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 November 2016

Wednesday, 30 November

Manea - 14 Crane in flight nearby (James Hutchison)

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS near Kiln Lane (David Ellis)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver near water tower,  'Lesser' Canada Goose in lagoons (Mark Hawkes); 2 Bewick's Swan (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK 08:30h (Jonathan Taylor); but no sign 11:00h (Martin Davis)

Fordham - Short-eared Owl between the village and Chippenham Fen (David Collins)

Nene Washes - 5 Crane, CATTLE EGRET, Hen Harrier (Ron Harold)

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Tuesday, 29 November

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK (Mark Hawkes); also 5 Bewick's Swan (Martin Davis)

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS still present (David Ellis)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, Brent Goose (David Hollin); 2 Great Norther Diver early afternoon (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - fem NORTHERN BULLFINCH reported between reception and Drewer Hide 10:40h (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern, 3 Short-eared Owl, male Hen Harrier, Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Woodcock (Ron Harold)

Eldernell - 4 Short-eared Owl, c.20 Crane, ringtail Hen Harrier also 4 Pink-footed Geese at March Farmers (Paul Taylor)

Monday, 28 November 2016

Monday, 28 November

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS still present north of railway line 08:30h (Patrick Woods)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

May Farm, Littleport - Great White Egret, 7 Bewick's Swan at this private site (Steve Mumford)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Goosander on Gunwade (David Withrington)

March Farmers - CATTLE EGRET, 4 PINK-FOOTED GEESE (Charlie Kitchin)

Grafham water - Great Northern Diver, Brent Goose briefly before flying east (Alan Ford)

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sunday, 27 November

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 4 Whooper Swans (Martin Davis)

Eldernell - 2 LAPLAND BUNTING, 16 Common Crane (Andrew Gardener); distant CATTLE EGRET (Brain Stone)

March Farmers - 4 PINK-FOOTED GEESE, 300 Whooper Swan, 40 Bewick's Swan, Short-eared Owl (Matt Webb)

Prior's Fen - c.300 Whopper Swan, c.10 Bewick's Swan (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit, 9 Short-eared Owl (Malcolm Ausden)

Lark Rise Farm, Barton - 3 Short-eared Owl (Vince Lea)

Sutton Gault - 25 Water Pipit to roost, 65 Corn Bunting, 10 Bewick's Swan, 430 Whooper Swan (Brendan Doe)

May Farm, Littleport - fem Marsh Harrier green wing-tag P4. Hatched at Haddiscoe, Great Yarmouth in 2015 (only female from clutch of 3 - the 2 males have not been recorded since). Has then been seen near Cardiff, then Otmoor RSPB near Oxford, then Clacton, then Isle of Sheppey and Cley in April of this year (Steve Mumford, Stella Laughton, Nick Laughton).

Saturday, 26 November

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS and  SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still present (Duncan Poyser)

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit, 6 Short-eared Owls, 5 Whooper Swans (Malcolm Ausden)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe (Chris Brown)

March Farmers - 9 Crane in flight, 2 Short-eared Owl, 6 Bewick's Swan, 200+ Whooper Swan (Matt Webb)

Lark Rise Farm, Barton - Merlin (Vince Lea)



Friday, 25 November 2016

Friday, 25 November

May Farm, Littleport - 2 Great White Egret at this private site (Steve Mumford)

Trumpington - 640 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Eldernell - 7 Crane, male and 2 fem Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl (Ian Gordon)

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Thursday, 24 November

Eaton Ford - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER moved through a private garden early morning (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER at the dam end again (David Hollin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe, 1st win male Scaup, redhead Smew, Great White Egret (Jon & David Heath)

May Farm, Littleport - Great White Egret at this private site (Steve Mumford)

Engine Farm, Shippea Hill - 463 Whooper Swan, 78 Bewick's Swan at this private site (Steve Mumford)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Wednesday, 23 November

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still (David Hollin); also 14 Whooper Swan over (Colin Addington); escaped Red-fan Parrot feeding on hawthorn berries (Mike Everett)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret still (Martin Davis)

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS still near Cutters Railway bridge (Kevin Blake)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Tuesday, 22 November

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER by valve tower at the dam 09:15h (David Hollin)

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS between Cutters railway bridge and road bridge (Howard Butler)

Monday, 21 November 2016

Sunday, 20 November

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER briefly, 2 Bewick's Swan (Matthew Rodgers)

 Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 31 Goldeneye, Goosander (Martin Davis)

March Farmers - Knot, Brent Goose, 101 Black-tailed Godwit, c.300 Golden Plover, Peregrine, 7 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Ely - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at the Sewage Works, GLOSSY IBIS near the Cutter Railway Bridge (Duncan Poyser)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Slavonian Grebe, Great White Egret, 2 fem Scaup, redhead Smew (Colin Kirtland)

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit (Malcolm Ausden)

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Saturday, 19 November

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Scaup, 2 redhead Smew, Great White Egret (Jon & David Heath)

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit, 5 Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, 3 Whooper Swan (Malcolm Ausden)

Hare Park - 3 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Eldernell - Long-eared Owl, Snort-eared Owl, 26 Whooper Swan, 7 Crane, 4 Barn Owl (Matt Webb)

May Farm - Wheatear (Steve Mumford)

Friday, 18 November 2016

Friday, 18 November

Woodston - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF in scrub beside Nene Valley Railway by Wharf Road crossing 09:20h, probably present since Monday 14 November (Ben Fraser)

March Farmers - BRENT GOOSE (Charlie Kitchin)

Thursday, 17 November

Woodwalton Fen - male Hen Harrier, Bittern (Ron Harold)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe on Drayton Lagoon (Maurice Wilkinson); , 2 redhead Smew on Moore Lake (Gill Parrish); Common Scoter on Ferry Lagoon (Pam Peacock)

