Wednesday 31 August 2011

Wednesday, 31 August

Ferry Meadows - juv Black Tern (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv Black Tern, 6 Common Tern, 5 Egyptian Geese, Curlew, Whimbrel, Hobby, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Marsh Harrier (Richard Allison)

Mepal Fen - Whinchat (Rob Partridge)

Haddon - Whinchat nearby (Don Gardener)

March Farmers - 24 Curlews (Charlie Kitchin)

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Tuesday, 30 August

St. Ives - juv GANNET nearby flying west along the A14 at 13:30h (Garth Peacock)

Haddon - Whinchat, Wheatear nearby (Andrew Gardener)

Nene Washes - 13 Curlew and 6 more over west at March Farmers, Wheatear at Low Wash (Charlie Kitchin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv Black Tern, 6 Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper (Andy Cotton, Jacqui Miller)

Granta Science Park - Whinchat (Gareth Rees)

Monday 29 August 2011

Monday, 29 August

Grafham Water - 3 Whinchats and a Wheatear below dam, 3 Hobbies, 11 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - two possible Honey Buzzards heading south along river (Steve May)

Fen Drayton - 3 Hobbies, Whinchat, Greenshank (Peter Herkenrath); Black Tern (Ben Phalan)

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern (Don Gardener)

Haddon - female ringtail harrier species over 08:45h (as per Don Gardener)

Sunday 28 August 2011

Sunday, 28 August

Paxton Pits - Osprey at Heronry North, Ring-necked Parakeet (Ian Dillon)

Grafham Water - 3 Curlew over (Andy Masey); Hobby, 2 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff , 45+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 more Curlew over (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey - Wheatear, Hobby, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Doves (Chris Lines); Wood Sandpiper
(Will Bowell)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Black Terns (Andrew Golding)

Fen Drayton - juv. Black Tern, Hobby (Ben Phalan)

Beeby's BP - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Steve Dudley)

Cambridge - Peregrine over the Addenbrooke's site (Ian Dickerson)

Saturday 27 August 2011

Saturday, 27 August

Murrow - fem PIED FLYCATCHER in a private garden 12:30h (Marie Barton)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Black Tern (Howard Butler); Hobby, Wheatear (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - juv Arctic Tern, Hobby, 2 Wheatears, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 5 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 14 Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine (Mark Hawkes)

Beeby's BP - 4 juv Little Stints briefly (Paul Taylor)

Friday 26 August 2011

Friday, 26 August

Grafham Water - 6+ Black Terns, 2 Swifts, but poor visibility (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - 50+ Sand Martin, 20+ Swift, hundreds of Swallow and House Martin, 20+ Common Tern, 2 Wigeon (Chris Park)

Murrow - fem PIED FLYCATCHER in a private garden very briefly at 19:00h (Marie Barton)

Monks Wood - at least one Redstart in a private area of the wood on friday afternoon (Richard Broughton)

Thursday 25 August 2011

Thursday, 25 August

Chatteris - juv Harrier species, probably MONTAGU'S, heading south-west over the A142 roughly towards Somersham, c.12:20h (Duncan Poyser)

Cambridge, Byron's pool LNR - 5+ Spotted Flycatchers (Iain Webb)

Grafham Water - 27 Black Terns 15:40h (as per

Welches Dam - 10 Golden Plovers over west 10:30h (Cliff Carson)

Turves - 2 Golden Plovers 17:45h (Andy Bayes)

Ferry Meadows - Hobby, Wigeon (Matt Webb)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover, Wigeon, male Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Wednesday, 24 August

Hauxton - PIED FLYCATCHER in a private garden early morning (Richard Palmer)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - TEMMINCK'S STINT briefly 11:30h (James Walsh); Whinchat, Wheatear (Ian Dawson); 6+ Black Terns, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes, Colin Addington, David Hollin)

Paxton Pits - 11 Black Terns for c.10 min only (Ian Dawson)

Isleham Washes - Garganey, 8 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 6 Avocets, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Yellow Wagtails, Barn Owl (David Collins)

Cambridge Research Park / Waterbeach GPs -  2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Turtle Dove (Jonathan & David Heath)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpipers, Turtle Dove (Chris Lines)

