Monday 31 August 2009

Monday, 31 August

Ouse Fen - both GREAT WHITE EGRETS still present, 2 Garganeys, Greenshank, c.80 Snipes, 2 Whinchat (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - drake Scaup still on lagoon 3+ Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Little Egrets, 12+ Yellow Wagtails, 3+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Whimbrels passed south over Gunwade Lake, Restart on Coney Meadow (Matt Webb)

Cam Washes - 11 Little Egrets, 6 Green Sandpipers, Greenshank, Peregrine, Hobby, 2 Buzzards (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - 3 Whinchats at Pumphouse Pit (Steve May); Whinchat at Great Meadow (Martin Davis); 4 Little Egrets, juv Hobby, 2 Greenshanks, 4 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper, Egyptian Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochards, Marsh Tit (Jamie Wells)

Sunday 30 August 2009

Sunday, 30 August

Ouse Fen - both GREAT WHITE EGRETS present this morning, 4+ Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 30-40 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff (Richard Thomas)

Nene Low Washes - 4 Whinchat, Hobby (Peter Beesley)

Grafham Water - Juvenile SPOTTED CRAKE in lagoons from 7-7.15pm, but not again by dusk. Also 3+ Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 3 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes); drake Scaup (Steve Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black Tern this morning, 4 Snipe, Marsh Harrier (Nigel Sprowell); Little Ringed Plover (Dave Anderson)

Paxton Pits - Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Peregrine, 3 Dunlin, c300 Sand Martin, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (Jamie Wells); Tree Pipit over village (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - HONEY BUZZARD, Osprey, Redstart (Matt Webb)

Cam Washes - 6 Green Sandpipers, 3 Greenshanks, 4 Turtle Doves (Jonathan & David Heath)

King's Dyke NR - 1st win male Redstart reported (as per Phil Paker)

Saturday, 29 August

Ouse Fen - colour-ringed GREAT WHITE EGRET still present, OSPREY over (Richard Thomas, Richard Grimmett)

Nene Washes - GREAT WHITE EGRET over southern Corncrake pen and appeared to land on pits at 2.30pm (per

Cam Washes - 3 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 35 Snipe, 4 Little Egret, 160 Teal, Swift, 70 Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail (Gavin Paterson); 8 Turtle Doves (Jonathan & David Heath)

Friday 28 August 2009

Friday, 28 August

Nene Washes, Central Drove - 3+ Greenshanks, 4 Ruffs, juv Marsh Harrier, 4 Whinchats, Cuckoo, 'plenty' of Yellow wagtails (Brian Stone; Steve Gann)

Grafham Water - 4 Black Terns, 5 Little Egrets, Hobby (Peter Beesley)

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart at Heron Meadow (Paul Taylor)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, Whinchat (Tony Ploszajski); Turnstone, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - The colour-ringed GREAT WHITE EGRET still present this evening, Phase 3, also Peregrine, Whimbrel over, 2 Garganeys (Richard Thomas); Wood Sandpiper over with a party of Green Sandpipers (Richard Grimmett)

Thursday 27 August 2009

Thursday, 27 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Egyptian Geese, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart at southern end of Heron Meadows again (John Saunders)

Paxton Pits - 3 Whinchats, Wheatear, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpipers, Little Egret (Dean Harlow)

Nene Washes, Low Wash - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Greenshanks, 7 Ruffs, 3 Whinchats (Charlie Kitchen)

Grafham Water - 5 Black Terns off Mander CP, 9+ Green Sandpipers, eclipse male Garganey, eclipse male SCAUP, fem Ruddy Duck, 2 Common Sandpipers, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes; Jim Guthrie)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers (John Saunders); 8 Green Sandpipers, Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtails (Leon Smith)

Wednesday 26 August 2009

Wednesday, 26 August

Grafham Water - Whinchat, below dam early morning, 4 Black Terns, fem Peregrine, Little Egret, 4+ Yellow Wagtails (Mark Hawkes)

Witcham - Wheatear at Grange Farm this morning (David Hopkins)

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart, 5+ Spotted Flycatchers at Ham Bridge end of Heron Meadow (Peter Beesely, Mac Bell); 2+ Green Sandpipers (Brian Stone)

Farcet Fen - Nightingale, Turtle Dove, 2 Spotted Flycatchers (Steve Dudley)

