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.

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)