Wednesday 31 December 2008

Wednesday, 31 December

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD again 1/4 mile south of village, ringtail Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl (per Please view only from roads, do not access fields or farm tracks.

Earith - 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS opposite Berry Fen briefly 10.30, Jack Snipe (per

Grafham Water - 2 Smew, Red-necked Grebe, female Scaup, 5 Red-crested Pochards, 5 Goosander, 2 Pintail (Jono Leadley, Mark Hawkes)

Perry - Egyptian Goose still (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - ringtail Hen Harrier (Toby Austin)

Southey Wood - 5+ Crossbills (per

Tuesday, 30 December

Southey Wood - 2 Crossbill (Richard Astle)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern (John Wells); 2 Barn Owls, 70+ Siskin, 15+ Redpoll, Woodcock (Mark Hawkes); Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier (anon).

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe, 5 Red-crested Pochards, drk Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - 2 COMMON CRANES still at Eldernell, Short-eared Owl (Chris Orders)

Paxton Pits - Brent Goose, Smew, 3 Red-crested Pochards (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier, 70+ Fieldfare, 30 Snipe (Steffan W); Burwell Lode - 2 Short-eared Owls, 2 Marsh Harrier, Whooper Swan, 12 Siskin (David & Jonathan Heath); Merlin (Andrew Knights)

Fen Drayton GP - drk Smew, 2 Goosander (Owen Marks)

Monday, 29 December

Mepal Airfield - 6 Jack Snipe, 10 Common Snipe (David Hopkins)

Stirtloe - Merlin (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - 50 Corn Bunting (Mark Hawkes)

Clopton - 2 Short-eared Owls (Kevin Harris)

Fen Drayton GP - 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, drk Smew (Kevin Harris)

Paxton Pits - 3 Red-crested Pochards, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Southey Wood - 10 Crossbill, Woodcock (Malcolm Holley)

Ferry Meadows - 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Monday 29 December 2008

Sunday, 28th December

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swans, Little Egret, female Scaup, Red-necked Grebe and 5 Red-crested Pochard still off dam (Mark Hawkes)

Clopton - Short-eared Owl (Stuart Elsom & Darren Oakley-Martin)

Wicken Fen - Merlin over Sedge Fen, 2 ringtail Hen harriers (Andrew Knights)

Bedford Purlieus - 6-7 Crossbill over (Brian Stone)

Perry - Egyptian Goose (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday 27 December 2008

Saturday, 27 December

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still by tower on dam, fem Scaup, Red-necked Grebe still at south end of dam, 30+ Siskin in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Brent Goose in field west of Diddington Pit,Red-crested Pochard, 4 Ruddy Duck, Jack Snipe, Marsh Tit (Jamie Wells)

Witcham - 4 Egyptian Geese over, WAXWING (David Hopkins)

Friday 26 December 2008

Friday, 26 December

Nene Washes - 2 COMMON CRANES still east of Eldernell, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - c.30 White-fronted Geese flew east at 9:25hr, 3 Brent Geese, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, fem Scaup, 5 Red-crested Pochards (Jono Leadley); 5 Goosanders (Mark Hawkes); 4 Brent Geese at 12:30, 2 Whooper Swans through (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - Brent Goose in morning only, 2000 Golden Plover (Jamie Wells)

Cambourne - WAXWING still by Eco Wood (Jonathan Hook)

Woodwalton Fen - Bearded Tit, ringtail Hen Harrier, male Marsh Harrier (Mike Weedon)

Thursday, 25 December

Fen Drayton GP - 2 Red-breasted Merganser still, 2 Smew, 7 Whooper Swans through (James Hanlon)

Southey Woods - c.10 Crossbills still by picnic area (Peter Beesley)

Cambourne - WAXWING still (Jonathan Hook)

Eltisley - juv. ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD near East Hall Farm/A428 at 2.45, then flew off (Chris Boness)

Ferry Meadows - 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Wednesday, 24 December

Clopton - Short-eared Owl (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Cambourne - WAXWING on west side of Eco Park Wood, fem Scaup and 2 Pochard at Whomping Willow Lake, Pink-footed Goose at Crow Hill (Jonathan Hook)

Ferry Meadows - Adult Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Wednesday 24 December 2008

Tuesday, 23 December

Southey Woods - 4+ Crossbills (Jack Thorpe)

Monday, 22 December

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, Red-necked Grebe, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Goosander (Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton GP - 3 Red-breasted Mergansers still, drk Smew (per

Sunday 21 December 2008

Sunday, 21 December

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD seen well from TL482798, initially on hedgerow along byway to Witcham, then gradually moving south towards the A142 (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, Red-necked Grebe, 5 Red-crested Pochards, fem Scaup, 1-2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 4 Goosander (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley)

Paxton Pits - Goosander, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, Stonechat (Gavin Paterson)

Fen Drayton GP - 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Smew, 40 Dunlin (Richard Patient)

Nene Washes - 2 COMMON CRANES (David Richardson)

Saturday, 20 December

Cottenham, Long Drove - 1st win ICELAND GULL (Duncan Poyser, Ben Green, Andy Massey) 2 GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 Caspian Gulls, 7+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe, 5 Red-crested Pochards (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - adult Mediterranean Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Southey Woods - 5 Crossbills by entrance, 8 Goldcrests (Richard Astle)

Ferry Meadows - adult Mediterranean Gull, 250 Common Gulls, 2 Ruddy Ducks (Matt Webb)

Saturday 20 December 2008

Friday, 19 December

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD south of Coveney (Jamie Wells)

Cottenham, Long Drove - juv. GLAUCOUS GULL in field to the west of the road (Richard Palmer)

Thursday, 18 December

Mare Fen - 10 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Redshank (Andy Cotton)

Fen Drayton - 4 Smew (2 drakes) 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Water Rail, 2 Stonechats (Andy Cotton)

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Wednesday, 17 December

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD south of Coveney and east of the road, c.14:30h(Stuart Sharp). Do not enter fields or use farm tracks.

Grafham Water - Black-necked Grebe, fem Scaup, 4+ Red-crested Pochards (Chris Mackley) GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (

Brampton Pits - redhead Smew this morning, viewable from River Lane (Richard Palmer)

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Tuesday, 16 December

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD east of Coveney, c.13:00h, before flying north towards Little Downham (Jono Leadley). Do not enter fields or use farm tracks.

Grafham Water - juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe and Water Pipit; all on or near the dam this morning (Jono Leadley)

Cottenham, Long Drove - juv GLAUCOUS GULL still (Simon Stirrup)

Orton BP - Red-crested Pochard, 5 Goldeneyes, 3 Water Rails (Brian Stone)

Monday 15 December 2008

Monday, 15 December

St. Ives - 5 WAXWINGS over Needingworth Road this morning (Neal Gates); at least one WAXWING in hawthorns near the Co-op this afternoon (Alan Bull)

Waterbeach Fen - 3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE 13:30h, 4 Little Egrets, Peregrine (as per

Grafham Water - juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, 5 Red-crested Pochards, Scaup, Little Egret (as per

Ouse Washes RSPB - 3 Jack Snipes, 539 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Water Pipits (Alex Thomas)

Brampton GP - Smew (as per

Cottenham, Long Drove - GLAUCOUS GULL (as per

Sunday 14 December 2008

Sunday, 14 December

Grafham Water - juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER off north end of dam, Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe and Water Pipit by south end of dam, 5 Red-crested Pochard in Gaynes Creek, fem Scaup off Plummer, 2 Woodcock Littless Woods, 3 Goosander, Little Egret (David Hollin, Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, Jono Leadley)

Waterbeach (Long Drove) - 3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE still, 3 Little Egrets and Ross's Goose (Mark Hawkes)

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still (Mark Ward). View only from road between Wentworth and Coveney. Do not access fields or farm tracks.

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Smews (James Hanlon, Richard Hall)

Saturday, 13 December

Grafham Water - female Scaup and 5 Red-crested Pochards viewable from south end of dam (Colin Addington); Black-necked Grebe at the south end of the dam (Chris Orders)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, redhead Goosander on Drayton Lagoon, drake Smew, female Scaup, Shag on Ferry Lagoon (Andy Cotton)

Long Drove, Cottenham - juvenile GLAUCOUS GULL, adult Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull and a melanistic (dark-grey) adult Black-headed Gull (Peter Herkenrath)

Waterbeach Fen - 3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE (Jonathan & David Heath)

Maxey GP - 8 Goosanders (Richard Astle)

Nene Washes - 2 COMMON CRANES still at Eldernell (John Wells)

Friday 12 December 2008

Friday, 12 December

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD east of the Wentworth-Coveney road c.13:15h (Andy Cotton). Do not enter fields or use farm tracks.

Fen Drayton Lakes - fem Scaup on Oxholme Lake this morning (Dennis Hall)

Grafham Water - 5 Red-crested Pochards between Plummer CP and south end of dam (Colin Addington)

Cambridge - Peregrine on Our Lady and the English Martyrs church again 14:30h (Stuart Sharp)

Long Drove, Cottenham - 2 juvenile GLAUCOUS GULLS reported, and 1st-winter Caspian Gull (per

Thursday 11 December 2008

Thursday, 11 December

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD distantly from the Wentworth-Coveney road 12:15-13:15h (David Nation); showing well for 20 minutes shortly after this (Mike Everett); 2 Short-eared Owls (Stuart Sharp). View ONLY from road between A142/Wentworth and Coveney. Do not enter fields or farm tracks.

Cambridge - WAXWING just off Storey's Way in the grounds of Churchill College, near fire assembly point 3, c. TL433595 (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe near Plummer CP, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER near Marlow CP this afternoon (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Smews, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, Goosander, fem Scaup, Shag, Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Egrets (Andy Cotton)

Wicken Fen - WAXWING 100 yards east of Tower Hide 13:53h (as per

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Wednesday, 10 December

Ouse Washes - WAXWING (

Stretham - 2 WAXWINGS in a private garden 12:05h (Owen Marks)

St. Neots - 2 WAXWINGS at Tescos 12:45h (Paul Lippet); still present, by the garage, 12:54h (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - Peregrine on Our Lady and the English Martyrs church again 14:00h (Saimon Clark)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Shag, 2 redhead Red-breasted Mergansers, redhead Goosander, Ruddy Duck, Short-eared owl (Gavin Paterson)

Eldernell - 2 COMMON CRANES (Peter Farbridge)

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Tuesday, 9 December

Nene Washes - 2 COMMON CRANES at Eldernell this morning (Max Catterwell)

Cottenham, Long Drove - 1st c.y. GLAUCOUS GULL still present, also ad Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Ian Ellis)

Monday 8 December 2008

Monday, 8 December

Coveney - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 14:40h (David Hopkins, Owen Marks). View ONLY from road between A142/Wentworth and Coveney. Do not enter fields or farm tracks.

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DRIVER still off dam, Water Pipit, Red-necked Grebe, female Scaup & 5 Goosanders (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - 2 COMMON CRANES at Eldernell (Robin Cox); Water Pipit, Marsh Harrier (Mark Hawkes)

Orton BP - Pink-footed Goose with the Greylags this morning (Brian Stone)

Sunday 7 December 2008

Sunday, 7 December

Ely - pair of Bearded Tits at Roswell Pits (Will Burdett)

Grafham Water - female Scaup off Plummer, Water Pipit still on the dam, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER off the north end of the dam near Marlow CP (Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton - female Red-breasted Merganser and Shag on Ferry Lagoon (Peter Herkenwrath); 11 Grey Partridges, drake Smew, Merlin (David & Jonathan Heath); pr. Stonechat, Short-eared Owl, 5 Water Rails (Mike Everett); 2 redhead Smews, 9 Ruddy Ducks (Dave Anderson); 2 further drake Smews and a Bittern (as per Neil Renwick)

Eldernell - 2 COMMON CRANES on the flooded wash south east of the decoy wood, 2 Peregrines (Max Catterwell)

Paxton Pits - 2 Water Rails, 2 Woodcocks, Stonechat, Marsh Tit (Jamie Wells, Gary Rawlings)

Wicken Fen - 3 Short-eared Owls, Barn Owl on and around Adventurers' Fen (Andrew Knights); pr. Stonechat (Gavin Paterson); 3 ringtail Hen Harriers to roost (Richard Palmer)

Chippenham - male Merlin perched in the top of the hedgerow near the entrance to the La Hogue farm shop (Andrew Knights)

Waterbeach Fen - 3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE at 9am only, Ross's Goose, Whooper Swan (Richard Palmer); Little Owl (Gavin Paterson)

Woodwalton Fen - Firecrest by bungalow, male Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzards, 10 Siskins (Richard Patient); female Mealy Redpoll (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 6 December

Grafham Water - Water Pipit again at south end of dam, juv. Great Northern Diver juv still at north end of dam (Mark Hawkes); Little Egret at Savages (Colin Addington).