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Tuesday, 15 November

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS just passed Marina next To the Cutter pub.Walk 100 yards and it's on the left just under Railway Bridge (David Ellis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, Bittern at Holywell (Luke Wake)

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sunday, 13 November

Nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET still just east of the crake rearing pens, Hen Harrier, 4 Common Crane, c.115 Whooper Swans (Hugh Wright)

Grafham Water - 2 Bearded Tits, Scaup, 2 Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes et al.)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 2 Scaup (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - Scaup (Simon Stirrup)

Fen Drayton - 2 Great White Egret, Common Scoter, 18 Goldeneye, 3 Short-eared Owl, Little Owl, Stonechat (Colin Kirtland); 3 redhead Smew, Slavonian Grebe, Scaup (David Anderson)

Foxton - ringtail Hen Harrier east of Fowlmere Raod (Marcus Kohler)

Saturday, 12 November

Nene washes - CATTLE EGRET, Knot on Low Wash (Charlie Kitchin)

Paxton Pits - 2 Scaup, Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Woodcock (Martin Davis)

Friday, 11 November 2016

Friday, 11 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 redhead Smew, 2 Great White Egret on Moore Lake (Dave Anderson); Common Scoter (Richard Allison); 3 Goldeneye (Sophie Barrell)

Burwell Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE in Pout Hall area but very mobile, c.1000 Lapwing, c.1000 Golden Plover, 2 Short-eared Owl (David Palmer)

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chapel (Peter Louden)

Eldernell - 2 Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Peregrine (Steve Dudley)

Nene washes - CATTLE EGRET on Low Wash (Charlie Kitchin)

Wicken Fen - male Hen Harrier, 2 Tawny Owl, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Water Rail (Colin Kirtland)

Great Fen - 4 Short-eared Owl from c.16:30h (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Thursday, 10 November

Block Fen - 2 fem Scaup, Merlin (David Hopkins)

RSPB Hope Farm, Knapwell - Short-eared Owl (Derek Gruar)

Eldernell - male & fem Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, 3+ Crane, 5 Whooper Swan (Ian Gordon)

Burwell Fen - GREAT-GREY SHRIKE towards Pout Hall, 3 Short-eared Owl (Owen & Monica Marks)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Great White Egret (Richard Allison)

Byall Fen - Jack snipe (David Ellis)

Foxton - Raven over towards Foxton Woods 08:30h (Marcus Kohler)

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe on Drayton Lagoon, Great White Egret, 2 Jack Snipe, 27 Little Egret (Mike Everett)

Burwell fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE towards Pout Hall (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - 21 Crane distantly from Churchmans Hide, also c.1000 Whooper Swan with  a few Bewick's Swan in fields around Byall Fen Farm (Ian Dawson); 9 White-fronted Geese, 142 Ruff from Stevens Hide (Mike Burdekin)

Nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET at Eldernell before moving to Low Wash late afternoon (Charlie Kitchin)

Monday, 7 November 2016

Monday, 7 November

Fen Drayton - GANNET over south-west 08:45h (Dave Anderson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe on Drayton Lagoon (Richard Allison)

Late news from Friday, 4 November: Cambridge - WAXWING south over Glisson Road c.13:30h (Iain Webb)

Sunday, 6 November

Eldernell - juv Hen Harrier, 17 Whooper Swan (Hugh Wright)

Grafham Water - 5 Red-crested Pochard, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Manea - 21 Crane nearby (Kevin Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 2 fem Scaup, Great White Egret, Jack Snipe, Peregrine (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - fem Common Scoter (Richard Thomas)

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Saturday, 5 November

Grafham Water - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF in small wood near Dudney Hide (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 3 Scaup, Jack Snipe (Martin Davis)

Manea - 21 Common Cranes in stubble field to north of village (Norman Sills)

St. Ives - Peregrine on the Free Church early morning (Vic Couzens)

Friday, 4 November 2016

Friday, 4 November

Cambridge - WAXWING over BAS offices on Madingley Road but not relocated (Norman Radcliffe)

Ouse Washes - 20 Crane in fields just south of the railway line, 6+ Marsh Harrier, Peregrine (Mike Burdekin)

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Thursday, 3 November

 Farcet Fen - Osprey in tree at Froghall Bridge, male Hen Harrier, Peregrine; also 2 Jack Snipe that went down in the northern area (Steve Dudley)

Byall Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl (Mark Peck)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl, 5 Bearded Tit, 5 Kestrel (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham Water - Knot on the dam (Colin Addington); 2 Bewick's Swan in Valley Creek this afternoon until flushed by fishermen (Garth Peacock)

March - 10 WAXWING reported in a private garden this morning

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Wednesday, 2 November

Ouse Washes - c.1000 Whooper Swan, c.1500 Wigeon, Peregrine (Mike Burdekin); 20 Crane viewable from Pymoor corner (David Ellis)

Ferry Meadows - Red-crested Pochard, 2 Whooper Swan over (Don Gardener, Matt Webb)

Upper Cambourne - 2 Bewick's Swan over (James Hanlon)

Nene Washes - 205 Pink-footed Geese over east, CATTLE EGRET on Low Wash still, ringtail Hen Harrier (Charlie Kitchin)

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Tuesday, 1 November

Stourbridge Common, Cambridge - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at the edge of the common just to the right of the path, when looking north, where it meets Oyster Row (Richard Johnson)

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swan from fishing lodge (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - Whooper Swan on Gunwade Lake briefly (Matt Webb)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - 2 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes - 20 Crane in flight north of the railway (Mike Burdekin)

Monday, 31 October

Eldernell - fem Hen Harrier, 5 Whooper Swan over, 3 Crane over (Phillip Hicks)