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.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Thursday, 29 September

Trumpington meadows NR - Wheatear (Iain Webb)

Trumpington - 250+ Golden Plover (Peter Bircham)

Wednesday, 28 September

Croydon - 80 Golden Plover nearby at TL3248 north of B1042 (Doug Radford)

Cottenham - 50 Golden Plover along Twenty Pence Road towards Wilburton (Robert Mansfield)

Burwell Fen - c.300 Golden Plover to east of caravan site (David Palmer)

Warboys Hugh Fen - c.400 Golden Plover over (Rob Partridge)

Grafham Water - Turnstone, 3rd c.y. Caspian Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September

Litlington - Ring-necked Parakeet over (Geoff Barlow)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Monday, 26 September

Paxton Pits - juv Peregrine, 3 Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Turnstone (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - male Hen Harrier (Peter Birtcham)

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sunday, 25 September

Stetchworth - Manx Shearwater found on road near entrance to Stechworth Farm estates. Rescued and is now in the hands of the RSPCA West Winch (Richard Jones)
Grafham Water - Slavonian Grebe in Gaynes Creek, Turnstone, juv. Peregrine (Mark Hawkes et al.); Azorean-type Yellow-legged Gull in roost (Richard Patient)

Nene Washes - 100 Golden Plover, 60+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat (CHarlie Kitchin)

Saturday, 24 September

Fowlmere - Pied Flycatcher along the bridleway near the east gate early on but not seen after 08:00h, 2 Whinchat in the reedbed at back of mere (Ade Cooper)


Friday, 23 September 2016

Friday, 23 September

Grafham Water - Slavonian Grebe in Gaynes Creek, Turnstone on dam (Ian Dawson)

Ferry meadows - 16 Siskin (Don Gardner)

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thursday, 22 September

Ferry Meadows - 2 Sandwich Tern (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - Slavonian Grebe (Mark Hawkes); Raven, Peregrine, 6 Caspian Gull, 21 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Wednesday, 21 September

North Cambs - GREAT SKUA high over Welney into Cambs c.15:00h (Dave Fisher, Ian Dawson,Mike Hidgson, John O'Sullivan)

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tuesday, 20 September

Ouse Washes - Great White Egret just north of the railway (Kieran Claiden-Yardley)

Monday, 19 September 2016

Monday, 19 September

Ouse Washes - PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Kingfisher Hide this afternoon (Jonathan Taylor); Redstart just south of Sutton Gault (Kieran Claiden-Yardley)

Peterborough - fem/imm PIED FLYCATCHER by path along south bank of the Nene c.100 m west of the Wharf Road railway crossing, c. TL183980 (Ben Fraser)

Nene north bank at Cross Guns - Grey Plover, 3 Crane,  Redstart heard (Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Sunday, 18 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe on Ferry Lagoon (Bruce Martin)

Grafham Water - COMMON SCOTER (Ian Dawson); SLAVONIAN GREBE, Shag, 2 ad Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Croydon - Redstart to south of Clopton Way (Graeme Reed)

Eaton Ford - Redstart in a private garden (Richard Patient)

Colne Fen - 2 Crane, Greenshank (Steve Cooper)

Sutton North Fen  - Grey Plover (Steve Cooper)

Burwell Fen - Greenshank, c.60 Golden Plover over (Magnus Ryan)

Ouse Washes - 50+ Ruff (Magnus Ryan)

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Saturday, 17 September

Cambridge - Black Redstart in private garden (Tim Knight)

Soham - YELLOW-BROWED  WARBLER in private garden (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham Water - 3 Black Tern (Mark Ward); 2 GREAT SKUAS over (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - Wheatear, 30+ Golden Plover (Graeme Reed)

Kingfishers Bridge - Garganey, Greenshank, 130+ Golden Plover over, 2 Hobby (Graeme Reed)

Paxton Pits - 2 Hobby, Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Magnus Ryan)

Friday, 16 September 2016

Friday, 16 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Jeremy Lindsell)

Ferry Meadows - Whinchat (Paul Taylor); Redstart (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - distant Skua sp. briefly (Colin Addington); Arctic Tern, Caspian Gull, Hobby (Mark Ward)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Thursday, 15 September

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - Firecrest all day, singing occasionally (Kevin Wilson)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart (Mike Weedon)

Nene Washes - Great White Egret (Charlie Kitchin)

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wednesday, 14 September

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Jim Stevenson)

Ferry meadows - 2 Redstart still (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Curlew Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Tuesday, 13 September

Paxton Pits - 2 Black Tern, 44 Yellow Wagtail over, c.12 Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - at least one Redstart still (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - juv Little Gull in roost off Mander CP (Robin Ward)

Late news from Sunday, 11 September: Cambridge - WRYNECK by cycleway towards river, near Tescos on Newmarket Road

Monday, 12 September 2016

Monday, 12 September

Paxton Pits - juv Black Tern (Martin Davis); c.60 Yellow Wagtail over north (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv Black Tern, Curlew Sandpiper (Duncan McNiven)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Redstart (as per Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - Osprey, Little Gull (Mike Everett, Chris Parker)

