Monday 30 April 2012

Monday, 30 April

Castor Hanglands - putative IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still (Richard Patient); 14+ Nightingales, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Stella Bayliss)

Nene Washes (Eldernell) - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Hobby (Mike Weedon); GREAT WHITE EGRET  still to west towards Lords Holt 13:30h, also 2 Crane, Hobby (Nick Mudge)

Melbourn - male RING OUZEL on private land still (Ade Cooper)

Nene Washes - ringtail Hen Harrier, Opsrey over south, Jack Snipe, 2 Greenshank, Peregrine, 29 islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); 7 Black Tern, Arctic Tern off Mander c.16:45h (Richard Patient); 3 Wheatear (Alan Pool)

Paxton Pits - Osprey over east 10:27h, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Turnstone, 3+ Greenshank, 5 Wheatear, 2+ White Wagtail, male Garganey, fem Whinchat, LITTLE TERN, Black Tern (Jamie Wells); Tree Pipit over (Martin Davis); Blue-headed Wagtail (as per RBA); Little Gull (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - summer Spotted Redshank at Witcham Gravel, 4 male Graganey at Mepal (David Hopkins)

Haddenham - 2 Wheatear from Dambank Drove (Paul Mason)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Hobby, 2 Wheatear (Bill Simmonds)

Ferry Meadows - 2 Redpoll (Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - 5+ Hobbies (Rowena Baxter)

Cam Washes - Short-eared Owl, Whimbrel over, 2 Avocet, Hobby, Common Sandpiper, 20 Yellow Wagtail (David and Jon Heath)

Hilton - Short-eared Owl to the south (Mark Eaton)

Fowlmere - 2 Hobby, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Ade Cooper)

Sunday 29 April 2012

Sunday, 29 April

Needingworth GPs - 2 Ruff, Greenshank, 15-20 Yellow Wagtail,  male RING OUZEL, 3 Wheatear, Hobby (Mark Eaton)

Berry Fen - 26+ Ruff, on the Fen, 128 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit (Mark Eaton)

Cam Washes - Winchat, 2 Avocet (Davied & John Heath)

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 6 Avocet (Mark Hawkes); Grey Plover over (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Common Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear, 3 Sanderling, 3 Greenshank, (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells); 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover over, Arctic Tern, 6 White Wagtail, Short-eared Owl  (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - Arctic Tern (Brian Stone)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Nightingale, Common Sandpiper (Neil Renwick)

Buckden - 3 Wheatear (Mark Ward)

Fordham Wood - 6 Siskins (David Collins)

Witcham Gravel - 1+ Short-eared Owl, Black Tern, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit over, Osprey over, 4 Greenshank, 20+ Dunlin (David Hopkins)

Nene Washes (Eldernell) - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Pink-footed Goose, Crane (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Washes - Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and Grey Plover over, Hobby, 4 Avocets, 35 Black-tailed Godwits (Monica & Owen Marks)

Cambridge - Black-tailed Giodwit over Bermuda Road (Kevin Hand)

Saturday 28 April 2012

Saturday, 28 April

Castor Hanglands - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF singing male still (Richard Astle)

Oxlode - 2 Whimbrel, Greenshank (David Hopkins)

Wicken/Bakers Fen - male and female Garganey, Greenshank, 3 Wheatear (Tim Dee); also 4 Grasshopper Warblers, Cetti's Warbler showed well (Gavin & Alan Paterson)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Peregrine, 2 Avocet, Greenshank, Whooper Swan, Garganey (Gavin & Alan Paterson)

Ouse Valley - Little Gull, 2 Arctic Terns to north of Buckden Marina (Mark Ward)

Grafham Water - Wheatear, Greenshank (Mark Hawkes); LITTLE TERN (James Hanlon); Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Wheatear, 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Ely - Short-eared Owl from cycle path to Barway (Giles Merritt)

