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.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tuesday, 31 March

Ferry Meadows - Swallow with Sand Martins at Overton Lake, Mediterranean Gull briefly (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - ad KITTIWAKE (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Washes - pair of Garganey, fem Peregrine (Colin Kirtland)

Monday, 30 March 2015

Sunday, 29 March

Ouse Washes - GREEN-WINGED TEAL on Stockdale's Pool, also pair of Garganey, 26 Avocet, Peregrine (Jonathan Taylor)

Saturday, 28 March

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHEN DIVER (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - GREEN-WINGED TEAL on Stockdale's Pool, also Garganey, 19 Avocet, Peregrine (Keiran Claiden-Yardley, Mike Burdekin); 4 Jack Snipe (Mark Eaton)

Mepal Outdoor Centre - male Scaup (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS just north of Four Balls Farm but elusive (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water - Swallow (Mark Hawkes)

Friday, 27 March

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS opposite Four Balls Farm (David Hopkins)

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Thursday, 26 March

Grafham Water - male COMMON SCOTER (Mark Ward)

Longstowe Estate - Wheatear in the area (Vince Lea)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Wednesday, 25 March

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Eldernell - 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 male Hen Harrier, 10 Marsh Harrier, 3 Barn Owl (Andy Hannaford); 3 Crane (Phil Jackman)

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Tuesday, 24 March

Ferry Meadows - Osprey over (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - Merlin, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Farcet Fen - Yellow Wagtail (Steve Dudley)

Ferry Meadows - Goosander, Siskin (Mike Weedon)

Monday, 23 March

Paxton Pits - 2nd sum Mediterranean Gull, Merlin, Rock Pipit, Little Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday, 22 March

Swaffham - GREAT GREY SHRIKE TL546655 (Ade Long)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, SPOONBILL at Witcham (David Hopkins); also Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl (Time Stowe); GREAT WHITE EGRET over south, Water Pipit (Mark Eaton); pair of Garganey just north of Pymoor railway bridge (Katie Fuller)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Ringed Plover, male Goosander, Sand Martins, White Wagtail (Sarah Howlett)

Cam Washes, Upware - 30 Avocet, LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER nearby (Carl Howard)

Saturday, 21 March

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Knot, Peregrine,  Little Ringed Plover, Jack Snipe, Ruff (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 2 Kittiwakes (Mark Ward)

Stuntney - 2 Ravens over (Duncan Poyser)

Cambridge - Brambling (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - male RING-NECKED DUCK still north of Four Balls Farm, SPOONBILL, 6 Common Cranes, c.3500 Black-tailed Godwit (Brendan Doe); Avocet (Colin Kirtland); pair of Mediterranean Gull over (David Hopkins)

Friday, 20 March 2015

Friday, 20 March

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET opposite Kingfisher Hide briefly, 6 Crane, 3500+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Avocet, pair of Peregrine, male Scaup (Mike Burdekin, Bruce Martin); at Witcham, GLOSSY IBIS by osier bed, SPOONBILL south of pontoon 17:40h (David Hopkins); 11 Water Pipits opposite the Gullet (James Hanlon)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Peregrine,  2 Little Ringed Plovers, Willow Warbler singing (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 2 COMMON SCOTER (Mark Ward)

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Thursday, 19 March

Ferry Meadows - 3 male COMMON SCOTER 08:20h (Brian Stone); still present 11:30h (John Saunders); 2 White Wagtail (Howard Butler)

Ouse Washes -  male Scaup on River Delph between Rickwood & Common Wash hides, pair of Gargany at Rickwood, Crane at Witcham Gravel (Mike Burdekein); male RING-NECKED DUCK in channel north of Four Balls Farm (Duncan Poyser)

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wednesday, 18 March

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of Goosander, 4 Cetti's Warbler (John Le Gassick)

Ouse Washes - male Scaup on largest pool just south of railway (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March

Ely Sewage Works - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Duncan Poyser)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Monday, 16 March 2015

Monday, 16 March

Ouse Washes - male RING-NECKED DUCK c.half a mile north of Four Balls Farm, 6 Crane, 3500 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 65 Ruff, 100 Dunlin, 18000 Wigeon, 1800 Whooper Swan, Peregrine (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Little Ringed Plover, 8 Sand Martin (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Curlew, 7 Goosander (Jamie Wells)

