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.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sunday, 30 June

Fen Drayton - 3 Turtle Doves, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Egyptian Geese Bar-headed Goose (Tim Caldicott); Red-crested Pochard, Curlew over, Kingfisher, brown-pahse Cuckoo (Hugh Venables)

Saturday, 29 June

Paxton Pits - Curlew, 3 Hobbies, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Teversham Fen - 2+ Cuckoo, 7+ Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Bullfinchff (Carl Howard)

Friday, 28 June 2013

Friday, 28 June

Ouse Washes - RED-NECKED PHALAROPE between northern most hide and railway bridge and nearer the bridge than the hide. GREAT WHITE EGRET from Churchman's Hide,  Spotted Redshank from Kingfisher Hide, also Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 28 Avocet, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 39 Little Egret, 7 Ruff (Ade Cooper)

Eaton Socon - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in a private garden (as per Martin Leader)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Thursday, 27 June

Grafham Water - 2 fem Mandarin in Gaynes Creek (Colin Addington)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Wednesday, 26 June

Maxey Pits - Osprey (Chris Lines)

Fowlmere - Greenshank, Turtle Dove (Ade Cooper)

Paxton Pits - Curlew, pair Egyptian Geese, Barn Owl (Jamie Wells); 2 Red-crested Pochard (Ian Dawson)

Woodhurst - Turtle Dove (Duncan McNiven)

Tuesday, 25 June

Eldernell - Green Sandpiper over, possible GREAT WHITE EGRET. Also, from 10 June, imm. SPOONBILL over (Ben Green)

Ely - Barnacle Goose on the river near Hydro International plant (Andrew Balmford)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Monday, 24 June

Milton CP - Turtle Dove (David Heath)

Brinkley - Turtle Dove (Shaun Jarvis)

Sunday, 23 June

Cambridge - 2 ad Mediterranean Gull over Eachard Road (Christoph Zöckler)

Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday, 21 June

Ouse Washes RSPB - GREAT WHITE EGRET from Cadbury Hide, 28 Avocet, 5 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 35 Little Egret, Garganey, 4 Cuckoo (Ade Cooper)

Fowlmere - 2 Turtle Dove (Doug Radford)

Milton CP - Turtle Dove (Ben Chapple)

Southoe - Turtle Dove nearby (Martin Davis)

Chatteris - Peregrine (Graham Smy)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Thursday, 20 June

Berry Fen - Green Sandpiper, 3 Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Lode - Turtle Dove, Spotted Flycatcher (Peter Wells)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wednesday, 19 June

Bar Hill - BLACK KITE over the golf course before drifting north-west (Mike Clydsdale, Brian Crowder, Peter Housego)

Wandlebury CP - HAWFINCH (Ben Phalan)

Berry Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Richard Thomas)

Barleycroft - 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Turtle Dove (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - 4 Red-crested Pochard, Greenshank, Curlew over (Martin Davis)

March Farmers - 66 Little Egret, c.20 Black-tailed Godwit (Brian Stone)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tuesday, 18 June

Brownshill Staunch - ad summer AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER in flight (Richard Thomas)

Berry Fen - female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Richard Thomas)

Haddenham - 2 Turtle Dove along North Fen Drove (Paul Mason)

Monday, 17 June 2013

Sunday, 16 May

Peterborough - BLACK KITE over city (Mike Weedon)

Nene Washes - 158 Little Egret, mainly from March Farmers (Charlie Kitchin)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Saturday, 15th May

March Farmers - 3 Curlew, Grey Plover, Golden Plover over, 75+ Little Egret (Mike EWeedon)

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Thursday, 13 June

Eye Green NR - 1+ Turtle Dove (Peter Beesley)

Paxton Pits - 2 Egyptian Geese, Red-crested Pochard, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Wednesday, 12 June

Guyhirn - BLACK KITE reported to the north-east 15:50h (birdguides.com)

Ouse Washes RSPB - ad GREAT WHITE EGRET, 7 Garganey (Ade Cooper)

March Farmers - Greenshank, 57 Little Egret (Brian Stone)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Tuesday, 11 June

Milton CP - 2 Turtle Dove (David Heath)

Somersham GP - Green Sandpiper (James Pipe)

Monday, 10 June 2013

Monday, 10 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still present (Bob Mansfield)

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sunday, 9 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still present (Duncan McNiven)

