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, 28 September 2012

Friday, 28 September

Little Shelford - Firecrest in a private garden (Ali Cooper)

Beeby's BP - Whinchat (Brian Stone)

Ferry Meadows - COMMON SCOTER still present (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - juv Black Tern, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September

Maxey Pits - Little Stint (John Saunders)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart by Overton briefly (Matt Webb); male COMMON SCOTER on Gunwade Lake midday (Paul Taylor); at pontoon end of Gunwade 15:00h (John Saunders)

Rings End - Black Tern, c.100 Golden Plover (Brian Stone, Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 14 Grey Plover over south, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 6 Little Stint, 4 Spotted Redshank (Jonathan Taylor)

Needingworth GPs - Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wednesday, 26 September

Paxton Pits - 2 Grey Plover over, Greenshank, 6 Siskin over (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes RSPB -  PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 6 Little Stint (Mike Burdekin)

Tuesday, 25 September

Sutton Gault - 33 Little Egrets south 18:30h (Mark Peck)

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Monday, 24 September

Paxton Pits - juv Black Tern (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad Mediterranean Gull on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Sunday, 23 September

Paxton Pits - 6 Knot south, Curlew over (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 PECTROAL SANDPIPERS, GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Little Stint, Knot, 9 Spotted Redshank, 5 Curlew, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 8 Whooper Swan, 3 Garganey (Ade Cooper)

Swavesey - Wheatear from guided bus route between the village and Over cutting (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday, 22 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Spoonbill, 9 Spotted Redshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 17 Curlew, 5 Whooper Swan, Arctic Tern (Ian Ellis & Iain Bray); WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 2 PECTROAL SANDPIPERS, 5 SKUA sp. over high south (Ricahrd Patient)

Guyhirn - 2 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Crwon Lakes, Farcet - HONEY BUZZARD over (Kev Wolstencroft)

Paxton Pits - 2 Knot, juv Peregrine, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - fem Mandarin, Curlew (Gavin Paterson)

Tubney Fen - Wheatear (Giles Merritt)

Friday, 21 September 2012

Friday, 21 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS, 3 Spoonbill, 10 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper (rarebirdalert.com).

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Thursday, 20 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS from Churchman's Hide, GREAT WHITE EGRET from Cadbury Hide but distant 11:00h (John Hoppett); 7 Spotted Redshank (James Hanlon)

Grantchester - Wheatear, 26 Mistle Thrush (Mike Foley)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Wednesday, 19 September

Ferry Meadows - Redstart alongside Overton Lake still (Mike Weedon); Hobby, 10 Siskin (Matt Webb)

Over - GANNET past towards Fen Drayton (Richard Bradbury)

Buckden - Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Tuesday, 18 September

Paxton Pits - 17 Little Egrets, juv Whinchat (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart alongside Overton Lake still 09:45h (Mike Wilson)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS from Churchman's Hide, PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Cadbury Hide. Also 11 Garganey, 5 Spotted Redshank, 16 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew (Owen Marks); GREAT WHITE EGRET from Grose Hide early afternoon (Dave Griffiths)

Godmanchester - Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Merlin (Ian Hellary)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Monday, 17 September

Ferry Meadows - 1st yr male Redstart (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes -  4 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 2 Knot, 2 Curlew, Turnstone, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Reshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, also a distant stint species that eluded identification in poor light (Richard Patient)

Sunday, 16 September

Maxey Pits - fem Marsh Harrier (Richard Astle)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 juv PECTORAL SANDPIPERS between Stevens Hide and the railway, GREAT WHITE EGRET, GLOSSY IBIS, 3 Spotted Redshank, 10 Greenshank, 21 Graganey, 2 Wheatear (Ade Cooper)

Grafham Water - SPOONBILL over, 2 Mediterranean Gull (Steve Cooper)

Saturday, 15 September

Ferry Meadows - Garganey on Lynch Laker (Matt Webb); Redstart in Overton Hedge (Howard Butler); probable HONEY BUZZARD over (Matt Webb, Don Gardener)

Ouse Fen - SPOONBILL over 07:15h (Graham Hirons)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL over 07:45h, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank (David & Jonathan Heath)

Foxton - fem Wheatear nearby (Matt Mellor)

Friday, 14 September

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve West)

Foul Anchor - 22 GREAT SKUA past c.16:00h (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Thursday, 13 September

Ferry Meadows - Redstart in Overton Hedge near Roman Point (Matt Webb)

Ouse Washes RSPB - WHITE-RUMMPED SANDPIPER from Kingfisher Hide but spooked by Sparrowhawk 08:50h and not yet relocated, also GREAT WHITE EGRET but distant, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 32 Greenshank, 80+ Little Egret (Stuart Sharp)

Wicken Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen 14:30h (Peter Beesley); Whimbrel 19:15h (Andrew Hannaford)

Little Downham - Osprey over 13:50h (Peter Wilkinson)

Gamlingay Wood - Peregrine to the south (Mark Thomas, Chris Bowden)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Wednesday, 12 September

Ouse Washes - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Matthew Mellor)

