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.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Wednesday, 31 August

Eldernell - WRYNECK briefly c.09:00h, trying to relocate it (Andrew Gardener); seen again along hedge line at 10:30h (as per Mike Weedon); again at 12:15h. Also 4 Redstart, 3+ Hobby, Garagney (Ian Gordon); WRYNECK showing near CP at 17:00h (Jonathan Taylor)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER 18:20-18:35h when flushed (Ade Long); back on first main pool, by willow tree,  north of bridge over Reach Lode 19:15h (Kathleen Rosewarne)

Grafham Water - Osprey over, Sanderling (Mark Hawkes)

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Tuesday, 30 August

Eldernell - 2 male 1st winter Redstart (Andrew Gardener)

Grange Farm, Witcham - male redstart (David Hopkins)

Monday, 29 August 2016

Monday, 29 August

Burwell Fen - 4 Little Stint, Grey Plover, 25 Ringed Plover, 10 Greenshank,  Garganey, 18 Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - Great White Egret, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Osprey, Nuthatch (Richard Patient)

Eldernell - 3 Redstart, all within a few hundred yards of the car park (Andrew Gardener)

Grange Farm, Witcham - 2 Redstart (David Hopkins)

Sunday, 28 August

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, Turnstone (Martin Davis)

Waterbeach - Osprey over (Katie Fuller)

Haddenham - Osprey over north-west 12:15h (Barbara York)

Grafham Water - Osprey, Black-necked Grebe (Richard Patient); Great White Egret

Eldernell - Redstart 300 yards west of CP (Andrew Gardener)

Burwell Fen - 2 Little Stint, 20+ Ringed Plover, 9 Greenshank, 6 Garganey, Hobby (Richard Johnson); 10 Green Sandpiper (Graeme Reed)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Graganey, 4 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper (Graeme Reed)

Saturday, 27 August

Cam Washes - 4 Little Stint (Jon & David Heath)

Grafham Water - Sandwich Tern (Mike Everett)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Friday, 26 August 2016

Friday, 26 August

Burwell Fen - 80 Little Egret, 11 Greenshank, 14 Green Sandpiper, 35 ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Little Stint (Christoph Zöckler)

Paxton Pits - Crossbill over, Great White Egret, Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Quy Fen - Redstart at TL512628, 4+ Lesser Whitethroat (Jon Heath)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper

Ailsworth - 2 Whinchat just to the north (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - Osprey, 3 Black Tern, 2 ad Caspian Gull, 13 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Thursday, 25 August

Fowlmere  RSPB - TREE PIPIT, 4 Spotted Flycatcher (Ade Cooper)

Grafham Water -Red-necked Grebe off fishing lodge briefly, 2 Sandwich Tern over west (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - 5 Little Stint, 7 Garganey, 13 Greenshank, 12 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, c.35 Ringed Plover, c.50 Snipe, c.70 Little Egret, 2 Bearded Tit, 4 Golden Plover over (Richard Jonhson)

Ferry Meadwos - Whinchat, Redstart (Mike Weedon)

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Wednesday, 24 August

Ferry meadows - Redstart, Whinchat (Don Gardener, Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - 7 Little Stint, Grey Plover, 8 Greenshank, 6 Garganey, 86 Little Egret, Whinchat (Graeme Reed); 16 Green Sandpiper, 22 Ruff (Christoph Zöckler)

Quy Fen - fem-type PIED FLYCATCHER  in White Willow at south-east end of main ditch, TL514626, at 13:00h (Andrew Maddocks)

Grafham Water - Great White Egret, 2 juv Mediterranean Gull, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull, Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 9 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Kingfishers Bridge - Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper (Christoph Zöckler)

Wicken Fen - 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper (Christoph Zöckler)

Wardy Hil Drove, Witcham - 2 Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatcher (David hopkins)

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Tuesday, 23 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Luke Wake)

Burwell Fen - 8 Greenshank, 30 Ringed Plover, 35 Ruff, 3 Garganey, 70 Little Egret, Bearded Tit (Richard Johnson); 17 Green Sandpiper (Mike Everett)

Ouse Washes -  2 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear on pilot project (Mike Burdekin)

Byall Fen, Coveney - 4 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - Great White Egret, juv Black Tern, Curlew Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 22 August 2016

Monday, 22 August

Ouse Washes - 4 Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 100+ Golden Plover (Mike Burdekin)

Burwell Fen - fem Wheatear, 3 Garganey, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank (Andy Hannaford)

Paxton Pits - 2 Great White Egret (as per RBA)

Sunday, 21 August

Nene washes - 2 CATTLE EGRET which flew high south 07:15h (Mike Weedon, Will Bowell)

