Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Tuesday, 12 December

Fowlmere - Firecrest in St. Mary's Churchyard 11:40h (Doug Radford)

Eldernell - 6 Short-eared Owl, 3 Crane, 3 Barn Owl (Ian Gordon)

Monday, 11 December 2017

Monday, 11 December

Fowlmere - fem Merlin between the village and Duxford (Doug Radford)

Ferry Meadows - Shag on Overton Lake (Matt Webb)

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sunday, 10 December

Fen Drayton - Great White Egret over Elney, 10 Bullfinch (Josh Carter); Bittern (David Gandy)

Ferry Meadows - Shag on the tern island (Matt Webb)

Cambridge Research park - Great White Egret over central lake (Ian Burfield)

Saturday, 9 December

Wicken Fen - 3 male Hen Harriers to roost (Josh Carter)

Northstowe - BLACK REDSTART on the Linden Homes plot of Northstowe late afternoon, just beyond the show home. Access east off the B1050 between Longstanton and the busway, approx TL404675 (Hugh Venables)

Cambridge Research Park - Merlin, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail (Jon & David Heath)

Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday, 8 December

Wimpole Hall - Hawfinches sighted in several places, minimum of 3 birds, often in trees behind coach parking spaces and near cafe (Matt Mellor)

Eldernell - 4 Crane, 3 Short-eared Owl (Paul Pateman)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Thursday, 7 December

Eldernell - fem Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl (Paul Pateman)

Fen Drayton Lakes - redhead Smew, Great White Egret, Peregrine, Caspian Gull, 7 Goldeneye (James Hanlon)

Wimpole Hall - 2 Mandarin in trees behind cafe, 2 Mandarin on lake (Richard Palmer)

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December

Grafham Water - 3 fem/imm. Common Scoter (Colin Addington)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tuesday, 5 December

Grafham Water - 3 fem/imm. Common Scoter distantly from Mander, 4 Goosander (Ian Dawson); Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes)

Eldernell - 6 Short-eared Owl (Ken Davies)

Monday, 4 December

Eldernell - 5 Short-eared Owl, 7 Crane (Ian Gordon)

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Sunday, 3 December

Wimpole Hall - 6 Hawfinches in car park (Chris Bowden)

Cottenham - Great White Egret In fields south of the Lode (Ian Ellis)

Kingfishers Bridge - Smew, 69 Whooper Swans (Graeme Reed)

Stapleford - 500+ Golden Plover, male Merlin in the area (Nick Croft)

Saturday, 2 December

Wimpole Hall - 8-10 Hawfinches (Chris Rider)

Cottenham - Great White Egret over (Neil Howard)

Fen Drayton - 2 Great White Egrets at Moore Lake (Chris Rider); Bittern (Richard Allison); Merlin (Julian Wheel)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Wednesday, 29 November

Ouse Washes - Pink-footed Goose with Greylags  from Stevens Hide (Ade Cooper)

Wimpole - flock of 14 Hawfinch over the CP c.08:00h, with other Hawfinch sightings around the grounds later (Mike Crosby)

Wicken Fen - 18 Whopper Swan, 40 Gadwall, male Hen Harrier, Stonechat, Bearded Tits (Colin Kirtland)

Reach/Swaffham Prior - male Merlin between the villages (Tim Dee)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tuesday, 28 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF along Drayton Lagoon (Luke Wake)

Wimpole Hall - 2 Hawfinch in Yews near entrance to gardens, also reported form garden in front of restaurant (James Hutchison)

Monday, 27 November 2017

Monday, 27 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver (Duncan McNiven)

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sunday, 26 November

Grafham Water - Scaup, Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin)

Cottenham, Broad Lane - Peregrine (Neil Howard)

Nene Washes - 4 Crane (Paul Pateman)

Saturday, 25 November

Dry Dayton - FIRECREST (Rowena Baxter)

Fen Drayton - Great White Egret, 3 Bitterns, Woodcock (Hugh Venables)

Wicken Fen - 10 Dunlin, 25 Golden Plover, Stonechat, Merlin (Carlos Davies)

Grafham Water - Short-eared Owl (Colin Addington)

Belsize Wood/Milton Park - 29 Red Kite headed from the wood to the park (Matt Webb)

Friday, 24 November 2017

Friday, 24 November

Cottenham - Great White Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper along the Lode (Ian Ellis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Richard Thomas)

Nene Washes - 3 Short-eared Owl (Paul Pateman))

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Thursday, 23 November

Ferry Meadows - Goosander, Brambling (Don Gardener)

Wednesday, 22 November

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit on the dam (Ian Dawson)

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tuesday, 21 November

Ferry Meadows - Black Redstart briefly, 5 Goldeneye (Don Gardener)

Monday, 20 November 2017

Monday, 20 November

Wimpole - 5-7 Hawfinch; 4 at the church and old rectory garden, 3 in flight over the car park (Richard Gregory)

Sunday, 19 November

Cottenham Lode - Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret nearby (Neil Howard)

Fen Drayton Lakes - redhead Smew, Bittern in flight, Cetti's Warbler (Hugh Venables)

Wimpole - 4 Hawfinch still, 5 Mandarin, 5 Nuthatch (Ade Cooper)

Ferry Meadows - 6 Whooper Swan, 6 Brambling, Woodcock (Matt Webb

Ouse Washes - 25 ad & 6 juv just south of rail crossing Crane (Norman Sills)

Cambourne - 3 Brambling (Ken Hook)

Saturday, 18 November

Fen Drayton Lake - Greta White Egret, Bittern, Green Sandpiper, fem Mandarin; also Black Swan (Sarah Howlett)

Helpston - 4 Hawfinch over (Hugh Wright)

Cambourne - Mediterranean Gull over (James Hanlon)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver (Chris Rider)

Woodwalton Fen - 4 Hawfinch in bungalow area  (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - 31 Crane, Bearded Tit (Hugh Venables); Little Stint, fem Garganey (Brendan Doe, Richard Patient)

RAF Molesworth - 250+ Golden Plover nearby (Stewart Short)

Cottenham Lode - Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret nearby (Neil Howard)

Friday, 17 November 2017

Friday, 17 November

Wimpole - Raven (Ken Hook)

Godmanchester NR - Great White Egret (Bill Simmonds)

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Thursday, 16 November

Cambourne - 2 Great White Egret, 150 Golden Plover and Brambling over  (James Hanlon)

Cambridge Research Park, Waterbeach - 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Cetti's Warbler (Dick Newell)

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November

Ouse Washes - 31 Crane (Colin Kirtland)

Aldreth - ringtail Hen Harrier at the end of Long Drove (Mike Everett)

Stapleford - c.500 Golden Plover, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Goldeneye nearby (Nick Croft)

Hilton - Hawfinch over (Mark Hawkes)

Trumpington - Hawfinch over Byron's Pool (Peter Beckenham)

Great Staughton - Merlin over B645 nearby (Martin Davis)

Stonely - 3 Hawfinch over (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver close to dam wall at north end (David Hollin)

Grafham - GREAT GREY SHRIKE on telegraph pole by Brampton Road between the village and the A1, east of Brampton Wood (Ben Atkinson)

Ferry Meadows - Mediterranean Gull (Mike Weedon)

Monday, 13 November 2017

Sunday, 12 November

Ouse Washes RSPB - KITTIWAKE from Cadbury Hide, 230 Whooper Swan (Brendan Doe)

Willingham - Hawfinch over (Luke Wake)

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, fem Red-crested Pochard (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Saturday, 11 November

Ferry meadows - Mediterranean Gull, Goosander over (Matt Webb)

Wimpole - 2 Raven over, Little Owl (Mike Wood)

