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 May 2014

Friday, 30 May

Cambridge Research park - Cetti's Warbler (Ian Burfield)

Quy - Crane over the A14 nearby (Paul Pulham)

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Thursday, 29 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - BLACK-THROATED DIVER on Ferry Lagoon 08:25h, departed west 08:30h (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Whimbrel, Little Gull, pair Red-crested Pochard, 2 Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 28 May

Paxton Pits - Whimbrel, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Nene Washes - SPOONBILL over west 15:30h (Jonathan Taylor)

Wicken Fen - 3+ Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Bearded Tits, 2 Hobby, 5+ Cetti's Warbler (Will Burdett, Nikki Dibb, John Walsh)

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tuesday, 27 May

Farcet Fen - Whimbrel over (Steve Dudley)

Monday, 26 May 2014

Monday, 26 May

Paxton Pits - 3 Red-creasted Pochard, Whimbrel (Martin Davis); Mandarin, Little Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Waterbeach - Hobby (Ian Burfield)

Sutton Meadlands - 6 Turtle Doves (Mark Peck)

Grafham Water - HONEY BUZZARD (Richard Patient)

March Farmers - SPOONBILL flew west 06:10h (Steve Dudley)

Sunday, 25 May

Ouse Fen - Hobby, Turtle Dove (Matt Mellor)

March Farmers - SPOONBILL still present, asleep on wash 1 mile west of entrance (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 2 Knot (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Helpston - 5+ BEE-EATERS over village (per RBA)

Dry Drayton - WHITE-TAILED SEA EAGLE over village (Mike Clydesdale)

Grafham Water - 4 Sanderling, White Wagtail (Mark Hill)

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Saturday, 24 May

Paxton Pits - 2 Knot, Sanderling, 2 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Hobby, Cuckoo (Martin Davis)

March Farmers - SPOONBILL, Garganey (Steve West)

Ouse Washes - 3 Garganey, 2 Greenshank (Gavin Paterson)


Friday, 23 May 2014

Friday, 23 May

Nene Washes - fem RED-NECKED PHALAROPE from March Farmers, also 2 Turnstone, 3 Sanderling (Jonathan Taylor); still present 11:45h, 'scope required (Steve Dudley); still present 12:20h (Mark Peck); still present 14:40h, Bar-tailed Godwit over (Martin)

Lode - Turtle Dove, Spotted Flycatcher (Peter Wells)

Paxton Pits - Knot, Sanderling, Whimbrel, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen -Whimbrel, Hobby, 3 Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Stonechat (Tim Dee)

Wicken Fen - Hobby, 2 Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, roding Woodcock, 7 Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit (Gavin Paterson)

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Thursday, 22 May

Paxton Pits - 4 Sanderling, Whimbrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells); summer plumage Knot, 2 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

March Farmers - 4 Sanderling, 2 Grey Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 46 Ringed Plover (Jonathan Taylor)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Wednesday, 21 May

March Farmers - 2 Sanderling, juv Peregrine (Monica & Owen Marks); Wood Sandpiper, Grey Plover (Steve West)

Berry Fen - Greenshank (Mark Eaton); male Garganey, 3 Kingfishers (James Hanlon)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, 2 Sanderling (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Tuesday, 20 May

Paxton Pits - Black Tern, Grey Plover, 7 Sanderling briefly (Jamie Wells); 4 Black Tern, Little Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis); a second Whimbrel (Mark Ward)

Grafham Water - Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Gamlngay Wood - 3 Cuckoo (Julian Young)

Floods Ferry - Osprey (Mark Peck)

Monday, 19 May 2014

Monday, 19 May

Burwell Fen - LITTLE TERN briefly,  2 Sanderling briefly, 3 Greenshank, c.20 Little Egret (Richard Johnson)

March Farmers - Little Stint, 8 Sanderling, 2 Grey Plover (Charlie Kitchin); 44 Ringed Plover (Mike Weedon)

Eldernell - 2 Turnstone, 35 Ringed Plover (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - SANDWICH TERN, 2 Black tern (Mark Ward)

Grafham Water - 7 Sanderling on the dam (Mark Ward); 5 Barnacle Geese (Richard Patient)

Cam Washes - Hobby, 2 Garganey, Common Sandpiper (David & Jonathan Heath)

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunday, 18 May

Eldernell - GREAT REED WARBLER singing this morning (as per Jonathan Taylor); no further sign by 13:00h; 2 Crane present (Martin Davis)