Buckden GP - c.20 Corn Buntings, Siskin, Stonechat (Mark Hawkes)

Cottenham - juv GLAUCOUS GULL still (Duncan Poyser); Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, Green Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Hinchingbrooke Park - 2 Goosanders on Sewells Lake (John Lindsell)

Cam Washes - 3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE, White-fronted Goose, Hen Harrier, Buzzard, 7 Little Egrets (David & Jonathan Heath)

Fen Drayton - Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Shag, 3 Water Rail, Marsh Harrier, 2 Barn Owl (Stuart Elsom, Mike Everett and Richard Patient); Waxwing over, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Patient); Woodcock (Mike Everett and Richard Patient)

Eldernell - 2 COMMON CRANES (Peter Beesley)

Friday 5 December 2008

Friday, 5 December

Cambourne - fem SCAUP on Whomping Willow Lake (Louise Bacon)

Alconbury Weston - pair of Tree Sparrows in a private garden 09:00h (John Plaice)

Thursday 4 December 2008

Thursday, 4 December

Peterborough - CRANE opposite the power station off Storey's Bar Road 08:55h (Max Catterwell)

Fen Drayton - Shag on Ferry Lagoon, also Red-breasted Merganser, male Stonechat (Mike Everett)

Wednesday 3 December 2008

Wednesday, 3 December

Bluntisham - possible Night Heron flew along the River Ouse at Berry Fen towards Brownshill Staunch (as per

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Tuesday, 2 December

Cambridge - Peregrine on Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church again 14:00h (Saimon Clark); still present 15:00h (Chris Went)

Fen Drayton - 2 redhead Smew, Red-breasted Merganser (Dave Anderson)

Eldernell - Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, fem Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzards (Max Catterwell)

Cottenham, Long Drove - juv Glaucous Gull, Caspian Gull (1 1st W, 1 adult, 1 hybrid), Yellow-legged Gull 6+ (Anon)

Monday 1 December 2008

Monday, 1 December

Grafham Water - 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS this afternoon (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 Water Pipits, Peregrine (Alex Thomas)

Cottenham, Long Drove - juv GLAUCOUS GULL, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, Barn Owl (James Hanlon)

Late news for Thursday, 27 November: St. Ives - WAXWING in Green Leys briefly (Catherine Morton)

Sunday 30 November 2008

Sunday, 30th November

Cottenham, Long Drove - juv GLAUCOUS GULL (Dick Newell)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still around the north end of dam, at least 66 Goldeneye around Marlow CP/Church Lane (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 29 November

Paxton Pits - 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE on A1 North Pit in NE corner, 2 Little Egret, pr Stonechat, Water Rail (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Mark Hawkes)

Friday 28 November 2008

Friday, 28 November

Cottenham -1st win GLAUCOUS GULL in fields along Long Drove 08:30h (Simon Stirrup)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Red-necked Grebe from dam, ad fem Common Scoter from Mander CP, a mobile Mealy Redpoll with Lesser Redpolls this morning (Mark Hawkes); Water Pipit on the dam this afternoon (Jono Leadley)

Thursday 27 November 2008

Thursday, 27 November

Grafham Water - Water Pipit at south end of dam 08:15h (Mark Hawkes); GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still between Marlow CP and the lagoons, fem/imm Common Scoter from Mander CP (Colin Addington)

Wicken Fen - 5 singing Cetti's Warblers, Ross's Goose with the Greylag flock (Peter Stockwell)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Red-breasted Merganser still (James Hanlon, Ricahrd Hall)

Cottenham, Long Drove - ad and 3rd win Yellow-legged Gulls (James Hanlon, Ricahrd Hall)

Milton Tip - 2nd win Yellow-legged Gull (James Hanlon, Ricahrd Hall)

Holme Fen - 2 Red Kites over south this lunchtime (Max Catterwell)

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Wednesday, 26 November

Grafham Water - Water Pipit at south end of dam (Colin Addington); still present 14:00h (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - Peregrine again on Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, Lensfield Road 15:00h (Richard Hall)

Monks Wood - pair of Red Kites in the area (as per Rich Broughton)

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Tuesday, 25 November

Peterborough - Woodcock past Northminster House 06:50h (Dick Seamons)

Fen Drayton Lakes - redhead Smew, redhead Red-breasted Merganser, redhead Goosander (Neil Renwick)

Wicken Fen - Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, 2 Little Egrets, Chiffchaff (Dave Palmer)

Monday 24 November 2008

Monday, 24 November

Fen Drayton - Red-breasted Merganser in south-west corner of Ferry Lagoon still, Caspian Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, Little Egret, Barn Owl, 2 Water Rails, Grey Wagtail (Andy Cotton)

Trumpington, Cambridge - 5 Whooper Swans low over Shelford Road this afternoon (Mike Foley)

Sunday 23 November 2008

Sunday, 23 November

Fordham - 2 WAXWINGS in apple trees in garden next to Simpsons Nursery (Rod Cummings)

Wicken Fen - 2 Marsh Harriers, Hen Harrier, 3 pr Stonechats, Ross's Goose (Gavin Paterson)

Eldernell - Peregrine, 2+ Buzzards (Steve Gann)

Ferry Meadows - Goosander on Gunwade this morning (Matt Webb)

Saturday, 22 November

Grafham Water - 1st-winter Caspian Gull in roost (Ross Ahmed)

Fen Drayton GP - fem/imm Red-breasted Merganser on Ferry Lagoon (Neil Renwick)

Cambourne - fem Scaup on Whomping Willow Lake, 2 Stonechats, 2+ Corn Buntings (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Peregrine, 2 Goosander (Jamie Wells, Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge Research Park - Merlin, Little Egret, Tufted x Pochard hybrid (Jonathan & David Heath)

Tanholt GP - Green Sandpiper (David Chambers)

Friday 21 November 2008

Friday, 21 November

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe (Colin Addington)

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Wednesday, 19 November

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & Common Scoter still present, Black-necked Grebe in Dudney Creek (Colin Addington)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 ringtail Hen Harriers (Mark Brandon)

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Tuesday, 18 November

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still (Mark Brandon)

Fowlmere - Merlin (Doug Radford, Graham Elliott)

Abbots Ripton - Peregrine (Stefan Tinworth)

Monday 17 November 2008

Monday, 17 November

Ouse Washes - fem SNOW BUNTING over south 11:00h (Owen Marks); 18 Ruffs, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, Green Sandpiper, 6 Goldeneyes, 9 Goosanders (Niki Williamson)

Bradley Fen - SLAVONIAN GREBE favouring the western end of the pit but mobile; park near Stanground Lock and take the the green wheel path east for 1.5km to view distantly from c.TL222977 (Brian Stone).

Grafham Water - Red-breasted Merganser off Marlow CP 11:30h, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER by dam, Red-necked Grebe, Common Scoter still off Mander CP, 2 Goosanders, 5+ Siskins (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - Woodcock low over Mill Road/Brooks Road junction this morning (Graeme Reed)

Sunday 16 November 2008

Sunday, 16 November

Fen Drayton - 2 WAXWINGS down the main track from car park, on hawthorn bushes on the right beyond the railings (Bruce Martin); Red-breasted Merganser on Ferry Lagoon (Andy Massey)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present, Red-necked Grebe, Cetti's Warbler singing in lagoons, Common Scoter still off Mander, 3 Water Rails (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington); FIRECREST between Lymage Hide and the car park today (per Bird Forum)

Barleycraft GP - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER still (per

Wicken Fen - 2 Cetti's Warbler, pair of Stonechats, Grey Wagtail, Water Rail, 20 Redpolls overhead (Gavin Paterson)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 ringtail Hen Harriers into roost (Duncan McNiven)

Pymore - 2000+ Whooper and Bewick's Swans north of the village (Peter Herkenratth)

Saturday 15 November 2008

Saturday, 15 November

Barleycraft GP - juv AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER still 10:50-13:00h but mobile, Merlin, Grey Plover, Little Egret, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruffs (Mark Hawkes, Richard Thomas et al.)

Grafham Water - Common Scoter (Colin Addington); hybrid Tufted Duck x Pochard (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - ad White-fronted Goose with Greylags this morning (Jonathan & David Heath)

Over - WAXWING over 15:00h (Richard Thomas)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Firecrests reported

Friday 14 November 2008

Friday, 14 November

Barleycraft GP - juv AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with a mobile flock of 4000+ Golden Plover (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton GP - Red-breasted Merganser briefly (Neil Renwick)

Fowlmere - Bittern (Doug Radford)

Etton Road - Jack Snipe (Brian Stone)

Thursday 13 November 2008

Thursday, 13 November

Duxford - Peregrine over north c.12:30h (Neil Howard)

From Tuesday, 11 November: Paxton Pits - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew south along the river and Great Meadow 14:30h (Jim Stevenson et al.)

Wednesday 12 November 2008

Wednesday, 12 November

Holme Fen NNR - juv SCAUP on Jackson's Mere (Brian Stone)

Harston - 2 Ring-necked Parakeets reported in a private garden this afternoon (per Mark Hawkes)

Monks Wood - male Merlin 07:40h (Stefan Tinworth)

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Tuesday, 11 November

Yaxley - 5+ WAXWINGS over (Terry Cooper)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present (Colin Addington)

Monday 10 November 2008

Monday, 10 November

Little Paxton - 7+ WAXWINGS on Gordon Road 09:10h before flying towards Paxton Mill (Ian Langdon)

Sunday 9 November 2008

Sunday, 9 November

Fen Drayton - 2 CATTLE EGRETS on the spit which pokes south across Ferry Lagoon, just south-east of Ferry Mere (Mike Everett); juv AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with c.1500 Golden Plover (Richard Patient)

Queen Adelaide - WAXWING in private garden (Ben Green)

Brownshill Staunch - HAWFINCH (Richard Bradbury)

Grafham Water - Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe from Plummer CP, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER off dam, Peregrine, imm/fem Common Scoter, 4+ Siskins, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - Peregrine over Parkers Piece (Matthew Silk)

Fowlmere - male Hen Harrier (BirdGuides)

Swaffham Prior Fen - male Hen Harrier over, c.400 Golden Plovers (Richard Hall)

Saturday, 8 November

Buckden GP - 2 CATTLE EGRETS still this morning, feeding in field NW of last pit, behind Brampton tip, Little Egret, 2 Stonechat (Mark Hawkes, John Lindsell)

Fen Drayton - 2000 Golden Plover, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Water Pipit flying around, adult and 3cy Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, Red-necked Grebe, Common Scoter (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington)

Friday 7 November 2008

Friday, 7 November

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still this morning (Jono Leadley)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Black-necked Grebes on Gunwade Lake, 2 Goosanders briefly on Overton Lake (Don Gardener)

Holme Fen - 7 ad Whooper Swans nearby this morning, in a field by the track to Top Farm, TL213872 (Brian Stone)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Firecrest in trees by visitor centre 08:10h (Paul Harrington)

Cambridge - Firecrest with a large flock of tits and Goldcrests near the main entrance to Girton College (Mike Crosby)

Fowlmere - Bittern showed well on the Mere in front of Reedbed Hide 13:00h (Ian Dodd)

Cambridge - 3 WAXWINGS nearby at the M11/Barton Road interchange (David Henderson)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 ringtail Hen Harriers and a Marsh Harrier (Luise Addison)

Thursday 6 November 2008

Thursday, 6 November

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER this morning (Colin Addington)

Shepreth L-Moor - 3 WAXWINGS over 09:30h (Toby Austin)

Otron BP - 50 Tree Sparrows, Brambling over, Water Rail (Brian Stone)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 5 Pink-footed Geese, White-fronted Goose, 2 ringtail Hen Harriers, 2 Stonechats (Mark Pettit)

Wicken Fen - Bearded Tits calling at junction of Harrisons Drove and Wicken Lode (Mark Pettit)

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Wednesday, 5 November

Grafham Water - Red-breasted Merganser, Merlin (Colin Addington); juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Common Scoters (Jono Leadley); Grey Plover (Mark Pettit)

Ouse Fen - 10 Eurasian White-fronted Geese, 5 Goosanders (Richard Thomas et al.)