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Tuesday, 23 August

Grafham Water - 3+ Black Tern, juv Whinchat, 2 Wheatears (Colin Addington); Black-necked Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull, 67+ Common Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - 3 CRANES, currently favouring the scrape in front of Stevens Hide (Mike Burdekin)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Doves, Hobby (Chris Lines)

Eaton Ford - 2 Whimbrel over (Richard Bashford)

Monday 22 August 2011

Monday, August 22

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN off sailing club with Black Tern (as per; 4 Black Terns, Black-necked Grebe, Peregrine over (Ian Dawson)

Eltisley - GOSHAWK over south 06:30h (as per

Sunday 21 August 2011

Sunday, 21 August

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still around fishing lodge, 6+ Black Terns, 7 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes); Black necked Grebe off Plummer car park (Andy Cotton); Osprey over (Andy Massey)

Kings Ripton - juv PIED FLYCATCHER in private garden at 13:30 (Duncan Ritchie)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern (Neil Renwick)

Warboys Airfield - male Redstart (Keith Tinworth)

Ouse Washes - 2 Spotted Redshanks, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpipers (Richard Patient)

Isleham Washes - Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Little Ringed Plover, 9 Avocets, Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 3 Ruff (David Collins)

Saturday, 20 August

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still present, 2 Black Terns, 8 Little Egrets, juv Wheatear, 40+ Yellow Wagtails, 8+ Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Partridge, 40+ Linnet, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Sandpiper, Marsh Tit, juv Whinchat, juv Marsh Harrier (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - 2 juvenile Black Terns (c/o Neil Renwick)

Rings End Nature Reserve - 4 Green Sandpipers, Little Egret (Andy Bayes)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper (John Saunders)

Friday 19 August 2011

Friday, 19 August

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still present, juv Black Tern, 6 Little Egrets, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, Knot, 2 Ruff, 7 Greenshanks, 7+ Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - WOOD WARBLER in ash trees along the railway line near Lynch Bridge until 08:40h at least. Also Wheatear (Matt Webb, Brian Stone)

Maxey Pits - Wheatear (John Saunders)

Wisbech - RED-FOOTED FALCON reported over late morning, although described as a juvenile (as per

Thursday 18 August 2011

Thursday, 18 August

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Greenshank briefly, 4 Green Sandpipers (John Saunders)

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still present, Knot, 4 Ruff, 4 Greenshanks, 3+ Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes); 2 Black Terns, Little Gull, Hobby (Dean Harlow)

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Wednesday, 17 August

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 8 Little Egrets (John Saunders)

Dogsthorpe Tip - juv Caspain Gull until 14:30 at least (Josh Jones)

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still present (Colin Addington); 6 Ruff, 4 Greenshanks, 4 Spotted Redshanks, Ruddy Shelduck (Robin Cox); 14+ Green Sandpipers (Mark Hawkes); 2 Whimbrel over (David Hollin)

Tuesday, 16 August

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sandpipers (Chris Lines)

Grafham water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still present, Ruddy Shelduck, 12 Green Sandpipers, 4 Ruff, 7 Greenshank, Curlew over, 12+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Waterbeach Fen - 25 Mistle Thrush, 2 Little Owl (Gavin Paterson)

Monday 15 August 2011

Monday, 15 August

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still present 08:25h, juv Black-necked Grebe from sailing club, but distant 07:45h (Mark Hawkes); Black-necked Grebe from Plummer CP 17:20h, fem Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Spotted Flycatchers (David Hollin); also Garganey, 6 Green Sandpipers in lagoons (Lee Evans)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart on Coney Meadow (Matt Webb)

Shepreth - Wheatear at the recreation ground this morning (Marcus Kohler)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Brian Stone); a second Wood Sandpiper, 2 more Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 3 Turtle Doves (Chris Lines)

Sunday 14 August 2011

Sunday, 14 August

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still present, Ruddy Shelduck, Merlin, Whimbrel, 4 Ruff, Garganey in lagoons, 4+ Greenshank, 7+ Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher (Mark Hawkes et al.); Osprey over (Martin Davis)

