Friday 30 October 2009

Friday, 30 October

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER and fem Scaup at south end of dam this morning (Mark Hawkes)

Milton CP - Cetti's Warbler in north-east corner of Dickerson's Pit, 11 Redpolls, 8 Siskins this morning (Jonathan Heath)

Maxey Pits - 1000 Golden Plovers (Don Gardener)

Stretham - 2000+ Golden Plovers (Jonathan & David Heath)

Thursday 29 October 2009

Thursday, 29 October

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still, Black Redstart around play area at Marlow CP but mobile (Colin Addington)

Bevill's Wood - 2+ Crossbills (Richard Broughton)

Fowlmere - c.510 Golden Plovers (Mike Foley)

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Wednesday, 28 October

Witcham - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW until 07:15h, but no further sign by 07:50h (Stuart Elsom, Richard Allison)

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS 12:50-13:00h (John Sherwood)

Ouse Fen - DOTTEREL in a field on the left as you head towards Brownshill Staunch, c.TL371724, until 09:00h at least (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 3 Scaups at south end of dam, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, ad Common Tern, SLAVONIAN GREBE (Mark Hawkes)

Croydon Hill - 1466 Fieldfares, 1073 Redwings, 213 Chaffinches over 06:50-08:05h, but many more not counted (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Ely BF - pair of Bearded Tits (James Hanlon)

Ferry Meadows - 14 Bramblings, 4 Lesser Redpolls, 3 Siskins (Matt Webb)

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Tuesday, 27 October

Witcham - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW around Silver Street c.09:45h (David Hopkins); still present 13:30h (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER 08:15h but mobile, 2 Scaup, 13+ Lesser redpolls, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes); SLAVONIAN GREBE 15:35h, ad Common Tern (Lee Evans)

Grantchester - fem GOSHAWK over east towards the River Cam 09:15h (Chris Richards)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Lesser Redpolls, Siskin, Brambling (Mike Weedon)

Stretham - separate flocks of 2000 and c.900 Golden Plovers, 470 and c.400 Lapwings, in the area (James Cadbury, Owen Marks)

Monday 26 October 2009

Monday, 26 October

Cambridge - male Wood Duck on the River Cam by the Elizabeth Way bridge 09:00h (JohnWalsh)

Ouse Washes (Earith to Welmore)- 96 Whooper Swans, 4 Ruffs, 3 Marsh Harriers, Peregrine (Alex Thomas)

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER 16:45-17:00h (Colin Addington, Mark Hawkes)

Sunday 25 October 2009

Sunday, 25 October

Paxton Pits - 2 Whooper Swans on Heronry North this morning, Common Buzzard, Siskin, Marsh Tit (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 1st-winter female Scaup at Gaynes creek, adult Common Tern still on boom at Mander CP (Mark Hawkes)

Witcham - male RING OUZEL still (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - 2 (possibly 3) FIRECREST in private Garden (Doug Radford)

Fen Drayton - female Goosander, female Ruddy Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Peregrine, Grey wagtail, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler (per Neil Renwick); 3 Goldeneyes, 400 Golden Plovers Fen Drayton village (Gavin Patterson)

Papley Way, Eltisley - Little Owl (Chris McCabe)

Saturday, 24 October

Grafham Water - 2 Rock Pipit and 60+ Meadow Pipits on dam, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Common Tern, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, Pintail, 4 Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - drk Scaup, 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull, Egyptian Goose, 7 Pintail, 6 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl (Jamie Wells)

Witcham - male and female RING OUZEL in private garden (David Hopkins)

Friday 23 October 2009

Friday, 23 October

Trumpington - Swirling flock of 600-800 Golden Plover this morning (Peter Bircham)

Grafham Water - SLAVONIAN GREBE between Hill Farm and Savages Creek, Red Kite over, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Siskin (Monica and Owen Marks)

Ouse Fen - 3 Merlin (Brian Groombridge)

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS again 14:50h (Mike Weedon)

Thursday 22 October 2009

Thursday, 22 October

Ferry Meadows - 1+ Brambling, Redpoll sp., 2 Siskins, small flock of Bullfinches (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - SLAVONIAN GREBE still present 12:00h (Colin Addington)

Ouse Washes - Barnacle Goose, White-fronted Goose, ringtail Hen Harrier, Peregrine (Mark Pettit)

