Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday, 28 April

Wimblington - 9 Crane over The Hook 08:30h (Andy Bayes)

Berry Fen - Spotted Redshank, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit (Bill Simmonds)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wheatear, White Wagtail (Luke Wake)

May Farm, Littleport - 7 Wheatear, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Green Sandpiper at this private site (Steve Mumford)

Wicken Fen - Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Wheatear (Bob Mansfield)

Burwell Fen - 2 Cuckoo, Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - Spotted Redshank, 12 Greenshank, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Hobby, Peregrine that took an islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Jonatahn Taylor)

Coveney Byall Fen - Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (Jonatahn Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern (Hugh Wright)

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Thursday, 27 April

Ferry Meadows - male Mandarin (Matt Webb); 9 Arctic Tern (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - 87+ Arctic Tern (Richard Patient)

Great Damms Fen - pair of DOTTEREL, accessed north of Wardy hill along Old Lynn Drove (Jonathan Taylor)

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wednesday, 26 April

Ouse Washes - CATTLE EGRET from Stevens Hide, 3 Garganey, 6 Greenshank, White-fronted Goose (Brendan Doe)

Meadow Lane GPs - 2 Arctic Tern (Mike Everett)

Burwell Fen - 2 Cuckoo (Andy Hannaford)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Arctic Tern (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - Turnstone (Colin Addington)

Great Damms Fen - pair of DOTTEREL, accessed north of Wardy hill along Old Lynn Drove (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - Arctic Tern, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Grasshopper Warbler (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tuesday, 25 April

Woodhurst - 2 Raven over west (Duncan McNiven)

Paxton Pits - Tree Pipit, Sanderling, 2 Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler (Jamie Wells); 14 Arctic Tern (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 25 Arctic Tern through (Mark Ward)

Roswell Pits, Ely - Arctic Tern (David Ellis)

March Farmers - Greenshank (Brian Stone)

Monday, 24 April 2017

Monday, 24 April

Ouse Washes - 2 BLACK-WINGED STILT on Stockdales for 15 min, 2 CATTLE EGRET c.1 mile north of railway, imm European White-fronted Goose from Cottier Hide, 7 Greenshank, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Peregrine, 76 Little Egret, Hobby, 3 Crane (Jonathan Taylor);

Burwell Fen - Cuckoo, Short-eared Owl over (Andy Hannaford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black Tern, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo (Bill Simmonds), 22 Arctic Tern, Whimbrel (Hugh Venables)

Woodwalton Fen - RING OUZEL (Calum Urquhart)

Grafham Water - 80 Arctic Tern, White Wagtail (Mark Ward)

Wicken Fen - Hobby, Nightingale, 3 Greenshank (Kevin Wilson)

Ferry Meadwos -  Arctic Tern  (Matt Webb)

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday, 23 April

Ouse Washes - imm. PURPLE HERON from Stevens Hide for 10 minutes before flying north at 19:15h, 2 Spotted Redshank at Dicks Pool (Steve Cooper, Richard Patient)

Fowlmere - Turtle Dove (Doug Radford)

Paxton Pits - 2 Black Terns, Cettis Warbler, Cuckoo, Water Rail, Nightingale (Jamie Wells)

Cam Washes - Short-eared Owl, Grasshopper Warbler, Ruff, 4 Greenshank (Jon Heath)

Grunty Fen - 3 Wheatear (Mike Foley)

Haddenahm/Aldreth Fens - 11 Wheatear (Paul Mason)

Ferry Meadows - Little Gull, Swift (Matt Webb)

Folksworth - RING OUZEL opposite Venetian Lodge (Brian Lawrence)

Landbeach - Raven over (Dick Newell)

Burwell Fen - 2 Cuckoo, 2 Greenshank (Kevin Wilson); 2 Avocet briefly, 4 Wheatear, 2 Green Sandpiper, a third Greenshank (Malcolm Ausden)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Raven (Chris Rider)

May Farm - 2 Avocet, 6 Yelolw Wagtail at this private site (Steve Mumford)

Bury Lane Farm, Upwood - 2 turtle Dove (John Wells)

Saturday, 22 April

Paxton Pits - Bar-tailed Godwit, Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Swifts (Martin Davis); Redstart (Jim Stevenson)

Fen Drayton - 2 Ravens in a ploughed field with other corvids just south of the access road, Whimbrel and a Bar-tailed Godwit on Ferry Mere; 80 Black-tailed Godwits on Moore Lake (Duncan McNiven)

Ouse Washes - Spotted Redshank, c.50 Ruff, c.1000 islandica Black-tailed Godwits (Jonathan Taylor)

Kingfishers Bridge - Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 6 Ruff, Grasshopper Warbler (Graeme Reed)

Ferry Meadows - RING OUZEL, 2 Swifts (Matt Webb)

Cam Washes - Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Greenshank (Jon & David Heath)

May Farm - 3 Avocet, 8 Yellow Wagtail, Green Sandpiper at this private site (Steve Mumford)

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Friday, 21 April

Ferry Meadows - RING OUZEL over 08:00h (Matt Webb)

Berry Fen - pair of Little Ringed Plover (Richard Thomas)

Burwell Fen - 2 Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler (Dave Palmer, Andy Hannaford)

Baker's Fen, Wicken - Hobby (Chris Brown)

Castor Hanglands - 4 Nightingale (Keith Lievesley)

Pymoor - 4 Wheatear (David Ellis)

Fen Dryaton Lakes - 2 Whimbrel (Luke Wake

Coveney, Byall Fen - Wheatear, 5 Whimbrel over towards Witcham Gravel area (Mike Burdekin)

Paxton Pits - Swift, 3 Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells

Folksworth - RING OUZEL opposite Venetian Lodge (Mike Weedon)

Dogsthorpe Tip - ICELAND GULL (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - 3 Whimbrel over east 19:10h, 10+ Common Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL and Arctic Tern over south, 4 Garganey, 1200+Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Ruff (Brendan Doe)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thursday, 20 April

Folksworth - RING OUZEL opposite Venetian Lodge (Mike Weedon)

Moonshine Gap - Whimbrel (Mike Weedon)

Great Fen - RING OUZEL, which flew to Slote Farm area of Yaxley Fen (Andy Frost, Neil Crossman)

Coveney Lake - 8 Little Ringed Plover, pair of Scaup, 2 Avocet (Mike Burdekin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whimbrel (Chris Rider)

Ferry Meadows - 41 Common Tern (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3+ White Wagtail, 12+ Yellow Wagtail (Matthew Rodgers)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wednesday, 19 April

Grafham Water - Common Scoter (Ian Dawson)

Folksworth - RING OUZEL opposite Venetian Lodge (Brian Stone)