Barton - 3 WAXWINGS mid-afternoon (Martin Davies, per Jim Lawrence)

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Tuesday, 4 November

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe (Jono Leadley); juv GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, Common Scoter (Colin Addington)

Orton BP - 30+ Tree Sparrows, Goldeneye, ad fem Marsh Harrier (Brian Stone)

Woodwalton Fen - 15 WAXWINGS flew WNW, Cetti's Warbler, Woodcock, 15 Siskins (Colin Kirtland)

Cambridge - Firecrest by St. Johns playing field (Matthew Silk)

Nene Washes - 35 Pink-footed Geese over east, Water Pipit, Merlin, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl, 35 Whooper Swans, Little Egret, 1000+ Fieldfares (Jonathan Taylor)

Monday 3 November 2008

Monday, 3 November

St. Neots - ICELAND GULL over 07:50h (Bob Scott)

Waterbeach, Long Drove - probable American Golden Plover recently in field east of road at TL512672 (Bartow Wylie)

Cambridge - Peregrine on the base of the spire of Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, at the Hills Road/Lensfield Road crossroads, 08:10-11:40h at least (Richard Bowles)

Maxey Pits - Rock Pipit (Brian Stone)

Sunday, 2 November

Buckden Marina - 2 CATTLE EGRETS (Peter Newbury)

Monks Hardwick - WOOD LARK over (Bob Scott)

Paxton Pits - 6 Bewick's Swan, Marsh Harrier, 2+ Buzzards (Martin Davis, Neal Parkin, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Juv. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER close-in from Marlow CP, Woodcock, possible Red-necked Grebe flew west down reservoir (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - PECTORAL SANDPIPER from Rickwood Hide feeding with Dunlin (Gavin Paterson)

Maxey Pits - Knot (Mike Weedon); Jack Snipe (Chris Lines)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Knot, 2 Bitterns, 6 Water Rails, 2 Green Sandpipers, Little Egret, Peregrine (Richard Patient)

Fowlmere - male Hen Harrier (Doug Radford)

Sunday 2 November 2008

Saturday, 1 November

Grafham Water - Juv. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER from Church Hill, 5 Whooper Swans, Turnstone on dam, small no. of Redpoll over, 3 Siskin (Mark Hawkes et al)

Buckden Marina 2 CATTLE EGRETS (John Lindsell) relocated at 10.50 just south-east of Brampton (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - RING OUZEL over Fanshawe Road (Richard Patient)

Buckden GP - Whooper Swan over, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Whooper Swan (Jamie Wells)

Fowlmere - male Hen Harrier, Peregrine (Steve Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4th c.y. Caspian Gull (Richard Patient)

Friday, 31 November

Grafham Water - Juv. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER from Church Hill (Colin Addington)

Ouse Fen/Mare Fen - 3 Whooper Swans over, Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egrets, 8 Ruffs (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Whooper Swans over (Matt Webb)

Thursday, 30 October

Fenstanton - WAXWING briefly 09:50h (Mark Eaton)

Paxton Pits - Osprey (birdguides)

Wednesday, 29 October

Brownshill Staunch - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with c.1000 Golden Plover (Richard Thomas)

Eldernell - 9 Whooper Swans, Osprey at the pit 16:15h (Garry Heath)

Monday 27 October 2008

Monday, 27 October

Milton CP - 1st win male Goosander on Todd's Pit, 5 Siskins and a Redpoll (Jonathan Heath)

Toft - 2 House Martins over this morning (Clive Sinclair)

Monks Wood - Red Kite, 2 Buzzards, 20 Redwings (Rich Broughton)

D'Engaynes Fen - Buzzard, 5+ Stonechats (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Grunty Fen - Hobby 11:30h (Stephen Green)

Great Gidding - ringtail Hen Harrier at Glatton Road 16:00h (Stefan Tinworth)

Grafham - Osprey low over fields north of the village around noon today (Mark Brandon)

Sunday, 26 October

Long Drove, Cottenham - 3 Caspian Gulls, 12+ Yellow-legged Gulls, Grey Wagail, 2 Common Buzzards (Stuart Elsom, Richard Patient and Dick Newell)

Fen Drayton - 3+ Little Egret, 100+ Golden Plover, Grey Wagtail, Water Rail (James Hanlon); five sightings of possibly two Bitterns at Holywell Lake, also Cetti's Warbler heard (Neil Renwick)

Eldernell - Osprey seen approaching Eldernell Pit across the Nene from the north east, 2 Marsh Harriers, Water Rail, 2 Marsh Harriers, Barn Owl (Steve Gann)

Wicken Fen - Bearded Tits heard in reedbed by Harrison's Drove (Andrew Knights)

Sunday 26 October 2008

Saturday, 25 October

Paxton Pits - Little Egret, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2 Common Buzzard, Dunlin, c.80 Golden Plover, 1+ Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells)

Waterbeach, Long Drove - Merlin, Yellow-legged Gull, 23 Golden Plover, 2+ Brambling (Jonathan and David Heath)

D'Engayne Woods and Meadows - possible Rough-legged Buzzard (Saimon Clark)

Long Drove, Cottenham - 4 Caspian Gulls, 12+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Buzzards, Grey Wagtail over (Stuart Elsom, Richard Patient, Dick Newell)

Friday 24 October 2008

Friday, 24 October

Grafham Water - 3 Common Scoters and a fem Smew reported this morning

Orton BP - 10+ Tree Sparrows (Brian Stone)

Thursday 23 October 2008

Thursday, 23 October

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER between Littless and Savage's Creeks as viewed from Hill Farm 15:05h; probably viewable from Mander CP (Colin Addington); no sign of the diver 17:25-a8:00h, but weather and viewing conditions poor (Mark Hawkes)

Tuesday 21 October 2008

Tuesday, 21 October

Woodwalton Fen - GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Steve Gann)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern seen twice briefly in flight over Holywell Lake this morning (Dennis Hall); fem Merlin (Andy Cotton)

Wicken Fen - 3 Stonechats on Baker's Fen (Dave Palmer)

Eldernell - Bittern and Osprey at the pit this afternoon (Kevin Du Rose)

Monday, 20 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - 1st win Scaup, Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 16 Ruff, 4 Stonechats (Alex Thomas, Bruce Martin)

Paxton Pits - Rock Pipit, 2 Little Egret, Goldeneye (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Sunday, 19 October

Paxton Pits - Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 8 Goldeneyes, c.100 Golden Plovers (Jamie Wells, Neal Parkin)

Ouse Fen - ARCTIC SKUA over at 17:10h, 1st win male Scaup, Grey Plover, imm. Peregrine (Richard Thomas)

Fen Drayton - 3 sightings of probably 2 Bitterns this evening (Dave Anderson)

Long Drove, Waterbeach - 4+ Brambling with Chaffinches (David Heath)

Woodwalton Fen - Black-necked Grebe (Steve Gann)

Sunday 19 October 2008

Saturday, 18 October

Cambridge Research Park - RAVEN flying south-west over the back lake (Jonathan and David Heath)

Wicken - Scaup from the West Mere Hide (Richard Hall); 3 Stonechats, 35 Redwings (Gavin Paterson)

Croydon Hill - 283 Chaffinches, 777 Redwings, 623 Fieldfares, 3 Bramblings, 2265 Wood Pigeons over (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Grafham Water - male Mandarin in Littless Creek (Jono Leadley); male Stonechat below dam (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Crossbills over north, 260 Fieldfares and 60 Redwings over (Matt Webb)

Long Drove, Waterbeach - Stonechat, 2 Little Egrets (David Heath)

Friday 17 October 2008

Friday, 17 October

Top Farm, Croydon - 3440 Wood Pigeons, 220 Chaffinches, 20 Redwings, Grey Wagtail amongst 8000+ birds moving this morning (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern on Holywell early afternoon (Dave Anderson); Wheatear, 5 Stonechats, 60 Golden Plovers (Mike Everett)

Eldernell - 40 Fieldfares (Charlie Kitchin)

King's Dyke - Osprey over east (Kevin Eldred)

Thursday 16 October 2008

Thursday, 16 October

Wicken Fen - SPOONBILL on West Mere, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Peter Stockwell)

Nene Washes - Osprey again at Eldernell 11-11:15h before drifting east (Dean Harlow)

Tuesday 14 October 2008

Tuesday, 14 October

Maxey GP - Green Sandpiper, Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtails (Brian Stone)

Wicken Fen - SPOONBILL circled Baker's Fen before heading west 11:00h, Osprey over north 12:15h, Whinchat, 4 Stonechats, Merlin (Dean Harlow)

Monday 13 October 2008

Monday, 13 October

King's Dyke NR - Osprey 12:34h, also Marsh Harrier, Buzzard (Philip Parker)

Ouse Washes - fem/imm Garganey, 8 Ruff (

Eldernell Pit - juv Osprey 17:30h (Steve Gann)

Cambridge - RING-NECKED PARAKEET south over Milton Road (David Heath)

Sunday 12 October 2008

Sunday, 12 October

Chain Corner - GLOSSY IBIS just south of its usual field which is drying out (Chris Martin)

Sutton Gault - Spotted Redshank, Bar-headed Goose (Peter Herkenrath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Brambings, 18 Little Egrets (Peter Herkenrath)

Wicken Fen - Short-eared Owl, 2 Common Buzzards, Stonechat (Andrew Knights & David Fricker)

Eldernell - 3 Marsh Harriers, Merlin, Short-eared Owl (Paul Taylor)

King's Dyke NR - Osprey (Philip Parker)

Saturday 11 October 2008

Saturday, 11th October

Milton CP - 12 Lesser Redpoll, Yellow Wagtail, 10 Redwing (Jonathan Heath)

Sutton Gault - adult GLOSSY IBIS in usual field, 2+ Stonechats also Spotted Redshank on flood at Chain Corner(Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - 3 Redpoll, Siskin, male Stonechat in Elephant grass near hill farm (Mark Hawkes) Whinchat in lagoons from hide (Colin Addington)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 2 Stonechats Green Sandpiper and 6 Snipe on the Wash (Jonathan & David Heath)

Friday 10 October 2008

Friday, 10 October

Sutton Gault - adult GLOSSY IBIS in usual field (Mark Peck) returned to Fen Drayton roost @ 6:02 (Toby Austin)

Thursday, 9 October

Maxey GP - 2 juv LITTLE STINT, Lesser Redpoll, Green Sandpiper (Brian Stone)

Abbots Ripton - Red Kite (Edmund Pettis)

Earith - GOSHAWK (Bob Scott, Graham Hirons)

Bar Hill - Red kite over the golf course 14:25h (Mike Clydesdale)

Caldecote - HONEY BUZZARD over 14:15h (Dee Butler)

Wednesday 8 October 2008

Wednesday, 8 October

Sutton Gault - adult GLOSSY IBIS in flooded field 5/600 m south of the causeway until 13:45 when it flew south towards Earith. Cetti's Warbler called briefly from the trees on the west side of the Old Bedford river (Paul Rule)

Maxey GP - 6 Green Sandpiper (Brian Stone)

Earith - Osprey fairly low south over the Washes at 12.30 (David Griffiths)

Brampton - ringtail Hen Harrier over the racecourse 15:00h (Pat Doody)

Tuesday 7 October 2008

Tuesday, 7 October

Ouse Washes - adult GLOSSY IBIS still at Sutton Gault (Mark Peck) and to roost at Fen Drayton Lakes 18:35h (Dave Anderson); Bar-headed Goose (BJ Pettit)

Monday 6 October 2008

Monday, 6 October

Ouse Washes - adult GLOSSY IBIS still at Sutton Gault (per Birdforum)

Fowlmere - 17 (6,2,6,3) Common Buzzards observed moving south west(Doug Radford); 20 also observed from Elton (Brian Stone)

Godmanchester / Marsh Lane GP - 2 HONEY Buzzards over 14:15h (Bill Simmonds)

Sunday 5 October 2008

Sunday, 5 October

Ouse Washes - adult GLOSSY IBIS still at Sutton Gault (Mark Peck)

Foul Anchor - 3 GREAT SKUAS, Curlew (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 3 Little Egrets, 2 Pintail, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells/Neal Parkin)

Fen Drayton - The GLOSSY IBIS roosted at 18:46. Also around Ferry Lagoon 8+ Little Egrets, Whinchat, Stonechat, 7 Swallows and 2 Barn Owls (Richard Patient)

