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, 30 January 2015

Friday, 30 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe, redhead Smew (Richard Palmer)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, 18 Golden Plover with c.200 Lapwing (Martin O'Leary)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over the northern end again, also 3 Short-eared Owl, Merlin,  Peregrine (Steve Dudley)

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Thursday, 29 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over the northern end again (Steve Dudley)

Wednesday, 28 January

Wicken Fen - 3 male, 6+ ringtail Hen Harrier, 7 Marsh Harrier, Bittern (Chris Boness)

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Tuesday, 27 January

Ferry Meadows - Goosander, Goldeneye (Mike Weedon)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over the northern end again (Steve Dudley); also Short-eared Owl, 4+ Stonechat (Brian Stone)

Witcham - GLAUCOUS GULL over north 15:08h (David Hopkins)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Bittern, Merlin, Peregrine, Bearded Tits (Tony Lowe)

Nene Washes - 629 Bewick's Swan, 1162 Whooper Swan on farmland across the washes area (Jonathan Taylor)

Monday, 26 January 2015

Monday, 26 January

Little Thetford - 8 Crane over (Phil Smedley)

A505 near Royston - Merlin over into Cambs (Gareth Rees)

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sunday, 25 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present (Steve Dudley); Short-eared Owl (Chris Park)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE  EGRET on phase 3 (Richard Bradbury); 2 ringtail Hen Harrier (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 3cy Iceland Gull,  Adult  Mediterranean Gull, 14 Goosanders (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2nd c.y. Mediterranean Gull, 3rd c.y. Caspian Gull (Richard Thomas); pair of Goosander (Sarah Howlett)

Wicken Fen - male & 3 ringtail Hen Harrier, Merlin, 5 Barn Owl, 2 Woodcock (David Walsh)

New Shardlows Farm - Barn Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Saturday, 24 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present (Steve Dudley); HOODED CROW flew up from Trundle Mere area and went down in the Yaxley Fen area (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Ouse Fen -  Hen Harrier, Bittern (Richard Allison)

Paxton Pits - 2 Smew, Peregrine, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Mediterranean Gull, 11 Goosanders (Richard Patient)

Sutton Gault - 2 Water Pipits (Richard Bradbury)

Wicken  Fen  - 2 male and 6 ringtail Hen Harriers in to roost (David Walsh)

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owls (David Walsh)

Milton Estate, Peterborough - pair of RAVEN (Don Gardener)


Friday, 23 January 2015

Friday, 23 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over northern end again, ringtail Hen Harrier, also Nuthatch, 2 Marsh Tit in Jackson's Covert (Steve Dudley); also 3 Short-eared Owl, male Hen Harrier, male Merlin, Peregrine, 13 Whooper Swan (Andrew Tongue)

Farcet Fen - 2nd c.y. Mediterranean Gull (Steve Dudley)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Thursday, 22 January

Home Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still, 3 Short-eared Owl, barn Owl (Andy Bayes)

Paxton Pits - 1396 Wigeon, 691 Teal (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes - 12 Bewick's Swan, 220 Whooper Swan, Water Pipit at Chain Corner (Mark Eaton); 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL off Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS over high west (Richard Jackson)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tuesday, 20 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Smew on Drayton Lagoon (Mike Everett)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl, c.50 Reed Bunting, 30+ Snipe, 3 Stonechat (Dave Palmer)

Needingworth Pits - 10 Smew, 900 Wigeon, 130 Gadwall, 250 Teal (Colin Kirtland)

Monday, 19 January 2015

Monday, 19 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present at the north end (Steve Dudley)

Little Wibraham & Teversham Fens -  2 fem Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 4 Water Rail, 60 Fieldfare (Colin Kirtland)

Nene Washes - 1200 Whooper Swan, 500 Bewick's Swan, 828 Pintail, 98 Gadwall, 6000 Wigeon, 13 Crane, 1225 Black-tailed Godwit, male Hen Harrier, 7 Marsh Harrier (Jonathan Taylor)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunday, 18 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still (Steve Dudley); also 4 Short-eared Owl (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); 4 RAVEN (Andrew Seth)

Grafham Water - Scaup (Mark Hawkes); 3rd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL, 15 Goosander (Mark Ward)

Barleycraft - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 8 Smew, c.50 Black-tailed Godwits, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Richard Bradbury)

Beechwoods NR - 22 Brambling (Ken & Maggie Hook)

Witcham Gravel - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Short-eared Owl (David Hopkins)

Little Gidding - 2 RAVEN over (Richard Jones)

Eldernell - male Hen Harrier, 5 Marsh Harrier, 11 Crane, 8 Short-eared Owl (Duncan Ritchie)

Wicken Fen - male & 4 ringtail Hen Harrier, 4 Barn Owl,  Short-eared Owl (David Walsh) 

Saturday, 17 January

Cottenham - female Merlin through Broad Lane, Green Sandpiper (Ian Ellis)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still (Steve Dudley)

Landbeach Tip - 2nd win GLAUCOUS GULL viewed from Cottenham Long Drove (James Hanlon)

Barleycraft - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 Smew, 320 Black-tailed Godwits (Mark Eaton)

Maxey Pits - 19 Goosander (Bob Titman)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 62+ Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff (Sarah Howlett)

Hemingford Grey - Barn Owl over the A1096 (Vic Couzens)

