Wednesday 30 April 2008

Wednesday, 30 April

Fen Drayton GP - Wood Sandpiper on north pit (per

St. Neots - OSPREY flew south over Paxton Mill at 10:49hr (Martin Davis)

Buckden GP - Black Tern, adult Little Gull, 2 Common Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Arctic Tern, Hobby, Wheatear (Mark Hawkes)

Tuesday 29 April 2008

Tuesday, 29 April

Junction of A1(M) and A14 - BLACK KITE heading west 10:20hr (Garry Heath)

Nene Washes, Central Drove - Whinchat, Spotted Redshank, 2 Avocet (John Saunders, Brian Stone)

High Wash, Holly Tree - 2 Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - Black Tern at the west end, with c.15 Common Terns (Mark Hawkes) FULMAR flew west at 17:45hr (Jono Leadley)

Paxton Pits - 3 Black Tern, 2-3 Arctic Tern, Little Gull, Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, White-fronted Goose, Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper(Mark Hawkes) c20 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton - 2 Whimbrel in field south of ferry lagoon, Marsh Harrier (Dave Anderson)

Toft golf course - 3 Wheatear (Clive Sinclair)

Monday, 28 April

Woodwalton Fen - Whimbrel 3 in fields from west barrier bank, Wheatear, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Nightingale (Mark Hawkes)

Cromwell Golf Course - Grasshopper Warbler (Frank James)

Milton CP - Nightingale, Turtle Dove (David Heath)

Sunday 27 April 2008

Sunday, 27 April

Grafham Water - 1st-winter Little Gull still in lagoons, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes) Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 1st sum ICELAND GULL (Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton - 1st winter Little Gull over Moore Lake, Cuckoo, c100 Swifts,flock of waders flew south over Drayton Lagoon containing 8 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew and a Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Hobbies, c20 Common Terns (Andy Cotton)

St Neots - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling near rowing club (Chris Harbard)

Maxey Pits - 7 Whimbrel, 10 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, Wheatear (Mike Weedon) 2 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank (Chris Lines & Bob & Sue Titman)

Woodwalton Fen - Hobby, Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (Peter M Beesley)

Saturday, 26 April

Milton CP - Redstart, Common Tern, Garden Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler (Jonathan Heath)

Wicken Fen - 4 m Greenland Wheaters near Baker's Fen, 4 Hobby, Greenshank, Cuckoo (Owen Marks)

Grafham Water - Grasshopper Warbler reeling in lagoons, Whimbrel, 3 Arctic Tern, 10+ Common Tern Nightingale singing in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - FIRECREST in the Wray House Garden (Heronry South), Greenshank, Hobby, pr Grey Partridge, White-fronted Goose, Red-crested Pochard, Grasshopper Warbler, Swift, 5+ Buzzard, 8 Whimbrel, 16 Dunlin, 2 male Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Waterbeach - Little Owl and Barn Owl (Gavin Paterson)

Cambourne - Red Kite (Gavin Paterson)

Marsh Lane GP - 13 Nightingales - our most ever, 11 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler, 12 Blackcap (Mike Everett)

Devil's Dyke - 3 Wheaters on Newmarket race course and 3 more north of the A14, in the adjacent sheep fields (Louise Bacon)

Ouse Washes RSPB - OSPREY low over Welches Dam, heading north east(Simon & Robin Henderson)

Haddenham - Tree Sparrow, Greenland Wheatear on North Fen, 4 Yellow Wagtails (Jake Alsop)

St. Ives GP - Arctic Tern, Swift (Alan Bull)

Friday 25 April 2008

Friday, 25 April

Maxey Pits - Avocet, Whimbrel over, Cuckoo (Josh Jones); Wood Sandpiper although elusive, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Brian Stone et al.)