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Tuesday, 25 August

Grafham Water - 8 Black Terns on jetty by sailing club early morning, Peregrine over west, 4 Little Egrets, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 6+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Mark Hawkes); 2 Ospreys at Savages Creek 18:30h (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - vocal TREE PIPIT, probably 2 birds, south over Coney Meadow this morning, male Redstart at south end of Heron Meadow 17:45h (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Egyptian Geese, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Gavin Paterson)

Little Paxton Wood - Quail flushed in the evening (Martin Shreeves)

Monday 24 August 2009

Monday, 24 August

Ouse Fen - both GREAT WHITE EGRETS in flight c.12:00h, also Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Egrets (Ian Anderson)

Grafham Water - 32+ Black Terns off Mander CP, 2 Green Sandpipers, Little Egret, 3+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Fuller's Hill Farm, Gamlingay - Whinchat, 2 Wheatears still 07:30h (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Black Terns, 3+ Green Sandpipers (Brian Stone et al.)

Fen Drayton lakes - at Ferry Lagoon Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Hobby (Andy Cotton)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat, 5+ Little Egrets, 2 Green Sandpipers, 7+ Common Sandpipers (Jamie Wells)

Isleham - 7 Green Sandpipers, 6 Greenshanks, 5 Ruffs, 3 Common Sandpipers (Dave Palmer)

Sunday 23 August 2009

Sunday, 23 August

Ouse Fen - Both GREAT WHITE EGRET still present, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Whinchat, juv Wheatear (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 41+ Black Tern, 2 Whimbrel over, drk Scaup still in lagoons, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Fuller's Hill Farm, Gamlingay - Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Wheatears, Whinchat (Mark Thomas)

Cam Washes - 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl (David & Jonathan Heath)

Ferry Meadows - male Redstart on Coney Meadow (Don Gardener)

Clopton / Croydon - OSPREY over and around village seen 9 am and again 17.00 (Tim Hancock)

Fen Drayton - pair of Garganey on Moore Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobbies, 3 Cetti's Warblers (Neil Renwick)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat (Martin Davis)

Saturday, 22 August

Ouse Fen - Both GREAT WHITE EGRET still present, juv Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Turnstone, 2 Ruff over(Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - Wheatear, Little Egret, 12 Dunlin, Grey Wagtail (Peter Beesley)

Croydon Hill - Tree Pipit (Daren Oakley-Martin)

Wicken Fen - 4 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 6 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, Whinchat, 3 Swift, Turtle Dove, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Friday 21 August 2009

Friday, 21 August

Grafham Water - juv Little Gull & juv Mediterranean Gull on the boom at Mander CP 06:30-07:30h, also 5+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 Common Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes); Marsh Harrier near Hill Farm, 2 Peregrines over east (Colin Addington)

Wicken Fen - 2 Greenshanks, 2 Green Sandpipers, Whinchat (Dave Palmer)

Ferry Meadows - 4 Green Sandpipers, 16 Common Terns (Brian Stone)

Thursday 20 August 2009

Thursday, 20 August

Grafham Water - 4 dark phase ad ARCTIC SKUAS over c.11:00h (Colin Addington)

Isleham - 5 Greenshanks, 5 Ruffs, 6 Green Sandpipers, juv Avocet, 2 Common Sandpipers, Little Egret (Dave Palmer)

Nene Washes - Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (Brian Stone)

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Wednesday, 19 August

Grafham Water - juv Little Gull, Hobby over, Common Sandpiper, 10 Yellow Wagtails, Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew from Phase 4 to Phase 3 at 09:35h, still present at 09:50h at least. Also Greenshank, 3 Turtle Doves, 2 Ruffs this morning (Andy Cotton); 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS seen in flight several times, but not otherwise visible, c.18:00 (Mark Eaton)

Needingworth Quarry Lakes - GREAT WHITE EGRET to roost at 20:40h, TL365733 (Richard Thomas)

Cambridge - 6 Yellow Wagtails at the University Veterinery School on Madingly Road (Gavin Paterson)

Cam Washes - 7 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks (Hugh Venables)

Fowlmere village - 8 Yellow Wagtails over 18:30h (Robin Cox)

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Tuesday, 18 August

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET on Phase 3 at 08:35h, viewable from the track to Brownshill Staunch. Wheatear nearby (Richard Thomas); 2 birds present 19:20-19:40h (Tony Mallyon)

Isleham - 5 Greenshanks, 5 Ruffs, 3 Green Sandpipers, juv Avocet, Common Sandpiper (Dave Palmer)

