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, 30 April 2014

Wednesday, 30 April

Ely - singing WOOD WARBLER along Deacons Lane (Neal Gates); in trees by playground just behind Paradise Gym 10:45h (Geoff Barlow); in Linden Trees along Deacons Lane 19:15h (Rod & Jamie Wilson)

Paxton Pits - male Garganey (per RBA); imm White-fronted Goose (Martin Davis)

March Farmers - Crane over west, Spotted Redshank, Avocet, Whimbrel, Greenshank, Cuckoo, Wheatear (Mike Wilson)

Hinxton - male Hooded Merganser of unknown origin on the River Cam nearby (David Goulding). Present for a few days now and likely present last year as in immature bird.

Wicken Fen - 4 Cuckoo, Nightingale, Whinchat, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 pairs Bearded Tit, 2 Water Rail, Tawny Owl (Michael Holdsworth)

Fen Drayton Lakes - male Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Avocet, 2+ Cuckoo (Richard Jackson)

Castor Hanglands - 21 Nightingale (Matt Webb)

Ouse Washes - CATTLE EGRET moved to washes from Oxlode (David Hopkins); 5 Garganey, 2 Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank (Dave Gandy)

Berry Fen, Bluntisham - 2 Whimbrel, Garganey, Common Sandpiper (Philip Bubb, Christoph Zöckler)

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tuesday, 29 April

Nene Washes - Spotted Redshank from Poplar House Farm, Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear (Ben Green); also 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whooper Swan & a second Greenshank (Charlie Kitchin)

Paxton Pits - Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis); juv White-fronted Goose (Jamie Wells); Wheatear (Mark Ward)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still (Mark Ward)

Colne GPs - Pink-footed Goose (Mark Ward)

Monday, 28 April 2014

Monday, 28 April

Little Wilbraham/Teversham Fens - 4+ Grasshopper Warblers reeling early morning, 2 Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler (Michael Holdsworth)

March Farmers - 7 Wheatear, Greenshank, male Garganey, 'loads' of Yellow wagtails (Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sunday, 27 April

Paxton Pits - Black Tern, 10 Arctic Terns through (Mark Ward); 5 more Arctic Tern, another Black Tern, 2 Avocet, Swift over (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 3 Arctic Terns, 2 Avocets (Mark Hawkes)

Great Shelford - Hauxton Footpath fem BLACK REDSTART (Ali Cooper)

Black Bush - 3 DOTTEREL still present (Dave Chambers)

Castor Hanglands - 12 Nightingale singing (Matt & John Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Avocet, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Arctic Tern, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swift (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday, 26 April

Paxton Pits - 7 Bar-tailed Godwits, 12 Whimbrel over, 2 Little Terns, 2 BLACK TERNS, 3 Arctic Tern, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear (Mark Ward, Martin Davis, Ade Cooper, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - BLACK KITE over, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, 2 Whimbel (Richard Patient)

Ferry Meadows - BLACK TERN (Howard Butler);  LITTLE TERN (Mike Weedon)

Burwell Fen - 2 Greenshank, Ruddy Duck (Brendon Doe)

Fowlmere village - BLACK REDSTART (Gary Thornton)

Ouse Washes - Bar-tailed Godwit, 6+ Garganey, Greenshank, Hobby, booming Bittern (James Hanlon); BAIKAL TEAL still, though elusive, 2 GLOSSY IBIS, Wheatear (Brendan Doe)

Black Bush - 3 DOTTEREL still present (Hugh Wright)

Cam Washes - White Wagtail, Wheatear, 3 Swift (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - WHITE STORK over south-east, 2 Arctic Tern, 4 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, Nightingale, Hobby (Nigel Sprowell)

Swaffham Prior - WHITE STORK over flying east (Andrew Taylor)

Friday, 25 April 2014

Friday, 25 April

Black Bush - 3 DOTTEREL between Daw's drove and Ives Drove, c.TL250943, until 08:20h at least (Hugh Wright); still present 12:30h (Alex Quig)

Eldernell - 3 BRENT GEESE east along the wash (Ben Green)

