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.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Sunday, 31 January

Overcote Lane Pit - 3 Smew, Scaup, 9 Chiffchaff (Jonathan Taylor)

Landbeach recycling centre - 3rd Winter Glaucous Gull (Jonathan Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SLAVONIAN GREBE (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 30 January

Fen Drayton - FRANKLIN'S GULL in Ferry Lagoon roost, Goosander, SLAVONIAN GREBE, Short-eared Owl (Mark Hawkes /Richard Grimmett )

Grafham Water - 7 Caspian Gull, 24 Goosander (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - Short-eared Owl (Graham Moates)

Manea - 10 Crane at TL491925 (Graham Moates)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern, Merlin (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Friday, 29 January

Grafham Water - ad Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull to roost (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad ICELAND GULL, SLAVONIAN GREBE, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Steve & Ade Cooper)

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Thursday, 28 January

Over - probable SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF by sewage works TL385709, but not heard to call (Jeremy Lindsell)

Fen Drayton Lakes - putative Kumlien's Gull present but may be a dark Iceland Gull or intergrade, 2 Short-eared Owl, SLAVONIAN GREBE, 30+ Goldeneye (James Hanlon)

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Wednesday, 27 January

Ferry Meadows - 2nd win Mediterranean Gull at Watersports Centre (Mike Weedon)

Aldreth - Great White Egret in the area (Paul Mason)

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Sunday, 24 January

Yaxley Lode - Great White Egret (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - KUMLIEN'S GULL to roost late on, 2 Caspian Gull, Mediterranean Gull, SLAVONIAN GREBE (Richard Thomas)

Berry Fen - GREEN-WINGED TEAL at c.TL372740 (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 23 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - SLAVONIAN GREBE (Jamie Wells); 2c.y. KUMLIEN'S GULL roosting at the east end of Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Cambridge Research Park - GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Peregrine (Martin Davis)

Great North Fen - Great White Egret, Merlin, Peregrine, 61 Corn Buntings, Short-eared Owl (Hugh Wright)

March Farmers -  Greenshank, Merlin, Peregrine (Charlie Kithin)

Woodwalton Fen - Bearded Tit, Hen Harrier, Goosander, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Tawny Owl, 6 Water Rail (Mike Weedon)

Witcham - 1 win GLAUCOUS GULL over, another past Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Friday, 22 January

Witcham Gravel - juv GLAUCOUS GULL, flew north 16:20h (David Hopkins)

Burwell - 3 Short-eared Owl, RAVEN (Mat Wilson)

Friday, 22 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January

Cambridge Research Park - 3rd win GLAUCOUS GULL, 3 Caspian Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Cooper)

Milton - juv GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Cooper)

Witcham Gravel - juv GLAUCOUS GULL, 2nd win ICELAND GULL (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SLAVONIAN GREBE, Bittern, Short-eared Owl (Luke Wake)

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Wednesday, 20 January

Ferry Meadows - Black-tailed Godwit, pair of Goosander (Don Gardener)

Burwell Fen - pair of Smew, Short-eared Owl (Dave Palmer)

Wicken Fen - 6 male and a female Hen Harrier, Merlin, Barn Owl (Christoph Zöckler)

Witcham Gravel - 3rd win GLAUCOUS GULL (David Hopkins)

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Tuesday, 19 January

Froghall Bridge / Yaxely Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET in flight (Steve Dudley)

Cambridge - Short-eared Owl to west of Histon Road 14:00h (Kevin Hand); pair of Peregrine on the UR Church, Trumpington Street (Saimon Clark)

Grafham Water - juv GLAUCOUS GULL from Mander 15:30h (Stuart Elsom)

Witcham Gravel - 3rd winter ICELAND GULL (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SLAVONIAN GREBE, Water Rail (Mike Everett)

Monday, 18 January

Grafham Water - juv GLAUCOUS GULL from Mander 16:00h (Ian Dawson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SLAVONIAN GREBE (Luke Wake)

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sunday, 17 January

Grafham Water - 11 Whooper Swans, 2 Stonechats, 11 Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - Greenshank, 4 Short-eared Owls, 12 Ruff (Monica & Owen Marks)

Nene Washes - at Eldernell, 2 COMMON CRANES, 6 Short-eared Owls (Monica & Owen Marks); 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit Merlin (Mike Weedon, John Saunders); at March Farmers, Cetti's Warbler, Greenshank, 4 Ruff (Mike Weedon, John Saunders)

Fen Drayton - SLAVONIAN GREBE on Ferry Lagoon, Short-eared Owl, Goosander (Hugh Venables)

Tanholt Pits - 1st Winter GLAUCOUS GULL (Jonathan Taylor)

Littleport - 2 Pink-footed Geese amongst c.50 Bewick and 40 Whooper Swans in field opposite Plains lane (Brendan Doe)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Bitterns (John Wells)

Saturday, 16 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - SERIN at NW corner of Elney (Brendan Doe); Short-eared Owl, Bittern, Lesser Redpoll (Matt Mellor)

Yaxley - GREAT WHITE EGRET in Yaxley Lode (Hugh Wright)

Eldernell - 5 Short-eared Owl, fem Hen Harrier, Peregrine (Peter Beesley)


Friday, 15 January 2016

Friday, 15 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - SERIN at NW corner of Elney briefly 09:22h before heading towards bus stop area, calling in flight (Mark Hawkes et al.); both birds showed well at the busway edge for ten minutes at 10:50h & 11:10h (Ade Cooper). Please do not approach these birds too closely, they show well if not disturbed.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Thursday, 14 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of SERIN showing at NW corner of Eleny Lake 09:10h then near busway 09:40h (Martin Davis); near bus-stop at 13:00h (Stuart Elsom); and again 13:55h (Richard Allison)

