Sunday 28 February 2010

Sunday, 28 February

Cambridge - 3 WAXWING in Lovell Rd. (David Heath)

Grafham Water - 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3+ GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Mark Hawkes); SLAVONIAN GREBE still by the fishing lodge today (John Lindsell)

Witcham - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD near Burnt Hill (David Hopkins)

Saturday, 27 February

Nene Washes - 3 TAIGA BEAN GEESE still present this morning (Mike Weedon)

Woodwalton Fen - 2-3 Mealy Redpoll, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Red Kite, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, Water Rail (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - 3+ GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, SLAVONIAN GREBE, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Avocet (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 17+ Smew, 5 Red-crested Pochard, Pintail, Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3 Sparrowhawk in display over Great Meadow (Jamie Wells)

Ely Beet factory - 2 Smew, 3 Marsh Harriers (Colin Kirtland)

Cambridge - 3 WAXWING in apple tree, Tenison Rd area (Edward Bullmore)

Maxey Pits - Jack Snipe, 3 Green Sandpipers (Chris Lines)

Friday 26 February 2010

Friday, 26 February

Nene Park - ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Goldeneyes on Overton Lake (Don Gardener)

Thursday 25 February 2010

Thursday, 25 February

Bury/Berry Fen - 44 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Ruffs, 11+ Dunlins (Mike Everett)

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Wednesday, 24 February

Bury Fen - 17 Ruffs, 75 Black-tailed Godwits, c.20 Dunlins, Oystercatcher (Mark Eaton)

Cambridge - 2 WAXWINGS showed for 10 minutes this lunchtime opposite, and viewable from inside, the Salisbury Arms pub (Toby Austin); 3 birds present early morning and again at 15:15h (Martin Walters)

Nene Northbank - 3 TAIGA BEAN GEESE but distant on flooded field at c. TL248995 between Roslyn & Plum Tree Farms. Also 10 golden Plovers, 2 Ruffs over, large numbers of Bewick's Swans (Brian Stone)

Trumpington - Little Egret (Mike Foley)

Grafham Water - 4 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS still, ad Mediterranean Gull (Colin Addington)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Little Egrets, Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Water Pipits (Mark Peck)

Paxton Pits - male & 6 fem Smew (Roger Hughes)

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Tuesday, 23 February

Fen Drayton Lakes -male & 2 redhead Goosanders (Dennis Hall)

Cambridge - 3 WAXWINGS between Tenison and Mawson Roads, present for a few days already (Martin Walters)

Paxton Pits - 7 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Buzzards (John Hoppett)

Kingfishers Bridge - 3 BEAN GEESE, 6 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (James Cadbury)

Monday 22 February 2010

Monday, 22 February

Ouse Washes RSPB - 5 Goldeneyes, 717 Black-tailed Godwits,72 Snipe, Curlew, Water Pipit, 4 Stonechats (Alex Thomas)

Nene Washes - 3 TAIGA BEAN GEESE at Northey Fen, 2 COMMON CRANES, 299 Whooper Swans, 947 Bewick's Swans, 2220 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Peregrines. Also record counts of 9012 Teal, 22571 Wigeon (Jonathan Taylor)

Eldernell - Grey Plover, ringtail Hen Harrier, Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harriers, 7 Ruff, male Stonechat (John Saunders)

Sunday 21 February 2010

Sunday, 21 February

Paxton Pits - Scaup, 16-17 Smew, 7 Red-crested Pochard, Little Egret, Barn Owl, Common Buzzard, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (Neal Parkin, Jamie Wells, Steve May, Dave Milne)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad Ross's Goose or Snow Goose on Holme Lake 15:30h, c.125 Black-tailed Godwits (Lockhart Horsburgh)

Ely BF - Bittern (Mark Grooms)

Wicken Fen - Black-tailed Godwit, Cetti's warbler, 2 Pintails (David & Jonathan Heath)

Saturday, 20 February

Cambridge - 2 WAXWING in the top of the small tree on the corner of Mill Road and Thoday Street (Andy Symes)

Paxton Pits - 3 TWITE, 3 still present, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 7 Smew, Yellow-legged Gull, Little Egret, Ruddy Duck, 5+ Common Buzzard (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 4 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, SLAVONIAN GREBE, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, pair Red-crested Pochard, 6 Siskin (Mark Hawkes)

