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.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Thursday, 5 May

Paxton Pits - possible ROSEATE TERN on Diddington Pit and ad KITTIWAKE on the island, Black Terns moving through in numbers, peaking at 37 present briefly late morning. Also Little Gull, 2 Arctic Tern, 92 Common Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 3 Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, Wheatear (Martin Davis)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper (John Saunders)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl, Turtle Dove, 2 Black Tern (Richard Thomas); 2 Arctic Tern, Nightingale (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - Osprey (Richard Patient); 54 Common Tern (Mark Ward)

Nene Washes - 7 Wood Sandpiper at March Farmers, 5 Greenshank (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - 2 Black Tern, Garganey, Short-eared Owl, Hobby, Wheatear (Malcolm Ausden)

Chippenham Fen - 6+ Woodcock roding and 3 more on the ground,  2 Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

Croydon - Turtle Dove briefly (Tony Lowe)

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