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.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Saturday, 30 May

Paxton Pits - 10 Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 4 Sanderling (Mark Hawkes)

Friday, 29 May 2015

Friday, 29 May

Cambridge Airport/Cherry Hinton pits - Osprey over 14:43h (Graeme Reed)

Alconbury flyover - Osprey over 17:15h (John Lindsell)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey 18:00h (Mike Weedon)

Brampton - Turtle Dove calling at back of Frosts Garden Centre 15:00h (Tref Jones)

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Thursday, 28 May

Fowlmere - Spotted Flycatcher (Doug Radford)

Bottisham Locks - Hobby, Grey Wagtail (Colin Kirtland)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey 3J fishing c.18:30h (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - 3 Sanderling, Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - 6+ Hobby together from West Mere Hide, 2+ Hobby from Visitor Centre, 2+ roding Woodcock (Pete Holt, Johan de Jager)

Wednesday, 27 May

Castor Hanglands - 4 Nightingale singing, Turtle Dove (David Withrington)

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Tuesday, 26 May

Ferry meadows - Osprey (Howard Butler)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN (Martin Shadbolt)

Wicken Fen - Crossbill over, Grasshopper Warbler, Hobby, 2 Nightingale (Kevin Wilson)

Fowlmere - Spotted Flycatcher (Doug Radford)

Monday, 25 May 2015

Monday, 25 May

Paxton Pits - 1st sum Little Gull, 2 Hobby, 2 Little Ringed Plover, pair of Mandarin (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Friday, 22 May 2015

Friday, 22 May

Grafham Water - 8 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER 11:40h briefly, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Thursday, 21 May

Ferry Meadows - Osprey 10:30h (Paul Gallagher)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Wednesday, 20 May

Ouse Washes - 3 Crane, Garganey, Hobby (Mike Burdekin)

Central Park, Peterborough - Ring-necked Parakeet (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey 18:35h (Paul Taylor )

New Shardlows Farm - Little Owl, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Kevin Wilson)

Tuesday, 19 May

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Little Gull, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Monday, 18 May 2015

Monday, 18 May

Ferry Meadows - Osprey '3J' fishing at Gunwade 15:20h (John Saunders)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling (Martin Davis); Turnstone, Nightingale (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sunday, 17 May

Paxton Pits - Ruff, 3 Hobbies, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey on Gunwade (John Saunders)

Saturday, 16 May

Paxton Pits - Ruff, Greenshank (Martin Davis)

Friday, 15 May 2015

Friday, 15 May

Ferry Meadows - Osprey briefly 08:55 (Peter Beesley)

Serpentine Lake, Hampton -  LITTLE TERN with Common Terns (Andrew Frost)

Nene Washes - Quail calling 1/4 mile east of Eldernell car park (Charlie Kitchin)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Thursday, 14 May

Grafham Water - Sanderling (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone (Jamie Wells); 3 Turnstone, Sanderling, Little Gull, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Hugh Wright)

Ferry Meadows - OSPREY (Howard Butler)

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wednesday, 13 May

Cam Washes - 2 possible TEMMINCK'S STINT but distant, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Avocet, Barn Owl (Ian Burfield); 2 Greenshank (Monica & Owen Marks)

Grafham Water - 8 Sanderling, Little Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Black Tern, 2 Little Gull, Turnstone, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey (as per Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - 3+ roding Woodcock, Hobby, 3+ Grasshopper Warbler, Barn Owl, Turtle Dove, 3+ Cuckoo (David Walsh)

Granta Park - 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Gareth Rees)

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Tuesday, 12 May

Ferry meadows - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW reported, Osprey (as per John saunders)

Paxton Pits - Black Tern (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Gull, Arctic Tern, male Garganey, 3 Nightingale (Hugh Venables)

Monday, 11 May 2015

Monday, 11 May

Ferry meadows - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW from Roman Point at Overton Lake, also seen over Coney meadow and Oak Meadow (John Saunders); Osprey (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - 4 Black Tern, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Hobby, 2 Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - 2 Nightingale, 3 Cuckoo, 5 Hobby, 12 Little Egret (Kevin Wilson); also Woodcock, Barn Owl (Barbara York)