Haddenham Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier flew south east (Simon Stirrup)

Ely - 2 Bitterns, fem Marsh Harrier on Roswell Pit, also 2 redhead Smew, male Marsh Harrier, Water Rail (Ben Phalan)

Woodwalton Fen - a very white Redpoll seen briefly in amongst the finches, Red Kite, 6+ Buzzards, 3 Barn Owls, Cetti's Warbler, Bearded Tit, 6 Marsh Tits, 3 Marsh Harriers, 65 Corn Buntings, Water Pipit. Also seen recently Peregrine, 2 Bitterns, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, up to 120 Lesser Redpolls, up to 6 Mealy Redpolls and 30 Siskins (Richard Patient); also Firecrest recently, although elusive (Ron Harold)

Cam Washes - Merlin (David & Jonathan Heath)

Friday 19 February 2010

Friday, 19 February

Bury/Berry Fen - c.70 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Ruffs, c.20 Redshanks, 20+ Dunlins, 300+ Lapwings (Mark Eaton)

Woodhurst - 58 Tree Sparrows (Duncan McNiven)

Fowlmere - Mealy Redpoll by Spring Hide thi afternoon (Toby Austin)

Thursday, 18 February

Milton - Little Egret south of Fen Road, 2 Caspian Gulls & 3 Yellow-legged Gulls north of Butt Lane (Matthew Silk)

Thursday 18 February 2010

Wednesday, 17 February

Woodwalton Fen - Merlin, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 40 Corn Buntings (Luise Addison)

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Tuesday, 16 February

Cambridge - WAXWING at the corner of Beche Road and Godestone Road this morning (Rob Pople); at the corner of Beche Road and Saxon Road around midday (Matt Silk)

Fowlmere - male Merlin, Little Egret, 60+ Corn Buntings (Gavin Ryan)

Monday 15 February 2010

Monday, 15 February

Fen Drayton Lakes - male & fem Goosander (Jacqui Miller)

Upware - ringtail Hen Harrier (Michael Holdsworth)

Grafham Water - BLACK-NECKED GREBE near Sailing Club, SLAVONIAN GREBE near lagoons (Monica & Owen Marks)

Nene Washes - WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at March Farmers, 3 BEAN GEESE briefly before flying towards Prior's Fen, 2 Common Cranes, 3 Peregrines, 2 Water Pipits, Short-eared Owl (Jonathan Taylor); BRENT GOOSE with Bewick's Swans, 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Buzzards this afternoon (Gavin Ryan)

Sunday 14 February 2010

Sunday, 14 February

Grafham Water - SLAVONIAN GREBE, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2+ GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS, fem Scaup, 4 Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge - WAXWING near Riverside (Jo and David Bray)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE again on Pumphouse, 17 Smew (Kathleen Rosewarne and Ian Barton); 6 Red-crested Pochard, Scaup (Jacqui Miller)

Ely - Bittern along east bank of River Great Ouse, approximately 500m SW of Cuckoo Bridge (Andrew Balmford)

Cambourne - 2 WAXWING at the beginning of Greenhaze Lane (Jonathan Hook)

Fowlmere - Common Redpoll with 12 Lesser Redpoll in the alders by Spring Hide (Gavin Ryan); 30+ Corn Bunting (James Hanlon)

Saturday, 13 February

Cambridge Research Park - Pink-Footed Goose, Yellow-Legged Gull, Common Buzzard (David & Jonathan Heath)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE again on Pumphouse,14 Smew, Scaup, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, 2 Grey Partridge, Marsh Tit (Jamie Wells)

Eldernell - pair of COMMON CRANE (Mark Peck)

Pymoor - GREAT WHITE EGRET back in usual drain (Mark Peck)

Holme fen - Flock of c.180 Corn Buntings (Jonathan Taylor)

Fowlmere - c.1200 Reed Buntings in to roost (Doug Radford)

Cambridge - Little Egret on Sheep's Green (Martin Leader)

Friday 12 February 2010

Friday, 12 February

Flag Fen - 2 pairs of COMMON CRANE near the Power Station and nearer Tanholt GPs (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE again on Pumphouse, 9 Smew (Jamie Wells)

