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, 30 November 2012

Friday, 30 November

Grafham Water - 2 COMMON SCOTER off Mander (Richard Patient)

WAXWINGS today: 25+ Haddenham; 10 on Burrell Road, St. Ives; 2 Buckden; 21 Trumpington; 12 on Brimley Road, Cambridge; 13 on Kings Grove, Barton; 4 Little Paxton;

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Thursday, 29 November

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Baker's Fen - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 2 Barn Owl (Giles Merritt)

Milton CP - fem Goosander (David Heath)

Grafham Water - 7 Goosander, 65 Goldeneye, 2 Green Sandpiper (Richard Palmer)

Milton - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL over the tip, 3 Caspian Gull, 15+ Yellow-legged Gull (James Hanlon)

Witcham Gravel - 1st win fem RING OUZEL, Water Pipit (David Hopkins)

WAXWINGS today: 3 Fowlmere Road/Newton Road junction; Milton Road, Cambridge; 10+ West Cambridge site; 60+ Elton Furze; 1 Ferry Meadows; 78 Oakington, 1 Witcham Gravel, 5 Longthorpe

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wednesday, 28 November

Wicken - ringtail Hen Harrier near the village this morning (Ian and Shiela Dickerson)

WAXWINGS today: 1 Melbourn, 10 Folksworth, 2 Fenstanton, 16+ Bullock Road/Oundle Road junction by Elton Furze GC

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tuesday, 27 November

Nene washes - Yellow Wagtail, 70 Pink-footed Geese over (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - Woodcock, 50+ Goldeneye (Martin Davis)

WAXWINGS today: 17 University's West Cambridge site, 16 Burrell Road St. Ives

Monday, 26 November 2012

Monday, 26 November

WAXWINGS today: 32 Oakington, 4+ Grafham Water Mander CP, Morborne Hill, 20+ University's West Cambridge site

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday, 25 November

Paxton Pits - ad Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Milton - Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

Swaffham Prior - 1+ Short-eared Owl, 2+ Barn Owl in the area (Chris Went)

WAXWINGS today:  6 Cambridge, 35+ Oakington, Histon, 3 Little Paxton, Barton, c.16 Bretton, 30 Madingley

Saturday, 24 November

Riverside Park, St Neots - c.30 WAXWING over (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - Whimbrel, 2 Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes)

Oakington - c.20 WAXWING in large trees near turning for Cherry Orchard (David Heath)

Little Shelford - 11 WAXWING in gardens at Whittlesford end of village (Ali Cooper)

Ouse Washes, Earith -  1+ Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat (Mark Eaton)

Hauxton - FIRECREST in private garden (Norman De'Ath)

March Farmers - Water Pipit, 250+ Whooper Swan, c.15 Bewick's Swan, ad Peregrine, 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday, 23 November

Ferry Meadows CP - BLYTH'S REED WARBLER (Roy Norris)

Peterborough - 3 WAXWING Holywell Way/Longthorpe Tower area this morning (Mike Weedon)

Oakington - WAXWING (Richard Jones)

Eldernell - 4500 Golden Plover, 24 Ruff, Peregrine, 5 Crane; 8 further Crane at Redgate Farm opposite Chill Out cafe (Jonathan Taylor)

Yaxley - c.25 WAXWING but very mobile (Andy Frost)

Cottenham - male Hen Harrier over Long Drove (Simon Stirrup)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Thursday, 22 November

Peterborough - c.50 WAXWING opposite St. Botolph's Church on Thorpe Road 09:00h (Mike Weedon)

Whittlesey - 23+ WAXWING west over Bundy's Pit, by Turningtree Road near Lattersey Hill, 08:25h (Steve Dudley)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November

Farcet Fen - Brambling, Woodcock (Steve Dudley)

Ferry Meadows - WAXWING (Matt Webb)

A14 - 2 WAXWINGS over west near Devil's Dyke (Iain Webb)

Cambridge - c.24 WAXWING at Cambridge University Rugby ground on Grange Road (Bob Jamran)

Tuesday, 20 November

Ferry Meadows - pair of Goosander, 95 Golden Plover over (Mike Weedon)

Bretton - 2 WAXWING over (Don Gardener)

Monday, 19 November

Grafham Water - 2+ WAXWING at Plummer CP (Colin Addington)

Brampton - RED-NECKED GREBE on River Ouse c.400 metres upstream of Godmanchester lock (as per Ian Hellary)

