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 August 2013

Friday, 30 August

Castor Mill - juv Whinchat (Paul Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 2 Caspian Gull, 14 Yellow-legged Gull, juv Whinchat (Mark Ward)

Dogsthorpe Tip - Caspian Gull (Josh Jones)

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Thursday, 29 August

Milton CP - Osprey, Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher (Jon Heath)

Colne Pits - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Mark Eaton)

Fowlmere - female-type Redstart at car park entrance 08:30h (Richard Palmer)

Tubney Fen - Greenshank (Simon Gillings)

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

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Garganey, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Wednesday, 28 August

Paxton Pits - no sign of the Red-backed Shrike in the Diddington hedge by 07:45h (Martin Davis); 2 RAVEN over north-west, calling (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Osprey still present, also Peregrine, 2 Whinchat (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - juv Little Gull off Mander CP (Peter Cook)

Fen Drayton Lakes - fem Garganey, juv Arctic Tern, Kingfisher (Mike Everett)

Foxton - Wheatear still by barn along Fowlmere Road (Matt Mellor)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Tuesday, 27 August

Paxton Pits - juv RED-BACKED SHRIKE favouring the hawthorn hedgerow just south east of the farm building in Diddington and viewable from the footpath. Also juv. Whinchat, Caspian Gull, female-type Mandarin (Jamie Wells). Please park at visitors centre in Little Paxton and walk north along Haul Road, then through Broughton Lodge Farm to arrive at south end of Diddington Pit. Please stick to footpaths and do not enter any working area of the site.

Ouse Washes - Osprey from Grose Hide (Mike Burdekin)

Foxton - Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail along Fowlmere Road (Matt Mellor)

Cambridge - Osprey over Cheney Way/Fen Road  (Michael Wood)

Monday, 26 August

Murrow - WRYNECK in a private garden, but no longer present.

Ouse Fen - 3 Greenshank, Hobby, 16 Yellow Wagtail (Gavin Paterson)

Burwell Fen - 2 Whinchat, 6+ Greenshank, 5+ Green Sandpiper, c.60 Yellow Wagtail (Richard Johnson)

Grafham Water - SANDWICH TERN over east, Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, 2+ Greenshank (Andrew Tongue); 2 Caspian Gull, Curlew (Jamie Wells)

Devil's Dyke - 2 Whinchat (Ian Dawson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Sarah Howlett)

Sunday, 25 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TEAL, still viewed from Churchmans hide loooking across to Stockdale, 4 Garganey, 57+ Ruff, Spotted Redshank (Brendan Doe); Garganey, Green Sandpiper west of Earith (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover, Little Gull, Ruff, juv islandica-type Black-tailed Godwit (Andrew Tongue)

Cam Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Tree Pipit, Black Tern, 4 Garganey, Greenshank, Hobby (David Heath)

Grafham Water - OSPREY  (Mark Brandon)

Fen Drayton - 2 Black Terns (Hugh Venables)

Wicken/Burwell Fens - 3 Greenshank, 3+ Green Sandpiper, 3+ Common Sandpiper, Hobby (Sarah Howlett)

Fowlmere - RAVEN over east (Michael Wood)

Saturday, 24 August

Paxton Pits - Garganey, 7 Green Sandpipers, 12 Greenshank, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 10 Sandwich Terns over Diddington pit (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 4 Whimbrel, 6 Arctic Terns, 11 Black Terns (Mark Ward); 2 Little Gulls, Red-crested Pochard, Ruff 5 (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - Redstart, Whimbrel, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Turtle Dove (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton - Black Tern, Arctic Tern, 2 Ruff, Curlew, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Tubney Fen - 3 COMMON CRANES in recently harvested fields

Ferry Meadows - Black tern on Gunwade lake (Matt Webb)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. George's Church (Michael Wood)

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Thursday, 22 August

Cambridge - Curlew over Nuttings Road (Iain Webb)

Diddington - 40+ Yellow Wagtails by horse paddock (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - 7+ Garganey, 3 Crane, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, 50+ Ruff, Hobby, Kingfisher from Stockdales Hide (David Fisher, Dave Odell); 2 Whinchat from Welches Dam hide (Paul Harrington)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tuesday, 20 August

Fowlmere - RAVEN near watercress hut before flying south (David McCarthy)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper (Ian Gordon)

Tanholt - Caspian Gull (Josh Jones)

Little Wilbraham - 30 Grey Partridge nearby (Chris Brown)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. Georges Church tower again (Mike Wood); Ringed Plover over Nuttings Road c.23:00h (Iain Webb)

Monday, 19 August

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, c.9 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Ruff, 3 Hobby, Kingfisher, 30+ Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET high in hawthorn tree opposite hide on The Mere (Kevin Hand)

Grafham Water - 41 Little Egret in Gaynes cove (Colin Addington)

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sunday, 18 August

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull (Martin Davis); Green Sandpiper, 15+ Yellow Wagtails over (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TEAL, Garganey, COMMON CRANE, Bittern, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank (Matt Mellor)

Maxey Pits - 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher (John Sherwood)

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, juv Marsh Harrier, 4 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Isleham Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper (David Collins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Elney Lake (Mike Wood); Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, male Marsh Harrier, Cuckoo (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday, 17 August

Grafham Water - Arctic Tern, Ruff, 30+ Little Egrets, Red-creasted Pochard, 15+ Yellow Wagtails, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

 Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper, Nightingale (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TEAL, Spotted Redshank, 2 Hobbies, Peregrine, 17 Garganey (Ade Cooper); 8+ Graganey, 3 Crane, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (Matt Mellor)

Wilbraham – 2 Turtel Dove at the common, Turtle Dove, 2 Greenshank at the fen (Carl Howard)

