Saturday 31 May 2008

Saturday, 31 May

Grafham Water - 2 drk Common Scoters, Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plovers (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GP - 2 drk Garganey, Green Sandpiper, Red-crested Pochard (Chris Lines)

Fen Drayton - Red Kite on approach road over the bridge, 3 Buzzards, 6+ Hobbies (Mike Clydesdale)

Fowlmere - Green Sandpiper (Doug Radford)

Cromwell golf course - 2 Turtle Dove (Frank James)

Friday, 30 May

Fen Drayton - 8 Hobbies still present, 2 little egrets on Elney Lake and 2 on Moore Lake, Cetti's warbler singing from Drayton Lagoon, 3 cuckoos (Andy Cotton)2 Barn Owls, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Garganey (David Heath)

Thursday, 29 May

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON perched in the dead tree by the fishermen's car park at 09:30 (Dennis Hall) 2 COMMON CRANES flying high over reserve heading east, Marsh Harrier (Robin Jones)

Forty Foot Drain, Chatteris - OSPREY making its way towards Ouse Washes at Welches Dam (Mr Busby)

Wednesday, 28 May

Maxey GP - 2 Avocet, Sanderling, Dunlin, Turnstone, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Garganey (Will Bowell)

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON (James Hanlon)18+ Hobbies, 2 Avocets, Little Egret (Andy Cotton)

High Wash, Nene Washes - Little-ringed Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Garganey, 3 Little Egret, Pochard, (Will Bowell)

Tuesday, 27th May

Maxey GP's - 27 Sanderling, Greenshank, drake Garganey, 2 Avocets, 3 drake Red-crested Pochard (Will Bowell)

Grafham Water - Sanderling, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers,Grasshopper Warbler, 1st-summer Common Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Brent Goose on Diddington Pit (Martin Davis)Knot still, Sanderling, drk Red-crested Pochard and 6 Little Egrets (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells) Cetti's Warbler calling from Hayling lake, North end (Mark Brandon)

Fen Dayton - 2 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, 19 Pochard, Barnacle Goose overhead, 2 drake Garganey, Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl (Gavin Paterson)

Monday 26 May 2008

Monday, 26 May

Grafham Water - 3 Sanderling on the dam, 5 Common Sandpiper, White-cheeked Pintail (Jono Leadley)winter plumage Knot flew towards the dam at 10.15, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 3 Turnstone, Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, Pochard (Jamie Wells)

Maxey Pits - Red-crested Pochard, 2 Avocet, Grey Plover (Peter Beesley)

Sunday, 25 May

Grafham Water - 7 Sanderling, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper (Jono Leadley)
Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GP - 8 Sanderling, Grey Plover, Avocets, drk Garganey, 1, drk Red-crested Pochard, 12 tundrae Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Hobby (Will Bowell)

Fen Drayton. Hobby, 2 Avocets on Moore Lake (Ian Anderson)

Saturday 24 May 2008

Saturday, 24 May

Paxton Pits - 3 Garganeys this morning but all flew off north, 2 Sanderlings, Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Red Kite, 6+ Hobbies, Buzzard, 5 Little Egrets and a 2CY Common Gull (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON showing on and off all day, 17+ plus Hobbies (Dave Anderson)

Grafham Water - 5 Sanderling still on dam this afternoon (Mark Hawkes)

Friday 23 May 2008

Friday, 23 May

Peterborough - Red Kite over city centre (Brian Stone)

High Wash - Curlew Sandpiper at Holly Tree farm (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - Grey plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper on the dam this morning (Jono Leadley)Little Egret, 5 Sanderling 5 on dam, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, White-cheeked Pintail on dam (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, Turnstone, 8 Dunlins, 4 Little Egrets (Jamie Wells)

Thursday 22 May 2008

Thursday, 22 May

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still, 3 Black Terns, 4 drake Garganey, 2 Avocets, Little Ringed Plover (Dennis Hall, Dave Anderson, et al)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, 2 Turnstone, 2 Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Hobby, Buzzard, Common Gull, leucistic drake Gadwall (Jamie Wells)

