Friday 30 September 2011

Friday, 30 September

Grafham Water - Rock Pipit on dam, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Shag (Matthew Rodgers)

Ferry Meadows - Cetti's Warbler singing at the bottom of Landy Green Way (Roger Davis)

A1/A14 interchange - Cetti's Warbler nearby (Rich Broughton)

Stretham - 4 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper amongst waders on flooded fields nearby (Jonathan & David Heath); Grasshopper Warbler reeling (Mike & Anne Knowles)

Thursday 29 September 2011

Thursday, 29 September

Grafham Water - Little Gull from Mander CP (Dean Harlow)

Godmanchester GPs - ad Caspian Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Egyptian Geese (Mark Hawkes)

Stretham - on flooded fields nearby, waders included  juv Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 5 Green Sandpiper, 48 Snipe, 8 Ruff, 575 Golden Plover (Steve Cooper)

Late news from Tuesday, 27 September - Cow Lane, Godmanchester - NIGHTJAR hawking over fields between the river and the fishing complex 19:15h. To find the fields where the bird was last seen you need to drive to the very bottom of Cow lane. Park in the car park then head EAST through the gate on to the lower common. Follow the tree line around the fishing complex (at a near right angle bend continue along tree line to north, until you reach a brook. Cross the brook and on your left will be another gate and cow pen. The bird was seen hawking these fields,  TL266721. There are three fields along the river, the centre one being opposite the entrance channel to Hartford Marina. There is a footpath all the way, but please respect any signs that point to private land.  Walking to the viewing area via the middle part of the fishing complex is not allowed.

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Wednesday, 28 September

Paxton Pits - HONEY BUZZARD over 09:53h (Steve May)

Grafham Water - Little Stint (Colin Addington); Shag (as per

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Tuesday, 27 September

Milton Park, Peterborough - 2 RAVENS and a Red Kite over south-west 13:10h (Don Gardener)

Madingley Wood - pair of RAVENS tumbling and calling 15:05h, also Hobby (Bob Jarman)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Hobby (Chris Avanti)

Witcham - ad Hobby, 3 Turtle Doves, 6 Marsh Harriers, juv Red Kite (David Hopkins)

Monday 26 September 2011

Monday, 26 September

Wicken Fen - 2 Marsh Harrier, 7 Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Genome Campus - probable HONEY BUZZARD over south 13:30h (David Fricker, Andrew Knights)

Peterborough - HOODED CROW over north-east along Monument Street 13:00h (Tina Lindsey)

March - Wheatear at Knights End Road (Andy Bayes)

Stretham - Little Stint, 15 Ruff amongst waders on flooded fields at c.TL510724 (Bruce Martin)

Sunday 25 September 2011

Sunday, 25 September

Fen Drayton - 3 Black Tern (Chris Brown); a fourth Black Tern, c.12 Black-tailed Godwit, Hobby, Bearded Tits, Marsh Harrier, Osprey, Cetti's Warblers, Wheatear (c/o Neil Renwick)

Ouse Washes - 5 CRANES from Stockdales hide (Duncan Poyser)

Grafham Water - juv Shag, Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes, David Hollin, Chris Shurlock, Colin Addington); 3 Black Tern in gull roost (Matthew Rodgers)

Saturday, 24 September

Grafham Water - Grafham Water -  SABINE'S GULL in morning only (per Birdguides); GREY PHALAROPE still along dam, juvenile GANNET off Mander car park 1.50-2.15pm, juv SHAG, Arctic Tern, 3 Green Sandpipers in lagoons, 2 juv Little Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Isleham Lock - Osprey heading south along the River Lark, 2 Hobbies (David Fricker & Andrew Knights)

Fen Drayton - Black-tailed Godwit, Black Tern and a number of Bearded Tits (c/o Neil Renwick)

Haddenham - 3 Wheatears along Adventurer's Drove (Paul Mason)

Tanholt - 2 Greenshank (Dave Chambers)

Friday 23 September 2011

Friday, 23 September

Grafham Water -  SABINE'S GULL, GREY PHALAROPE from north end of dam still 10:00h (Richard Allen)

Paxton Pits - Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret, Stonechat (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv Black Tern (Dave Anderson)

Thursday 22 September 2011

Thursday, 22 September

Grafham Water -  SABINE'S GULL, GREY PHALAROPE from dam still 16:30h (Stuart Elsom & Malcolm Goodman)

Paxton Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on Pumphouse Pit and then Diddington Pit before flying off northwards (Martin Davis). There is strictly no access to the working areas of the site. Please view only from footpaths along the north side of Pumphouse Pit or the south-west corner of Diddington Pit. Park only in the car park at far end of Diddington village or by sewage works east of Stirtloe.