Castor Mill - Raven (Don Gardener)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tuesday,18 April

Ferry Meadows - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Black Tern, Little Gull, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat (Martin Davis)

Southey Wood - 2 Wheatear nearby (Matt Webb)

Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday, 17 April

Ferry Meadows - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW (Matt Webb);

Ouse Washes - 9 Wheatear near Pymoor, 3 Wheatear at Way Head, pair of Scaup & c.500 Black-tailed Godwit by Pymoor railway bridge (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - CATTLE EGRET, 11 Arctic Tern (Jon & David Heath); 2 White Wagtails (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Cuckoo, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Jamie Wells)

Castor Hanglands - Redstart, 2 Nightingale (Jonathan Taylor)

Sunday, 16 April

Ouse Fen Wash, Earith - CATTLE EGRET across the river from Little Fen(Graham Hirons)

Clopton - fem Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler (Graeme Reed)

Hemingford Grey - 2 Raven nearby (Robin Ward)

Paxton Pits - Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Little Ringed Plover, White Wagtail, RING-NECKED DUCK (Jamie Wells); also Greenshank, Avocet (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Osprey, Grey Plover (Mark Ward)

Wilbraham Common - Cuckoo (John Roote)

Blackbush - 2 Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

March Farmers - 2 garganey, Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Castor Hanglands - 2 Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler (Mike Weedon); Tree Pipit (David Withrington)

Morborne/Folksworth - RING OUZEL (Mike Weedon)

Burwell Fen - Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat (Kevin Wilson)

Ferry Meadows - Mandarin (Matt Webb)

Saturday, 15 April

Hardwick Wood - Swallows nearby (Lyn Guy)

Grafham Water - ad KTTIWAKE, Grey Plover, Whitethroat (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - RING OUZEL (Neil Bramwell); pair of Garganey (Geoff Barlow)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Arctic Tern, 2 Avocet, Peregrine (Hugh Venables)

Burwell - 3 Wheatear (Martin O'Leary)

Castor Hanglands - fem Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat (Jonathan Taylor)

Bedford Purlieus - 11 Wheatear (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Great Wilbraham Common - Cuckoo (Chris Brown)

Hemingford Grey - 4 Raven over (Mike Everett)

Friday, 14 April 2017

Friday, 14 April

Grafham Water - Grey Plover (Colin Addington)

Wilbraham Common - Cuckoo (Carl Howard)

Ellington - House Martins (Mark Hill)

Mepal - House Martin (Rob Partridge)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 3 Wheatear (Tim Dee)

Paxton Pits - Cuckoo (John Dingemans)

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Thursday, 13 April

Elton - Osprey over, 2 House Martin (Brian Stone)

RSPB Hope Farm, Knapwell - male Redstart (Derek Gruar)

Wicken Fen - Nightingale on Verralls Fen (Tony Fulford)

Coveney, Byall Fen - RING OUZEL (Mike Burdekin)

Burwell Fen - 2 male Garganey, Common Tern (Chris Brown)

Haddenham, Long Drove - 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Paul Mason)

Devil's Dyke, Swaffham Prior - Wheatear, Whitethroat (Tim Dee)

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April

Marsh Lane GP - 3 Nightingale (Bill Simmonds)

Castor Hanglands - Nightingale, Whitethroat (Richard Astle)

Ferry Meadows - Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Don Gardener); House Martin (Paul Gallagher)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 5 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail,2 Little Ronged Plover (Martin Davis); Nightingale (Jim Stevenson)

Ouse Fen - Grasshopper Warbler (Mark Brandon)

Grafham Water - Osprey over (Colin Addington)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April

Maxey Pits - 3 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 40+ Golden Plover (Hugh Wright)

RSPB Hope Farm, Knapwell - 2 RING OUZEL (Derek Gruar, Georgine Bray)

Fowlmere - Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (Richard Palmer)

Byall Fen, Coveney - male RING OUZEL (Mike Burdekin)

Cam Washes - Wheatear (Jon & David Heath)

Wicken  Fen - PURPLE HERON reported but not confirmed

Monday, 10 April 2017

Monday, 10 April

Burwell Fen - Garganey (Andy Hannaford)

Wicken Fen - 2 Wheatear, Little Owl at Priory Farm, pair of Garganey, 4 Sedge Warbler (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Little Ringed Plover (Ian Burfield)

Maxey - Wheatear beside road to Helpston, pair of red-crested Pochard at Pits (Hugh Wright)

Sunday, 9 April

Paxton Pits - 3 SANDWICH TERN (Gary Rawlings); Grey Plover, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, RING-NECKED DUCK (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge Research Park - SANDWICH TERN over (Ian Burfield)

Grafham Water - 3 SANDWICH TERN 09:35h, Reed Warbler (Mark Hawkes)

Mepal - 3 Lesser Whitethroat along The Rushway nearby (Rob Partridge)

Roswell Pits - 1+ Common Tern, 3 Cetti's Warbler , Kingfisher (Louise Bacon)

Saturday, 8 April

Folksworth/Morborne - RING OUZEL diagonally opposite Venetian Farm (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Little Ringed Plover, pair of Red-crested Pochard; 2 House Martin in Little Paxton (Jamie Wells); also Sedge Warblers (Martin Davis)

Chesterton - 6 WAXWING over (Simon Gillings)

Isleham Wash - 29 Avocet (Tony Weston)

Hardwick - fem BLACK REDSTART in a private garden (Trevor Sawyer)

Ouse Washes - 6 Garganey, 11 Scaup, Yellow Wagtail (Brendan Doe)

Aldreth Fen - 2 Merlin (Paul Mason)

Friday, 7 April 2017

Friday, 7 April

Ferry Meadows - RING OUZEL on the mound early morning (Matt Webb, Don Gardener)

Cambridge - 7 WAXWING over Lovell Road (Jon Heath)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Garganey, 4 Swallow (Bill Simmonds)

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Thursday, 6 April

Marsh Lane GPs - Lesser Whitethroat (Bill Simmonds)

Ferry Meadows - Whitethroat (Don Gardener)

Wicken Fen - Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, c.10 Cetti's warbler (Brendan Doe)

Fowlmere - Short-eared Owl along entrance road (Doug Radford)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Wednesday, 5 April

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe, Cetti's Warbler (Bartow Wylie); also 1st summer Little Gull (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - 7 Scaup, Little Gull off Four Balls (Chris Boness)

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS between railway and river again, near Roswell Pits, 15:45h (Pete Cook)

Grafham Water - Osprey 14:30h (Ken Hook); 3 Common Scoter, Red-necked Grebe (Mark ward)