Ferry Meadows - Hobby, 2 White Wagtails (Paul Taylor)

Dry Drayton - escaped Zebra Finch (Ken Hook)

Friday 27 April 2012

Friday, 27 April

Castor Hanglands - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF singing male this morning (Nick Mudge)

Ferry Meadows - LITTLE TERN on Gunwade Lake 09:15 h (Mike Weedon); but not present at lunchtime (Brian Stone)

Murrow - 3 Wheatears, 5 Yellow Wagtails nearby (Marie Barton)

Milton CP - Turtle Dove, Garden Warbler, Swifts (David Heath)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 8 Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, "plenty of swifts, swallows and martins" (Jacqui Miller)

Ouse Washes - male Garganey from Rickwood Hide and a pair from Cottier Hide, 20 Ruff from Common Wash Hide (Mike Burdekin)

Paxton Pits - male Whinchat, Common Sandpiper, 10 Dunlin (Jamie Wells); also 3 Wheatear, Short-eared Owl, 2 Avocet, Greenshank (Martin Davis); c.160 islandica Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Arctic Terns over in the evening (Mark Ward)

Cam Washes - Short-eared Owl, 5 Black-tailed Godwit over, 2 Avocet (David and Jon Heath)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, 4 Grasshopper Warblers (Erica Towner, John Roote)

Thursday 26 April 2012

Thursday, 26 April

Paxton Pits - male Red-crested Pochard, Garden Warbler 12+ Swift, Hobby, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 2 Garden Warbler (Jamie Wells, Martin Davis); 2 Black Tern 13:00h (Gary Rawlins)

Ouse Washes - Black Tern, 6 Garganey, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Avocet, 60 Ruff (Mike Burdekin)

Cambridge - Hobby over Strourbridge Common (Iain Webb); Swift over the Addenbrooke's site (Sarah Howlett); Swift over Cherry Hinton Hall (Roger Horton);

Brampton Wood - Nightingale (Matt Hamilton)

Eldernell - GREAT SKUA over low north-west (Charlie Kitchin)

Ferry Meadows - Hobby, 10 Yellow Wagtails, Goldeneye, Lesser Whitethroat (Matt Webb)

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April

Grafham Water - 6 Little Gull in Valley Creek (Duncan Ritchie); 5 Arctic Tern, 2 dunlin, Cuckoo, 2 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler also dead juv Shag (Monica and Owen Marks); Black Tern (Mark Ward)

Buckden Marina - 2+ Arctic Tern, 4 Little Gull (John Lindsell)

Ely  Beet Pits - 3 Arctic Tern and a Swift over (Stuart Elsom)

Ouse Washes - LITTLE TERN viewed from Oxlode early afternoon (David Hopkins)

Paxton Pits - 2 LITTLE TERN, 122 Common Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 2 White Wagtail, 5 Wheatear (Martin Davis); 2 Greenshank, 9+ Swift, Shirt-eared Owl, Cuckoo, Dunlin (Stuart & Jill Elsom, Jamie Wells et al.)

Needingworth - LITTLE TERN and probably a second bird shortly after, from Pike & Eel Road briefly, also 3+ Arctic Tern, 5 Swift, Wheatear (Mark Eaton)

Milton - 50+ Swift over the sewage works this evening (David Heath)

Ferry Meadows - 2+ Arctic Terns amongst the Common Terns (Brian Stone)

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Tuesday, 24 April

Castor Hanglands - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF singing male still (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 8 Arctic Terns at Ferry Lagoon (Richard Thomas)

Buckden (Ouse Valley) - 61 Arctic Terns north by 08:15h (Mark Ward)

Swavesey - male RING OUZEL  near guided busway still (Jeremy Lindsell; Roger Horton)

Grafham Water - Osprey, 2 Whimbrel over, Marsh Harrier over, 2 Avocet over to Paxton Pits (Mark Hawkes); 100+ Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Milton - 2 Swifts over the sewage works and Reed Warbler at the CP (David Heath)

