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.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Wednesday, 30 December

Earith sluice - juv SHAG on the Old Bedford River 14:00h (David Griffiths)

Grafham Water - GREEN-WINGED TEAL in Dudney area (Colin Addington)

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Tuesday, 29 December

Grafham Water - GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 2 Goosander (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 4 Smew (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Monday, 28 December 2015

Monday, 28 December

Godmanchester Pits - Tundra Bean Goose with Greylags at Island Lake (Chris Rider)

Ouse Washes - Brent Goose north of Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)

Belsize Wood - 110 Red Kite at roost (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Grafham Water - GREEN-WINGED TEAL, ad Glaucous Gull, 2 Caspian Gull in roost, 6 Goosander (Mark Ward, Matthew Rodgers)

Saturday, 26 December

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull on Overton Lake (Don Gardener)

Eldernell - ringtail Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl (Steve Gann)

Belsize Wood - 59 Red Kite at roost (Paul Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe, 2 redhead Smew, 20+ Goldeneye (Calum Urquhart); Bittern in flight briefly (Neil Howard)

Godmanchester Pits - Tundra Bean Goose with Greylags on Westside Common at c.TL255719 (Louise Bacon, Vince Lea)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & a ringtail hen Harrier (Matt Mellor)

RAF Wyton - male Merlin across A141 (John Wells)

Friday, 25 December

Eldernell - 2 Crane, 4 Sort-eared Owl (Steve Gann)

Burwell Fen - Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl (David Wege)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe, 5 redhead Smew (Chris Rider)

Wimpole Hall - Goosander on the lake (Mike Crosby)

Thursday, 24 December

Belsize - 68 Red Kite at roost (Richard Astle)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 male Hen Harrier (Steve Gann)

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Wednesday, 23 December

Lode - RING OUZEL in a private garden (Peter Wells)

Grafham Water - GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 8 Goosander, 3 Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes); also 2 Peregrine (Ian Dawson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe, 2 Short-eared Owl (Hugh Venables)

Belsize - 56 Red Kite at roost (Mike Weedon)

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Tuesday, 22 December

Ouse Washes, Earith - 4 Water Pipit (Mark Eaton)

Ouse washes - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, Great White Egret (Duncan Poyser)

Isleham Water Meadows - Water Pipit, Jack Snipe (Duncan Poyser)

Belsize Wood area - 80 Red Kite (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe, 4 redhead Smew (Mark Hawkes)



Monday, 21 December 2015

Monday, 21 December

Pymoor - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER near railway bridge, TL506 879 (Mark Peck)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe, 5 redhead Smew (Richard Patient)

Sunday, 20 December

Grafham Water - male GREEN-WINGED TEAL from Lymage Hide, 3 Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 8 Smew, also Slavonian Grebe reported (Hugh Venables); 2 Short-eared Owl (Ed Gill)

Wimpole Hall - RAVEN (Mike Crosby)


Saturday, 19 December

Kings Hedges - Short-eared Owl over the learning pool (Richard Johnson)

Ouse Fen - DOTTEREL with Golden Plover flock (Richard Thomas)

Lode - RING OUZEL in a private garden (Peter Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - LONG-TAILED DUCK, GLAUCOUS GULL in roost (Richard Thomas)

Pymoor - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER nearby (as per twitter)

Friday, 18 December

Paxton Pits - male Mandarin (Martin Davis)

Friday, 18 December 2015

Thursday, 17 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 Short-eared Owl (Richard Allison)

Cranmoor Lots - 12 ad, 2 juv Crane (Norman Sills)

Great Fen - 16 Short-eared Owl, 2 Hen Harrier (Howard Butler)

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Wednesday, 16 December

Barleycroft - Common Swift reported 10:15h

Earith - probable Common Swift 11:35h (David Griffiths)

Monday, 14 December 2015

Monday, 14 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - 5 redhead Smew, Short-eared Owl (Richard Allison);  LONG-TAILED DUCK, 7 Caspian Gull, 13 Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Patient)


Sunday, 13 December 2015

Sunday, 13 December

Grafham Water - 3 Bewick's Swans, drake Mandarin, pair of Stonechats (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Peregrine, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes -  LONG-TAILED DUCK, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Carlos Davies)

Saturday, 12 December

Lode - RING OUZEL in private garden (Peter Wells)