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Wednesday, 13 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of SERIN showing extremely well 08:00-08:20 at least. Viewed from busway cycle track by NW corner Elney lake, by the bridge with metal bars (Richard Thomas); still present ~12:00h (Garth Peacock)

Milton Country Park - possible SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF with Chiffchaffs between south-west corner of Dickerson's Pit and the Sun clock (Jon Heath)

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tuesday, 12 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of SERIN 09:55h by guided busway north of Elney (Mark Peck); at north west corner of Elney lake 12:00h (Jonathan Taylor); and at 14:30h (Tony Lowe)

Woodealton Fen - 2 male Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier, Cetti's Warbler from north hide (Steve Gann)

Monday, 11 January 2016

Monday, 11 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 SERIN 14:50 to 15.10 north side of busway opposite NW corner of Elney Lake; flew east along busway and not relocated (Matt Wilson)

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Sunday, 10 January

Fen Drayton - Short-eared Owl (Richard Allison); 2 SERIN by bus stop (Hugh Venables, James Hanlon)

Milton - GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Cam washes - Short-eared Owl, hen harrier towards Wicken (Jon & David Heath)

Tubney Fen - Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl (Cathy Parker)

Holme Fen - 8 Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (John Wells)

Wicken Fen - 3 male & a female Hen Harrier, Barn Owl, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2+ Water Rail (Christoph Zöckler)

Saturday, 9 January

Barleycroft - GREEN-WINGED TEAL on the island, 2 Smew, Water Pipit (Richard Grimmett)

Waterbeach Research Park - 3rd winter GLAUCOUS GULL (Simon Stirrup)

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Friday, 8 January

Great Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl, 3 Stonechat, 2 Merlin (Mark Brandon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2nd c.y. KUMLIEN'S GULL, 2 Caspian Gull (James Hanlon)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & a female Hen Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 2 Barn Owl (Olly Mears)

Friday, 8 January 2016

Thursday, 7 January

Eldernell - 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Crane, Hen Harrier (Hugh Matthews)

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Wednesday, 6 January

Brampton Mill - Firecrest still (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl (Richard Allison); rehead Smew (Barbara York et al.)

Paxton  Pits - Little Gull (Jim Stevenson)

Wicken Fen - 3 Hen Harrier (Barbara York et al.)

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Tuesday, 5 January

Brampton Mill - Firecrest at car park still (Geoff Barlow)

Paxton Pots - 6 Little Gull (as per RBA)

Monday, 4 January 2016

Monday, 4 January

Paxton Pits - Short-eared Owl, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis); male Smew (Ian Dawson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - fem SERIN briefly, along track towards Drayton Lagoon at west end of open area by main car park. Also fem Smew, Bittern reported (Hugh Venables)

Sawston - 31 Mandarin at a private site nearby (Mike Foley)


Sunday, 3 January 2016

Sunday, 3 January

Grafham Water - GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 2 Little Gull (Jonathan Taylor); KITTIWAKE over (Mark Ward)

Brampton Mill - Firecrest at sluice end of the car park (Jonathan Taylor)

Great Fen - 7+Short-eared Owl, Merlin, 6+ Tree Sparrow, 16 Corn Bunting, Barn Owl (Hugh Wright)

Barleycraft - GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Richard Grimmett)

Mepal - Shag near There Pickerels (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Washes - 2 KITTWAKE from Kingfisher Hide, 2 Brambling & 12 Tree Sparrow on feeders (Steve West)

Manea - 50+ Corn Bunting (Steve West)

Fen Drayton Lakes - redhead Smew, Short-eared Owl (Hugh Venables); 2nd c.y. Mediterranean Gull in roost (Richard Thomas); Bittern into reeds on Far Fen Lake (Audrey & Gwyn Williams)



Saturday, 2 January 2016

Saturday, 2 January

Paxton Pits - 2 male Smew, pair of Goosander, Pink-footed Goose with Greylags (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis); Caspian Gull (Andrew Tongue)

Grafham Water - 24 Little Gull, 6 Goosander, 3 Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Gull in roost (Richard Thomas); 2 Pink-footed Geese briefly (Steve Cooper)

Milton Tip - 4th c.y. Glaucous Gull early morning (Steve Cooper)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull briefly (Matt Webb)

Witcham Gravel - Shag in flight along the Old Bedford River (David Hopkins)

Friday, 1 January 2016

Friday, 1 January

Ouse Fen - 2 male & 2 fem Smew (Robin Ward)

Eldernell - 5 Short-eared Owl (Peter Beesley)

Grafham Water - ad GLAUCOUS GULL, 3 Caspian Gull in roost, 6+ Goosander (Mark Ward)

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine on Museum of Technology chimney (Rob Pople)

Witcham Gravel - Brent Goose (Mark Peck)

Wilburton - Short-eared Owl just to the north (Barbara York)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 male Hen Harrier (Duncan McNiven)

Fen Drayton Lakes - redhead Smew, Short-eared Owl (Duncan McNiven)

Littleport - possible ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD just south of the village (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 31 December

Buckden to Brampton Mill - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker along the Ouse, Firecrest near  The Mill (Mark Ward)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & 2 fem Hen Harrier (Kevin Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv Glaucous Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull in roost (Steve Cooper)