Paxton Pits - 2 White Wagtail, Wheatear, 5 Dunlin, 2 Avocet from Grafham (Jamie Wells); Swift over the moorings (Stuart Elsom); 39 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Wicken Fen - 3+ roding Woodcock, Greenshank, male Garganey, 2 Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (Tim Dee, Claire Spottiswoode); also 3+ Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl at Burwell fen (Tim Dee)

Nene Washes - 3 Avocet, Grey Plover, Curlew, 12 Ruff, 30 islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Brian Stone)

Witcham - Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, also 2 Swift at the Ouse washes (David Hopkins)

Monday 23 April 2012

Monday, 23 April

Castor Hanglands - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF singing male, also 4 Nightingale, male Madarin, Grasshopper Warbler  (Richard Allison)

Swavesey - male RING OUZEL south-east of guided busway cycle track c.TL369692 (Richard Thomas)

Paxton Pits - male Wheatear, Red-crested Pochard, Cuckoo, White Wagtail, 60+ Common Tern, Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis)

Sunday 22 April 2012

Sunday, 22 April

Castor Hanglands - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Kerry Harrison, Will Bowell) singing male for it's 2nd day.

Swavesey - Male RING OUZEL and 2 Wheatears still in field south east of Guided Busway stop (Ken Hook)

Fowlmere - male (and possibly a female) RING OUZEL (Matthew Mellor)

Grafham water - Greenshank, 2 White Wagtail, 5+ Avocet, Nightingale, Lesser Whitethroat (Mark Hawkes)

Stretham - Greenshank (Gavin Paterson)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wheatears (Chris Lines)

Paxton Pits - 59 Common Tern, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, Curlew over (Martin Davis)

Saturday, 21 April

Fen Drayton - Nightingale, 2 Grasshopper Warblers (Neil Renwick)

Milton Tip - ICELAND GULL (Peter Herkenrath)

Swavesey - Male RING OUZEL showing well in the short grass field 150-200 yards east of the guided busway stop, 2 Wheatears (Richard Thomas)

Woodwalton Fen - Cettis Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Little Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl (Matt Francis)

Wimblington - RING OUSEL at Charity Farm, Horsemoor (Andy Bayes)

Friday 20 April 2012

Friday, 20 April

Ferry Meadows -Turtle Dove singing from trees along north shore of Overton Lake this morning (Chris Avanti)

Colne GP - Whitethroat (Mark Eaton)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Arctic Terns briefly (Dave Anderson)

Paxton Pits - 3 Wheatears, 4 White Wagtail, fem Peregrine, 5 Nightingale, Reed Warbler (Martin Davis)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 5+ Grasshopper Warblers, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, 2+ Sedge Warblers (Michael Holdsworth)

Thursday 19 April 2012

Thursday, 19 April

Willow Hall Lane - 2nd year ICELAND GULL, headed off towards nearby pits (Matt Webb)

Ferry Meadows - 20+ Common Tern (John & Elaine Webber); White Wagtail, 7 Yellow Wagtail, Swift (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - male Redstart (Martin Davis); also Cuckoo (Jamie Wells) and 3 male Wheatears (Stuart Elsom)

Fowlmere - fem Redstart (Gavin Ryan)

Meblourn - male RING OUZEL on private land (Ade Cooper)

Kneesworth - 5 Wheatears (Steve Cooper)

Factory Road, Burwell - 3 yellow Wagtails, 5 Wheatears (Andrew Taylor)

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Wednesday, 18 April

Grafham Water - 2 Arctic Terns and 3 Little Gulls off Mander (Duncan Ritchie)

Ely BF - Arctic Tern briefly 15:30h (Owen Marks)

Paxton Pits - 1st win Mediterranean Gull briefly, Arctic Tern, 4 White Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis); 3 Wheatears (Jamie Wells)

