Monday, 17 December 2018

Monday, 17 December

Burwell Fen - SLAVONIAN GREBE at junction of Burwell & Reach Lodes 11:40h (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - Hen Harrier, 28 Barnacles Geese, 120 Dunlin, 2 Peregrine, 1000s of Lapwing, 100s of Whooper Swan (Colin Kirtland)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Goosander, Cetti's Warbler (Don Gardener)

Maxey Pits - 12 Goosander (David Withrington)

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Sunday, 16 December

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF east of the orchard in woodland at the eastern edge of the park consorting with the tit flock (Peter Loudon)

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit along edge of water-filled ditch that crosses (otherwise dry) first pool, Peregrine, female Stonechat, 19 Whooper Swans on second pool & another 5 on nearby fields, 2 Short-eared Owls (Malcolm Ausden)

St. Ives - BLACK REDSTART  on the roof at the back of the Maxine Lester building, opposite Waitrose (Jem Holding)

Burwell Fen - 19 Whooper Swans, 4 Short-eared Owls (Martin O'Leary)

Ouse Washes - 40 White-fronted Geese, 61 Barnacle Geese, 2 Water Pipit, ringtail Hen Harrier, Curlew, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Peregrine (Brendan Doe)

Saturday, 15 December

Ouse Washes - 34 Eurasian White-fronted Geese (8 juv) just south of railway with 36 Barnacle Geese also here. Also 40 Ruff, 15+ Dunlin, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Pintail, 11 Bewick's Swan, 400 Whooper Swan, 1 ad Peregrine, 5 Marsh Harrier.  (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 14 December 2018

Friday, 14 December

St. Ives - Black Redstart seen on the chimney on the Vets' building in Station Road, opposite the town car park (Mike Everett)

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF around the community orchard again, calling more frequently than previous days (Jon Heath)

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Thursday, 13 December

Ferry Meadows - 11 Goosander, 20+ Siskin, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Whooper Swan over (Don Gardener)

Godmanchester NR - 4 Whooper Swan (Bill Simmonds)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD north of Tower Farm (Andy Frost)

Over - 2 Nordic Jackdaw in recent days (Richard Thomas)

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Wednesday, 12 December

Needingworth - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at TL3606571595, viewable from footpath at TL3616072025, but bird moving south and lost to view at 09:40h (Richard Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - 11 Goosander (Don Gardener)

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF with tit flock, calling occasionally, to south-west of Dickerson's Pit at TL481618. Also Woodcock, Pintail (Jon Heath, Richard Johnson)

Nene Washes - 48 Crane (Charlie Kitchin)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tuesday, 11 December

Needingworth - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at TL357721 (Richard Taylor)

Milton CP - probable SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF on south side of Dickerson's Pit near community orchard, but not heard to call (Jon Heath)

Manea - 27 Pink-footed Geese with Whooper Swans north of the village at Colony Farm (Graham Cole)

Ferry Meadows - 8 Goosander, male Mandarin (Don Gardener); Scaup, Goldeneye (Ian Gordon)

Nene Washes - 1334 Whooper Swan, 43 Bewick's Swan, 6604 Wigeon, Short-eared Owl (Charlie Kitchin)