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Friday, 10 November

Grafham Water - ad Great Northern Diver off north end of dam (Richard Patient)

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Thursday, 9 November

Ferry Meadows - 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull  Goosander, 2 Woodcock (Mike Weedon, Matt Webb)

Waterbeach - ad & 2cy Caspian Gull, Hawfinch over (Dick Newell)

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit, 390 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat (Ade Cooper)

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wednesday, 8 November

Burwell Fen - SHORELARK on the second pool again today, Stonechat, 300+ Golden Plover (Mark Hawkes)

Nene washes - 418 Whooper Swan, 2+ Bearded Tit (Charlie Kitchin)

Rampton - Hawfinch over (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Tuesday, 7 November

Burwell Fen - SHORELARK still present on second lagoon (Jon Heath)

Landbeach - Hawfinch over (Dick Newell)

Great Shelford - pair of Brambling (Tony Warne)

Stretham - 9 Hawfinch, 6 Siskin, Brambling over (Kathleen Rosewarne, Ian Barton)

Peterborough - Woodcock (Hugh Wright)

Cambridge - Merlin over Lovell Road (Jon Heath)

Large numbers of Thrushes, Woodpigeons and Starlings moving continue to be reported widely

Monday, 6 November 2017

Monday, 6 November

Burwell Fen - SHORELARK, Water Pipit, 2 Little Stint (Jon Heath et al.)

Ferry Meadows - Goosander over (Matt Webb)

Great Shelford - Brambling (Tony Warne)

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sunday, 5 November

Burwell - SHORELARK (Brendan Doe); also Water Pipit, 600 Golden Plover, 4 Whopper Swan (Malcolm Ausden)

Ouse Washes - Brambling, 2 Tree Sparrow, Whooper Swan 600+ (Vince Lea, Louise Bacon)

Dry Drayton - 2 Ravens over (Rowena Baxter)

Wimploe Hall - 8 Hawfinches (Hugh Venables)

Hadenham Droves - Merlin (Ian & Sheila Dickerson)

Ferry Meadows - Woodcock, 7 Brambling, Hawfinch over, 3 Goosander (Matt Webb et al.)

Wicken Fen - 2 Swallow (Simon Stirrup)

Saturday, 4 November

Wimpole Hall - 11 Hawfinches (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 3 November 2017

Friday, 3 November

Ferry Meadows - Hawfinch (Don Gardener); Goosander (Matt Webb)

Cambridge - Hawfinch over Lovell Road (Jon Heath)

Linton - 2 Raven over (David Lee)

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November

Fulbourn - Hawfinch over (Iain Webb)

Ferry Meadows - Hawfinch over (Matt Webb et al.)

Ouse Washes - 26 Crane, 4 Pink-footed Geese, Ring-necked Parakeet (Ian Dawson et al.)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Wednesday, 1 November

Fowlmere - 2 Raven over, Brambling with Chaffinch roost; also 610 Reed Bunting roosting yesterday (Ade Cooper)

Histon - Firecrest in a private garden (Malcolm Ausden)

Wimpole - 5 Nuthatch, up to 14 Hawfinch in the park (Mike Crosby)

Babraham - Hawfinch over (Iain Webb)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Brambling amongst the visible migration this morning (Matt Webb et al.)

Nene Washes - 3 Crane (Paul Pateman)

Eaton Ford - 4 Hawfinch over (Richard Patient)

Yaxley - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in a private garden briefly recently (John Paice)

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Tuesday, 31 October

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit, Little Stint, 4 Stonechat (Richard Johnson)

Ouse Washes - 24 Crane (Mike Everett

Cambridge - Hawfinch over Lovell Road (Jon Heath), another at the Botanical Gardens (as per Birdguides)

Monday, 30 October 2017

Monday, 30 October

Ferry Meadows - 4 Stonechat (John Atkins); 6 Hawfinch over, 3 Goldeneye (Matt Webb et al.)

Grafham Water - Hawfinch over (Mark Hawkes)

Farcet Fen - Bittern (Steve Dudley)

Small numbers of Whooper Swan reported widely in recent days

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Sunday, 29 October

Paxton Pits - 2 Hawfinches over, 2 Bearded Tits, Peregrine, Marsh Tit, 2 Whooper Swans (Jamie Wells)

Histon - Short-eared Owl (Dave Wege)

Foul Anchor - 12 GREAT SKUA over (Richard Patient, Jonathan Taylor)

Buckden - 2 Hawfinch briefly (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - 8 Pink-footed Geese over (Mike Weedon et al.)

Burwell Fen - 2 Little Stint, possible Tundra Peregrine  F. p. calidus (brendan Doe)

Saturday, 28 October

Ouse Fen - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER still present towards Brownshill Staunch 09:25h (Hugh Venables); DOTTEREL briefly (Richard Thomas)

Earith - Hawfinch over (Graham Hirons)

Ferry Meadows - 17 Hawfinch over, 7 Bramblings, 2 Ravens (Matt Webb)

Stuntney - 4 Hawfinch over (Duncan Poyser)

Ouse Washes - 27 Common Cranes (Mike Burdekin)

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit, 2 Little Stints, Peregrine, 6 Stonechat (Malcolm Ausden); Grey Plover (David Fisher)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Great White Egrets, 50+ Little Egrets (Hugh Venables)

Friday, 27 October 2017

Friday, 27 October

Grafham Water - 6 Hawfinch, 6 Bullfinch  & 2 Brambling over (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - visible migration included 9 Hawfinch, 1376 redwing, 343 Fieldfare, 4079 Wood Pigeon, 2870 Starling (Matt Webb et al.)

Ouse Fen - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER still present towards Brownshill Staunch 09:25h (Richard Bradbury)

Haddenham Long Drove - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER  south of the road between the village and Earith(Duncan Poyser)

Peterborough - BEE-EATER nearby at Stanground Gullet this morning, but not relocated; access from North Street, follow footpath S by River, cross footbridge (George Walthew)

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Thursday, 26 October

Brownshill Staunch - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with c.1500 Golden Plover in the field to the left along the rough track that runs from Overcote Lane to Brownshill Staunch (Richard Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - visible migration this morning included 4027 Wood Pigeon, 183 Chaffinch, 200 redwing, 7 Brambling (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton - Raven over (Richard Allison)

Coppingford - RING OUZEL along Bullock Road (Chris Brown)

Great Shelford - 32+ Cron Bunting on stubble between the village and Addenbrookes (Nick Croft)

Haddenham North Fen - c.3000 Golden Plover, 5000+ Lapwing, 300 Linnet (Paul Mason)

Wednesday, 25 October

Ouse Fen - c.1000 Golden Plover, c.400 Lapwing, 3 Bearded Tit (Josh Carter)

Nene Washes - 3 Bittern, 8 Crane, Merlin, 2 Stonechat (Ian Gordon)

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Tuesday, 24 October

Gog Magog Down - DARTFORD WARBLER briefly 11:30h (Richard Fowling)

Prickwillow - c.30 Whooper Swan nearby (Pete Cook)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Raven (Matt Webb)

Monday, 23 October 2017

Monday, 23 October

Ferry Meadows - Rock Pipit over (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - 2 Rock Pipit, Greenshank (Ian Dawson)

Granta Park - Nuthatch (Gareth Rees)

Fen Drayton Lakes- 2 Great White Egret (Richard Allison; Derek and Peter Gruar)

Hawfinches reported widely across the county, mainly in flight, along with Brambling, Siskin and Redpoll.

