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.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tuesday, 28 May

Paxton Pits - Mediterranean Gull, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Hobby, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - Firecrest singing (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes - Sanderling, 2 Little Ringed Plover (James Hanlon)

Monday, 27 May 2013

Monday, 27 May

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER at the end of Berry Fen closest to Brownshill Staunch (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - 3 Grey Plovers, Sanderling, 4 Turnstones, 4 Geenshank (Ade Cooper & Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton - 12+ Hobbies, Garganey (Lizzie Bruce)

March Farmers - 5 Sanderling (Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 26 May

Berry Fen - 3-4 Garganey, 2 Turtle Doves over (Mark Eaton)

Nene Washes - 63 Tundra Ringed Plover, Sanderling (Steve Cooper)

Wicken Fen - Hobby, 1-2 Wimbrel over, Stonechat, 3-5 Bearded Tit (Christoph Zockler)

Saturday, 25 May

Paxton Pits - 3 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Hobbies, Tundra Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - 2 Common Cranes, 19 Tundra Ringed Plover, 2 Hobbies (Ade Cooper)

Wicken Fen - Ruff, Garganey, Short-eared Owl (Graeme Reed)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Wednesday, 22 May

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Wood Sandpiper, Whimbrel from Cottier Hide, Curlew Sandpiper from Stevens Hide (Ade Cooper)

St. Ives - Spotted Flycatcher in Needingworth Road (Jill Burt)

Grafham Water - Sanderling, Turnstone (Mark Ward)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Tuesday, 21 May

Paxton Pits - Hobby (Chris McCabe); Turnstone, Whimbrel, Cetti's Warbler, Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 3 Turnstone, Hobby (Mike Burdekin)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Monday, 20 May

Ferry Meadows - ad WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN on Overton Lake (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - 3 Red-crested Pochard, Whimbrel, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sunday, 19 May

Reach Lode - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Maxey - Osprey west of Woodgate Lane (Paul Taylor)

Saturday, 18 May

Wicken - BLACK-WINGED STILT still on Bakers's Fen, 2 Greenshank (Dermot Cooper); Nightingale (Giles Merritt)

Lode - Turtle Dove (Giles Merritt)

Roswell Pits, Ely - 3 Turtle Dove (Pete Cook)

Earith - Mediterranean Gull along the High Street (Mark Eaton)

Friday, 17 May 2013

Friday, 17 May

Adventurer's Fen - BLACK-WINGED STILT at c.TL550684 still, 09:15h (Matt Mellor)

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER which flew north, imm. SPOONBILL, 3 Whimbrel (as per RBA)

Paxton Pits - imm. SPOONBILL over north (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - KITTIWAKE on Ferry Mere, 7+ Hobby, 10 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, 1000+ Swift (Lizzie Bruce)

Ferry Meadows - Black-necked Grebe on Overton Lake (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - Spotted Flycatcher, Turnstone, Sanderling, Greenshank, Comon Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Thursday, 16 May

Adventurer's Fen - BLACK-WINGED STILT from new bridge at TL550684, 08:20h (Ian Delgado); still present 13:00h, also 7 Hobby, male Garganey (Lee Evans)

Maxey Pits - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINT briefly before flying off high towards Maxey village (Leon Smith, John Saunders)

Eldernell - TEMMINCK'S STINT briefly this evening (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL just north of the railway line 15:45h (Rob Pople); CORNCRAKE calling from common wash area 22:30h (Mike Burdekin)

Wicken Fen - Osprey from Westmere hide 15:30h (Garth Peacock); 3 Whimbrel (Lee Evans)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, Arctic Tern (Mark Ward); Turnstone, 3 Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 4+ Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Hildersham - Spotted Flycatcher (Jo Sinclair)

Brampton Park GC - pair of Egyptain Geese with young (Philip Hobson)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Wednesday, 15 May

Adventurer's Fen - BLACK-WINGED STILT (Colin Kirtland)

Wicken, Baker's Fen - 4 SPOONBILL, Curlew Sandpiper 08:00h (Dean Harlow); 2 male Garganey, Avocet, 3 Whimbrel, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Cuckoo (Colin Kirtland)

Ferry Meadows - 2 male COMMON SCOTER on Gunwade Lake this morning (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Black Tern, Hobby, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 5 Sanderling on dam, 8 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Tuesday, 14 May