Burwell Fen - Bearded Tit, Swallow, 2 Ruff, 2 water Rail, Barn Owl (Christoph Zöckler)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April

Milton CP - Cetti's Warbler (Jon Heath)

Cambridge - 8 WAXWING flushed by Sparrowhawk from Bulstrode Gardens (Norman Ratcliffe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe (David Lee)

Warboys - White Stork reported, origin unknown

Grafham water - Osprey (Jim Stevenson)

Monday, 3 April 2017

Monday, 3 April

Burwell Fen - 2 Garganey (Kevin Wilson); GREAT GREY SHRIKE towards Pouts Hall, a third Garganey, Barn Owl, Garden Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

Farcet Fen - Osprey over Bundy Pit, Yellow Wagtail (Steve Dudley)

Cambridge Research Park - Sedge Warbler (Jon & David Heath)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Sunday, 2 April

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS TL545795 (Fred Heath)

Ouse Washes - Black Tern, 6 Garganey (Duncan Poyser)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still, Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Cottenham Long Drove - 2cy Glaucous still (Brendan Doe)

Hemingford Grey - 2 Raven over (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe (Chris Rider)

Ely Beet Pits - Sedge Warbler (Duncan Poyser)

Saturday, 1 April

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS from Kiln Lane (Ed Gill)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still on new workings, White Wagtail, Peregrine, Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe still present, viewed  Plummer Car Park

Ouse Washes - 13 Garganey, 15 Scaup, Water Pipit, 1260 Black-tailed Godwit, 81 Little Egret (Brendan Doe); Ring-neckd Parakeet, Mandarin (Duncan Poyser)

Nene Washes - 5 Garganey, 12 Common Cranes (Chris Jones)

March Farmers - Sedge Warbler, Garganey (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 31 March 2017

Friday, March 31

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe, 3 Goosander, 3 Common Tern (Jonathan Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-necked Grebe, Willow Warbler (Jonathan Taylor); 6 Little Gull (Mike Everett); Sedge Warbler (Ian Dawson)

Cam Washes - Wheatear, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Swallow (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still, 5 Willow Warbler (Jamie Wells); CommonTern (Martin Davis)

Godmanchester NR - Willow Warbler, Little Ringed Plover (Bill Simmonds)

Ferry Meadows - Willow Warbler (Don Gardener)

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Thursday, 30 March

Cambridge - 7+ WAXWING on corner of Fitzwilliam Road (Patrick Woods)

Hemingford Grey - 2 ad Mediterranean Gull over north (Mike Everett)

Cambridge Research Park - imm. GLAUCOUS GULL (Richard Palmer)

Burwell Fen - 2 male Garganey (David Chandler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - winter plumage Black-necked Grebe (James Hanlon); Bar-tailed Godwit (Chris Rider)

Grafham Water - Goosander, 2 Avocet, Yellow Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Wednesday, 29 March

Cam Washes - male Garganey, male Hen Harrier, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 10+ Scaup (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes- Swallow (Luke Wake)

Sutton Gault - Garganey, male Hen Harrier over south, Yellow Wagtail, Swallow (Ian Dawson et al.)

Oxlode - 2 pairs of Garganey, Grey Plover (Ian Dawson et al.)

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March

Paxton Pits - 3 ad Little Gull,  9 Scaup (Martin Davis); 3 more Little Gull (Ian Dawson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Little Gull at Ferry lagoon this morning (Mike Everett); 10+ Sand Martin, CommonTern, Little Gull (Andrew Jennings)

Papworth Everard - Swallow over (Geoff Barlow)

Kingfisher Bridge - 3 Garganey, several Cetti's Warbler (Mat Wilson)

Ferry Meadows - 53 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow (Matt Webb)

Monday, 27 March 2017

Monday, 27 March

St. Neots - Osprey over (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - fem Scaup from dam (Richard Patient); 7 Little Gull (Chris Rider)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Little Ringed Plover, Grey Plover (Martin Davis); 8 Scaup (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - 4 ad Little Gull over north, 6 Scaup, 64 Whooper Swan (Monica & Owen Marks)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, Bittern (Roger Cresswell)

CEGB Teardrop Reservoir - 3 ad Little Gull reported (as per Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 26 March

Ferry Meadows - Great White Egret over (Don Gardener)

Kingfishers Bridge - 5 Garganey (Graeme Reed)

Burwell Fen - Garganey (Graeme Reed)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes - Great White Egret, 13 Scaup, Grey Plover, 4 Garganey, 5 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 160 Pintail (Steve Cooper)

Saturday, 25 March

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover over, RING-NECKED DUCK, 4 Avocet, 9 Scaup (Jamie Wells)

Fowlmere - Garganey, Swallow (Richard Palmer)

Burwell Fen - White Wagtail, 2 male Garganey, male Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl (Malcolm Ausden)

Eldernell/March Farmers - Grey Plover briefly, 3 Garganey, White Wagtail, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Mike Weedon); also 17 Crane (Richard Gregory)

Ouse Washes - 2 Garganey, 2 Curlew, 2 Avocet, 1665 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Scaup (Brendan Doe)

Cam Washes - 16 Avocet, Green Sandpiper (Carl Howard)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday, 24 March

Ferry Meadows - juv Whooper Swan (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe now in summer plumage, Rock Pipit (Jonathan Taylor)

Barton - Raven over (Richard Jackson)

Swavesey - male Hen Harrier over A14 nearby (Alan MacNeill)

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March

Mepal - Firecrest in only bush in last flooded field before river at Mepal on the A142 heading west, also 2 Great White Egrets in same field (Clive Sinclair)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Whooper Swan, 3 Sand Martin (Don Gardener)

Nene Washes - 14 Crane at Eldernell (David Withrington); pair of Garganey on Low Wash, Great White Egret, 3 Curlew, c.300 Black-tailed Godwit at March Farmers, an extra 5 Crane at Eldernell (Ian Gordon)

Maxey Pits - 2 Little Ringed Plover (Bob Titman)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Litlington clunch pit - male Wheatear (Geoff Barlow)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 30+ Sand Martin (Andy Jennings)

Late news from Tuesday, 21 March: Paxton - Swallow reported

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March

Grafham Water - Great Northern diver, fem Goosander (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS by Roswell Pits (Colin Kirtland)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 65 Goldeneye, fem Goosander (Mark Ward)

Monday, 20 March 2017

Monday, 20 March

Ferry Meadows - Mandarin, 2 Sand Martin (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, Scaup (Martin Davis); a further 7 Scaup (Ian Dawson)

Milton - 2 Egyptian Geese by railway o the north (Sophie Burdett)

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sunday, 19 March

Cambridge Research Park - first-winter Glaucous Gull (Jon and David Heath)