Black Bush - DOTTEREL briefly at 06:43h (Josh Jones); present 11:05h at the northwest end of the pea field at c. TL253937 (BirdGuides)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Garden Warblers, Cetti's Warbler (Andy Cotton); 5 Swifts over (Dennis Hall)

Orton BP - 2 Nightingale, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (Peter Beesley)

Thursday 24 April 2008

Thursday, 24 April

Blackbush Drove - DOTTEREL in pea field at 08:30h, with 3 Golden Plovers (Brian Stone); still present 11:20h at TL253937 (John Saunders); still present 14:40h (Owen Marks); still present 17:20h (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Folksworth - male RING OUZEL still (Garry)

Ferry Meadows - Sandwich Tern east over Gunwade Lake 10:10h (Garry); c.40 Arctic Terns from 16:30h, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (Matt Webb)

Christchurch - probable OSPREY over 15:30h (Andy Murray)

Queen Adeliade - Hobby over (Ben Green)

Sutton Gault - 2 Avocet, Whimbrel, Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 14 Black-tailed Godwit (Ben Green)

RAF Brampton - female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Richard Palmer)

Cambridge, Coleridge Road - Firecrest singing 07:00h (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - male Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover (Dennis Hall); 17 Arctic Tern, 2 Avocet, ad Little Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Swift (Dave Anderson)

Nene Washes, Central Drove - 5 Avocet, 2 Little Egret, 500 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin, 4 tundrae Ringed Plover (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - 72 Arctic Terns off Mander CP 11:00h, a further 25 at 16:00h, Garden Warbler (Jono Leadley); male Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes); Little Gull, Little Ringed Plover at lagoons, Red Kite over (Richard Palmer)

Paxton Pits - 7+ Arctic Terns, c.15 Common Terns, Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat (Jamie Wells)

Maxey Pits - 3 Whimbrel, Dunlin, Common Tern (Richard Astle); WOOD SANDPIPER this evening (Leon Smith)

Huntingdon Road - Red Kite over towards UNEP-WCMC site (Ben Lascalles); subsequently over TRAFFIC offices and UNEP-WCMC (Richard Thomas)

Milton CP - 3 Swifts, 2 Reed Warblers (Jonathan & David Heath)

Orton BP - 2 Nightingales, 2 Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat (Paul Taylor)

Bainton Pits - 2 Nightingales, Cuckoo, Red Kite (Keith Lawton)

Wednesday 23 April 2008

Wednesday, 23 April

Grafham Water - Wood Warbler 08:10h, Egyptian Goose (; 1st-summer ICELAND GULL in roost from 19:15h, 40+ Arctic Terns, 2 Little Gulls (Jono Leadley, Mark Hawkes).

Fowlmere - Swift over the reedbed 09:10h (Doug Radford)

Ouse Washes - Turtle Dove calling just south of visitor centre (Alex Thomas)

Sutton Gault - probable LESSER YELLOWLEGS flew off 16:45h, 2 Avocet, 4 Garganey (Ben Green); also Greenshank, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Ruff (Mark Peck)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern on Gunwade Lake 09:00h (Mike Weedon); 200+ Arctic Terns this lunchtime, 165 still present at 13:20h but many departed north-east (Brian Stone); still c.100 Arctic Terns on Gunwade Lake this afternoon, also ad Little Gull (Kevin Du Rose)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 7 Common Terns around Moore Lake, singing Garden Warbler, Swift over Oxholme (Dennis Hall); 2 Hobbies mid-afternoon (Dave Anderson)

Paxton Pits - male Whinchat (Jamie Wells); 79 Arctic Terns, 3 Little Gulls, Whimbrel, Hobby, Grasshopper Warblers, Goldeneye (Martin Davis, Mark Ward)

Wicken Fen - Spotted Redshank on Bakers Fen (Duncan Poyser)

Over Fen - Garganey, 2 Whimbrel (Sarah Kelman)

Ely BF - 2 Ruddy Duck and a probable Argentinian Bluebill (Ben Green)

Tuesday 22 April 2008

Tuesday, 22 April

Ferry Meadows - Sandwich Tern 06:50h, 3 Arctic Terns, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Yellow Wagtail (Matt Webb); 5 Arctic Terns this morning (Mike Weedon, Don Gardener); 32 Arctic Terns this lunchtime (Mike Weedon); 33 Arctic Terns c.16:45 (Josh Jones)

Fen Drayton - Black Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 15 Common Terns, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Whitethroats (Andy Cotton); 5 Arctic Terns, 3 Yellow Wagtails (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - OSPREY over Savages Creek c.09:00h, 16 Arctic Terns flew east, 3 ad Little Gulls past mader CP this evening (Jono Leadley); male Garganey and Little Gull in lagoons, 2 Cuckoos, Yellow-legged Gull, Redpoll over (Mark Hawkes)