Friday, 16 January 2015

Friday, 16 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still (Steve Dudley)

Landbeach Tip - 2nd win GLAUCOUS GULL viewed from Cottenham Long Drove (James Hanlon)

Wicken area - male merlin, male Hen Harrier, 5 Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl at Burwell Fen (Andrew Maddocks, Jeff Stenning)

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Thursday, 15 January

Late news from Sunday, 11 January: Burwell Fen - dark-breasted Barn Owl (ssp. gutatta), also 2 Short-eared Owl (Norman Ratcliffe, Ian Swgart)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Wednesday, 14 January

Witcham Gravel, Ouse Washes - 2nd win GLAUCOUS GULL, also Hen Harrier and Short-eared Owl recently (David Hopkins)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present (Steve Dudley)

Monks Wood - 6+ Red Kite flushed from roost c.16:00h (Richard Broughton)

Tuesday, 13 January

Wicken Fen - 3 male & 5 female Hen Harrier (Colin Kirtland)

Kingfsiher's Bridge - 108 Gadwall, 80 Shoveler, 250 Wigeon, 220 Teal (Colin Kirtland)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Sunday, 11 January

Ferry Meadows - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL (Matt Webb)

Farcet Fen - 2 RAVEN over (Steve Dudley)

Grafham Water - 18 Goosander, 2 Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS at Swavsey Lake (Richard Bradbury)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still (Mark Hawkes)

Beechwoods NR - 30+ Brambling (Chris Rider)

Saturday, 10 January

Beechwoods NR - 20+ Brambling (John Raven)

Milton Tip - juv & 2nd win GLAUCOUS GULL in the area (Ade Cooper); 3rd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL at Cottenham, Long Drove (Andrew Tongue)

Wimpole Hall - 6 pairs of Mandarin (Jeremy Blenes)

Fowlmere - Bittern swimming to left of Reedbed Hide (Matt Mellor)

Friday, 9 January 2015

Friday, 9 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern on Far Fen Lake (Richard Palmer)

Wimpole Hall - 6 Mandarin, Little Owl (Barbara York)

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Wednesday, 7 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (Steve Dudley)

Burwell Fen - Bearded Tit, c.400 Golden Plover, 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Stonechat (Andy Hannaford)

Cambridge - Peregrine over Pembroke College (Matt Mellor)

Milton Tip - GLAUCOUS GULL, 4 Caspian Gull , 8+ Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine (James Hanlon)

Tuesday, 6 January

Burwell Fen - 4 Short-eared Owl, 4 Barn Owl, 2 Merlin (Mat Wilson)

Monday, 5 January 2015

Monday, 5 January

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still (Steve Dudley)

Milton Estate, Peterborough - RAVEN over (Don Gardener)

Eldernell - 7 Short-eared Owl, male Hen Harrier, Merlin, 2 Crane (Ian Gordon)

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday, 4 January

Paxton Pits - Woodcock, Grey Wagtail, 21 Corn Buntings (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - Woodcock, Cetti's Warbler (Isaac Swift)

Holme Fen - 2 Short-eared Owls (David Walsh)

GEGB Reservoir - GLAUCOUS GULL (Matthew Webb)

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Saturday, 3 January

Paxton Pits - Pink-footed Goose, Black-tailed Godwit (Jamie Wells)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 2 Short-eared Owl (Chris Jones)

CEGB Reservoir - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL (Chris Jones)

Milton Tip - 2nd win GLAUCOUS GULL, 5 Caspian Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Cooper)

Ouse Washes, Earith to Jolly Bankers - 3 Water Pipit, 3 Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, c.200 Whooper Swan, c.100 Corn Bunting (Mark Eaton); also Bittern along Queen Adelaide way, 130 Bewick's Swan just north of Manea, 7 Tundra Bean Geese in flight (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 2 January 2015

Friday, 2 January


Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD at northern end again (Steve Dudley)
 
Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe on Elney Lake, 16 Goldeneye (Colin Kirtland)

Paxton Pits - Pink-footed Goose, 2 Goosander, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - 4 Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier, 3 Barn Owl, 3 Stonechat (Andy Hannaford); also 3 Bewick's Swan; Hen harrier at Tubney Fen (Andy Symes)

Dogsthorpe Tip - Bearded Tit calling, imm. GLAUCOUS GULL (Stuart Ball)

Eldernell - 4 Crane (Stuart Ball)

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Thursday, 1 January

Paxton Pits - male Smew, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine (Jamie Wells); Black-necked Grebe reported

Ferry Meadows - 2nd yr ICELAND GULL over, 3 Goosander, Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Ouse fen - 1000 Lapwing, 200 Golden Plover, 6+ Bearded Tit (Mike Everett); Jack Snipe, Pink-footed Goose (Andy Cotton)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS, Bittern, redhead Smew (Andy Cotton); Ruddy Shelduck, 39 Egyptian Geese, Merlin (Richard Thomas)

Needingworth Lakes - male & 5 redhead Smew (Jeff Stenning, Andrew Maddocks)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (Mike Weedon)

Dogsthrope Tip - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Mike Weedon)

Goostree Farm area - 6 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Tundra Bean Geese (Mike Weedon)

Eldernell - Hen harrier, Short-eared Owl, Bittern (Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - Bearded Tits, Kingfisher, Barn Owl, also 2 Peregrine at Kingfishers Bridge (Christoph Zöckler)