Nene washes - 5 Cranes over (Brian Stone)

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September

Grafham Water -  SABINE'S GULL, GREY PHALAROPE from dam still (Stuart Sharp)

Cambridge Research Park / Waterbeach GPs - 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, Hobby (David Heath)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Redpolls (Matt Webb)

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September

Grafham Water -  SABINE'S GULL on dam by tower 08:20h, juv SHAG by Mander CP, GREY PHALAROPE along north section of dam, Green Sandpiper, Swift (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - Whinchat on Goldie Meadow (Chris Park)

Nene Washes - 8 Crane, Curlew, Bittern,  4 Whinchat (Charlie Kitchin)

Late news from Sunday, 18 September: Whittlesey - Redwing over 02:00h (Charlie Kitchin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Osprey, 2 Green Sandpipers (Andy Cotton)

Isleham Washes - 5 Ruff, 3 Wigeon (David Collins)

Monday 19 September 2011

Monday, 19 September

Grafham Water -  SABINE'S GULL showing well, half way between Marlow CP and the dam,  GREY PHALAROPE near the valve tower c.100m out, Shag also still present (David Hollin)

Ferry Meadows - Whinchat briefly (Matt Webb)

Trumpington - 53 Golden Plovers (Mike Foley)

Sunday, 18 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2+ Redstart, 3 Hobby, 2 Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper. Also Whinchat along the guided busway near Longstanton (Sarah Howlett)

Bainton Pits - Hobby, Turtle Dove (Richard Astle)

St. Ives GPs - Black Tern, 2 Green Sandpiper (Alan Bull)

Ouse Washes - 11 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 5 ad Whooper Swan, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, 15 Golden Plover (Gavin Paterson)

Monks Wood - 20+ Nuthatch territories now recorded, up from just 2 in 1999, and the 1000th Marsh Tit was ringed this weekend (Richard Broughton)

Sunday 18 September 2011

Saturday, 17 September

Grafham Water -  SABINE'S GULL GREY PHALAROPE still present (Steve Blain); SHAG, 2 Wheatear (Matthew Rogers)

Tanholt - Greenshank (Dave Chambers)

Ferry Meadows - 2 RAVEN (Matt Webb)

Abbotsley - Whinchat, 2 Hobby at Hail Lane (Stuart Elsom)

Friday 16 September 2011

Friday, 16 September

Grafham Water - ad SABINE'S GULL in and around Church Hill bay (David & Jonathan Heath); also juv Shag off Marlow, Greenshank (Ian Dawson) and Knot (Duncan McNiven);  juv Little Gull, 3 Black Terns (Matthew Rodgers)

Wicken Fen - Bearded Tit, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Thursday 15 September 2011

Thursday, 15 September

Grafham Water - ad SABINE'S GULL, 2 GREY PHALAROPES showing well from the dam wall 08:00h (David Bale); also juv Little Gull, Little Stint (Ian Dawson); imm SHAG at Marlow CP (Dean Harlow).

Beeby's BP - Turnstone, Wheatear (Paul Taylor)

Dogsthorpe Tip - 1st win Caspian Gull (Josh Jones)

Late news from Monday, 12 September: Chatteris - 12 Pink-footed Geese over (as per Mark Ward)

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Wednesday, 14 September

Grafham Water - ad SABINE'S GULL in bay to north-west of Marlow CP, 2 GREY PHALAROPES, Arctic Tern (Stuart Elsom, Howard Joliffe, Mark Peck); 1st cy Little Gull (Robin Cox); Whinchat (Alan Pool); ad Mediterranean Gull (Mark Ward)

Aldreth - 3 Wheatears along Dambank (Paul Mason)

River Lark - MANX SHEARWATER reported at TL586836 (as per Mike Foley)

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September

Grafham Water - GREY PHALAROPE still on curve of dam and bouncing in the 'surf' at 11:00h, approach from Marlow CP (Richard Palmer); Arctic Tern, Black Tern (Colin Kirtland); ad SABINE'S GULL, 1st cy Little Gull, 2+ further Black Terns (Stuart Elsom)

Aldreth - 6 Wheatear, Whinchat along Dambank still (Paul Mason)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern (Mike Weedon, Brian Stone)

Nene Washes, Dog-in-a-Doublet - 8 Cranes still (as per

Mepal - Whimbrel over (Rob Partridge)

March - ringtail Hen Harrier between the town and Turves (Celia Johns)

Monday 12 September 2011

Monday, 12 September

Nene washes, Low Wash - 8 Common Cranes (Jonathan Taylor)

Aldreth - 5 Whetaer, 3 Whinchat in the same field along Dambank (Paul Mason)

Grafham Water - GREY PHALAROPE by curve of dam on Marlow side 16:50h (David Hollin); also 2 Green Dandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Graham Moates); 2 juv Black Tern, juv Arctic Tern (Mark Peck)

The last few days have brought many reports of Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipt, House Martin and Siskin movements through the county, also several Swifts.