Fen Draton Lakes - 3 Egyptian Geese, 42 Little Egrets to roost (Andy Cotton)

Monday 17 August 2009

Monday, 17 August

Top Farm, Croydon - ad male Marsh Harrier over west (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv Curlew Sandpiper on Ferry Lagoon (Dave Anderson); male Hen Harrier near the entrance this evening (John Raven); 46 Little Egrets to roost, 6 Greenshanks (Andy Cotton); also 2+ Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Egyptian Geese, Barn Owl. Possible distant Night Heron at dusk (Mark Hawkes et al)

Ouse Fen - GREAT WHITE EGRET (per Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - Osprey over, Little Gull (Colin Addington)

Sunday 16 August 2009

Sunday, 16 August

Ouse Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET still present, Red Kite, 2+ Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Greenshank, 4+ Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, Turnstone (Richard Grimmett and Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - juv Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 2 Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 2 Whinchat on fence below north end of dam, but mobile, Wheatear, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2+ Little Egret, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Isleham - 6 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, juv Black-tailed Godwit, 5 juv Ruff, juv Avocet (Monica and Owen Marks)

Fen Drayton - NIGHT HERON flew from the direction of the egret roost out north over the river and drop down between the river and Needingworth at 20:30hr (Richard Thomas)

Nene Washes - 2 COMMON CRANES, Hobby, Peregrine, 6 Yellow Wagtails (Stuart Ball)

Saturday 15 August 2009

Saturday, 15 August

Ouse Fen - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS from the end of track to Brownshill Staunch [Long Drove, off Overcote Road] both birds moved to Bury Fen returning to their original location later. Also 16+ Little Egret, 2 Garganey, 2 Pintail, 5 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Marsh Harrier (Richard Grimmett and Richard Thomas)

Mare Fen - 9 Greenshank (Richard Grimmett and Richard Thomas)

Barleycroft - juv Black Tern (Richard Grimmett and Richard Thomas)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Common Scoter, Hobby at Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas); 37 Little Egrets to roost, juv Black Tern, Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin (Steve Cooper)

Grafham Water - drk SCAUP, Ruff, 2 Greenshank, Dunlin, 8 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - Hobby, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Croydon Hill - juv Osprey over south-south east (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Eldernell - Osprey, 3 Grey Wagtails, 2 Marsh Harriers, Kingfisher (Peter Beesley)

Friday 14 August 2009

Friday, 14 August

Grafham Water - Garganey, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey Pits - Garganey, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon); 2 Greenshanks (Peter Beesley)

Paxton Pits - 2 Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Fowlmere - 3 ad Yellow-legged Gulls with Lesser Black-backed Gulls on fields being ploughed at Manor Farm (Doug Radford)

Thursday, 13 August

Sutton Gault - Garganey, 4 Little Egrets, 10 Greenshanks, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Ruffs (Monica & Owen Marks)

Grafham Water - juv Little Gull off Mander CP (Colin Addington)

Thursday 13 August 2009

Wednesday, 12 August

Wicken Fen - 2 Greenshanks, 6 Green Sandpipers (Dave Palmer)

Isleham - 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Hobbies, Buzzard (Dave Palmer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Black Terns, eclipse Garganey (Dennis Hall); juv and male Marsh Harriers (Luise Addison, Pam Peacock)

Sutton Gault - Osprey over north, Garganey, Little Egret, Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers, 4 Greenshanks (Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - 2+ Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose, fem Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Jamie Wells)

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Tuesday, 11 August

Tubney Fen NT - COLLARED PRATINCOLE 19:40-21:05hr, Wood Sandpiper, 5 Greenshanks (Claire Spottiswoode, Tim Dee et al.) From Reach, head west towards Upware for 1/2 mile, park by new gate/NT sign, and follow track to view pool on right.

Ferry Meadows - juv Wheatear in Coney Meadow (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Black Terns on windsurfing lake, one on Moore lake (David Heath); 5 Common Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers (Mike Everett)

Swafham Bulbeck - Red Kite over 16:20h (Giles Merrit)

Grafham Water - 6 Greenshank, 4 Ruff, Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton Gault - Garganey, Little Egret, Greenshank, 3 Ruffs, 2 Green Sandpipers (Monica & Owen Marks)

Monday, 10 August

Grafham Water - juv Marsh Harrier over, 2 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes); 2 Garganeys in Savages Creek (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Sandpipers, Egyptian Goose (James Hanlon)

