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)