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 June 2014

Sunday, 29 June

Burwell Fen - 5 Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, pair of Garganey (James Hanlon)

March Farmes to Eldernell - 193 Little Egret, GREAT WHITE EGRET, SPOONBILL, 5 Bittern flights, 2 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank (Steve Cooper)

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Saturday, 28 June

March Farmers - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET (Charlie Kitchin); 2 SPOONBILL, Greenshank, 200+ Little Egret (Andy Bayes)

Ouse Washes -  GREAT WHITE EGRET, 26 Garganey, 5 Ruff, Greenshank, 25 Little Egret, pair Rimg-necked Parakeet (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 27 June 2014

Friday, 27 June

March Farmers - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 299+ Little Egret, 71+ Grey Heron (Charlie Kitchin); 4 SPOONBILL, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, male Scaup (Martin Davis)

Burwell fen - Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Cuckoo (Andy Hannaford)

New Shardlows farm - Little Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Thursday, 26 June

March Farmers - GREAT WHITE EGRET, though distant (Steve Gann); 160+ Little Egret, Greenshank, pair of Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 52 Black-tailed Godwit (Mark Eaton)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Wednesday, 25 June

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mike Knowles)

March Farmers - GLOSSY IBIS still this morning, 2 SPOONBILL this evening (Charlie Kitchin)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Tuesday, 24 June

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (John Parslow); still present 18:30h (Richard Thomas)

March Farmers - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Ruff (Charlie Kitchin); still present 20:00h, also summer plumage Spotted Redshank (Steve Dudley)

Holme Fen - Hobby, Water Rail, 23 passes of Woodcock during BTO survey (John Wells)

Monday, 23 June

Ouse Washes RSPB - 3 SPOTTED CRAKE calling, 9+ Water Rail, Bittern (Mike Burdekin)

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Sunday, 22 June

Witcham - Quail over 03:10h (David Hopkins)

Burwell Fen - 2 Hobbies, 2 Avocets (Martin O'Leary)

March Farmers - Greenshank (Steve West)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 2 Bearded Tit, 3 Cuckoo (Saimon Clarke)

Saturday, 21 June

Warboys - EUROPEAN ROLLER reported via Birdguides but no further sightings

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Garganey, Avocet, Hobby, 2 Corn Buntings (Gavin Paterson)

Maxey - Turtle Dove, 2 Cetti's Warblers (John Saunders)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Turtle Dove (Saimon Clarke)

Friday, 20 June 2014

Friday, 20 June

New Shardlows Farm - Little Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Burwell Fen - 21 Little Egret to roost, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Marsh Harrier (Christoph Zöckler)

Wicken Fen - Bittern, Woodcock, Grasshopper Warbler singing, but decreasingly so (Christoph Zöckler)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June

Ouse Fen - 4 Black Tern briefly (Dave Anderson)

Witcham - QUAIL calling in grassy wheat field towards Mepal (David Hopkins)

Tuesday, 17 June

Wicken/Burwell Fens - 6 Barn Owl, Curlew, 3 Marsh harrier, many Grasshopper Warblers (Christoph Zöckler, Tim & Carol Inskipp)

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Sunday, 15 June

March Farmers - 5 SPOONBILLS still present (Charlie Kitchen); also 2 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2 Garganey (Steve West)

Burwell Fen - 12 Avocets, Stonechat, 27 Little Egrets, Grey Partridge (Andy Hannaford)

Cottenham - Ring-necked Parakeet (Vicki Harley)

Warboys - Little Owl to the north along Heath Road (Trefor Jones)

Saturday, 14 June

Burwell Fen - 1st summer Mediterranean Gull (Richard Johnson)

March Farmers - 5 SPOONBILLS still present (Steve West); also 60 Little Egret (Phil Jackman)

Milton - Ring-necked Parakeet over the park-and-ride (David Wege)

Friday, 13 June 2014

Friday, 13 June

Paxton Pits - 2 Turtle Dove, Nightingale, Cuckoo (Jamie Wells)

Fulbourn - Little Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Thursday, 12 June

Paxton Pits - 2 Turtle Dove, 4 Nightingale, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Cuckoo (Martin Davis)

Cambridge Research Park - Turtle Dove (Ian Burfield)

Ditton Park Wood - Cuckoo, Nuthatch (Kevin Wilson)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Wednesday, 11 June

Swaffham Bulbeck - SHORT-TOED EAGLE over 07:15h (Trevor Dant)