Wednesday 21 May 2008

Wednesday, 21 May

Grafham Water - Grey Plover on dam, 11 Common Scoters, 5 Sanderling (Colin Addington) Osprey (per

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still, 15 Hobbies (Andy Cotton) 4 Black Terns, 2 Avocets (John Hoppett)

Paxton Pits - Red Kite over Heronry South, 2 Buzzards, 3 Hobbies (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday 20 May 2008

Tuesday, 20 May

Fen Drayton GP - Adult female RED-FOOTED FALCON still present (Peter Stockwell) 2 COMMON CRANES flew SE over at 12.55, Turnstone on Moore Lake, male Marsh Harrier - hunting over the arable fields to the east of the entrance Track (Andy Cotton)

High Wash - Turnstone, 39 Redshank, 3 Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit (Brian Stone)

Paxton Pits - 3 Greenshank, 2 Turnstone, 12 Dunlin, Little Egret, 2-3 Buzzards, 8 Hobbies (Jamie Wells) unconfirmed report of RED-FOOTED FALCON.

Maxey GP - 2 Avocet, Turnstone (Leon Smith) 2 Sanderling (Will Bowell)

Grafham Water - Black Tern off Mander CP, ad. Yellow-legged Gull in lagoons
3 Common Sandpipers on dam, plus 4 Little Ringed Plovers (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - 2 Hobbies, male Marsh Harrier, Cettis Warbler, Little Owl, 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, 4 Shelduck (Dave Palmer) COMMON CRANE circling over Mere at 11am (Will Burdett)

Monday 19 May 2008

Monday, 19 May

Fen Drayton GP -
Adult female RED-FOOTED FALCON - still present at 11:30, perched in
trees above fishermen's car park in the SE corner of Drayton Lagoon
(Andy Cotton, Paul Rule, et al.) Earlier, it was hunting over Elney Lake (Dennis Hall) Male Marsh Harrier flew over Ferry Lagoon at 10:00, Little Ringed Plover on Moore Lake, 14 Hobbies (Andy Cotton)

High Wash - Turnstone, 19 Redshank, 7 Little Egret, Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit (Brian Stone)

Eldernell - CORNCRAKES can now be heard well, from the Eldernell Car park and by walking westward in the evening and early morning.

Wicken Fen - 3 COMMON CRANES flew east over @ 16.22, c8 Hobbies, 1m Garganey, 2-3 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin (Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Turnstones, 12 Dunlin, 2 Little Egrets, 3-4 Buzzards and a Hobby over Little Paxton (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells).

Sunday 18 May 2008

Sunday,18 May

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON still around Elney Lake (Richard Allison)

Ramsey to Warboys road (B1040)- Untagged Red Kite feeding on a dead rabbit near the Wistow turn (Dave Deboo)

Ely BF - female RED-FOOTED FALCON hawking over reed-beds just east of Ely, and south of Queen Adelaide, park carefully off road to view pools (Duncan Poyser). Still at 14:00hr (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water- OSPREY over west end, 2 Sanderling & Turnstone on dam (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - drk Garganey, Greenshank, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 2 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, Grasshopper Warbler (Martin Davis)

Saturday 17 May 2008

Saturday, 17 May

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON @ 9.30 on dead poplars at side of sailing lake near the metalled bridge (Dermot Cooper) again briefly in SW corner of Elney Lake at 5.30pm, plus 3 Hobbies (Richard Patient) female PIED FLYCATCHER seen briefly at 8.00pm, north side of Elney Lake (Duncan Ritchie) 2 Turnstone, Grey Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - TEMMINCK'S STINT still, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 10 Sanderling, 7+ Dunlin, Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 drk. Garganey, Red-crested Pochard, Little Egret. Large falcon sp. certainly had some Saker Falcon about it (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Sanderling on dam in morning (Mark Hawkes) 3 Sanderling on the dam (Jono Leadley)

