Monday 29 June 2009

Monday, 29 June

Toseland - ad male PALLID HARRIER over wheat fields, north of the A428 just south of the village, for several minutes around 13:00h. The bird then headed west and was not relocated.

Ferry Meadows - fem Ruddy Shelduck on the island in Overton Lake (Paul Taylor)

Paxton Pits - male Ruff on Diddington Pit island (Tony Ploszajski)

Sunday, 28 June

Maxey Pits - 3 Wood Sandpipers, Little Owl, Buzzard (Malcolm Holley); 4+ Green Sandpipers (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - 2 Green Sandpipers (Martin Davis)

Hemingford Grey - 2 Grasshopper Warblers (Mike Everett)

Cam Washes - 11 Green Sandpipers, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 17 Avocets, 2 Barn Owls (David & Jonathan Heath)

Newnham - HONEY BUZZARD soaring 08:50h (Rita & Stuart Linguard)

Sunday 28 June 2009

Saturday, 27 June

Buckden GP - Wood Sandpiper, drk Garganey, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - 2 SANDWICH TERNS until 12:15h , then flew east, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Little Ringed Plovers (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 26 June

Paxton Pits - 5 Wood Sandpipers in evening (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Little Ringed Plovers (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GP - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Greenshank and 8 Green Sandpipers (Mike Weedon)

Thursday 25 June 2009

Wednesday, 24 June

Midloe Grange farm - Little Owl (Martin Shreeves)

Etton GP - Peregrine over (Keith Lawton)

Wednesday 24 June 2009

Tuesday, 23 June

Cam Washes - 31 Avocets, Greenshank, 5+ Green Sandpipers, 2 Little Egrets, Oystercatcher, Marsh Harrier (David Heath)

Paxton Pits - Buzzard, 10 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Little Ringd Plovers (John Parslow)

Pocket Park, Eynesbury - Grasshopper Warbler reeling in evening (Roger Hughes)

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Monday, 22 June

Maxey Pits - 9 Green Sandpipers (Mike Weedon)

Sunday 21 June 2009

Sunday, 21 June

Friday Bridge - Quail calling from fields south of village around 9am, Hobby, Little Egret, Turtle Dove and several ground-nesting birds out here, including Yellow Wagtails in several fields of peas, Corn Buntings, Reed Buntings and Meadow Pipits (Louise Bacon)

Paxton Pits - 1-2 Little Egrets, 9 Yellow-legged Gulls, Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells/John Parslow)

Saturday, 20 June

Cam Washes - 5 Green Sandpipers (Jonathan & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 Little Egrets, 8+ Yellow-legged Gulls, pair Little Ringed Plover, 6+ Ringed Plovers, Wigeon (Jamie Wells)

Friday 19 June 2009

Friday, 19 June

Cambourne - Quail singing to southwest of Whomping Willow Lake 06:00h. Please park carefully at the south end of Jeavons Lane and follow the path to the lake. Also, a pair of Stonechat with fledged young; please keep your distance when viewing these birds (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - 4 summer-plumaged Black-tailed Godwit at Ferry Lagoon (Neil Renwick)

Thursday, 18 June

Wicken Fen - 4 Little Egrets, male Garganey, Spotted Redshank on Baker's Fen and 5 Cetti's Warblers, 3 male Cuckoos, Marsh Harrier along Wicken Lode (Richard Hall)

Cambourne - 2 Quails singing at southeast side of Whomping Willow Lake (Jonathan Hook)

Thursday 18 June 2009

Wednesday, 17 June

Balsham - Quail calling along the Roman Road, north of the Hildersham/Balsham road (Iain Webb)

Tuesday 16 June 2009

Tuesday, 16 June

Grafham Water - 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, Turtle Dove, 4 ad & 3 young Avocets (Andrew Tongue)

Paxton Pits - Little Egret, 2+ Little Ringed Plovers, Greenshank, Hobby, Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoos, 4 Nightingales. Also Spotted Flycatcher at Diddington (Andrew Tongue, Martin Davis)

Maxey Pits - 3 Green Sandpipers, Yellow Wagtail, Red Kite, 2 Turtle Doves (Chris Lines)

Monday 15 June 2009

Monday, 15 June

Castor Hanglands - 1+ Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warblers early morning (Richard Astle)

Sunday 14 June 2009

Sunday, 14 June

Eaton Ford - Red Kite over (Richard Bashford)

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON still on Bakers Fen (per

Helpston - 2 Barn Owls nearby (Richard Astle)

Saturday, 13 June

Dogsthorpe Tip - Red Kite over (Jack Thorpe)

Bainton GP - Hobby, Cuckoo (Keith Lawton)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Egyptian Geese at Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Wednesday, 10 June

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON on Baker's Fen still this afternoon, although often elusive (

Stretham - Red Kite perched near A10 a mile to the south (Paul Mason)

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Tuesday, 9 June

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON on Baker's Fen still, 15:30h (Peter Blythe)

Grafham Water - OSPREY until 08:15h at least, also 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, Little Ringed Plover (Mark Hawkes); OSPREY flew off north at 10:10h (Colin Addington)

Monday 8 June 2009

Monday, 8 June

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON still 11:25h (

Paxton Pits - Whimbrel this morning (Tony Ploszajski)

King's Dyke NR - 2 possible Cranes reported circling this morning, also Little Egret, 2 Cuckoos, Grasshopper Warbler (Phil Parker)

Cam Washes - Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Avocets, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 12+ Redshanks (Jonathan & David Heath)

Maxey Pits - Barn Owl (Richard Astle)

Helpston - Little Owl, pair of Tawny Owls (Richard Astle)

Sunday 7 June 2009

Sunday, 7 June

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover, Greenshank, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Teal, Red-crested Pochard and Grasshopper Warbler this morning (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells et al.); Tree Sparrow (Gary Rawlings/Neal Parkin); Black Tern, 4 Yellow Legged Gulls, 2 Greenshanks, 5 Dunlins, Hobby this afternoon (John Parslow, Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water -OSPREY circling over west end at 4.05pm, drifting off westwards, also Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON still, also 2 Avocets, Wood Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plovers (Andrew Knights, Dave Fricker)

March Farmers - Ruff, Whopper Swan, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Cuckoos (Paul Taylor)

Saturday, 6 June

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON on Baker's Fen still, Hobby, 6 Ringed Plover (David Heath)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, 4 Sanderlings (Martin Davis); Peregrine, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes, Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Egyptian Goose, Hobby, 5 Little Ringed Plovers, Cuckoo (Gavin Paterson)

Godmanchester GP - 2 Egyptian Geese (Mark Hawkes)

Friday 5 June 2009

Thursday, 4 June

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON on Baker's Fen still (as per info services)

Paxton Pits - 2 Black Terns (Gavin Ryan)

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Wednesday, 3 June

St. Ives GP - Sanderling on the main sailing lake (Neal Gates, Alan Bull)

Paxton Pits - Ruff, Sanderling, 1+ Little Egrets, Red-crested Pochard, Little Ringed Plover, 5+ Ringed Plovers, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday, 2 June

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON still on Bakers Fen in afternoon (per Birdguides)

Monday 1 June 2009

Monday, 1 June

Wicken Fen - SQUACCO HERON showing occasionally on Baker's Fen 13:00h (

Castor Hanglands - 9+ singing Nightingales, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, Cuckoo (Richard Astle)