Wicken - BLACK-WINGED STILT, 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Baker's Fen (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen Farm, Hundred Acres - BLACK-WINGED STILT, on flooded land 20:20h, c.TL557677 (Ben Green)
 
Fowlmere - male Hen Harrier across fields nearby (Doug Radford)

Paxton Pits - 2 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew (Martin Davis)

Monday, 13 May 2013

Monday, 13 May

Paxton Pits - Arctic Tern, Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie wells)

Wicken area - Short-eared Owl at Tubney Fen; Avocet at Burwell Fen; Greenshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit at Baker's Fen (Tim Dee)

Sunday, 12 May

Wicekn Fen - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER, Grasshopper Warbler, Woodcock (Matt Mellor)

Eldernell - Sandwich Tern over, 3 Whimbrel (Ben Green)

Needingworth Pits - ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Turtle Dove (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Hobby, Little Ringed Plover, 10 Avocet, c.1000 Swift (Brendan Doe)

Maxey Pits - fem Whinchat, Turtle Dove (Richard Astle)


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Saturday, 11 May

Cherry Hinton - fem Redstart behind Limedale Close (James Knightbridge)

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove, Greenshank, Hobby, 4 Cuckoo (Martin Davis)

Soham - Turtle Dove along The Cotes (Andy Hannaford)

Fowlmere - 3 Turtle Dove, Cetti's Warbler (Matt Mellor)

Fen Drayton - Greenshank,  6+ Avocets, Hobby (Hugh Venables); 3 Garganey, (Graeme Reed)

Wicken Fen - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER, 2 Garganey, Geenshank, Bittern, 2 Hobbies, 8+ Marsh Harriers, 2 Grasshopper Warblers (Mark Eaton); also Wheatear (Will Burdett)

Friday, 10 May 2013

Friday, 10 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper, c.300 Swift, 3 Cetti's Warbler at Ferry Lagoon, 3 Hobby over Drayton Lagoon (Ian Dawson)

Ouse Washes - 2 Spotted Redshank from Oxlode Hide (David Hopkins)

Nene Washes - Peregrine, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 3 male Garganey, 4-5 km east of Eldernell (Ben Green)

Murrow - Turtle Dove nearby (Marie Barton)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Thursday, 9 May

Nene Washes - 2 Whimbrel just east of Eldernell (Ben Green)

Paxton Pits - 4 Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, c.80 Swift (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Wednesday, 8 May

Wicken Fen - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER showing well from Noardwalk Hide until 11:30h at least. Also Avocet, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, pair of Garganey  (Will Burdett, Nikki Dibb & John Walsh)

Maxey Pits - Grey Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Whinchat (John Saunders)

Castor Hanglands - 21 Nightingale, 15+ Grasshopper Warbler singing early morning (Matt Webb)

Bar Hill - Nightingale singing opposite Pheasant Rise bus stop (Piero Conti)

Grafham Water - 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear (Ian Dawson)

Paxton Pits - Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper (Ian Dawson); Peregrine, 5 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - 200+ Swift, Cuckoo (Mike Weedon)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tuesday, 7 May

Grafham Water - Osprey, 2 Arctic Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Murrow - Osprey over 10:50h (Marie Barton)

Paxton Pits - pair of Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel over, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Bainton Heath - 5 Nightingale, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Turtle Dove, Hobby (Richard Astle)

Godmanchester GPs - Nightingale, 3 Whimbrel (Jo Thomas)

Shepreth - Wheatear nearby (Matt Mellor)



Monday, 6 May 2013

Monday, 6 April

March - male RED-FOOTED FALCON reported near wind turbines c.2.5 miles to the west (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Woodwalton Fen - Quail, 2 Avocet (Jonathan Taylor)

Soham Lode - fem Whinchat, Cuckoo nearby (Rob Pople)

Maxey Pits - 2 Arctic Tern (Ian Gordon)

Nene Washes - 2 Grey Plovers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits (Owen Marks)

Grafham Water - Little Tern, 14 Arctic Terns, Tree Pipit, 9 Black Terns, Blue Headed Wagtail, 3 Avocets (Mark Hawkes); 9 Black Tern, 5 Little Gull (Mark Ward)

