Monday 31 March 2008

Monday, 31 March

Clopton - CATTLE EGRET still north of B662 near Grange Farm (per

Grafham Water - ROCK PIPIT on dam in evening (Colin Addington)

Sawston - House Martin near the Spicer's factory along the bypass (Anne Howard)

Paxton Pits - Avocet early evening (Martin Davis)

Little Paxton - 6 House Martins by the mill (Bob Scott)

Bevill's Wood - c.50 Siskin, 3 Redpoll (Rich Broughton)

Sutton Gault - 5 Water Pipits, 5 Little Egrets, 9 Black-tailed Godwits (Mark Peck)

Over - 3 calling Tawny Owls (Andy Cotton)

Cambridge - Little Egret at A14 bridge over the railway (Will Burdett)

Mare Fen - Little Egret, 50+ Ruff (Andy Cotton)

Sunday 30 March 2008

Sunday, 30 March

Clopton - CATTLE EGRET still north of B662 near Grange Farm, also 3 Common Buzzards and 150 Common Gulls (Peter Herkenwrath); 3 Swallows (Kathleen Rosewarne and Ian Barton)

Swaddywell - RING OUZEL, Peregrine (Mick Beeson)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Woodwalton - 3 Red Kites, 2 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Grey Partridge (Duncan & Debbie McNiven); male Hen Harrier, Barn Owl(Luise Addison)

Grafham Water - Ring-necked Parakeet in a tree by the entrance to Mander Car Park (Jono Leadley); 1+ singing Willow Warblers along the north shore (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - possible Great White Egret over West Mere hide (John Thake); GREAT GREY SHRIKE, Short-eared Owl, 7 Little Egret (Carlos Davies)

Bury Fen, Earith - 610 Black-tailed Godwit, Knot, 41 Dunlin (Kathleen Rosewarne and Ian Barton)

Nene Washes - 2 Grey Plovers, 3 Water Pipits, Ruff, Little Egret, Buzzard, Merlin, 1000+ islandica Black-tailed Godwits (Mike Weedon)

Maxey Pits - 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpipers, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Richard Astle)

Cotteham, Long Drove - 3 Barn Owls, Little Owl (David & Jonathan Heath)

Waterbeach - 1+ Little Owl, Barn Owl, Brambling, 20 Corn Bunting (Gavin Paterson)

Cambridge - small flock of Brambling near Addenbrooke's Hospital (Mike Foley)

Saturday 29 March 2008

Saturday, 29 March

Fowlmere - FIRECREST (Rob Jones per Doug Radford)

Woodwalton Fen - Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 14 Redwing (Gavin Paterson)

Clopton - CATTLE EGRET still north of B662 near Grange Farm, also 3 Wheatear, Red Kite(Peter Beesley)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still present, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover, White-fronted Goose, Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Smew, 2 Little Egret, 3 Dunlin, 6+ Ringed Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Sand Martin, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - Red Kite, c.190 Fieldfares, Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 7 Sand Martins (Monica and Owen Marks)

Maxey GP - Kittiwake, 7 Green Sandpipers, 6 Little Ringed Plovers, c.1000 Golden Plovers, 6 Black-tailed Godwits (Mike Weedon)

Milton CP - Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 2 Blackcaps singing (Jonathan Heath)

Friday 28 March 2008

Friday, 28 March

Clopton - CATTLE EGRET still north of B662 near Grange Farm (per

Fen Drayton - Goosander (Mike Everett)

Thursday 27 March 2008

Thursday, 27 March

Clopton - CATTLE EGRET in the area by Grange Farm, north of the B662 (per . Still present 18:10h (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - 8 COMMON SCOTER (5 drks) from Marlow car park, Sanderling on dam, 2 male Wheatears, Little Ringed Plover (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley); another COMMON SCOTER in Littless Creek, 2nd win GLAUCOUS GULL from Mander CP 15:45h (Colin Addington). ICELAND GULL adult & possible Kumlien's Gull in roost (Jono Leadley et al.).