Eldernell - 2 Crane, c.1500 Golden Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Ouse Washes RSPB - pair of Stonechat, Peregrine (Gavin Paterson)


Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunday, 18 November

Grafham Water - Bearded Tit, 2 Bewick's Swans, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Water Rails, Woodcock (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden Pits - Whooper Swan ( Andrew Tongue)

Devils Dyke - WAXWING along Newmarket Racecourse section (Louise Bacon, Vince Lea)

Fowlmere - 17 WAXWINGS on reserve before flying off south east, Bearded Tit, Barn Owl and the partial albino Water Rail still on show from reedbed hide (Ade Cooper)

Nene Washes - 2 Crane, 23 Whooper Swan, Short-eared Owl (Duncan Ritchie); 3 Crane, 32 Whooper Swan (John Saunders)

Paxton Pits - Jack Snipe (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - Cetti's Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 10 Corn Bunting (Gavin Paterson); c.4000 Golden Plover (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Green Sandpiper (Gavin Paterson); 2 Caspian Gull at Ferry Lagoon roost (Richard Thomas); 2 Kingfisher, Barn Owl, also fem Merlin near the village (Piero Visconti)

Southey Wood - 25 Crossbill (Matt Webb)

Ferry Meadows - Woodcock, 2 Tawny Owl (Don Gardener)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Saturday, 17 November

Grafham Water - RING OUZZEL, 2 Bewick's SWans, Goosander, Green Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - 5 Short-eard Owls, ringtail Hen Harrier (Gavin Paterson)

Eastrea - GREAT WHITE EGRET still present opposite Wypemere Farm (John Saunders)

Nene Washes - 3 Crane, Water Pipit at March Farmers (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday, 16 November

Eastrea - GREAT WHITE EGRET opposite Wypemere Farm again this morning, view from single track drove signed from Beggars Bridge (Steve Dudley); still present 14:00h (John Attwell); still present 15:50h (Steve Dudley)

Peterborough - 15 WAXWING on Fengate (Brian Stone)

Cambridge - WAXWING over near Windsor Road this morning (Christoph Zockler)

Eltisley - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker over B1040 near junction with A428 this morning (Mark Eaton)

Milton Tip - 1st win Caspian Gull, a few Yellow-legged Gull (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November

Eastrea - GREAT WHITE EGRET on edge of ploughed field south east of the villge, north of Wype Farm at TL307964 to 13.40h at least (Charlie Kitchin); still opresent 15:50h (Steve Dudley)

St. Neots - Curlew over (Mark Hawkes)

Peterborough - 12 WAXWING on Fengate (Scott Bailey)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Curlew over, Short-eared Owl over, 2 Sonechat, Kingfisher (Mike Everett)

Grunty Fen - Short-eared Owl (Jake Allsop)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Bearded Tit (Simon Phelps)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wednesday, 14 November

Peterborough - 20+ WAXWING in the Boongate, Newark Road, Padholme Road East triangle 10.30h, though flighty (Tina Lindsay)

Butt Lane - 2 Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull in the large flock present west of the A10 today (Dick Newell) 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Tuesday, 13 November

Peterborough - 63 WAXWING opposite Activity World on Fengate 07:50h (Mike Weedon)

Morborne Hill - WAXWING on the western side (Richard Jones)

RAF Brampton - 10 WAXWING (Andrew Gardener)

Cambridge - fem Goosander on the River Cam just downstream of Elizabeth Way bridge 15:00h (Roger Cresswell)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Monday, 12 November

Peterborough - c.20 WAXWING around Fengate Caravan Park (Howard Butler); 28 WAXWING feeding on Rowan at Newey & Eyre opposite Activity World just up from McDonald's and Homebase (Brian Stone)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunday, 11 November

Grafham Water - 2 adult Bewick's Swans still in Savages creek this morning, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Eldernell - 13 WAXWINGS, 9 Crane between Eldernell and Bassenhally in groups of 2, 3 and 4 (Steve & Liz Dudley)

Mepal - single WAXWING associating with Redwings in the hedge near the old bridge that crosses the New Bedford river, north of the Three Pickerels (Rob Partridge)

Wicken Fen - 2 WAXWINGS at the western end alongside the Lode, 3 Cetti's Warblers, c.8 Lesser Redpolls, Bearded Tits heard (Monica and Owen Marks); 2 Short-eared Owl (Michael Holdsworth)

