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.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Tuesday, 12 April

Chesterton - CATTLE EGRET still present 13:15h (Louise Bacon)

Grafham Water - 6 Little Gull, 3 Arctic Tern, Red-necked Grebe (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - 2 Common Tern, 2 Swallow (Dave Palmer); Little Gull briefly, male Garganey, 3 Short-eared Owl, Sedge Warbler, Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Paxton Pits -  11 Little Gull, 2 Common Tern, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Avocet, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Ruff (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 6 Little Gull at Ferry Lagoon 16:45h (Luke Wake)

Cottenham - Merlin over the fen from the lode bank (Neil Howard)

Ouse Washes - 8 Little Gull, 2 Peregrine, c.800 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, Wheatear (Monica & Owen Marks); 12 Water Pipit to roost, Great White Egret along the Delph (James Harding-Morris)

Maxey - Short-eared Owl, Swallow, Brambling, Yellow Wagtail. Also a Wheatear  reported (Bob Titman)

Wicken Fen - 2 Barn Owl, 4 Water Rail, 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

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