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.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sunday, 30 November

Paxton Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET was present again on Pumphouse Pit (Jamie Wells)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present at Trundle Mere (Brendan Doe); c.100 Pink-footed Geese over 10:30h (Mike Weedon)

Cam Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Hen Harrier, Barnacle Goose, Ross's Goose (Jon Heath)

Peterborough - pair of RAVEN over the Milton Estate (Don Gardener)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS, Ruddy Shelduck (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday, 29 November

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, 4 Short-eared Owl (Mark Ward et al.)

Paxton Pits - 2 Water Pipit, Woodcock, Green Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, Merlin, GREAT WHITE EGRET (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton - Ruddy Shelduck with 26 Egyptian Geese from entrance track, Smew (Hugh Venables); GLOSSY IBIS over (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - Barn Owl, 5 Short Eared Owl, ringtail Hen Harrier (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke); 2 Stonechats (Martin O'Leary)

Friday, 28 November 2014

Friday, 28 November

Paxton Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - male Hen Harrier (James Hanlon)

Baker's Fen - 2000+ Lapwing, 4000+ Starlings to roost, 2 Peregrine, 3 Short-eared Owl, ringtail Hen Harrier (Chris Brown)

Late news from Sunday, 9 November: Trundle Mere, Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD. See Rough-egged Buzzard for details.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Thursday, 27 November

Ferry Meadows - 6 Goosander (Roger Davies)

Burwell Fen - 2 Shoreared Owl, 3 Barn Owl, Merlin (Andy Hannaford)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Tuesday, 25 November

Ouse Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, Jack Snipe, 5+ Bearded Tit, Stonechat (Mike Everett)

Cambridge - Little Egret, Cormorant from Barnwell Bridge (Martin O'Leary)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Monday, 24 November

Grafham Water - 5 ad Bewick's Swan (Andrew Tongue)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl, 4 Stonechat (Andy Hannaford)

Brampton Wood - Swallow over (Tim Fryer)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday, 23 November

Barleycroft Lake - FIRECREST in the bushes/trees on the northern edge of the lake, facing Bluntisham (Richard Grimmett)

Pink-footed Geese reported  from several sites today, all in flight.

From Friday, 21 November: Burwell Fen -  GREY PHALAROPE 14:00h (Anthony Rhodes, Ken Sanderson)

Saturday, 22 November

Paxton Pits - 6 Red-breasted Mergansers. Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Tubney Fen - Hen Harrier, possible Merlin (Ian Dickerson)

Ouse Washes - Hen Harrier, 150 Black-tailed Godwits, 980 Whopper Swans (Brendan Doe)

Little Downham - 500+ Whopper Swans, 30 Corn Buntings at bottom of Red Caps Lane/Foxey Farm

Cambridge - Brambling in private garden (Chris Akhurst)

Colne GPs - 3000+ Golden Plover, 1500+ Lapwing, 47 Corn Bunting (Mark Eaton)

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Thursday, 20 November

Peterborough - WAXWING at top of tree near Job Centre on Broadway 14:15h (Brian Stone)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull, Stonechat (Howard Butler)

Wicken Fen - Bittern (Roger Cresswell)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wednesday, 19 November

Sutton/Mepal airfield - 6 Jack Snipe, c.30 Snipe (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water - 1st win Mediterranean Gull (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, 3 Stonechat (Andy Hannaford); 11 Whooper Swan, 500+ Golden Plover, 2 Crane over (Carl Howard)

Fen Drayon Lakes - Slavonian Grebe, 6 Goldeneye (Richard Jackson)

Trumpington - 1580+, Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Tuesday, 18 November

Fordham - RICHARD'S PIPIT still present (Andrew Maddocks, Jeff, Stenning)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Monday, 17 November

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Will Burdett)

Burwell Fen - 4 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Stonechat (Will Burdett)

Trundle Mere - Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, fem Merlin (Duncan Ritchie)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November

Ely Beet Pits - male Garganey (Duncan Poyser)

Brampton - GREAT WHITE EGRET over (Tim Fryer)

Burwell Fen - 3 Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, Stonechat (Mark Brandon)

Saturday, 15 November

Ely Beet Pits - male Garganey (Hugh Venables); Bittern (Duncan Poyser)

Fordham - RICHARD'S PIPIT (Daniel Osborne)

Eldernell - 12 COMMON CRANE, 2 Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier, 12 Bewick's Swan (Brendan Doe)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl (Peter Loudon)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & a female Hen Harrier to roost (Andrew Maddocks, Jeff Stenning)

Cam Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Robin Cox)

Friday, 14 November 2014

Friday, 14 November

Ouse Washes - male GREEN-WINGED TEAL c.300m north of Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)

Milton tip & surrounding fields - adult and 4th winter Caspian Gull, 6+ Yellow-legged Gull (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Thursday, 13 November