Fen Drayton GPs - male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER at east end of Ferry Lagoon 15:55h, drk Garganey, Little Egret, 500 Black-tailed Godwits (Richard Allison)

Paxton Pits - GLAUCOUS GULL 2cy until 18:25h then flew west (Martin Davis); Barn Owl (Tina Parkin)

Milton CP - FIRECREST between the pontoon and Hall's Pool, fem Brambling, a male and possibly a female Garganey on Dickerson's Pit (Jonathan & David Heath)

Ferry Meadows - ROCK PIPIT on north shore of Gunwade Lake (Matt Webb); male & fem Goosander on Overton Lake (Mike Weedon)

Maxey GPs - 4 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpipers, 9 Dunlin (Mike Weedon)

Sutton Gault - Little Ringed Plover east of 100 foot drain (Owen Marks)

St. Neots GC - Woodcock over the first fairway 08:35h (Rod Bee)

Thriplow - GOSHAWK reported north-east over at 12:40h (

Whittlesford - RING-NECKED PARAKEET over Ley Grove Cottages, between the village and Little Shelford (Guy Belcher)

Ouse Washes - 2 adult Kittiwakes through Pymoor in evening (Duncan Poyser, Ben Green)

Mepal - male Hen Harrier south of the A142 (Jake Allsop)

Cambridge, Peterhouse College - Tawny Owl (Richard Hall)

Heydon - 7 Buzzards, Barn Owl (John Miller)

Buckden - RED-NECKED GREBE still present (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cambridge - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at King's College School (per

Wednesday 26 March 2008

Wednesday, 26 March

Clopton - CATTLE EGRET just to the east of the village at South Farm, viewable from Cockbrook Lane, south off the B662 (Eleanor McMahon). Still present this evening (per

Grafham Water - 2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER from dam in afternoon, 4 COMMON SCOTER from Mander CP, Sanderling on the dam (Colin Addington); 2cy GLAUCOUS GULL in roost, 2 Swallows, 3 Goosanders (Mark Hawkes); also 3 Wheatears on the dam wall (David & Jonathan Heath)

Ferry Meadows - 3 male and a female COMMON SCOTER on Overton Lake Mike Weedon); also 2 male and a female Goosander (Terry Daunt); Rock Pipit at 16:00h (Matt Webb).

Needingworth GP - 3 BRENT GEESE (dark-bellied) from Overcote Lane (Philip Bubb)

Mepal - male RING OUZEL 16:00h (Duncan Poyser).

Thorney - OSPREY over at 17:15pm (Josh Jones)

Maxey Pits - Grey Plover circled before heading north, male Wheatear, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, also c.750 Golden Plover nearby (Mike Weedon); 2 Wheatear this evening (John Saunders)

Nene Wases - 2 Kittiwakes briefly, Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover, Merlin (Jonathan Taylor)

Girton Wood - Barn Owl 14:10h(Ken Sheard)

Haddenham Long Drove - Wheatear & White Wagtail (Ian Dickerson, Paul Mason)

Monks Wood - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Woodcock, White Wagtail (Richard Broughton)

Tuesday 25 March 2008

Tuesday, 25 March

Grunty Fen - c.12 Tree Sparrows this morning (David Nation)

Ferry Meadows - pair of Goosander (Matt Webb)

Castor Mill - Red Kite and 2 Buzzards over, Grey Wagtail (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - 5 Buzzards, Grey Wagtail over this morning (Stuart Elsom); 4 Wheatears at Marlow CP this afternoon (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton - male White Wagtail, c.135 Golden Plover, c.40 Black-tailed Godwit, c.90 Sand Martins, 3 Swallows (Mike Everett)

High Cross - Peregrine over west 15:30h(Andrew Clarke)

Monday 24 March 2008

Monday, 24 March

Grafham Water - 3 male Wheatears still, 2 Stonechats (Mark Hawkes); 6 Kittiwakes (per rarebirdalert)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still, 2 Swallow, 60+ Sand Martin, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egrets, male White Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Lode - 3 Little Egrets (Dave Palmer)

Paxton Pits - Curlew, 5 Wheatear, White-fronted Goose, Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Smew, 5+ Buzzard, 4 Sand Martin (Martin Davis, Gary Rawlings, Neal Parkin, Jamie Wells)

Haddenham Fen - male Wheatear (Jake Allsop)

