanks, 7 Black-tailed Godwit in fields towards Berry Fen (Mark Eaton)

Wicken Fen - Wood Sandpiper, male Garganey, Greenshank (Chris Boness); Hobby, pair of Garganey (Dave Palmer)

Ferry Meadows - up to 34 Arctic Terns on Gunwade, another 10 on Overton (Mike Weedon, Chris Park); 2 Wheatears (Tony Rowe)

Eldernell - GREAT WHITE EGRET from CP 15:30h but moving east (Mike Wilson)

Lolworth - male Whinchat in a private garden, 2 Whimbrel over, Little Owl, 5 pairs Yellow Wagtail (Vince Lea)

Maxey Pits - male Whinchat (John Saunders); 2 Whimbrel, Wheatear, White Wagtail (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - 4 Black Tern, 12 Arctic Tern, Hobby, Whimbrel (Mike Burdekin)

Witcham Gravel - 112 Bar-tailed Godwit over, ringtail Hen Harrier, Wheatear; also 3 Fieldfares in Witcham village (David Hopkins)

Paxton Pits - 8+ Arctic Tern, 4 Wheatear, 2+ Hobby (Martin Davis); 33+ Arctic Tern, Little Gull briefly, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit,Whimbrel over, 9+ Greenshank, 2 Sanderlin (Mark Ward, Jamie Wells)

Bradley Fen -  imm Shag, White Wagtail (George Walthew)

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