This is a request, please, to start looking out for birds now, and to let me know immediately you see one, whether ringed or not, at:

Our highest priority target, which we need to catch, are the geolocator-tagged birds with red metal rings. We need to download the tag data to see where the birds have been. Second in importance are our un-tagged controls, with blue metal rings. There will also be birds around which we have ringed as nestlings; these will just have an uncoloured silver metal ring.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sunday, 8 January

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

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

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

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

Brownshill Staunch - WAXWING over (Mark Hawkes)

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

Needingworth - 6 Smew (Patrick Woods)

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

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

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