Monks Wood - 38 colour ringed Coal Tit and  43 Marsh Tit, cf. 150 and 100 respectively in recent years (Richard Broughton)

Cambridge - Wheatear at Old Chesterton allotments (Mike Wood)

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sunday, 11 September

Abington Pigotts - Osprey over (Geoff Barlow)

Fen Drayton - Black Tern (Richard Allison); 4 Whinchats, Wheatear (Pam Evan)

Cow Lane NR - Great White Egret (Robin Ward)

Fowlmere - Osprey over (c/o Doug Radford)

Burwell Fen - Peregrine, Hobby, 36 Ruff, 32 Ringed Plover (David Collins)

Westfield Farm, Comberton - 3 Whinchat (Vince Lea)

Saturday, 10 Sept

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - Spotted Redshank, Hen Harrier, 15+ Ruff, 2 Greenshank (Graeme Reed)

Grafham Water - Sandwich Tern (Robin Ward); Little Gull (James Hanlon)

Fen Drayton - 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 5 Ruff, Black Tern, c.12 Lesser Whitethroat (Richard Thomas)

Cambridge - Black Redstart in private garden (Tim Knight)

Friday, 9 September 2016

Friday, 9 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - Curlew Sandpiper, Black Tern (Richard Thomas); 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Jame Hanlon); Arctic Tern (Hugh Venables)

Burwell Fen - Spotted Redshank, Garganey, 2 Greenshank, 20 Ruff (Brendan Doe)

Cam Washes - Little Stint, Avocet, 27 Ringed Plover (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - 2 Curlew Sandpiper  (Brendan Doe)

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Thursday, 8 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Stint, Black Tern (Richard Thomas); 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Luke Wake)

Wednesday, 7 September

Grafham Water - 3 ad Osprey, 5 juv Arctic Tern (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - Little Stint, Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - Spotted Redshank, 3 Avocet, 8 Green Sandpiper, 27 Ruff, 3 Bearded Tit, Wheatear (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv Black Tern (Richard Allison)

Ferry Meadows - c.1000 Swallow to roost at Lynch Lake this evening (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Tuesday, 6 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 juv Black Tern (Richard Palmer)

Burwell Fen - juv Spotted Redshank briefly, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Bearded Tit, c.20 Yellow Wagtail (Richard Johnson); also Garganey, Hobby, 26 Ruff (Christoph Zöckler)

Kingfishers Bridge - Garganey, 5 Green Sandpiper, Golden Plover (Christoph Zöckler)

Cam Washes - Little Stint, 29+ Ringed Plover, 20 Snipe, also Redstart in hedgerow to the south-west (Jon Heath)

Ouse Fen - 3 Whinchat, 2 Bearded Tit (Mark Brandon)

Witcham - Turtle Dove at end of Silver Street (Ian Dickerson)

Grafham Water - Mediterranean Gull (James Hanlon); Red-crested Pochard (Colin Addington); 5 Caspian Gull, 28 Yellow-legged Gull, Osprey and the Azorean-type Gull (Mark Ward)

Monday, 5 September 2016

Monday, 5 September

Ferry Meadows - Cetti's Warbler at Roman Point (Don Gardener)

Burwell Fen - 4 Bearded Tit, Garganey, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Water Rail, 2 Wheatear (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham Water - Osprey, Arctic Tern (Mike Everett); Tree Pipit in lagoons (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whinchat (Garth Peacock)

Trumpington - 35 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Hare Park - Hobby (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Sunday, 4 Sept

Grafham Water - OSPREY, juv Caspian Gull, 7 Common Sandpiper (Mark Ward)

Cam Washes - 3 Little Stints (Jon & David Heath)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 Garganey, 6 Greenshank (Graeme Reed)

Cottenham, Long Drove - juv Caspian Gull, possible Baltic Gull (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Washes - 2+ Hobby, 3 Wheatear (Brendan Doe)

Saturday, 3 September

Grafham Water - 2+ OSPREYS, 2 juv Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Cam Washes - 5+ Little Stints, Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - OSPREY, Whinchat (Martin Davis)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 12 Green Sandpipers, 3 Garganey (Brendan Doe)


Friday, 2 September 2016

Friday, 2 September

Paxton Pits - Osprey, drifted off west, 2 Whinchat (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - juv Black Tern (James Hanlon); 3 juv Caspian Gull, Mediterranean Gull (James Hanlon)

Fen Drayton - juv Black Tern (Hugh Venables)

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Thursday, 1 September

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 2+ Osprey (Mark Hawkes)

Little Paxton - Osprey over 11:55h (Mark Brandon)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER 17:35h, 2 Little Stint (Richard Johnson); Bearded Tit, Garganey (Andy Hannaford); the PECTORAL SANDPIPER and 2 Little Stint took flight at 18:30h, also 8 Greenshank, 15+ Green Sandpiper, 3 juv Water Rail (Christoph Zöckler, Phil Bubb)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 Little Stint (Jon Heath)

Castor Mill - Whinchat (Paul Gallagher)

Eldernell - 4 Crane, Hobby (Steve Dudley)

Witcham - ad male Redstart (David Hopkins)