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.

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)

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