Saturday 4 October 2008

Saturday, 4 October

Grafham Water - RED-THROATED DIVER along north shore, Rock Pipit on dam, 3 Redpolls (Mark Hawkes); Peregrine, Dunlin (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - adult GLOSSY IBIS still 10:00h at Sutton Gault (John Lindsell)

Ouse Washes at Manea - 14 Whooper Swan, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Pintail (David & Jonathan Heath)

Pymoor - 70+ Whooper Swans feeding in a field near village (David & Jonathan Heath)

Friday 3 October 2008

Friday, 3 October

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS again on flood c.400m south of Sutton Gault causeway 08:40h, also 2 Egyptian Geese and a Bar-headed Goose (Mark Peck). Roosted at Fen Drayton GP at 18:21h (Richard Allison)

Foul Anchor - between 10:30-15:20h 2 juv LONG-TAILED SKUAS, 5-6 POMARINE SKUAS, c.30 ARCTIC SKUAS and 19 GREAT SKUAS moving south (Mark Hawkes, Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - 6 ARCTIC SKUAS through west, 2 Whooper Swans, juv Arctic Tern (Jono Leadley, Colin Addington)

Ring's End - ARCTIC SKUA and 3 GREAT SKUAS through west (Brian Stone, Mike Weedon)

Croydon Hill - 7 Bramblings over this morning (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Maxey GPs - 2 male Stonechats (John Saunders)

Thursday 2 October 2008

Thursday, 2 October

Grafham Water - 2 ARCTIC SKUAS west past Mander CP 09:50h and on past Littless Creek (Colin Addington); 8 Ruddy Ducks off Mander CP, 73+ Redpolls and 2 Siskins over (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS over Brownshill Staunch towards Sutton Gault 06:39h (Jeremy Lindsell); again on flood c.400m south of Sutton Gault causeway 11:40h (Richard Allison); into roost at Ferry Lagoon, Fen Drayton Lakes, at 18:40h (Andy Cotton)

Fenstanton - 6 Redwings over 22:00-22:15h (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Wednesday, 1 October

Ouse Washes, Sutton Gault - GLOSSY IBIS again this morning 08:30h, 400m south of the causeway (Mark Peck); this evening tracked over Berry Fen 18:26h (Chris Hudson), then Brownshill Staunch (Richard Thomas), Overcote (Andy Cotton) and to roost at with Cormorants and Little Egrets at Ferry Lagoon 18:36h (Bruce Martin)

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit on dam 08:00h (Mark Hawkes)

King's Dyke NR - Osprey perched on a telegraph pole 14:20h (Philip Parker)

Maxey GPs - possible Temminck's Stint briefly but elusive and not relocated (Brian Stone)

Serpentine BP - male Stonechat, imm. Hobby (Paul Taylor)

Tuesday 30 September 2008

Tuesday, 30 September

Ouse Washes, Sutton Gault - GLOSSY IBIS again this morning 07:20h, 400m south of the causeway (Mark Peck); still present 09:45h (Colin Head)

Trumpington - 132 Golden Plovers on bare field to south of M11 interchange this afternoon (Mike Foley)

Grafham Water - 1st winter Mediterranean Gull off dam 18:00h (Mark Hawkes); Little Gull (Colin Addington); 2 Rock Pipits on dam early evening (Jono Leadley)

Monday 29 September 2008

Monday, 29 September

Ouse Washes, Sutton Gault - GLOSSY IBIS again this morning until o8:45h at least, still on floods 300m south of the causeway; from Sutton, take the Bury road to the causeway and take the path down the east side of the drain. Also 2 Redpolls over, Cetti's Warbler (Mark Peck); also Green Sandpiper, Egyptian Goose, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Wells, Mark Hawkes, Mark Peck, David Hopkins); ad GLOSSY IBIS still at 12:20h (Lee Evans)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 5 Whooper Swans from Welches Dam Hide (Alex Thomas)

Croydon Hill - Brambling over, Wheatear (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Ouse Fen - fem Merlin, 5 Ruff (Mark Brandon)

Grafham water - 2 male Scaups off the dam 18:05h (Colin Addington)

Wicken Fen - Hobby, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Sunday, 28 September

Fowlmere - 4 HONEY BUZZARDS over 12:55h (Doug Radford)

Sutton Gault - GLOSSY IBIS 1/4 mile south causeway on washes (Mark Peck)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE on Baker's Fen (Saimon Clarke)

Ouse Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton - Little Gull on Ferry Lagoon (Paul Taylor)

King's Dyke NR - Osprey (Charlie Kitchin)

Paxton Pits - Little Stint, 11 Little Egrets, c.5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Rock Pipits (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Prior's Fen - 3 Red-crested Pochards (Mike Weedon)

Sunday 28 September 2008

Saturday, 27 September

Woodwalton Fen - c.10 Common Buzzards,2 Marsh Harriers, juv Hobby, 40 Siskins, 2 Lesser Redpolls, 3 Redwings, 3 Reed Warblers, 1+ FIRECREST (Richard Patient)

Dry Drayton - 8 Common buzzards and one possible Honey Buzzard drifting high, south towards Madingley (Rowena Baxter)

Grafham Water - Osprey from Mander CP 17:35h (David Hollin)

Thursday 25 September 2008

Thursday, 25 September

Serpentine BP - Stonechat, 8 Redwings, 4 Siskins, 2 Lesser Redpolls (Brian Stone)

Ouse Fen - Grey Plover (Mike Everett)

Paxton Pits - 2 SPOONBILLS still present, Little Stint, 5+ Yellow-legged Gulls, Cetti's Warbler (Mike Everett)

Grafham Water - juv Little Gull off Hill Farm this afternoon (Colin Addington)

Wednesday 24 September 2008

Wednesday, 24 September

Grafham Water - 3 Redpolls over, Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart (Paul Taylor)

Ouse Washes (Sutton Gault) - Greenshank, 3 Marsh Harriers, Common Sandpiper (Owen & Monica Marks)

Stretham - Redwing over (Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - 2 juv SPOONBILLS, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear, Barn Owl, Buzzard (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday 23 September 2008

Tuesday, 23 September

Paxton Pits - 2 juv SPOONBILLS, juv Little Stint (John Parslow)

Coates - Osprey seen to try and catch fish twice, unsuccessfully, at a fishing pond (Mr. Brett)

Monday 22 September 2008

Monday, 22 September

Sutton Gault - Lesser Redpoll, Cetti's Warbler (Mark Peck)

Upware - 3+ Whinchats (Owen and Monica Marks)

Sunday, 21 September

Grafham Water - 2 SPOONBILL still in lagoons, Little Egret, 4 Common Buzzard (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 2 juv. Hobbies, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier (Andrew Knights)

Paxton Pits - 11 Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 2 Pintail, c5 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 2 Hobby, juv Little Stint, 5 Greenshank, 5 -7 Green Sandpiper, 10 Yellow-legged Gull, Redstart, 2 Wheatear (Martin Davis, John Parslow, Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - HONEY BUZZARD over c.12:00h, 15 Buzzards over, 2 Hobbies, Cetti's Warbler (Mike Clydesdale et al.); Wheatear (Mike Everett)

Trumpington, Cambridge - 80 Golden Plovers (Ian Dodd)

Maxey GP - Wheatear (John Saunders)

Croydon Hill - fem Redstart, 2 Hobbies (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Upware - 6 Whinchats (Rob Palmer)

Saturday 20 September 2008

Saturday, 20 September

Wimpole - ad. male RED-FOOTED FALCON over Wimpole Hill, near Eversden this morning last seen heading towards Wimpole Estate (Euan Dunn)

Cambridge (Birdwood Road) - probable juvenile Red-footed Falcon over southeast at 11:00h (Peter Holt)

Cambridge, Trumpington - probable Honey Buzzard over Shelford Road 08:26h (Mike Foley)

Grafham Water - 2 SPOONBILLS still, Curlew (Colin Addington); 79+ Siskin, 6 Redpoll (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes (Earith) - dark phase HONEY BUZZARD south at 11:30h, male Marsh Harrier, Hobby (David Griffiths)

Fen Drayton - Ring-necked Parakeet flew NE towards Over, 3 Hobbies (Richard Patient)

Ely - juv HONEY BUZZARD south mid-afternoon (Duncan Poyser, Ben Green)

Offord Cluny - HONEY BUZZARD reported over at 11:45h (per

Haddenham - dark morph HONEY BUZZARD over south at 14:30h (per

Paxton Pits - fem Redstart, Egyptian Goose, Pintail, Peregrine, 2+ Hobbies, c.10 Buzzard, 3 Greenshank, 18 Golden Plover (Jamie Wells, Mark Hawkes et al.)

Fulbourn - pale morph HONEY BUZZARD over southeast at 11:30h (Richard Patient)

Littleport - HONEY BUZZARD over A10 at 11:30h (Stuart Sharp)

Castor Hanglands - Redstart (Mike Weedon)

Eldernell - Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Hobby, Water Rail (Peter Beesley)

Maxey GPs - 2 Little Egrets, 2 Hobbies, Green Sandpiper (Richard Astle)

Hemingford Grey - 9 Hobbies over (Mike Everett)

Friday 19 September 2008

Friday, 19 September

Witcham - 2 HONEY BUZZARDS over south, c. 12:30h and 12:52h (David Hopkins)

Croydon Hill - 2 Redstarts in hedge at TL299491, Peregrine over (Darren Oakley-Martin); 4 Redstarts present late morning (Jim Lawrence)

Eldernell - juv Osprey, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail (Mike Weedon); 5 Marsh Harriers to roost, Short-eared Owl, Merlin (Kevan Wolstencroft, Steve Gann)

Eynesbury - HONEY BUZZARD over14:18h (Stuart Elsom)

Bar Hill, Cambridge - 6 Buzzards soaring to north of A14 at 14:30h and 2 Buzzards over Dry Drayton 13:30h (Ken & Maggie Hook)

Grafham Water - Red-necked Grebe from Mander CP, though distant, 15:45h (Colin Addington); 2 juv SPOONBILLS, 2 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes); 3 Curlew west (David Hollin)

Girton - HONEY BUZZARD over early afternoon (Richard Thomas)

Warboys - HONEY BUZZARD over school at 12:15h then flew north (per

Ouse Fen - Whinchat, 6+ Hobbies, 7+ Buzzards, 2 Marsh Harriers, Water Rail, Greenshank (Dave Anderson)

Magog Down - 3 Buzzards, Red Kite (Richard Hall)

Little Abington - Hobby over, 5 Buzzards circling (Rebecca Nason, Phil Harris)

Thursday 18 September 2008

Thursday, 18 September

Magog Down - HONEY BUZZARD over south-west 15:35h (Richard Hall)

Grafham Water - 2 juv SPOONBILLS still in lagoons, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton GP - dark phase juvenile HONEY BUZZARD over (Colin Brown)

Trumpington - probable Honey Buzzard over south at 17:55h (James Hanlon)

Eldernell - Osprey on a lake just to the west (Chaz Shaw)

Ouse Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 3 Hobbies, Whinchat (Dave Anderson)

Little Abington - 2 Buzzards over (Rebecca Nason, Phil Harris)

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Wednesday, 17 September

Grafham Water - 2 juv SPOONBILLS still (Colin Addington)

Little Thetford - HONEY BUZZARD flew east at 12:35h, Marsh Harrier over at 13:05h (Craig Sammels)

Knapwell - Short-eared Owl flushed from stubble at RSPB Grange Farm this afternoon (Ian Dillon)

Nene Washes, Low Wash - Stonechat (Charlie Kitchin)

Ouse Fen - 3 Buzzards, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Hobbies, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 1000+ Lapwings in the area (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - c.30 Yellow Wagtails over (Mike Everett)

Tuesday 16 September 2008

Tuesday, 16 September

Grafham Water - 2 juv SPOONBILLS still, Rock Pipit, Short-eared Owl (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - Juv HONEY BUZZARD over southeast at 14.40h, 12 Little Egrets, 4 Pintail, Grey Plover, 3 Greenshank (John Parslow)

Ferry Meadows - HONEY BUZZARD east in evening (Mike Weedon)

Cambridge - Tree Pipit over Coton cycle path in the west of the city, calling, 09:10h (Richard Hall)

Castor Hanglands NNR - RAVEN reported over the northern end (per Justin Tilley)

Monday 15 September 2008

Monday, 15 September

Grafham Water - 2 juv SPOONBILLS still, 2 Little Egrets, 6 Grey Wagtails over (Mark Hawkes); Little Gull off Mander (Jono Leadley)

Needingworth Quarry Lakes - Buzzard, 6 Curlew Sandpipers, 41 Golden Plovers (Andy Cotton)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Hobbies, Cettis's Warbler (Dennis Hall)

Ouse Fen - 2 Green Sandpipers, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (Andy Cotton)

King's Dyke NR - imm. Spotted Redshank (Phil Parker)

Paxton Pits - 7+ Little Egrets, 2+ Hobbies (Jamie Wells)

Sunday 14 September 2008

Sunday, 14 September

Between Melbourn and Royston - HONEY BUZZARD flying into Herts (Toby Austin)

Ely - 2 HONEY BUZZARDS over at 10:10h, another at 11.00h (Duncan Poyser)

Needingworth GP - 3 juv Curlew Sandpipers, 4 Dunlins, 3 Ruffs, 4 Greenshanks, c.130 Golden Plovers, Curlew, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Philip Bubb)

Grafham Water - 2 juv SPOONBILLS in front of the lagoon hide (Mark Piercey); 3 Little Gulls, 3+ Hobbies (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - HONEY BUZZARD, 2 Common buzzards, 2 Hobbies, 2 Marsh Harriers (Andrew Knights)

Witcham - HONEY BUZZARD over west at 11:40h (David Hopkins)

Ouse Fen - HONEY BUZZARD, c.25 Common Buzzards, 2 Marsh Harrier, c.10 Hobbies, Peregrine (Richard Thomas, Richard Grimmett, Dave Anderson)

Ferry Meadows - 2 HONEY BUZZARDS, 2 Red Kites, 2+ Hobbies, Peregrine (Trevor Williams, Raymond Bowell et al.)