Ferry Meadows - 15 Arctic Tern, BRENT GOOSE on Gunwade, departed 14:25h (Mike Weedon)

Holt Fen - Wheatear (Gavin Paterson)

Fowlmere - flock of 36 Whimbrel over east 18:51h (Ade Cooper)

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Thursday, 24 April

Nene Washes - Hobby over Low Wash (Steve Gann); Cuckoo, 2 Cetti's Warbler at Eldernell (Gavin Paterson);  RING-NECKED DUCK at March Farmers this morning. Viewable from Poplar House Farm in the evening (Ben Green)

Ferry Meadows - good numbers of warblers including 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler (Brian Stone); LITTLE TERN on Gunwade Lake departed c.13:45h (Mike Weedon)

Cambridge - House Martins around the colony on the old LMB this morning (Sarah Howlett)

Paxton Pits - Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 4+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Hobby, Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Abbots Ripton - WOOD WARBLER singing in Holland Wood, a private site (Richard Broughton)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wednesday, 23 April

Baker's Fen, Wicken - 2 Garganey, 2 Avocet (Tim Dee); 4 Woodcock, 2 Cuckoo, with Reed, Cetti's, Sedge & Grasshopper Warblers (Andy Hannaford)

Burwell Fen - Wheatear, Greenshank, 4 Avocet, 4 Garganey, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Cuckoo, Marsh Harrier with green wing tags (Tim Dee); a further 4 Garganey & 2 Wheatear (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Little Gull (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat, Grasshopper Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern with Common Terns (Brian Stone)

Ouse Washes RSPB - CATTLE EGRET opposite Stockdales Hide,  6 Garganey, Peregrine (Gavin Paterson); fem type BLACK REDSTART by Oxlode pumping station (David Hopkins)

Berry Fen - Peregrine (Gavin Paterson)

Wicken Fen - Cuckoo, Hobby, male Garganey, Bearded Tit, 8 Cetti's Warbler  (Dave Palmer)

Nene Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatear on low washes (Jonathan Taylor)

Castor Hanglands - 10 Nightingale singing (Matt Webb)

Star Pit - 3 Grasshopper warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Dave Chambers)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tuesday, 22 April

Ouse Washes RSPB - CATTLE EGRET seen in flight briefly from Stockdales Hide, ad Little Gull, 4 Garganey (David & Jon Heath); 3 calling SPOTTED CRAKE, Bittern, GREAT EGRET (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - 3rd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL, Whimbrel, 2 White Wagtail, ad Little Gull (Mark Ward); 2 Yellow Wagtail, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (John Hoppett)

Wicken Fen - male Garganey, Cuckoo, 7 Grasshopper Warblers reeling, Lesser Whitethroat (Gavin Paterson)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Arctic Tern on Gunwade Lake (Peter Beesley); also Garden Warbler (Brian Stone); 3+ Brambling (Mike Weedon); Common Sandpiper (Andrew Gardener)

Soham - Cuckoo (Andy Hannaford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Arctic Tern, 4 Black Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper, singing Nightingale, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden warbler ((Mike Everett); Greenshank (Richard Grimmett); male RING OUZEL between car park and Ferry Lagoon (Rod & Jamie Wilson)

Marsh Lane GPs - 16 COMMON SCOTER (Mike Everett)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Cuckoo (Mat Wilson)

Tiptree Marina - fem Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail in tilled fields nearby (Mat Wilson)

Cambridge - Swift over Barnwell East LNR (Iain Webb)

Paxton Pits - male Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 6 Nightingale singing (John Hoppett)

Nene Washes - Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Ruddy Shelduck with long-staying Ruddy Shelduck hybrid (Jonathan Taylor); RING-NECKED DUCK still downstream from march farmers (Steve Gann)

Monday, 21 April 2014

Monday, 21 April

Ouse Washes -  BAIKAL TEAL still present off Four Balls farm (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - 3 Little Gulls (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Little Gull, 6 Black Tern, 2+ Grasshopper Warblers, Cuckoo, 3 Common Sandpipers (Sarah Howlett)

Paxton Pits - Osprey, Cetti's Warbler, 5+ Nightingale singing, Lesser Whitethroat, Kingfisher (John Walsh)