Fen Drayon GPs - Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, 50 Sand Martins, fem Goosander, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Pintails (Richard Patient)

Sunday 23 March 2008

Sunday, 23 March

Grafham Water - 3 Dunlin, 4 Goosander, first-winter GLAUCOUS GULL (Jono Leadley); 3 Wheatear, Ringed Plover, 2 Sand Martins (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still this afternoon, plus 2 female Smew (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - Peregrine, 2 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Tree Sparrow (Mark Peck)

Dry Drayton - 4 Common Buzzards over fields south of village (Richard Hook)

Grunty Fen - ring-tail Hen Harrier flew east towards Grunty Fen Farm, 2 Bramblings present in private garden(David Nation)

Cambourne - male Wheatear, Common Buzzard , c.250 Golden Plover, 3+ Jack Snipe, 10+ Common Snipe (Jonathan Hook)

Saturday 22 March 2008

Saturday, 22 March

Orton Longueville - 17+ Siskin, fem Blackcap in private garden (Peter and Jan Farbridge)

Paxton Pits - Swallow, Little Ringed Plover, 6 Pintail, Smew, 2 Little Egret (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - adult Kittiwake, female Stonechat (Jono Leadley) Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Stuart Elsom & Richard Patient)

Long Drove, Cottenham - adult Kittiwake and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (Peter Herkenrath)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wheatear, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin (Mike Weeden)

Swaffham Prior Fen - flock of 20 Lesser Redpoll on Split Drove (Ian Barton & Kathleen Rosewarne)

Tetworth 5+ Common Buzzards, 30+ Fieldfare (Stuart Elsom & Richard Patient)

Friday, 21 March

Earith - Egyptian Goose, 2 Barnacle Geese and a Red-breasted Goose with the Greylag Geese at the far southern end of the floods on the washes (David Griffiths)

Sutton Gault - Drake Garganey (Mark Peck)

Mare Fen - dark-bellied BRENT GOOSE close to the pumping station (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Fen - 4 Pinkfeet still on Phase 1 (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Curlew, Grey Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 13 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Pintail, Swallow, 11 Sand Martin, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1-2 Little Egret, White-fronted Goose, Bar-headed Goose, pair Grey Partridges (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Swallow, Kittiwake, Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 74 Goldeneye 4 Goosanders, Stonechat (Jono Leadley)

Fowlmere NR - drk. Goosander (Mick Amos)

Thursday 20 March 2008

Thursday, 20 March

Maxey GPs - 2 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, 6 Dunlin (Mike Weedon)

Milton CP - 5 singing Chiffchaffs this morning (David Heath)

Wednesday 19 March 2008

Wednesday, 19 March

Ouse Fen - dark-bellied BRENT GOOSE this morning, also 4 Pink-footed Geese still present, male Brambling and male Marsh Harrier. There will be a work party at the Fen today, so there will be a lot of disturbance (Richard Thomas)

Earith - 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Barnacle Geese and a Red-breasted Goose with the Greylag Geese this morning (David Griffiths)

Grafham Water - Stonechat on fence below dam still (Colin Addington)

Monks Wood - c.50 singing Redwings, singing Chiffchaff (Rich Broughton)

St. Ives - 3 singing Chiffchaffs near The Meadow Business Park o8:00h (Stuart Elsom)

Fen Drayton - 2 Little Egrets, c.100 FieldFares, 3 Redwings, probable Red-tailed Hawk. Both car parks remain closed and most footpaths and bridleways are impassable (Andy Cotton)

Cottenham, Long Drove - 3 Barn Owls, Green Sandpiper, Buzzard (David & Jonathan Heath)

Reach - 85 Corn Buntings just along the road to Upware, also Barn Owl (Stuart Sharp)

Maxey - 3 Swallows over the village (John Saunders)

Ferry Meadows - fem Brambling (Don Gardener); Curlew over (Mike Weedon)

Swaddywell - Wheatear (Richard Astle)

Tuesday 18 March 2008

Tuesday, 18 March

Ferry Meadows - male Stonechat, fem Brambling, 1st win Yellow-legged Gull (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton - Holywell Ferry Road and the Disabled Car Parks are closed due to flooding and most of the footpaths and bridleways are under water (Andy Cotton)

