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, 31 October 2014

Friday, 31 October

Adventurer's Fen - Stonechat, 5 Cetti's Warbler calling, 3 Bearded Tit (Andy Hannaford)

Fordham - 2 SNOW BUNTING (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Nene washes - 20 Crane opposite Chill out cafe again,  commuting between here and Prior's Fen (James Hanlon)

March Famers - 3-5000 Golden Plover a couple of miles to the east (Mike Weedon)

Eldernell - the 20 Crane flew along the Nene at 16:40h, ringtail Hen Harrier, Stonechat Mike Weedon)

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Thursday, 30 October

Ferry Meadows - RAVEN over west, Stonechat, 15 Redpoll, 150 Fieldfare & 400 Redwing over (Matt Webb)

Whittlesey - GLOSSY IBIS to the south over Benwick Road 13:10h (Steve Dudley)

Nene Washes - 20 Crane opposite the Chill Out Cafe 13:00h (Andy Bayes)

Burwell/Adventurer's Fens - 5 Whooper Swan, c.1000 Golden Plover (Dave Palmer)

Burwell Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Merlin (Ian Dickerson)

Paxton Pits - Jack Snipe (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wednesday, 29 October

Grafham Water - male Scaup (Mark Hawkes); adult L. m. atlantis-type gull ("Azorean gull") in roost off Fishing Lodge from Mander car park (Andrew Tongue)

Nene Washes - 17 Crane from Chill Out Cafe layby, 15 Whopper Swan at March Farmers (John Sherwood)

Fordham - SNOW BUNTING http://cambsbirdclub.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/snow-bunting_29.htm (Kieren Allinson)

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tuesday, 28 October

Grafham Water - Stonechat, 4 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Black-necked Grebe, Scaup (John Hoppett)

Ouse Fen - 3000+ Golden Plover, Peregrine, GREAT WHITE EGRET, Short-eared Owl (Barry O'Dowd); a second GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mike Everett)

Eldernell - Restart reported (as per David Withrington)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Monday, 27 October

Grafham Water - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Black-necked Grebe, male Scaup (Mark Hawkes); LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER along Church Road (David Hollin)

Burwell Fen - rintail Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford); 2 more Short-eared Owl appeared 16:50h (Matt Mellor)

Newmarket - 9+ Brambling on Beech mast alongside the July Race Course (Kevin Wilson

Ouse Washes - 20 Whooper Swan, Grey Plover, c.900 Lapwing (Monica & Owen Marks)

Fordham - RICHARD'S PIPIT heard but not seen (James Hanlon)

Paxton Pits - Water Pipit (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Beechwoods LNR - 3+ Brambling (Mike Foley)

Sunday, 26 October

Grafham Water - Scaup, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mark Ward)

Burwell Fen - WAXWING over (James Hanlon)

Wilbraham Fen - Peregrine, Reev's Pheasant (Saiman Clark)

Woodwalton FEn - Hen Harrier, Merlin (Mike Weedon)

Fordham - RICHARDS PIPIT with Meadow Pipits in long grass between Fordham and Chippenham (David Collins)

Saturday, 25 October

Paxton Pits - Pink Footed Goose with 400 Greylag Geese, Water Rail, pair Stonechat, Peregrine (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - 94 Whooper Swan, c.2500 Golden Plover, 30+ Ruff, 4 Stonechat, also Water Pipit at Sutton Gault (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Fen - GLOSSY IBIS, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Richard Thomas); Short-eared Owl (Richard Grimmett)

Woodwalton Fen - ad male Hen Harrier, ad male Merlin (Mike Weedon)

Stretham Farm Reservoir - fem Scaup, 500+ Golden Plover (Carl Howard)

Friday, 24 October 2014

Friday, 24 October

Cambridge - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER along Mount Pleasant by entrance to Storey's House (Ade Cooper); still present 17:00h (Geoff Barlow)

Grafham Water - GREAT WHITE EGRET from Mander CP (Colin Addington)

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wednesday, 22 October

Grafham Water - 1st win Arctic Tern still (Mark Ward)

Mepal - RING OUZEL along Catchwater 11:45h (Mark Peck)

Earith - GLOSSY IBIS east towards the Washes 08:10, west long the River Ouse 17:22h (Graham Hiron)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October

Grafham Water - juv Pink-footed Goose, 1st win Arctic Tern, 15 Goldeneye (Mark Ward); Black-necked Grebe (James Hanlon); LEACH'S PETREL c.16:25h briefly before being killed by a Herring Gull (Stuart Elsom)

Earith - GLOSSY IBIS east towards the Washes 07:50, west long the River Ouse 17:52h (Graham Hiron)

Paxton Pits - Rock Pipit, Stonechat (Martin Davis)

Monday, 20 October

Cambridge - RING OUZEL off Huntingdon Road (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, Rock Pipit, Stonechat (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET,  5 Bearded Tit, 4 Siskin, Redpoll sp., 3 Swallow (Barry O'Dowd)

Sunday, 19 October

Burwell Fen - 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Little Stint, ringtail Hen Harrier (Peter Louden)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday, 17 October

Cambridge - Stone Curlew over Eachard Rd. @ 3 am (Christoph Zöckler)

Grafham Water - GREY PHALAROPE on dam (Mark Ward)

Thursday, 16 October

Grafham Water - GREY PHALAROPE (Colin Addington)

Cambridge - Peregrin  @ Museum of Technology (Paul Pulham)

Chain Corner - GLOSSY IBIS, 2 Whooper Swans (Mark Eaton)

Fowlmere - possible YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in willows by the spring hide (James Hanlon)

Farcet Fen - RING OUSEL (Steve Dudley)


Wednesday, 15 October

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED SKUA (Mark Hawkes) BLACK-NECKED GREBE (Tony Lowe)

Paxton Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Martin Davis)

Melbourn - RING OUZEL on private land (Matt Mellor)

Tuesday, 14 October

Grafham Water - 2 GREAT SKUA (Mark Ward, Jonathan Taylor)

Murrow - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in private garden (c/o RBA)

Paxton Pits - GLOSSY IBIS (Martin DAvis) LONG-TAILED SKUA (Mark Ward)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Friday, 10 October

Soham - 12 Redwing over, Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

Paxton Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - 2 Little Stint, 2 Grey Plover,  220+ Golden Plover, Peregrine (Chris Brown)

Bakers Fen - GLOSSY IBIS (Andy Hannaford)

Thursday, 9 October

Paxton Pits - Little Stint, ad Caspian Gull (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October

Paxton Pits - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER, along track between Education Centre and site of Hayden Hide, but was not showing at dusk  (Stuart Elsom); also 1+ Rock Pipit, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - juv Hen Harrier (Monica & Owen Marks)

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sunday, 5 October

Grafham Water - Little Stint, 4 Green Sandpiper, Siskin, 12+ Buzzard (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Saturday, 4 October

Paxton Pits - Mediterranean Gull (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Friday, 3 October 2014

Friday, 3 October

Ouse Fen - Jack Snipe (Barry O'Dowd)

Burwell Fen - Jack Snipe, 54 Snipe (Andy Hannaford); 2 Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Peregrine (David Palmer)

Wicken Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET in to roost c.19:00h (David Heath)

Thursday, 3 October

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Whinchat (Richard Jackson)

Cam Washes - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET which flew towards Wicken at 18:50h (David & Jonathan Heath)

Ouse Washes - Wood Sandpiper, Grey Plover, 2 Garganey, Whinchat, 6 Stonechat, 10+ Kestrel (Ade Cooper)