Sunday, 11 September

Grafham Water - Little Gull, 4+ Black Terns, Arctic Tern, Greenshank (Stuart Elsom)

Haddenham/Aldreth -  7 Wheatear (Paul Mason); 3 Whinchat (Simon Stirrup)

Rings End NR - 3 Green Sandpiper (Andy Bayes)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat (Neal Parkin)

Saturday, 10 September

Grafham Water - 1st cy Little Gull, 5 Black Terns, Arctic Tern (Richard Patient); also Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (Stuart Elsom)

Tanholt - Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Dave Chambers)

Buckden/Brampton - 4 Whinchat, Hobby, 4 Grey Wagtail (John Lindesll)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, Hobby, 2 Egyptian Geese (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - 90 Ruff, 2 Hobby, 2 Green Sandpiper from Welches Dam hide (Mark Peck)

Friday 9 September 2011

Friday, 9 September

Crown Lakes, Farcet - juv SABINE'S GULL on main lake 08:20h, flew with Black-headed Gulls towards Yaxley 08:27h (Steve Dudley) 

CEGB reservoir, Peterborough - MANX SHEARWATER c.09:20h briefly, flew towards Yaxley (as per Steve Dudley)

Ferry Meadows - Cetti's Warbler, 3 Swifts, Siskin (Matt Webb)

Cambridge - male Redstart at WCMC offices off Huntingdon Road 10:00h (Philip Bubb)

Aldreth - 10 Wheatears nearby (Simon Stirrup)

Witcham - Opsrey, Turtle Dove over (Dabid Hopkins)

Thursday 8 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September

Nene Washes - juv SPOONBILL on pool east of sheds on Low Wash (Charlie Kitchin)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Whinchat, male Redstart (Paul Taylor); also Stonechat (Mike Weedon, Brian Stone)

Haddenham/Aldreth - 8 Wheatear, Whinchat (Paul Mason)

Grafham Water - ad Mediterranean Gull, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egrets, Grey Wagtail, 30+ Yellow Wagtail (Stuart Elsom)

Cambridge Research Park, Waterbeach - Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Swift (Jon & David Heath)

Fowlmere - 2cy Caspain Gull amongts gulls following plough. Recently, over 20 Yellow-legged Gulls noted, 5+ Wheatear in the area (Steve Cooper)

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September

Hauxton - juv Osprey perched in riverside tree for half an hour early morning (Richard Palmer)

Dog-in-a-Doublet -  SPOONBILL on the Nene downstream of the B1040 bridge 16:45h (Charlie Kitchin)

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Monday, 5 September

Ferry Meadows - 10 Yellow Wagtails (Matt Webb)

Nene Washes - 6 scattered Wheatears, 11 Curlew at March Farmers (Charlie Kitchin)

Gamlingay - Osprey over 17:15h (Jeremy Lindsell)

Fowlmere - Osprey over 17:39h (Mark Rayment)

Sunday 4 September 2011

Sunday, 4 September

Grafham Water - 2 juv Black Terns, 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Kneesworth - Whinchat on beet tops near the agricultural reservoir/horse paddocks (Gareth Rees)

Wicken Fen - Bearded Tit 2 on Adventurer's Fen, 2 Marsh Harrier, Hobby (Gavin Paterson)

Cambridge Research Park - 2nd winter Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper (Jon and David Heath)

Paxton Pits - 3 Whimbrel over south (Jamie Wells)

Whittlesey - 25 Siskins (Charlie Kitchin)

Saturday, 3 September

Grafham Water - 2 juv Black Terns, 2 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Yellow Wagtail (Mark Hawks)

Hinchingbrook Country Park - 4 Black Terns (John Lindsell)

Wicken Fen - juv Osprey over (Mark Peck)

Wicken Fen - 5 Whinchats on posts along Newnham drove (Dermot Cooper)

Friday 2 September 2011

Thursday, 1 September

Haddenham Fen - Wheatear (Paul Mason)

Fen Daryton Lakes - juv Black Tern, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Curlew over (Andy Cotton)

Grafham Water - 4 juv Black Tern, 2 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)