Grunty Fen - male Stonechat, Brambling (David Nation)

Monks Wood - Brambling, c.20 Siskin, 3 Buzzards, 6 Nuthatch, 2 Woodcock, c.20 Fieldfare (Rich Broughton)

Cottenham, Long Drove - 4 Barn Owls, 2 Green Sandpipers (David Heath)

Great Abington, Granta Science Park - White Wagtail in pre-roost flock of 130+ Pied Wagtails (Gareth Rees)

Monday 17 March 2008

Monday, 17 March

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET still viewable from B1411 just south of railway. Drake Garganey near Mepal from A142 layby (per; counts from Earith to Welney Road included also 1053 Whooper Swans, Scaup, 11 Goldeneyes, 170 Golden Plovers, 3 Ruff, 8 Little Egrets, Curlew, 2 Marsh Harriers, Water Pipit (Alex Thomas)

Nene Washes - 4 Avocets, 2500 islandica Black-tailed Godwits (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - fem Stonechat on fence below dam this morning (Jono leadley)

Maxey GPs - Green Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, c.20 Golden Plovers (Brian Stone)

Peterborough, Thorpe Meadows - Swallow and 12 Sand Martins over the rowing lake this lunchtime (Brian Stone)

Holme Fen NNR - 4 Buzzards this morning (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Foxton - Tree Sparrow and fem Siskin with Reed Buntings and Yellowhammers feeding on Canary seed in a private garden this morning (Marcus Kohler)

Landbeach Tip - 2 Red Kites, 2 Buzzards (James Hanlon)

Cottenham, Long Drove - ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Green Sandpipers (James Hanlon)

Upware - 3 Marsh Harriers nearby (James Hanlon)

Haddenham - up to 2000 Fieldfares (Paul Mason); Brambling with Chaffinches (Jake Allsop)

Fen Drayton - ad male White Wagtail with Pied Wagtails on flooded grass by Far Fen Lake this lunchtime. NB. Holywell Ferry Road car park is closed due to flooding, the footpath on the eastern side of Drayton Lagoon and the bridleway between Oxholme and Elney Lakes are under water also (Andy Cotton)

Sunday 16 March 2008

Sunday, 16 March

Dry Drayton - Red Kite flying west

Grafham Water - Green Sandpiper and the resident adult Yellow-legged Gull in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GPs - Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover this morning; male Wheatear, 2 Oystercatchers this afternoon (Mike Weedon)

Fowlmere - 400+ Fieldfares late afternoon (Peter Bircham)

Cambridge - 2 Bramblings with Chaffinches in a Cavendish Avenue garden (Michael Holdsworth)

Foxton - 4 Tree Sparrows, Brambling, 7 Reed Buntings and 25 Yellowhammers in a private garden this weekend (Marcus Kohler)

Trumpington - male Merlin near old railway cutting along Shelford Road briefly (James Hanlon)

Saturday 15 March 2008

Saturday, 15 March

Cherry Hinton Pits - Peregrine over (Richard Broughton)

Needingworth – 4 Avocets, 2 Shelduck (Ted Harvey)

Ely BF - 2 Sand Martin, 3 Marsh Harriers (Mark Hawkes, Ben Green, Duncan Poyser)

Buckden – RED-NECKED GREBE on 1st pit north of road (Kathleen Rosewarne & Ian Barton); c.400 Black-tailed Godwits over, 2 Oystercatchers (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Paxton pits – 2 Smew (Kathleen Rosewarne & Ian Barton); White-fronted Goose, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, probable 3rd c.y. Caspian Gull, 5 Smew, Little Egret, 6 singing Chiffchaffs, c.40 Golden Plovers, 15 Ringed Plovers, 2 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 5 Oystercatchers (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

King Fishers Bridge – 7 Sand Martins (Kathleen Rosewarne & Ian Barton)

Crown Lakes - 2 Brambling (Kevin Eldred)

Maxey GP - Rock Pipit, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Green Sandpipers (Mike Weedon)

Friday 14 March 2008

Friday, 14 March

Grafham Water - ICELAND GULL adult in roost at 6pm, adult Mediterranean Gull, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Red Kites, Buzzard, also 7 Treecreepers in a single tree (Peter Beesley) Barn Owl, 20 Siskin 50-60 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat (Dale Bateman)

