Thursday 31 October 2013

Thursday, 31 October

Guyhirn - 4 Crane opposite Chill Out Cafe on A47 (Brian Stone)

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chaple again (James Hutchison)

Great Fen -  GREAT GREY SHRIKE from Trundle Mere Lookout (Paul Tinsley-Marshall). Details of this part of the site here
There is no access beyond the hide.

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER, ringtail Hen Harrier (Denise Anderson)

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Wednesday, 30 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER still present (Mike Burdekin)

Ham Mere - male Bearded Tit from Heron Hide (Chris Park)

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine hunting mainly above Dept. Chemistry again, great views from top of Lion Yard car park (Saimon Clarke)

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Tuesday, 29 October

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine hunting between Dep. of Chemistry and OLEM Catholic Church (Saimon Clark)

Grafham Water - Arctic Tern, Wheatear (Duncan Ritchie)

Guhirn- 2 Crane roughly opposite Chillout Cafe on the A47 (Ken Smith)

Monday 28 October 2013

Monday 28 October

Grafham Water -Wheatear, Rock Pipit (David Hollin)

Sunday, 27 October

Ouse Washes - NORTHERN HARRIER still (Matt Mellor); Peregrine, ringtail Hen Harrier (Ben Green); Wheatear (Ade Cooper)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Scaup, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

RAF Wyton - fem Merlin (Mark Ward)

Wentworth - 500+ Golden Plover nearby (Ben Green)

Saturday 26 October 2013

Saturday, 26 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER still present (Ian Ellis); ringtail Hen Harrier, 6+ Marsh Harrier (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - Black-necked Grebe, ad fem Scaup, ad Mediterranean Gull, 28 Goldeneye, Green Sandpiper  (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & 2 ringtail Hen Harrier (Kevin Taylor)

Friday 25 October 2013

Friday, 25 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER from railway bridge end 10:00h (Andy Hannaford)

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chapel 09:50h (James Hutchison)

Ferry Meadows - Bittern viewable from Teal Hide 11:38h (Peter Hogan)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, Black-necked Grebe (David Hollin)

Woodwalton Fen - winged-tagged male Hen Harrier (Matt Webb)

Thursday 24 October 2013

Thursday, 24 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - NORTHERN HARRIER, Water Pipit, 72 Whooper Swan (Mark Ward); GREAT WHITE EGRET 13:00h from Pymoor (

Cambridge - Peregrine on King's College Chapel, one of two seen regularly in recent days (James Hutchison); 3 Peregrine over Jesus Green 12:50h (Saimon Clark)

Ouse Fen - 1000+ Golden Plover, Peregrine (Rowena Baxter)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Stonechat (Judith Dunkling)

Wicken Fen - ringtail & 2 male Hen Harrier (Andy Hannaford)

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Wednesday, 23 October

Ouse Washes - Juv. female NORTHERN HARRIER flew south past Stockdale's Hide at 14:00h, showing well from Stockdale's Hide 15:00h (Richard Patient, Mark Hawkes); hunting about 1/2 mile south of railway, viewable from bend in B1411, at 16:15h (Mark Eaton); the bird went to roost as did 13+ Marsh Harrier, ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - Wheatear (Richard Palmer); ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Arctic Tern, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Patient, Mark Hawkes); LONG-TAILED DUCK still (

Little Eversden - GREAT GREY SHRIKE nearby, in a patch of scrub on the bridlepath leading from Little Eversden village (by the phone box on Harlton Road) leading up the hill to the Mare way track on the ridge; approx. TL369522. Birders visiting the area please keep to public rights of way, respect local residents and the local farming community (as per Louise Bacon)

Cambridge - Peregrine on St George's Church again (Chris Went)

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Tuesday, 22 October

Ouse Washes - Juv.female NORTHERN HARRIER viewable from Pymoor 16:45h (David Hopkins)

Eldernell - 6 Crane, Cetti's Warbler, Merlin (Mike Weedon)

Ely Beet pools - Bittern, 4 Marsh Harrier (Duncan Ritchie)

Fowlmere - 169 golden Plover, 148 Lapwing, 2 Corn Bunting (Alex Quig)

Monday, 21 October

Eldernell - GREAT GREY SHRIKE  in hawthorn hedge west of Eldernell car park (Mike Weedon); 2 Crane west of Lord's Holt (Duncan Ritchie)

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK, Arctic Tern (Martin Davis)

Cambridge - 2 Peregrine on King's College Chapel (James Hutchison)

