Wednesday 28 December 2011

Wednesday, 28 December

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, SNOW BUNTING still showing well, 2 Peregrine (Mark Hawkes); 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, Stonechat (Mark Eaton)

Tuesday, 27 December

Paxton Pits - 2 redhead Smew, 2 Little Egrets and a Corn Bunting (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - SNOW BUNTING, ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 2+ Hen Harriers, 2 Short-eared Owl, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Merlin (David Heath)

Waterbeach Fen - 26 Corn Bunting, Green Sandpiper (Gavin Patterson)

Great Eversden / Wimpole - 5+ Short-eared Owls showing well over fields south of the water tower adjacent to the Mare Way (Stuart Elsom)

Eldernell - 5 COMMON CRANES, 10 Short-eared Owls, 2 Barn Owls, 90 Whooper and 18 Bewick's Swans (Duncan Ritchie)

Wicken Fen - 4-6 Marsh Harrier, 7 Hen Harrier, 4 Short-eared Owls, 3 Barn Owls, 2 Stonechat (Jeff Stenning and Andrew Maddocks)

Woodwalton Fen - 3 Marsh Harrier, Cetti's Warbler, 15 Siskin (John Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Green Sandpiper, 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls, ad Caspian Gull, Short-eared Owl (Richard Allison)

Cambourne - 2 Short-eared Owls (Martin Leader)

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Monday, 26 December

Great Eversden - 3 Short-eared Owls (Louise Bacon)

Ouse Fen - SNOW BUNTING, ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 2 Hen Harriers, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier (David & Jon Heath)

Fowlmere - 2 Hen Harriers (Doug Radford)

Ferry Meadows - 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull on Overton Lake, c.120 Common Gulls (Matt Webb)

Monday 26 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December

Fowlmere - Hen Harrier (Matt Mellor)

Milton - 1st winter ICELAND GULL among large gull flock in field to N of Milton P + R (Gavin Patterson)

Ouse Fen - SNOW BUNTING along fen end road at TL386730 (Jamie Wells/Martin Davis); ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (Richard Thomas); female Hen Harrier (Russell Watkins)

Grafham Water - 5 Bewick's Swans near Hill Farm car park this morning, juv Shag, 11+ Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Alconbury - Short-eared Owl along Globe Lane (Matthew Rogers)

Paxton Pits - Smew, 2 Marsh Tit, 9 Lesser Redpoll (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 23 December

Grafham Water - GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, juvenile Shag, 13 Goosander (Mark Ward)

Cambridge - Peregrine over Addenbrookes hospital (Graeme Reed)

Thusday, 22 December

Aldreth - male Hen Harrier hunting along Dambank Drove (Simon Stirrup)

Gamlingay Wood - 2 ringtail Hen Harriers in to roost on Sugley meadow, Short-eared Owl (Stuart Elsom)

Burwell Fen - 9 Short-eared Owls

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December

Cherry Hinton - Peregrine 09:30h (Roger Horton)

Tuesday, 20 December

Eldernell - 3 Cranes (Joe Lynn)

Monday 19 December 2011

Monday, 19 December

Ouse Fen - SNOW BUNTING is still on the track at Ouse Fen, about 50 yards beyond the dumped tyres (Richard Thomas)

St. Neots - 4 imm GANNETS low over St. Andrews Road, heading south at 14:25h (Stuart Elsom)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Short-eared Owls south of access track (Richard Allison)

Sunday 18 December 2011

Sunday, 18 December

Waterbeach Fen - 51 Corn Bunting, 5 Grey Partridge (Gavin Paterson)

Ouse Fen - SNOW BUNTING is still on the track at Ouse Fen - about 100 yards further north than it was yesterday, beyond the dumped tyres, ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier (Andy Cotton)

Grafham Water - 5 Bewick's Swans still in Dudeny Creek, Shag still around harbour, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes, David Hollin, Chris Shurlock)

