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, 26 June 2016

Sunday, 26 June

Cambridge - Black Redstart showing well at the Old Schools university offices and Clare college (Brendan Doe)

Haddenham - juv Siskin (Chris Boness)

Saturday, 25 June

Glinton - Crossbill over (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Fen - hepatic female Cuckoo (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Friday, 24 june

New Shardlows Farm - 2 Turtle Dove (Kevin Wilson)

March Farmers - 2 Great White Egret (Brain Stone)

Thursday, 23 June

Cambridge - Peregrine, Black Redstart (Colin Kirtland)

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wednesday, 22 June

Ouse Washes - CATTLE EGRET flew high south from Common Wash with Little Egrets early afternoon (David Hopkins)

Tuesday, 21 June

Ouse Washes - ad CATTLE EGRET just south of Pontoon Wash a mile north of Witcham Gravel . Also Quails, Corncrake & Grasshopper Warbler calling last night (David Hopkins)

Burwell Fen - 2 Garganey, 5 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Brendan Doe)

Monday, 20 June 2016

Sunday, 19 June

Fowlmere - Spotted Flycatcher, Turtle Dove (Ed Gill)

Saturday, 18 June

Wicken Fen - Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl, Cuckoo (Ian Burfield)

Friday, 17 June

New Shardlows farm - Nuthatch (Kevin Wilson)

Nene Washes - 2 Great White Egret at March Farmers, 7 Barn Owl, calling Corncrakes (John Raven)

Friday, 17 June 2016

Thursday, 16 June

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER singing on and off still (as per RBA)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Wednesday, 15 June

Macrh Farmers - 2 Great White Egret, Hobby, Greenshank (John Wells et al.)

Ouse Washes - 2 Tree Sparrow, 40 Gadwall, Hobby (John Wells et al.)

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Tuesday, 14 June

March Farmers - 2 Great White Egret (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Swaffham Prior fen - Grasshopper Warbler  (Giles Merritt)

Monday, 13 June

Gorefield - fem RED-BACKED SHRIKE in corner of apple orchard at TL404123 this evening, viewable from minor road Goredike Bank (Ian Carter)

Monday, 13 June 2016

Sunday, 12 June

March Farmers - Great White Egret, Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Saturday, 11 June

March Farmers - Great White Egret with 112 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine (Charlie Kitchin)

Reach - 2 Turtle Dove toads Tubney Fen (Tim Dee)

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Wednesday, 8 June

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Luke Wake); also 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoo (Richard Allison)

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Tuesday, 7 June

Burwell fen - Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Garganey, Cuckoo, 14 Little Egret (Kevin Wilson)

May Farm, Littleport - Short-eared Owl, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Cetti's Warbler, 8 Hobby (Steve Mumford)

Highfield Spinney, Abbotsley - 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Richard Bashford)

Monday, 6 June 2016

Monday, 6 June

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Andy Hannaford)

Sunday, 5 June

Cottenham - WHITE STORK over at midday (Andrew Zolnai); later over A14 near Godmanchester at 17:10h (Richard Bradbury);

Ramsey - Spotted Flycatcher in a private garden (John Wells)

Late news for Thursday, 2 June: Knapwell - MONTAGU'S HARRIER, but not seen since (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Saturday, 4 June

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER 12:45h, Turnstone (Jamie Wells)

Berry fen - LITTLE TERN for c.40 minutes this morning (Richard Grimmett)

Abbots Ripton - Peregrine, 2 Turtle Dove (Calum Urquhart)

Friday, 3 June 2016

Friday, 3 June

Cambourne - 1st summer Black Redstart in a private garden (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Thursday, 2 June

Grafham Water - BLACK KITE over east past pumping station towards Ouse Valley, viewed from the dam 15:45h (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - RAVEN over north (Howard Butler)

Wicken - 2 Turtle Dove over A1123 into the village (Sheila Dickerson)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Wednsday, 1 June

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER 07:05h (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - Garganey, 3 Green Sandpiper briefly (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday, 31 May

Paxton Pits - GREAT REED WARBLER, still singing, Hobby (Martin Davis); Turnstone (Jamie Wells)

March Farmers - imm. Little Gull (Charlie Kitchin)