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:

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.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thursday, 31 July

Paxton Pits - 2 Turnstone,  Sanderling, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, Ruff (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes, Earith - 2 Corncrake calling (David Griffiths)

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Wednesday, 30 July

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 8+ Green Sandpiper, 6+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Garganey (Richard Johnson)

Ouse Washes - 2 Crane, Spotted Redshank from Cottier Hide, also 3 Garganey, 92 Ruff, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 51 Snipe, 26 Yellow Wagtails (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday, 29 July

Earith - Corncrake calling from 22:00h (Duncan McNiven)

Berry Fen - GLOSSY IBIS (Richard Thomas)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Monday, 28 July

Stow-cum-Quy - Hobby, 2 Little Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone (Jamie Wells)

Earith - Corncrake singing (Duncan Poyser)

Ouse Washes - TEMMINCK'S STINT near railway still, 2 Crane, Wood Sandpiper (David Hopkins)

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sunday, 27 July

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, 9 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis); Turnstone over (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE, TEMMINCK'S STINT, on pools nearest railway. Also Wood Sandpiper, Garganey, 5 Greenshank, 20+ Little Egret (Mark Ward)

Burwell Fen - Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper (Andy Hannaford)

Over - 14 Whimbrel over (Jeremy Lindsell)

Eldernell - 9 Crane from the CP (Steve Dudley)

Berry Fen - GLOSSY IBIS until 20:15h (Steve Cooper)

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Saturday, 26 July

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE on pool nearest railway (David Hopkins); still present but distant from Pymore side early evening (James  Hanlon); TEMMINCK'S STINT from Stockdales 11:00h (Richard Palmer); Spotted Redshank, 2 Garganey from Stevens Hide, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank from Cadbury Hide (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - juv Mediterranean Gull (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 2nd summer SABINES GULL (Martin Davis); flew north-east 21:10h (Mark Ward)

Burwell Fen - 14 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 25 July

Burwell Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 35+ Little Egret (Dave Palmer)

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE just south of railway, TEMMINCK'S STINT from Stockdales hide, Spotted Redshank, 11+ Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 25 July 2014

Thursday, 24 July

Berry Fen - SPOTTED CRAKE (Marl Eaton)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wednesday, 23 July

Paxton Pits - 2 Turnstone, 8+ Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tuesday, 22 July

Berry Fen - GLOSSY IBIS (Mike Everett); also Garganey, 3 Green Sandpiper (Mark Eaton)

Burwell Fen - juv Mediterranean Gull, 8+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 44 Little Egret, Whetear, Whimbrel over (Richard Johnson)

Nene Washes - Osprey over River Nene at Dog-in-a-Doublet, Wheatear at Eldernell (Charlie Kitchin)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET 11:00h (Roger Cresswell)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, 19+ Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 21 July

March - Turtle Dove at the crematorium (Andy Bayes)

Monday, 21 July 2014

Sunday, 20 July

March Farmers - Spotted Redshank, Greenshank (Charlie Kitchin)

Berry Fen - GLOSSY IBIS (Jem Holding)

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE on pool south of railway bridge 15:53h. Also 15 Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank (Hugh Venables); with Lapwing distantly over Pymoor village 9:40h (Neal Gates)

Saturday, 19 July

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED PRATINCOLE with Lapwings on the pool just south of the railway line at 15.50 until 17:20h. Also 16 Garganey, 8 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper reported (Ade Cooper)

Paxton Pits - 10 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank (Jamie Wells)

Berry Fen - GLOSSY IBIS (John Parslow)

March Farmers - Wood Sandpier, 3+ Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Friday, 18 June

Ouse Washes - 16 Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Wednesday, 16 July

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Diana Leech, Richard Palmer)

Maxey Pits - 10 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tuesday, 15 July

Burwell Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, c.20 Little Egret, c.55 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 8+ Green Sandpiper (Richard Johnson)

March Farmers - SPOONBILL, 4 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper (Charlie Kitchin)

Monday, 14 July

Ditton Park Wood - 5+ Nuthatch, 3 Marsh Tit (Kevin Wilson)

Burwell Fen - 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank (Martin O'Leary)

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sunday, 13 JUly

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, 17 Garganey, 3 Wood Sandpipers, Spotted Redshank, 41+ Ruff, 4 Avocets, 6 Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Paxton Pits - pair of COMMON SCOTER, ad Mediterranean Gull (Jamie Wells)

Saturday, 12 July

Fowlmere - 2 Peregrines (Doug Radford)

Paxton Pits - 2 COMMON SCOTER on Diddington Pit (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Little Staughton Manor Earthworks - 2 Turtle Doves (Richard Bashford)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, Spotted Redshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Avocets, 8 Green Sandpiper, 7 Greenshank  (Andy Hannaford); 2 COMMON CRANES and 4 Wimbrel over, 3 Garganey (Ade Cooper)

Heydon Grange - Quail calling just off Icknield Way, Turtle Dove (James Hanlon)

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Friday, 11 July

March Farmers - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Spotted redshank (Jonathan Taylor)

Glinton - Osprey over c.18:30h (Jonathan Taylor)

Fowlmere - 83 Mistle Thrush nearby pre-roost (Steve Cooper)

Friday, 11 July 2014

Thursday, 10 July

Berry Fen - 2 Wood Sandpiper over, 2 Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, c.20 Little Egret, Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Wednesday, 9 July

Ouse Washes RSPB - GLOSSY IBIS, a few Garganey, Golden Plover, 3 Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 10+ Greenshank (Diana Leech, Richard Palmer)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Greenshank (Roger Cresswell)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July

Eaton Socon - dark-phase HONEY BUZZARD over (Martin davis, Gary Rawlins)

Paxton Pits - Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - c.13 Green Sandpiper (Richard johnson)

Monday, 7 July

Ouse Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mike Burdekin)

March Farmers - GLOSSY IBIS, 160 Little Egret (Jonathan Taylor)

Sunday, 6 July

March Farmers - 2 Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 100 Little Egret (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHITE EGRET, Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 26 Garganey, 125 Little Egret, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Ade Cooper)

Wicken Fen - 12 Little Egret, Greenshank (Martin O'Leary)

Heydon - 2 Quail audbile from Icknield Way 1.5 miles north of the village (James Hanlon)

Fowlmere - Quail singing east of A505 (Steve Cooper)

Saturday, 5 July

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 79 Little Egret, 19 Garganey, Greenshank (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Friday, 4 July

March Farmers - GLOSSY IBIS (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Thursday, 3 July

Paxton Pits - Garganey, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Spoted Redshank, 8 Greenshank, 34 Ruff, Garganey, Bittern, 4 Turtle Dove (Ade Cooper)

March Farmers - GLOSSY IBIS, SPOONBILL, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greensahnk, 70 Black-tailed Godwit (Charlie Kitchin)

Wednesday, 2 July

New Shardlows farm - Little Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Tawny Owl (Jamie Wells)

March Farmers - 3 Crane, 40+ Little Egret (Richard Jackson); GLOSSY IBIS, SPOONBILL, 100+ Little Egret, Curlew (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET from Stockdales Hide (Richard Jackson)

Wicken Fen -  3 Cuckoo, 2 roding Woodcock, Bearded Tits, 2 Barn Owl, Little Egret, Little Owl nearby (Christoph Zöckler)