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.

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

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