Folksworth - male RING OUZEL along Morborne Road 07:00h (Brian Stone) 3 male and a female RING OUZEL present this lunchtime (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Ely, Roswell Pits - RING OUZEL 12:45h (Robin Henderson); 2, possibly 3, RING OUZEL this evening (Duncan Poyser)

Marholm - male RING OUZEL by Woodcroft Road between the village and Etton with c.200 Fieldfares; just north of the line of pylons by the bend in the road heading towards Woodcroft Castle if coming from Marholm (Josh Jones)

Ouse Washes - 3 pairs of Garganey, Cetti's Warbler, c.30 Little Egrets, 300 Black-tailed Godwits, 15 Ruff (Paul Harrington)

Paxton Pits - Red Kite over, Curlew, Greenshank, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Wheatear, White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Buzzard (Martin Davis)

Marsh Lane GP - Hobby over west, 5+ Nightingales (Mike Everett)

Longstowe - 22 Arctic Terns over 07:30h (Ian Dillon)

Maxey GP - 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Brian Stone)

Cambridge - Buzzard east over the Addenbrooke's site 11:06h (Sarah Howlett)

Monday 21 April 2008

Monday, 21 April

Ouse Washes - LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Earith still Park by KLM factory in Earith Ind. Estate, and walk north on raised bank for c.1 mile (per; 3 Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Alex Thomas, Owen Marks); 3 Whimbrel behond Cottier Hide (Paul Harrington); 4 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 10 Dunlin 19:00h (Ian Dillon)

Old Hurst, Huntingdon - WRYNECK in private front garden of in morning (per Georgie Godby)

Folksworth - 3 male RING OUZEL along Morborne Road 07:45h but 2 males and a female bird early afternoon, Brambling also (John Saunders)

Nene Washes - 3 COMMON CRANE, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail at March Farmers (Charlie Kitchin); 2 Garganey, 2 Pintail, 1000+ islandica Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Little Egret at Central Drove (Brian Stone); Wheatear at Eldernell (Max Catterwell); also Whitethroat, Water Pipit, Peregrine, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits (Jonathan Taylor)

Ely, Roswell Pits - RING OUZEL still (Bruce Martin)

Paxton Pits - 1st-summer ICELAND GULL briefly before flying south, Nuthatch, 2 Grey Plover over, Arctic Tern, 4+ Common Terns, ad Little Gull, Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Whimbrel over, 3 Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Nightingale, Lesser Whitehroat, Reed Warbler (Martin Davis, Steve May, Mark Ward, Jamie Wells)

Shepreth L-moor - Redstart (Toby Austin)

Grafham Water - Little Gull, Nightingale (Jono Leadley); fem Marsh Harrier and Greenshank over (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton - ad Little Gull, Yellow Wagtail, Buzzard (Andy Cotton)

Wicken Fen - Hobby, Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Marsh Harrier (Dave Palmer)

Brampton - Hobby over (Martin Smith)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern on Gunwade Lake 14:00h (Will Bowell); 40 terns including 3+ Arctic Terns this evening (Brian Stone)

Woodwalton fen - 3 Marsh Harriers, Red Kite, 3 Buzzards, Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, ringtail Hen Harrier (Duncan McNiven)

Yaxley - Red Kite over (Kevin Wicks)

Little Gransden - Peregrine over 10:30h (Graham Askew)

Foxton - Red Kite and Marsh Harrier over (Toby Austin)

Fulbourn - 92 Golden Plovers off the Shelford Road nearby (Mike Foley)

Sunday 20 April 2008

Sunday, 20th April

Ouse Washes - LESSER YELLOWLEGS relocated on the west side of the Washes up from Earith. It is on the second lot of pools towards the Jolly Bankers (Richard Patient); also 2 Grey Plover, 4 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4+ Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail (James Hanlon) 6 drake Garganey and drake Scaup at Chain Corner (Monica & Owen Marks)

Nene Washes - 60 Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover and Spotted Redshank, 4 Avocet, 4 Little Egret, 3 Garganey, Water Pipit (Mike Weedon). 2 COMMON CRANES in evening (Jonathan Newman)

Maxey GP - 2 Ruff, Dunlin, 200 Golden Plover, 200 Sand Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Brian Stone); 5 Little Gulls briefly this morning, 4 again in the afternoon, Greenshank briefly, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits (Will Bowell); Whimbrel briefly, Common Tern (Richard Astle)