Great Wilbraham - Tree sparrow (Peter Lawrence)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Sand Martins, pair of Goosander (Sarah Holwett)

Ouse Washes - Peregrine, Avocet, 7 Water Pipit fem Scaup, Grey Plover, Curlew, 83 Dunlin, 12 Ruff, 194 Golden Plover & 5 Ring-necked Parakeet around the reserve centre (Steve Cooper)

Saturday, 14 March

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 14 Sand Martin, Green Sandpiper, 4 Goosander (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - pair of Garganey, Curlew, Hen Harrier (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 13 March 2015

Friday, 13 March

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Curlew (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Thursday, 12 March

Bainton Pits - Smew (Bob Titman)

Ferry Meadows - Goosander, Curlew over (Don Gardener)

Aldreth - Turtle Dove, present since 9 March (Simon Stirrup)

Nene Washes - Short-eared Owl, male Hen Harrier (Tony Fenn)

Paxton Pits - Jack Snipe, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 11 March

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Ferry Meadows -  Woodcock, Water Rail, 2 Tawny Owl (Don Gardener)

Ely Sewage Works - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Ben Green)

Ely BF - male Hen Harrier (Duncan Poyser)

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tuesday, 10 March

Wicken Fen - pair of Garganey from West Mere hide (Peter Bircham)

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sunday, 8 March

Ferry Meadows - escaped WHITE STORK on Horse Meadow (Steve Dudley)

Castor Hanglands / Southey wood - Raven, Siskin (Jonathan Taylor)

Over - Sand Martin (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Avocet, Merlin, (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 8 Avocet, 3 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes); 8 Goosander, 14 Goldeneye, Mediterranean Gull, Peregrine (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - Garganey, 1100 Black-tailed Godwit (Brendan Doe)

Wicken Fen - fem Merlin (Martin O'Leary); Raven over (David Wege)

Holme Fen - Short-eared Owl, 9 Tree Sparrow, 17 Whooper Swan (Hugh Wright)

Cam Washes, Upware - Hen Harrier, 2 Avocet, 120 Snipe (Jon & David Heath)

Saturday, 7 March

Chain Corner, Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, Hen Harrier, 3 Water Pipits, 20+ Ruff (Mark Eaton); 500 Golden Plover east of Four Balls Farm (Norman Sills); ad ICELAND GULL to roost off Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water - KITTIWAKE off Mander (Andrew Tongue)

Woodwalton Fen - Merlin, Long-eared Owl (Ken Wolstencroft)

Crnamoor Lots - 6 Crane, pair of Peregrine (Norman Sills)

Cam Washes, Upware - Peregrine, 4 Avocet, 2 Green Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath)

Friday, 6 March 2015

Friday, 6 March

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Martin Davis)

Witcham Garvel - ad ICELAND GULL, Caspian Gull to roost (David Hopkins, Ben Green)

Thursday, 5 February

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

Monks Wood - RAVEN over, several Woodcock (Richard Broughton)

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Wednesday, 4 March

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS at east end of Swavesey Lake, 2 Pink-footed Geese with Greylags at Moore Lake (Richard Palmer); fem Merlin (Monica & Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Martin Davis)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern from Gordon's Hide (John Le Gassick)

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Tuesday, 3 March

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS at north end of Swavesey Lake 11;30h (Gerry Davies)

KIngfishers Bridge - Bittern, Jack Snipe, pair of Peregrine (as per Owen Marks)

Monday, 2 March

Witcham - Ring-necked Parakeet, also ICELAND GULL off Witcham Gravel this evening (David Hopkins)

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Sunday, 1 March

Ouse Washes - 8 Common Cranes circling over the junction of the A1101 / B1411 junction, i.e. on the east side of the Washes, north of Four Balls Farm (Simon Stirrup)

Grafham Water  - adult ICELAND GULL in the Grafham roost this evening (Andrew Tongue and Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS (Hugh Venables)

Saturday, 28 Febrary

Neddingworth - 14 Smew (Mark Eaton)

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

Sutton Gault - 41 Water Pipits (Mark Ward)

Manea - 6 Common Cranes NE of village (Brendan Doe)

Eaton Socon - 1st winter Mediterranean Gull coming to bread with c.20 Black-headed Gulls in private garden (Andy Schofield)