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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tuesday, 31 January

Ferry Meadows - Little Gull (Matt Webb)

Waterbeach - 2 Tundra Bean Geese to west of A10 just south of the town (Diana Leech)

Cambridge Science Park - 12 WAXWING moved from near the entrance to guided bus stop at Milton Road end (Jon & David Heath)

Milton Tip - GLAUCOUS GULL near A10 before flying to the tip (Steve Cooper)

Tadlow - male Hen Harrier (Doug Radford)

Monday, 30 January 2017

Monday, 30 January

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes)

Cherry Hinton - 18 WAXWING reported at Sable Close

Waterbeach - 2 Tundra Bean Geese with Greylags nearby at c.TL484658 (Ian Dawson)

Berry Fen RSPB - 46 White-fronted Geese (Duncan McNiven)

Wicken  Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 3 Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cambridge Research Park - GLAUCOUS GULL (Simon Stirrup)

Sutton Gault - 10+ Water Pipit to roost at The Gullet (James Hanlon)

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sunday, 29 January

Cambridge Research Park - 3 White-fronted Geese (David & Jon Heath)

Burwell Fen - 13 White-fronted Geese (Malcolm Ausden)

Peakirk - Long-Tailed Duck on River Welland (Jonathan Taylor)

Holme Fen - 2 Stonechats, Green Sandpiper (Simon Gillings)

Deeping High Bank - LONG-TAILED DUCK straying into Cambs from Lincs occasionally (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver, 5 Goosander (Mark Ward)

Stonea - 3 Crane over near the Golden Lion pub (Anthony Deans)

Little  Fen - 46 White-fronted Geese (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Saturday, 28 January

Cambridge Research Park - 3 White-fronted Geese, GLAUCOUS GULL (David & Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, 19 White-fronted Geese, 3 Short Eared Owl, Jack Snipe, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Great Eversden - 7 Short-eared Owls (Richard Gregory)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET (David Withrington)

Littleport  - 1st winter Glaucous Gull @ May Farm (Steve Mumford)

Wicken Fen - Bittern (Kevin Wilson)

Cambridge University Botanical gardens - 6 WAXWING near the winter garden (Sean Blackmore)


Friday, 27 January

Cambridge Research Park - 2nd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL (Simon Stirrup)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near tower hide, 2 male Hen Harrier (Chris Brown)

Cambridge Botanical Gardens - 6 Waxwings near the winter gardens (Sean Blackmore)

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Thursday, 26 January

Ferry Meadows - redhead Smew (Matt Webb)

New Shardelows Farm - 2 Peregrine over 12:15h (Kevin Wilson)

Wednesday, 25 January

Impington - 45 Pink-footed Geese over c.19:30h (Patrick Woods)

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Tuesday, 24 January

Grafham Water - Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver (Jonathan Taylor)

Crown Lakes, Farcet - 12 Mandarin (Josh Coe)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE beyond the new tower hide Tower Hide towards Upware (Neil Bramwell)

Burwell Fen - 7 Short-eared Owl (Mike Everett)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern, Merlin (Ian Gordon)

Holme Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl (Ian Gordon)

Monday, 23 January 2017

Monday, 23 January

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, Scaup, 3 Short-eared Owl (Martin Davis); 19 White fronted Geese (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - 13 White fronted Geese, 3 Short-eared Owl (Dave Palmer)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Sunday, 22 January

Grafham Water - 3 juv. Great Northern Divers, Red-necked Grebe (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Scaup, RING-NECKED DUCK, 19 Russian White Fronted Geese on Island Pit (Martin Davis); Merlin, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Peregrines (Mark Ward)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET, 13 Common Cranes, Hen Harrier, Merlin (Steve Dudley); 4 Short Eared Owls (Duncan McNiven)

Prior's Fen - 2 Bean Geese (Duncan McNiven)

Stow Cum Quy Recreation Ground - 13 Waxwings (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke)

Burwell Fen - 5 Short-eared Owls, 5 Bearded Tits, 13 Eurasian White-fronted Geese, 7 Whooper Swans, 4 Marsh Harrier (Donal McCarthy & Ellie Burke)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE from Adventurer's Fen end of Harrison's Drove (as per Louise Bacon)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Bittern, Woodcock (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 22 Eurasian White-fronted Geese, Scaup, 120+ Black-tailed Godwit; also Water Pipit, 30+ Dunlin at Chain Corner (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Fen - 2 Water Pipit, 2 Bearded Tit, 3+ Cetti's Warbler, 8+ Marsh harrier (Matt Mellor)

Eversdens - 3 Short-eared Owl from Mare Way (Louise Bacon)

Cambridge - 70 Golden Plover between Histon Road and old NIAB site (Ben Greig); 2 WAXWING reported at corner of Rustat and Greville Roads (Richard Thomas)

Saturday, 21 January

Grafham Water - 2 Great Northern Divers, Common Scoter, 2 Green Sandpipers, Red-necked Grebe (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge Research Park - ICELAND GULL, juv  GLAUCOUS GULL (Jon Heath)