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Wednesday, 21 October

Paxton Pits - male and fem Scaup, 4 Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Dunlin, 4 Little Egrets, c.60 Golden Plovers circling, 2 Cetti's Warblers singing (Neil Renwick)

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October

Great Shelford - fem Merlin briefly (James Hanlon)

Little Thetford - c.250 Golden Plovers nearby, 13:00h (John Thake)

Toft - c.224 Golden Plovers near the golf course this morning (Clive Sinclair)

Paxton Pits - Scaup, Grey Plover over, 3+ Little Egrets (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 1st win SLAVONIAN GREBE still present, ad Common Tern, Black-tailed Godwit (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - 2 Water Pipits, Yellow Wagtail (Jonathan Taylor)

Fenstanton - Siskin (Neil Renwick)

Monday, 19 October

Brinkley - Red Kite, 10+ Buzzards over the wood, 30 Golden Plovers nearby (Monica & Owen Marks)

Waresley & Gransden Woods - Grey Wagtail (Graham Askew)

Grafham Water - 1cy SLAVONIAN GREBE, ad Common Tern, 2 Redpoll, 1+ Siskin (Mark Hawkes)

Cam Washes - Green Sandpiper, 14 Snipe, Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher (Gavin Paterson)

Roswell Pits, Ely - 4 Marsh Harriers (Allistair Berry)

Sunday 18 October 2009

Sunday, 18 October

Woodwalton Fen - Bearded Tit, 3 Brambling, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, 50+ Lesser Redpoll, 40+ Siskin, 4 Water Rail (Mike Weedon)

Ely Beet Factory - Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, 10+ Bearded Tits (Richard Bowles); 2 Crossbills over (Stuart Sharp)

Cuckoo Bridge, Roswell Pits - Cetti's Warbler (Richard Bowles)

Ouse Fen - Rock Pipit, 5 Jack Snipe, juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Bearded Tits (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - 1cy SLAVONIAN GREBE near Savages creek, 2 Scaup, fem Common Scoter, 2+ Rock Pipit on dam with 40+ Meadow Pipits, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3 Ruddy Duck, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4+ Little Egret, 9 Pintail, 2 Redpoll 2 over, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin); Arctic Tern (James Hanlon).

Paxton Pits - fem Scaup on pumphouse pit, Rock Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, 6 Dunlin (Dean Harlow)

Ouse Washes - Spotted Redshank in front of Welches Dam Hide (David Hopkins)

Wilburton - 2 Redpolls, Siskin, Common Buzzard (Peter Stockwell)

Wentworth - 5 Common Buzzard (Rick Sanders)

Abbotsley - 12 Common Buzzard, 4 Grey Partridge, 4 Bullfinches, 11 Stock Doves
5 Treecreeper, Marsh Tit (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Tree Sparrow, House Martin, 10 Little Egrets, 4 Stonechats, 7000+ Starlings, Barn Owl (Neil Renwick, Dave Anderson)

Saturday, 17 October

Grafham Water - fem/imm Common Scoter. drk Scaup, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, c6,000 Redwing and 300+ Fieldfare through, 15 Redpoll and 2+ Siskin, 11+ Goldeneye, 3+ Little Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - Cetti's Warbler singing, up to 6000 Starlings in roost (Neil Renwick)

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS again present (Trevor Williams); Little Egret (Brian Stone)

Milton - Peregrine over the A10 heading towards the park and ride 11:35h (David Nation)

Friday 16 October 2009

Friday, 16 October

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS arrived 15:25h (Chris Lines, Jonathan Taylor); departed 16:30h (Richard Astle); also Knot (Mike Weedon); Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - male COMMON SCOTER at east end of Gunwade Lake 13:00h (Paul Taylor)

Grafham Water - 2 Black-necked Grebes from Hill Farm 17:00h (Colin Addington)

Ouse Washes - juv GANNET over west Suton Gault 11:00h, 17 Grey Partridges just north of Chain Corner (Paul Harrington)

Trumpington - c.1200 Golden Plovers in two flocks by the M11 interchange (Mike Foley)

Littleport - GREAT WHITE EGRET north of the A10 (Peter Herkenrath)

Cambridge - ARCTIC SKUA low over Huntingdon St 15:00h (Philip Bubb)

Thursday 15 October 2009

Thursday, 15 October

Grafham Water - 2 Curlew Sandpipers at Marlow CP 08:00h, also 3 Dunlins & 3 Goldeneyes (David Hollin)