Upware - Osprey, 5 Hobbies, Marsh Harrier (Richard Hall)

Little Paxton - Osprey over west 11:50h (Ian Dawson); also 2 HONEY BUZZARDS over c.11:35h, another HONEY BUZZARD over early afternoon and c.25 Buzzards over south during the day (Mark Ward)

St. Neots- HONEY BUZZARD over c.12:15h (Mark Ward)

Castor - fem Merlin off Mill Lane 17:45h (Matt Webb)

Buckden GP - HONEY BUZZARD reported over southeast at 17:35h, Osprey (per

Saturday, 13 September

Ferry Meadows - 2 Redstarts, Lesser Whitethroat in poplars near main car park (Brian Stone)

Castor Hanglands - 2 Tree Pipits, Redstart (Jonathan Taylor); 6 Common Buzzards, 3+ Redstarts in the first meadow (Brian Stone, Mike Weedon)

Ouse Fen - 3 SPOONBILLS over heading towards Fen Drayton (Richard Grimmett)

Grafham Water - RAVEN over Dudney creek for 2-3 minutes (Mark Hawkes, Malcom Anderson); 2 Marsh Harriers, Red Kite over, 25+ Common Buzzards, 3 Ruffs, Black Tern, 20-40 Siskins, 2-3 Hobbies (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - Osprey over, juvenile Marsh Harrier (Richard Allison)

Barleycraft GP - Spotted Flycatcher, 3 juv Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Dunlins, Ruff, Ringed Plover, 170 Golden Plovers, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Buzzards, 2 Hobbies, 2 Egyptian Geese (Ade Cooper, Richard Patient)

Woodwalton Fen - 10+ Common Buzzards, 4 Hobbies, 3 Marsh Harriers, Red Kite (Ade Cooper, Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes, Earit - Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobbies, Little Egret, 2 Black Terns heading south (Ade Cooper, Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 5-6 Hobbies, 4 Buzzards, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Curlew, 2 Ruffs, 3 Greenshanks, 6+ Green Sandpipers, Little Gull, Black Tern (Jamie Wells)

Swaffham Prior - Peregrine over the centre village (Ade Long)

Morbourne Hill - 2 HONEY BUZZARDS (Jonathan Taylor)

Cam Washes (Waterbeach) - Osprey, Green Sandpiper (Jonathan and David Heath)

Maxey GPs - Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Green Sandpipers (Chris Lines)

Friday 12 September 2008

Friday, 12 September

Ferry Meadows - 2 Redstarts in poplars near main car park, 5 Siskins over, Yellow Wagtails over south (Brian Stone)

Paxton Pits - 17 Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose, Red-crested Pochard, c.10 Siskins over (Jamie Wells)

Thursday 11 September 2008

Thursday, 11 September

Ferry Meadows - at least 3 Redstarts, 4+ Spotted Flycatchers, Siskin over (Mike Weedon)

Maxey GPs -2 Green Sandpipers, 4 Ruffs, Wheatear, Whinchat (Chris Lines)

Paxton Pits - 6+ Little Egrets, 3 Buzzards, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 9 Black Terns off Mander CP, Curlew over, 3+ Hobbies, 4 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 4 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Witcham - male Redstart and probably two other birds, though very elusive (David Hopkins)

Wednesday 10 September 2008

Wednesday, 10 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - Garganey, 2 juv Curlew Sandpipers, c.20 Ruff, c.470 Golden Plovers (Owen Marks)

Croydon - 2 Whinchats near the airfield this morning, also Yellow Wagtail (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Knapwell - juv Redstart at the RSPB farm this morning (Ian Dillon)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Redstarts, 8+ Spotted Flycatchers (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - 3 Black Terns from Mander CP, 22 Siskins over, Spotted Flycatcher, c.10 Yellow Wagtails, 2+ Hobbies, 2+ Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Duxford - Wheatear on the airfield 16:00h (Andy Harrold)

Tuesday 9 September 2008

Tuesday, 9 September

Maxey GPs - 20 Yellow Wagtails, Wheatear, 2 Green Sandpipers (Brian Stone)

Wicken Fen - 7 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Swifts (Dave Palmer)

Grafham Water - 3 Black Terns, 2 Little Egrets, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - WRYNECK reported from a private garden in the west of the city this morning (per Mark Hawkes)

Monday 8 September 2008

Monday, 8 September

Hauxton - NIGHTJAR in flight 07:00h (Richard Palmer)

Ouse Washes - COMMON CRANE from Rickwood Hide briefly this afternoon (Paul Harrington)

Milton CP - Tree Pipit over calling (Jonathan Heath)

Croydon - 2 Whinchats, 7+ Yellow Wagtails, Wheatear (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Godmanchester GPs, Cow Lane - Little Gull, 2 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers (Gareth Ridewood)

Grafham Water - 5+ Black Terns, 3 Siskins over, Wheatear (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - 3+ Marsh Harriers, 2 Barn Owls, 2 Water Rails, Cetti's Warbler, 500+ Swallows (Mark Peck)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cetti's Warbler, 2 Hobbies (Dave Anderson)

Sunday 7 September 2008

Sunday, 7 September

Paxton Pits - GANNET flew south at 10:20hr, juv. BAIRD'S SANDPIPER still (please follow directions below), Ruff (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells, Neal Parkin)

Foul Anchor - juv LONG-TAILED SKUA, pale morph ARCTIC SKUA, ad HONEY BUZZARD, Buzzard, 3+ Hobbies, Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 5 Whimbrels, 40 Knot, 60 Golden Plover, 20 Yellow Wagtails along the river this afternoon (Stuart Elsom, Richard Pateint)

Ouse Washes - DOTTEREL still in field between pub and visitors centre at 08:30h (David Hopkins)

Ouse Fen - 2 SPOONBILLS (Tony Mallyon); 12 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 10 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 6 Greenshanks, 20 Little Egrets, 2 Turnstones, male Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Hobby, Garganey, 6 Whinchats, 5 Wheatears (Richard Thomas et al.)

Witcham - 4 Redstarts still (David Hopkins)

Landbeach - 5 ARCTIC SKUAS over, Little Egret (Dick Newell)

Grafham Water - HONEY BUZZARD over 13:10hr, adult Little Gull (Jono Leadley); 4 Marsh Harriers through during day, Osprey still, c.7 Hobbies, 6 Black Terns, juv Arctic Tern, Pintail (Mark Hawkes)

Croydon - 3 Whinchats (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Fen Drayton GP - 11 Green Sandpipers, Wheatear (Neil Renwick)

Maxey Pits - 3 Whinchats, 6 Wheatears, 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Hobby (Chris Lines)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart still present this morning, 4 Spotted Flycatchers (Chaz Shaw); 8 Spotted Flycatchers by late afternoon and Crossbill over Orton Wistow (Matt Webb); Redstart still this evening, also Whinchat, Hobby (Don Gardener)

Wicken Fen - 7 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Barn Owls (Andrew Knights)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 11 Green Sandpipers, Wheatear (Neil Renwick)

Melbourn, Grange Farm - 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 5 Buzzard, Hobby, Merlin, 5 Golden Plover, 10 Wheatears, Turnstone over (Steve Cooper)

King's Dyke NR - Pied Flycatcher, Redstart (Geroge Walthew)

Saturday, 6 September

Paxton Pits - Juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER again. Please access only from Stirtloe. Park near sewage works, then follow road south, then east for 3/4 mile to view Pumphouse Pit. DO NOT access from Diddington, and DO NOT enter working areas of site. View from north or east side of pit only (Jamie Wells).

Grafham Water - MANX SHEARWATER, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, 6 Black Terns (Jono Leadley)

Ouse Washes - DOTTEREL near access road, in field between pub and visitor centre, 5 Garganey, Merlin, 40 Ruff (Richard Patient)

Witchford - COMMON CRANE over c.10:30h (Margaret Peyton)

Milton Country Park - Osprey over at 7:30hr, 2 Spotted Flycatchers (Jonathan Heath)

Cottenham - Osprey over at 10:10hr (Peter Herkenrath)

Waterbeach - Osprey at midday over pits (Colin Kirtland); 6 Wheatears (Gavin Paterson)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart, 12 Spotted Flycatchers (Matt Webb)

Witcham - 5 Whinchats, 8 Wheatears (David Hopkins)

Friday, 5 September

Maxey GP - 3 Whinchats (John Saunders)

Witcham - 3 Redstarts (David Hopkins)

Thursday 4 September 2008

Thursday, 4 September

Grafham Water - adult Osprey (flew off southeast early morning), c.6 Black Terns, Wheatear, Turnstone, 2 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes); adult Knot, Whinchat (Jono Leadley)

Ferry Meadows CP - 5 Black Terns, 18 Common Terns (Matt Webb)

Maxey GP - 3 Whinchats (Leon Smith)

Wednesday 3 September 2008

Wednesday, 3 September

Grafham Water - 6 Black Terns, Marsh Harrier, Turnstone (Jono Leadley); Whinchat (Colin Addington); adult Osprey still, 9 Black Terns in evening (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows CP - 3 Black Terns (Mike Weedon, Don Gardener)

Maxey GP - Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, 7 Green Sandpipers (John Saunders); Whinchat (Brian Stone)

Ferry Meadows - 3+ Black Terns, Little Egret (Mike Weedon); juv Black-tailed Godwit (Don Gardener)

Tuesday, 2 September

Grafham Water - 4 Black Terns, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Jono Leadley); 10 Black Terns in evening, 4 Little Egrets, Greenshank (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 13 Little Egrets, 3 Wheatears (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows CP - 5 Black Terns (Brian Stone)

Monday, 1 September

Grafham Water - 2 Black Terns (Jono Leadley)

Paxton Pits - Juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER still, Curlew Sandpiper (per

Ferry Meadows CP - 5 Black Terns (Mike Weedon); juv Shag (Stuart Pedley)

Sunday 31 August 2008

Sunday, 31 August

Paxton Pits - Juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER still (please follow directions below); Crossbill, 10 Turnstones, 3 Green Sandpiper, 13 Little Egret, 2 Black Terns, juv Little Gull, Wheatear (Jamie Wells, John Parslow, Mark Ward et al)

Grafham Water - Osprey, 2 Black Terns, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets, 6 Yellow Wagtails (Mark Hawkes); 2 Crossbills over east (Jono Leadley)

Castor Hanglands - 2 RAVENS over heading north (Derek Gruar)

Saturday 30 August 2008

Saturday, 30 August

Paxton Pits - Juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER still (please follow directions below); Also, 2 RAVENS over, WILLOW TIT, Osprey, 6 Sandwich Terns through, Greenshank (all per; Peregrine (Ken Hook)

Grafham Water - c.40 Black Terns, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2+ Little Egrets, 2 Hobbies (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton GP - PIED FLYCATCHER and Redstart between Holywell Lake and Windsurfing Pit (Richard Patient)

Hinchinbrooke Country Park - Black Tern (John Lindsell)

Maxey GP - Grey Plover over, 2 Avocets, 2 Turtle Doves (Chris Lines); Whinchat, 3 Wheatears, 6 Green Sandpiper, 10 Ringed Plovers (Mike Weedon)

Cam Washes (Waterbeach) - 2 Ruff, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Turtle Doves, Hobby (Jonathan & David Heath)

Friday 29 August 2008

Friday, 29 August

Paxton Pits - juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER still (per Please follow directions for viewing. Park by sewage works at Stirtloe,then walk south and east along tarmac road for around 1 mile. View pumphouse on right from road, or along east edge only. DO NOT access from Diddington, and DO NOT view from west side of pit, or the working areas of the site (this will upset the site manager and could damage relationships withlocals). Also Osprey over 17:51h, Wheatear, Hobby, 2 Grey Wagtails over, 7 Yellow Wagtails, Spotted Flycatcher, 3+ Green Sandpipers, 3+ Greenshanks, 11 Little Egrets (Stuart Elsom)

Grafham Water - Whinchat below dam still this morning (Colin Addington); 4 Sanderlings, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Stapleford - 8 Crossbills south over Magog Down (Iain Webb)

Thursday 28 August 2008

Thursday, 28 August

Paxton Pits - juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER still (per Martin Davis). Please follow directions for viewing. Park by sewage works at Stirtloe,then walk south and east along tarmac road for around 1 mile. View pumphouse on right from road, or along east edge only. DO NOT access from Diddington, and DO NOT view from west side of pit, or the working areas of the site (this will upset the site manager and could damage relationships withlocals).