Little Staughton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present (Martin Davis)

Dogsthorpe Tip - Iceland Gull reported

Saturday, 18 March

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING at science park east car park (Pete Wood)

Stukeley Meadows - 11 WAXWING (Richard Patient)

Little Staughton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - 9 Scaup (Mark Ward); RING-NECKED DUCK, 3 Sand Martins, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis); 2 Avocets, Peregrine (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpipers, Peregrine (Jon and David Heath)

Dogsthorpe Tip - Iceland Gull (Mike Weeden)

Earith - Smew (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver both still present, adult Glaucous Gull (Richard Patient)

Friday, 17 March 2017

Friday, 17 March

Haddenham - Merlin east over A1421 (Chris Boness)

Marsh Lane GP - 5+ Sand Martin (Bill Simmonds)

Ferry Meadows - 6 Sand Martin briefly (Don Gardener)

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING by busway at science park (Jon Heath); flew south-west 16:30h (Pete Wood)

Stukely Meadows - 11 WAXWING between school and main road (Stephanie James)

Dogsthorpe Tip - ICELAND GULL, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Jonathan Taylor)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Mealy Redpoll (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thursday, 16 March

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING at intersection of Guided Busway and Milton Road (Pete Gilhead)

Paxton Pits - 9 Scaup on Heronry South, RING-NECKED DUCK, 4 Sand Martin (Martin Davis)

Duxford - CATTLE EGRET nearby over A505 towards Sawston (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - 3 Sand Martin - Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver (David Jones)

Stukeley Meadows - c.10 WAXWINGS reported (as per Stephanie James)

Milton CP - 2 Sand Martin (David Chandler)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March

Little Staughton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE east of the church to the east of the village (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - male & fem Garganey, 2 Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - Garganey near Oxlode, 4 Scaup near Four Balls Farm (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cam Washes - redhead Goosander, c.20 Whooper Swan, Green Sandpiper (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 Avocet, RING-NECKED DUCK still, 5 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March

Ferry Meadows - Sand martin (Matt Webb)

Cambridge - Short-eared Owl high over Lovell Road (Jon Heath)

Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday, 13 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Raven over (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - Great White Egret over (Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - 3 Garganey, Merlin (Andy Hannaford)

Nene Washes - Great White Egret, pair of Garganey, Curlew, 700 Black-tailed Godwit, 125+ Dunlin, 60+ Ruff, 50 Little Egret, Peregrine (Ade Cooper)

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 5 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Red Necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Avocets (Mark Hawkes and David Hollin)

Saturday, 11 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING (Richard Gregory)

Ouse Washes - 3 Garganey along the East bank, a pair south of Norfolk border and a drake 100m north of 100ft pumping station, 9 Scaup at Chain Corner (Brendan Doe); 2 Smew (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - 3 male Garganey, at least one female, 3 avocet and c.6 snipe on the lagoons. Male Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Ravens on pylons and in flight at Dudney Creek, Great Northern diver near the dam (Mark Brandon)

March Farmers - 3 Little Gulls (Mike Weedon)

Wicken area - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near Cross Dyke (Donal McCarthy and Ellie Burke); 4 Avocet on Baker's Fen, Short-eared Owls at Burwell Fen and Tubney Fen (Kevin Wilson)

Friday, 10 March 2017

Friday, 10 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING (John O'Sullivan)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March

Baker's Fen, Wicken - GREAT GREY SHRIKE by gates to West Mere Hide, 8 Bearded Tit, 12 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING reported

Wednesday, 8 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING still (Colin Kirtland)

Ouse Washes - 3 pair of Scaup at Chain Corner, Great White Egret, 114 Gadwall, 130 Whooper swan, at Sutton Gault (Colin Kirtland)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Short-eared Owl, 20+ Goldeneye (Richard Allison); also fem Scaup (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - 2 Mediterranean Gull (David Hopkins)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Monday, 6 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, pair Red-crested Pochard, Scaup, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davies)

Wicken Fen - Short-eared Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING at Trumpington still 15:00h (Doug Radford); 3 WAXWING by guided busway near Orchard Park 09:00h (Pete Gilhead)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GreatWhite Egret, 30+ Goldeneye, Curlew, Peregrine, 3 Caspian Gull (Steve Cooper)

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Sunday, 5 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 2 Pintail, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Nene Washes - 4 ad Crane at March Farmers (Mike Weedon); also 3000 Golden Plover, 1700 Black-tailed Godwit, 110 Dunlin, 24 Ruff; 12 Crane at Eldernell (Charlie Kitchin)

Saturday, 4 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Scaup (Martin Davis)

Colne Fen GP - 4 Smew, 2 Barnacle Geese, 4 Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Stonechat (Steve Cooper)

Haddenham - Hen Harrier (Steve Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 9 Water Pipits, 9 Scaup (Steve Cooper)

Trumpington Park and Ride - 12 Waxwings (Hugh Venables)

Waterbeach Research Park - 1st winter Glaucous Gull (Peter Leonard)

Woodwalton Fen - Hen Harrier, Bittern, Barn Owl (Duncan McNiven)

Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday, 3 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING on west side of Hauxton Road (Howard Slatter)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING on east side of Hauxton Road, c.TL442540 (Jill & Jeremy Aldred)

Duxford - WAXWING by A505 mini-roundabout this morning (Gareth Rees)

Monks Wood - 8 Woodcock (Richard Broughton)

Wednesday, 1 March

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING by the botanic gardens, Peregrine on the URC church (Sarah Howlett)

Tubney Fen - 5 Stonechat (Andy Hannaford)

Burwell Fen - 5 Stonechat (Andy Hannaford)

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Tuesday, 28 February

Waterbeach - Glaucous Gull at the Cambridge Research Park (Simon Stirrup)

Monday, 27 February 2017

Monday, 27 February

Ouse Washes - Great White Egret over north (David Griffiths)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver (Richard Palmer)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - 3 Brambling with Chaffinches (Kevin Wilson)

Cambridge - BLACK REDSTART on roof of St. Botolph's church, Trumpington Street (Mike Crosby)

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday, 26 February

Earith - Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the washes, LAPLAND BUNTING flying north, 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Water Pipits (Richard Patient); 8 Scaup, Water Pipit at Chain Corner (Simon Stirrup)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still on new workings, 4 Pintail (Martin Davis)

Cottenham, Long Drove - 2 cy Glaucous Gull still this morning (Brendan Doe)

Ely Sewage Works - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Duncan Poyser)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still (Kevin Wilson)

Saturday, 25 February

Farcet Fen - 3 Tundra Bean Geese still present with mixed goose flock (Steve Dudley)

Cambridge Science Park  - 12 Waxwings by guided bus way (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - 1600 Golden Plover, 6 Water Pipit (Monica & Owen Marks)

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Friday, 24 February

Witcham Gravel - 2 Scaup (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes - Great White Egret near Earith,  9 Scaup near Sutton Gault, ad Mediterranean Gull, 12 Water Pipit, 1170 Black-tailed Godwit, 65 Dunlin, 700 Golden Plover (Ade Cooper)

Burwell Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 18 White-fronted Geese, Peregrine (Diana Leech et al.)

