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, 31 August 2014

Sunday, 31 August

Paxton Pits - juv Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Manor Farm, Fowlmere - c.70 Yellow Wagtail (Doug Radford)

Grafham Water - TEMMINCK'S STINT from Valley Creek Hide (Mark Hawkes); 2 OPSPREY, 3 Greenshank, Black Tern (Mike Everett)

Burwell Fen - Curlew, Greenshank, 10+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Whinchat (Tim Dee)

Saturday, 30 August

Grafham Water - 4 Black Tern, 6+ Greenshank, Caspian Gull, 2 juv Whinchat, 9 Common Sandpiper (Mark Ward); TEMMINCK'S STINT in Valley Creek to 14:15h (Richard Jackson)

Paxton Pits - Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, Litte Stint, Whimbrel, 2+ Greenshank, 4 Red Crested Pochard, Hobby, Garganey (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - 4 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Cranes, 5 Garganey, 75 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper (Ade Cooper)

Fowlmere - 2 Redstart, 3 Turtle Dove (Ade Cooper)

Wilbraham Common - 3 Turtle Dove (Carl Howard)

Great Fen - 4 Whinchat, c.30 Yellow Wagtail (Howard Butler)

Friday, 29 August 2014

Friday, 29 August

Paxton Pits - Redstart, Little Stint, 4 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher (Martin Davis); a second Redstart, also Whinchat nearby (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - TEMMINCK'S STINT from Valley Creek hide (Colin Addington); also 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper; Black Tern off Mander (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - Osprey south-east over Lovell Road c.12:00h (Jon Heath)

Wicken Fen - GLOSSY IBIS from Charlie's Hide (Andy Hannaford)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Thursday, 28 August

Paxton Pits - 6 Turnstone, Little Stint, Whimbrel (Martin Davis); Redstart (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - TEMMINCK'S STINT from Valley Creek Hide 14:55h (Colin Addington; also Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Garganey, 5 Greenshank (Mark Eaton)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, GLOSSY IBIS on Baker's Fen, 2 Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, 10+ Yellow Wagtail over (Christoph Zöckler)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wednesday, 27 August

Paxton Pits - 6 Turnstone over south, juv Little Stint (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Black Tern off Mander CP (Jamie Wells)

Brampton Wood - Osprey in tree by A1 nearby (Carol Hollin)

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Garganey, Spotted Redshank (Mike Everett)

Burwell Fen - juv Little Stint (Monica & Owen Marks); GLOSSY IBIS reported from Bakers Fen

Ferry Meadows - Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tuesday, 26 August

Sutton Bridge - 20 ARCTIC SKUA and 6 GREAT SKUA inland into Cambs from Sutton Bridge between 07:20-09:20H (Jonathan Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes -  Spotted Redshank (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - Osprey, juv Black Tern , 2 juv Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - juv Black Tern departed towards Grafham 18:10h, 4 Garganey, 30+ Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (Martin Davis); juv Little Stint (Jamie Wells)

Berry Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, Garganey, 5+ Greenshank (Mark Eaton)

Monday, 25 August

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper (James Hanlon); 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET present late afternoon, also Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Washes RPSB - 3 Garganey (James Hanlon)

Aldreth - Whimbrel over (Simon Stirrup)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Sunday, 24 August

Fen Drayton - Red-crested Pochard, 2 Greenshank, Hobby, Turnstone (Steve Cooper)

Wicken Fen - GLOSSY IBIS still present on Bakers Fen (Andy Hannaford); GREAT WHITE EGRET (Helen MacDonald)

Grafham Water - Sandwich Tern, Knot (Mark Hawkes);  OSPREY (Mark Ward); 3 Garganey, Sanderling, 3 Sandwich Tern, 13 Greenshank (Richard Patient)

Little Paxton  - OSPREY over village (Martin Davis); Curlew, Garganey at the pits (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - 2 COMMON CRANES, 4 Garganey, Whooper Swan, 2 Green Sandpiper, 13 Ruff, Wheatear, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Leighton Gorse wood - Hobby (Mark Brandon)

Buckden - Turtle Dove, Tree Pipit over (Mark Ward)

Horseley Fen, Chatteris - Wheatear (Steve Hartley)

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Spotted Redshank (Ian Ellis)