Fen Drayton - 3 Smew on Moore Lake, 1st c.y. ICELAND GULL on Ferry Lagoon, 2 Short-eared Owl (Hugh Venables); LONG-TAILED DUCK still (Richard Thomas)

Great Fen - Peregrine, Merlin, male Hen Harrier from Tower Farm (Andy Neilson); Short-eared Owl at Rymes Reedbed (Steve Hartley)

Maxey Pits - 8 Goosander (Mike Weedon)


Friday, 11 December 2015

Friday, 11 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - LONG-TAILED DUCK south-east part of Ferry Lagoon, 1st c.y. ICELAND GULL 15:45h, Short-eared Owl, c.10 Siskin (Richard Allison); Bittern at Ferry Mere (Luke Wake)

Great Fen - 4 Short-eared Owl at Tower Farm area (Keith Lievesley)

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - LONG-TAILED DUCK south-east part of Ferry Lagoon (Kevin Hand); 5 redhead Smew (Richard Thomas)

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Wednesday, 9 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - LONG-TAILED DUCK south-east corner of Ferry Lagoon 08:30h (Jeremy Lindsell); also 6 redhead Smew (Colin Kirtland, David Hall); 1st c.y. ICELAND GULL, 4 Caspian Gull to roost (Steve Cooper)

Woodwalton Fen - Merlin, 2 Cetti's warbler (Colin Lee)

Ouse Fen - 2 Bittern, 6 Marsh Harrier, Merlin (Colin Kirtland, David Hall)

Great Fen - 4 Short-eared Owl at Tower farm area (Ian Gordon)

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tuesday, 8 December

Cambridge Research Park - 1c.y. ICELAND GULL, Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Peck)

Fen Drayton Lakes - LONG-TAILED DUCK, RAVEN over 14:10h (Rob Pople)

Monday, 7 December 2015

Monday, 7 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - LONG-TAILED DUCK on ferry Lagoon, though elusive, Crossbill over (Richard Thomas)

Great Fen - 5 Short-eared Owl, 2 Hen Harrier, Merlin from Tower Farm (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Houghton - 2 Woodcock flying around the millpond (Calum Urquhart)







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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sunday, 6 December

Woodhurst - pair of Ravens in field south of village (Duncan McNiven)

Grafham Water - ICELAND GULL (Mark Ward)

Cambridge Research Park - juv ICELAND GULL (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 redhead Smew, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Short-eared Owl, Mediterranean Gull, male Merlin (Steve Cooper); LONG-TAILED DUCK (Toby Austin)

Great Fen - 2 male Hen Harrier over, Merlin (Hugh Wright); 4 Short-eared Owl, Woodcock, Barn Owl (Mike Weedon)

Cam Washes - 2 male Hen Harrier (Jon & David Heath)

Saturday, 5 December

Cambridge Research Park - juv ICELAND GULL on the lake (Jon and David Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLAUCOUS GULL (Richard Thomas)

Friday, 4 December 2015

Friday, 4 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - female type LONG-TAILED DUCK on Ferry Lagoon (Jon Heath); no sign 14:30-15:00h. 10+ Goldeneye, Short-eared Owl (Richard Allison)

Lode - fem RING OUZEL in a private garden (Peter Wells)

Wicken Fen -male Hen Harrier, 3 Crane over Baker's Fen (Bob Mansfield); later, 3 Crane over Burwell Fen and settled onto Swaffham Prior Fen (Martin O'Leary)

Cambridge Research Park - 2 Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (James Hanlon)

Late news from Wednesday, 2 December: Fowlmere - redhead RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on the Mere (as per Doug Radford)

Thursday, 3 December

Farcet Fen - 4 Brambling in a private garden (Steve Dudley)

Cambridge Research Park -  juv ICELAND GULL, 3 Caspian Gull (James Hanlon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl (Luke Wake)

Cheveley - BLACK REDSTART in a private garden (Richard Jones)

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Wednesay, 2 December

Ely - WAXWING north over New Barns Road 07:40h (as per RBA)

Farcet Fen - 2 Brambling in a private garden (Steve Dudley)

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December

Ouse Washes RSPB - 14 Crane, Short-eared Owl on the Pilot Project, Goldeneye, 1000s of Golden Plover (Mike Burdekin)