Folksworth - 3 RING OUZEL (Kevan Wolstencroft & Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, Little Egret, Wheatear, 7+ Yellow Wagtail, 4+ White Wagtail, Cuckoo (Jamie Wells)

Sutton Gault - 3 Little Egret, Garganey, Grey Plover, Green Sandpiper, 15 Ruff, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Water Pipit, Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warble, Lesser Whitethroat (Mark Peck)

Grafham Water - 2+ Arctic Tern, 12 Whimbrel flew east, Sanderling on dam, Little Gull, Cuckoo in lagoons (Mark Hawkes); 5+ Yellow Wagtail (James Hanlon)

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

Over - 8 adult Little Gulls and 2 Arctic Terns flew east between village and Ouse Fen (Richard Thomas)

Fen Drayton - 6 Little Gull, Common Tern (Richard Allison); Turnstone (Neil Renwick); 7 Little Gull & Little Stint this evening (Dave Anderson); also Cetti's Warbler singing (Mark Hawkes)

Lt Wilbraham - 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard and COMMON CRANE along the drove between Newmarket Road and Little Wilbraham. The Crane took flight and headed west (Saimon Clark)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Arctic Tern, 2 Egyptian Geese (Peter Herkenrath)

Cambridge - 3 Whimbrel east over Mill Road this afternoon (Rich Broughton)

Southoe - Cuckoo (George Lendrum)

Shepreth L-moor - Redstart (James Hanlon)

Wooodwalton Fen - Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cuckoo (David & Jonathan Heath)

Toft - Grey wagtail, 3 Siskin (Clive Sinclair)

Saturday 19 April 2008

Saturday, 19 April

Berry Fen RSPB- LESSER YELLOWLEGS on the new flooded meadow south of Bluntisham. Park east of Bluntisham, and walk south along track past floods. At T-junction, turn right, and walk SW for 1/4 mile to view south end of flood TL373737, also Grey Plover (Richard Grimmitt); 2 Green Sandpipers, 150+ Black-tailed Godwits (Mark Hawkes)

Old Hurst, Huntingdon - WRYNECK in a private garden 16:00h (Georgie Godby)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Greenshank, Swift, 2 Common Terns (Mark Hawkes); Little Gull (Colin Addington).

Fen Drayton GP - 2 Sanderling, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Tern, Little Egret, Turtle Dove, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Redshank, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes Upware - 27 Avocet, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Shelduck (Gavin Paterson)

Waterbeach Fen - 60 Fieldfare (Gavin Paterson)

Otron BP - Cuckoo (Dave Bradley)

Ouse Washes - 2 Grey Plovers, Knot, male Scaup, Garganey, Greenshank (Duncan Poyser, Ben Green)

Paxton Pits - 3 Nightingales singing (George Lendrum)

Shepreth L-moor - male Redstart (Toby Austin)

Eldernell - 3 male Redstart, male Wheatear, 8 Yellow Wagtail (Rod Wilson)

Friday 18 April 2008

Friday, 18 April

Folksworth - 2 male RING OUZEL along the Morborne Road this morning (Brian Stone, Josh Jones)

Dullingham - RING OUZEL this morning (Mr. Cope)

Ely, Roswell Pits - RING OUZEL still (Ben Green)

Kings Dyke NR - RING OUZEL reported (as per Phil Parker)

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart still present (Mike Weedon, Don Gardener)

Nene Washes - 8 Avocet, 4 Ruff, 3 Little Egret (Brian Stone)

Maxey Pit - Whimbrel briefly this morning (John Saunders)

Earith - Greenshank, 2 Avocet, Green Sandpiper, Grey Plover (David Griffiths)

Witcham - male RING OUZEL, male Redstart (David Hopkins)

Bainton Pits - Grasshopper Warbler & Nightingale singing (Richard Astle)

Monks Wood - Cuckoo (Rich broughton, Ken Hook)

Thursday 17 April 2008

Thursday, 17 April

Bainton Pits - WOOD WARBLER (Mike Weedon); still present 08:45h at TF106070 (John Saunders); also Nightingale, Yellow Wagtail, Buzzard (Brian Stone)