Sunday, 22 October

Witcham - Firecrest in a private garden, Hawfinch at the end of Silver Street (David Hopkins)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Goosander (Matt Webb)

Baker's Fen - Peregrine, 2 Swallow (Derek and Peter Gruar)

Hawfinches reported widely across the county, mainly in flight, along with Brambling, Siskin and Redpoll.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Saturday, 21 October

Grafham Water - 7 Hawfich over heading south, Sanderling (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Peregrine, 2 Ravens, Stonechat (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday, 20 October

Over - Hawfinch over (Jeremy Lindsell)

Stow-cum-Quy - 6 Hawfinch over 07:45h (Duncan Poyser)

Cambridge Research Park - Bittern in flight, Goldeneye, 3 Redpoll over (Jon & David Heath)

Witcham - 4 Hawfinch (David Hopkins)

Burwell Fen - 3 Great White Egret flew low west, 5 Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, 127 Ruff, Peregrine (Malcolm Ausden)

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thursday, 19 October

RSPB Hope Farm - Raven over, Marsh Tit (Derek Gruar)

Branch Bank - 300+ Golden Plover at TL568823 (Matt Wilson)

Grafham Water - 5 Rock Pipit, Raven over (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday, 18 October

Little Shelford - 30 Redpoll (Ali Cooper)

Foxton - Tree Sparrow (Marcus Kohler)

Dry Drayton - Firecrest (Rowena Baxter)

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tuesday, 17 October

Block Fen - c.20 Redpoll (Rob Partridge)

Burwell Fen - 2 Little Stint (Dave Palmer)

Foxton - Raven over (Marcus Kohler)

Monday, 16 October 2017

Monday, 16 October

Stretham - 3 HAWFINCH over south-east 07:43h (Ian Barton)

Eaton Ford - HAWFINCH in a private garden briefly (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - Merlin, 2 Siskin & Redpoll over (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - HAWFINCH over Lovell Road calling 08:53 & 08:56h (Jonathan Heath)

Paxton Pits - male Scaup, 2 Rock Pipit (Jamie Wells)

Kimgs/Abbots Ripton - Raven between the villages (Duncan Ritchie)

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday, 15 October

Little Paxton - Merlin (Ian Dawson)

Etton Maxey Pits - 3 Egyptian Geese, Ruddy Shelduck (Malcolm Holley)

Grafham Water - 3 Brambling, Redpoll, 50+ Redwings, Merlin (Mark Hawkes)

Cherry Hinton Hall - WRYNECK flying over west, calling (Iain Web)

Paxton Pits - 2 HAWFINCHES over, Great White Egret, Rock Pipit, 2 Siskin, Redpoll (Jamie Wells)

Litlington - 2 Raven briefly on plough to the north of the village (Geoff Barlow)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Great White Egret, Water Pipit (Richard Patient

Ring's End - 3 Grey Plover, 2 Redpoll, Stonechat (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 14th October

Eaton Ford - HAWFINCH over (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 2 Bearded Tits, Wheatear, 2 Redpoll (Jamie Wells)

Little Paxton - 2 HAWFINCH over (Ian Dawson)

Cambridge - Merlin in pursuit of Skylarks over Huntingdon Road (Christoph Zöckler)

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Thursday, 12 October

Ferry Meadows - 2 Goosander, 2 Stonechat (Don Gardener)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Great White Egret, Stonechat, 48 Little Egret (Mike Everett)

Ouse Fen - 2 WOODLARK reported over south-west

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October

Grafham Water - male Scaup in Valley Creek (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - 2 fem Goosander on Gunwade (Don Gardener)

Godmanchester NR - 2 Great White Egret (Bill Simmonds)

Great Knieghton CP - BRENT GOOSE (Alexey Murzin)

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Tuesday, 10 October

Godmanchester GP - Great White Egret, Brambling over (Peter Beckenham)

Monday, 9 October 2017

Monday, 9 October

Mepal - 250+ Redwing over (Rob Partridge)

Paxton Pits - male Scaup (Martin Shadbolt)

Littleport - 5 Common Crane at a private site nearby (Steve Mumford)

Burwell Fen - 5 Little Stint (Andy Hannaford)

Cottenham - FIRECREST i n the hedgerow on the right hand side of broad lane as you leave the village by the pond area (Neil Howard)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - 40+ Redwing (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday, 8 October

Grafham Water - juv Black Tern, 43 Goldeneye, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Castor Hanglands - 135 Redwings, 3 Fieldfares (Jonathan Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - Mediterranean Gull, Redwing (Don Gardener)

Cam Washes - 55 Redwings, 8 Swallows, 6 Redpoll, 5 Siskin (Jon Heath)

Cambridge - Brambling over (Jon Heath)

Godmanchester NR - 25 Fieldfare, 2 Great White Egret, Stonechat (Pam Evan)

Saturday, 7 October

Etton Pits- 2 Redwings (Jonathan Taylor); 2 Whooper Swan, Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Egyptian Geese (Bob Titman)

Etton/Maxey (Langdyke Trust reserve) - 2 Whooper Swans, Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Egyptian Geese (Bob Titman)

Prior's Fen - 12 Whooper Swan (David Withrington)

Ouse Washes - 4 Redwing at Pymoor, 219+ Whooper Swan (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 6 October 2017

Friday, 6 October

Soham - Ring-necked Parakeet by the A142 nearby (Chris Barker)

Littleport - Great White Egret, 14 Whooper Swan at a private site nearby (Steve Mumford)

Grafham Water - juv Black Tern, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - 5 Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, 8 Whopper Swan, 173 Ruff (Steve Cooper)

Stretham - 4 Whooper Swan over 09:15h (Ian Barton)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper on Moore Lake (John Le Gassick)

Nene Washes - 27 Whooper Swan left Low Wash this morning, Short-eared Owl this evening (Charlie Kitchin)

Little Shelford - c.12 redwing over (Ali Cooper)

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Thursday, 5 October

Ferry Meadows - 2 fem Goosander on Gunwade Lake (John Atkins)

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit over, juv Black Tern (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Wednesday, 4 October

Wimblington - LAPLAND BUNTING over. A group of three birds, but only one called (mark Peck)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, juv Peregrine (Ian Dawson)

Foxton - 3 Redpoll over (Marcus Kohler)

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tuesday, 3 October

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Great White Egret on Moore Lake (Pete Cook); 6 Redpoll (Mike Everett)

Burwell Fen - Great White Egret over south 12:00h (David Palmer)

Wicken Fen - Spotted Redshank, Great White Egret 11:00h (Roger Cresswell)

Melbourn - 3 Caspian Gull following the plough (Steve Cooper)

Over - 6 Redpoll over 07:17h (Richard Thomas)

Little Downham - Raven over (David Ellis)

Monday, 2 October 2017

Monday, 2 October

Burwell Fen - 12 Little Stints, Spotted Redshank, c.50 Ruff, Greenshank (Andy Hannaford)

Great Cambourne - 2 Raven over (Iain Webb)

Ouse Washes - 2 Whinchat (Mike Burdekin)

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Sunday, 1 October

Fen Drayton - 3 Great White Egret, Little Stint (Josh Carter); 41+ Little Egret, 3 juv Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Fen - 10 Little Stints, Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank, 50+ Ruff, Green Sandpiper Greenshank, Peregrine (Richard Johnson)

Huntingdon - 2 Ravens over A14 (Josh Carter)

Saturday, 30 September

Burwell Fen - 10 Little Stints, Great White Egret (Chris Rider); Spotted Redshank, 42 Ruff, Green Sandpiper (Malcolm Ausden); Greenshank, 2 Stonechat (Pete Holt)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, 2 Redpoll (Jamie Wells)

Dry Drayton - Nuthatch (Ken Hook)

Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday, 29 September

Swaffham Prior Fen - 129 Ruff, Wheatear (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne)

Burwell Fen - 9 Little Stint, 2 Black-tailed Godwit  (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne); also Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper (Pete Holt)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Little Stint, 3 Hobby (James Hanlon)

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday, 28 September

Trumpington Meadows - Hobby over south (Iain Webb)

Nene washes - Great White Egret on High Wash, on Low Wash 800 Lapwing, Peregrine, 12+ Yellow Wagtails (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - 250+ Golden Plover, 30+ Ruff, 12+ Dunlin, 7 Little Stint on the first pool (Pete Holt); a further 2 Little Stint reported

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September

Burwell Fen - 8 Little Stints, Spotted Redshank, pair of Stonechat (Malcolm Ausden)

Cam Washes - Whinchat, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jon Heath)

Grafham Water - juv RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Jonathan Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday, 26 September

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint (Dave Palmer)

Grafham Water - Common Scoter (Mark Ward); distant Phalarope sp. (Colin Addington)

Monday, 25 September 2017

Monday, 25 September

Cambourne - 15 BRENT GEESE over low south-east (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank (Kathleen Rosewarne, Ian Barton)

Wimpole Hall - 5 Mandarin (Roger Cresswell)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday, 24 September

Burwell Fen - 3 Whinchat, Spotted Redshank (John Raven)

Fen Drayton -  juv. Black Tern, 3 Hobbies, Green Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)




Saturday, 23 September 2017

Friday, 22 September

Burwell Fen - 3 Whinchat, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 54 Ruff (Malcolm Ausden)

Ouse Washes - 16 Crane (David Ellis)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September

Isleham - Whooper Swan on river downstream of lock (Tony Weston)

Paxton Pits - 5 Little Stint (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Richard Palmer)

New Shardlows Farm, Fulbourn - WOODLARK calling over south-east 09:27h, TL538542 (Kevin Wilson)

Haddenham/Aldreth Fens - c.2000+ Lapwing, Wheatear (Paul Mason)

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tuesday, 19 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Paxton Pits - 5 Little Stint, Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 18 September 2017

Monday, 18 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - 19 Crane flew into the reserve 17:45h (David Ellis)

Stapleford - c.100 Golden Plover north of the village, c.30 Mandarin at a private site (Nick Croft)

Paxton Pits - 5 juv Little Stint, Garganey (Jamie Wells)

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

Burwell Fen -  2 Crane, 2 Little Stint, 9 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Andy Hannaford)

Monks Wood - 69 Marsh Tits (Richard Broughton)

Sunday, 17 September

Grafham Water - LEACH'S PETREL, Little Stint (Josh Carter)

Burwell Fen - Turnstone briefly, 52 Ruff, Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank (Malcolm Ausden)

Stapleford - 20+ Mandarin at a private site (Nick Croft)

Maxey Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER briefly (Nathan Stimpson)

Saturday, 16 September

March - 24 Crane over north-west (Andy Bayes)

Grafham Water - Little Stint (Jamie Wells); Curlew Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Clopton - fem Redstart (Graeme Reed)

Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday, 15 September

Ferry Meadows - Scaup briefly early morning (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - juv SABINE'S GULL west of Hill Farm, Phalarope sp. from Mander CP but very distant (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Fen - juv RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at back of second pool still, 53 Ruff, 3 Greenshank (Malcolm Ausden)

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Thursday, 14 September

Burwell Fen - juv RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Jonathan Taylor); Osprey over (Dave Palmer); also 2 Little Stint, Bar-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank calling, 5 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 50+ Ruff, 4 Garganey, Wheatear (Richard Johnson et al.)

Foul Anchor - 62 GREAT SKUA over south in six groups (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - juv Arctic Tern, Rock Pipit, ad KITTIWAKE, a phalarope species most probably GREY PHALAROPE (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Richard Allison)

Dernsford Farm, Stapleford - fem Goosander, 7+ Mandarin, 3 Green Sandpiper (Nick Croft)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September

Grafham Water - c.1000 hirundines, 10 Yellow Wagtail (Ian Dawson); Short-eared Owl, Mediterranean Gull reported (as per Mark Hawkes)

Coveney Byall Fen - Black Tern, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Wheatear (Mike Burdekin)

Stapleford - 6 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear nearby, Yellow-legged Gull at Dernsford Farm (Nick Croft)

Paxton Pits - 9+Hobby at dusk, Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank (Jamie Wells)

Ely - MANX SHEARWATER taken into care (as per RBA)

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday, 12 September

Waterbeach - Peregrine over (Ian Burfield)

Grafham Water - 3000+ hirundines, mainly House Martin, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Rock Pipit (Richard Patient)

Dernsford Farm Reservoir, Stapleford - Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper; Yellow-legged Gull yesterday (Nick Croft)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday, 10 September

Ouse Washes - 23 COMMON CRANES (Norman Sills)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits  - Little Stint, Great White Egret, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Saturday, 9 September

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 juv Little Stints, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 38 Ruff, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Hobbies (Malcolm Ausden)

Wicken Fen - 3 Hobbies, Bearded Tit (Josh Carter)

Cam washes - Redstart at TL529689, also Greenshank, Hobby (Jon & David Heath)

Eddington - Redstart (Hugh Venables)

Ouse Fen - Wheatear, 2 Hobby, Bearded Tit (Hugh Venables)


Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday, 8 September

Grafham Water - MANX SHEARWATER off south end of dam 09:30h (Colin Addington); still present 13:50h, also juv Black Tern off Mander (Mark Hawkes); Manx Shearwater flew off north-east late afternoon (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Richard Thomas)

Witcham - 2 male Redstart (David Hopkins)

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Thursday, 7 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Raven over (Luke Wake)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on first pool 09:00h (Bartow Wylie and Richard Palmer); reappeared 14:50h, also 2 Little Stint, 6 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper (Monica & Owen Marks)

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wednesday, 6 September

Fowlmere - Wheatear on reserve entrance track (Richard Palmer)

Shepreth/Meldreth - Osprey at TL385467 (Andy Symes)

Burwell Fen - Osprey over south-east, Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Stint, 7 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 31 Ruff (Brendan Doe)

Cambridge - Sandwich Tern over, sour record 21:22h (as per RBA)

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September

Grafham Water - Osprey, Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Fen - Little Stint (David Ellis)

New Shardlows Farm, Fulbourn - 2 Hobby over with Swallow flock (Kevin Wilson)

Buckden - Redstart in a private garden, 2 Raven nearby (Mark Ward)

Late news from Sunday, 3 September: ORTOLAN BUNTING over Cambridge, identified from sound recording of flight call 01:56h (Simon Gillings)

Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday, 4 September

Burwell Fen - 2 Little Stint, 8 Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpiper, 7 Garganey, Hobby (Richard Johnson)

Cambridge - 5 Swifts over the Addenbrooke's site (Sarah Howlett)

Grafham Water - Osprey (Colin Addington); Caspian Gull, 15 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday, 3 September

Grafham Water - juv BLACK-NECKED GREBE valley creek, 2 OSPREYS (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton - RAVEN, Garganey, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 2 September

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE on Pumphouse Pit this morning (Martin Davis); RAVEN (Ian Dawson)

Grafham Water - OSPREY, Curlew (Mark Hawkes)

Holme Fen - 2 Whinchat around Engine Farm (Howard Butler)

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Friday, 1 September

Cambridge - 8 Buzzard over south (Pete Wood)

Burwell Fen - 2 juv Little Stint, 4 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpipers, 3 Garganey, 2 Hobby (Malcolm Ausden)

Thursday, 31 August

Ouse Washes - 19 Crane (Mike Burdekin)