Wicken Fen - Short-eared Owl (Bob Mansfield)

Cambridge Research Park, Waterbeach - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Diana Leech et al.)

Cambridge - 14 WAXWING by guided busway (Diana Leech et al.)

Thorney Toll - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD east of Wryde Croft wind farm, distant but best viewed from Black Drove near traveller's camp (Duncan McNiven)

Sawtry - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD on farmland off the B1090 about a mile to the south (Mike and Anne Knowles)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Thursday, 23 February

Ferry Meadows - Mediterranean Gull, Peregrine (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February

Ouse Washes - Great White Egret, 8 Scaup near Chain Corner (Jonathan Taylor); Wigeon showing characteristics of American Wigeon but possibly a hybrid (Richard Palmer); a second Great White Egret (Andy Hannaford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Cetti's Warbler singing (Richard Allison)

Cambridge - at least 5 WAXWING still near A14 bridge over guided busway (as per Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 4 Scaup at south end of dam (Colin Addington); ICELAND GULL, Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 11 Goosander, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Caspian Gull (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - Jack Snipe, 4 Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Monday, 20 February 2017

Monday, 20 February

Grafham Water - 4 Scaup from Plummer CP still (Mark Hawkes)

Rings End - 175 Whooper Swan, 85 Bewick's Swan just to the south near the Twenty Foot Drain  (David Withrington)

Burwell Fen - 18 White-fronted Geese (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - pair of Goosander, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Davis)

Lark Rise Farm - Brambling amongst birds coming to the feeding area (Vince Lea)

Isleham Washes - 12 Avocet (Anthony Weston)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday, 19 February

Ely, Kiln Lane / River Path  - GLOSSY IBIS by broken tree flew to water and the side viewed from the gate by railway crossing (Daniel Osborne)

Cambridge - 5 WAXWINGS beyond the Science park busway stop in the top of the tallest trees towards the end of the building site (Iain Thomas)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still near West Mere Hide (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still, 14 White-fronted Geese, 3 Goosander (Martin Davis); Short-eared Owl, Bittern (Gary Rawlings)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 4 Scaup (Richard Patient)

Cottenham - 2 c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Washes - 54 Bewick's Swan, 650 Golden Plover; 9 Scaup at Chain Corner (Brendan Doe); also 28 Water Pipit, White-fronted Goose (Steve Cooper)

Earith - redhead Smew on River Ouse nearby (Brendan Doe)

Thorney Toll - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD reported

Saturday, 18 February

Thorney area - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present and showing well from the travellers site between site and wind turbines before disappearing into copse south of Throckenholt at south end of Common Drove (Steve Dudley)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver off dam (Mark Jackson); Red-necked Grebe, 4 Scaup (Richard Patient)

Cottenham Area - GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Chain Corner - Great White Egret  (Brendan Doe) 

Cam Washes - 8 Common Cranes flew in from north, with 3 seemingly dropping down on Burwell Fen and the remaining 5 heading back northwards (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - 9 Scaup, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Water Pipits, 500 Black-Tailed Godwit, 12 Ruff, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 60 Dunlin, 26 Redshank, 2 Peregrine, 2 Stonechats (Ade Cooper)

Cambridge - 5 WAXWING still present by guided busway at Science park but further along (Jon Heath); 10 birds by busway on Orchard Park side of A14 bridge (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday, 17 February

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS between railway and river south-east of Kiln Lane (Geoff Barlow)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Andrew Jennings); also Smew, Bittern (Jon & David Heath)

Cam Washes - 37+ White-fronted Geese, male Hen Harrier, Peregrine (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at tower hide end of Harrisons Drove, 2 Short-eared Owl (David Ellis)

Grafham - redhead Smew off Dam (Richard Patient)

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS from Kiln Lane, SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at the sewage works (Duncan Poyser)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, male Smew (Luke Wake)

Ferry Meadows - Peregrine, Yellow-legged Gull (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, fem Merlin (Martin Davis)

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS to south of rail cross ing on Kiln Lane (Jonathan Taylor); SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at sewage works (David Ellis)

Cambridge - 12-15 WAXWING by Guided Busway at Science Park (Chris Percival)

Grafham Water - Brent Goose (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still, 3 Goosander (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February

Cambridge - 15 WAXWING by the Guided Busway Science Park stop (Jill Aldred)

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS between Kiln Lane and the Rail Bridge. flew to flooded field by Lisle Lane 14:50h (Monica & Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Monday, 13 February 2017

Monday, 13 February

Cambridge - 15 WAXWING at Milton Road end of Kendal Way briefly (Richard Johnson); back by the Science Park from 13:00h (David Heath); Brambling in a private garden on Windsor Road (Chris Akhurst)

Fen Drayton - Great White Egret (Richard Allison)

Nene Washes - 3 Bean Geese, 24 Crane, 12,929 Wigeon, 11375 Lapwing, 6500 Golden Plover, 780 Black-tailed Godwit, 103 Dunlin (Charlie Kitchin)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE from old tower hide (Steve Dutton)

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sunday, 12 February

Cambridge - 15 WAXWING by the guided busway/science park still (Jon Heath)

Wicken Fen -  GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present, Hen Harrier (Chris Rider)

Burwell Fen - 31 White-fronted Geese, 2 Short-eared Owl (Patrick Woods)

Colne Fen GP - 2 redhead Smew, Green Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)

Cottenham - 6+ Caspian Gull in the area (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - Red-Necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Divers (Mark Hawkes); fem Common Scoter, 8 Goosander (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton - Short-eared Owl (Richard Allison); male and 2 redhead Smew (Luke Wake)

Yaxely - 2 WAXWING in a private garden (Andy Frost)

Saturday, 11 February

Paxton Pits -  RING-NECKED DUCK still, Green Sandpiper, Barnacle Goose, Shelduck, 17+ Siskin (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - 15 WAXWING by the guided busway/science park (Mark Ward)

Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday, 10 February

Somersham, Long Drove - fem Merlin (Keith Tinworth)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE in newly cleared area by West Mere Hide but mobile (Andy Hannaford)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - Jack Snipe, Short-eared Owl, RING-NECKED DUCK still (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Thursday, 9 February