Ouse Washes - male RING OUZEL by visitor centre, last seen flying into trees behind the pumping station (Alex Thomas); 2 Little Egrets, 6 Little Ringed Plover (Paul Harrington); pair of Garganey, 3 Common Tern, Grey Plover (David Griffiths)

Folksworth - male RING OUZEL along the Morborne Road this morning TL142908 (Brian Stone); still present 19:00h (Will Bowell)

Ely, roswell Pits - male RING OUZEL (Duncan Poyser)

Grafham Water - Whimbrel over Plummer CP 05:55h, Lesser Redpoll over, Common Tern off Mander CP (Mark Hawkes); 2 RING OUZELS north over lagoons towards Marlow CP 10:50h but not seen since, Sanderling on the dam this afternoon (Colin Addington); 1st win/sum Little Gull and Black-tailed Godwit in lagoons, a wagtail showing characters of Blue-headed Wagtail with c.20 Yellow Wagtails near Marlow CP (Jono Leadley)

Waterbeach - ad Little Gull east over the A10 at 08:20h (Craig Samuels)

Eldernell - male Wheatear (Max Catterwell)

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart still just west of the bridge over the Nene until 11:45h at least (Peter Beesley); present at 17:30h (John Saunders)

Paxton Pits - Redstart, 2 Nightingales, Red Kite over (Tony Lowe); 4 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Ruff (Bob Scott)

Buckden GP - Red-necked Grebe still present (

Fen Drayton - Sanderling, Little Ringed Plover, Cettis' Warbler, 2 Common Terns (Dave Anderson); Little Stint (Robin Cox)

Cambridge - Chiffchaff with unusual song by Cherry Hinton Pits along Burnside (Nigel Lister)

Long Drove, Cottenham - White Wagtail, Barn Owl, Little Owl (David & Jonathan Heath)

Maxey Pits - 3 Whimbrel (Mike Foley)

Westwick - possible WOODCHAT SHRIKE reported bewteen the village and Cottenham

Wednesday 16 April 2008

Wednesday, 16 April

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart just west of the bridge over the Nene TL136973 (Don Gardener, Brian Stone); still present 17:20h (Will Bowell); still present c.100 metres past the bridge 19:00h (Kevan Wolstencroft); 7 Common Terns, 3 Yellow Wagtails (Josh Jones)

Nene Washes, Central Drove - Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, 19 Golden Plover, Yellow Wagtail (Max Catterwell)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Common Terns, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler (Andy Cotton)

Grafham Water - Grey Plover over, White Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Povers, Common Tern (Jono Leadley)

Cambridge, Addenbrookes - Yellow Wagtail on fields behind the hospital this evening (Tom Smith)

Tuesday 15 April 2008

Tuesday, 15 April

Folksworth - male RING OUZEL along the Morborne Road this morning TL142908 (Brian Stone); still present 09:40h (John Saunders)

Nene Washes - CRANE seen briefly this morning but flushed by a dog walker (John Saunders); Spotted Redshank on High Wash this lunchtime, Cuckoo opposite Holly Tree this morning (Brian Stone)

Buckden GP - Red-necked Grebe still present, also 6 Little Egrets, Common Tern, Sedge Warbler (Bob Scott)

Waterbeach Fen / Cam washes, Upware - 13 Avocets, Merlin, 13 Black-tailed Godwits (Bob Jarman)

Sutton Gault - 6 Little Egrets (Mark Peck)

Madingley - 5 Buzzards circling between the village and Dry Drayton 10:30h (Mike Clydesdale)

Woodwalton Fen - Peregrine (Keith Tinworth)

Great Gransden - Lesser Whitethroat (Graham Askew)

Grantchester Meadows - 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Whitethroats (Richard Hall)

Monday 14 April 2008

Monday, 14 April

Nene Washes - CRANE about 1 km east of Eldernell car park, walk below the bank on the south side to avoid disturbing the bird. Also male Garganey, 4 Avocet, c.1000 Black-tailed Godwits on the Low Wash viewable from the south bank west of Lord's Holt (Brian Stone); ad Mediterranean Gull on High Wash oposite Holly Tree 11:30h (Will Bowell)

Paxton Pits - Nightingale 10:40h (Rod Bee)

Haddenham, Long Drove - 15 Yellow Wagtails (Paul mason)

Toft - Yellow Wagtail on golf course (Clive Sinclair)

Marsh Lane GP - 2 Nightingale (Mike Everett)