Ouse Fen/Berry Fen - Black-winged Stilt with ring flitting between the two sites (Richard Thomas)

Offord Cluny - 2 juv BLACK-WINGED STILT off B1043, at TL221678 (as per Louise Bacon)

Cambourne - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW over (as per RBA)

Paxton Pits - 2 Sanderling, Arcitc Tern (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling, Woodcock roding, Grasshopper Warbler, Bittern (Tim Dee, Claire Spottiswoode)

Saturday, 17 May

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove, Common Sandpiper, Arctic Tern, fem Goldeneye, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - 3 BLACK WINGED STILT but distant (Neal Gates)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, also pairs of Turtle Doves at Sutton Gault and Gault Hole (David Hopkins); ad sum Mediterranean Gull at Sutton Gault 07:40h (Mark Peck)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling, Peregrine, 2 Hobby, 3+ Cuckoo, juv Bearded Tit (Michael Holdsworth)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Friday, 16 May

Paxton Pits - 2 BLACK-WINGED STILT in flight, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Hobby, Kingfisher (Martin Davis); fem Goldeneye (Jamie wells)

Berry Fen - BLACK-WINGED STILT (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - 3 BLACK-WINGED STILT briefly 19:40h (Graham Hirons); all 3 on cell 5 20:30h, one has a ring (Richard Thomas)

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Thursday, 15 May

Burwell Fen - Whimbrel, Garganey, Little Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Little Fen - Garganey (Mark Eaton)

Haddenham - pair of Spotted Flycatchers (Paul Mason)

Paxton Pits - 2 Hobby, Turtle Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Hardwick Wood - pair of Spotted Flycatchers (Vince Lea)

Wicken Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE calling, pair of Garganey, Little Owl at Bakers Fen (Christoph Zöckler)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Wednesday, 14 May

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler (Iain Webb)

Paxton Pits - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo, Turtle Dove (Martin Davis); Common Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Dove, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Hobby (Jamie Wells); dark-phase HONEY BUZZARD over 10:15h (Steve May)

Maxey Pits - Turtle Dove (John Saunders)

Lode - Spotted Flycatcher (Peter Wells)

Wicken - male Garganey from Charlie's Hide this morning, 9 Hobby at 12:30h (Andy Hannaford)

RSPB Hope Farm - Whinchat, Wheatear, Tree Pipit over (Derek Gruar)

Nene Washes - 3 Bittern, 2 Crane, 2 Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Cuckoo at Eldernell; 3 Crane, 3 Wheatear, Hobby at March Farmers (Stephen Heather, Martin Wightman, John Wells)

Cottenham - Turtle Dove (Martin Fowlie)

Haddenham - Turtle Dove (Jake Allsop); another over Broad Lan (Neil Howard)

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tuesday, 13 May

Cambridge - 3 pairs of Grey Wagtail along the Cam between Mill Lane and Magdalene Bridge (Iain Webb)

Paxton Pits -  Turtle Dove, Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Colne GPs - Turtle Dove (as per Mark Eaton)

Monday, 12 May 2014

Monday, 12 May

Paxton PIts - male Whinchat, Rock Pipit, Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Berry Fen - male Garganey, 2 Pink-footed Geese (Mark Eaton)

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Sunday, 11 May

Paxton Pits - adult male Peregrine, Hobby (Martin Davis); 2 Nightingale, Grasshopper Warbler (Mark Eaton)

Grafham Water - Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Arctic Terns (Mark Ward)

Nene Washes - 71 Ringed Pl.over, 106 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Whimbrel, c.50 islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Jonathan Taylor); drake Garganey at March Farmers (Steve West)

Ouse Washes - 2 Whimbrel (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Grasshopper Warbler, escape Black-winged Stilt (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Saturday, 10 May

Paxton Pits - summer plumage Sanderling (Martin Davis); 2 Turnstone (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - Ring-necked Parakete, Hobby, 4 Garganey (Steve West)

Ouse Fen - ALPINE SWIFT reported by an RSPB work party, but not relcoated

Grafham Water - Arctic Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit (Mark Ward)


Friday, 9 May 2014

Friday, 9 May

Grafham Water - Bar-tailed Godwit, Arctic Tern, 400+ Swift (Mark Hawkes); 4 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Little Fen - 2 Spotted Redshank (Mark Eaton); 3 Garganey, Greenshank, Hobby (James Hanlon)

