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.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Monday, 29 February

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER still present (Alan Boddington)

Elton - 2 Brambling in a private garden (Brian Stone)

Cambourne - Black Redstart in hedge behind gardens along Whitley Road (Ed Gill)

Rampton - Great White Egret (Ian Ellis, Jon Allcock)

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sunday, 28 February

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER still present, 2 Stonechats (Duncan McNiven)

Fen Drayton - 3rd c.y. ICELAND GULL, Mediterranean Gull on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas); redhead Smew, Short-eared Owl (Hugh Venables); Bittern (Louise Bacon & Vince Lea)

Wicken Fen - 2 crane (Kevin Wilson)

Block Fen - 3 Crane over (David Hopkins)

Sutton Gault - 'good numbers' of Water Pipit to roost south of the Gullet (David Hopkins)

Holme Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Louise Bacon & Vince Lea)

Saturday, 27 February

Grafham Water - Avocet in the Lagoons (Mark Hawkes); ICELAND GULL (James Hanlon)

Upper Cambourne -  Black Redstart on Whitley Road (James Hanlon)

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER still present (Mike Weedon)

Thorney -  ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, male Scaup, 7 crane, Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Pipit (Steve & Ade Cooper); 2nd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL off Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins)




Friday, 26 February 2016

Friday, 26 February

Paxton Pits - 2 RAVEN over 13:20h, 41 Goldeneye, Water Rail (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 2nd c.y. KUMLIEN'S GULL, ad GLAUCOUS GULL, ad ICELAND GULL, Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Thursday, 25 February

Eldernell - Tundra Bean Goose, 4 Crane (as per Birdguides)

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER showing well but mobile (Peter Beesley)

Ouse Washes - male Scaup, 12+ Bewick's Swan (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad ICELAND GULL, 2 Caspian Gull (Richard Patient et al.)

Wednesday, 24 February

Thorney -  ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD east of wind farm, viewed from Turf Fen Bridge (Jonathan Taylor)

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER in the north-east corner of the stubble field initially before moving west (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Fen - 4 Smew in pits by Overcore Lane (Richard Jackson)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Bruce Martin)

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Tuesday, 23 February

Thorney -  ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD at c.TF332059 although ranging widely, 07:45h (Jonathan Taylor); this afternoon still present around Wryde Croft Wind farm, being mobbed by up to two Short-Eared Owls. Note that Wallace's Drove is closed, use Archers Drove and drive back towards Wallace's Drove to view wind farm (Jamie & Rod Wilson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2nd c.y. KUMLIEN'S GULL, 2nd c.y. ICELAND GULL, 2 Caspian Gull (Richard Patient et al.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Monday, 22 February

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER still but in the far west corner of the stubble field and keeping low (Ian Gordon); still present c.15:30h (Jamie & Rod Wilson)

Thorney -  ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD north of A47 at c.TF332058 (as per Birdguides)

Sunday, 21 February

Colne Fen GP - 13 Smew (one male), Woodcock (Steve Cooper)

Needingworth Lakes - 5 male & 8 fem Smew (Steve Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 c.y. KUMLIEN'S GULL, 2 c.y. Mediterranean Gull, 2 Caspian Gull (Richard Thomas, Richard Grimmett)

Grafham Water - Green Sandpiper, 93 Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes)

Eldernell - 4 Crane (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 20 February

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER still present 08:15h (Ian Ellis)

Rampton - Great White Egret (Ian Ellis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern in flight (Hugh Venables)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern (Calum Urquart)

Friday, 19 February 2016

Friday, 19 February

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER in scrubby field just north of Cow Way (Mike Weedon); present at c.TL30389823 to 08:00h at least (Jonathan Taylor)

Upper Cambourne - BLACK REDSTART where the hedge bordering the country park meets Whitley Road (James Hanlon)

Tubney Fen - 25 Whooper Swan, which moved to Wicken Fen (Andy Hannaford)

Great Fen - Great White Egret from Holme Fen Trundle Mere hide 14:00h (Richard Palmer, Diana Leech)

Grafham Water - 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - 4th .y. GLAUCOUS GULL, 2nd c.y. ICELAND GULL (David Hopkins)

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Thursday, 18 February

Coates - DARTFORD WARBLER with 2 Stonechat in private fields to the north, but possibly viewable from Cow Way track (Andrew Gardener)

Holme Fen - 5 Short-eared Owl in the area (Chris G)

Great Fen - 6 Short-eared Owl between Trundle Mere  & Engine Farm, 3 more around Decoy info point (Steve Dudley)

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Wednesday, 17 February

Fowlmere - 1114 Golden Plover, 403 Lapwing opposite reserve entrance (Doug Radford)

Farcet Fen - 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 8 Whooper Swan, 42 Tree Sparrow (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Washes - male Scaup opposite Fortrey Hall (David Hopkins)