Maxey Pits - 20+ Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Malc Holley)

Ferry Meadows - Greenshank (Mike Wilson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Hobby, Ringed Plover (Dave Gandy)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Thursday, 15 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Palmer)

Over - Turtle Dove near community centre (Andy Cotton)

Paxton Pits - near ad Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Egyptian Geese (Martin Davis); 2 Greenshank & 9 Yellow Wagtail over south (Jamie Wells)

Isleham Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe (David Collins)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Redstart, Wheatear, Garganey around Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - 3 Crane, Bittern, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Spotted Redshank, 11 Garganey, 7+ Green Sandpiper (Ade Cooper)

Cambridge - Curlew over Nuttings Road (Iain Webb); Peregrine west over Harvey Goodwin Avenue c.19:00h (Ben Greig)

Tuesday, 13 August

Paxton Pits - near ad Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. Georges Church again (Hugh Venables)

Wimpole Park - 16 Spotted Flycatcher on railings/over grassland 500 m west of the hall, 19 Mistle Thrush (Chris Brown)

Barton - Wheatear at Lark Rise Farm (Vince Lea)

Monday, 12 August 2013

Monday, 12 August

St. Neots - Peregrine alongside the River Ouse late morning (John Richardson)

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TEAL (birdguides.com)

Cam Washes -  juv Black-necked Grebe (Monica & Owen Marks)

Sunday, 11 August

Isleham Washes - 3 Whimbrel south over, 6 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover (David Collins)

Cam Washes - juv Black-necked Grebe, 3 Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper, also 3 Turtle Dove at the Cambridge Research Park (David & Jon Heath)

Cambridge - Spotted Flycatcher in a Lovell Road garden (David Heath)

Paxton Pits - near ad Caspian Gull (Martin Davis); Wheatear, Hobby (Jamie Wells); Whimbrel (Andrew Tongue)

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, Greenshank, 19+ Little egret (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Tony Lowe)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 3 Crane, Whimbrel, 2 Spotted Redshank, c.12 Garganey (Matt Mellor); BLUE-WINGED TEAL (Ade Cooper)

Wicken Fen -3  Greenshank, 2+ Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler,

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Saturday, 10 August

Burwell Fen - 6 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpipers, 5 Hobbies (Tim Dee)

Tubney Fen - Iittle-ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, ringtailed Harrier (Tim Dee)

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove, Greenshank (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - 2 Green Sandpipers, Wood Sandpiper  (David McCarthy); 3 COMMON CRANES, c.20 Garganey 5 Greenshank, Hobby (Mark Hawkes);  eclipse BLUE-WINGED TEAL still present (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET at Ferry lagoon (John Lindsell and Hugh Venables)

Mepal - Wheatear (Simon Stirrup)

Friday, 9 August 2013

Friday, 9 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - BLUE-WINGED TAL still present, 2 Crane, 20 Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 64 Ruff (Ade Cooper)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 23 Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Thursday, 8 August

Nene Washes - Osprey downstream of Dog-in-a-Doublet, 3 Golden Plover over, 2 Green Sandpiper (Charlie Kitchin)

Grafham Water - Black Tern on boom, 18 Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper 93+ Common Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Ferry Mere, Greenshank, Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Cambridge -  Peregrine on St. George's Church (John Walsh)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wednesday, 7 August

Fowlmere - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL north over reception hut 10:12h (Doug Radford)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. George's Church 15:00h (Ed Gill)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sandpiper (John Saunders); 13 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 7+ Snipe (Will Bowell et al.)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Pete Cook); also Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Hugh Venables)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tuesday, 6 August

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, c.12 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 14 Little Egret (Richard Johnson); 18+Green Sandpiper by the evening, Little Owl, 10 Yellow Wagtail (Gavin Paterson)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St. George's Church spire, viewable from Milton Road (Richard Johnson)

Toft - Curlew over (Vince Lea)

Hemingford Grey - 2 Crossbill over (Mike Everett)

Cam Washes - juv BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Greenshank (David & Jonathan Heath)

Monday, 5 August 2013

Monday, 5 August

Ouse Washes - eclipse BLUE-WINGED TEAL still present, also 10+ Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper (David Fisher);

Oakington - male Hen Harrier from Guided Busway this morning (Mike Everett)

Grafham Water - 2 Black Tern off Mander CP (Richard Palmer); also Green Sandpiper, 7 Little Egret, 5 Yellow-legged Gull on north shore (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 CommonSandpiper, Hobby (Jamie Wells); 7 Whimbrel over north (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Sunday, 4 August

Ouse Washes - eclipse BLUE-WINGED TEAL still present this morning, Spotted Redshank (Ade Cooper); 9+ Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Nene Washes - Osprey between Eldernell and Bassenhally (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - 2 Wood Sandpiper, c.12 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby (Sarah Howlett)

Maxey Pits - 3 juv Wood Sandpiper, 5+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper (Mike Weedon, John Saunders)

Saturday, 3 August

Brampton Wood - Crossbill heard (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - eclipse BLUE-WINGED TEAL from Stockdale Hide, 20 Garganey, Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Avocet, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Spotted Redshank (Ade Cooper)

Maxey / Etton - 3 juv Wood Sandpiper, 10 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Friday, 2 August

Cam Washes - Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egrets, Kingfisher (Ian Burfield)

Paxton Pits - 2 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher, Hobby (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - 2 juv Wood Sandpiper, c.15 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, 30+ Little Egret, Peregrine, Hobby (Richard Johnson); also juv Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Thursday, 1 August

Ferry Meadows - Whimbrel west over Gunwade (Don Gardener)

Crane Hill - 2 Quail still present (Richard Bashford)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET perched high in a willow, viewable from East Mere hide 09:15h (Richard Palmer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Ferry Lagoon 14:30h (John Hoppett)