Saturday, 23 August

Bevills Leam drain - GREAT WHITE EGRET just east of Pondersbridge (Robert Pluck)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turnstone (Hugh Venables); 2 Greenshank (Steve Dudley)

Wicken Fen - GLOSSY IBIS (Daniel Osbourn)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat (Jamie Wells)

Wimpole - 8+ Spotted Flycatchers (Robin Cox)

Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday, 22 August

Wicken Fen - GLOSSY IBIS on Bakers Fen until 11:30h at least (Dave Palmer)

Burwell Fen - 3 Garganey (Monica & Owen Marks)

Murrow - Black Redstart in a private garden (Marie Barton)

Grafham Water - Knot (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - Little Stint, Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Thurday, 21 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Greenshank (Richard Jackson)

Grafham Water - Knot, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (David Hollin); ad Caspian Gull, 55+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wednesday, 20 August

Blackbush - imm/fem REDSTART (STEVE DUDLEY)

Paxton Pits - Little Stint (Mark Brandon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Barry O'Dowd)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tuesday, 19 August

Kingfishers Bridge - GLOSSY IBIS (Bruce Martin)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, Little Stint (Martin Davis); Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 2 Turnstone, Green Sandpiper (David Hollin)

Wimpole Hall - clusters of 5, 6 & 11 Spotted Flycatchers, including dependent juveniles (Michael Wood)

Monday, 18 August 2014

Monday, 18 August

Cambridge - Peregrine on Adenbrookes' tower (Sarah Howlett)

Maxey Pits - fem Garganey (Bob Titman)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Little Egret, 14 Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Sunday, 17 August

Grafham Water - 3 Turnstone, 7+ Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2+ Curlew, 50_ Yellow-legged Gull, juv Caspian Gull (Mark Ward); Osprey, 2 Hobby, Peregrine (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - 18 Garganey, c.50 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 2 Mediterranean Gull south (Brendan Doe)

Holme Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET in channel at Frog Hall off Conquest Drove, east of bridge (Hugh Wright)

Fowlmere - 2 Wheatear, 2 Hobby (Steve Cooper)

Milton Tip - juv Caspain Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Wheatear (Sarah Howlett)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Saturday, 16 August

Fen Drayton - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Ferry Mere (Hugh Venables; Matt Mason)

Grafham Water - Red-crested Pochard, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank (Richard Patient)

Tubney Fen - 2 Wheatear (Monica & Owen Marks)

Friday, 15 August

Tubney Fen - Wheatear (Giles Merritt)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sunday, 10 August

Grafham Water - 2 Osprey, 2 Hobby (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - 2 Crane, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 6 Garganey (Louise Bacon)

Saturday, 9 August

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3+ Kingfisher Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 2 Osprey (Louise Bacon)

Ouse Washes - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Crane, 4 Whimbrel over, 6 Garganey, Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Richard Thomas)

Friday, 8 August 2014

Friday, 8 August

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (Andy Hannaford)

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Thursday, 7 August

Wicken - GREAT WHITE EGRET opposite Brett Hide on Baker's Fen (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE 17:10h (Matt Mellor); also Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 70 Ruff, 7 Garganey, Wheatear, 2 Hobby (Ade Cooper)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tuesday, 5 August

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE still present (Mark Peck)

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Barry O'Dowd)

Monday, 4 August

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE half-way between Steven's Hide & the Railway (Richard Jackson)

Grafham Water - 60+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Burwell Fen - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, 42 Snipe, 19 Yellow Wagtail (Andy Hannaford)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, 3+ Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Stuart Elsom, Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday, 3 August

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE  on first pool north of Stevens hide (Jonathan Taylor); also Little Stint, 2 Crane, 11 Garganey, Curlew, 97+ Ruff, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Garganey, Green Sandpiper (Richard Allison)

Paxton Pits - 2 Turnstone through (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 3 Garganey, Black Turn, juv Caspian Gull, 10+ Common Sandpiper (Richard Patient, Mark Ward)

Berry Fen - Peregrine, Hobby, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher (Vic & Pauline Cozens)

Saturday, 2 August

Paxton Pits - Flock of c.50 Knot through Pumphouse Pit, 3 Garganey (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE still present (Jamie Wells); also Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, 80+ Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 10 Garganey, Hobby (Ade Cooper); Corncrake calling at Eairth (Duncan McNiven)

Ouse Washes, Earith - Corncrake calling (Duncan McNiven)