Paxton Pits - Little Tern, Greenshank, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Common Cranes on Darlows, 5 Hobbies (Kevin Taylor)

Wicken Fen - 3 Garganey, Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Cambridge Research Park - 2 Turtle Doves, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Patterson)

Berry Fen - 2 Garganey, Greenshank (Duncan McNiven)

Cottenham - Turtle Dove in private garden (Martin Fowlie)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whooper Swan still, also Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, Little Ringed Plover, Avocet (Hugh Venables)

March Farmers - 2 Grey Plover (Will Bowell); Curlew, Golden Plover, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Little Egret (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 8 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still present  (Martin Davis)

Maxey Cut - Turtle Dove (Malcolm Holley)

Buckden Marina - Spotted Flycatcher (John Lindsell)

Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday, 7 June

Ouse Washes RSPB - GREAT WHITE EGRET from Cadbury Hide 09:55h, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 single and 2 pairs of Garganey (one pair with ducklings), 3 Little Ringed Plover, 61 Little Egret (Ade Cooper)

Maxey Pits - Spotted Redshank briefly early morning (John Saunders)

Little Shelford - Turtle Dove (Ali Cooper)

Peterborough - 2 Spotted Flycatchers by the cathedral (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Tursday, 6 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON appeared near Fen End just before midday, also Hobby, Marsh Harriers (Richard Palmer); still showing 19:00h (Hugh Venables)

Wicken Fen - 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Alan Wadsworth)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Wednesday, 5 June

Ouse Fen - female RED-FOOTED FALCON showing well at the south endto 13:45h at least. Also 3 Hobby, Turtle Dove (Ade cooper)

Dogsthorpe - male Peregrine over Western Avenue (Matt Webb)

March Farmers - LITTLE TERN (Mike Weedon)

Cambridge - RAVEN over Brierly Walk (Mike Wood)

Wednesday, 5 June

Lode Mill - Spotted Flycatcher (Peter Wells)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June

Eynesbury - Peregrine over Edward Road (Martin Davis)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET roosting in heronry early morning (Chris Hudson); RED-FOOTED FALCON favouring south-western corner this afternoon, also 2+ Hobby (Moinca & Owen Marks)

Hardwick Wood - pair of Spotted Flycatcher (Vince Lea)

Monday, 3 June 2013

Monday, 3 June

Ouse Fen RSPB - RED-FOOTED FALCON late morning, also GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mark Brandon)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunday, 2 June

Ouse Fen - RED-FOOTED FALCON over phase 1 at 12:30h but ranging widely (Richard Thomas)

Earith - Osprey over south 15:30h (David Griffiths)

Middle Fen Drove, Swavesey - Turtle Doves calling (Sue Rogers)

Paxton Pits - 3 Hobby, 3 Nightingale singing, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Spotted Flycatcher (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Teversham Fen - 2 Hobby, 2 pairs of Turtle Dove (Bob Jarman)

Hardwick Wood - Spotted Flycatcher (Vince Lea)

Wicken Fen - Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing, Grasshopper Warbler reeling, Hobby, roding Woodcock (Gavin Paterson)

March Farmers - Sanderling (Mike Weedon)

Eynesbury - Peregrine over Edward Road (Lee Davis)

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Saturday, 1 June

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER still present (Ian Ellis)

Ouse Fen - fem RED-FOOTED FALCON over phase 1, Fen End Road, but disappeared at 16:00h (Bruce Martin)

Ouse Fen - WHITE STORK circling c.10:00h (Richard Thomas, Jeremy Lindsell) before reaching Wicken Fen, circling there for c.20 minutes before disappearing towards Burwell 11:15h (Gavin Paterson)

Haddenham - pair of Turtle Doves (Ian & Sheila Dickerson)

Friday, 31 May

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on muddy islet at Bluntisham end (Richard Thomas); also Spotted Flycatcher (Rob Partridge); WHITE STORK over Ouse Fen (Graham Hirons) before landing towards Barleycraft end (Chris Hudson); last seen in flight at 21:20h. Bird has a ring on its left leg (Richard Thomas); 4+ Hobby over (Jeff Harrison)

March Farmers - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 4 Sanderling (John Saunders, Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey over Gunwade Lake c.12:00h (m.o.)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - Firecrest singing in sycamores again 07:15h (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday, 30 May

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on muddy islet at Bluntisham end (Mike Everett)

Wednesday, 29 May

Berry Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Richard Thomas)