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, 27 February 2015

Friday, 27 February

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

Kirtling - RAVEN over into Suffolk (Chris Brown)

Wicken Fen - 4 Hen Harrier, Merlin, 8 Water Rail, 5 Barn Owl, Little Owl, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Colin Kirtland)

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Thursday, 26 February

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

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Barn Owl (Grant Powter)

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Wednesday, 25 February

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern, Barn Owl (Richard Palmer); GLOSSY IBIS at Swavesey Lake, GREAT WHITE EGRET in flight, pair of Smew (Chris Boness)

St. Neots - 4 RAVEN south over Little End Road 14:15h (Mark Hawkes)

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Tuesday, 24 February

St. Neots - RAVEN low over Riverside Park 13:45h (Richard Patient)

Needingworth Lakes - 2 redhead Smew (John Le Gassick)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Avocet, 7 BEAN GEESE briefly (Owen Marks)

Monday, 23 February 2015

Monday, 23 February

Eldernell - 2 Crane (David Withrington)

Isleham Washes - 11 Avocet (Mark Peck)

Grafham Water - 1st win Mediterranean Gull, 9 Goosander, Woodcock over road at Plummer (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Great Northern Diver still (Martin Davis)

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sunday, 22 February

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS on north side of Ferry Lagoon (Hugh Venables)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present (Matt Mellor)

Welney-Manea road: 8 Cranes at TL493927 with Bewick's and Whooper Swans  (Fred Heath; Norman Sills)

Needingworth Lakes - 6 Smew, Tree Sparrow, 2 Cetti's Warblers (Duncan McNiven)

Woodhurst - 30 Tree Sparrows  (Duncan McNiven)

Saturday, 21 February

Cottenham - juv Glaucous Gull (Brendan Doe)

Needingworth Pits - 4 drake & 12+ redhead Smew (James Knightbridge)

Ouse Washes - 3 Water Pipit, Jack Snipe (Mark Eaton); 2nd c.y. Glaucous Gull Ouse Washes N of Pymoor fishing lake, Peregrine (David Hopkins)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owls (Matthew Mellor)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present (Hugh Venables)

Wicken Fen - 2 male, 4 ringtail Hen Harrier, 4 Barn Owl, 14 Whooper Swan, Water Pipit (Christoph Zöckler); 2 further Barn Owl and 4 Short-eared Owl (Bruce Martin, Norman Sills)

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Friday, 20 February

Manea - 6 Crane nearby at c.TL994925 (Monica & Owen Marks)

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Barn Owl (David Walsh)

Grafham Water - immature ICELAND GULL (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - probable WOODLARK briefly but not relocated, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 128 Pied Wagtails (Martin Davis)

Witcham Gravel - 2nd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL, Merlin, Curlew (David Hopkins)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Thursday, 19 February

Swaffham Prior Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE between the village and Sunywood Farm (Adrian Hoyes)

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Wednesday, 18 February

Cottenham, Long Drove - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL at Landbeach Tip (James Hanlon); 2 Woodcock over north at dusk (Ian Ellis)

Ouse Washes, Chain Corner - c.150 Black-tailed Godwit, c.300 Golden Plover, 7 Water Pipit (Mark Eaton)

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Tuesday, 17 February

Swaffham Prior Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE from Whiteway Drove between Swaffham Prior & Upware again (Bruce Martin)

Dalham/Ashley - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present along the road between the villages, at TL709615, 11:00h (Dave Palmer, Chris Brown)

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

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS, 4 Smew, Caspian Gull, 10 Bullfinch (Calum Urquart)

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

Needingworth Lakes - 3 Smew (Richard Jackson)

Monday, 16 February 2015

Monday, 16 February

GREAT GREY SHRIKE 07:30-08:00h from Whiteway Drove between Swaffham Prior & Upware, at about TL546655 (Ade Long); present until 16:43h at least (Andy Hannaford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET at Ferry lagoon (Ian Anderson)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Martin Davis)

Witcham Gravel - 2nd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL (Duncan Poyser)

Sunday, 15 February

Cottenham Long Drove -1st winter and 3rd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULLS at tip (Richard Bradbury)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 4 Goosander (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - 4 Hen Harrier to roost, Bittern, 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Barn Owl, Little Owl (Hugh Venables)

Ely sewage works - probable SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Duncan Poyser)

Needingworth Lakes - 10 Smew (Tim Stowe)

Saturday, 14 Feruary

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 3 Egyptian Geese, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

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

Ouse Fen - 5 Smew, 2 Bearded tits (Louise Bacon)

Ouse Washes - 8 COMMON CRANE north of Manea (Brendan Doe)

Sutton Gault - Green Sandpiper, c.40 Black-tailed Godwits, c.500 Whooper Swans, c.45 Corn Buntings, Water Rail (Mark Eaton)

Nene Washes - 2  COMMON CRANE, 2 Short-eared Owl (Donal McCarthy, Ellie Burke)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3rd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas); GREAT WHITE EGRET, GLOSSY IBIS also present (Hugh Venables)

Witcham Gravel - 2nd c.y. GALUCOUS GULL (Duncan Poyser)

Friday, 13 February 2015

Friday, 13 February

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over northern Tower Farm again (Steve Dudley)