Fen Drayton - Bittern, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Redpoll (Hugh Venables)

Woodwalton Fen - FIRECREST, Hen Harrier (Richard Patient)

Elton - 2 RAVEN over (Brian Stone)

Helpston - 2 WAXWINGS over (Richard Astle)

Southery Wood - 4 Crossbills (Matt Webb)

Spaldwick - Long-eared Owl (Michael Holdsworth)

Eynesbury Pocket Park - Cetti's Warbler (Richard Bashford)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Saturday, 10 November

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swans from Valley creek hide (Colin Addington)

Ouse Fen - juv AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with c.2000 Golden Plover, Merlin (Richard Thomas); Peregrine, Merlin, Short-eared Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier (Ricky Whelan)

Little Shelford - ringtail Hen Harrier over (Ali Cooper)

Tubney Fen - 2 Short-eared Owls, Little Owl (Les Bunyan)

Nene Washes - Long-eared Owl, 2 juv Swallow, Peregrine, 10 Bewick's Swan (Matt Webb); Bearded Tits calling, 5 Stonechat (Mike Weedon); 5 Crane, c.200 Whooper Swan, c.1000 Golden Plover (Mark Eaton)

Friday, 9 November

Earith - WAXWINGS over, 8 Ruff on the floods between Earith and Berry Fen (Mark Eaton)

Cambridge - 8 Barnacle Geese in field south of Coton footpath (Hugh Venables)

Tubney Fen - 2 Short-eard Owl, Barn Owl, Little Owl, 300+ Golden Plover (Les Bunyan)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thursday, 8 November

Ferry Meadows - RAVEN over Heron Meadow (Chris Park); WAXWING over (Howard Butler)

Peterborough - groups of 4, 5 & 14+ WAXWING over Stanley Park, Broadway (Brian Stone)

Girton - FIRECREST  (Rob Pople)

Waterbeach - 17 waxwings on the telegraph wires about 3/4's of the way down Long Drove (Aidan Keogh)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wednesday, 7 November

Ferry Meadows - 6+ WAXWINGS over (Matt Webb)

Peterborough - 2 WAXWINGS over Broadway (Matt Webb)

Haddenham - 4 WAXWINGS in Station Road (Ian Dickerson)

Witcham - WAXWING over (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes - from Cradge Bank 2 probable Water Pipit,  hovering Buzzard sp. (Monica & Owen Marks)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tuesday, 6 November

Colne GPs - Rock Pipit (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Washes, Earith - Swallow over south, male Bearded Tit (Mark Eaton)

Nene Washes - 4 WAXWING over west, ringtail Hen Harrier (Jonathan Taylor)

Aldreth - WAXWING heard this morning, not relocated (Simon Stirrup)

Grafham Water - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 2 Short-eared Owl (rarebirdalert.com)

Monday, 5 November

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl late afternoon (Mike Causer)

Cambourne - Short-eared Owl just south-east of Whomping Willow lake 16:15h (Martin Leader)

Wicken Fen - 40 Teal, 200 Wigeon, 168 Shoveler, 114 Gadwall, pair of Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 4 Redpoll (Colin Kirtland)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Sunday, 4 November

Dogsthorpe Tip - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Mike Weedon)

Eldernell - 81 Whooper Swan, 300 Stock Dove (Gavin Paterson)

Morborne Hill - Swallow (Richard Jones)

Grafham Water - Short-eared Owl, 29 Little Egret, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Woodwalton Fen - wing-tagged male Hen Harrier, Woodcock, Bearded Tits (Matt Webb)

Saturday, 3 November

Ouse Fen - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with 4000+ Golden Plover along Long Holme Drove, TL389734 (Richard Thomas)

Southey Woods - 15 Crossbill (Will Bowell)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 RING OUZEL (Richard Patient)

Dogsthorpe Tip - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Josh Jones)

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday, 2 November

Girton - juv GANNET over M11 interchange towards Madingly 14:15h (Darren Frost)

Fowlemere - Bearded Tits calling, 2 Cetti's Warblers heard, 3+ Water Rails (Matt Mellor)

Tubney Fen - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Brambling reported widely over the last couple of weeks. Low single figures only at any location.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Thursday, 1 November

Paxton Pits - ad Mediterrranean Gull, 24 Goldeneye, 2+ Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Sutton Gault - Swallow (John Roote)

Cam Washes - 5 Whooper Swan over, Swallow, Green Sandpiper (Jon and David Heath)