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:

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.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Monday, 31 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - SPOONBILL (Richard Palmer)

Grafham Water - 6 Arctic Tern (John Raven)

Ailsworth -  Redstart, 2 Whinchat, Hobby (Matt Webb)

Ferry Meadows - fem Redstart (Don Gardener)

Sunday, 30 August

Cherry Hinton - ICTERINE WARBLER singing from a private garden 11:40-12:05h (Brendan Doe)

Pymoor - WRYNECK to north of the Fishing Lake, Whinchat (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water - 2 Shag, Osprey, 5 Black Tern (Richard Patient)

Cam Washes - Osprey over (Jon & David Heath)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart briefly (Howard Butler)

Eldernell - 3 Redstart west of the car park (Andrew Gardener)

Peterborough - Pied Flycatcher in the cemetery (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper, Whinchat (Mike Everett); 2 SPOONBILL, 2 Black Tern, Wood Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Late news for Friday, 28 August: King's Dyke NR - WRYNECK on the reserve extension (Phil Parker)

Saturday, 29 August

Cambridge - Tree Pipit over Lovell Road (Jonathan Heath)

Grafham Water - 2 Shag, Osprey, 5 Black Tern, 2 Hobby, 3+ Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Sandwich Tern, Arctic Tern (Mark Eaton)

Peterborough - Pied Flycatcher in old broadway cemetery (Jonathan Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Tree Pipit over, 6 Spotted Flycatcher, Wood Sandpiper (Richard Thomas); 2 Black Tern, Arctic Tern, 5 Common Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart, 5+ Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, 4 Siskin (Matt Webb)

Cambourne - 2 Whinchat (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - c.15 Wood Sandpiper, c.7 Green Sandpiper, juv Spotted Redshank, juv Little Stint,  Garganey, c.40 Ringed Plover, 4 Stonechat (Graeme Reed)

Kingfishers Bridge - Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (Graeme Reed)

Eaton Ford - Pied Flycatcher in a private garden (Richard Patient)

Friday, 28 August 2015

Friday, 28 August

Grafham water - Osprey from Dudney 8:40h, 3 Black Tern (David Hollin); Shag on the boom (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - fem Redstart near Lynch Bridge, 4 Spotted Flycatcher (Mike Weedon, Don Gardener); Sandwich Tern over (Paul Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 2 juv Whinchat, 2 Hobby, ad Caspian Gull (Jamie Wells)

Upper Cambourne - Redstart briefly (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - 14 Wood Sandpiper, 15+ Green Sandpiper, juv Spotted Redshank, juv Little Stint, 4 Greenshank, 6+ Garganey, 4 Whimbrel over (James Hanlon, Duncan Poyser, Ade Long)

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Thursday, 27 August

Grafham Water - Osprey, 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Black Tern, juv Arctic Tern (Richard Patient)

Ferry Meadows - Pied Flycatcher on left of main path from Broadway end (Mike Weedon)

Burwell Fen - 10+ Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, c.30 Ringed Plover, c.15 Green Sandpiper, c.5 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Wheatear, 4 Garganey, 4 Bearded Tit (Richard Johnson)

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wednesday, 26 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - PIED FLYCATCHER south-east corner of Ferry Lagoon, in trees between the horse gate and the lake, 07:40h (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - Osprey (Colin Addington); also Black Tern, Hobby, Green Sandpiper (James Hanlon)

Mepal - male Redstart, 4 Spotted Flycatchers (David Hopkins)

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Tuesday, 25 August

Ferry Meadows - fem Redstart near Lynch bridge (Don Gardener); present until 09:30h at least (Mike Weedon)

Burwell Fen - 21 Ringed Plover, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (Mike Everett); also 3 Garganey, 20 Ruff, Hobby, 10 Little Egret (Colin Kirtland)

Grafham Water - Osprey over, 2 Black Tern (Monica & Owen Marks)

Fen Drayton Lakes - PIED FLYCATCHER south-east corner of Ferry Lagoon (Richard Patient)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Monday, 24 August

Burwell Fen - 6+ Wood Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, Little Stint, 12 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 10 Garganey, 2 Stonechat (Richard Johnson)

Grafham Water - 10 Black Tern, Hobby (Mike Everett)

Paxton Pits - Greensahnk, 5 Common Sandpipers, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Black Tern, 2 Caspian Gull (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 23 August

Grafham Water - 3 Sandwich Tern, 10 Black Tern (Mark Ward); also juv Mediterranean Gull, 6 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes); 2 further Sandwich tern over east 17:10h (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 3 Black Tern, 3 Greenshank, 2 Turnstone (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - 3 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank (Richard Palmer)

Wicken Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET from West Mere hide (Richard Palmer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank over, 10 snipe, 5 Ruff (Hugh Venables)

Needingworth Pits - Wood Sandpiper (Mark Eaton)

Saturday, 22 August

Eynesbury - Tree Pipit over (Richard Bashford)

Grafham Water - 15+ Black Tern, juv Mediterranean Gull, fem Mandarin, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); 3 further Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Burwell Fen - 9 Garganey, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, Curlew (Graeme Reed)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper (Graeme Reed)

Ouse Washes - 8 Crane, 5 Garganey, 6 Green Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 35+ Ruff (Hugh Venables); 7 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper at Chain Corner (Mark eaton)

Friday, 21 August 2015

Friday, 21 August

Grafham water - 22 Black Tern from Mander (Jono Leadley); also juv Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Curlew Sandpiper, Garganey (Hugh Venables)

Ferry Meadows - RAVEN over (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 20 August

Cambridge - Cetti's Warbler singing briefly opposite Churchill College on Storey's Way (Rowena Baxter)