Monks Wood - male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling, 2 Woodcock, 2 Buzzard, 4 Nuthatch, 38 Marsh Tits (Rich Broughton)

Fen Drayton - Cetti's Warbler singing, 4 Buzzards, 2 Oystercatchers (Andy Cotton) pair Red-crested Pochard (Neil Renwick)

Wicken Fen - pair Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 50+ Reed Bunting, c 150 Linnet, c 100 Corn Bunting,Merlin (Dave Palmer)

Thursday 13 March 2008

Thursday, 13 March

Grafham Water - 2 KITTIWAKES (adults) off dam early morning, Red Kite, 3 Sand Martins, 2 Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GPs - 4 Green Sandpipers, c.200 Golden Plovers, 2 Dunlin (Brian Stone)

Mepal - BRENT GOOSE flew over towards Sutton Gault (Duncan Poyser)

Wednesday 12 March 2008

Wednesday, 12 March

Grafham Water - 2 KITTIWAKES over west 15:40h but may still be in the vicinity (Colin Addington); GLAUCOUS GULL juv and ICELAND GULL juv in roost, 3 Sand Martins (Jono Leadley)

Ferry Meadows - Sand Martin at Overton Lake (Paul Taylor)

Maxey GPs - 4 Green Sandpipers, 7 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plovers (John Saunders); 464 Golden Plovers (Brian Stone)

Tuesday 11 March 2008

Tuesday, 11 March

Cambourne - 2 Jack Snipe, 8 Snipe this lunchtime (Jono Leadley)

Grafham Water - Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtails (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still (per rarebirdalert)

Paxton Pits - Red-crested Pochard 5 (3 drakes) (per rarebirdalert)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET still at Pymoor at 9.30am, viewed from bank just south of railway bridge (per rarebirdalert)

Fowlmere RSPB - 121 Bramblings reported coming to roost near the Watercress Hut (Doug Radford)

Monday, 10 March

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still (per rarebirdalert)

Grafham Water - Mediterranean Gull in roost (Jono Leadley)

Sunday 9 March 2008

Sunday, 9 March

Grafham Water - FIRECREST again in SW corner of lagoons, 3+ Sand Martin, 3+ Goosander, Pintail, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley)

Stirtloe - female Brambling, 20+ Corn Buntings (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still there on first pit, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley)

Paxton Pits - Red Kite, 7+ Buzzard, Little Egret, 6+ Sand Martin, White-fronted Goose, 7 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Smew, Goosander, 8 Shelduck, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 189 Common Gull, c.300 Golden Plover, 6+ Redshank, 3+ Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail (Martin Davis, Steve May, Neal Parkin, Jamie Wells et al.)

Abbots Ripton – 2 Red Kite (Duncan Ritchie)

Maxey GP - 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper (Brian Stone) also 3 RUDDY SHELDUCKS at 10:00h (Gareth Jones, Richard Astle)

Woodwalton Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier, Bearded Tit(s) calling, Bittern, female Marsh Harrier, male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 40 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Brambling, 2 Barn Owls, Long-eared Owl, Tawny Owl, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Red Kites, 50 Redwings and 500 Fieldfares (Richard Patient)

Orton BP - Black-necked Grebe still present, 9 Goldeneyes, 50 Redwings (Don Gardener)

Ely Beet Pits - Bittern, Marsh Harrier (Michael Price)

Roswell Pits - Barn Owl (Michael Price)

Fen Drayton - 4 Stonechats along the entrance road (David Heath); another 2 Stonechats between the river and Ferry Lagoon (Bruce Martin)

Saturday 8 March 2008

Saturday, 8 March

Willow Hall Lane - COMMON CRANE (John Saunders)

Eldernell - Cetti's Warbler, Marsh Harrier (John Saunders)

Maxey Gravel Pits - Jack Snipe, 7 Green Sandpiper, juv Peregrine (John Saunders)

Ouse Fen - apparent hybrid American x Eurasian Wigeon (Richard Thomas)