Devil's Dyke - 2 Wheatear (Ken Hook)

Sunday, 20 April

Cam Washes - 2 RED-RUMPED SWALLOWS, RING OUZEL (Jon and David Heath); CATTLE EGRET (Richard Patient)

Wicken Fen - 2 Avocets over, Garganey, Cockoo, 4 Reeling Grasshopper Warblers (Gavin Paterson)

 Paxton Pits - 2 Wimbrel, Wheatear, 6 Arctic Terns (Martin Davis) 5 Bar-tailed Godwits (Mark Ward)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Saturday, 19 April

Ouse Washes -  BAIKAL TEAL reported as flying south

Fowlmere - WIMBREL, Grasshopper Warbler (Ade Cooper)

 

Friday, 18 April

Grafham WAter - GLAUCOUS GULL (Richard Patient)

Barnwell Pit, Cambridge - Cettis Warbler (Rob Pople)

Thursday, 17 April

Fen Drayton - Nightingale singing east end of Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - CATTLE ERGET, Spotted Redshank and 35 Avocet on Stockdale pool (Mike Burdekin)

March Farmers -  RING-NECKED DUCK still present (Charlie Kitchen)

Paxton Pits - WHIMBEL on pump house pit, SANDWICH TERN, Little Gull, 2 White Wagtails (Martin Davis)

Milton - GLAUCOUS GULL (James Hanlon)

Cambridge Research Park - Sedge and Reed Warblers (Ian Burfield)

Four Balls Farm - 2 Crane (Ian Burfield)

Wednesday, 16 April

Ellington - GREAT WHITE EGRET over heading towards Grafham Water (Mark Hill)

Ouse Washes - CATTLE ERGET on Stockdale pool (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - 3 BLACK TERNS, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Mark Ward)

Burwell Fen - 2 BLACK TERNS, 2-3 Garganey (Richard Johnson)

Fen Drayton - GLAUCOUS GULL on Ferry Lagoon

Cambourne Eco Park - Lesser Whitethroat (Iain Webb)

Tuesday, 15 April

Ouse Washes - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, BAIKAL TEAL & 2 GLOSSY IBIS  from four balls farm (Mark Peck)

Monday, 14 April

Ouse Washes - fem RING-NECKED DUCK & BAIKAL TEAL still from four balls farm (Jonathan Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - c.200 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler (John Hoppett)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sunday, 13 April

Nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET out of Decoy wood (Johnathan Taylor)

Cambridge - Cetti's Warbler singing at the small fishing lake off Newmarket Road by the football ground (Simon Gillings)

Ouse Washes - fem RING-NECKED DUCK and male GREEN-WINGED TEAL from four balls farm (Brendan Doe)

Burwell Fen - 2 Wheatear (Martin O'Leary)

Saturday, 12 April

Wicken Fen - RING OUZEL in field near new picnic area,  Woodcock  (Andy Hannaford); pair of Garganey, 2 Avocet, 2 booming Bitterns, 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zockler)

Pymoor - 2 GREAT WHITE EGETS south of Railway bridge (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Washes -  fem RING-NECKED DUCK still from four balls farm (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Fen - 2 Booming Bitterns (James Knightsbridge)

Nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET  (Mike Weedon); drake RING-NECKED DUCK still present at March Farmers (Johnathan Taylor)

Fen Drayton - White Wagtail, 4 Garganey, 240 Black-tailed Godwits (James Knightsbridge); Scaup (Richard Thomas)

Friday, 11 April

Nene Washes -drake RING-NECKED DUCK on March Farmers (Jonathan Taylor)

Eldernell - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Steve Gann)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Grasshopper Warbler (Andy Symes)

Wicken - RING OUZEL at Baker's Fen, Short-eared Owl at Burwell Fen (Claire Spottiswoode, Tim Birkhead)

Thursday, 10 April

Wicken Fen - male RING OUZEL (Dave Palmer)

Paxton Pits - male PIED FLYCATCHER (Stuart Elsom)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling fron NW corner of fen (Bruce Martin)

Ouse Washes -  fem RING-NECKED DUCK and male GREEN-WINGED TEAL from four balls farm (Mark Peck)