Dog-in-a-Doublet - 2 Avocets on mudflats below the sluice 17:15h (Matt Francis)

Milton CP - Arctic Tern over, 2 Common Terns (David & Jonathan Heath)

Wardy Hill - RING OUSEL (David Hopkins)

Orton Brimbles - Nightingale (Matt Webb)

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Tuesday, 17 ASpril

Elton - Osprey flew south along the River Nene 15:45h (Brian Stone)

Grafham Water - 5 Arctic Terns off Mander CP 16:00h (Dean Harlow); peak counts of 26 CommonTern and 21 Arctic Tern (Mark Ward); Osprey over in the evening (as per

Ferry Meadows - c.10 Arctic Terns c.13:30h (Howard Butler)

Paxton Pits - at least one Arctic Tern, 4 White Wagtails, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Martin Davis, Mark Ward, Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - Bittern, 9 Cetti's Warbler, Wheatear, 4 Marsh Harrier (Colin Kirtland)

Cherry Hinton East Pit NR - fem REDSTART (Iain Webb)

Monday 16 April 2012

Monday, 16 April

Marsh Lane GP - 2 Nightingales (Bill simmonds)

Ferry Meadows - Dark-bellied BRENT GOOSE on Gunwade Lake 09:20h, also 16 Fieldfare, Redwing, 3 Siskin, Reed Warbler, Sedfe Warbler, Swift, House Martin  (Matt Webb, Don and Andrew Gardener); BRENT GOOSE on Overton Lake c.11:00h (Kev Wolstencroft)

Serpentine BP - 5 Wheatears (Paul Taylor)

Haddenham/Aldreth - 4 Wheatears on Cross Drove and  4 Wheatears on Long Drove (Paul Mason)

Star Pit - Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (Dave Chambers)

Tanholt - 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtails (Dave Chambers)

Crwon Lakes, Farcet - Nightingale, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, 26 Sand Martin, 9 House Martin, 3 Swallow (Steve Dudley)

Milton Sewage Works - c.60 Swallow, c.20 House Martin (David & Jonathan Heath)

Cam Washes - 5 Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Egyptian Goose, 17 Snipe (David & Jonathan Heath)

Paxton Pits - Reed Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Buckden - Peregrine, male Wheatear (Mark Ward)

Sunday 15 April 2012

Sunday, 15 April

Grafham Water - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 13 Avocets, 300+ Sand Martin, 100+ Swallows, 10+ House Martins, 2 Grey Partridge (Mark Hawkes)

Witchford - 3 COMMON CRANES flew north over the A142 (Stuart Sharp)

Grunty Fen - Short-eared Owl (David Nation)

Wicken fen - 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, roding Woodcock,  pair of Garganey (Michael Holdsworth)

Waterbeach - male REDSTART just north of sailing club (Carlos Davies)

Burwell - 5+ Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail along Factory Road (Andrew Taylor) 

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of Wheatears, Cuckoos calling (Sarah Howlett)

Late news from 11 April: Woodwalton Fen - PIED FLYCATCHER, also Bittern, 6 Marsh Harriers, Cetti's Warbler (Terry, John & Doreen Cooper)

Saturday, 14 April

Cambridge Research Park - male RING OUZEL still present (Felix Randow)

Eldernell - 4 Avocets on floods just west of Lord's Holt (Matt Francis)

Woodwalton Fen - male Brambling in summer plumage, Bittern, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, Cetti's Warbler, c.10 Marsh Harriers

Morborne Village - male Redstart (Don Gardener)

Berry Fen - 35 Black-tailed Godwit (Ben Stephen)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Cetti's Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Graham Moates)

Somersham GP - Little Ringed Plover (Russell J. Watkins)

Burwell - 5 Wheatear along Factory Road (Andrew Taylor)

Friday, 13 April

Nene Washes - OSPREY flying towards Eldernell pit area, Short-eared Owl (John Saunders); 2 male RING OUZEL, 5+ Cranes, 5+ Yellow Wagtail (Alex Holt and Paige Hunter)