Sunday, 13 March

River Ouse, behind Brampton tip - Grasshopper Warbler singing from a bramble bush just in front of a small reedbed next to sewage works (John Lindsell)

Earith Pits - Red-breasted Goose in the middle of the Black-headed Gull colony on the northernmost pit, 2 Egyptian Geese in fields nearby (David Griffiths)

Bar Hill - Redstart (Peter Herkenrath)

Fen Drayton - 2 Yellow Wagtails, 10+ Sedge Warblers, Cetti's Warbler (Sarah Howlett)

Marriotts Drove, Whittlesey - 40 Corn Buntings (Nigel Sprowell)

Maxey Pits - 2 Ruff, male Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Chris Lines); male White Wagtail (Josh Jones)

Woodwalton Fen - Cuckoo, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge warbler (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Haddenham Fen - male Yellow Wagtail (Jake Allsop)

Kings Dyke area - male Redstart (Phil Parker); Honey Buzzard (George Walthew)

Grunty Fen - Whitethroat (David Nation)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Common Tern, Sedge Warbler, Grey Wagtail (Don Gardener)

Farcet Fen - 2 White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (Steve Dudley)

Nene Washes - 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Avocet, 3 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail (Mike Weedon)

Sunday 13 April 2008

Saturday, 12 April

Sutton Gault - 16 Little Egret, 2 pr Little-ringed Plover, Marsh Harrier, Willow Warbler (Mark Peck)

Grafham Water - 2 Siskin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2+ Yellow Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE still on usual pit, 2 Little Egret, 2 Sedge Warbler (Mark Hawkes)

Decoy Lakes, Bassenhally - OSPREY caught a fish before heading over to the washes(Kevin Eldred)

Nene Washes - 14 Avocets, 2 Little Egrets, Marsh harrier, Wheatear (Paul Taylor)

Friday 11 April 2008

Friday, 11 April

Nene Washes - 10 Avocet, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Water Pipit this morning (Brian Stone); 1st summer ICELAND GULL over east, Garganey (Josh Jones); SPOONBILL at Eldernell 13:55h, CRANE over March Farmers 15:30h (Rob Palmer); CRANE dropped towards arable area north of the River Nene (per Brian Stone)

Maxey GP - Greenshank briefly 06:40h (Josh Jones); 2 Red Kites, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Green Sandpipers (Chris Lines)

Grafham Water - ad Kittiwake near the dam 13:20h, White Wagtail & 6 Yellow Wagtails on the dam (Jono Leadley) 3rd-winter ICELAND GULL in roost, 1st-winter Little Gull (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes, Earith - 12 Avocet, Red Kite (David Griffiths)

Sutton Gault - 5 Little Egret, pair of Garganey, 2 Green Sandpipers, 5 Ruff, Water Pipit (Mark Peck)

Thursday 10 April 2008

Thursday, 10 April

Grafham Water - 2 Avocet still 6:30h, male Marsh Harrier over 8:05h, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Redpoll (Mark Hawkes); Whimbrel briefly 08:15h (Colin Addington); 2 White Wagtails and 6 Yellow Wagtails on the dam by mid-afternoon (Jono Leadley); 3rd-winter ICELAND GULL in roost, Whimbrel, 2 House Martins (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere RSPB - female Redstart (Doug Radford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Reed Warbler singing this morning (Ian Robinson); Cetti's warbler, 3 Sedge warblers (Nigel & Muriel Sprowell)

Nene Washes - 12 Avocets, male Hen Harrier (Max Catterwell); 16 Avocets (Steve Gann, Kevan Wolstencroft)

Ouse Fen - fem RUDDY SHELDUCK 14:20h, 4 Pink-footed Geese (Bruce Martin)

Cambridge - 2 Siskins on a garden feeder in Lovell Road this afternoon (Jonathan Heath)

King's Dyke NR - Reed Warbler singing (Phil Parker)

Willingham - 30+ Corn Buntings at Meadow Road (Nigel & Muriel Sprowell)

Wicken Fen - Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 9 Cetti's warblers, Sedge Warbler (Owen & Monica Marks)

Chain Corner - male SCAUP (Owen & Monica Marks)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Red Kites, 2 Buzzards (Keith Tinworth)