Dogsthorpe Tip - ICELAND GULL (Jonathan Taylor)

Amey waste management park, Cambridge - GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Ely SW - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Duncan Poyser)

March - Pink- footed Goose, 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese (Alan Bull)

Paxton Pits - 18 White-fronted Geese, Scaup, 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Goosander (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Wimpole - Raven, Mandarin (Marcus Kohler)

Foxton - up to 5 Tree Saprrows in a private garden daily (Marcus Kohler)

Eversdens - 2 Short-eared Owl in the area (Geoff Barlow); 4 birds from Mare Way (Ed Gill)

Prior's Fen - 3 Tundra Bean Geese, Pink-footed Goose (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 20 January 2017

Friday, 20 January

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2nd c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Scaup (Richard Allison, Luke Wake); 5 redhead Smew, Short-eared Owl (Geoff Barlow)

Cambridge Research Park - 3rd c.y. ICELAND GULL briefly until 16:12h, Bittern (Jon and David Heath)

Little Eversden - 4 Short-eared Owl nearby off Mare's Way (Stephen Lowe)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thursday, 19 January

3rd c.y. ICELAND GULL at Milton c.13:00h, then at Cottenham, Long Drove at 15:30h  (Steve & Ade Cooper) and to roost at Fen Drayton Lakes (Richard Patient)

juv GLAUCOUS GULL at Cambridge Research Park c.14:00h, then at Cottenham, Long Drove (Steve & Ade Cooper)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January

Paxton - WAXWING at Park Way/Park Avenue junction (Garry Rawlins)

Paxton Pits - Scaup, 3 Short-eared Owl, Woodcock (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - 2 Hen Harrier (Jon Heath)

Wicken Fen - Hen Harrier, 7 Marsh Harrier, Barn Owls, Bearded Tits (Richard Palmer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Short-eared Owl (Luke Wake)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January

Ferry meadows - 7 Whooper Swan briefly this morning (Don Gardener); c.60 Siskin around visitor centre car park (Matt Webb)

Nene Washes - 393 Bewick's Swan, 982 Whooper Swan, 4 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Bean Geese at Prior's Fen (Charlie Kitchin)

Monday, 16 January 2017

Monday, 16 January

Ferry Meadows - ad KITTIWAKE (Matt Webb)

Cambridge Research Park - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (David Heath, Simon Stirrup)

Hare park, Six Mile Bottom - 6 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Soham - 2 WAXWING just to the south (Mat Wilson)

Maxey Pits - redhead Smew (Bob Titman)

Nene Washes - 11 Crane, 12017 Wigeon, 102 Gadwall, 2333 Teal, 101 Pintail, 171 Shoveler, 6200 Golden Plover, 9000 Lapwing, 400 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Dunlin, 10 Short-eared Owl, 9 Marsh Harrier, 13 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, Merlin (Charlie Kitchin)

Sunday, 15 January

Priors Fen - 3 Bean Geese (Jonathan Taylor)

Yaxley - Mediterranean Gull (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret, 3+ Short-eared Owl (Martin Davis)

Cambridge Research Park - 2 GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom - 2 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET, 89 Ruff, 190 Black-tailed Godwit (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 13 White-fronted Geese (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 28 White-fronted Geese from Cottier Hide (Ade Cooper)
 

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Saturday, 14 January

Fen Drayton - Smew, 8 Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, 2 Goosander (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe (Anthony Lowe); GLAUCOUS GULL (Richard Patient); Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver (Mark Ward)

Thorney area - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still present (Steve Dudley)

Priors Fen - 3 Bean Geese (Jonathan Taylor) 

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Short-eared Owls (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - 8 WAXWINGS along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton

Cambridge Research Park - GLAUCOUS GULL (Brendan Doe)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 27 Whooper Swan, 10 Short-eared Owl (Malcolm Ausden)

Kingfishers Bridge - 4 White-fronted Geese (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 13 January 2017

Friday, 13 January

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe (Mark Hawkes)

Dogsthorpe Tip - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - Greta White Egret (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Thursday, 12 January

Cambridge - 5+ WAXWING in gardens between Lovell Road and King's Hedges Road 09:30 (Jon Heath)

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swan, 2 Great Northern Diver (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - Brent Goose (Chris Brown)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Wednesday, 13 January

Grafham Water - ICELAND GULL (Colin Addington)

Nene Washes, Eldernell & March Farmers -3 Crane, 3000+ Golden Plover, 5000+ Lapwing (Ron Harold)

Ouse Washes - 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit, 48 White-fronted Geese, Scaup (Ron Harold)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tuesday, 10 January

Peterborough - 9 WAXWING along Shrewsbury Avenue (Ben Fraser)

Thorney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD just to the east in Wryde Croft Wind Farm area (Kevin du Rose)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull (Don Gardener); Dark-belied Brent Goose (Paul Taylor)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET reportedly still present to east of car park

Ouse Washes - 46 White-fronted Geese, Pink-footed Goose, 2 Peregrine, 1200 Black-tailed Godwit (Jonathan Taylor)