Farcet Fen - Tree Pipit over, 8 Bramblings, Merlin, 4 Buzzards, Marsh Harrier (Steve Dudley)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Bramblings over (Don Gardener)

Fowlmere RSPB - 3 Little Egrets briefly, 9 Grey Partridges nearby (Mike Foley)

Late news from Saturday, 10th October: Manx Shearwater found in a weak condition in a Reach garden on Saturday evening. Taken into care by the RSPCA (Susan Dunnett/RSPB)

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Wednesday, 14 October

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS until 15:00h (Kevan Wolstencroft)

Grafham Water - Brambling over the dam, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Little Egrets, 2+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes); Black-tailed Godwit (David Bale)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Red-crested Pochards this morning (Brian Stone); Curlew over (Don Gardener); 2 Bramblings over (Matt Webb)

Trumpington - Buzzard, c.300 Golden Plovers near the M11/A10 junction 08:45h (Peter Bircham); 1390 Golden Plovers at 13:15h (Mike Foley)

Stretham - 2 vocal Little Owls this morning (John Thake)

Farcet Fen - 6 Bramblings, 58+ Tree Sparrows (Steve Dudley)

Bretton, Peterborough - Brambling over (Don Gardener)

Redwings reported moving in numbers, also some Fieldfares

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Tuesday, 13 October

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS present at 15:05h, departed 16:22h (Bob Titman); Green Sandpiper,male Wheatear (Chris Lines)

Eldernell - 2 COMMON CRANES this afternoon (Celia Johns)

Grafham Water - fem/imm Common Scoter 08:40h (David Hollin); Rock Pipit past Marlow CP, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail (Andy Cotton)

Redwings reported moving in numbers today, also some Fieldfares

Monday 12 October 2009

Monday, 12 October

Nene Washes - 5 COMMON CRANES between Eldernell and March Farmers (Charlie Kitchen)

Ouse Washes RSPB -Peregrine, Hen Harrier, Curlew Sandpiper, Stonechat, 47 Whooper Swans (Alex Thomas)

Fowlmere - Jack Snipe in the cut area by the mere but elusive (Doug Radford)

Sunday 11 October 2009

Sunday, 11 October

Stretham - PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER briefly (Phil Savage)

Paxton Pits - GLOSSY IBIS, 3 Little Egrets, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Siskins and a Redpoll over (Neal Parkin , Jamie Wells); Rock Pipit, Caspian Gull, Water Rail, Barn Owl, Stonechat, 5 Swallows (Martin Davis)

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS seen at 3.25pm where it remained for 45 minutes before flying high to the South (Peter Beesley); Rock Pipit, male Wheatear, Peregrine over, 1000+ Golden Plovers, Green Sandpiper (Mike Weedon, Chris Lines)

Midloe Grange Farm - fem Merlin (Martin Sreeves)

Wicken Fen - 2 BEARDED TITS at Sedge Fen (Andrew Knights)

Monks Wood - 2 Red Kites, 3+ Buzzards, Nuthatch, 4+ Treeceepers (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Ruddy Duck, Red-crested Pochard (David & Jonathan Heath)

Also several reports of Redwing movements this weekend

Saturday, 10 October

Paxton Pits - GLOSSY IBIS reported (Sue Reeks & Derrick Ling); 4+ Little Egret, 9 Pintail, Stonechat (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - juv Arctic Tern off Plummer, drake Pintail,5 Little Egrets (Jono Leadley)

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS at Etton Road (Keith Lawton)

Barnack Hills & Holes - 15+ Red Kites, 6 Buzzards, Hobby (Chris Lines)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4+ singing Cetti's Warblers, Hobby (Neil Renwick)

Friday 9 October 2009

Friday, 9 October

Paxton Pits - GLOSSY IBIS still present (John Parslow)

Fowlmere - Jack Snipe showing well in front of the main hide, also Water Rail (James Hanlon)

Thursday 8 October 2009

Thursday, 8 October

Maxey Pits - GLOSSY IBIS at Etton Road, which departed south / south-east 16:55h (Leon Smith)

Grafham Water - 3 COMMON SCOTERS from Mander CP 10:20h, though distant (Colin Addington)

Yaxley - Red Kite nearby just after dawn (James Hanlon)

Ferry Meadows - Red-crested Pochard, 3 Grey Wagtails (Brian Stone)