Wednesday, 9 April

Ouse Washes -  fem RING-NECKED DUCK still from four balls farm (Richard Palmer)

Paxton Pits - Brambling, 4 White Wagtails, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davies)

Grafham Water - 4 White Wagtails, 3 Yellow Wagtails (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April

Ouse Washes -  fem RING-NECKED DUCK still from four balls farm (Mark Peck)

Holme Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE from trundle Mere hide still (Chris Bowden)

Monday, 7 April

Paxton Pits - 2 Sandwich Terns,  Scaup, 2 White Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail  (Jamie Wells); Sanderling on Diddington Pit, Curlew over (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton - 2CY Glaucous Gull in the roost at the west end of Ferry Lagoon (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - Peregrine, Ruddy Shelduck of unknown origin (chris Boness)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sunday, 6 April

Dog-in-a-Doublet - GREAT WHITE EGRET still present (Geoff Barlow)

Paxton Pits - Nightingale singing just beyond Kingfisher Hide opposite Peters' Field. (Steve May) Scaup, White Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes -  fem RING-NECKED DUCK and SPOONBILL still from four balls farm (Ben Green); male RING OUZEL half a mile south of Sutton Gault (Mark Grooms)

Grafham Water - Siberian Chiffchaff North east lagoons. Singing for 2 minutes (Jonathan Taylor)

Cam Washes - 2 Avocet (Ian Burfield)

Saturday, 5 April

Dog-in-a-Doublet - GREAT WHITE EGRET in flight dropped down west of Whittlesey/Thorney road.

 Grafham Water - 2 Little Gulls (Richard Patient); Curlew (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL from Kingfisher Hide, Little-Ringed Plover, 50+Ruff, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Water Pipit (Ade Cooper, Richard Patient); fem RING-NECKED DUCK still from four balls farm, Goldeneye, 2 Curlew, 52 Whooper Swans (Monica and Owen Marks);  BAIKAL TEAL relocated on the washes 1/4 mile south of Sutton Gault viewed from west bank (Mark Eaton); OSPREY, 5 Garganey, Merlin, Peregrine, 1000 Black-tailed Godwits (Mike Burdekin)

Paxton Pits - Red-creasted Pochard, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Avocets, Scaup, 4 Cetti's Warblers (Jamie Wells)

Stuntney - 2 Common Cranes heading north west over Little Thetford (Duncan Poyser)

Fleam Dyke - Willow Warbler (Steve Hartley)

Friday, 4 April

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit on Dam, 3 Common Scoters, 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS (Ade Cooper) 

Maxey Pits - 2 Garganey (Richard Astle)

Fen Drayton Lakes - BAIKAL TEAL, 2 Little Gull, little tinged Plover, 2 Avocet (Christoph Zöckler, Phil Bubb)

Thursday, 3 April

Ouse Washes - AMERICAN WIGEON still to south of Pymoor railway bridge,29 Whooper swans, Little Gull (Colin Kirkland) Cambridge - Woodcock over Milton Rd. (Rob Law)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Wednesday, 2 April

Grafham Water - 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, LONG-TAILED DUCK (David Hollin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - BAIKAL TEAL (birdguides.com)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tuesday, 1 April

Ferry Meadows - Common Tern (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 ad Little Gull, drake Smew on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas); a third Little Gull, 3 Garganey briefly, Sedge Warbler (Mike Everett); BAIKAL TEAL still, male Scaup, Little Ringed Plover (Andy Symes)

RSPB Hope Farm, Knapwell - fem RING OUZEL (Derek Gruar)

Nene Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on High Wash near B1040 (Chris Lines); also reported from Eldernell (Steve Gann) and just south of Dog-in-a-Doublet bridge (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Washes - AMERICAN WIGEON to south of Pymoor railway bridge, also c.120 Whooper swan, 3 Garganey over, 3 Curlew over, Yellow Wagtail over (Owen Marks); 3 Garganey off Witcham Gravel, 15 Water Pipits to roost at Sutton Gault (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water - 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, ad Mediterranean Gull, 23 Goldeneye (Mark Ward)