Cambridge - Little Egret on Sheep's Green (Ellis Selway)

Thursday, 11 February

Paxton Pits - 2 TWITE still at SW corner of Pumphouse Pit with a small flock of Goldfinch, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, pr Smew, Little Egret, partial albino Redwing (Mark Peck)

Fowlmere - 1046+ Reed Buntings into roost (Stephen Cooper)

Wednesday, 10 February

Stretham - 2 WAXWING still present (Dean Harlow)

Tuesday, 9 February

Stretham - 2 WAXWING along Top Street near the old peoples home (Ian Barton)

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 12+ Smew & 3 Pintail on Pumphouse Pit,Little Egret, 2 Shelduck and Green Sandpiper on Diddington Pit, Woodcock and Common Buzzard at Island Pit (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 2 VELVET SCOTERS , 3 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (Colin Addington) 7+ Goosander, Scaup, 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Common Buzzard (Don and Andrew Gardener)

Ouse Fen - male Hen Harrier (Brian Groombridge)

Monday, 8 February

Paxton Pits - 3 TWITE still around SW corner of pumphouse pit (Dean Harlow)

Nene Washes - Brent goose, 19 Pink-footed geese @ March Farmers, male Hen harrier @ Low wash, pair of COMMON CRANE and Peregrine @ Eldernell (Jonathan Taylor)

Monday 8 February 2010

Sunday, 7 February

Wilbraham Fen - Water Rail (David Heath)

Grafham Water - 2 VELVET SCOTERS , 4 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, AVOCET, pair Red-crested Pochard, drake Scaup, 8 Goosander (Mark Piercey)

March Farmers - 20 Pink-footed Geese with Bewick Swans (Mark Missin)

Wicken - 2 Hen Harriers, 2 Marsh Harriers, Barn Owl, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Knights)

Paxton Pits - 3 TWITE seen in tree by gate at SW corner of Pumphouse Pit, then flew to island at Diddington Pit (Ade Cooper) 3 Smew, Little Egret, 5-7 Grey Partridge, Barn Owl, Green Sandpiper, Buzzard, Bar-headed Goose, (Martin Davis)

Cambourne - 1 m Goosander on Redgrave Lake (Jonathan Hook)

Saturday 6 February 2010

Saturday, 6 February


Cam Washes - 5 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Green Sandpiper, 4+ Marsh Harrier, 16 Shelduck (Jonathan & David Heath)

Teversham Fen - Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 18 Common Snipe (Jonathan & David Heath)

Milton Tip - 2CY Caspian Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls (RGN)

Pymoor - Little Egret south of village and Short-eared Owl along road north of railway bridge (Mark Peck)

Paxton Pits - Short-eared Owl, 2-3 Barn Owls, 5 Woodcock and single Buzzard around east side of Island Pit late afternoon and dusk, 6 Smew, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Water Rail, Scaup (Martin Davis/Jamie Wells)

Friday, 5 February

Chrishall Grange - 8 Common Buzzards, 64 Corn Buntings (Bob Jarman)

Paxton Pits - late 1st winter / 1st summer Kittiwake, Peregrine Falcon and 3 Smew at Pumphouse Pit (Gavin Ryan)

Ely - Bitter at Roswell Pits (Liz and John Hunter)

Wednesday, 3 February

Tevesham Fen - JACK SNIPE, 15 Common Snipe, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Common Buzzards, 60 Fieldfare (Matthew Silk)

Haddenham - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET reported in the region of the Old West River (c/o Paul Mason)

Thursday, 4 February

Grafham Water - SLAVONIAN GREBE still off sailing club this afternoon (Colin Addington)

Paxton pits - female Scaup still on Hayling Lake, 5 Smew and 2 Red-crested Pochards on Heronry South (Martin Davis)

Tuesday, 2 February

Ouse Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier hunting over Phase 4, also female Merlin (Richard Thomas)

Monday, 1 February

Wicken Fen - Bittern in from SW, over Burwell Lode, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Marsh Harrier, 2-3 Water Rail, 2-3 Cetti's Warbler, Bearded Tits from Little Drove (Michael Holdsworth)

March Farmers - 15 Pink-footed Geese, Peregrine, 2 water pipits (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 5 Smew, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Paul Rule)