Buckden - 25 Arctic Tern over (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - 23 Black Terns, 2 Little Gulls, Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Barnacle Geese, Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); 4 Little Gull over south, Black Tern peak of 26 (Mark Hawkes)

Soham Lode - fem. Whinchat (Rob Pople)

Sunday, 5 April

Castor Hanglands - 14 Nightingale, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, 6 Tawny Owl (Matt Webb)

Yaxely - Wheatear, Sort-eared Owl along the Holme Road (Chris Garve)

Grafham Water - 15 Arctic Terns, Little Gull, 2 Avocets (Mark Ward); Nightingale (Andy Bayes)

Buckden - 2 Common Cranes over (Mark Ward)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Common Cranes on Darlow's, 2 Hobbies, 4 Wheatear, Quail (Paul Tinsley Marshall); WOOD WARBLER, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Jonathan Taylor)

Wicken Fen - 2 Avocets, 6 Dunlin, Greenshank on Bakers Fen (Richard Palmer); Nightingale (Helen MacDonald); Hobby, 2 Woodcock, Little Owl 4 Grasshopper Warblers, 3 Cetti's Warblers (Gavin Patterson)

Paxton Pits - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Bar-tailed Godwit (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Cuckoo, White Wagtail (Howard Butler)

Gamlingay - 11 Wheatear at Sugley Wood Farm (Chris Bowden)

Saturday, 4 April

Ouse Washes - male RED-FOOTED FALCON west over the fields at Purls Bridge (Patrick Harrington); Knot, 2 Garganey, 35 Little Egret (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton - 2 Garganey  (Graeme Reed)

Wicken Fen - 2 Garganey, Greenshank, Wheatear on Bakers Fen (Martin O'Leary)

Isleham Washes - Bar-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper (David Collins)

Grafham Water - ad Little Gull (Mark Ward)

Barleycraft - Turtle Dove (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - Whimbrel, ad Little Gull (Mark Eaton)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Friday, 3 May

Holme - 2 DOTTEREL near Holme Wood (Chris Garve)

Ouse Washes RSPB - ad male RED-FOOTED FALCON still but mobile (Owen Marks); 3 Crane over (Elaine & John Proctor)

Maxey - 2 Trutle Dove (Chris Lines)

Serpentine BP - 2 Hobby (Paul Taylor)

March Farmers - Grey Plover, Greenshank, Whimbrel (Charlie Kitchin)

Berry Fen - 3 male Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Thursday, 2 May

Ouse Washes - ad male RED-FOOTED FALCON from Churchmans Hide 12:30h (Nick Senior); 2nd summer male and ad female also reported shortly after but not since (rarebirdalert.com); ad male still present, hunting over east side of river south-west of where Pymoor-Welney Road joins the river. Reportedly present yesterday. (David Hopkins)

Little Wilbraham Fen - fem Redstart, 4+ Grasshopper Warblers (Michael Holdsworth); Hobby (Vince Lea)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Arctic Tern (Matt Webb); 3 Garden warbler (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - 3 Nightingale (John Hoppett); male Whinchat, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis); Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 3 Wheatear (John Hoppett); 78 Arctic Tern 17:25h, Whooper Swan (Mark Ward)

Wicken Fen - 2 Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler (Robert Mansfield); 3 Garganey, Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear (Dave Griffiths, Rob Law); 2 Whimbrel, 2 Woodcock (Peter Louden)

Colne GPs - 2 Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler (Mark Eaton)

Earith - male Garganey briefly on flood to the west (Mark Eaton)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Wednesday, 1 May

Haddeham/Aldreth - 5 Wheatear (Paul Mason)

Grafham Water - Whinchat, 5 Wheatear, Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper (Mark Ward)

Gamlingay - 37 Wheatear at Sugley Wood Farm (Mark Eaton)

Wicken - 2 pair of Garganey, 2 Whimbrel at Bakers Fen (Dave Palmer)

Eldernell - Bittern, male Garganey (Howard Butler et al.)

Blackbush - Blue-headed Wagtail (Howard Butler et al.)

Maxey Pits - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Whinchat (Brian Stone); pair of Whinchat (Peter Beesley); 2 male Whinchat late evening (Mike Weedon)