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August

Ferry Meadows - juv Black Tern on Gunwade (Mike Weedon)

Monks Wood - pair of Peregrine (Richard Broughton)

Grafham Water - 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 30+ Yellow Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Fen - Spotted Redshank, 11 Garganey, 4 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper (Malcolm Ausden)

Mepal -Osprey over towards Grafham (Mike Burdekin)

Coveney Byall fen - WRYNECK  (Mike Burdekin)



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tuesday, 29 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - WRYNECK in first big hedge on left after turn off along River Drove, TL3590070010. Also Redstart (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - 4 SANDWICH TERN, 3 Raven over east, 4 Greenshank (Jamie Wells)

Monday, 28 August 2017

Monday, 28 August

Paxton Pits - Raven, Hobby, 5 Greenshank (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Osprey (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (Sarah Howlett)

Sunday, 27 August

Grafham Water - 2 Ospreys, 2 Whinchats (Richard Patient); also Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank (Colin Kirtland)

Cambridge - HONEY BUZZARD over west 15:00h (Christoph Zöckler)

Saturday, 26 August

Grafham Water - Black Tern (Mark Hawkes); Osprey, 7 Greenshank (Chris Rider)

Isleham - Garganey wish 8 young (Colin Kirtland)

Gog Magog Down - Wheatear (Mike Foley)

Friday, 25 August 2017

Friday, 25 August

Grafham Water - juv Turnstone, juv Whinchat this morning, ad WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN distantly from Mander CP, which shuts at 20:00h (Richard Patient); also juv Mediterranean Gull, juv Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Ellington - Wheatear nearby (Mark Hill)

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thursday, 24 August

Burwell Fen - QUAIL singing, 9 Garganey, 6 Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper (Malcolm Ausden)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wednesday, 23 August

Tubney Fen - 2 QUAIL singing (Josh Carter)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper (Josh Carter)

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Tuesday, 22 August

Wicken Fen - 8 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Green Sandpiper, Water Rail (Josh Carter)

Eldernell - 2 Crane, 2 Raven (Ian Gordon)

Burwell Fen - 12 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Hobby (Mark Brandon)

Tubney Fen - 2 QUAIL singing (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham Water - 2 Black Tern, Yellow-legged Gull (Mike Everett); also Greenshank (Mark Hawkes)

Monday, 21 August 2017

Monday, 21 August

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 5 Greenshank, Turnstone, Wheatear (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - 4 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 16 Ruff (Bruce Martin)

Devils Dyke - STONE CURLEW to the south this evening (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday, 20 August

Grafham Water - 2 juv Black Terns, Whinchat, Wheatear (Ian Dawson)

Sutton North Fen - 29 Barnacle Geese, 2 Bar-headed Geese, Hobby, Wheatear, juvenile 'White' Wagtail (Steve Cooper)

Colne Fen GP - 3 Greenshank,  9 Green Sandpipers, adult and 2 juv Hobbies (Steve Cooper)

Cam Washes - male Redstart (Jon & David Heath

Nene Washes - Wheatear, Whinchat, Greenshank, 200+ Yellow Wagtail (Charlie Kitchin)

Eldernell - male Redstart (Andrew Gardener)

Saturday, 19 August

Grafham Water - 2 juv Black Tern off lagoons, juv  Whinchat, Hobby, 3 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 20+ Yellow Wagtails (Mark Hawkes)

Friday, 18 August

Burwell Fen - KNOT, Wood Sandpiper, Quail singing, 3 Garganey, 5 Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath, Ade Long)

Friday, 18 August 2017

Thursday, 17 August

Burwell Fen - 2 Greenshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Andy Hannaford); Wood Sandpiper, 6 Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Tubney Fen - QUAIL calling from three locations on the fen (Andy Hannaford)

Swaffham Prior Fen - QUAIL calling (Chris Brown)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday, 14 August

Burwell Fen - Garganey, Wood Sandpiper, 15 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank, 8 Ruff , Hobby, Peregrine (Andy Hannaford); Quail singing this evening, 13 Garganey, 24+ Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday, 13 August

Burwell Fen - 4 Garganey, Wood Sandpiper, 25 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank, 11 Ruff  (Steve Cooper)

Eldernell - 6 Common Cranes, Water Rail, Hobby (David Withrington)

Etton - 2 Ravens flew east over Maxey Road and came down into the new gravel excavations on the west side of Etton (Hugh Lewis-Wright)

Ouse Washes - 15 ad Crane,, 4 Hobby, c.40 Golden Plover (Norman Sills)

Saturday, 12 August

Paxton Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 4 Hobbies (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday, 11 August

Needingworth Quarry Lakes - juv PURPLE HERON left its roost at 05:47h, headed towards Berry Fen 05:58h (Richard Thomas)

Eaton Ford - SANDWICH TERN over (Richard Patient)

Haddenham/Aldreth Fens - ringtail Hen Harrier near Claytons Bridge (Paul Mason)

Burwell Fen - 14 Garganey, 6 Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Greta White Egret (Luke Wake)

Burwell Fen - 9 Greenshank, 3 Green sandpiper, 29 Little Egret, Hobby (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Fen - juv PURPLE HERON briefly 20:30h, before going to roost Needingworth Quarry Lakes, on the island at TL365733, most easily viewed from the east side of the lake at TL367734.  Also Great White Egret (Richard Thomas)

Kingfishers Bridge - Great White Egret, CATTLE EGRET which flew south along the Cam at dusk (Kathleen Rosewarne, Ian Barton)

Ouse Washes - groups of 3 and 13 Crane (Mike Burdekin)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Wednesday, 9 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Monday, 7 August

Ouse Washes - 3 juv Greenshank, 7 Garganey, 5 Hobby (Jonathan Taylor)

Hare Park - 2 Tawny Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday, 6 August

Great Stukeley - QUAIL singing due east of Owl End (Robin Ward)

Friday, 4 August 2017

Thursday, 3 August

Byall Fen Lake - SCAUP (David Hopkins)

Wednesday, 2 August

Burwell Fen - juv Mediterranean Gull, 10 Garganey, 6 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Monday, 31 July

Burwell Fen - 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel over (Carl Howard)

Monday, 31 July 2017

Sunday, 30 July

Grafham Water - 8 Turnstone, 2 Common Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turnstone, Common Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Richard Patient)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Richard Astle)

Burrell Fen - Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ruff, Little Ringed Plover (John Raven)

St. Neots - 2 Grasshopper Warbler reeling near campsite (Richard Bashford)

Cambridge Research Park - 2 Turtle Dove, Bittern in flight (David Heath)

Saturday, 29 July

Grafham Water - Turnstone, Common Sandpiper (Tony Lowe)

Burwell Fen - 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Chris Rider, David Jones); 4 Little Ringed Plover (Roger Cresswell)

Ouse Washes - 5 Garganey, Greenshank, Tree Sparrow from Stockdales (Jon & David Heath)

Friday, 28 July 2017

Friday, 28 July

Burwell Fen - 7 Garganey, Little Stint, 4 Green Sandpiper (Richard Palmer)

Ouse Washes - RED-NECKED PHALAROPE from Stockdales Hide (as per Jonathan Taylor)

New Shardlow Farm - Nuthatch (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Thursday, 27 July

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED STILT family from Stockdales Hide (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - 7 Garganey, 3 Common Sandpiper. 3 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper (Richard Johnson)

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wednesday, 26 July

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Richard Thomas)

Burwell Fen - Little Stint, 7 Garganey, 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 13 Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tuesday, 25 July

Cherry Hinton - 4 Whimbrel over (Graeme Reed)