Eldernell - 5 COMMON CRANES flying E between Eldernell and March Farmers, 11 Short-eared Owls, 2 Barn Owls, Marsh Harriers (Duncan Ritchie)

Wicken Fen - 6 Hen Harriers, Marsh Harrier, 3 Barn owls, 2 Short-eared Owls (David Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 redhead Smew (Jamie Wells, Neal Parkin)

Sarturday, 17 December

Ouse Fen - SNOW BUNTING,  still present feeding on the track 300 yards past Sophie's pool, near the area where some tyres have been dumped, juv ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, ringtail Hen Harrier (Richard Thomas); 2 Short-eared Owls, 2 ringtail Hen Harriers, Marsh Harrier, Bewick's Swan (Andy Cotton)

Fen Drayton - juv ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, about a mile south of the village by the A14, c.300 yards from the Conington turn (Stuart Elsom)

Bakers Fen / Burwell Fen - 8 Short-eared Owls (Vicki Harley)

Ferry Meadows - adult Kittiwake flying north east over the Mound (Matt Webb)

Great Eversden - 6-8 Short-eared Owls hunting over and roosting in rough grassland around and to the SE of the water towers above Wimple Road (David Fotherby)

Cambourne - 2-3 Short Eared Owls still present above Whomping Willow Lake this morning, Stonechat (Jonathan Hook)

Paxton Pits - fem. Goosander on river near moorings (Jim Stevenson)

Friday 16 December 2011

Friday, 16 December

Ouse Fen - SNOW BUNTING, first seen in late October, is still present but very elusive. This morning it was feeding on Long Holme Drove - the extension of Fen End Road as you drive out of Over - beyond Sophie's Pool and before you get to the main quarry entrance. ca. TL386730. Long Holme Drove is a public right of way, but obviously keep out of the way of any farm or quarry vehicles and on no account leave the public rights of way and go onto private farmland or into the working quarry area (Richard Thomas).

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad ICELAND GULL into roost on Ferry Lagoon 15:20h (Richard Bradbury)

Thursday 15 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December

Burwell Fen - 7 Short-eared Owls (Dave Palmer)

Eldernell - 8 Cranes, c.60 Whooper Swan, c.200 Golden Plover, Kingfisher, c.250 Lapwing, c.200 Fieldfare, probable Green Sandpiper (Don & Andrew Gardener)

Fowlmere - ringtail Hen Harrier (Doug Radford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad ICELAND GULL over west 15:50h, also Caspian Gull, 6+ Yellow-legged Gull (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday, 14 December

Cambourne - Merlin, Stonechat (Louise Bacon)

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December

Little Shelford - FIRECREST still in garden near level crossing on Hauxton Road (Ali Cooper)

Monday 12 December 2011

Monday, 12 December

Duxford - 3 Little Egrets on the river (Neil Howard)

Paxton Pits - ad ICELAND GULL into roost on Ferry Lagoon 16:05h, 5 Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Thomas)

Burwell Fen - 9 Short-eared Owls (Matt Mellor)

Sunday, 11 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Short-eared Owls (Sarah Howlett)

Impington - Woodcock over (David Wege)

Paxton Pits - Smew, 3 Red-crested Pochard 35 Golden Plover, Corn Bunting with c.100 Yellowhammer (Martin Davis, Neal Parkin, Gary Rawlings, Jamie Wells)

Sunday 11 December 2011

Saturday, 10 December

Little Shelford - FIRECREST still in garden near level crossing on Hauxton Road (Ali Cooper)

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew on Sailing Lake, female Ruddy Duck on A1 North (Jamie Wells)

Cambourne - Short-eared Owl between Crow Hill and Whomping Willow lake

Fen Drayton - ICELAND GULL in the gull roost at the East end of Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas, Richard Grimmett); LITTLE STINT showing well from Coucher Hide, 2 Smew, Green Sandpiper (Alex Quig)

Cam WAshes - 20 White-fronted Geese in grassy field on Upware side of river, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Merlin (Jon and David Heath)

