Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday, 24 March

Ferry Meadows - juv Whooper Swan (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe now in summer plumage, Rock Pipit (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March

Mepal - Firecrest in only bush in last flooded field before river at Mepal on the A142 heading west, also 2 Great White Egrets in same field (Clive Sinclair)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Whooper Swan, 3 Sand Martin (Don Gardener)

Nene Washes - 14 Crane at Eldernell (David Withrington); pair of Garganey on Low Wash, Great White Egret, 3 Curlew, c.300 Black-tailed Godwit at March Farmers, an extra 5 Crane at Eldernell (Ian Gordon)

Maxey Pits - 2 Little Ringed Plover (Bob Titman)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Litlington clunch pit - male Wheatear (Geoff Barlow)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 30+ Sand Martin (Andy Jennings)

Late news from Tuesday, 21 March: Paxton - Swallow reported

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March

Grafham Water - Great Northern diver, fem Goosander (Mark Ward)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March

Ely - GLOSSY IBIS by Roswell Pits (Colin Kirtland)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 65 Goldeneye, fem Goosander (Mark Ward)

Monday, 20 March 2017

Monday, 20 March

Ferry Meadows - Mandarin, 2 Sand Martin (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - fem RING-NECKED DUCK, Scaup (Martin Davis); a further 7 Scaup (Ian Dawson)

Milton - 2 Egyptian Geese by railway o the north (Sophie Burdett)

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sunday, 19 March

Cambridge Research Park - first-winter Glaucous Gull (Jon and David Heath)

Little Staughton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present (Martin Davis)

Dogsthorpe Tip - Iceland Gull reported

Saturday, 18 March

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING at science park east car park (Pete Wood)

Stukeley Meadows - 11 WAXWING (Richard Patient)

Little Staughton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - 9 Scaup (Mark Ward); RING-NECKED DUCK, 3 Sand Martins, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis); 2 Avocets, Peregrine (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpipers, Peregrine (Jon and David Heath)

Dogsthorpe Tip - Iceland Gull (Mike Weeden)

Earith - Smew (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver both still present, adult Glaucous Gull (Richard Patient)

Friday, 17 March 2017

Friday, 17 March

Haddenham - Merlin east over A1421 (Chris Boness)

Marsh Lane GP - 5+ Sand Martin (Bill Simmonds)

Ferry Meadows - 6 Sand Martin briefly (Don Gardener)

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING by busway at science park (Jon Heath); flew south-west 16:30h (Pete Wood)

Stukely Meadows - 11 WAXWING between school and main road (Stephanie James)

Dogsthorpe Tip - ICELAND GULL, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Jonathan Taylor)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Mealy Redpoll (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thursday, 16 March

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING at intersection of Guided Busway and Milton Road (Pete Gilhead)

Paxton Pits - 9 Scaup on Heronry South, RING-NECKED DUCK, 4 Sand Martin (Martin Davis)

Duxford - CATTLE EGRET nearby over A505 towards Sawston (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - 3 Sand Martin - Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver (David Jones)

Stukeley Meadows - c.10 WAXWINGS reported (as per Stephanie James)

Milton CP - 2 Sand Martin (David Chandler)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March

Little Staughton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE east of the church to the east of the village (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - male & fem Garganey, 2 Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - Garganey near Oxlode, 4 Scaup near Four Balls Farm (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cam Washes - redhead Goosander, c.20 Whooper Swan, Green Sandpiper (Jon Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 Avocet, RING-NECKED DUCK still, 5 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March

Ferry Meadows - Sand martin (Matt Webb)

Cambridge - Short-eared Owl high over Lovell Road (Jon Heath)

Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday, 13 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Raven over (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - Great White Egret over (Matt Webb)

Burwell Fen - 3 Garganey, Merlin (Andy Hannaford)

Nene Washes - Great White Egret, pair of Garganey, Curlew, 700 Black-tailed Godwit, 125+ Dunlin, 60+ Ruff, 50 Little Egret, Peregrine (Ade Cooper)

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 5 Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - Red Necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Avocets (Mark Hawkes and David Hollin)

Saturday, 11 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING (Richard Gregory)

Ouse Washes - 3 Garganey along the East bank, a pair south of Norfolk border and a drake 100m north of 100ft pumping station, 9 Scaup at Chain Corner (Brendan Doe); 2 Smew (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - 3 male Garganey, at least one female, 3 avocet and c.6 snipe on the lagoons. Male Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Ravens on pylons and in flight at Dudney Creek, Great Northern diver near the dam (Mark Brandon)

March Farmers - 3 Little Gulls (Mike Weedon)

Wicken area - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near Cross Dyke (Donal McCarthy and Ellie Burke); 4 Avocet on Baker's Fen, Short-eared Owls at Burwell Fen and Tubney Fen (Kevin Wilson)

Friday, 10 March 2017

Friday, 10 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING (John O'Sullivan)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK still (Martin Davis)

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March

Baker's Fen, Wicken - GREAT GREY SHRIKE by gates to West Mere Hide, 8 Bearded Tit, 12 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING reported

Wednesday, 8 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING still (Colin Kirtland)

Ouse Washes - 3 pair of Scaup at Chain Corner, Great White Egret, 114 Gadwall, 130 Whooper swan, at Sutton Gault (Colin Kirtland)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Short-eared Owl, 20+ Goldeneye (Richard Allison); also fem Scaup (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - 2 Mediterranean Gull (David Hopkins)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Monday, 6 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, pair Red-crested Pochard, Scaup, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davies)

Wicken Fen - Short-eared Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING at Trumpington still 15:00h (Doug Radford); 3 WAXWING by guided busway near Orchard Park 09:00h (Pete Gilhead)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GreatWhite Egret, 30+ Goldeneye, Curlew, Peregrine, 3 Caspian Gull (Steve Cooper)

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Sunday, 5 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, 2 Pintail, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Nene Washes - 4 ad Crane at March Farmers (Mike Weedon); also 3000 Golden Plover, 1700 Black-tailed Godwit, 110 Dunlin, 24 Ruff; 12 Crane at Eldernell (Charlie Kitchin)

Saturday, 4 March

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Scaup (Martin Davis)

Colne Fen GP - 4 Smew, 2 Barnacle Geese, 4 Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Stonechat (Steve Cooper)

Haddenham - Hen Harrier (Steve Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 9 Water Pipits, 9 Scaup (Steve Cooper)

Trumpington Park and Ride - 12 Waxwings (Hugh Venables)

Waterbeach Research Park - 1st winter Glaucous Gull (Peter Leonard)

Woodwalton Fen - Hen Harrier, Bittern, Barn Owl (Duncan McNiven)

Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday, 3 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING on west side of Hauxton Road (Howard Slatter)

Paxton Pits - RING-NECKED DUCK, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March

Trumpington - 12 WAXWING on east side of Hauxton Road, c.TL442540 (Jill & Jeremy Aldred)

Duxford - WAXWING by A505 mini-roundabout this morning (Gareth Rees)

Monks Wood - 8 Woodcock (Richard Broughton)

Wednesday, 1 March

Cambridge - 12 WAXWING by the botanic gardens, Peregrine on the URC church (Sarah Howlett)

Tubney Fen - 5 Stonechat (Andy Hannaford)

Burwell Fen - 5 Stonechat (Andy Hannaford)