Woodwalton Fen - BLACK STORK circled and headed south c.13:57h (as per RBA)

Little Downham - Black Redstart next to track to Chettisham near Chettisham Meadow (David Ellis)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Hobbies (James Hanlon)

Orwell - Crossbill over (Richard Gregory)

Burwell Fen - Whimbrel, 6 Garganey, 4 Greenshank, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 29+ Little Egret (Brendan Doe et al.)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Hugh Venables)

Middle Fen - 2 Turtle Dove, Grasshopper Warbler (Luke Wake)

Monday, 24 July 2017

Monday, 24 July

Burwell Fen - QUAIL audible from Reach Lode bank, 6 Garganey, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, c.10 Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, c.30 Little Egret (Richard Johnson)

Grafham Water - BLACK-NECKED GREBE from Dudney Hide (Colin Addington)

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sunday, 23 July

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED STILTS still present viewable from Stockdales hide (Jonathan Taylor)

Sutton North Fen - 2 Quail singing from wheat field, juvenile Wheatear, 5 Tree Sparrows, 28 Barnacle, 6 Egyptian and 2 Bar-headed Geese (Steve Cooper)

Burwell Fen - 25 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Garganey, 26 Little Egret (Malcolm Ausden)

Saturday, 22 July

Paxton Pits - Ruff, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Burwell - Whimbrel over, 27 Greenshank, 4 Garganey, 12 Green Sandpipers, 7 Ruff, Barn owl (Brendan Doe)

Kingfishers Bridge - 24 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 5 Green sandpipers, Whimbrel (Kathleen Rosewarne and Ian Barton)

Maxey Pits - 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Hugh Wright)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thursday, 20 July

Grafham Water - 4 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (Tim Rea)

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Wednesday, 19 July

Burwell Fen - Black Tern, Garganey, 2 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Ten Wood - Nuthatch, 2 Marsh Tit (Kevin Wilson)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Monday, 17 July

Burwell Fen - 7 Green Sandpiper, 35 Little Egret (Andy Hannford)

Monday, 17 July 2017

Sunday, 16 July

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED STILTS still, Green Sandpiper (Duncan McNiven); also 5 Garganey, 5 Greenshank, 35 Ruff (Brendan Doe)

Burwell Fen - Garganey, 12 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grenshank, 37 Little Egret (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 14 July 2017

Friday, 14 July

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED STILT chicks both fledged, also Great White Egret, from Stockdales Hide (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thursday, 13 July

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove (Mark Hill)

Cottenham - QUAIL calling down Long Drove (Martin Fowlie)

QUAIL calling, just north of ‘Court Barns’ between Cheveley & Stechworth (Richard & Alix Jones)

Wednesday, 12 July

Burwell Fen - Garganey, Bittern in flight, 14+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Barn Owl, 26 Little Egret (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tuesday, 11 July

Wicken Fen - Quail calling near visitor centre 03:20h (Mark Peck)

Fowlmere - Turtle Dove (Mike Foley)

Monday, 10 July 2017

Monday, 10 July

Burwell Fen - Cuckoo, 2 Green Sandpiper, 29 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Geese (Carl Howard)

Saturday, 8 July

Fulbourn Fen NR - 2 ad and 4 young Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Nuthatch (Kevin Wilson)

Wicken Fen - 3 Green Sandpiper, juv Mandarin (Roger Cresswell)

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Friday, 7 July

Paxton Pits - Green Sandpiper, 3+ Common Sandpiper, Grasshopper Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Burwell Fen - Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Bittern (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne)

Swaffham Prior Fen - Quail singing (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne)

Friday, 7 July 2017

Thursday, 6 July

Ferry Meadows - Hobby, Peregrine (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Wednesday, 5 July

Maxey Pits - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Bob Titman)

Ouse Washes, Welches Dam - BLACK-WINGED STILTS still, 2 broods of Garganey (Mark Ward et al.); Great White Egret (Mark Eaton)

Devil's Dyke - 2 WOODLARK over south where the dyke crosses the A1304 (Doug Radford)

Monday, 3 July 2017

Monday, 3 July

Burwell Fen - 7 Green Sandpiper, 27 Little Egret (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - 2 Crane (David Ellis)

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Grasshopper Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Sunday, 2 July

Eldernell - Woodlark (per RBA)

Kingfishers Bridge - Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpipers (Graeme Reed)

Aldreth - Siskin (Simon Stirrup)


Saturday, 1 July

Paxton Pits - 1st summer Caspian Gull on New Workings,  female Garganey on Pumphouse Pit,  2 Green Sandpipers, Yellow Wagtail (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday, 30 June

Burwell Fen - 7 Green Sandpiper, 23 Little Egret (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED STILT family from Grose Hide, TEMMINCK'S STINT, Great White Egret from Stockdales Hide (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 29 June

Grafham Water - fem Common Scoter (Richard Palmer); also Mandarin, 5 Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Patient)

Thorney Toll - ARCTIC SKUA low south over A47 (as per peter birder)

Heydon/Great Chishill - 2 QUAIL singing from the arable (Steve Cooper)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Monday, 26 June

Grafham Water - Osprey at Savages Creek (Colin Addington)

Monday, 26 June 2017

Sunday, 25 June

Burwell Fen - 2 Crane, Bittern in flight, 2 Avocet, Green Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)

Wicken Fen - fem Garganey (Steve Cooper)

Maxey Pits - 28 Black-tailed Godwit (Bob Titman)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Wednesday, 21 June

Fowlmere - fem RED-FOOTED FALCON (as per RBA); no sign of the falcon 15:20-20:20h, but 4 Turtle Dove , Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Ade Cooper)

Ditton Park Wood - Hobby (Kevin Wilson)

Tuesday, 20 June

Fowlmere - fem RED-FOOTED FALCON (Colin Helliwell)

Monday, 19 June 2017

Monday, 19 June

Eynesbury - Grasshopper Warbler, several Cetti's Warbler near the campsite (Richard Bashford)

Sunday, 18 June

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGD STILTS from Grose Hide (Richard Jackson)

Saturday, 17 June

Orwell - QUAIL singing c.23:00h (Richard Gregory)

Friday, 16 June

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED STILTS, Barn Owl, Cuckoo, Kingfisher (Mike & Anne Knwoles)

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June

Fowlmere - Curlew until c.11:00h (Doug Radford)

Wednesday, 14 June

Six Mile Bottom - Turtle Dove near chalk quarry to the south (Kevin Wilson)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June

Ouse Washes - BLACK-WINGED STILTS from Stockdales Hide, also fem Garganey, 3+ Cuckoo, 2 Barn Owl (Mark Hawkes)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Monday, 12 June

Ouse Washes - pair of BLACK-WINGED STILT from Stockdales Hide (Jonathan Taylor)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Wednesday, 7 June

March Farmers - Grey Plover (Charlie Kitchin)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Sunday, 4 June

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, 5+ Hobby, 2 Nightingale, 2 Cuckoo (Jamie Wells)

St. Ives - Turtle Dove in a private garden (Tony Lowe)

Wicken Fen - pair of Garganey in pool next to Baker's Fen Hide, 20+ Little Egret (Johan de Jager, Pete Holt)


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Saturday, 3 June

Paxton Pits - Sanderling (Neal Parkin)

Ouse Washes - NIGHTJAR churring but no sign after c. 22:00h (Mike Burdekin)

Friday, 2 June 2017

Thursday, 1 June

Paxton Pits - Turtle Dove (Steve May)

Wicken Fen - SAVI'S WARBLER singing, audible from both West Mere and East Mere Hides (several 'observers')

