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, 30 October 2015

Friday, 30 October

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER still, northern end of dam (Mark Brandon)

Burwell Fen - 2+ Short-eared Owl, 3 Crane, Spotted Redshank, 910+ Golden Plover, 200+ Snipe (Brendan Doe)

Wicken Fen - 2 Hen harrier (Brendan Doe)
 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October

Grafham Water - 3 VELVET SCOTER still, northern end of dam (Gareth Rees)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl to east of Oxholme Lake (Richard Allison); also Great White Egret (Dave Anderson)

Ouse Fen - c.2200 Golden Plover, c.1600 Lapwing, Peregrine, 25 Egyptian Geese (Chris Brown)

Great Fen - 5+ Short-eared Owl, 2 male Hen Harrier, Merlin (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Wednesday, 28 October

Grafham Water - 3 fem/imm VELVET SCOTER still (Colin Addington)

Castor - Merlin, Marsh Tit (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Tuesday, 27 October

Grafham Water - 3 fem/imm VELVET SCOTER off dam (Richard Patient)

Monday, 26 October 2015

Monday, 26 October

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, Bittern (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over north shore 14:00h then west 14:09h (Richard Patient); 3 fem/imm VELVET SCOTER from dam 08:50h (Colin Addington); and from Marlow CP 13:10h (Mark Hawkes)

Farcet Fen - male Hen Harrier (Steve Dudley)

Hare Park - 4 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes - BLACK REDSTART around Cp and Welches Dam pump house, 2 Tree Sparrow, Peregrine, Cranes (Jonathan Taylor)

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Sunday, 25 October

Fen Drayton - 2 Bittern on Hollywell, 3+ Bearded Tit, 3 Goldeneye (Hugh Venables)

Holme Fen - 5 Short-eared Owl, 2 Merlin, Barn Owl (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - Peregrine, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Turnstone, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Yaxley - Short-eared Owl (Hugh Wright)

Saturday, 24 October

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 2 drake Red-crested Pochard (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eard Owl, large gathering (c10,000) starlings over Tubney Fen (David Heath)

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Thursday, 22 October

Maxey Cut - Osprey over near Etton Road pits (John Saunders)

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wednesday, 21 October

Paxton Pits - SPOONBILL at south-west end of Pumphouse Pit, Turnstone (Ian Dawson); also Pink-footed Goose, Water Pipit, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Six Mile Bottom - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 13:00h (Paul Pulham)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Goldeneye (Graeme Reed)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Red-crested Pochard (Paul Taylor)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Tuesday, 20 October

Burwell Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, also Short-eared Owl, 130+ Golden Plover (Graeme Reed); 3 Short-eared Owl this evening (Dave Palmer)

Tubney Fen - 6-8000 Starling to roost (Dave Palmer)

Paxton Pits - juv SPOONBILL, Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit (Jamie Wells); Short-eared Owl over the Great Meadow (Stuart Elsom)

Monday, 19 October 2015

Monday, 19 October

Pondersbridge - Rock Pipit at east end of Glassmoor Bank wind farm (Steve Dudley)

Wicken Fen - Great White Egret, ringtail Hen Harrier, ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD for 5 min c.11:15h, later over Burwell Fen from c.15:30h (Will Burdett)

Sunday, 18 October

Cam Washes - Redstart on Waterbeach side, Brambling nearby (Jon & David Heath)

Tubney Fen - fem Hen Harrier (Andy Hannaford)

Holme Fen - male Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Stoenchat (Steve Dudley)

Yaxely Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier, ad fem Peregrine, Merlin (Steve Dudley)

Farcet Fen - Merlin, Cetti's Warbler, Brambling, 19 Tree Sparrow (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Washes - 2 Crane, 3 Whopper Swan, ringtail Hen Harrier (Kevin Taylor)

Burwell Fen - WILLOW TIT, 20 Bearded Tit, 12 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 300 Golden Plover (Carl Howard)

Saturday, 17 October

Caldecote / Toft - Merlin (Clive Sinclair)

Fen Drayton - Great White Egret on Ferry Mere (Richard Allison)

Ouse Washes - Hen Harrier, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (David Hopkins)

Foul Anchor - Rock Pipit, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Cooper, Richard Patient)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, Merlin, 2 Stonechat, Pink-footed Geese (Steve Cooper, Richard Patient)

Friday, 16 October 2015

Friday, 16 October

Fowlmere - 3 Brambling with Chaffinch flock at Manor Farm this morning (Doug Radford)

Swaffham Prior Fen - ringtail  Harrier (Chris Brown)

New Shardlows Farm - 3 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Thursday, 15 October