Maxey GP - Little Egret, 2 Wheatears, 6 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 4 tundrae Ringed Plovers (Mike Weedon)

Buckden GP - 2 Greenshanks, 3 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, Sanderling (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Green Sandpipers (Neil Renwick)

Wednesday 27 August 2008

Wednesday, 27 August

Paxton Pits - juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER on Pumphouse pit (Martin Davis et al). Please follow directions for viewing. Park by sewage works at Stirtloe, then walk south and east along tarmac road for around 1 mile. View pumphouse pit on right from road, or along east edge only. DO NOT access from Diddington, and DO NOT wander onto the working areas of the site (this will upset the site manager and could damage relationships withlocals).

Tuesday 26 August 2008

Tuesday, 26 August

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 SPOONBILLS from the Grose Hide 19:15-20:15h (Stephen Green); Spotted Redshank, 28 Ruffs, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Garganey, 6 Golden Plovers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Gavin Paterson)

Maxey Pits - Wheatear, 5 ad tundrae Ringed Plovers & Spotted Redshank over calling, 08:20h (Mike Weedon, Chris Orders)

Ferry Meadows - Spotted Redshank over west, calling, 08:35h (Matt Webb)

Wicken Fen - 5 Green Sandpipers, 3 Little Egrets (Dave Palmer);

Cam Washes - Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Common Sandpiper, 27 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Ruffs, Yellow Wagtail (Gavin Paterson)

Monday 25 August 2008

Monday, 25 August

Maxey GP - juv Winchat on bend left of dog bite bench, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Green Sandpiper (Chris Lines, Chris Orders)

Congington - fem. PIED FLYCATCHER in private garden (Sarah Kelman)

Over - fem/juv Redstart along Overcote Road (Jeremy Lindsell)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern, Spotted Flycatcher, (Ray & Will Bowell)

Maxey GP - 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (Ray & Will Bowell)

Stirtloe Pits - 2 Greenshank, Ruff, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Egrets and Goldeneye (Bob Scott)

Cam Washes - 2 Garganey, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 4 Avocet, Barn Owl (Colin Kirtland)

Paxton Pits - Shag on Heronry South Pit, 2 Greenshank, c17 Little Egret Bar-headed Goose (Steffan W)

Sunday, 24 August

Fen Drayton - 46 Little Egrets roosted on island in Ferry Lagoon, viewed from riverside path (Richard Allison)

Fowlmere - juv Shag (Ade Cooper)

Grafham Water - Little Egret, 5+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - 2 Greenshanks, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GP - 2 Wheatears, 12+ Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers (Chris Lines)

Helpston - 6 Whimbrel over west 18:00h (Richard Astle)

Sunday 24 August 2008

Saturday, 23 August

Grafham Water - drake Common Scoter, Grey Plover, juv. Shag still off Marlow, Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, 9 Buzzards (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Juvenile Shag on Heronry South Pit (Jamie Wells); 2 Green Sandpipers on Washout Pit (Steve May)

Nene Low Wash - 10 Wheatears, Whinchat, 3 Grey Wagtails in the vicinity of the tractor sheds (Peter Beesley); SPOONBILL flew west 16:43h, Curlew, 2 Hobbies, 4+ Whinchats, 10+ Wheatear s(Jamie Wilson)

Cam Washes - 29 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Ruffs, 2 Greenshanks, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Golden Plovers, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Grey Partridges, 5 Avocets (Jonathan and David Heath)

Maxey Pits - Wheatear, Turnstone (Mike Weedon)

Friday 22 August 2008

Friday, 22 August

Ferry Meadows - juv Mediterranean Gull this morning (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - juv Shag still present (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 2 juv Shags still (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - 2 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - juv Shag on Overton Lake (Chris Park)

Thursday 21 August 2008

Thursday, 21 August

Over - PIED FLYCATCHER along Fen End Road; TL382.707 (Richard Thomas); still present 18:20h (Jeremy Lindsell)

Grafham Water - 5 Shags; 3 juveniles on boom, 2 juveniles off dam (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley); 2+ Black Terns, 4 Wheatears, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - juvenile Shag still (Martin Davis); 2 Curlews, 8 Green Sandpipers over, 3 Common Sandpipers (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Wheatear (Matt Webb); 3 Spotted Flycatchers, possible Crossbill (Brian Stone); Shag on Overton Lake from 18:45h (Matt Webb)

Ouse Fen - Green Sandpiper, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruffs, 6 Little Egrets (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 28 Black-tailed Godwits which departed at 19:45h, 8 Green Sandpipers, 6 Ruffs, 2 Greenshanks, Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl (David & Jonathan Heath)

Wednesday 20 August 2008

Wednesday, 20 August

Grafham Water - 3 juvenile Shags by fishing lodge (Colin Addington, Jono Leadley); Turnstone, 3 Wheatears (Colin Addington); 2 Black Terns (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - juvenile Shag, 3 Curlews, 19 Little Egrets, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpipers (Jamie Wells)

Nene Washes RSPB, Low Wash - 12 Wheatear, 5 Whinchat, 2 Common Sandpiper (Charlie Kitchin)

Hatley St. George - Crossbill in a private garden 07:45h this morning (Katie Fuller)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wheatears, Greenshank, 19 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Tuesday 19 August 2008

Tuesday, 19 August

Ferry Meadows - Shag on Gunwade Lake towards north-east corner, also juv Arctic Tern, Common Sandpiper (Brian Stone)

Maxey Pits - fem Wheatear, 11 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank, 8 Little Ringed Plovers (Ray & Will Bowell)

Grafham Water - 3 ad Black Terns off Mander CP, 3 Wheatears below dam, Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpipers, Water Rail (Mark Hawkes)

Cam washes, Waterbeach - Curlew briefly, 5 Ruff, 6 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Barn Owl (Jonathan & David Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 43+ Little Egrets to roost on island in Ferry Lagoon (Neil Renwick)

Monday, 18 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - PURPLE HERON flew into reeds at north-east corner of Elney Lake 09:55h (

Grafham Water - Black Tern off Mander, 2 Wheatears on the dam (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - Shag on Gunwade Lake 20:10h (Brian Stone); Shag roosting by the watersports centre 20:37h and Curlew over (Mike Weedon); also Hobby, 30+ Common Terns (Matt Webb)

Witcham - Merlin (David Hopkins)

Maxey Pits - Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover (Mike Weedon)

Monday 18 August 2008

Sunday, 17 August

Wicken Fen - GREAT SKUA over the ringing area 09:25h (Peter Stronach, Robin Ward)

Fen Drayton - PURPLE HERON in flight 20:15h, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers, juv Black Tern, 2 Hobbies, 30 Little Egrets to roost (Richard Patient); 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE on Ferry Lagoon, Turtle Dove, 8 Green Sandpiper (Mike Everett); 3 Garganey (Mark Ward); Whimbrel (Neil Renwick)

Over Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Greenshank, 14 Little Egret, Barn Owl, Hobby (Gavin Paterson)

Grafham Water - Greenshank, Hobby, adult Black Tern with c.120 Common Terns off Mander (Jono Leadley); 3 Wheatears on dam c.08:00h (Chris Mackley)

Paxton Pits - Black Tern, 5 Wheatear, 18 Little Egret, Buzzard, 7 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover, 7+ Yellow Wag (Jamie Wells)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sadnpipers, Greenshank, Hobby (Chris Lines)

Saturday, 16 August

Grafham Water - juv Marsh Harrier over Dudney Creek, 3 Wheatears on the dam (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday 16 August 2008

Friday, 15 August

Monks Wood - Crossbill (Richard Broughton)

Cambs Washes - Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, 350 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 5 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper (Colin Kirtland)

Maxey Pits - 12 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, female Wheatear, 2 Turtle Doves (Chris Lines)

Waresley - Wheatear (Graham Askew)

Friday 15 August 2008

Thursday, 14 August

Grafham Water - Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Sanderling, 2 Green Sandpipers, 5 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GP - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 9 Green Sandpipers, 3 Avocet, 6 Ringed Plover (John Saunders)

Wednesday 13 August 2008

Wednesday, 13 August

Grafham Water - 2 Wheatears, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GP - Wood Sandpiper (John Saunders), 12 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Avocets, 15+ Green Sandpipers (Will Bowell)

Tuesday 12 August 2008

Tuesday, 12 August

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA at west end until 21:10h, Whimbrel & Wheatear (Jono Leadley)

St. Neots - Crossbill over Childs Pond Road (Richard Bashford)

Paxton Pits - Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Pintail, 4 Green Sandpipers (Jamie Wells)

Monday 11 August 2008

Monday, 11 August

Toft - probable BLACK KITE south over the golf course 09:00h (Clive Sinclair)

Grafham Water - Turnstone on the dam this morning (Colin Addington), adult Mediterranean Gull, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey Pits - Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Dunlin, Ruff (Brian Stone)

Hemingford Grey - 7 Crossbills over east this afternoon (Mike Everett)

Sunday 10 August 2008

Sunday, 10th August

Grafham Water - Pied Flycatcher reported at north end of dam around 9am (David Hollin); 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, drk Ruddy Duck (Mark Hawkes); 2 Arctic Tern with c.30 Common Tern off Mander this evening (Jono Leadley)

Saturday, 9th August

Fen Drayton - 22 Little Egrets in the cormorant roost at Ferry Lagoon, 5 green sandpiper, 2 Greenshank at Holywell Lake (Duncan McNiven)

Maxey GP - juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Etton Road, juv Wood Sandpiper, 4+ Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (Mike Weedon)

Over Fen - Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, Hobby (Gavin Paterson)

Friday 8 August 2008

Friday, 8 August

Comberton - 1st year/fem PIED FLYCATCHER in a private garden briefly this morming (Mike Crosby)

Grafham Water - Egyptian Goose flew east, 4 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls in roost (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - juv Arctic Tern, 10 Common Tern on Gunwade (Matt Webb)

Maxey Pits - summer plumage KNOT, Green Sandpiper from Woodgate Lane, 3+ Green Sandpiper from Etton Road (Brian Stone, John Saunders); 2 Wood Sandpiper, Knot still present this evening (Will Bowell et al.)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, 2 Greenshank, Little Egret (Jonathan & David Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 22 Little Egret, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank (Duncan McNiven)

Thursday 7 August 2008

Thursday, 7 August

Eldernell - Corncrake calling briefly near the car park this morning (Max Catterwell)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Avocet, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 2 Kingfisher (Brian Stone)

Grafham water - 3+ juv Mediterranean Gull off the sailing club by 20:45h, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 9 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday 6 August 2008

Wednesday, 6 August

Ferry Meadows - WOOD WARBLER in trees along the mound as you walk over the pontoon bridge between Overton and Gunwade Lakes 08:25h (Matt Webb)

Southey Wood - 5+ Crossbill near the main track at TF108027 this morning (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - 2 Turnstone on the dam this morning (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton - Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank on Holywell (Mike Clydesdale); Bittern flew out of reeds on Holywell 12:15h, also 8 Green Sandpiper & 2 Little Egret on the reserve (Andy Cotton)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 16 Avocet, 8 Greenshank, c.15 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 6 Little Egret, Cuckoo (Jonathan & David Heath)

