SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS

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

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

Sunday, 19 February 2017

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)

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