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.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Thursday, 30 July

Burwell Fen - 5 Garganey, Greenshank, c.10 green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (Richard Johnson); male Whinchat (Dave Palmer)

Wicken Fen - Hobby, 2 Water Rail, 2 Barn Owl, 3+ Cetti's Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, c.250 sand Martin to roost (Christoph Zöckler)

Wednesday, 29 July

Along the Cam - Kingfisher at Clayhithe & 2 Barn Owl nearby, Grey Wagtails at Waterbeach bridge & Baits Bite. Also pair of Kingfisher near Bottisham Lode (Christoph Zöckler)

Fowlmere - 3+ Turtle Dove (Matt Mellor)

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Tuesday, 28 July

Longstanton - Quail singing from Guided Busway this morning, halfway to Oakington crossing (Richard Grimmett)

Paxton Pits - 2 Sanderling, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpier, Ruff, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Curlew over, Spotted Flycatchers, 50+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Turtle Dove (Matt Mellor)


Monday, 27 July 2015

Monday, 27 July

Burwell Fen - Bittern, 9 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Barbara York); also Greenshank, 2 Ruff (Andy Hannaford)

Paxton Pits - Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Hobby, Golden Plover and brief views only of a probable AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 26 July

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper, Black-necked Grebe, Ruff (Andrew Tongue); Knot (Mark Ward); Turnstone, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - 3 Garganey, 2 Greenshank, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 9 Green Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)

Grafham Water - Balck Tern, Arctic Tern, Little Gull, 3 Whimbrel over south, 2 Turnstone, 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby (Mark Ward)

Saturday, 25 July

Stretham -probable BLACK KITE over 13:00h (Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - Black-necked Grebe, Turnstone, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby (Steve Cooper)

Ouse Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, eclipse male Garganey, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Friday, 24 July 2015

Friday, 24 July

Manor Farm, Fowlmere - fem BLACK REDSTART (Doug Radford)

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Thursday, 23 July

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 20 Little Egrets (Barry O'Dowd)

Burwell Fen - 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, juv Little Ringed Plover (Andy Hannaford); also 8 Little Egret, 7+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Hobby (Christoph Zöckler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cuckoo rufous form, Common Sandpiper 5+ Egyptian Geese (Calum Urquart)

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Wednesday, 21 July

Paxton Pits - juv Black-necked Grebe still, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Tuesday, 21 July

Grafham Water - 18 Common Sandpiper, 12 Little Egret, 2 Siskin over (Mark Hawkes)

Monday, 20 July 2015

Monday, 20 July

Fowlmere - PECTORAL SANDPIPER by the Mere 17:30h (Ade Cooper)

Paxton Pits - juv Black-necked Grebe still, 2 Green Sandpiper, Caspian Gull (Martin Davis)

Ditton Park Wood - 3 Nuthatch (Kevin Wilson)


Sunday, 19 July

Paxton Pits - juv Black-necked Grebe, 2 Avocet, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 12 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Hobby (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, pair of Red-crested Pochard (Mark Hawkes); Sanderling, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, Osprey, Little Gull also reported (as per Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 18 July

Paxton Pits - 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Fulbourn - Turtle Dove (Norman De'ath)

Burwell Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (Graeme Reed)

Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday, 17 July

Paxton Pits - 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper (Andy Hannaford)

Stukeley park - pair of Spotted Flcatcher (Philip Hobson)

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Thursday, 16 July

St. Neots - 2 SANDWICH TERN south over Riverside Park 14:10h (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 2 Golden Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel over, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 6+ Green Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Tuesday, 14 July

Paxton Pits - 4 Whimbrel over, Little Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - 6+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 100+ Lapwing (Graeme Reed)

Fulbourn - Turtle Dove in a private garden this morning (Alex Andrews)

Monday, 13 July 2015

Monday, 13 July

Burwell Fen - 3 Green sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 4 Ruff, juv Peregrine (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham Water - fem Mandarin off Plummer, 2 Siskin (James Hanlon)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - Spotted Flycatcher (Kevin Wilson)


Sunday, 12 July

Woodwalton Fen - 12 Siskin (Vince Lea, Louise Bacon)

Monk's Wood - 2+ Nuthatch (Calum Urquhart)

Burwell Fen - 3 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)

Saturday,11 July

Cambridge - Crossbill over towards the Science Park, 2 Peregrine over (Jon Heath)

Foxton - 10 Siskin (Matt Mellor)

Over - Siskins over (Jeremy Lindsell)

Burwell Fen - 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank (Vince Lea, Louise Bacon)

Ouse Washes - Greenshank, pair of Turtle Dove over, Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Orwell - Quail still present (Rob Pople)

Great Wilbraham Common - Turtle Dove (Rob Pople)

Friday, 10 July 2015

Friday, 10 July

Earith - Quail calling briefly just after dawn this morning (David Griffiths)

Paxton Pits - 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Barry O'Dowd); ad Mediterranean Gull, Quail calling (Vince Lea)

Thursday, 9 July

Orwell - Quail showed well, with patience and care, from footpath off Meadowcroft Way c.19:30h (Richard Gregory)

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Wednesday, 8 July

Pocket Park, St. Neots - Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Tuesday, 7 July

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis); Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 6 July 2015

Sunday, 5 July

Hare Park near Six Mile Bottom - Hobby (Kevin Wilson)

Cambridge - SANDWICH TERN over north 08:50h (Iain Webb)

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Saturday 4th July

Orwell - Quail on Footpath from Meadowcroft Way, singing bird in the margin of the barley field to the left of the footpath (Richard Palmer)
Fowlmere - Juv. Turtle Dove (Doug Radford)

Cambridge - 2 Peregrines over Barton Road (Peter Loudon)

Wimpole - female MONTAGU'S HARRIER reported at Lodge then later at Orwell (per RBA)

Friday, 3 July

Orwell - 2 Quail, one showed well at TL363494. Also male BRAMBLING (Matt Mellor)

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July

Orwell - Quail 06:40-08:15h. Calling and initially showing well to west of track at TL363494, before moving into barley on opposite side of track (Andy Jackson); showed well again c.19:00h (Richard Gregory) and at 20:00h near the bridge (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 1 July

Orwell - Quail still calling, from footpath off Meadowcroft Way (Diana Leech)

Grafham Water - 8 Green Sandpiper on lagoons this evening (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 6 Green Sandpiper this evening, also 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Cuckoo (Jamie Wells)