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.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Tuesday, 31 December

Milton Tip - 2 juv GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Cooper)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Black Swan of unknown origin (Paul Gallagher)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Colin Addington); LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 Common Scoter, Smew (per Rarebirdalert); Bittern in lagoons (Roy Langford)

Fen Drayton lakes - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF but still silent, Shag, redhead Goosander, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Caspian Gull, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Thomas)

Trundle Mere - 4 Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl (Audrey & Gwyn Williams)

Monday, 30 December 2013

Monday, 30 December

Paxton Pits - Shag, 3 Scaup, 3 redhead Smew, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Goosander, 2 Kingfisher (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, Shag, Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Ruff (Ade & Steve Cooper)

Grafham Water - juv GLAUCOUS GULL, ad Mediterranean Gull in roost (per Rarebirdalert)


Sunday, 29 December

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 3 redhead Smew, Red-crested Pochard, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, c.80 Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, Hooded Crow, Short-eared Owls, Hen Harrier  (Steve Dudley)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owls (Giles Merritt)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Shag at Ferry Lagoon still (Jeremy Lindsell)

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Saturday, 28 December

Paxton Pits - juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 4 redhead Smew, pair Pintail, Red-creasted Pochard, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Judith Dunkling), also 7 Short-eared Owls, Hooded Crow (Steve Dudley)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Andrew Tongue)

Fen Drayton - Shag on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Tanholt Tip - ICELAND GULL (Josh Jones)

Thursday, 26 December

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 4 Short-eared Owls (Matt Mellor)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - Shag on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Patient)

Monday, 23 December 2013

Monday, 23 December

Paxton Pits - 2 Scaup, Red-crested Pochard, Brambling (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December

Paxton Pits - 3 redhead Smew, 2 Shelduck (Andrew Tongue)

Grafham Water - fem Long-tailed Duck, (John Lindsell, and David Hollin); 2 Bewick's Swans (Mark Hawkes); fem VELVET SCOTER, 10 Goosander (Richard Patient and Mark Ward)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St.George's church (Chris Went)

Saturday, 21 December

Paxton Pits - 3 Smew, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper (Andrew Tongue)

Grafham Water - fem Long-tailed Duck, 5 Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - 1st W GLAUCOUS GULL still in Ferry Lagoon roost (Richard Thomas)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December

Ferry Meadows - 1+ Mealy Redpoll with Lesser Redpoll flock (Mike Weedon)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 5 Short-eared Owl (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - 2 Whooper Swan, 5 redhead Smew, Jack Snipe (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Wednesday, 18 December

Tubney Fen - c.2000 Starling dusk assembly and roost flock, hunted by Kestrel, Peregrine & 2 Sparrowhawk (Nick & Jan Davies, Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Maxey - 15 Goosander on small lake to west of village, 2 more on Woodgate Lane slurry pit (Mike Weedon)

Tuesday, 17 December

Wicken Fen - 3 Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, Cetti's Warbler (Colin Kirtland)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Monday, 16 December

Grafham Water - imm. GLAUCOUS GULL in roost from fishing lodge (Colin Addington)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sunday, 15 December

Brownshill Stuanch - pair of RAVENS (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Ruddy Duck, Peregrine, Scaup, 5 red head Smew, 2 Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - juv VELVET SCOTER, LONG_TAILED DUCK, 5 Goosander, 192 Goldeneye, 28 Siskin (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin, Chris Shurlock); 1st win Caspian Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward); ad Mediterranean Gull (Andrew Tongue)

Needingworth GPs - 6 redhead Smew (Mark Eaton)

Wicken Fen - 2 amle & 2 fem Hen Harrier (Matt Mellor)

Saturday, 14 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv VELVET SCOTER on Draton Lagoon, 5 red head Smew (Hugh Venables); 1st W GLAUCOUS GULL on Ferry Lagoon, Ruddy Duck (Judith Dunkling)

Grafham Water - 1st W fem Long-tailed Duck, Scaup (per Rarebirdalert.com)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - 2 Scaup, 5 redhead Smew, Ruddy Duck, Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - c.3500 Golden Plover, 53 Ruff (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 13 December 2013

Friday, 13 December

Grafham Water - VELVET SCOTER still (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew, Black-tailed Godwit, c.50 Golden Plover over (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thursday, 12 December