Wednesday 9 April 2008

Wednesday, 9 April

Grafham Water - GLAUCOUS GULL 2cy at 07:15h, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 5 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (Jono Leadley); 2 Avocets in lagoons late afternoon (Ray Presley); also 20 Shelduck, 2 Little Ringed Plover (David Bale)

Nene Washes - COMMON CRANE at March Farmers, soaring and drifting towards Rings End 10:25h (Mark Missin)

Cambourne - male Stonechat (Jono Leadley)

Ouse Washes, Earith - 3 male and a fem Garganey, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Avocet, 13 Little Egret, 18 Ruff (David Griffiths). Drake Scaup at Chain Corner and now 5 Garganey (Duncan Poyser)

Nene Washes - 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew over, 10 Avocet, 5 Little Egret, pair of Garganey, 5+ Marsh Harriers, Barn Owl (Mike Weedon, Will Bowell)

Paxton Pits - 2 Avocet briefly, Grey Plover, White-fronted Goose, Barn Owl, Sedge Warbler, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis, Mark Ward, Jamie Wells)

Alconbury Airfield - Short-eared Owl this evening; present since Friday, 4 April (Paul Taylor)

Tuesday 8 April 2008

Tuesday, 8 April

Grafham Water - Wheatear on dam this morning (Jono Leadley); KUMLIEN'S GULL adult 19:15-19:20h, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1 White Wagtail (Mark Hawkes)

Eynesbury - pair of Siskin in Andrew Road briefly (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Wilburton - 1+ possible Dotterel along Twenty Pence Road this morning (Allistair Berry)

Monks Wood - drumming Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, pair of Red Kite, Buzzard (Rich Broughton)

Upton Wood pair of HAWFINCH, 2 Buzzard (Rich Broughton)

Nene Washes - Spotted Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Grey Plover, 6 Avocet, 2 Ruff (Brian Stone)

Ouse Washes - 2 male Garganey, 18 Ruff, 18 Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 22 Avocet (Alex Thomas)

Earith - OSPREY over at 14:00h (per; 2 Avocet, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Little Egret (Nigel & Muriel Sprowell)

Haddenham - GOSHAWK, 5 Siskin, 2 Bramblings (Barbara York)

Maxey GP - 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Green Sandpiper (Chris Lines)

Warboys - 2 Wheatears on the airfield (Andy Harrold)

Toft - Barn Owl nearby (Kevin Harris)

Sutton Gault - 12 Water Pipits, fem Merlin, 2 Little Egret, 37 Black-tailed Godwit (Mark Peck)

Monday 7 April 2008

Monday, 7 April

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit still (Garth Peacock)

Maxey GPs - winter plumage Knot still, male Wheatear (Brian Stone); White Wagtail (Mike Weedon)

Thorpe Hall - Whitethroat singing (Peter Beesley)

Monks Wood - pair of Red Kite, 2 Woodcock, 4 Buzzard, 37 Marsh Tit, 7 Nuthatch (Rich Broughton)

Sunday 6 April 2008

Sunday, 6 April

Grafham Water - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER drake, Rock Pipit, Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, male Merlin (Mark Hawkes et al).

Paxton Pits - White-fronted Goose 2cy, Smew, Grey Plover, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (Mark Hawkes, Neil Parkin)

Maxey Pits - Knot, female Wheatear, 3 Green Sandpipers (Chris Lines)

Buckden GP - Yelllow Wagtail, c400 Sand Martin, RED-NECKED GREBE, 5 Little Egret, 3 Willow warbler (Mark Brandon)

Eldenell - ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 2-3000 Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits, to the east of Eldenell in first freshly tilled field to south of Mortons Leam 3m Yellow Wagtail, 1m Blue-headed Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 14 Pied Wagtail (Monica and Owen, Bruce and Gwen, Steve Gann)

Between Coveney and Witchford - female-type RING OUZEL, with at least 1 other probably present,Woodcock, female Hen Harrier (David Hopkins)

Cambridge, Chesterton - male Merlin with fresh kill in Anglers Way c.19:00h (Dave Wattam)

Sutton Gault - 3 Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl, 130 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret (Mark Peck)

Grunty Fen - Little Egret & Grey Wagtail over, Buzzard, Barn Owl, Tree Sparrow (David Nation)

Milton CP - 10+ Swallows (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday 5 April 2008