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February

Ouse Fen - 2 male & 5 fem Smew (John Le Gassick)

Fowlmere - GLAUCOUS GULL over west, fem Merlin (Ade Cooper)

Monday, 15 February

Hare Park - Brambling with Chaffinch flock (Kevin Wilson)

Grafham Water - 2 ad Mediterranean Gull to roost (Richard Patient)

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sunday, 14 February

Cam Washes - 2 Avocets, 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath)

Wicken Fen - 2 Grey Partridge, Barn Owl (Martin O'Leary)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Martin O'Leary)

Needingworth Lakes - 10 Smew , four drakes and 6 redheads (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 Short-eared Owls, Barn Owl (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl (John Le Gassick)

Saturday, 13 February

Fowlmere - juv / 2nd winter GLAUCOUS GULL, 55 Siskin (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl (Hugh Venables); Mediterranean Gull  (James Hanlon, Andrew Tongue)

Landbeach -  2 GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL (James Hanlon, Andrew Tongue)

Friday, 12 February 2016

Friday, 12 February

Ferry Meadows - fem Smew (Don Gardener)

Ouse Washes - 1st win male Scaup 3/4 mile north of Mepal (Jonathan Taylor)

Wicken Fen - 2 ad male & a fem Hen Harrier (Chris Boness)

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe, Short-eared Owl, 30+  Goldeneye (Gill Parrish)

Needingworth Pits - 10 Smew, male Scaup (Jonathan Taylor)

Landbeach - 2 GLAUCOUS GULL, 4 Caspian Gull (Jonathan Taylor)

Great Fen - Great White Egret, 9+ Short-eared Owl (Jonathan Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Barmbling by Buglife on Ham Lane (Paul Taylor)

Hare Park - 2 brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Wednesday, 10 February

Landbeach - 1st win & 3rd win GLAUCOUS GULL, 1st win ICELAND GULL, 6 Caspian Gull (Jonathan Talyor)

Ouse Washes - 3rd win GLAUCOUS GULL to roost (Jonathan Talyor)

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chapel (Colin Kirtland)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Tuesday, 9 February

Fen Drayton Lakes - Slavonian Grebe (Vic & Pauline Cozens)

Yaxley - 3 Short0eared Owl (Hugh Wright)

Monday, 8 February 2016

Monday, 8 February

Coates - Peregrine over A605 nearby (Andy Bayes)

Grafham Water -  3 Caspian Gull, 16 Goosander (Mark Ward)

Sutton Gault - ad male GOSHAWK over 16:15h (Mark Peck)

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Sunday, 7 February

Ouse Washes - 4cy GLAUCOUS GULL, 2cy ICELAND GULL (David Hopkins); 3 Common Cranes, 3000 Black-tailed Godwits,1100 Golden Plover, Ruff, Short-eared Owl (Brendan Doe)

Yaxley Lode - Great White Egret (Hugh Wright)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Brambling at Bug House (Don Gardener); 6 Brambling this afternoon (Mike Weedon et al.)

Grafham Water - 14 Goosander, 60+ Goldeneye, 3 Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

CEGN Reservoir - 2 ad Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Caspian Gull (Calum Urquart); Slavonian Grebe (Richard Thomas)

Holme Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 male Hen Harrier, Merlin, Great White Egret (Chris Park)

Great Fen - Short-eared Owl (Vic & Pauline Cozens)

Saturday, 6 February

Fen Drayton Lakes - KUMLIEN'S GULL (Richard Thomas)

Yaxley - Great White Egret (Hugh Wright)

Friday, 5 February 2016

Friday, 5 February

Ferry Meadows - 5 Brambling near Bug House still (Peter Beesley)

Great Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier showed very well from the Lookout this afternoon (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Thursday, 4 February

Great Fen - Great White Egret over the northern area 11:35h (Steve Dudley)

Ouse Washes - totals of c.7000 Whopper Swan and c.1500 Bewick's Swan on and around the washes (Jonathan)

Needingworth Lakes - 3 male & 6 fem Smew, 8 Pink-footed Geese over (Steve Cooper)

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February

Whittlesey, Kings Dyke - juv AMERICAN HERRING GULL on skip at McCain Factory, no pubic access (Kevin Du Rose). Potentially viewable from TL237975. From A605 walk NNW along Funthams Lane for 1/2 mile. Keep to footpaths.

Trumpington - c.800 Golden Plover near M11/A10 roundabout (Richard Palmer)

Ouse Washes - 3rd win GLAUCOUS GULL, 1st win ICELAND GULL, Caspian Gull (Jonathan Taylor)

Burwell Fen - 3 Crane, c.225 olden Plover (Martin O'Leary)

Monday, 1 February

Cambridge - Peregrine on UR Church, Trumpington St. (Daniel Osborne)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad ICELAND GULL, SLAVONIAN GREBE (Ade Cooper)