Melbourn - GREAT GREY SHRIKE in the allotments at the end of the moor (Ade Cooper)

Wimpole - 8 Mandarin at the lake (Steve Dutton)

Grafham Water - fem Common Scoter (Duncan McNiven)

Cambridge Research Park, Waterbeach -  GLAUCOUS GULL (Anthony Weston)

Milton - 15 WAXWING by the guided busway/science park (Anthony Weston)

Manea - 28 Eurasian White-fronted Geese beside the fishing pit to the east of the village (Jonathan Taylor)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Wednesday, 8 February

Milton - 15 WAXWING by the guided busway/science park, also Goldeneye at the CP (Jon Heath)

Wicken fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE c.100m past the old Tower Hide this evening (Duncan McNiven)

Ouse Washes, Welches Dam - 83 Tree Sparrow, Brambling (Jonathan Taylor)

Foxton - up to 14 Tree Sparrow on red & white millet at a garden feeder (Marcus Kohler)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tuesday, 7 February

Melbourn - GREAT GREY SHRIKE c.TL382456. Appeared at 11 in the hedge on the other side of the farm gate from the orchard, then crossed the field to the trees along the A10. Was still there, perched on a fence between the field and the road embankment, at  11.45. (Nick Langley).

The village college and several businesses that are along this road make mornings between 8-9.00 am a bit chaotic. This area is popular with dog walkers also so the bird will be flushed on occasions but seems quite confiding otherwise if viewed from a sensible distance. The Allotments are private but no one should need to go in here PLEASE DO NOT trespass on private land.

Sutton Gault - 20+ Water Pipit to roost, south of the Gullet. Also Short-eared Owl, 3 Barn Owl (Ian Dawson)

Monday, 6 February 2017

Monday, 6 February

Cambridge Research Park, Waterbeach - 2nd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL (Simon Stirrup)

Milton - 15 WAXWING by the guided busway/science park (Jon Heath)

Burwell Fen - 37 White-fronted Geese (Andy Hannaford); 3 Crane, 5 Short-eared Owl in the area (Kevin Wilson)

Roman Road - c.10 Brambling with Chaffinches between Copley and the A11 (Iain Webb)

Melbourn - GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Steve & Ade Cooper)

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February

Science Park - 15 Waxwings (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits -  20 White-fronted Geese  (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - c.12 White-fronted Geese, 3 Short-eared Owl (Matt Mellor)

Saturday, 4 February

Cambridge Research Park - GLAUCOUS GULL on back field (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 20 White-fronted Geese  (Jamie Wells); Short-eared Owl (Mark Ward)

Needingworth Quarry Lakes - 41 White-fronted Geese  (Richard Thomas)

Cambridge Science Park - 15 WAXWINGS (David Heath)

Grafham Water - 2 Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Common Scoter, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); 3rd Great Northern Diver off Mander (Richard Patient)

Wicken Fen - 4 Short-eared Owls, Water Pipit, 2 Hen Harriers, Stonechat (Duncan McNiven); GREAT GREAY SHRIKE (Bartlow Wylie)

Burwell Fen - c.15 White-fronted Geese, c.6 Short-eared Owl, 2 Bewick's Swan, Whooper Swan (John Raven)

Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday, 3 February

Cambridge Science Park - 15 WAXWINGS at corner of guided bus stop and Milton Road (Richard Thomas)

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thursday, 2 February

Cambridge Science Park - WAXWINGS at corner of guided bus stop and Milton Road (Richard Bradbury); 13 birds present 08:20h (Jon Heath); still present 16:30h before flying towards the city (Andrew Bryce)

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver (Colin Addington)

Long Drove, Cottenham - 2 c.y. and ad GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK 11:00h (John Hoppett)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Wednesday, 1 February

Cambridge Science Park - 6 WAXWING at corner of guided bus stop and Milton Road  (Mark Jackson); 13 WAXWING at Science Park by guided busway 09:30h (Richard Johnson)

Waterbeach - ad GLAUCOUS GULL at Cambridge Research Park briefly (Simon Stirrup); TUNDRA BEAN GEESE briefly (James Hanlon)

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver (Ian Dawson)

Hare Park - 2 Tawny Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes - 10 Barnacle Geese, c.30 White-fonted Geese (Norman Sills)

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tuesday, 31 January

Ferry Meadows - Little Gull (Matt Webb)

Waterbeach - 2 Tundra Bean Geese to west of A10 just south of the town (Diana Leech)

Cambridge Science Park - 12 WAXWING moved from near the entrance to guided bus stop at Milton Road end (Jon & David Heath)

Milton Tip - GLAUCOUS GULL near A10 before flying to the tip (Steve Cooper)

Tadlow - male Hen Harrier (Doug Radford)

Monday, 30 January 2017

Monday, 30 January

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes)

Cherry Hinton - 18 WAXWING reported at Sable Close

Waterbeach - 2 Tundra Bean Geese with Greylags nearby at c.TL484658 (Ian Dawson)

Berry Fen RSPB - 46 White-fronted Geese (Duncan McNiven)

Wicken  Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 3 Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cambridge Research Park - GLAUCOUS GULL (Simon Stirrup)

Sutton Gault - 10+ Water Pipit to roost at The Gullet (James Hanlon)

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sunday, 29 January

Cambridge Research Park - 3 White-fronted Geese (David & Jon Heath)

Burwell Fen - 13 White-fronted Geese (Malcolm Ausden)

Peakirk - Long-Tailed Duck on River Welland (Jonathan Taylor)

Holme Fen - 2 Stonechats, Green Sandpiper (Simon Gillings)

Deeping High Bank - LONG-TAILED DUCK straying into Cambs from Lincs occasionally (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver, 5 Goosander (Mark Ward)

Stonea - 3 Crane over near the Golden Lion pub (Anthony Deans)

Little  Fen - 46 White-fronted Geese (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Saturday, 28 January

Cambridge Research Park - 3 White-fronted Geese, GLAUCOUS GULL (David & Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, 19 White-fronted Geese, 3 Short Eared Owl, Jack Snipe, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Great Eversden - 7 Short-eared Owls (Richard Gregory)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET (David Withrington)

Littleport  - 1st winter Glaucous Gull @ May Farm (Steve Mumford)

Wicken Fen - Bittern (Kevin Wilson)

Cambridge University Botanical gardens - 6 WAXWING near the winter garden (Sean Blackmore)

Friday, 27 January

Cambridge Research Park - 2nd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL (Simon Stirrup)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near tower hide, 2 male Hen Harrier (Chris Brown)

