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.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Monday, 30 September

Ferry meadows - Bar-tailed Godwit & Siskin over (Matt Webb)

Ouse Fen - 2 Garganey, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Peregrine (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - Rock Pipit, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Sunday, 29 September

Paxton Pits - 2 Little Stint, 3 Rock Pipit, 2nd c.y. Caspian Gull, Garganey, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Martin Shadbolt, Jamie Wells)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Osprey (Sarah Harris)

Milton Estate, Peterborough - 3 RAVEN , Little Owl (Ray & Will Bowell, Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Saturday, 28 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER briefly before flying south 08:50h (Brendan Doe)

Ferry Meadows - 3 RAVEN over west-southwest (Matt Webb)

Milton Estate, Peterborough - RAVEN over 09:05h (Mike Weedon, Mac Bell))

Paxton Pits - Jack Snipe, Greenshank (Andrew Tongue)

Block Fen - 2 Wheatear (Mark Peck)

Late news fromThursday, 26 September: St.Neots - 3 ARCTIC SKUA south-west over New Street 10:00h (Paul Lippett)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Friday, 27 September

Paxton Pits - juv Arctic Tern, Jack Snipe, Greenshank, 2 Curlew over, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); fem-type Scaup (Andrew Tongue)

Ouse Washes - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Hobby (Mike Burdekin)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Thursday, 26 September

Grafham Water - SOOTY SHEARWATER from dam by tower; park at Marlow and walk south (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington)

Colne GPs - BRENT GOOSE, 37+ Egyptian Geese, 17 Barnacle Geese (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - 6 Bearded Tit, Hobby, Peregrine (Gavin Paterson); 2 Little Stint, 45 ruff through (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - RAVEN, Greenshank, Hobby (Martin Davis); Peregrine, Turnstone through (Andrew Tongue)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Bob Mansfield)

Kingfishers Bridge - Osprey, 134 Gadwall, Water Rail, Greenshank (Colin Kirtland, Owen & Monica Marks)



Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Wednesday, 25 September

Grafham Water - Little Stint (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Kingfishers Bridge - Osprey, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (Owen Marks)

Fowlmere - Hobby over Drewer Hide (Paul Grace)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September

Colne - Tree Pipit over calling (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - Curlew Sandpiper briefly (Jamie Wells)

Tubney Mere - Common Crane (Mike Causer)

Monday, 23 September 2013

Monday, 23 September

Peterborough - RAVEN at the Milton Estate (Don Gardener)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET from West Mere Hide, Cetti's Warbler, 4+ Bearded Tit also 2 Whinchat nearby at Burwell Fen (Rob Pople)

Haddenham - Osprey over College Farm (Ian & Sheila Dickerson)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 22 September

Guyhirn - Osprey west of the village (Richard & Angie Johnson)

Ouse Fen - Osprey, 3 Hobby, Bittern (Andy Cotton)

Grafham Water - Peregrine, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin, Chris Shurlock)

Paxton Pits - 2 Hobby,  2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Wilbraham Fen -  Whinchat (Saimon Clark)

Tubney Fen - 2 Common Crane over south-west (Mike Causer)

Great Fen -  Greenshank, Hobby, 5 Whinchat, 12 Yellow Wagtail (Howard Butler)

Saturday, 21 September

Ouse Fen - Bittern, 2 Hobbies, Water Rail, 8 Ruff, Whinchat (Matt Mellor)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Parson Drove - Osprey (Stella Baylis)

Cambourne - c.150 Golden Plover nearby (Mike Everett)

Offord Cluny - Wood Sandpiper over (Vince Lea & Louise Bacon)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Hobby (Matt Webb)

Friday, 20 September 2013

Friday, 20 September

Ferry Meadows - 1st win Mediterranean Gull in roost on Gunwade Lake, 4 Hobby (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton - GREAT WHITE EGRET still present on Moore Lake (John Haggar)

Thursday, 19 September

Ferry Meadows - 6 Hobby this evening (Matt Webb)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Wednesday, 18 September

Kingfishers Bridge - Osprey until 12:15h at least, Hobby (Owen Marks)

Fleam Dyke - Whinchat (Vince Lea)

Coton Countryside Reserve - fem/juv Wheatear (Vince Lea)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, Kingfisher (Mike Weedon)

Trundle Mere - Whinchat, Greenshank, Hobby, Kingfisher (Howard Butler)

Orton BPs - 2 Cetti's Warblers singing (Dave Bradley)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tuesday, 17 September

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET from West Mere hide (as per birdguides.com)

Ouse Fen - Whinchat 09:15h (Judith Dunkling)

Monday, 16 September 2013

Monday, 16 September

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Steve May)

Ouse Fen - 5+ Whinchat, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Mike Everett)

Hardwick Wood - Wheatear nearby (Vince Lea)

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sunday, 15 September

Ouse Fen - Bittern, Bearded Tit, Garganey (Matt Mellor)

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Mark Brandon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Elney (Matt Mellor)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Rail, Bearded Tit, 2 Crossbill (Chistoph Zockler)