Paxton Pits - 26 Dunlin (Jamie Wells); Turtle Dove over (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, escape Black-winged Stilt (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Thursday, 8 May

Little Fen - 2 Spotted Redshank, 15 Little Egret (Mark Eaton); pair of Garganey (Mark Peck)

Grafham water - Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat, 17 Dunlin (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Common Sandpiper, escape Black-winged Stilt (Dave Gandy)

Nene Washes - 2 Graganey, 35 Black-tailed Godwit at March Farmers, 2 Hobby, 3 Cuckoo (Hugh Wright)

Wicken Fen - Barn Owl, Little Owl, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Swifts reported in numbers from various sites over the last 48h.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May

Paxton Pits - 3 Bar-Tailed Godwit, Curlew, Whimbrel, Little Ringed Pover, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis); Turnstone (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Garganey, Common Sandpiper, escape Black-winged Stilt still  (Phil Jackman)

Burwell Fen - Grey Plover, Turnstone (Andy Hannaford)

Tubney Fen - Wheatear (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes RSPB - CATTLE EGRET, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, Bittern (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - Whinchat (Richard Palmer); Bar-tailed Godwit, Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Wilbraham Fen - Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, Cuckoo (Erica Towner, John Roote)

Berry Fen - 2 male Garganey, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Mark Eaton)

Little Fen - 2 Spotted Redshank (Neal Gates)

Tuesday, 6 May

Paxton Pits - TEMMINCK'S STINT (Jamie Wells); Common Sandpiper, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-Tailed Godwit (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Green Sandpiper, escape Black-winged Stilt still  (David Ebbutt)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Monday, 5 May

Cottenham - 5 Swift over (Bob Mansfield)

Neen Washes - Grey Plover, 4 Wheatear, Swift at March Farmers, c.70 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby at Eldernell (Monica & Owen Marks)

Castor Hanglands - 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 25 Garden Warbler, 24 Nightingale singing (Matt Webb)

Oxlade - CATTLE EGRET (Pauline & Vic Cozens)

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Sunday, 4 May

March Farmers - Spotted Redshank, 2 Grey Plover  (Steve Gann); Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 2 Avocet, Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - CATTLE EGRET still at Oxlade, Swifts, Hobbies (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Nightingales (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke)

Marsh lane GPs - 2 Swifts (Pauline & Vic Cozens)

Castor Hanglands NNR - Several Nightingale (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke)

Flag Fen - Peregrine, Golden Plover, Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Lesser Whitehroat (Dave Chambers)

Burwell Fen - 2 Greenshank, Whimbrel, 2 Garganey (Tim Dee)

Grafham Water -  2 Arctic Tern, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Common Sandpiper, 2 Avocet (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 3 May

Ouse Washes - CATTLE EGRET feeding around pond at Oxlode pumping station (Duncan Poyser); BAIKAL TEAL still from Four Balls Farm, Black Tern, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Garganey, Hobby, Bittern (Ade Cooper)

Grafham Water - Black Tern, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Avocet (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat, 1-2 Turtle Doves, Red-crested Pochard (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton - Ruddy Shelduck, Hobby (Mat Wilson)

March Farmers - Spotted Redshank (Paul Taylor)

Woodwalton Fen - Grasshoipper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Nightingale, Cuckoo, 3 Marsh Harrier, Hobby (Mark Curley)

Anglesey Abbey - 2 Crane circling (Christoph Zöckler, James Fowler)

Friday, 2 May 2014

Friday, 2 May

Grafham Water - 16 Arctic Tern over 06:15h (Mark Ward)

Roswell Pits, Ely - 15 Arctic Tern 08:45h (Neal Gates)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Arctic Tern, Common Sandpiper, 2 Nightingale, 2 Lesser Whitethroat amongst the warblers, escaped Black-winged Stilt (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - Whooper Swan, Peregrine, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Arctic Tern (Owen Marks)

Burwell Fen - 2 Arctic Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Whimbrel, 4 male Garganey, Hobby, 15+ Swift over (Richard Johnson)

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Thursday, 1 May

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern, Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - escaped BLACK-WINGED STILT with orange ring above the 'knee' on the left leg on Moore Lake 11:15-11:30h; later near Holywell Ferry Road just before the busway (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - 460 Arctic Tern present for a short time before departing at 20:10h (Mark Ward)

Burwell Fen - Bar-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper (Richard Johnson)