Maxey GP - 2 Turnstone (Mike Weedon)

Friday, 16 May

Paxton Pits -TEMNINCK'S STINT still 07:30hr, Little Stint, 8 Sanderling, 5+ Dunlin (Mark Hawkes) TEMMINCK'S STINT still 16:00hr, 5 Sanderling, 5 Turnstone, 2 Little Stints, Avocet, Common Sandpiper (Dean Harlow)

Berry Fen - Grey Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, Avocet, 6 Ringed Plover (Duncan McNiven)

High Wash - Greenshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Redshank, Little Egret (Brian Stone)

Cambs Washes - drake Garganey, Barn Owl, Grey Partridge (Tom Smith)

Nene Washes - Quail singing, 2 Dunlin (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday, 15 May

Paxton Pits - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINT 2 on Pumphouse Pit, Little Stint, Sanderling, Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover 2 Knot (Martin Davis)

Long Drove Cottenham - OSPREY (David Heath)

Berry Fen - 4 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, Barn Owl, Barnacle Goose (Duncan McNiven)

Ouse Washes - Little Stint, Greenshank (Paul Harrington) Hobby, Barn Owl, Yellow Wagtail (Steven Green)

Wednesday, 14 May

Fen Drayton - 11 hobbies, Black Tern, Cetti's Warbler (Andy Cotton)

Wandlebury - 6 Crossbill, Spotted Flycatcher (Iain Webb)

Tuesday 13 May 2008

Tuesday, 13 May

Fen Drayton GP - female RED-FOOTED FALCON briefly at 18:20hr (Jim Lawrence)

Paxton Pits - TEMMINCK'S STINT, drk Red-crested Pochard (Martin Davis)

Berry Fen - TEMMINCK'S STINT flew NE at 7:30hr, Wood Sandpiper, 4 drk Garganey (Richard Thomas, Chris Hudson)

Maxey GP - TEMMINCK'S STINT still (Brian Stone)

Nene Washes - Turnstone at High Wash (Brian Stone)

Monday, 12 May

Alconbury - 2 COMMON CRANES over village at 13:15hr (Matthew Rodgers)

Maxey GP - TEMMINCK'S STINT still (Will Bowell)

Fen Drayton GP - 2 Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 6 Hobbies (Andy Cotton)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Red-crested Pochard, 5 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - 2 Garganey, 3 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Barn Owl (Dave Palmer)

Sunday 11 May 2008

Sunday, 10 May

Berry Fen - Whinchat (Richard Grimmett) 2 drake Garganeys (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - Probable Honey Buzzard over north end, Red Kite, 7 Common Buzzard, 3 Hobby, 2 Barnacle Goose, Black-tailed Godwit, White-fronted Goose, drk. Red-crested Pochard, 3 Little Egret, Dunlin, 2nd-summer Yellow-legged Gull (Martin Davis, Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - at least 25 Hobbies (Duncan Poyser) Marsh Harrier, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Richard Hall)

Eynesbury - 2 Hobbies high over Andrew Road (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Swaffham Prior Fen - Barn Owl, 7 Grey Partridge (Richard Hall)

Cam Washes - 1 drake Garganey, 2 Egyptian Geese (Richard Hall)

Maxey GP - TEMMINCK'S STINT still present (Josh Jones)

Saturday 10 May 2008

Saturday, 10 May

Grafham Water - 3 Black Terns off the lagoons (Jono Leadley)

Berry Fen - Knot, Wood Sandpiper (Richard Thomas) 2 drk. Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Goose (David Griffiths)

Ely BF - 2 Black terns (Monica & Owen Marks)

Maxey GP - TEMMINCK'S STINT still present (Mike Weedon) Wood Sandpiper (Will Bowell)

Buckden GP - HONEY BUZZARD, 2-3 Common Buzzards, Red Kite, 5 Hobbies (Mark Hawkes)