Trumpington - c.90 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Saturday, 14 September

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 Turnstone, juv/1w Caspian Gull (Jamie Wells); 2 RAVEN (Mark Brandon)

Brampton/Buckden Tip - 2 RAVEN over (Mark Ward)

Ouse Fen 4 Little Stint, 2 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Water Rail, 21 Little Egret (Hugh Venables); 5 Whinchat (Matt Mellor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Moore lake, 3 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, Water Rail (Hugh Venables); 5 juv Garganey, Hobby, 42 Yellow Wagtail. Redstart reported. (Steve Cooper); 5 Whinchat, 2 juv Bearded Tit (Matt Mellor)

 Ouse Washes - Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 5 Garganey (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 13 September 2013

Friday, 13 September

Ferry meadows - 3 Spotted Flycatcher around island in Lynch Lake (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, c.300 Lapwing (Andrew Tongue); PECTORAL SANDPIPER still present but very elusive (Martin Davis)

 Ouse Washes - juv WRYNECK seen in the vicinity of Rickwood and Common Wash hides in the brambles on the low bank (Mike Burdekin)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Thursday, 12 September

Ferry Meadows - fem COMMON SCOTER on Overton Lake, Crossbill over, 10+ Yellow Wagtails (Matt Webb)

Orton BP - 8 male & 7 female COMMON SCOTER briefly (Peter Hogan)

Paxton Pits -  Caspian Gull (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - Garganey, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 11 September

Cambridge - Ring-necked Parakeet by guided bus-way near Science Park (Jon Heath)

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern (Don Gardener)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Martin Davis)

Fowlmere - Turtle Dove (Doug Radford)

Monday, 9 September 2013

Monday, 9 September

Paxton Pits - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER  although very elusive. Also 6 Greenshank, Cetti's Warbler, Whinchat, 2 Kingfisher, Swift (Martin Davis)


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September

Caldecote - pair of Hobbies over village (Richard Hook)

Paxton Pits - Hobby, 5 Common Buzzards, 2 Ruff, Curlew, c.80 Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Wheatear (Martin Davis); Swift, Caspian Gull, juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER  (Jamie Wells)

Ditton Meadows - 2 Yellow Wagtails (Rob Pople)

Bassinbourn/Kneesworth - 2 Whinchat,Swift (Gareth Rees)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET visible from guided busway  (Bruce Hanson)


Saturday, 7 September

Cam Washes - Whinchat, Garganey, Hobby, Green Sandpiper (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - Green Sandpiper, Ruff, Hobby, c.20 Yellow Wagtails (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton - GREAT WHITE EGRET on More Lake, Garganey, Hobby, Green Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Ouse Washes - 5 Garganey, 3 COMMON CRANES, 110 Ruff, Greenshank, Dunlin (Brendan Doe)

Tanholt - Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Dave Chambers)

River Ouse between Gt Barford to Tempsford - Osprey (Derek Revell)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Friday, 6 September

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper circling & calling, c.20 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kingfisher, Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler (Martin Davis); 14 Black Tern, Little Gull, 25 Pintail, 2 Swift (Andrew Tongue)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Spotted Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 32 Ruff, 132 Snipe, 2 Garganey (Gavin Paterson)

Thursday, 5 September

Blackbush - 26 Golden Plover at St. Ives Farm, Whinchat near railway crossing (Steve Dudley)

Burwell Fen - Whinchat (Shaun Jarvis & Martin Peers)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, juv Mediterranean Gull (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Wednesday, 4 September

Burwell Fen - 5 Whinchat on fence by old farm buildings c.15:00h (Andy Hannaford)

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tuesday, 3 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Moore Lake (Richard Palmer)

Milton CP - Osprey 15:50-16:20h, Kingfisher (Ed Gill)

Paxton Pits - c.15 Yellow-legged Gull, c.40 Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

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

Monday, 2 September 2013

Monday, 2 September

Hauxton - Osprey over south-east 14:20h (Richard Palmer)

Cambridge - Osprey over Lovell Road 15:45h (David Heath) & likely the same bird south over KIng's College 16:00h (John Pilgrim)

Sunday, 1 September

Swaffham Prior Fen - 2 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank at farm reservoir (Tim Dee)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Garganey, ad Hobby feeding 3 flying young (Mike Everett); GREAT WHITE EGRET (Sarah Howlett)

Isleham Washes - Garganey, juv Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (David Collins)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, Barn owl, Tawny Owl (Hugh Venables)

Wandlebury - Tawny Owl calling near car park 10:00h (Chris Went)

Ouse Fen - Osprey over (Richard Bradbury)

Saturday, 31 August

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET roosting with Cormorants, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Christoph Zockler)

Cam Washes - Osprey over, 5 Garganey, 110 Shoveler, 2 Hobby (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 Whinchat (Jamie Wells)

Orton BP - Cetti's Warbler singing (Dave Bradley)

Ferry Meadows - Spotted Redshank flying around Gunwade Lake (Don Gardener)