Wednesday, 31 May

Wicken Fen - SAVI'S WARBLER singing, distant  but audible, from West Mere Hide. Also 3 Garganey, 4 Hobby, Greenshank, 4 Grasshopper Warbler (Brendan Doe)

Swaffham Prior - QUAIL calling at dusk, on the eastern side of the B1102, where the road to exits the village to the south (Claire Spottiswoode, Rose Ferraby, Tim Dee)

Monday, 29 May 2017

Saturday, 27 May

Grafham Water - Black Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Friday, 26 May 2017

Friday, 26 May

Peterborough - LITTLE TERN over towards Fletton BP (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 25 May

Witcham - Turtle Dove (David Hopkins)

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 24 May

Tubney Fen - Grasshopper Warbler (Kevin Wilson)

Wilbraham Fen - Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Cuckoo (Saimon Clarke)

Monday, 22 May 2017

Monday, 22 May

Wicken Fen - Nightingale singing at top end of Harrison's Drove (Andy Hannaford)

Sunday, 21 May

Ouse Washes - fem BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL, 2 Garganey, Wheatear, 3 Whooper Swan (Brendan Doe)

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Saturday, 20 May

Paxton Pits / Buckden Marina - 23 Hobby in the area (Mark Ward)

Friday, 19 May

New Shardlows Farm - Cuckoo, Hobby (Kevin Wilson)

Friday, 19 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May

RSPB Hope Farm - Wheatear, Cuckoo (Derek Gruar)

Wicken - Turnstone, 2 Garganey on Baker's Fen, Garganey on Burwell Fen (Brendan Doe)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday, 17 May

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Sanderling (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May

RSPB Hope Farm - Whinchat (Derek Gruar)

Monday, 15 May 2017

Monday, 15 May

Ouse Washes - calling, summer-plumage  GULL-BILLED TERN over Welches Dam towards Stockdales c.08:50h (Jonathan Taylor); 2 BLACK-WINGED STILT from Stockdales  Hide (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Burwell Fen - GULL-BILLED TERN over south (Richard Johnson)

Grafham Water - Osprey (Colin Addington)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sunday, 14 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still, Sanderling, 2 Dunlin (Richard Allison)

Wicken Fen - 10 Hobbies (Owen Marks)

Brampton - Osprey over north (Robin Ward)

March Farmers - Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank (Charlie Kitchin)

Fowlmere - 3 Turtle Dove (Doug Radford)

Saturday, 13 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still (Dean Harlow)

Wicken Fen - 5 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Nightingale, Greenshank, 2 pairs of Garganey (Kevin Wilson)

Witcham - 2 BLACK-WINGED STILT over north, Fieldfare, White Wagtail (David Hopkins)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler (Ben Grieg)

Friday, 12 May 2017

Friday, 12 May

Grafham Water - male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 3 Black Tern (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover over, Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, Nightingale (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Berry Fen - Garganey (Ian Dawson)

Wicken Fen - male RED-FOOTED FALCON along river just beyond turning to West Mere Hide, 7 Hobby (as per rarebirdalert.com)

Fen Drayton Lakes - female RED-FOOTED FALCON showed well 15:40h (Dean Harlow)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May

Foxton - Siskin in a private garden this morning (Matt Mellor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - male Garganey (Richard Thomas); RED-FOOTED FALCON, 3 Hobby, Black Tern (Luke Wake)

Berry Fen - BLACK-WINGED STILT, Garganey (Richard Grimmett)

Fleam Dyke - QUAIL singing to the north-east opposite pumping station (Steve Hartley)

Paxton Pits - Avocet, Greenshank, 3 Hobby (Martin Davis)

Wicken Fen - 4 Garganey on Baker's Fen, Nightingale, Hobby (Christoph Zöckler)

Linton - Mandarin on the River Granta (Rob McEwen)

March Farmers - 2 Grey Plover, 6 Greenshank, 4 Cuckoo (Mike Weedon)

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wednesday, 10 May

Paxton Pits - BLACK-WINGED STILT (Neal Parkin); also Whimbrel (Janie Wells); also Avocet, 2 Greenshank (Martin Davis).
Directions for the Stilt (this is the ONLY way to view the bird although it will be distant):
Park on Stirloe bend by sewage works off of Leadens Lane (on the Buckdem to Offord road).
Walk south then east along concrete road till you reach the pumping station, take the path right and follow it till you reach the obvious gap in the wire fence and hop over it. Walk south and view from east side of php. Please dont go any further than the cattle pen.


Fen Drayton Lakes - RED-FOOTED FALCON, Great White Egret, Black Tern (Luke Wake); 3 Hobby (Richard Allison); 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoo, 2 further Hobby (Monica & Owen Marks)

Eltisley - male BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL at a private site nearby (Derek Gruar)

Cam Washes - Turtle Dove, Hobby (Jon Heath)

Cambridge Research Park, Waterbeach - Cetti's Warbler (Jon Heath)

Cambridge - a massive raptor with rectangular wings reported over Trumpington c.14:30h, heading roughly north-northwest, but not seen since

Grafham Water - Grey Plover (Colin Addington)

Westfield Farm, Comberton - Whinchat (Vince Lea)

Maxey Pits - RING OUZEL seen to depart high north 20:35h (Bob Titman)

Bakers Fen - 3 Wood Sandpiper (Norman Ratcliffe)

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday, 9 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - fem RED-FOOTED FALCON still, but mobile (Richard Palmer & others); Osprey over 18:40h (Richard Allison); Black Tern (Brendan Doe)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern (Paul Gallagher); 3 Arctic Tern this evening (Matt Webb)

Maxey Pits - 4 Whimbrel over, Greenshank, Cuckoo, Turtle Dove (Richard Astle)

Bakers Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank (Kevin Wilson)

Monday, 8 May 2017

Monday, 8 May

Etton Pits - fem RING OUZEL (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - Turnstone, Greenshank, Arctic Tern, Black Tern, Grey Plover, 3+ Hobby (Martin Davis); 2 RING OUZEL still, Turtle Dove (Jim Stevenson)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Arctic Tern, Black Tern (Matt Webb)

Coveney, Byall Fen - 17 Wood Sandpiper, Sanderling, Spotted Redshank. Also WRYNECK seen at dusk Sunday, 7 May c. 1/2 mile north of Witcham Gravel but no sign today (David Hopkins)

March Farmers - SPOONBILL, Grey Plover, 5 Greenshank (Mike Weedon)

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sunday, 7 May

Cambridge Research Park - RING OUZEL (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 RING OUZEL, Wimbrel, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3 Black Terns, Gargany (Martin Davis); Osprey (as per RBA)

Coveney Byall Fen - 11 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Greenshank, 3 Corn Buntings, Avocet, 3 Ruff (Chris Rider)

Ouse Washes - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Spotted Redshank, 6 Grey Plover, 15 Greenshank, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Avocet, European White-fronted Goose, Red-crested Pochard, 10 Whooper Swan, 5 Garganey,  Barn Owl (Brendan Doe); female BLACK REDSTART by pumping station (Mark Hawkes)

 Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Black Tern, Arctic Tern (John Hoppett); ad fem RED-FOOTED FALCON still (Richard Patient); also 5+ Hobby, Greenshank (Hugh Venables)

Ferry Meadows - Whinchat, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit over, 6 Black Tern (Matt Webb

March Farmers - SPOONBILL, Hobby, 5 Crane, Cuckoo (Terry Cooper)

Saturday, 6 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad fem RED-FOOTED FALCON, Sanderling, Whimbrel, 2 Grey Plovers, 10 Black Tern (Ian Ellis)

Paxton Pits - 2 RING OUZELS in the same scrubby area behind basin area (Jamie Wells); 3 Avocets (Martin Davis)