Grafham Water - Curlew Sandpiper, Turnstone, 7 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - Whinchat (Mike Burdekin); 4 Greenshank, 2 ad & a juv Crane (Graeme Reed)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 2 Greenshank (Martin Davis)

Abbots Ripton - pair of Turtle Dove (Richard Broughton)

Mepal - Turtle Dove along A142 (David & Sallie Jones)

Burwell Fen - 14 Little Egret, 8 Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, 27 Ruff, 15 Ringed Plover, 6 Little Ringed Plover (Christoph Zöckler)

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Saturday, 20 August

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 2 Green Sandpiper

Nene washes - 2 CATTLE EGRET still present, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Garganey, Whinchat (Hugh Wright)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Mark Ward)

Friday, 19 August 2016

Friday, 19 August

Dogsthorpe Tip pit - Caspian Gull, Turnstone briefly (Hugh Wright)

Paxton Pits - juv Shag, Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 47+ Black Tern, 75+ Common Tern this evening (Richard Patient)

Nene washes - 2 CATTLE EGRET near Dog-in-a-Doublet sluice 06:00h, a mile west of Eldernell CP by 07:00h and then back on Low Wash (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Great White Egret (Graeme Reed)

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Thursday, 18 August

Nene Washes - 2 CATTLE EGRET on Low Wash, also Great White Egret, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper (Charlie Kitchin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Great White Egret (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - 10 Green Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank (Dave Palmer); 5 Garganey, 8 Golden Plover (Graeme Red)

Kingfishers Bridge - 10+ Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Hobby (Graeme Reed)

Wednesday, 17 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, 2 Black-necked Grebe (Clive Sinclair)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Tuesday, 16 August

Holme fen - Osprey over (terry Cooper)

Paxton Pits - SPOONBILL, 9 ad Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - SANDWICH TERN from Mander CP (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - Garganey, 6 Green Sandpiper, 7 Greenshank (Andy Hannaford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, 2 Greenshank (Hugh Venables)

Monday, 15 August 2016

Monday, 15 August

Burwell Fen - 5 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 18 Little Egret (Andy Hannaford); male & 3 juv Stonechat (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday, 14 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe, Great White Egret, Greenshank (Richard Thomas)

Etton Pits - Turnstone, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Turtle Dove, several Hobby, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler (Mike Weedon)

Cottenham, Long Drove - juv Caspian Gull, Whinchat, 3 Green Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)

Saturday, 13 August

Maxey Pits - Osprey over (Richard Astle)

Burwell Fen - Whinchat, Little Stint (John Raven); 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper (Christoph Zöckler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, 2 Greenshank (Richard Thomas)

Friday, 12 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe, Great White Egret, Greenshank (Hugh Venables)

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Thursday, 11 August

Burwell Fen - juv Little Stint, 5 Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpiper, 6 Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Nene washes - 3 Crane, 4 Hobby (David Walsh et al.)

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Wednesday, 10 August

Ouse Washes - PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Stockdales Hide, also Garganey, 2 Hobby, Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Ferry Mere (Richard Thomas)

Monday, 8 August 2016

Sunday, 7 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - ad PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Cadbury Hide, 5 Garganey from Stockdales Hide (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, Wheatear (Richard Thomas)

Burwell Fen - 4 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, Cuckoo (Vince Lea, Louise Bacon)

Late news: Black Stork photographed between Kirtling and Cowlinge a week ago and seen near Soham yesterday.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Friday, 5 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Cadbury Hide, 9 Garganey from Stockdale Hide  (Ade Cooper)

Burwell Fen - 3 Crane, Hobby (Giles Merritt)

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Thursday, 4 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Cadbury Hide, juv Mediterranean Gull, 5 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Woodwalton Fen - HONEY BUZZARD over west 14:00h (RonHarold)

Yaxley - 3 Quail singing this evening, heard from the end of  Quickset Drove at grid ref TL191909 (Hugh Wright)

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Wednesday, 3 August

Huntingdon - probable Osprey south-west over A1 Spittals Interchange (James Hutchison)

Burwell Fen - Whimbrel briefly, 7 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank 2 Garganey, c.50 Little Egret (Richard Johnson)

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Cadbury Hide, juv Mediterranean Gull, 5 Garganey, 4 Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday, 2 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 12 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Mike Burdekin)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Yaxley - Quail sining in farmland to the south c.TL192913 (Hugh Wright)

Witcham Gravel - Sanderling on new pond to the north-east (David Hopkins)

Monday, 1 August 2016

Monday, 1 August

Burwell Fen - Turnstone (Dave Palmer); Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 2 Hobby (Bill Simmonds)

Cam Washes - Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Stonechat (Jon Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret still present this morning (Luke Wake)