Cambridge Botanical Gardens - 6 Waxwings near the winter gardens (Sean Blackmore)

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Thursday, 26 January

Ferry Meadows - redhead Smew (Matt Webb)

New Shardelows Farm - 2 Peregrine over 12:15h (Kevin Wilson)

Wednesday, 25 January

Impington - 45 Pink-footed Geese over c.19:30h (Patrick Woods)

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Tuesday, 24 January

Grafham Water - Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver (Jonathan Taylor)

Crown Lakes, Farcet - 12 Mandarin (Josh Coe)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE beyond the new tower hide Tower Hide towards Upware (Neil Bramwell)

Burwell Fen - 7 Short-eared Owl (Mike Everett)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern, Merlin (Ian Gordon)

Holme Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl (Ian Gordon)

Monday, 23 January 2017

Monday, 23 January

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, Scaup, 3 Short-eared Owl (Martin Davis); 19 White fronted Geese (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - 13 White fronted Geese, 3 Short-eared Owl (Dave Palmer)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Sunday, 22 January

Grafham Water - 3 juv. Great Northern Divers, Red-necked Grebe (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Scaup, RING-NECKED DUCK, 19 Russian White Fronted Geese on Island Pit (Martin Davis); Merlin, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Peregrines (Mark Ward)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET, 13 Common Cranes, Hen Harrier, Merlin (Steve Dudley); 4 Short Eared Owls (Duncan McNiven)

Prior's Fen - 2 Bean Geese (Duncan McNiven)

Stow Cum Quy Recreation Ground - 13 Waxwings (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke)

Burwell Fen - 5 Short-eared Owls, 5 Bearded Tits, 13 Eurasian White-fronted Geese, 7 Whooper Swans, 4 Marsh Harrier (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE from Adventurer's Fen end of Harrison's Drove (as per Louise Bacon)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Bittern, Woodcock (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 22 Eurasian White-fronted Geese, Scaup, 120+ Black-tailed Godwit; also Water Pipit, 30+ Dunlin at Chain Corner (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Fen - 2 Water Pipit, 2 Bearded Tit, 3+ Cetti's Warbler, 8+ Marsh harrier (Matt Mellor)

Eversdens - 3 Short-eared Owl from Mare Way (Louise Bacon)

Cambridge - 70 Golden Plover between Histon Road and old NIAB site (Ben Greig); 2 WAXWING reported at corner of Rustat and Greville Roads (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 21 January

Grafham Water - 2 Great Northern Divers, Common Scoter, 2 Green Sandpipers, Red-necked Grebe (Mark Hawkes)

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

Dogsthorpe Tip - ICELAND GULL (Jonathan Taylor)

Amey waste management park, Cambridge - GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)


March - Pink- footed Goose, 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese (Alan Bull)

Paxton Pits - 18 White-fronted Geese, Scaup, 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Goosander (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Wimpole - Raven, Mandarin (Marcus Kohler)

Foxton - up to 5 Tree Saprrows in a private garden daily (Marcus Kohler)

Eversdens - 2 Short-eared Owl in the area (Geoff Barlow); 4 birds from Mare Way (Ed Gill)

Prior's Fen - 3 Tundra Bean Geese, Pink-footed Goose (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 20 January 2017

Friday, 20 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2nd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Scaup (Richard Allison, Luke Wake); 5 redhead Smew, Short-eared Owl (Geoff Barlow)

Cambridge Research Park - 3rd c.y. ICELAND GULL briefly until 16:12h, Bittern (Jon and David Heath)

Little Eversden - 4 Short-eared Owl nearby off Mare's Way (Stephen Lowe)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thursday, 19 January

3rd c.y. ICELAND GULL at Milton c.13:00h, then at Cottenham, Long Drove at 15:30h  (Steve & Ade Cooper) and to roost at Fen Drayton Lakes (Richard Patient)

juv GLAUCOUS GULL at Cambridge Research Park c.14:00h, then at Cottenham, Long Drove (Steve & Ade Cooper)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January

Paxton - WAXWING at Park Way/Park Avenue junction (Garry Rawlins)

Paxton Pits - Scaup, 3 Short-eared Owl, Woodcock (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - 2 Hen Harrier (Jon Heath)

Wicken Fen - Hen Harrier, 7 Marsh Harrier, Barn Owls, Bearded Tits (Richard Palmer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl (Luke Wake)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January

Ferry meadows - 7 Whooper Swan briefly this morning (Don Gardener); c.60 Siskin around visitor centre car park (Matt Webb)

Nene Washes - 393 Bewick's Swan, 982 Whooper Swan, 4 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Bean Geese at Prior's Fen (Charlie Kitchin)

Monday, 16 January 2017

Monday, 16 January

Ferry Meadows - ad KITTIWAKE (Matt Webb)

Cambridge Research Park - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (David Heath, Simon Stirrup)

Hare park, Six Mile Bottom - 6 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Soham - 2 WAXWING just to the south (Mat Wilson)

Maxey Pits - redhead Smew (Bob Titman)

Nene Washes - 11 Crane, 12017 Wigeon, 102 Gadwall, 2333 Teal, 101 Pintail, 171 Shoveler, 6200 Golden Plover, 9000 Lapwing, 400 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Dunlin, 10 Short-eared Owl, 9 Marsh Harrier, 13 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, Merlin (Charlie Kitchin)

Sunday, 15 January

Priors Fen - 3 Bean Geese (Jonathan Taylor)

Yaxley - Mediterranean Gull (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret, 3+ Short-eared Owl (Martin Davis)

Cambridge Research Park - 2 GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - 2 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET, 89 Ruff, 190 Black-tailed Godwit (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 13 White-fronted Geese (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 28 White-fronted Geese from Cottier Hide (Ade Cooper)

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Saturday, 14 January

Fen Drayton - Smew, 8 Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, 2 Goosander (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe (Anthony Lowe); GLAUCOUS GULL (Richard Patient); Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver (Mark Ward)

Thorney area - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present (Steve Dudley)

Priors Fen - 3 Bean Geese (Jonathan Taylor) 

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Short-eared Owls (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - 8 WAXWINGS along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton

Cambridge Research Park - GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 27 Whooper Swan, 10 Short-eared Owl (Malcolm Ausden)

Kingfishers Bridge - 4 White-fronted Geese (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 13 January 2017

Friday, 13 January

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe (Mark Hawkes)

Dogsthorpe Tip - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - Greta White Egret (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Thursday, 12 January

Cambridge - 5+ WAXWING in gardens between Lovell Road and King's Hedges Road 09:30 (Jon Heath)

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swan, 2 Great Northern Diver (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - Brent Goose (Chris Brown)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Wednesday, 13 January