Monday, 9 January 2017

Monday, 9 January

Cambridge - 26 WAXWING along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton (Gary Thornton)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe (Geoff Barlow)

Foxton - Tree Sparrow with Yellowhammers and Reed Bunting at a garden millet feeder (Marcus Kohler)

Peterborough - 9 WAXWING along Shrewsbury Avenue (Paul Taylor)

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)

Saturday, 7 January

Cambridge - 11 WAXWING along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton (Martin Leader); fem Hen Harrier between Histon and the old NIAB site (Ben Greig)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Martin Davis)

Cambridge Research Park - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, Bittern (Jon Heath)

Fen Drayton - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 3 Goosander, 3 Scaup (Mark Hawkes); also Great White Egret (Richard Allison); ad Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull (Richard Grimmett, Richard Bradbury)

Ferry Meadows - GLAUCOUS GULL (Matt Webb)

Grafham water - Red-necked Grebe (Richard Patient)

Needingworth - 6 Smew (Gill Parrish)

Wicken - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near Tower Hide, 6 Short-eared Owl over Burwell Fen (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 6 January 2017

Friday, 6 January

Cambridge - 10 WAXWING along Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton 11:20h (Andrew Maddocks), in trees at corner of Arran Close 15:00h (David Lee)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 5 Smew, fem Goosander, 3 Scaup, 12 Goldeneye, Peregrine (Ade Cooper)

Thursday, 5 January

Cambridge - WAXWING over Castle street 07:5h (Ian Ellis)

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver (Colin Addington); Red-necked Grebe near fishing lodge 15:00h (Chris Brown)

Burwell Fen - 7 SPOONBILL over south, 14 White-fronted Geese, 23 Whooper Swan, 2 Bewick Swan, 179 Gadwall, 4+ Short-eared Owl (Dave Palmer)

Ouse Fen RSPB - 2 male & 2 redhead Smew (John Le Gassick)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 18 White-fronted Geese at dusk (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ringed SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 4 Scaup, 2 Caspian Gull in the roost (Steve Cooper)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE reported in the area

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Wednesday, 4 January

Peterborough - 4 WAXWING along Thorpe Road 11:40h (Peter Beesley)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Ian Dawson)

Cherry Hinton - WAXWING reported near the Nisa shop

Ferry Meadows - Long-eared Owl calling this evening (Don Gardener)

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Tuesday, 3 January

Cambridge - WAXWING over the Science Park this morning (Jon Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 pairs of Scaup (Richard Patient); Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Grafham Water - 8 Bewick's Swan, pair of Red-crested Pochard  (Richard Patient); Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes); second Great Northern Diver, Merlin (Richard Patient)

Upware - 13 White-fronted Geese along Harrison's Drove (Mat Wilson)

Swavesey - 2 WAXWING by the MG garage briefly this morning (Luke Wake)

Melbourn - WAXWING in Fordham Way briefly this morning (Ade Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 4 Tundra Bean Geese, c.3500 Whooper Swan, 9 White-fronted Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, Scaup, 51 Tree Sparrow, 38 White-fronted Geese over south c.15:00h (Jonathan Taylor); Great White Egret roosting at Sutton Gault (Mark Peck)


Monday, 2 January 2017

Monday, 2 January

Grafham Water - 2 Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 6 Bewick's Swan, 3 Goosander (Mark Hawkes); Red -necked Grebe (as per rba)

Paxton - 18 White-fonted Geese over (Robin Ward)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 4 Raven, Caspian Gull, Greta White Egret, 2 Peregrine (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 13 Whote-fronted Geese in the area but mobile (Bruce Martin)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern, 3 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher (John Wells & Tom Howson)

Nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET, 3 Crane, Merlin, 5 Stonechat, Barn Owl (Ade Cooper, Steve Cooper, Richard Patient); 10 Short-eared owl at Eldernell (Chris Park)

Ouse Washes - 2 Tundra Bean Geese, 8 White-fronted Geese, 19 Crane, Short-eared Owl, 750 Black-tailed Godwit, Water Pipit, 8 Stonechat, 15 Tree Sparrow (Ade Cooper, Steve Cooper, Richard Patient)

St. Ives - Peregrine on the Free Church (Vic Cozens)

Sunday, 1 January

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver (David Hollin)

Paxton Pits - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - 200+ Whooper Swan, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (John Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Scaup (Calum Urquhart)

Ouse Fen - 7 Smew  (Calum Urquhart)

Woodwalton Fen - male Hen Harrier, 2 Bearded Tit, Cetti's Warbler c.45 Corn Bunting  (Calum Urquhart)

Saturday, 31 December

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Great White Egret (Martin Davis); Caspian Gull (Jamie Wells)

Horningsea - 10 WAXWING near the Garden Centre 13:00h (Elaine & John Proctor)

Cam Washes - male Hen Harrier (Carl Howard)

Grafham Water - 2+ Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 6 Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes)

Eldernell - CATTLE EGRET, Great White Egret, 8 Crane, 4 Short-eared Owl (Mike Weedon)