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.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday, 29 September

Nene Washes - 5 GREAT WHITE EGRETS together briefly, before heading east along the River Nene (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe, Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat (Martin Davis)

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday, 28 September

Ouse Fen - DOTTEREL with Golden Plover at c.TL386727 but flushed by Peregrine 08:30h (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 2 Little Stint, Whinchat, Stonechat (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - Whinchat, 6 Stonechat at Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins); 2 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat at Oxlode (Monica & Owen marks)

Eldernell - 4 Crane, 2 Cetti's Warbler, c.12 Marsh Harrier (Mike Weedon)

Prior's Fen - Wheatear, juv Merlin (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 27 September

Grafham Water - 2 Wheatear, Stonechat (David Hollin)

Nene Washes - 6 Stonechat, Wheatear (Jonathan Taylor); 4 Crane flew east o9:45h (Phil Jackman)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe, 2 Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 26 September 2014

Friday, 26 September

Ouse Fen - DOTTEREL with Golden Plover at c.TL386727 (Richard Thomas)

Stretham - Fieldfare over west (Owen Marks)

Nene Washes - Corncrake & Quail flushed whilst cutting rank vegetation at March Farmers. Also 9 Crane, 2 Short-eared Owl in the area (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe still (Jamie Wells)

Haddenham/Aldreth - 1000+ Lapwing along each of Long Drove and Ewell Fen (Paul Mason)

Baker's Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, GLOSSY IBIS, Hobby (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, 35 Golden Plover, 10+ Ketsrel, Whinchat, 3 Stonechat (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Thursday, 25 September

Paxton Pits - 2 Knot, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Stonechat, 2 Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Baker's Fen, Wicken - GLOSSY IBIS, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mat Wilson)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper (Tim Dee)

Ferry Meadows - 2 RAVEN over (Howard Butler)

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September

Paxton Pits - 2 Knot briefly, Little Stint, Black-necked Grebe (Jamie Wells)

Baker's Fen, Wicken - GLOSSY IBIS, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, Garganey, 10 Cetti's Warbler calling (Andy Hannaford)

Burwell Fen -  Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Whinchat (James Hanlon)

Sutton Bridge - LONG-TAILED SKUA, 3 POMARINE SKUA, 6 GREAT SKUA to the south this afternoon (Jonathan Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - 1st win Mediterranean Gull briefly (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tuesday, 23 September

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe, Rock Pipit over (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 22 September 2014

Monday, 22 September

BARRED WARBLER trapped and ringed at a private site in north-east Cambs.

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 19 Little Egret, 17 Grey Heron (Mark Eaton)

Grafham Water - no sign of the White-winged Black Tern up to 10:15h, Little Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Mike Everett); also Mediterranean Gull, Rock Pipit, Garganey, 24+ Little Egret, 2 Turtle Dove,  64+ Dabchick (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe, Little Stint, Green Sandpiper, Rock Pipit (Jamie Wells)

Yelling - Whinchat behind cricket ground (Mark Brandon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday, 21 September

Grafham Water -  WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN (John Raven)

Sutton Bridge - 2 LONG-TAILED SKUA, 11 GREAT SKUA, 5 ARCTIC SKUA (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Garganey, Greenshank, 4+ Kingfisher (Mark Eaton)

Baker's Fen, Wicken - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 16 Little Egret (Martin O'Leary)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Saturday, 20 September

Grafham Water - 4 COMMON SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN, Rock Pipit, Hobby (Mark Ward)

RAF Wittering - BLACK KITE just to south over A1 (as per RBA)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 9 Ruff (Christoph Zöckler)

Trumpington - 154 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Friday, 19 September 2014

Friday, 19 September

Tubney Fen - male Redstart (Mark Peck)

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Whinchat, Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Monks Wood - c.25 Siskin, Hobby (Richard Broughton)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Thusrday, 18 September

Baker's Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 9 Bearded Tit, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

Barleycraft - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew in 19:15h, Hobby, 3 Whinchat (Mark eaton)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wednesday, 17 Septmber

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 18 Little Egret (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tuesday, 16 September

Sugley Wood - 4 Whinchat (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 4 Whinchat at the pilot project (Mike Burdekin)

Burwell Fen - 4 Hobby, 2 Little Stint, Wheatear (Dave Palmer)

Bar Hill - 5 Hobby over the golf course (Michael Clydesdale)

Fowlmere (not the reserve) - Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Hobby, 221 Meadow Pipit (Steve Cooper)

Monday, 15 September

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Avocet, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 16 Ringed Plover (Christoph Zöckler, Philip Bubb)

Baker's Fen, Wicken - GLOSSY IBIS (David Wege); also GREAT WHITE EGRET, 8+ Bearded Tit, 20 Little Egret (Norman Sills)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday, 14 September

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 21 Golden Plover, 6 Whinchat, Stonechat, Hobby, Weatear (Richard Johnson); Osprey attempting to catch fish in Burwell Lode briefly (Norman Sills)

Ouse Fen - Rock Pipit, 7+ Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers, Stonechat (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Black-necked Grebe, Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - SPOTTED CRAKE, Water Rail, Greenshank, Knot, Little Stint, 5 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Ade Cooper)