Swaddywell - HONEY BUZZARD (Richard Astle)

Ouse Washes - 3 Garganey, Hobby, Marsh Harrier Little Egret (David Griffiths)

Paxton Pits - Marsh Harrier, 3 Garganey (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley)

Ely City Centre - 2 COMMON CRANES over @ 18:45 (Duncan Poyser) same birds seen passing east over Witcham around 18.30 (David Hopkins)

Friday 9 May 2008

Friday, 9 May

Melbourn - BLACK KITE flew towards Fowlmere/Duxford at 11am (Claire Horne)

Berry Fen - Knot, 2 Garganey (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Fen - 3 Black Terns (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - 2nd -summer Little Gull (Jamie Wells)

Ramsey - 2 Spotted Flycatchers (Luise Addison)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Black Terns (Don Gardener)

Fen Drayton GP - Turnstone (Allison Cushley) drake Pintail (Andy Cotton)

Thursday 8 May 2008

Thursday, 8 May

Ouse Fen - TEMMINCK'S STINT briefly (Richard Thomas)

Berry Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Garganey (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - 1-2 Wood Sandpipers, 5 Grey Plovers, Turnstone, 3 Black Terns, Little Gull, 3 Little Egret, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes) Sanderling (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 7 Common Sandpipers on dam (Mark Hawkes) Turnstone (Colin Addington)

Ely Beet Pools - Black Tern (Ben Green, Duncan Poyser) 2 Black Terns in afternoon (Owen Marks)

Fen Drayton GP - male Marsh Harrier, 3 Black Terns, 8 Common Sandpipers, 4 Hobby, 2 Cetti's Warbers (Duncan McNiven)

Wicken Fen - 3 Wood Sandpipers, Sanderling, Greenshank, Grey Plover (Dave Griffiths)

St. Neots - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling by Rowing Club (Chris Harbard)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Black Terns (Mike Weedon)

Wednesday 7 May 2008

Wednesday, 7 May

Paxton Pits - WRYNECK at south end of moorings along River Ouse at midday (Jim Stevenson), and still present this evening (Martin Davis, Mark Hawkes et al) 3 Black Terns (Peter Stockwell) 2 Wood Sandpipers (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL still from Grose Hide, 2 Whimbrel (per

Buckden GP - 10 Black Terns, Greenshank, drake Red-crested Pochard, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Nightingales (per

Fen Drayton GP - 12 Black Terns through (Dave Anderson) Garganey, Greenshank (Gavin Paterson)

Orton Brick Pit - 6 Black Terns (Howard Butler)

Maxey GP - Grey Plover still, Ruff (Brian Stone, Mike Weedon) 4 Wood Sandpipers, then flew north, Short-eared Owl, Green Sandpiper (Will Bowell)

Ferry Meadows - 4 Little Gulls this morning (Chris Park) 6 this afternoon (Mike Weedon)

Fletton BP - 2 Spotted Flycatchers (Ben Fraser)

Wicken Fen - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Garganey, pr Shelduck on Bakers Fen, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Dave Palmer) 5 Wood Sandpipers this afternoon (Bruce Martin)

Tuesday, 6 May

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL still Grose Hide (per 2 Garganey, Greenshank, 2 Turnstones, Med Gull at Chain Corner (Monica & Owen Marks) Garganey, Greenshank, 2 Arctic Terns at Sutton Gault (Mark Peck)

Ferry Meadows - 12 Black Terns (Brian Stone)

Nr. Litlington - 3 DOTTERELS still (Dave Griffiths), 2 flew off north in evening (Stuart Elsom et al)

Paxton Pits - 2 Black Terns (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - 6 Wood Sandpipers on Bakers Fen in evening (per Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Hobbies (Rebecca Nason/Phil Harris).