Ouse Washes - ringtail harrier species first seen on Saturday, 19 October (David Hopkins, Ade Cooper) considered to be a juvenile female NORTHERN HARRIER, showed from Kingfisher, Grose & Stockdale Hides today (James Hanlon)

Sunday 20 October 2013

Sunday, 20 October

Cambridge - Crossbill over Kendal Way (Richard Johnson)

Grafham Water -  LONG-TAILED DUCK, Brent Goose (Richard and Elliot Hook); GREAT SKUA (c/o RBA); Scaup (Jamie Wells)

Paxton Pits - Rock Pipit, Ruff, Greenshank, 7 Siskins (Jamie Wells)

Eldernell - GREAT GREY SHRIKE  200 yds west of Eldernell car park at 17:00h (Charlie Kitchin)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, 5+ Marsh Harrier in to roost (Matt Mellor)

Saturday, 19 October

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA, LONG-TAILED DUCK,  2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Crossbills over (Mark Hawkes); 2 Arctic Tern, Rock Pipit  (Andrew Tongue)

Paxton Pits - Mediterranean Gull, Rock Pipit, Ruff (Jamie Wells)
Ouse Washes - juvenile Harrier species (David Hopkins)

Saturday 19 October 2013

Friday, 18 October

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA, LONG-TAILED DUCK, Arctic Tern (Duncan Ritchie)

Thursday 17 October 2013

Thursday, 17 October

Tubney Fen - HONEY BUZZARD 11:45h (Geoffrey Hawthorn)

Cambridge - 2+ HONEY BUZZARD 13:45h (Geoffrey Hawthorn)

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA by dam (David Hollin); LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 Grey Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Arctic Tern (Matt Mellor)

Isleham Washes - Whooper Swan, Egyptian Goose (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes, Chain Corner - Peregrine, 4 Bearded Tit, 60 Golden Plover, 800+ Lapwing (Mark Eaton)

Orton BP - Cetti's Warbler, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Peter Hogan)

Wednesday, 16 October

Trumpington - 429 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Tuesday, 15 October

Cambridge - 11 Barnacle Geese off Huntingdon Road (Simon Passey)

Bretton, Peterborough - Osprey over (Don Gardener)

Peterborough - Peregrine around the power station (Andy Bayes)

Haddenham/Aldreth Fens - Mediterranean Gull (Paul Mason)

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA on dam (Colin Addington); 2 Little Gull, Arctic Tern, 3 Black-necked Grebe, LONG-TAILED DUCK, fem SCAUP (Barbara North)

Ouse Washes - 3 GREAT SKUA heading north near Gault Hole (David Hopkins)

Fowlmere - Bittern, Cetti's Warbler (Ade Cooper)

Trumpington - c.500 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Monday 14 October 2013

Monday, 14 October

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA still, also 2 juv GANNET from fishing lodge (Colin Addington); LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 Little Gull, Arctic Tern, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 10 Goldeneye (Mike Everett)

Nene Washes - juv GANNET over north, PECTORAL SANDPIPER over, 6 Jack Snipe (Jonathan Taylor)

Maxey Cut - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Richard Astle)

Great Fen - RAVEN over Corney's Farm (Paul Tinsley-Marshall)

Sunday 13 October 2013

Sunday, 13 October

Grafham Water - 2 juv GREAT SKUAS (one flew off NE), juvenile LONG-TAILED DUCK, Black-necked Grebe, 3 Arctic Terns, 2 Little Gulls, Mediterranean Gull, Rock Pipit (Mark Hawkes et al.); a second Black-necked Grebe, fem Common Scoter (Richard Patient)

Ferry Meadows CP - 2 adult GANNETS south (Howard Butler)

Ouse Washes (Witcham Gravel) - GREAT SKUA north-east, 2 juv GANNETS south-west, Ring Ouzel (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - juv GANNETS over at 14:15h & 14:35h. Also Grey Plover, 14 Little Egret (Steve Cooper)

Buckden GP - Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Ouse Fen - 4 Whooper Swan (Andy Cotton)

Wimpole - 2 RAVEN near the folly, juv GANNET over A603 near the village 16:30h (Mike Crosby)

Saturday 12 October 2013

Saturday, 12 October

Grafham Water - LONG-TAILED DUCK (imm/fem), GREAT SKUA, RED-THROATED DIVER, Osprey, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Arctic Terns, 4 Little Gulls, 2+ Rock Pipits, 2 Brambling, Common Sandpiper, Grey Plover (Richard Patient, Mark Hawkes, Mark Ward). Juv. GANNET in roost (Mark Ward).