Ouse Washes RSPB - juvenile Tree Pipit showing well at the bridge by the visitor's centre (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Crossbill over heading north (Peter Herkenrath)

Maxey Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Turtle Doves (John Saunders, Chris Lines); a second Wood Sandpiper (Will Bowell)

Buckden - fem Redstart in a private garden, 4 juv Greenshank, 4 juv Ruff at Buckden Meadow (Mark Ward)

Stirtloe - juv Whinchat nearby (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - 1+ Tree Pipit over (Matt Webb)

Folksworth - Redstart in a private garden (Ken Davies)

Isleham Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 9 Avocet (David Collins)

Saturday, 13 August

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still present, Garganey, 15+ Yellow Wagtails, 4 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 11 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - Osprey over (Charlie Kitchin)

Maxey - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, Turtle Dove (John Saunders et al.)

Swaffham Bulbeck Fen - Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper (Tim Dee)

Tubney Fen - Wheatear, Hobby (Tim Dee)

Friday 12 August 2011

Friday, 12 August

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN off sailing club 09:22h, Turnstone on jetty by sailing club (Dean Harlow); also 11 Green Sandpipers, 1+ Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpipers, a second Turnstone (Monica & Owen Marks)

Adventurer's Fen - Short-eared Owl, Golden Plover (Tim Dee)

Swaffham Prior - 2 Hobby (Tim Dee)

Maxey Pits - Whinchat still, 4 Green Sandpipers, Golden Plover (Mike Weedon)

Thursday 11 August 2011

Thursday, 11 August

Grafham Water - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN from Plummer CP 08:00h, off lagoons 19:20h, later off Mander CP. Also Garganey, fem Ruddy Shelduck, juv Mediterranean Gull, 5+ Green Sandpipers, Greenshank, 10+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Maxey GP - Whinchat at Maxey GP 07:00h, 4 Green Sandpipers (John Saunders); Whinchat present 10:30h (Peter Beesley)

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August

Maxey Pits - Whinchat this morning, Avocet, 4 Green Sandpipers late this afternoon (John Saunders)

Grafham Water - 7 Green Sandpipers in lagoons, ad Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Isleham - Wood Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 6 juv and 5 ad Avocets (Ben Green); Hobby (Jake Allsop)

Swaffham Bulbeck Fen - Wheatear, Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpipers (Tim Dee)

Tubney Fen - 3 Green Sandpipers (Tim Dee)

Tuesday, 9 August

Isleham Washes - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwits (David Collins)

Grafham Water - Ruddy Shleduck, 2 Dunlin (Matthew Rodgers)

Soham - juv Wheatear (Jake Allsop)

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Monday, 8 August

Tubney Fen - 2 Garganey, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Tim Dee)

Swaffham Bulbeck Fen - Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers (Tim Dee)

Grafham Water - Ruddy Shelduck still off Plummer CP (Matthew Rodgers)

Saturday, 6 August

Grafham Water - 2 Greenshank and 9 Green Sandpipers in lagoons (Mark Hawkes)

Wilbraham Common - Spotted Flycatchers with fledged young (Carl Howard)

Friday, 5 August

Buckden GP - ad Black Tern, also 10+ Yellow-legged Gulls over towards Grafham (Mark Ward); Green Sandpiper, juv Ruff at Buckden Meadow (John Lindsell)

Sunday 7 August 2011

Thursday, 4 August

Grafham Water - Ruddy Shelduck (Matthew Rodgers)

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August

Histon - juv Wheatear just to the west (Richard Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - Greenshank over (Don Gardener)

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Tuesday, 2 August

Fen Drayton Lakes - Ruddy Duck (Mike Everett)

Swaffham Bulbeck - Hobby (Giles Merritt)

Isleham Washes - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (David Collins)

Tanholt Pit - 5 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers (Dave Chambers)

Monday 1 August 2011

Monday, 1 August

Ferry Meadows - WOOD WARBLER near the visitor centre 07:40h before flying off across the car park, fem Ruddy Shelduck still (Howard Butler)

Sunday, 31 July

Fen Drayton Lakes - Grey Plover over (Neil Renwick)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 3 CRANES, fem Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Garganey, Hobby, 52 Ruff, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Richard Patient)