March Farmers - Spoonbill, 6 Grey Plover, Turnstone, 19 Tundra Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 6 Greenshank (JonathanTaylor); Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling (Mike Weedon)

Bakers Fen - Whinchat, Wheatear (Mark Jackson)

Burwell Fen - 2 Avocets, 6 Ruff (Malcolm Ausden); Garganey (Graeme Reed)

Coveney Byall Fen - 7+ Wood Sandpipers, 3 Greenshank, Corn Bunting (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge Research Park - RING OUZEL (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - TEMMINCK'S STINT between Stevens hide and the rail bridge, 16 Grey Plover, 28 Ringed Plover, 17 Dunlin, 3 Wood Sandpiper, 9 Greenshank, 6 Ruff, 1 White-Fronted Goose, 5 male Garganey, 1 male Red-Crested Pochard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Hobbies (Ade Cooper)

Ferry Meadows - 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Greenshank, 6 Black Tern (Matt Webb)

Friday, 5 May 2017

Friday, 5 May

Grafham Water - Grey Plover over (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - 2 Greenshank, Grey Plover, Whimbrel, Black Tern (Neal Parkin); also 3 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Knot, Sanderling, 3+ Hobby (Martin Davis)

Swaffham Prior - Nightingale nearby at DEvil's Dyke (Christoph Zöckler)

Coveney Byall Fen - 8 Greenshank (Mike Everett); Whimbrel, 11+ Wood Sandpiper and a further 9 Greenshank (David Hopkins)

Pontoon Wash - TEMMINCK'S STINT on pools to the south, c.1/2 mile north of Witcham Gravel (David Hopkins, Mike Everett)

Ouse Washes - 35 Greenshank, 4 Grey Plover, Spotted Redshank (Jonathan Taylor); 2 Wood Sandpiper, Sanderling, 23 Avocet, 2 Garganey  (Brendan Doe)

Burwell Fen - Peregrine, Hobby, Cuckoo, Greenshank (Norman Ratcliffe)

Ferry Meadows - 6 Black Tern (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad fem RED-FOOTED FALCON from track leading to river on left hand side near car park (Andy Jennings); 3 Greenshank, 2 Turnstone, 7 Black Tern, Grey Plover (Luke Wake)

Fletton Lake - 2 Black Tern (Tony Rowe)

Swifts reported widely today

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Thursday, 4 May

Paxton Pits - 6 Bar-tailed Godwit over, Grey Plover, 5 Greenshank over, 2 Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Black Tern on Gunwade this morning (Mike Weedon); 7 Black Tern c.19:00h (Richard Allison)

March Farmers - SPOONBILL, 10 Crane, 2 Grey Plover, Cetti's Warbler (Richard Caney)

Barrington - Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Ed Gill)

Orton BP - Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, 5 Cetti's Warbler (David Withrington)

Cottenham - Short-eared Owl nearby (Simon Stirrup)

Ouse Washes - 9 Grey Plover, 13 Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, 5 Wood Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit over (Jonathan Taylor)

Coveney Byall Fen - 14 Wood Sandpiper (Mike Burdekin)

Shropshire's Reservoir - Black Tern, Arctic Tern (David Ellis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 10 Black Tern, Knot (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Wednesday, 3 May

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern on Gunwade (Hugh Wright); 3 Black Tern, 10 Arctic Tern on Ferry Lagoon (Mike Everett)

Maxey Pits - Sanderling late afternoon but gone by 19:00h (Bob Titman)

Coveney Byall Fen - 9 Wood Sandpipers reported (as per Mike Burdekin)

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET to the east (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 10 Black Tern, Grey Plover (John Hoppett); also Whimbrel (Pete Wood); 2 Hobby, 3 Swift (Richard Allison); Arctic Tern, Turtle Dove (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - 2 RING OUZEL, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 4 Black Tern (Martin Davis)

RSPB Hope Farm, Knapwell - RING OUZEL 11:45h (Derek Gruar)

Berry Fen - 2 Grey Plover (Philip Bubb)

Peterborough - Osprey over towards Yaxley (Andy Jennings)

Ouse Fen - Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Greenshank, 4 Hobby (Bob Mansfield)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 5 Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 9 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank (Ian Dawson)

Barleycraft GPs - Hobby, Nightingale  (Bob Mansfield)

March Farmers - 5 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover (Brian Stone)

Fletton Lake - 2 Arctic Tern (Brian Stone)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Black Tern (Matt Webb)

Warmington - Nightingale singing nearby (Garry Heath)

Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday, 1 May

Paxton Pits - 2 RING OUZEL (Steve May); 8 Black Tern, Whinchat, 5 Wheatear,  Whimbrel, Greenshank, 3 Hobby (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Mark Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 13 Black Tern (Richard Allison); 2 Little Gull, Knot (David Fisher); Grey Plover, 20+ Swift, c.20 Black Tern (Luke Wake); also Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel (Jon & David Heath)

Eaton Ford - Bar-tailed Godwit over (Richard Patient)

Witcham - 2 Grasshopper Warbler, pair of Turtle Dove, 2 Fieldfare (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water - 2 Black Tern, White Wagtail (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Black Tern (Matt Webb)

Wicken Fen - 5 Greenshank, Hobby, Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Norman Ratcliffe)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 5 Wood Sandpiper, 14 Grey Plover, Spotted Redsgank, Turnstone, Whimbrel, 10+ Greenshank, Hobby, 3 Garganey (Ade Cooper

March Farmers - Curlew, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Greenshank (Mike Weedon); Fieldfare, Whimbrel (Charlie Kitchin)

Berry Fen - 3 Grey Plover, Sanderling, Mandarin (Jem Holding)

Sunday, 30 April

Wendy - DOTTEREL over (Louise Bacon)

March Farmers - 7 Crane over (Andy Golding)

Ferry Meadows - Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb); 5 Grey Plover, 7 Crane, Great White Egret, Wheatear, Hobby (Stuart Ball)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 30 Black Tern, 3 Grey Plover, Sanderling, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Swift (Jon Heath, David Heath, Chris Rider); Wood Sandpiper (Mark Ward et al.)

Paxton Pits - 41 Black Tern, Arctic Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, Whimbrel, 5 Hobby (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Turnstone, Sanderling, 2 Black Tern, COMMON SCOTER, Whinchat (Mark Hawkes et al.)

Berry Fen - Turtle Dove (Mark Hawkes et al.); Wood Sandpiper (Richard Grimmett)

Barleycraft - 2 Turnstone, Sandlering (Richard Grimmett)

Ouse Washes - 12+ Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Turnstone  (Mark Hawkes et al.); 12 Grey Plover, 5 Wood Sandpiper, Osprey to the north (Mark Ward et al.)

Saturday, 29 April

Paxton Pits - 5 Arctic Tern, Greenshank, Hobby, Bar-tailed Godwit, 10+ Whetaear (Jamie Wells)

Burwell fen - 3 Barn Owl, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, pair of Garganey, 3 Wheatear (Christoph Zöckler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whimbrel, Turtle Dove, Wheatear, Cuckoo (Hugh Venables); Hobby over (Nick Langley)

March Farmers - 5 BLACK-WINGED STILT  (Mike Weedon); also 4 Crane, 4 Hobby, 4 Swift, 3 Wheatear, 3 Greenshank, Cuckoo, 5 Whooper Swan (Ian Gordon)

Cambridge - Spotted Redshank over (Simon Gillings)

Grafham Water - Arctic Tern, Greenshank (Mark Ward); Osprey,Whinchat (Ian Dwason)

Yubney Fen - pair of Garganey (Giles Meritt)

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)