Paxton Pits -  Hobby, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - 2+ Barn Owl, 8+ Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Cuckoo (Christoph Zöckler)


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Tuesday, 10 June

Ouse Washes RSPB - SQUACCO HERON on the Pilot Project, fields 8-9 (west of the main Ouse Washes) close to the railway (c4.5km from VC). Please do not venture beyond the
gate where there are cows and calves and a bull grazing. Can be viewed from
Steven's hide, although distant, and up to the gate. The cattle had got through the gate overnight; please be extra vigilant in making sure all gates are shut and secured with the chains provided. Thankyou! (Mike Burdekin)

March Farmers - 4 SPOONBILL, 2 male Garganey, 30+ Little Egret (Phil Jackman)

Ouse Washes - Spotted Crake singing at dusk c.400m south of Chain Corner, TL413775 (Mark Eaton)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Monday, 9 June

Ouse Washes RSPB - SQUACCO HERON on the Pilot Project, field 8 (west of the main Ouse Washes) close to the railway (c4.5km from VC). Please do not venture beyond the
gate where there are cows and calves and a bull grazing. Can be viewed from
Steven's hide, although distant, and up to the gate (Mike Burdekin)

March Farmers - 6 SPOONBILL (Jonathan Taylor)

Turtle Doves reported from Reach, Paxton Pits, Fulbourn; also recently from Needingworth (3), Fen Drayton (3)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sunday, 8 June

Cambridge - Crossbill over Lovell Rd (Jon Heath)

Saturday, 7 June

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove, 4 singing Nightingales (Martin Davis); GREAT WHITE EGRET over (Mark Brandon, Gill Butt)

Burwell Fen - Imm. SPOONBILL, Stonechat, Peregrine, Hobby, 5 Avocets (Brendan Doe)

March Farmers - 3 imm. and one adult SPOONBILL, 7 Garganey, 80 Little Egret (Ade Cooper & Richard Patient)

Friday, 6 June 2014

Friday, 6 June

Little Wilbraham Fen - Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, 3 Turtle Dove early morning (Michael Holdsworth)

Fulbourn Fen NR - 2 Hobby, Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday, 5 June

Wicken Fen - 4+ Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Cuckoo, 3 Woodcock, 4 Hobby, 2 Bearded Tit, Barn Owl 19:30-2:45h (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wednesday, 4 June

Great Abington - pair of Turtle Dove (Iain Webb)

Burwell Fen - Hobby, Grasshopper Warblers, Avocet (Christoph Zöckler)

Wicken Fen - SAVI'S WARBLER singing late evening, audible from the central boardwalk or Tower Hid. Recording of the bird singing here Savi's Warbler XC181143 (Christoph Zöckler). Listen/watch only from the boardwalks and main paths currently open and mowed. Any tape luring or 'going in' will mean closing the area.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June

March Farmers - SPOONBILL, 3 Avocet (Charlie Kitchin)

Monday, 2 June 2014

Monday, 2 June

Wicken Fen - 3+ SPOONBILL over 14:45h, may have landed nearby (Garth Peacock); a single SPOONBILL at Burwell Fen this evening, also Greenshank (Richard Johnson)

March Farmers - RED-NECKED PHALAROPE present but elusive,  2 Crane, 2 Garganey (Ian Gordon)


Sunday, 1 June

March Farmers - male RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 4 SPOONBILL, 3 Sanderling, 30 Ringed Plover (Jonathann Taylor)

Cambridge - HONEY BUZZARD north over Kendal Way 11:43h (Rihcard Johnson)

Grafham Water - 2+ Turtle Dove, Avocet (Mark Hawkes)

Kingfishers Bridge - Hobby, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher (Ian Burfield)

Paxton Pits - Curlew, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - pair of Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit, Bittern (Ed Gill)

Fulbourn Fen NR - 2 Hobby, Cuckoo nearby (Donal McCarthy)

Balsham - Turtle Dove (Donal McCarthy)

Ouse Washes - QUAIL just south of Pymoor railway bridge, maleGarganey, Ring-necked Parakeet (Brendan Doe)

Burwell Fen - 2 Garganey, Hobby, 40 Little Egret (Martin O'Leary)

Saturday, 31 May

March Farmers - male RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 4 SPOONBILL (Jonathann Taylor), 2 Grey Plover, Bittern (Steve West)

Grafham Water - Green Sandpiper (Mark Ward)