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Wednesday, 7 October

Paxton Pits - GLOSSY IBIS on Diddington Pit late morning, also Peregrine over south (Dean Harlow)

Ferry Meadows - Red-crested Pochard (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - 3 Goldeneyes near Hill Farm this afternoon (Colin Addington)

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Tuesday, 6 October

Paxton Pits - juvenile BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER still on Diddington Pit 10:00h (Jeremy Lindsell); present 16:20h (David Hollin). Park carefully in village, and please do not block access. The take footpath in SE corner of village to view from SW corner pit. Also 2nd winter GANNET for c.30 minutes, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks (Mike Everett); GLOSSY IBIS 15:00h (as per

Grafham Water - 2 Greenshank over (Mark Hawkes)

Monday 5 October 2009

Monday, 5 October

Paxton Pits - juvenile BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER & GLOSSY IBIS still on Diddington Pit (Martin Davis, Lee Evans). Park carefully in village, and please do not block access. The take footpath in SE corner of village to view from SW corner pit.

Cambridge - male Wood Duck on the River Cam at the Elizabeth Way bridge 09:00h (John Walsh)

Grafham Water - Jack Snipe, Sedge Warbler, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egrets (Mark Hawkes); Short-eared Owl near Dudney Hide 17:20h (Colin Addington).

Sunday 4 October 2009

Sunday, 4 October

Paxton Pits - juvenile BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER & GLOSSY IBIS on Diddington Pit (Jamie Wells et al.). Park carefully in village, and please do not block access. The take footpath in SE corner of village to view from SW corner pit.

Grafham Water - adult GREY PHALAROPE off lagoons (Richard Palmer et al.); 2 Jack Snipe, juv CURLEW SANDPIPER, Black-tailed Godwit, 2+ Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - juv Garganey, 5 Pintail, drake Red-crested Pochard, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Little Egrets, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Water Rails, Little Owl, Barn Owl, Coal Tit and a flock of 16 Swallows (Richard Patient)

Dyr Drayton - 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Redwings (Ken Hook)

Great Grandsden - Little Owl, 3 Buzzards (Chris McCabe)

Saturday, 3 October

Ouse Fen - juv PECTORAL SANDPIPER on phase 1 half way along Cuckoo Drove (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - GLOSSY IBIS on Diddington Pit again this morning (Neal Parkin); Greenshank, 7+ Little Egrets and c.100 Linnets (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - juv CURLEW SANDPIPER in lagoons, drk Scaup in Dudney Creek, 3 Pintails, 4 Green Sandpipers, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egrets, 3+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 37+ Little Grebes (Mark Hawkes)

Friday 2 October 2009

Friday, 2 October

Fordham- BARRED WARBLER in the south-west corner of the new section of the churchyard early morning, although elusive. DO NOT park in the church grounds (David Collins, Mark Hawkes et al.). First seen yesterday in a private garden. No further sign by 18:50h.

Little Shelford - 7+ Fieldfares over c.08:30h (Peter Bircham)

Ouse Fen - 2 ad Whooper Swans on Sophie's Pool this morning (Richard Thomas); departing at 09:30h, Peregrine over (Jeremy Lindsell)

Paxton Pits - GLOSSY IBIS until 07:30h but likely still in the area (Jamie Wells); flew north from Heronry South 12:25h and on Diddington Pit 13:30h (Natalie Atkin); 9 Little Egrets, 2 Greenshanks (Martin Davis)

Ferry Meadows - Redwing, Common Sandpiper (Matt Webb); Rock Pipit (Matt Webb)

Trumpington - Hobby standing in a field, 370 Golden Plovers by Great Shelford (Mike Foley)

Thursday, 1 October

Ferry Meadows - Redwing (Matt Webb); littoralis Rock Pipit on north shore of Gunwade lake (Brian Stone)

Isleham Water Meadows - 9 Whooper Swans, Green Sandpiper, fem Marsh Harrier (Dave Palmer)

Wimblington - 18 Whooper Swans over (Andy Bayes)

Paxton Pits - GLOSSY IBIS until 18:25h (David Hollin, Martin Davis); also 5+ Little Egrets, 3 Greenshanks (Jamie Wells); 11 Whooper Swans (as per Mark Hawkes)

Manea - 102 Whooper Swans just east of the village (Bruce & Gwen Martin); 2 Fieldfares nearby (Chris Went)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 2 fem BEARDED TITS, Green Sandpiper over, Buzzard (David & Jonathan Heath)