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)