Grafham Water - ICELAND GULL (Colin Addington)

Nene Washes, Eldernell & March Farmers -3 Crane, 3000+ Golden Plover, 5000+ Lapwing (Ron Harold)

Ouse Washes - 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit, 48 White-fronted Geese, Scaup (Ron Harold)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tuesday, 10 January

Peterborough - 9 WAXWING along Shrewsbury Avenue (Ben Fraser)

Thorney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD just to the east in Wryde Croft Wind Farm area (Kevin du Rose)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull (Don Gardener); Dark-belied Brent Goose (Paul Taylor)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET reportedly still present to east of car park

Ouse Washes - 46 White-fronted Geese, Pink-footed Goose, 2 Peregrine, 1200 Black-tailed Godwit (Jonathan Taylor)

Monday, 9 January 2017

Monday, 9 January

Cambridge - 26 WAXWING along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton (Gary Thornton)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe (Geoff Barlow)

Foxton - Tree Sparrow with Yellowhammers and Reed Bunting at a garden millet feeder (Marcus Kohler)

Peterborough - 9 WAXWING along Shrewsbury Avenue (Paul Taylor)

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sunday, 8 January

Cambridge - 11 WAXWING along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton (Nick Langley)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret, 2 Peregrine (Jamie Wells); also Jack Snipe (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still along path east of Drayton Lagoon (Matt Mellor); Great White Egret, Short-eared Owl (Mike Everett)

Grafham Water -  2 juv GLAUCOUS GULL, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, Caspian Gull, 7 Goosander, 8 Bewick's Swan (Mark Ward, Richard Patient)

Brownshill Staunch - WAXWING over (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - 41 EurasianWhite-fronted Geese, Scaup, 650 Black-tailed Godwit, 500 Golden Plover, 22 Crane (Brendan Doe)

Needingworth - 6 Smew (Patrick Woods)

Burwell Fen - 13 White-fronted Geese, ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Short-eared Owl (Malcolm Ausden)

Eldernell - Dark-bellied Brent Goose, juv Hen Harrier, 7 Crane, 9+ Short-eared Owl (Hugh Wright)

Saturday, 7 January

Cambridge - 11 WAXWING along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton (Martin Leader); fem Hen Harrier between Histon and the old NIAB site (Ben Greig)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Cambridge Research Park - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, Bittern (Jon Heath)

Fen Drayton - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 3 Goosander, 3 Scaup (Mark Hawkes); also Great White Egret (Richard Allison); ad Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull (Richard Grimmett, Richard Bradbury)

Ferry Meadows - GLAUCOUS GULL (Matt Webb)

Grafham water - Red-necked Grebe (Richard Patient)

Needingworth - 6 Smew (Gill Parrish)

Wicken - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near Tower Hide, 6 Short-eared Owl over Burwell Fen (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 6 January 2017

Friday, 6 January

Cambridge - 10 WAXWING along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton 11:20h (Andrew Maddocks), in trees at corner of Arran Close 15:00h (David Lee)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 5 Smew, fem Goosander, 3 Scaup, 12 Goldeneye, Peregrine (Ade Cooper)

Thursday, 5 January

Cambridge - WAXWING over Castle street 07:5h (Ian Ellis)

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver (Colin Addington); Red-necked Grebe near fishing lodge 15:00h (Chris Brown)

Burwell Fen - 7 SPOONBILL over south, 14 White-fronted Geese, 23 Whooper Swan, 2 Bewick Swan, 179 Gadwall, 4+ Short-eared Owl (Dave Palmer)

Ouse Fen RSPB - 2 male & 2 redhead Smew (John Le Gassick)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 18 White-fronted Geese at dusk (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ringed SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 4 Scaup, 2 Caspian Gull in the roost (Steve Cooper)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE reported in the area

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Wednesday, 4 January

Peterborough - 4 WAXWING along Thorpe Road 11:40h (Peter Beesley)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Ian Dawson)

Cherry Hinton - WAXWING reported near the Nisa shop

Ferry Meadows - Long-eared Owl calling this evening (Don Gardener)

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Tuesday, 3 January

Cambridge - WAXWING over the Science Park this morning (Jon Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 pairs of Scaup (Richard Patient); Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Grafham Water - 8 Bewick's Swan, pair of Red-crested Pochard  (Richard Patient); Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes); second Great Northern Diver, Merlin (Richard Patient)

Upware - 13 White-fronted Geese along Harrison's Drove (Mat Wilson)

Swavesey - 2 WAXWING by the MG garage briefly this morning (Luke Wake)

Melbourn - WAXWING in Fordham Way briefly this morning (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 4 Tundra Bean Geese, c.3500 Whooper Swan, 9 White-fronted Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, Scaup, 51 Tree Sparrow, 38 White-fronted Geese over south c.15:00h (Jonathan Taylor); Great White Egret roosting at Sutton Gault (Mark Peck)

Monday, 2 January 2017

Monday, 2 January

Grafham Water - 2 Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 6 Bewick's Swan, 3 Goosander (Mark Hawkes); Red -necked Grebe (as per rba)

Paxton - 18 White-fonted Geese over (Robin Ward)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 4 Raven, Caspian Gull, Greta White Egret, 2 Peregrine (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 13 Whote-fronted Geese in the area but mobile (Bruce Martin)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern, 3 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher (John Wells & Tom Howson)

Nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET, 3 Crane, Merlin, 5 Stonechat, Barn Owl (Ade Cooper, Steve Cooper, Richard Patient); 10 Short-eared owl at Eldernell (Chris Park)

Ouse Washes - 2 Tundra Bean Geese, 8 White-fronted Geese, 19 Crane, Short-eared Owl, 750 Black-tailed Godwit, Water Pipit, 8 Stonechat, 15 Tree Sparrow (Ade Cooper, Steve Cooper, Richard Patient)

St. Ives - Peregrine on the Free Church (Vic Cozens)

Sunday, 1 January

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver (David Hollin)

Paxton Pits - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - 200+ Whooper Swan, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (John Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Scaup (Calum Urquhart)

Ouse Fen - 7 Smew  (Calum Urquhart)

Woodwalton Fen - male Hen Harrier, 2 Bearded Tit, Cetti's Warbler c.45 Corn Bunting  (Calum Urquhart)

Saturday, 31 December

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Martin Davis); Caspian Gull (Jamie Wells)

Horningsea - 10 WAXWING near the Garden Centre 13:00h (Elaine & John Proctor)

Cam Washes - male Hen Harrier (Carl Howard)

Grafham Water - 2+ Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 6 Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET, Great White Egret, 8 Crane, 4 Short-eared Owl (Mike Weedon)