Saturday, 5 April

Long Drove, Cottenham - KUMLIEN'S GULL immature (Peter Herkenrath); ICELAND GULL (David and Jonathan Heath)

Buckden GP - RED-NECKED GREBE in usual area this afternoon, 5 Little Egrets, 250+ Sand Martins (Mark Hawkes)

Farcet Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE near Crowtree Farm, Osprey over (Steve Dudley)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 COMMON CRANES early morning only (Jono Leadley, Brian Stone, Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits/Grafham Water - 2 COMMON CRANES heading southwest towards Great Staughton, from Paxton Pits at 9:30h (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis); and from Grafham Water at 9:54h (Jono Leadley)

Cambridge - Buzzard over Arbury (Sean Rouse)

Maxey GP - male Wheatear, 7 Green Sandpiper, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Wagtail, Rock Pipit, Water Pipit (John Saunders)

Reach - 80+ Corn Buntings nearby (Stuart Sharp)

Croydon - Short-eared owl near Clopton ancient village (Mark Thomas)

Friday 4 April 2008

Friday, 4 April

Buckden GPs - RED-NECKED GREBE, Sedge warbler, Reed Warbler (Bob Scott)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Common Tern this morning (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - Kittiwake 2cy (Mark Hawkes) GLAUCOUS GULL 2cy, Green Sandpiper, Redpoll, Ruddy Duck this morning (Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton - Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers, Little Egret (Andy Cotton)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 COMMON CRANES on Darlows farm (Luise Addison)

Reach - Short-eared Owl nearby (Stuart Sharp)

Cambourne - fem Black Redstart in the Wildlife Trust Office garden brifly 15:30h (per Jono Leadley); male Black Redstart at Broad Street this evening (Rosemary Dillon)

Thursday 3 April 2008

Thursday, 3 April

Grafham Water - Curlew over, Sedge Warbler in lagoons, Rock Pipit on dam, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Ruddy Duck (Jono Leadley)

Nene Washes - Knot, 4 Avocet, male Garganey, 3+ Water Pipit (Brian Stone)

Chain Corner - male SCAUP, 2 Little Egrets this morning (Mark Peck)

Sutton Gault - 8 Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Little Egret, Water Rail, 485 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Swallow this evening (Mark Peck)

Upton Wood - Brambling, 4 Buzzard (Rich Broughton)

Maxey GPs - 9 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret (Brian Stone)

Girton - 3 House Martins over (Ken Sheard)

Swaffham Bulbeck - 2 Swallows at Downing Farm today (Giles Merritt)

Abbots Ripton - Hobby (Robin Cox)

Granta Science Park, Great Abington - male Yellow Wagtail on the cricket pitch (Gareth Rees)

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover, Green Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, fem Smew, 56 Goldeneye, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Jamie Wells)

Wednesday 2 April 2008

Wednesdy, 2 April

Monk's Wood - fem GOSHAWK this morning, also 3 Buzzards (Rich Broughton)

Grafham Water - male and female Brambling in the lagoons this morning (Jono Leadley); Wheatear at south end of the dam this afternoon (Colin Addington)

Nene Washes - Curlew over, 2 Avocet, 30 Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 1+ Water Pipit, 2-3000 Black-tailed Godwits, Wheatear, White Wagtail (Brian Stone); Knot (Peter Beesley)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Little Egret, singing Sedge Warbler, Little Owl (Andy Cotton)

Girton - Swallow over the rec 17:10h (Ken Sheard)

Whittlesey - male Wheatear still (Max Catterwell)

Sutton Gault - male SCAUP, 8 Water Pipit, White Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret (Mark Peck)

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Tuesday 1 April 2008

Tuesday, 1 April

Nr Sawston - CATTLE EGRET c.1 mile north of Jct.10/M11 in field on east side (Martin Blow)

Grafham Water - 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Little Ringed Plovers in the lagoons (Jono Leadley); ROCK PIPIT on the dam 19:00h (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GPs - 9 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Sutton Gault - 2 Avocet over, 7 Little Egret (Mark Peck)

Whittlesey - Swallow and male Wheatear in the area (Max Catterwell)

Fulbourn - Swallow at Lodge Farm, also c.600 Golden Plover in the area (John Dawson)

Fen Drayton - 2 Barn Owls along the entrance road 19:10h (Nigel & Muriel Sprowell)