Tuesday 5 August 2008

Tuesday, 5 August

Eldernell - Wheatear (Charlie Kitchin)

Ferry Meadows - SPOONBILL at Lynch Lake 08:45h but headed off west soon after, also Wheatear (Matt Webb); SPOONBILL viewable from first hide after visitor centre 16:10h (Howard Butler); still present 19:40h at least (Will Bowell)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Mike Clydesdale); 6 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Egyptian Goose (Andy Cotton)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper (Will Bowell)

Paxton Pits - 16 Redshank, 7 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 16 Little Egret, 39 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Monday 4 August 2008

Monday, 4 August

Grafham Water - 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper in lagoons (Jono Leadley)

Maxey Pits - Wheatear, juv Wood Sandpiper, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 3+ Common Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper, 6+ Green Sandpiper, 6+ Snipe, Little Egret and Kingfisher on Holywell (Dave Anderson)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Wood Sandpiper, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Avocet, 9 Greenshank, 15 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Barn Owl, Cuckoo (Jonathan & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - 4 Green Sandpiper, 13 Little Egret (Martin Davis)

Sunday, 3 August

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, 16+ Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 3 summer plumage islandica Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Ringed Plover, 9 Green Sandpiper, 9+ Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Maxey GP - Little Stint, Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (John Saunders); also Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Wood Sandpiper, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Avocet, 7 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, c.15 Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 4 Little Egret, 12+ Snipe, 4 Dunlin, 340 Lapwing, Turtle Dove (Hugh Venables)

Whittlesey - Wheatear (Matt Francis)

Grafham Water - 2 Whimbrel over west 20:30h (Jono Leadley); 2 juv Yellow-legged Gull on the dam (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 2 August

Maxey GP - 2 Turnstone, Dunlin (Chris Lines)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Wood Sandpiper, 16 Avocet, 6+ Greenshank, 20 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Snipe, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit this morning (Jonathan & David Heath); also 3 Common Tern, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Cuckoo this evening (Stuart Sharp)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, Turnstone, Buzzard, 11 Ringed Plover, 7 Green Sandpiper, 12 Common Sandpiper (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sanderling, 11 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 15+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Whittlesey - Turtle Dove (Matt Francis)

Hartford on Thursday 31st July - CATTLE EGRET reported on River Ouse "near Pontoons" (per Mark Hawkes)

Friday 1 August 2008

Friday, 1 August

Grafham Water - c.25 Black Tern off Mander CP 08:00h, Little Egret over east (Mark Hawkes); 2 Sanderling on the dam 11:00h (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, 17 Little Egret, 11 Common Sandpiper, 40 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 6 Little Egret, 16 Avocet, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 13 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 10 Snipe, Dunlin, possible Little Stint briefly (Owen Marks); Garganey, 22 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper later in the day (Colin Kirtland)

Cambridge, Trumpington - c.18 Black-tailed Godwit over south (Mike Foley)

Thursday 31 July 2008

Thursday, 31 July

Grafham Water - 52 Black Terns off Mander CP until departing east at c.08:40h (Jono Leadley); 56+ Black Tern off Mander CP but mobile, Mediterranean Gull, c.30 Yellow-legged Gull, Turnstone over east, 5 + Common Sandpiper, Mandarin east towards lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Isleham Water Meadows - 8 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Ben Green)

Cam Washes - 12+ Avocet, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, c.20 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Ruff (Jonathan Heath); Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Jonathan Heath & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 11 Green Sandpiper, Turnstone heard (Jamie Wells); 26 Little Egret, 11 Common Sandpiper, 50 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Wednesday 30 July 2008

Wednesday, 30 July

Hardwick Wood - Hobby (Clive Sinclair)

Maxey GP - 3 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper (John Saunders et al.)

Grafham Water - Osprey over north at midday (per

Tuesday 29 July 2008

Tuesday, 29 July

Maxey GP - 2 Ruff, Golden Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (Brian Stone)

Wicken Fen - 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, fem Marsh Harrier, Turtle Dove (Peter Stockwell)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 11 Ringed Plover this evening (Jamie Wells); 26 Little Egret, 9 Common Sandpiper, 64 Yellow-legged Gull, juv Yellow Wagtail, 383 Lapwing earlier in the afternoon (Martin Davis)

Toft - family of 4 Spotted Flycatchers (Clive Sinclair)

Cam washes, Waterbeach - 10 Little Egret, 10 Avocet, 20+ Green Sandpiper, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 5+ Snipe, Ruff, Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank (Richard Hall)

Monday 28 July 2008

Monday, 28 July

Paxton Pits - 26 Yellow-legged Gull, Turtle Dove, Hobby, Golden Plover, 3+ Green Sandpiper, 8+ Common Sandpiper, 27+ Little Egret (Martin Davis)

Eversden Wood - 5 Buzzard (Clive Sinclair)

Grafham water - 2 juv Mediterranean Gull off lagoons, Hobby over, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Cottenham, Long Drove - Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Little Owl, Barn Owl (David Heath)

Sunday 27 July 2008

Sunday, 27 July

Paxton Pits - 19 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 8+ Common Sandpiper, 6+ Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, & Buzzard over Diddington village (Jamie Wells); 25 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes); 5 Turnstone, 80+ Yellow-legged Gull, juv Mediterranean Gull this evening (Richard Patient)

Cam Washes - 5 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Oystercatcher, 10 Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 10 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper (Jonathan and David Heath)

Grafham Water - 2 juv Mediterranean Gulls, 11+ Yellow-legged Gulls, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - 4 Little Egret, Hobby, 5 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, fem Red-crested Pochard (Richard Patient)

Saturday 26 July 2008

Saturday, 26 July

Witcham - BLACK STORK circled over at 10:10hr (David Hopkins)

Dry Drayton - possible Black Stork over 14:40h but very distant (Ken Hook)

Grafham Water - 2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls off Mander mid-morning (Jono Leadley)

Cambs Washes - 9 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 7 Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 9 Golden Plover, Oystercatcher, 4+ Yellow Wagtail (Andy Massey)

Ferry Meadows - ad summer BLACK-NECKED GREBE on Overton lake this evening (Matt Webb)

Friday 25 July 2008

Friday, 25 July

Paxton Pits - 3 adult Curlew Sandpipers, 16 Little Egrets, 4 Green Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 2 Ruff, (Martin Davis) 2 juv Mediterranean Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper (Jono Leadley)

Ouse Fen - Curlew on Cell 1 this morning (Andy Cotton)

Maxey GP - 8 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper (Brian Stone)

Thursday 24 July 2008

Thursday, 24 july

Maxey GP - ad summer Golden Plover, 500 Lapwing, 9 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ruff, Snipe, Hobby (Brian Stone, Malc Holley)

Paxton Pits - Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 20+ Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 34 Yellow-legged Gull, 15+ Little Egret, Hobby (Martin Davis); 1+ Turnstone, 5 Green Sandpipers, 6+ Common Sandpipers, ad Golden Plover, Greenshank this evening (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Turnstone, Hobby this evening (Matt Webb)

Fen Ditton - Golden Plover over east (David Heath)

Grafham Water - Whimbrel over south (Colin Addington)

Witcham - 5+ Curlews over south-east this evening (David Hopkins)

Wednesday, 23 July

Earith sluice - Black Swan (David Henderson)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern (Matt Webb)

Tanholt GP - 5 Yellow-legged Gull (Kevin Du Rose)

Paxton Pits - LITTLE TERN for c.30 min before flying south, c.40 Common Tern, Whimbrel over south, 17+ Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 21 Ringed Plover, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail over, Grasshopper Warbler still singing (Jamie Wells); 43 Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis)

Tuesday 22 July 2008

Tuesday, 22 July

Maxey GP - Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Pover, Ruff, c.600 Lapwing (Brian Stone)

Bassingbourn - Buzzard over c.10:15h (Jeff Hacon)

Grafham Water - ad Mediterranean Gull off Mander, Mandarin in Dudney Creek, 9+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - 7 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 5 Green Sandpiper, 11 Little Egret, Kingfisher and a large hawk species with jesses (Jonathan & David Heath); possibly a Harris Hawk (Gavin Pateson)

Tanholt GP - Caspian Gull, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull, Turtle Dove (Kevin Du Rose)

Roswell Pits, Ely - 2 Little Egrets over and 2 Green Sandpiper between the pits and the railway bridge (Andrew Balmford)

Monday, 21 July

Grafham Water - 2 ad summer Little Gull off Mander CP 20:30h, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Sunday 20 July 2008

Sunday, 20 July

Grafham Water - 1st-summer Arctic Tern still, Turnstone (Jono Leadley)

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 20+ Yellow-legged Gull (Neal Parkin); 2 Common Sandpiper, 13 Dunlin, 8+ islandica Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler, c.150 Swift (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - 2 COMMON CRANE over towards Cambs and possibly landed in the Cambs section of the Washes 06:30h (Leigh Marshall)

Saturday, 19 July

Fowlmere - SANDWICH TERN flew south at 10:30h (Rob Jones)

Wicham - 2 FIRECRESTS in private garden (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water - 1st-summer Arctic Tern, Little Egret, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - 7+ Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Godmanchester GP - Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - Green Sandpiper and at least 8 Little Egrets (Stuart Sharp)

Cam Washes - 7 Little Egret, 3 Avocet, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper (Jonathan and David Heath)

Maxey GP - Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper (John Saunders); 22+ islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin (Will Bowell)

Paxton Pits - 11 Little Egret, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Friday 18 July 2008

Friday, 18 July

Great Gransden - Buzzard c.14:10h (Graham Askew)

Sawston - 2 Buzzard over 16:15h (Martin Leader)

Fen Drayton - Bittern, 5 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Kingfisher, Barn Owl (Mike Clydesdale)

Thursday 17 July 2008

Thursday, 17 July

Maxey GP - 17 Dunlin, 8 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 7 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Swift (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - Knot, 2 Sanderling, 3 Green Sandpiper, 11+ Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells); 11 Little Egret, fem Red-crested Pochard, 5 Dunlin, 16 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover (John Parslow)

Wednesday 16 July 2008

Wednesday, 16 July

Nene Washes - 2 COMMON CRANE at March Farmers still, viewable from south barrier bank one mile east of Eldernell; Corncrake calling on Low Wash (Jonathan Taylor)

Peterborough, Werrington - OSPREY over Hodgson Avenue 08:30h (Jonathan Taylor)

Great Gransden - Hobby 10:40h (Graham Askew)

Serpentine BP - 3 Hobby, 2 Buzzard (Paul Taylor)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Little Egret, 3 ad Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail; also Whinchat & 2 Turtle Dove nearby at Waterbeach Long Drove (Jonathan & David Heath)

Tuesday 15 July 2008

Tuesday, 15 July

Woodwalton Fen - 2 COMMON CRANES still (Nick Hammond)

Ouse Washes - 42 Little Egret, 4 Common Tern, 7 Ruff, Greenshank, 2 Garganey, 144 Lapwing (Gavin Paterson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Turtle Dove (Dave Anderson); also 7 Green Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Marsh Harrier (Duncan McNiven)

Haslingfield - 2 Barn Owls east of the village (Saimon Clark)

Monday, 14 July

Ramsey - possible Black Stork over NW at midday (Marion Criswell)

Buckden GP - Garganey, Egyptian Goose, 5 Little Egrets, Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes)

From Thursday, 10 July: Earith - NIGHT HERON north over the causeway 16:45h (Barbara York)

Monday 14 July 2008

Sunday, 13 July

Landbeach - 4 Whimbrel over south (Dick Newell)

Ouse Washes - ad SPOONBILL from Gross Hide 13:55h, 71 Little Egret, 3 Turtle Dove, 7 Marsh Harriers, 6 Garganey, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, Whooper Swan, 18 Ruff, 1500 Lapwing, 11 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Yellow-legged Gull (Ade Cooper, Richard Patient)

Weybridge GP - 2 Hobby, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Curlew, 3 Turtle Dove (Dave Anderson); also Barn Owl this evening (Gavin Paterson)

Tanholt Pit - Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Kingfisher, Buzzard over south (David Chambers)

Paxton Pits - 16 Little Egret, Garganey, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, c.300 Lapwing (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Saturday, 12 July

Grafham Water - ad Hobby, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, 200+ Sand Martin (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - 2 Garganey, 3 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Eldernell - OSPREY perched and eating a fish 16:40h