Friday 7 March 2008

Friday, 7 March

Farcet - COMMON CRANE over the B1095 near the Plough Inn 10:30h (rarebirdalert)

Maxey GPs - 3+ Green Sandpipers, 5 Golden Plovers, Dunlin (Brian Stone)

Thursday, 6 March

Maxey GPs - 3 Green Sandpipers 07:30h (John Saunders); 7 Green Sandpipers, 35 Golden Plovers at lunchtime (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton - 6 Stonechats along the access road this afternoon (Mike Everett)

Witcham Gravel - 4 Stonechats (David Hopkins)

Thursday 6 March 2008

Wednesday, 5 March

Woodwalton Fen - Red Kite, Water Rail, 2 Barn Owls, Brambling, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat (Gavin Paterson)

Maxey GPs - Curlew, Green Sandpiper (John Saunders)

Cottenham, Long Drove - Brambling, Buzzard (David Heath); 3 Barn Owls c.17:20h (Allistair Berry)

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Tuesday, 4 March

Stirtloe - fem LAPLAND BUNTING 09:30h (Bob Scott)

Paxton Pits - 9 Buzzards in the air together (Bob Scott)

Woodwalton Fen - Bittern, Mealy Redpoll, 10+ Siskin, Water Rail, Barn Owl, 3 Treecreepers singing (Brian Stone)

Ouse Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET seen from train near Pymoor 08:00h (Jez Bird)

Monks Wood - HAWFINCH briefly, possibly several, disappearing through the canopy, also Buzzard, drumming Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Bullfinch (Rich Broughton)

Newborough - Little Egret by the Thorney Road just west of the village 13:15h (Brian Stone)

Ouse Washes - Peregrine, fem Marsh Harrier, c.450 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff, 2 Little Egrets, Kingfisher (Gavin Paterson)

Wicken Fen - fem Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Water Rail, Kingfisher (Gavin Paterson)

Monday 3 March 2008

Monday, 3 March

Cottenham Long Drove - 2 Bramblings in a small flock of Chaffinches and Yellowhammers, 1 2CY ICELAND GULL, 1 3CY Yellow-legged Gull and 1 3CY CASPIAN GULL (Dick Newell)

Caspian Gull © Dick Newell

Sunday 2 March 2008

Sunday, 2 March

Paxton Pits - FIRECREST at the south end of the moorings early am (Gary Rawlings); Marsh Tit, Water Rail, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher (Gary Rawlings, Mark Ward, Jamie Wells); Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Smew, c.1500 Golden Plover (Martin Davis)

Stirtloe - LAPLAND BUNTING female still 12.15-12.45pm (Mark Hawkes et al.)

Cam Washes, Upware - Avocet, 2 Little Egrets, also fem Gosander and 2 Egyptian Geese nearby (Tom Smith)

Godmanchester GP - Yellow-legged Gull, 12+ Goldeneye, 4 Oystercatcher (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - GLAUCOUS GULL 1st-winter at 17:13h, 3 KNOT, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, drk Goosander, leucistic Black-headed Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE, 2 Hen Harriers, 5 Marsh Harriers (per rarebirdalert)

Barleycraft GP - KNOT (Richard Patient)

Buckden Marina - Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owls (Martin Davis)

Buckden GP - Red-necked Grebe still present (Jonathan & David Heath)

Maxey Pits - Curlew (Chris Lines); 6 Dunlin, 5 pairs of Shelduck (Mike Weedon)

Five Arches Pit - Water Rail, 2 Red Kites, c.8 Buzzards (Duncan McNiven)

Cottenham, Long Drove - 3 Buzzards, 4+ Bramblings, Barn Owl, 2 Shelduck (Jonathan & David Heath)

Saturday 1 March 2008

Saturday, 1 March

Stirtloe - Red Kite over mid-morning 3 Brambling, 20+Corn Bunting (Mark Hawkes); 1+ LAPLAND BUNTING this morning (John Raven); 2 still late afternoon, plus female Merlin (Mark Ward et al.)

Buckden GP - Red-necked Grebe still on first pit this afternoon, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew on Pumphouse pit (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Peregrine flew west, drk Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Wimpole Hall -Peregrine flew north towards folly at 11:00h (Jim Lawrence)