Haddenham Fen - 2 Whinchat (Paul Mason)

Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen still 18:00h (Ade Cooper)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Tuesday, 11 September

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS briefly when put up by a Marsh Harrier, ad WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (John Hoppett); GREAT WHITE EGRET, juv Little Gull over (Mike Burdekin); SPOONBILL, 52 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, Turnstone, 9 Spotted Redshank, Little Stint, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 13 Garganey (Jonathan Taylor); 25 Greenshank (Colin Kirtland)

Wicken Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Richard Palmer)

Paxton Pits - 2 Greenshank, Hobby, Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Farcet Fen - Cuckoo, Whinchat (Steve Dudley)

Monday, 10 September 2012

Monday, 10 September

Ouse Washes - ad WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, SPOONBILL, 11 Spotted Redshank, 18 Greenshank, 3 juv Curlew Sandpiper, Turnstone (Lee Evans)

Peterborough - Osprey over Moument Street 11:00h (Tina Lindsay)

Paxton - Whinchat along western fence of Boughton Lodge Farm (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - Peregrine over Castle Hill 17:20h (Robb Spragg)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sunday, 9 September

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL, GLOSSY IBIS, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 2+ COMMON CRANES (Mark Hawkes); 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Spotted Redshank, Turnstone, 6 Curlew, 2 Peregrine, Hobby, 80+ Little Egret (Ade Cooper); 9 Garganey (Mark Eaton)

 Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER still on Baker's Fen, 4 Green Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 7 Garganey, 3 Hobby (Richard Patient)

Eldernell - 5 Crane, 7 Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Saturday, 8 September

Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER still on Baker's Fen (Paul Pulham)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL, GLOSSY IBIS, Knot, Hobby, 3 Wheatears, Whinchat, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER from the Kingfisher hide (Richard Patient); 11 Greenshank, 37 Ruff, 7 Spotted Redshank, Turnstone, Kingfisher (Gavin Paterson); Curlew Sandpiper (Duncan McNiven)

Cambridge - GLOSSY IBIS south along river Cam at Queens College (rarebirdalert)

Eldernell - 8 Greenshank  (Matt Webb)


Friday, 7 September 2012

Friday, 7 September

Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen, 3 Hobby, 3 Green Sandpiper (Colin Kirtland)

Grafham Water - 60+ Yellow Wagtails on the dam (Mark Hawkes); Osprey reported 

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, Osprey over 17:00h, 2 Crane (Chris Brown)

Thursday, 6 September

Wicken Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen, 74 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Maddocks, Jeff Stenning)

Fowlmere - Merlin, Kingfisher (as per Mike Foley)

Ouse Washes, Eairth - 89 Yellow Wagtails (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Mark Eaton)

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September

Paxton Pits - Nuthatch, Hobby (Martin Davis); Turnstone briefly, 2 Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Crossbill (Chris Park)

Fowlmere - Merlin (Ade Cooper)

Wimpole Hall - fem/imm Redstart, Kingfisher, Mandarin, 3 Gadwall (Mike Crosby)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL, 30+ Greenshank, juv Peregrine (Mark Eaton); also GLOSSY IBIS, PURPLE HERON, 5 Spotted Redshank, 2 Turnstone (Brendan Doe, Bruce & Gwen Martin)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Tuesday, 4 September

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, PURPLE HERON, SPOONBILL from Kimgfisher and Grose Hides still (Mike Burdekin)

Godmanchester - Peregrine over 17:40h (Ian Hellary)

Ely Beet Pits - Bittern, Hobby (Stuart Sharp)

Fowlmere - Merlin (Dave Hatton et al.)

Monday, 3 September 2012

Monday, 3 September

Crown Lakes, Farcet - juv Redstart, Turtle Dove, Hobby (Steve Dudley)

Cambourne - Peregrine over (Iain Web)

Fowlmere - male Redstart, Green Sandpiper over, Barn Owl, Cetti's Warbler (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, SPOONBILL, 4 Garganey, 9 Spotted Redshank, 28 Greenshank (Coiln Kirtland)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sunday, 2 September

Eldernell - 2 Greenshank, 4 Turtle Dove, juv Hobby (Marie Barton)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS and PURPLE HERON still present,  Knot, 3Spotted Redshank, 43 Garganey, 35 Ruff, 16 Greenshank, 2 Hobby, 18 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 160+ Little Egret (Mark Hawkes); also Wood Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank from The Gravel northwards to the trees (Monica and Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - 9 Wimbrel over reserverecorded in visitor book, Hobby Siskin (Martin Davis)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Saturday, 1 September

Paxton Pits - juv SPOONBILL feeding on 3rd island out from south west corner of Pumphouse Pit, Greenshank (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS and PURPLE HERON still present, Tree Pipit, Knot, 11 Spotted Redshank, 32 Garganey, 5 Green Sandpiper, 98+ Ruff, 22 Greenshank, Hobby, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Barnacle Geese, 70+ Yellow Wagtail, 233 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - Peregrine, Wood Sandpiper (Mark Peck)

Nene Washes - Osprey on Eldernell Pit (Steve Dudley)