Fen Drayton Lakes - Curlew over, c.400 Sand Martin, Little Egret, 200 Lapwing, Hobby, Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher (Peter Herkenrath)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 3 ad Avocet, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 9 Green Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Turtle Dove (Jonathan & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - 16+ Little Egret, Pintail, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Greenshank, 8 Common Sandpiper, 6 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, Grasshopper Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Friday, 11 July

Fen Drayton Lakes - Hobby, 2 Turtle Dove, 7 Green Sandpiper, c.180 Sand martin (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - 7+ Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove, Marsh Harrier, 4 Black-tailed Godwit (Stuart Sharp)

Paxton Pits - 15 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Sanderling, Greenshank, 8 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 15 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, Grasshopper Warbler (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Friday 11 July 2008

Thursday, 10 July

Cam Washes - 9 Green Sandpiper (Owen Marks); 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 9 Turtle Doves (David Heath)

Paxton Pits - 12 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler (Jamie Wells)

Sutton Gault - Greenshank (Staurt Sharp)

Wednesday 9 July 2008

Wednesday, 9 July

Eynesbury - 5 Little Egret over east 06:55h (Mark Hawkes)

Landbeach - Crossbill this morning (Dick Newell)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turtle Dove, Egyptian Goose, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit (Andy Cotton); also 115 Swift and a Hobby this evening (Gavin Paterson)

Witcham - 14 Whimbrel over south-west c.13:00h (David Hopkins)

Tuesday 8 July 2008

Tuesday, 8 July

St. Neots - 5 Whimbrel over south 08:20h (Mark Ward)

Cambridge - Marsh Harrier by A14/M11 junction 09:25h (Sue Rogers)

Fowlmere - c.250 Swifts low over wheat fields between the village and the A505 at 09:00h (Gareth Rees)

Hemingford Grey - 4 Crossbills over south-east this morning (Mike Everett)

Grafham Water - Osprey 13:54 h (BirdGuides)

Orton Malborne - Red Kite over (Kev Wicks)

Maxey GPs - 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper (Chris Lines)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 9 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Kingfisher (Dave Anderson)

Monday, 7 July

Fen Drayton Lakes - c.700 Sand Martins, 200+ Swifts, Bittern briefly, 2 Little Egrets this morning (Mike Everett); 10+ Green Sandpiper, 14 Little Egrets this evening (Dave Anderson)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Little Ringed Plover, 3 Avocet, 5 Common Sandpiper, 6+ Green Sandpiper, 60+ Sand Martins, 2 Common Tern, Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier (David and Jonathan Heath)

Grafham Water - GREEN-WINGED TEAL in south-west corner of lagoons this evening, also female Mandarin, ad limosa Black-tailed Godwit (Jono Leadley)

Monday 7 July 2008

Sunday, 6 July

Grafham Water - Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, male Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Little Egret, Hobby, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, Dunlin, 5+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Turtle Dove (Jonathan & David Heath)

Chain Corner - 59 Little Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby, Spotted Redshank over (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 3+ Little Egret, Peregrine over, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells)

Maxey GP - 7 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 9 Little Ringed Plover, 16 Common Tern (Mike Weedon)

Saturday, 5 July

Cam Washes, Upware - 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - 6 Little Egret, Garganey, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler still singing (Jamie Wells)

Chain Corner - 85 Little Egret, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby (Richard Patient)

Cottenham - 5 Crossbill at Monksilver Nursery c.15:ooh (Viv Connor)

Friday 4 July 2008

Friday, 4 July

Grafham Water - ad RED-NECKED GREBE in Dudney Creek 09:25h (Colin Addington)

Monks Wood - c.30 Crossbills 05:30h (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - 14 Little Egret, 1+ Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 20+ Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Tern, Grasshopper Warbler singing (Jamie Wells)

Landbeach - Quail this morning (Dick Newell)

Thursday 3 July 2008

Thursday, 3 July

Grafham Water - ad RED-NECKED GREBE off Mander CP (Colin Addington); asleep in Littless Creek 13:30h (Mark Hawkes); Black Tern, Greenshank (Jono Leadley); 13 Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Monks Wood - 11 Crossbills (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - Common Tern over the Cam along the college backs 06:30h (Peter Young)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Hobby (Andy Cotton)

Sutton Gault - 47 Little Egrets this evening (Mark Peck)

Wednesday 2 July 2008

Wednesday, 2 July

Stow Longa - BLACK STORK circling over Bicton Ind. Estate at 09:52-10.10hr, moving west (Allen Pocock)

Caldecote - Quail calling from a wheat field nearby 08:00h (Richard Jones) again at 19:00h, heard from field entrance at TL14648862 (Duncan Ritchie)

Cambridge - Crossbill south over Huntingdon Road 13:00h (Richard Hall)

Witcham - 3 Crossbills over this morning (David Hopkins)

Nr. Monks Wood - c50 Crossbills in a private wood with no public access (Richard Broughton)

Nene Washes - Corncrake calling 21:20h (Luise Addison)

Tuesday 1 July 2008

Tuesday, 1 July

Nene Washes - SPOONBILL again on High Wash two fields west of Dog-in-a-Doublet to 08:30h at least (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - Greenshank (Colin Addington)

Monday 30 June 2008

Monday, 30 June

Nene Washes - SPOONBILL again on High Wash in evening, then flew east (Kevin Durose); Hobby (Max Catterwell)

Sutton Gault - SPOTTED CRAKE calling from counterwash north of causeway 12:30h (Mark Peck)

Fen Drayton - Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Mike Everett)

Trumpington, Cambridge - Red Kite over east 10:55h (mike Foley)

Grafham Water - 11 Yellow-legged Gulls, 8+ Common Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Dry Drayton - Barn Owl, Little Owl to south of church 21:40h (Ken & Maggie Hook)

Sunday 29 June 2008

Sunday, 29 June

Kings Dyke NR - male MONTAGU'S HARRIER over at 07:00h (Phil Parker)

Nene Washes - 19 Little Egrets, Hobby, 2 Black-tailed Godwits (Don Gardener); calling CORNCRAKE 200 yards west of the CP and another 300 yards before Lord's Holt (Peter Beesley)

Ely - Red Kite over 13:30h (Robin Henderson)

Grafham Water - 1st summer Mediterranean Gull in lagoons (Jono Leadley)

Saturday, 28 June

Grafham Water - drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL in lagoons at 15:00h (Colin Addington) still present at 20.55h (Mark Hawkes); Black-tailed Godwit (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - Red-crested Pochard, 7 Little Egrets, 3 Hobbies (Jamie Wells)

Diddington - 2 Spotted Flycatchers (Jamie Wells)

Friday 27 June 2008

Friday, 27 June

Nene Washes - SPOONBILL and 13 Little Egrets near North Bank 500 m west of Dog-in-a-Doublet (Charlie Kitchin); SPOONBILL still present with 15 Little Egrets 16:30h, also CORNCRAKE by low wash drove gate (Jonathan Taylor)

Monks Wood - 6+ Crossbills this afternoon (Rich Broughton)

Thursday 26 June 2008

Thursday, 26 June

Grafham water - LITTLE TERN at north end of dam 17:10-17:45h (Colin Addington, Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - 3+ Crossbills west over the railway station 09:50h (Stuart Sharp)

Wicken Fen - Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret, Common Tern, pair of Marsah Harrier; also 3 Buzzard at Burwell (Dave Palmer)

Bar Hill GC - Red Kite over 16:00-16:10h (Mike Clydesdale)

Dry Drayton - Red Kite over 16:25h (Ken Hook)

Wednesday, 25 June

Maxey GP - 10 Green Sandpipers this evening (John Saunders)

Tuesday 24 June 2008

Tuesday, 24 June

Chatteris - BLACK KITE reported over A142 at 08:50h (per

Grafham Water - Black Tern (Jono Leadley)

Barnack Hills and Holes - Red Kite 12:30h (John Harding)

Sutton Gault - SPOTTED CRAKE calling intermitently around midnight, one south of the causeway but distant and another north of the causeway (Mark Peck)

Monday 23 June 2008

Monday, 23 June

Earith - NIGHT HERON 12:20h (per Still present this evening (Graham Hirons). In willows on other side of the R.Ouse from Westview Marina but would be viewable from where the footpath runningbetween Berry Fen SSSI and the marina meets the river.

Grafham Water - Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ringed Plover & 6 Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Sunday, 22 June

Eldernell - 2 Corncrakes calling from near the carpark at 21:15h

Grafham Water - Hobby (David Hollin)

Sunday 22 June 2008

Saturday, 21 June

Fen Drayton - Common Scoter on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes - 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, Marsh Harrier (Gavin Paterson)

Great Raveley - Red Kite (Gavin Paterson)

Sutton Gault - Spotted Crake calling again this evening, also pair of Garganey, Hobby, 2 Barn Owl (Hugh Venables)

Friday 20 June 2008

Friday, 20 June

Bedford Purlieus - Crossbill calling along western edge this morning (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - Crossbill flew west over Mander (Jono Leadley)

Guilden Morden - Common Buzzard & Little Owl on the Shingay road (Paul Rule)

Fen Drayton - pair Turtle Dove, Hobby, Barn Owl (Gavin Paterson); Turtle Dove in private garden in village (Dave Anderson)

Sutton Gault - 2 Spotted Crakes calling again this evening (Peter Stockwell)

Thursday, 19 June

Over - Red Kite (Richard Thomas)

Maxey GP - 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Avocets, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Chris Lines)

Sutton Gault - 2 Spotted Crake, 4+ Water Rail, 8+ Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl, fem Marsh Harrier (Mark Peck)

Fen Drayton - Turtle Dove feeding beneath a bird-table in a private garden (Dave Anderson)

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Wednesday, 18 June

Chain Corner - NIGHT HERON late this evening, also male Garganey, 7 Little Egrets over (Mike Everett)

Sutton Gault - 2 SPOTTED CRAKE calling just south of the causeway from c.21:00h (Mike Everett)

Maxey GP - Green Sandpiper, Hobby (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - Crossbill over Mander CP 07:50h (Jono Leadley)

Tuesday 17 June 2008

Tuesday, 17 June

Earith - Earith - NIGHT HERON at 14:00h about half way between Earith and Sutton Gault, near small flooded willow wood, almost as far up as Jolly Bankers flood gates (Penny Reeves); no sign of the Cattle Egret first thing this morning (

Sutton Gault - 2 SPOTTED CRAKE calling, both heard from the causeway (Mark Peck)

Monday 16 June 2008

Monday, 16 June

Earith - NIGHT HERON this morning 10:46h c.100 yards north of KLM building (Nigel Sprowell); still present this lunchtime (Jim Lawrence et al.); still present 20:20h (Stuart Sharp). Park carefully in Ind. estate, and walk north up raised bank - please keep below bank to avoid disturbance. Opposite Westview Marina, a summer plumage Spotted Redshank at 19:00h (Graham Hirons)

Sutton Gault - 2 SPOTTED CRAKE calling, 7 Water Rail, 34 Little Egret, 2 male Garganey, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Barn Owl, Tawny Owl (Mark Peck)

Maxey GP - 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Avocets, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Dunlin, Barn Owl (Chris Lines)

Paxton Pits - 2 Black Tern, Grey Plover, 5 Little Egret, Red-crested Pochard, 12 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover (John Parslow)

Sunday 15 June 2008

Sunday, 15 June

Earith / Ouse Washes - a very mobile summer plumaged CATTLE EGRET with 15 little egrets in the washland opposite Westview Marina (Graham Hirons); later at the Ouse Washes near Earith (David Griffiths) and at Sutton gault early evening, also 12 Little Egrets, 3 Garganey, Hobby (Mark Peck); NIGHT HERON this evening c.100 yards north of KLM factory in Earith, viewed from west bank (Richard Patient, Ade Cooper); later joined by the CATTLE EGRET 21:00h (Mark Hawkes et al.)

Ouse north of Brownshill Staunch - NIGHT HERON flew along river and appeared to drop in the area south of Bluntisham Church (Richard Thomas)

Needingworth - 7 CROSSBILLS south-west over cricket ground (Graham Hirons)

Grafham Water - OSPREY around west end, 2 Avocet in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Ely - 2 CROSSBILLS over (Duncan Poyser)

Gamlingay - QUAIL calling in evening from barley field (Mark Thomas)

Wicken Fen - 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Cetti's Warblers, Green Sandpiper (David & Jonathan Heath)

Quy - pair of buzzards over the A14 (Ian Anderson)

Paxton Pits - 11 Hobbies, 6+ Little Egrets (Jamie Wells)