Ouse Washes - juv ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over east-southeast, initially about a mile north of Witcham Gravel, lost to view east of Coveney (David Hopkins)

Nene Washes - juv GANNET over low west 13:45h, 13 Whooper Swan on Low Wash, Swallow (Charlie Kitchin)

Sutton Gault - 4 Swallow (Mark Peck)

Fowlmere RSPB - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker with tit flock on western side of reserve 16:20h (Doug Radford)

Horningsea - 5 Swallows near Baits Bite lock, also Brambling nearby (Rob Pople)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Wednesday, 14 October

Fen Drayton Lakes - 11 Whooper Swan over east (Richard Thomas)

Cambridge - Peregrine on URC spire, Trumpington Street (Daniel Osborne)

Wicken - Firecrest ringed (as per Peter Bircham)

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Tuesday, 13 October

Paxton Pits - GANNET over north 12:05h (Richard Patient)

Hemingford Gry - c.12 Fieldfare with Redwings this morning (Mike Everett)

Nene Washes - 19 Whooper Swan over 17:20h (Charlie Kitchin)

Ouse Washes - 13 Crane (David Hopkins)


Monday, 12 October 2015

Monday, 12 October

Ferry Meadows - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER briefly, with roving tit flock at Coney Meadow (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - Great White Egret in Dudney Creek (Colin Addington)

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sunday, 11 October

Ferry Meadows - Raven over Gunwade (Don Gardener)

Southey Wood - 200+ Siskin (Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - Peregrine over (Martin O'Leary); 3 Crane, 500+ Lapwing, 4 Stonechat (Steve Cooper)

Kingfishers Bridge - Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat (Steve Cooper)


Saturday, 10 October

Cam Washes - 3 COMMON CRANE (Jon & David Heath)

Elfords Closes - Common Scoter, 2 Pintail (Simon Gillings)

Cambourne - Arctic Skua over (per RBA)

Pondersbridge - Great White Egret about half a mile east still, at south of Glassmoor ditch (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 9 October 2015

Friday, 9 October

Pondersbridge - Great White Egret east of Glassmoor wind farm (as per Steve Dudley)

Godmanchester NR - Great White Egret (Tony Lowe)

Woodwalton Fen - 6 Bearded Tits from the north hide (as per Steve Dudley)

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Thursday, 8 October

Burwell Fen - 3 Crane, 9 Bearded Tit, 3 Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler (Andy Hannaford); c.600 Lapwing, 2 Whooper Swan briefly, 40+ Snipe (Dave Palmer)

Ferry Meadows - Wheatear (Chaz Shaw)

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wednesday, 7 October

Fen Drayton Lakes - Firecrest in hedge along south side of Swavesey Lake (Richard Thomas)

Farcet Fen - Great White Egret at the south end on the bank of Bevill's Leam 08:00h; at Glassmoor bank east of wind farm to 18:15h at least. Also ringtail Hen harrier, 210 Lapwing (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Washes RSPB - GREAT GREY SHRIKE in the Common Wash area (Paul Harrington)

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Tuesday, 6 October

Kingfishers Bridge - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER with tit flock by roadside cattle shed just before turn to the site at 14:00h (David Hopkins)

Pondersbridge - Great White Egret still at Glassmoor Bank but distant, in dyke east of wind farm (Steve Dudley)

Stirtloe GP - juv Osprey roosting (Steve Cooper)


Monday, 5 October 2015

Monday, 5 October

Chapelbridge - Great White Egret in ploughed fields south of Glassmoor Bank to 14:30h at least (Steve Dudley)

Kingfishers Bridge - Great White Egret 09:00h (Mark Peck)

King's Ripton - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in a private garden this morning (Duncan Ritchie)

Waterbeach - Little Owl (Ian Burfield)

Fowlmere - 500 Lapwing, 213 Golden Plover, 37 Grey Partridge in field opposite RSPB reserve (Steve Cooper)

Elton - Raven over (Brian Stone)

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday, 4 October

Witchford - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in private garden (Mark Peck)

Peterborough - Wheatear on Sugar Way estate briefly (Ben Fraser)

Ouse Washes - 13 Crane from Kingfisher Hide (as per Mike Burdekin)

Friday, 2 October 2015

Friday, 2 October

Great Shelford - 17 Redwing over south-west 08:00h (Peter Bircham)

Castor Mill - 3 Redwing (Paul Gallagher)

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Thursday, 1 October

Wicken - 9 Bearded Tit, also 3 Crane at Burwell Fen (David Fotherby)

Wednesday, 30 September

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Chatteris - c.100 Pink-footed Geese over 08:30h (as per Mark Ward)