Ferry Meadows - OSPREY back over lakes (Mike Weedon)

Oxlode - RING OUZEL (Andy Hanaford)

Wardy Hill - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Andy Hanaford)

Cambridge Research Park - male RING OUZEL (David Heath)

Paxton Pits - FIRECREST in Hawthorns at north end of moorings (Jamie Wells)

Burwell - 3 Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl along Factory Road and Short-eared Owl on the fen (Andrew Taylor) 

Thursday, 12 April

Cambridge Research Park - male RING OUZEL (David Heath)

Morborne village - 2 male RING OUZELS in a field in as you leave the village heading towards Morborne Hill (c/o Don Gardener)

Ferry Meadows - OSPREY fishing over both Gunwade and Lynch Lakes (Matt Webb)

Yesterday, Wednesday 11 April: Ely -  male Brambling (Andrew Balmford)

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Monday, 9 April

RSPB Ouse Washes - Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, 2 pairs of Garganey, 2 Avocet, 79 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Ruff, 5 Little Egret, 19 Whooper Swans, 2 Tree Sparrows (Gavin Paterson)

Fowlmere - 7 Black-Tailed Godwits, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Red Kite, Swallow and Cettis Warbler showing well by reedbed hide (Ade Cooper)

Sunday 8 April 2012

Sunday, 8 April

Grafham Water - 2 2nd cal-year Little Gulls, Common Tern from dam this morning, Green Sandpiper, 10+ Avocets, 2+ Swallows (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - Green Sandpiper (Doug Radford)

Bainton Pits - OSPREY, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler (Bob Titman)

Saturday, 7 April

Grafham Water - 6 Little Gulls, 4+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Swaffham Prior Fen - Merlin, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Marsh Harriers (Tim Dee)

Burwell Fen - 375 Fieldfare, 4-5 Short-eared Owls, 6  Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Little Owl (Tim Dee)

Wicken Fen - 4 White-fronted Goose (Tim Dee)

Friday 6 April 2012

Friday, 6 April

Grafham Water - 4 Little Gulls (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - 16 Cetti's Warblers, Hen Harrier, 5 Marsh Harrier, 2 Bearded Tits, 3 Short-eared Owls, Barn Owl, 120 Fieldfare (Gavin Paterson)

Fen Drayton - Yellow Wagtail, Merlin hunting farmlands by the entrance road (c/o Neil Renwick)

Eldernell - COMMON CRANE opp car park area nr river (Gordon Shaw, Kev Wolstencroft)

Thursday, 5 April

Grafham Water - Little Gull, 20+ Swallows, 13 Avocet, Redpoll, Cetti's Warbler (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - Woodcock, 3 Hen Harriers, 6 Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Water Rail (David Heath)

Tuesday, 3 April

Whittlesey Wash - pair of Garganey in the drain that runs parallel to the Whittlesey Wash road (Matt Francis)

Milton - 3 RING OUZELS in the corner of a field along the track between the A14 and Milton Tip (Richard Johnson)

Ouse Washes - Jack Snipe flushed from ditch edge at the Earith end of the reserve (Paul Harrington)

Monday, 2 April

Bradley Fen - ICELAND GULL on the new scrape (Matt Webb)

Stuntney - RAVEN over towards Barway (Duncan Poyser)

Sunday 1 April 2012

Sunday, 1 April

Thorney - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present (c/o Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - OSPREY circling east end of reservoir (Andrew Tongue as per Martin Davis); Peregrine (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 31 March

Ouse Washes - ICELAND GULL, 2 Short-eared Owls (David Hopkins)

Guyhirn - 2 COMMON CRANES south of A47 at chill out cafe (Anthony Fenn)

Cam Washes - 2 Avocets, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, 3 Grey Partridge (David and Jon Heath)

Grafham Water - 12 Avocets, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Mark Hawkes)