Little Wilbraham - Merlin over (Jon and David Heath)

Fowlmere - Hen Harrier flew over the reserve, FIRECREST in dense hawthorn/ivy near Spring Hide at 2.30pm, and then presumably the same bird seen going to roost near the Watercress Hut at (Doug Radford)

Ely Beet Factory - Bittern flew up from the narrow fringe of reeds at the north-western corner (Colin Kirtland)

Friday 9 December 2011

Friday, 9 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Stint on Moore Lake (Dave Anderson); also redhead Smew, 4 Bewick's Swans over (Nigel Sprowell)

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December

Little Shelford - FIRECREST in garden on hauxton Road by level-crossing, calling vigorously; seen previously on 24 November (Ali Cooper)

Bakers Fen, Wicken - male Hen Harrier (David Hartill)

Cherry Hinton - Peregrine over 14:30h (Roger Horton)

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December

Ferry Meadows - fem Goosander on Overton (Chris Park)

Impington - Peregrine over (David Wege)

Monday 5 December 2011

Monday, 5 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Short-eared Owls to south of entrance track (Richard Allison)

Babraham - Short-eared Owl from the Roman Road nearby (Iain Webb)

Cam Washes - c.17 White-fronted Geese (Colin Kirtland)

Sunday 4 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December

Grafham Water - 5 Bewick's Swans & redhead Smew from Dudney hide, adult drake Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Shag (Mark Hawkes)

Gamlingay Wood - RAVEN over Sugley Wood heading SE, 1+ Short-eared Owl, Woodcock (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Burwell Fen - 6 Short-eared Owls (Matt Mellor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Stint, redhead Smew, Bittern (Neil Renwick); ad Caspian Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull (Hugh Venables)

Haddenham - ringtail Hen Harrier 13:00h (Mark Brandon)

Kingfishers Bridge - Ruff, Green Sandpiper (Mark Brandon)

Woodwalton Fen - Peregrine, Woodcock, Cetti's Warbler (Gavin Paterson)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Goosanders (Matt Webb)

Saturday, 3 December

Ouse Fen - juv. ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still, 3 Hen Harriers, 2 Marsh Harriers, Peregrine (Mark Hawkes, Andrew Massey)

Fen Drayton - adult ICELAND GULL in gull roost at the east end of Ferry Lagoon, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Caspian Gulls (Richard Thomas)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Short-eared Owl (David Heath)

Great Eversden - 5 Short-eared Owls, Peregrine in clover field north of The Gloucesters and south of the Harcamlow/ Mare Way track (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Grafham Water - 5 Bewick's Swans from Dudney hide today (per

Nene Washes - 8 Cranes, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 260 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - redhead Smew, White-fronted Goose, Goosander (Matt Webb); 3 Goosander over (Paul Taylor)

Cam Washes - 20 White-fronted Geese (Jon & David Heath)

Friday 2 December 2011

Friday, 2 December

Ferry Meadows - 2 male Goosander (Don Gardener); ad European White-fronted Goose nearby still (Brian Stone)

Orton BP - pair Red-crested Pochard, 2 male Goldeneye (Paul Taylor)

Cam washes, Upware - 20 European White-fronted Geese (as per

Milton Tip - 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, ad Caspian Gull (Peter Herkenrath)

Paxton Pits - 4 Goosander, Woodcock (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 4 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Peregrine (David Fotherby)

Thursday 1 December 2011

Thursday, 1 December

Ferry Meadows - 2 Goosander, 2 Crossbill (Chris Avanti)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 redhead Smew on Moore Lake 13:00h (Alex Quig)

Alconbury - 4 Short-eared Owls, ringtail Hen Harrier (Jeff Harrison)

Burwell Fen - 10 Short-eared Owls, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, 2 Little Owls (Robin Cox)

Ouse Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 4 ringtail Hen Harriers (Duncan Ritchie)

River Nene, Peterborough - Bittern reported