Ouse Washes RSOPB - 5 Crane, 3 Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 10+ Greenshank, 12 Green Sandpiper (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham water - 5 Black Tern (Peter Wells)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Wednesday, 19 August

Grafham Water - 6 Black Tern off Mander (Richard Patient); juv Mediterranean Gull (mark eard)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Curlew briefly, 2 Stonechat, 2 Hobby (Andy Hannaford)

Pazxton Pits - Turnstone, Sanderling, Greenshank, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Caspian Gull (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 18 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - 24 Common Tern, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - juv Mediterranean Gull, 6 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Sunday, 16 August

Grafham Water - 2 juv. Black Tern, Ruff, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby (Mark Hawkes); 3 Turnstone (Matthew Rodgers)

Burwell Fen - 4 Garganey, 2 Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, 3 Common Cranes (Graeme Reed)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Garganey, 7 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Graeme Reed)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mik Everett)

Lazy Otter - Wood Sandpiper, Whimbrel over (Simon Gillings)

Saturday, 15 August

Paxton Pits - 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Pintail (Jamie Wells)

Lazy Otter - Wood Sandpiper (Graeme Reed)

Kingfishers Bridge - 3 Garganey, 10 Ruff, 5 Green Sandpipers, Hobby (Graeme Reed)

Friday, 14 August 2015

Friday, 14 August

Lazy Otter - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Eaton); Curlew, Greenshank, Water Rail, Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper, Turnstone, Whimbrel over, Red-crested Pochard, 18 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Nene Washes - Merlin at March Farmers, 100+ Yellow Wagtail (Charlie Kitchin)

Wicken Fen - Great White Egret at West Mere, Red-crested Pochard (Peter Bircham)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad KITTIWAKE over (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - Osprey (Mark Ward)

Thursday, 13 August

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 36 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wednesday, 12 August

Grafham Water - Osprey viewable from Dudney Hide or distantly from Mander CP 08:05h, Turnstone (Mark Hawkes); fem Mandarin, Greenshank (Dean Harlow)

Burwell Fen - 2 Spotted Redshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Garganey (Vince Lea, Louise Bacon)

Lazy Otter - juv Black-necked Grebe, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtails (Vince Lea, Louise Bacon)

Hare Park - pair of Spotted  Flycatchers with  juvenile, Nuthatc (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper (Martin Shadbolt); Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greensahnk over, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tuesday, 11 August

Grafham Water - Osprey viewable from Dudney Hide (Colin Addington)

Burwell Fen - 7 Garganey, 15 Ruff, 6 Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, Cuckoo (Graeme Reed)

Lazy Otter - 17 Ruff, 11 Snipe, 70 Lapwing (Christoph Zöckler); 3 Green Sandpiper (Graeme Reed)

Kingfsihers Bridge - Garganey, 4 Green Sandpiper, Bearded Tits (Graeme Reed)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Green Sandpiper, 2 imm. Goldeneye (Mike Everett)

Monday, 10 August 2015

Monday, 10 August

Grafham Water - Osprey viewable from Dudney Hide 16:25h, Black Tern (Colin Addington)

Lazy Otter - Black-necked Grebe, Mediterranean Gull mid-afternoon (Robin Cox); 2 Ruff, 10+ Little Grebe this evening (Christoph Zöckler)

Stapleford - 18 Yellow Wagtails on the recreation ground (Robin Cox)

Wicken Fen - Great White Egret to roost at the Mere, Hobby, Barn Owl, 2 Water Rail (Christoph Zöckler)

Sunday, 9 August

Lazy Otter - juv Black-necked Grebe, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 10 Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, Mediterranean Gull, 40+ Yellow Wagtail on flooded field nearby (Christoph Zöckler)

Grafham Water - 6 Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Saturday, 8 August

Burwell Fen - 3 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 water Rail (Andy Hannaford)

Paxton Pots - Osprey over, juv Goosander, Grey Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Hobby (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Lazy Otter - 2 Black-necked Grebe on flooded field nearby (David Heath)

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Thursday, 6 August

Lazy Otter - on a flooded field nearby, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 22 Ruff, Greenshank, 10+ Lapwing (Graeme Reed); ad Black Tern (Hugh Venables)

Burwell Fen - 9 Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper, 7 Garganey, Barn Owl, Cuckoo (Graeme Reed)

Kingfishers Bridge - 4 Green Sandpiper, Avocet, 250+ Lapwing (Graeme Reed)

Ouse Washes -  10+ Green Sandpiper, 20+ Ruff, Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher, Cuckoo (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - ad Mediterranean Gull, 40+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper (Mark Ward, Tim Dee)

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wednesday, 5 August

Burwell Fen - 5 Garganey, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, Hobby over (Dave Palmer)

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tuesday, 4 August

Burwell Fen - 8 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, Peregrine (Graeme Reed)

Kingfishers Bridge - fem Garganey, 14 Green Sandpiper (Graeme Reed)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Richard Allison)

Monday, 3 August

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 3 August 2015

Sunday, 2 August

Ferry Meadows - Black-necked Grebe (Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - 5 Graganey, 2+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Hobby (Matt Mellor)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper (Matt Mellor)

Saturday, 1 August

Paxton Pits - juv Black-necked Grebe, Sanderling, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, c.20 Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 6 Green Sandpiper in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Green Sandpiper, juv Mediterranean Gull (Hugh Venables)

Ditton Park Wood - Crossbill over (Kevin Wilson)

Friday, 31 July

Burwell Fen - 5 Garganey, 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 3 Hobby (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham water - fem Mandarin in Gaynes Creek (Mark Hawkes)