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

Cambourne - 2 Whinchat at Whomping Willow (Ken, Maggie & Jonathan Hook)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern (Hugh Venables)

Saturday, 13 September

Grafham Water - Little Stint, 5 Greenshank, Ruff (Mark Ward); Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Hobbies, 2 juv Peregrine (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - 7 SPOONBILL on Thomson's Pool (Mike Burdekin)

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Daniel Osborne)

Bakers Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET,  GLOSSY IBIS (Bartlow Wylie)

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Black-necked Grebe, Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells); Whinchat (Martin Shadbolt)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday, 12 September

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 7 Golden Plover (Dave Palmer); Wheatear, Whinchat, Curlew, 3 Hobby (Andy Hannaford)

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

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Thursday, 11 September

Berry Fen -  2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, one departed towards Ouse Fen (Richard Thomas)

Colne GPs - 36 Egyptian Geese (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Wicken - GLOSSY IBIS from Charlie's Hide, 2 Garganey, 2 Bearded Tit, Hobby (David Wege); PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 Little Stint at Adventurer's Fen (Colin Kirtland, David Hall)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Wednesday, 10 September

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Garganey, Greenshank, 50+ Snipe (Mark Eaton)

Burwell Fen - Little Stint, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Garganey, 2 Whinchat, Stonechat, 2 Kingfisher (Christoph Zöckler, Chris Brown)

Tubney Fen - 2 Crane over, Hobby, Wheatear (Chris Brown)

Adventurer's & Baker's Fens - GLOSSY IBIS, Hobby, 13 Bearded Tit, 12+ Cetti's Warbler, (Andy Hannaford)

Ramsey Dt. Mary's - Ring-necked Parakeet nearby (John & Sue Wells)

Tuesday, 9 September

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Little Stint, Golden Plover, 3 Whinchat (Mat Wilson)

Paxton  Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER,3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper (Martin Shadbolt, Tim Stowe, Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 157+ Ruff (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Redstart (Bob Mansfield)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Monday, 8 September

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Spotted Redshank, Little Stint (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Curlew, 2 Greenshank (Andy Hannaford)

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

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday, 7 September

Nene Washes - 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 80 Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine, 3 Hobby (Jonathan Taylor); 4 Crane, 12+ Marsh Harrier to roost, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Little Stint, 5 Red Crested Pochard, Peregrine, Hobby, Turtle Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Neal Parkin, Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Whinchat (Tony Rowe)

Saturday, 6 September

Paxton Pits - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Whinchat, 3 Red Crested Pochard, 2 Greenshank, 4 Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (James Hanlon, Richard Johnson, Ade Cooper); also 3 Garganey, 29+ Ruff (Brendan Doe) and Merlin (Christoph Zöckler)

Bakers Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (James Hanlon); GLOSSY IBIS (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (Ade Cooper)

Murrow - Redstart in a private garden (Marie Barton)

Bare Fen - Redstart (Richard Thomas)

Berry Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Richard Grimmett)

Over - 2 Whinchat (Richard Grimmett)

Friday, 5 September 2014

Friday, 5 September

Paxton Pits - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Whinchat, 2 Cetti's Warbler, juv Mediterranean Gull (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Boughton Lodge farm, Southoe - 2 RAVEN over towards Grafham, Tree Pipit over nearby 11:31h (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Spotted Redshank (David Hollin)

Wicken area - GLOSSY IBIS,  GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Curlew Sandpiper (Colin Kirtland)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Thursday, 4 September

Berry Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mark Eaton)

Lynch Wood, Peterborough - 3 RAVEN over south (Jack Thorpe)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1663 Tufted Duck on Island Pit (Martin Davis); a second BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Garganey (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank (Mat Wilson)

Baker's Fen - GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT WHTE EGRET (James Hanlon)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wednesday, 3 September

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, Greenshank, c.20 Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 30+ Snipe, 20+ Ruff, 2 Whinchat (Dave Palmer)

Ouse Washes - Hobby, 2 Crane, Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank(Monica & Owen Marks)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Tuesday, 2 September

Paxton Pits - 3 Curlew, Tree Pipit over (Martin Davis)

Wicken - 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET, GLOSSY IBIS on Baker's Fen (Tim Dee, Paul Farley)

Burwell Fen - 466 Teal, 415 Lapwing, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Merlin (Bruce Martin); 36 Ruff, Whinchat (Tim Dee); Garganey (Monica & Owen Marks)

Fidwell Fen - Little Stint (Bruce Martin)

Grafham Water - Osprey, 4 Greenshank, 2 Curlew, Wheatear, Whinchat, 20+ Yellow Wagtail (Mike Everett)

Ouse Washes - 5 Curlew Sandpiper from Kingfisher's Hide (Mike Burdekin)

Monday, 1 September 2014

Monday, 1 September

Fowlemere - 100+ Yellow-wagtail at Manor Farm (Doug Radford)

Burwell Fen - 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 23 Ruff (Tim Dee)

Witcham - male Redstart at Wardy Hill Drove (David Hopkins)