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sunday, 10 May

Ferry meadows - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW from Roman Point at Overton lake (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Gull (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Cuckoo, Hobby, Cetti's Warbler (Saimon Clark)

Saturday, 9 May

Berry Fen - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey, Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - GOLDEN ORIOLE (c/o RBA)

Friday, 8 May 2015

Friday, 8 May

March Farmers - Whimbrel, Grey Plover, 3 Golden Plover (Charlie Kitchin)

Cam Washes - Avocet, Cuckoo (Ian Burfield)

Cambridge Research Park - Turtle Dove, Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Nightingale (Ian Burfield)

Turnstone - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Turnstone (Jamie Wells)

Baker's Fen, Wicken -  pair of Garganey, Hobby, Cuckoo, 13 Little Egret (Martin O'Leary)

Fen Daryton Lakes - Little Gull, 2 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Nightingale (Richard Allison)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Thursday, 7 May

Trumpington Meadows - 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 11 Corn Bunting (Iain Webb)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey low over Gunwade 09:55h (Paul Gallagher)

Burwell Fen - 2 fem Whinchat, Cuckoo (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - Corncrake called briefly from the pilot project (Mike Burdekin); GREEN-WINGED TEAL from Stockdale Hide 13:50h, Garganey, Little Ringed Plover (Andy Jennings)

Roswell Pits, Ely - Turtle Dove (Ben Green)

Ouse Fen - 8 Hobby (Barry O'Dowd); male Redstart (Dave Anderson)

Paxton Pits - fem Whinchat,  GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 4 Hobby, Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Gull, 2 Avocet, Hobby, 2+ Cuckoo (Richard Allison)



Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Wednesday, 6 May

Grafham Water - 2 ad ARCTIC SKUA over reservoir 11:47h but mobile; 2 different birds circling high at 15:07h; ad dark-phase POMARINE SKUA off Mander CP from 17:10h (Richard Patient); Little Gull, Whimbrel (Duncan Ritchie); Arctic Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Baker's Fen - 2 Hobby, 3 Cuckoo, 14 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

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

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tuesday, 5 May

Ouse washes, Sutton Gault - Hobby, Turtle Dove (Rob Partridge)

Ferry Meadows - Wheatear (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - Little Gull, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 120+ Common Tern (Jamie Wells); 3 Nightingale (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - Spotted Flycatcher (Will Burdett, John Walsh, Nikki Dibb)

Burwell Fen - 4 Wheatear (Will Burdett, John Walsh, Nikki Dibb)

Monday, 4 May

Castor Hanglands - 19 singing Nightingale, Turtle Dove (Matt Webb)

Fowlmere - Hobby, 3+ Turtle Dove (John Pilgrim)

Paxton Pits -  Little Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, 5+ Hobby, 2 Wheatear, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Jamie Wells)

Nene Washes - Short-eared Owl on High Wash (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Mike Burdekin)

Sunday, 3 May

Grafham Water - Little Gull, Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 Little Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank (Jamie Wells); Whimbrel (Mark Hawkes)

Backbush - 7 Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Saturday, 2 May

Cottenham - Turtle Dove (Vicki Harley)

Colne -  Turtle Dove (Mark Eaton)

Berry Fen - Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Ouse Fen - 2 fem. Whinchats, 3 Hobbies (Bob Mansfield)

Fowlmere - pair of Turtle Doves (Denise Anderson)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Grasshopper Warblers, 2 Cuckoos, 3 Hobbies (Calum Urquhart)

Chatteris - ad Mediterranean Gull south of the town (Mark eaton)


Friday, 1 May 2015

Friday, 1 May

Grafham Water - Osprey over towards dam 11:40h (Richard Palmer)

Woodwalton Fen - Nightingale, Grasshopper warbler, Cuckoo (Colin Lee)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper from Ferry Mere shelter (Chris Rider)

Cam Washes - 12 Avocet, 5 Greenshank, Cuckoo (Chris Brown)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 2 Hobby (Dave Barr)

Bottisham Lock - male Whinchat nearby (Jon Heath)