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull (Don Gardener)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November

Ouse Washes - Black-winged Stilt, but too distant to see if it was the ringed bird (Owen Marks)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe on Moore Lake (Richard Jackson)

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November

Ouse Washes, Sutton Gault to Jolly Bankers - 78 Whooper Swan, 4+ Water Pipit left the Gullet roost (Mark Eaton)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Goosander (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe on Moore Lake (John Le Gassick); GLOSSY IBIS on Ferry Lagoon c.13:30h (Pete Cook)

Wimpole - RAVEN still (Ade Cooper)

Berry Fen - GREEN-WINGED TEAL (David Griffiths)

Monday, 10 November 2014

Monday, 10 November

Berry Fen - GREEN-WINGED TEAL still present (Tony Lowe)

Ferry Meadows - Goosander, 4 Red-crested Pochard (Paul Taylor)

Wentworth/Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD near the A142 between the villages this morning (Rick Saunders)

Wimpole - RAVEN from the Folly this morning (Louise Bacon)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Sunday, 9 November

Berry Fen - GREEN-WINGED TEAL at east end of fen (Andy Cotton)

Ouse Fen - 2-3 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Richard Bradbury)

Fen Drayton - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew north-east 13:00h, SLAVONIAN GREBE and Bittern on Moore Lake, 10 Goldeneye (Hugh Venables)

Holme Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl (Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - 9 Whooper Swan (Carl Howard); ringtail Hen Harrier, Merlin, 3+ Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, 2 Barn Owl (Matt Mellor)

Grafham Water - 3 Bewick's Swan, fem Goosander (James Knightbridge)

Cam Washes - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET this morning (David & Jon Heath)

Eldernell - male & 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 20 Crane at dusk, 2 Short-eared Owl, 26 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Hope Farm, Knapwell - 3+ Tree Sparrow (Derek Gruar, Andy Stanbury, Kevin Middleton, Leane Holyoak)

Saturday, 8 November

Ouse Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS (Hugh Venables)

Fordham - RICHARD'S PIPIT, Long-eared Owl (Frank James); SNOW BUNTING (Daniel Osborne)

Sutton Gault - Water Pipit (Mark Eaton)

Guyhirn - 20 Crane still on Redgate Farm (Norman Sills) 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Friday, 7 November

Grafham Water - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Bewick's Swan, Pink-footed Goose (Colin Addington)

Castor Mill - male Goosander (Paul Taylor)

Haddenham/Aldreth Fens - c.1500 Golden Plover, Sanderling (Paul Mason)

Ouse Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mike Everett)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Thursday, 6 November

Fordham - RICHARD'S PIPIT, SNOW BUNTING both still present, TL6437 6999 (Jonathan Taylor)

LITTLE AUK found by Alan White at Alans Ark Soham TL592763  this morning. The auk appeared to be healthy. It has been taken into care by the Cambs Wildlife Care Centre Haddenham (Kevin Wilson).

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Wednesday, 5 November

Grafham Water - 3 Bewick's Swan, Scaup (Richard Palmer)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tuesday, 4 November

Fordham - RICHARD'S PIPIT, SNOW BUNTING both still present (Brendan Doe)

Earith - GLOSSY IBIS on Ouse Fen Wash 09:15h (Graham Hirons)

Guyhirn - 18 adult & 2 juvenile Crane from Chill Out Cafe (Norman Sills)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Monday, 3 November

Haddenham - juv Turtle Dove in a private garden (Ian & Sheila Dickerson)

Fordham - SNOW BUNTING about 100 - 150 yards along the track from the Fordham - Chippenham Road (Mat Wilson)

Paxton Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET (as per RBA)

Sunday, 2 November

Guyhirn - 19 Crane from Chill Out Cafe 13:40h (Ian Gordon)

Duxford - male BLACK REDSTART at west end of Heathfield housing estate (James Hanlon)

Fordham - SNOW BUNTING, RICHARD'S PIPIT still present (Matt Mellor)

Grafham Water - Azorean-type Gull, 4 Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Eldernell - Bittern, 2 Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier, Merlin, pair Stonechat, 20 Crane flew in at dusk (Gary Heath)

Cambourne - Short-eared Owl at Whomping Willow (Ken & Jonathan Hook)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Saturday, 1 November

Grafham Water - GREAT WHITE EGRET (David Hollin)

Fordham - RICHARD'S PIPIT in rough grass adjacent to northern edge of Chippenham Fen again, c.TL 643702 (David Collins)

Paxton Pits - Water Pipit, though mobile (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - RING OUZEL in end of hedge that tapers out adjacent to Ouse washes N of Pymoor fishing lake (David  Hopkins)

Hare Park - 7 Brambling on beech mast, TL583589 (Kevin Wilson)