Brampton Pits - 2 Little Gulls (John Lindsell)

Little Wilbraham Fen - juv. GANNET over west in afternoon (Rob Pople)

Hemmingford Grey - juv. GANNET flew east in morning (Mike Everett)

Ouse Washes - Little Stint, 40 Whooper Swans, Brambling, Stonechat, plus the capture and delivery to East Winch RSPCA centre of one injured juv. GANNET (Ade Cooper)

Friday 11 October 2013

Friday, 11 October

Whittlesey - juv GANNET over north 16:00h (Charlie Kitchin)

Ferry Meadows - GREAT SKUA over north-northeast, also passing over 2 RAVEN, 7 Whooper Swan, 33 Brambling, Redpoll sp., 2 Siskin (Matt Webb); Firecrest, 65 Brambling, 37 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Hilton - 547 Golden Plover, Ruff, 300+Lapwing just south of the village (Mark Eaton)

Thursday 10 October 2013

Thursday, 10 October

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3+ Brambling over (Richard Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - Pink-footed Goose over (Matt Webb)

Holme Fen - 3 Whooper Swan (Dave Chambers)

Flocks of Redwings reported widely across the county today, with a few Fieldfares.

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Wednesday, 9 October

Fowlmere - Firecrest with tit flock near Shep bridge in south-west corner (Richard Palmer)

Ouse Washes RSPB - ad Mediterranean Gull, Wheatear (Mike Burdekin)

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Tuesday, 8 October

Soham - vocal YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER with mobile tit flock around Soham Village college this morning briefly (Duncan Poyser). Given that the bird was around a school, please be sensible when viewing this area (for obvious reasons).

Lode Peregrine at White Fen (Chris Brown)

Little Wilbraham Fen - 2 Bearded Tit (Chris Brown)

Monday 7 October 2013

Monday, 7 October

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Grey Plover, 2 Hen Harrier (Mike Burdekin)

Grafham Water - 2 Rock Pipit on the dam (Andy Cotton)

Ferry Meadows - Redwings & a Brambling over (Don Gardener); 2 Goldeneye, 7 Redwing (Matt Webb)

Haddenham/Aldreth - c.50 Golden Plover, c.1000 Lapwing from Long Drove (Ian & Sheila Dickerson)

Six Mile Bottom - Peregrine (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday 6 October 2013

Sunday, 6 October

Dunkirk - LITTLE BUNTING trapped and ringed at a private location (Tony Martin)

Paxton Pits - Rock Pipit, Garganey, Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail (Jamie Wells)

Hayley Woods - Raven (Simon Stirrup)

Grafham Water - 2 Rock Pipits (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - Hobby, 25+ Golden Plover, Bearded Tits, 2 Bittern (Sarah Holwett)

Ouse Washes RSPB - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, Grey Plover (Mike Burdekin)

Saturday, 5 October

Wandlebury - Firecrest (Kevin Wilson)

Paxton Pits - 2 probable Pectoral Sandpipers (Martin Shadbolt); Garganey, 2 Green Sandpipers (Jamie Wells)

Witcham - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER through calling (David Hopkins)

Ouse Washes - Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Garganey, Grey Plover, 171+ Ruff, 60 Golden Plover (Brendan Doe)

Eaton Socon - Ring-necked Parakeet (Andy Scofield)

Wilbraham Fen - 2 Bearded Tits (Carl Howard)

Between Hammerton and Sawtry - 12 Red Kites inc. 7 in a field near Lodge Farm (Chris Brown)

Prior's Fen -  Little Stint, 3 Whooper Swan (Mike Weedon)

Hinxton/Ickleton - Redwings moving through (Andrew Knights)

Trumpington - 530 Golden Plover (Mike Foley)

Elton - Brambling over (Brian Stone)

Wilbraham Fen - 2 Bearded Tit (Carl Howard)

Friday 4 October 2013

Friday, 4 October

Cambridge - Brambling again at Cambridge Research Labs off Huntingdon Road (Simon Passey, Mike Curtis)

Thursday 3 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October

Nene Washes - ringtail Hen Harrier drifted west from Eldernell (Charlie Kitchin); GREAT WHITE EGRET moving slowly east 15:00h (Jonathan Taylor)

Cambridge - Brambling at Cambridge Research Labs off Huntingdon Road (Simon Passey, Mike Curtis)

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October

Paxton Pits - imm. Garganey, Goldeneye, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Grey Plover, Rock Pipit, 3 Kingfisher (Martin Davis)

Bar Hill - ad Hobby over golf course 16:00h (Michael Clydesdale)

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October

Marsh Lane GP - Osprey over c.16:00h, Hobby (Mike Everett)