Ickleton - HONEY BUZZARD reported over at 13:30hr (Neil Rawlings)

Between Fen Drayton & Fenstanton - Spotted Flycatcher (Mark Eaton)

Maxey GP - Sanderling (Chris Lines)

Tuesday 6 May 2008

Monday, 5 May

Grafham Water - 2 Black Terns (Mark Hawkes, Jono Leadley)

Ouse Washes - SPOONBILL (adult) from Grose hide early morning (Richard Patient) Still present this evening (Duncan Poyser et al) also 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Oystercatchers, male MarshHarrier, c10 Little Egrets, Avocet, Black Tern (various observers)

Fen Drayton GP - TEMMINCK'S STINT on Moore Lake (per still present c14:30hr (Richard Allison et al) drake Garganey and Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - WOOD WARBLER reported by Kingfisher hide this evening (per Cetti's Warbler (Roger Hughes)

Nr Litlington - 3 DOTTEREL still - directions as below (Nigel Blake)

Woodwalton Fen - Spotted Flycatcher, Grasshopper Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Maxey GP - Grey Plover, Ruff, Wheatear (Chris Lines)

Sunday 4 May 2008

Sunday, 4 May

Paxton Pits - BLACK STORK reported over Heronry South at 12:21hr (James Timms). MONTAGU'S HARRIER female over visitors centre at 12:25hr (Jamie Wells) and at the north end at 14:45hr heading northwest (Martin Davis, Neal Parkin). 2 Garganey, Sanderling, Turnstone, Whinchat, 5+ Black Terns (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis, Gary Rawlings)

Fen Drayton GP - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS late morning only, Garganey (Richard Patient, Neil Renwick)

Elton - MONTAGU'S HARRIER female northeast at c.16:00hr (Brian Stone)

Hardwick - BLACK KITE over A428 at 9:00hr (Ken & Maggie Hook)

Boxworth - Ring Ouzel (Peter Herkenrath)

Morborne Hill - FIRECREST in compound (Brian Stone)

Nr. Litlington - 2 DOTTEREL early morning only (Geoff Barlow)

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 3 Sanderling, 4 Common Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - 6 Black Tern, Cetti’s Warbler along Great Ouse north of Swavesey Lake, 3 Hobbies (Robin Jones)

Saturday 3 May 2008

Saturday, 3 May

Paxton Pits - WOOD WARBLER singing in wood south of Diddington Pit late morning, access only along footpath SE of Diddington village, plus Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Black Terns, White-fronted & Pink-footed Geese (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis, Jono Leadley, Mark Hawkes et al)

Little Abington - WOODLARK flew over at 6am (Phil Harris)

Buckden GP - Little Egret, Hobby, Nightingale (Mark Hawkes)

Near Litlington - 2 DOTTEREL in field SE of Limelow Hill. From west of Royston on A505, park in Little Chef car park. Cross north over A505, then down concrete path, cross railway line, then walk north through 2 fields (along bridleway) to view third field. Birds were at east end of pea field near white flag (Geoff Barlow, John Dingemans).

Cam Washes - 3 Black Terns, 2 Egyptian Geese (per

Grafham Water - 2 Black Terns (Jono Leadley)

Friday 2 May 2008

Friday, 2 May

Paxton Pits - 3 LITTLE TERNS, Black Tern, Little Gull, Red-crested Pochard, 3 Little Egret, Wheatear, 3 Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Osprey over Savages Creek (Colin Addington), 3 Black-tailed Godwits in the lagoons (Jono Leadley)

Fen Drayton - 3 Hobby hunting over Far Fen, Cetti's warbler singing from Drayton Lagoon and Ferry Lagoon, Yellow wagtail along the Entrance Track (Andy Cotton)

Upware (rear of Carpark) - Grasshopper Warbler (Owen Marks)

Thursday, 1 May

Limepit Hill, Fulbourn - 3 Greenland Wheatears (Colin Kirkland)

Roswell Pits - male Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby (Craig Sammels)

Upware - STONE CURLEW in an arable field just south of village (Ed Maughfling)