Fen Drayton Lakes, Ferry Lagoon - 3rd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL (Richard Thomas)

Cottenham, Long Drove - 1st win & 2nd win GLAUCOUS GULLS, 3 Caspian Gull on the tip (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Thursday, 12 February

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

Dalham/Ashley - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at TL709615, the old church site (Dave Palmer)

Paxton - Dark-bellied Bent Goose in field to north of Anglia Water road up to Offord Pumping Station (David Bale)

Ouse Washes - Water Pipit (Mark Eaton)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Wednesday, 11 February

Dalham - GREAT GREY SHRIKE by the Dalham-Ashley road, frequenting the long hedgerow and tall birch tree at google maps ref 52.225094, 0.502203, on the fringe of Cambs (Rob Ayers)

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chapel spire 13:45h (Saimon Clark)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Short-eared Owl (Colin Kirtland)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern, Hen Harrier, Woodcock, 10 Water Rail, 4 Tawny Owl, 50 Corn Bunting (Colin KIrtland)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tuesday, 10 February

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still in the northern area (Steve Dudley)

March - 6 Crane over east (Richard Caney)

Landbeach - 83 Tree Sparrows nearby (Dick Newell)

Burwell Fen - 3+ Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Wictham Gravel - 1st win GLAUCOUS GULL (David Hopkins)

Monday, 9 February 2015

Monday, 9 February

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

Godmanchester Sewage Works - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Steve Cooper)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Curlew (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - BEAN GOOSE (Richard Thomas)

Tear-drop lake, Hampton - Black-necked Grebe (Chris G)

Ouse Fen - pair of Smew (James Hanlon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (James Hanlon); GLOSSY IBIS, Black-necked Grebe, Bean Goose (MAT WILSON); Bean Goose considered rossicus, Tundra Bean Goose (Stephen Lowe)

Long Drove, Cottenham - 2 GLAUCOUS GULL on the tip (James Hanlon)

Wicken Fen - 6 Hen Harrier, 3 Barn Owl, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Water Rail, 2 Crane over (Andy Hannaford)

Nene Washes - 466 Bewick's Swan, 830 Whooper Swan, 14130 Wigeon, 375 Pintail, 211 Gadwall, 59 Ruff, 68 Snipe, 8 Short-eared Oal, 12 Crane (Jonatahn Taylor)

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sunday, 8 February

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Scaup, Goosander, 3 Green Sandpipers (Jamie Wells et al.)

Ouse Fen - 3rd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL briefly 07:40h, GREAT WHITE EGRET, Caspian Gull (Richard Thomas); 21 Smew, 2 Bearded TIt (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS, BEAN GOOSE, Black-necked Grebe(Mark Ward); Smew(Brendan Doe)

Cottenham - 2 GLAUCOUS GULL, 3 Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Landbeach - 40 Tree Sparrows just to the north (Jon & David Heath)

Burwell Fen - 20 Whooper Swan, 1500 Wigeon, 500 Shoveler (Jez Bird)

Saturday, 7 February

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Jamie Wells); 6 Grey Wagtail at the sewage works nearby (Mark Ward)

Grafham Water - ad Mediterreanean Gull, Caspian Gull, 5 Goosander, 90+ Goldeneye (Mark Ward)

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

Ouse Washes - 8 COMMON CRANES, c.100 Bewick SWans, Scaup, Ruddy Duck (Brendon Doe)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 12 Smew  (Donal McCarthy, Ellie Burke)

Burwell Fen  - 4 Short-eared Owls, 2 Barn Owls, Hen Harrier (David Walsh)

Wicken Fen - 3 Hen Harrier, 2 Barn Owl (David Walsh)

Ferry Lagoon - GLOSSY IBIS over west (Richard Thomas)

Berry Fen - 2 Pink-footed Geese (Richard Thomas)

Little Downham - 5 Ring-necked Parakeet nearby (David Wege)

Friday, 6 February 2015

Friday, 6 February

Cambridge - Goosander over Nuttings Road 07:15h (Iain Webb)

Paxton Pits - Smew, 7 Goosander (Gerry Davies)

Needingworth Lakes - Smew (John Le Gassick)

Milton/Cottenham - juv & 3rd win GLAUCOUS GULL, 3 Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Thursday, 5 February

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

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Wednesday, 4 February

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

Monday, 2 February 2015

Monday, 2 February

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

Ouse Washes, Earith - c.1400 Black-tailed Godwit, 140 Dunlin, 40 Redshank, 2000 Wigeon, 60 Pintail (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Washes, Witcham Gravel - juv GLAUCOUS GULL to roost 16:50h, Short-eared Owl nearby (David Hopkins)

Ouse Fen - 3 Bittern, 5 Water Rail, 2+ Bearded Tit (Colin Kirtland)

Sunday, 1 February

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 16 Smew (Calum Urquhart)

Fen Drayton - BLACK NECKED GREBE, Smew (Mike Everett)

Sunday, 1 February

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe on Elney Lake (Andy Jennings)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 16 Smew (Calum Urquart)

Ouse Washes - c.20 Water Pipit towards the Gullet roost site (Mark Eaton)

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Saturday, 31 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe on Elney Lake (Mike Everett)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine (Mick Ketley)