Ferry Meadows - 2+ Mealy Redpoll with Lesser Redpolls (Matt Webb)

Cambridge - Peregrine hunting over market square area (Matt Mellor)

Grafham Water - VELVET SCOTER from Mander CP (Colin Addington)

Wednesday, 11 December

Paxton Pits - fem Smew, fem Ruddy Duck, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December

Holme - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at the village level crossing, 45+ Redpoll sp. along Long Drove, off B660 (Steve Dudley)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Monday, 9 December

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine over the city (Jonathan Heath)

Paxton Pits - 4 redhead Smew (Martin Davis)

Haddenham/Aldreth fen - c.1500 Lapwing, c.3500 Golden Plover off Adventurer's Drove (Paul Mason)

Fowlmere - fem Merlin between the reserve and Manor Farm this morning (Doug Radford)

Sunday, 8 December

Grafham water - juv VELVET SCOTER, 1st win fem LONG-TAILED DUCK, 9 Goosander, ad ICELAND GULL (Mark Hawkes); juv GLAUCOUS GULL, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - 4 redhead Smew, male Ruddy Duck (Jamie Wells)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 3 Short-eared Owl (Howard Butler et al.)

Castor Hanglands - 3 RAVEN, 4 Woodcock, 3 Tawny Owl (Matt Webb)

Waterbeach Fen - Hen Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 8+ Little Egret (David Heath)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Saturday, 7 December

Paxton Pits - Scaup, 2 Red-crested Pochards, Ruddy Duck, 5 Smew, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Perigrine, c.15 Corn Buntings, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton - 1st W. Glaucous Gull in Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - Water Pipit, 4 Whooper Swans over (Daniel Osborne)

Grafham Water - Long-tailed duck, Goosander (Donal McCarthy); VELVET SCOTER, Common Scoter (Mark ward)

Burwell Fen - Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Tubney Fen - pre-roost gathering c.5000+ Starlings, all descended to roost in reedbed at back of Tubney Fen pool (Tim Dee & Claire Spottiswoode)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Friday, 6 December

Ferry Meadows - juv ICELAND GULL (as per Chris Park)

Paxton Pits - 5 redhead Smew, Green Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard, 3 Little Egret (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December

Great Fen, Rymes reedbed - GREAT GREY SHRIKE again today (Kev Wolstencroft)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December

Grafham Water - VELVET SCOTER from fishing lodge but distant, LONG-TAILED DUCK still, 7 Goosander (Mark Hawkes); SLAVONIAN GREBE and Black-necked Grebe (per rarebirdalert.com)

Trundle Mere - GREAT GREY SHRIKE again today, untagged male Hen Harrier (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - juv ICELAND GULL on roost north-east of Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December

Grafham Water - VELVET SCOTER from Mander 15:00h (Colin Addington)

Witcham - 1st win ICELAND GULL on ploughed fields for an hour or so mid-morning (David Hopkins)

Monday, 2 December 2013

Monday, 2 December

Ferry Meadows - 1st year ICELAND GULL at Gunwade (Matt Webb); departed west just before 10:30h (John Saunders)

Witcham - pale 1st win ICELAND GULL following plough before heading north-west (David Hopkins)

Fowlmere - RED-THROATED DIVER on the Mere until 13:22h (Ade Cooper)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew (Andrew Tongue); Red-crested Pochard, Ruddy Duck, 15+ Corn Buntings, Woodcock (Martin Davis)

Eldernell - 13 COMMON CRANES flew in just west of the car park in fields near Lords Holt (John Lindsell and David Hollin)

Milton CP - Red-crested Pochard still present this afternoon on Dickerson's Pit (Jon Heath)

Holme - both GREAT GREY SHRIKES still today, one present by the level crossing (Vic, Pauline & Brian Cozens) and one at Trundle Mere, but distant and difficult (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Grafham Water - Black-necked Grebe, 3 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpipers, Scaup (Gwyn and Audrey Williams)

Bakes Fen, Wicken - Little Owl (Martin O'Leary)

Morborne Hill - pair of Peregrine (Don Gardener)

Castor Hanglands - RAVEN heard, Long-eared Owl, 7 Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Ouse Washes - 1250 Lapwing, 570 Golden Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese (Gavin Paterson)