Wicken Fen - 5+ Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks (Dave Palmer)

Cam Washes - Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpipers, Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzards (David & Jonathan Heath)

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, Wheatear (Mark Ward); 8+ Green Sandpipers (Jamie Wells)

Dogsthorpe Tip - 2nd sum Caspian Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper (Josh Jones)

Maxey GPs - juv Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpipers (Josh Jones)

Sunday 9 August 2009

Sunday, 9 August

Grafham Water - 2 juv Garganey, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, 2+ Little Egret 3+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Marsh Tit (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 4 Little Egrets, 2 Green Sands, 3 Common Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Jamie Wells)

Saturday 8 August 2009

Saturday, 8 August

Grafham Water - moulting drake SCAUP still in lagoons on pool right of hide, Wheatear, 5+ Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Avocet and Greenshank in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - 2 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Garganey 3 Marsh Harrier, Whooper Swan, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Gavin Paterson)

Paxton Pits - 5 Little Egret, 2 Red-crested Pochard on Heronry South, c40 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper, c10 Common Sandpiper, 5 Turtle Dove, 6+ Common Buzzard, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - Red Kite high over Chesterton (Ian Anderson)

Maxey Pits - juv Garganey with 20+ Teal, 4 Shoveler, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon)

Shropshires Res - 10+ Common Terns, Sandwich Tern over, Little Gull, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Anne Howard)

Friday 7 August 2009

Friday, 7 August

Coveney - Osprey over West Fen Road between the village and the A10 c.14:00h (Peter Wilkinson, Jake Allsop)

Grafham Water - 13+ Black Terns off Mander CP 07:20h in poor visibility, elsewhere Greenshank, Turnstone, Little Ringed Plover (Mark Hawkes); 2 Common Scoters from Marlow CP 09:15h (Colin Addington); 16 Black Terns in evening, drake SCAUP, 7 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 5 Avocet (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey Pits - 8 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, Kingfisher, Golden Plover briefly (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpipers (Mike Everett)

Thursday 6 August 2009

Thursday, 6 August

Grafham Water - c.29 Black Terns from Mander CP (Colin Addington); juv Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Wednesday, 5 August

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern on Overton Lake (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pits - Egyptian Goose, Barnacle Goose, Golden Plover, 8 Common Sandpipers, possible Turnstone heard (Martin Davis)

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Tuesday, 4 August

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern on Overton Lake (Brian Stone)

Paxton Pits - Hobby, 9+ Common Sandpipers, 6 Dunlin, 2 Little Egrets, 11 Yellow-legged Gulls, Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 2 ad Turnstones at Marlow CP, 3 Common Sandpipers and Little Ringed Plover on the dam (Mark Hawkes)

Buckden GP - fem type Mandarin, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Cam Washes - 6 Greenshanks, 16 Green Sandpipers, 3 Avocets, 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff, juv Cuckoo, Hobby (David & Jonathan Heath)

Monday 3 August 2009

Monday, 3 August

Maxey Pits - 5+ Common Sandpipers, 4+ Green Sandpipers, juv Greenshank, Barn Owl (Mike Weedon)

Isleham - Little Egret, Ruff, juv Avocet, 6 Green Sandpipers, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, Turtle Dove (Monica & Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - 6 Little Egrets, Greenshank, 40+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 Black-tailed Godwits (John Parslow)

Sunday, 2 August

Maxey Pits - 7 Common Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, Barn Owl (Chris Lines)

Grafham Water - ad Black Tern from Mander CP, 3 Common Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 15+ Common Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers, 7+ Dunlins (Jamie Wells)

Saturday 1 August 2009

Saturday, 1 August

Buckden GP - ad. drake FERRUGINOUS DUCK on first pit on left until 3.40pm at least, 2 Green Sandpipers, Little Egret, Hobby, 4 Oystercatchers (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - 4 Black Terns, Turnstone, Dunlin, 4 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - adult Caspian Gull, c.80 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Hobbies, Black Tern (Martin Davis)

Maxey Pits - Peregrine over south, 4+ Common Sandpipers, 5+ Green Sandpipers, juv Greenshank, also 2 Little Owls in Etton (Mike Weedon); 5 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Corn Buntings, Little Owl (Chris Lines)

Fowlmere - 7 Green Sandpipers (Doug Radford)

Aldreth - juv Wheater nearby (Simon Stirrup)

Eltisley - Little Owl between the village and Papworth at Papley Way (Graham Askew)