Friday 29 September 2017

Friday, 29 September

Swaffham Prior Fen - 129 Ruff, Wheatear (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne)

Burwell Fen - 9 Little Stint, 2 Black-tailed Godwit  (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne); also Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper (Pete Holt)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Little Stint, 3 Hobby (James Hanlon)

Thursday 28 September 2017

Thursday, 28 September

Trumpington Meadows - Hobby over south (Iain Webb)

Nene washes - Great White Egret on High Wash, on Low Wash 800 Lapwing, Peregrine, 12+ Yellow Wagtails (Charlie Kitchin)

Burwell Fen - 250+ Golden Plover, 30+ Ruff, 12+ Dunlin, 7 Little Stint on the first pool (Pete Holt); a further 2 Little Stint reported

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September

Burwell Fen - 8 Little Stints, Spotted Redshank, pair of Stonechat (Malcolm Ausden)

Cam Washes - Whinchat, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Jon Heath)

Grafham Water - juv RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Jonathan Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull (Matt Webb)

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Tuesday, 26 September

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint (Dave Palmer)

Grafham Water - Common Scoter (Mark Ward); distant Phalarope sp. (Colin Addington)

Monday 25 September 2017

Monday, 25 September

Cambourne - 15 BRENT GEESE over low south-east (James Hanlon)

Burwell Fen - Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank (Kathleen Rosewarne, Ian Barton)

Wimpole Hall - 5 Mandarin (Roger Cresswell)

Sunday 24 September 2017

Sunday, 24 September

Burwell Fen - 3 Whinchat, Spotted Redshank (John Raven)

Fen Drayton -  juv. Black Tern, 3 Hobbies, Green Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)

Saturday 23 September 2017

Friday, 22 September

Burwell Fen - 3 Whinchat, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 54 Ruff (Malcolm Ausden)

Ouse Washes - 16 Crane (David Ellis)

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September

Isleham - Whooper Swan on river downstream of lock (Tony Weston)

Paxton Pits - 5 Little Stint (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Richard Palmer)

New Shardlows Farm, Fulbourn - WOODLARK calling over south-east 09:27h, TL538542 (Kevin Wilson)

Haddenham/Aldreth Fens - c.2000+ Lapwing, Wheatear (Paul Mason)

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Tuesday, 19 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Paxton Pits - 5 Little Stint, Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Monday 18 September 2017

Monday, 18 September

Ouse Washes RSPB - 19 Crane flew into the reserve 17:45h (David Ellis)

Stapleford - c.100 Golden Plover north of the village, c.30 Mandarin at a private site (Nick Croft)

Paxton Pits - 5 juv Little Stint, Garganey (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Raven, Great White Egret (Luke Wake)

Burwell Fen -  2 Crane, 2 Little Stint, 9 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Andy Hannaford)

Monks Wood - 69 Marsh Tits (Richard Broughton)

Sunday, 17 September

Grafham Water - LEACH'S PETREL, Little Stint (Josh Carter)

Burwell Fen - Turnstone briefly, 52 Ruff, Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank (Malcolm Ausden)

Stapleford - 20+ Mandarin at a private site (Nick Croft)

Maxey Pits - PECTORAL SANDPIPER briefly (Nathan Stimpson)

Saturday, 16 September

March - 24 Crane over north-west (Andy Bayes)

Grafham Water - Little Stint (Jamie Wells); Curlew Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Clopton - fem Redstart (Graeme Reed)

Friday 15 September 2017

Friday, 15 September

Ferry Meadows - Scaup briefly early morning (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - juv SABINE'S GULL west of Hill Farm, Phalarope sp. from Mander CP but very distant (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Fen - juv RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at back of second pool still, 53 Ruff, 3 Greenshank (Malcolm Ausden)

Thursday 14 September 2017

Thursday, 14 September

Burwell Fen - juv RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Jonathan Taylor); Osprey over (Dave Palmer); also 2 Little Stint, Bar-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank calling, 5 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 50+ Ruff, 4 Garganey, Wheatear (Richard Johnson et al.)

Foul Anchor - 62 GREAT SKUA over south in six groups (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - juv Arctic Tern, Rock Pipit, ad KITTIWAKE, a phalarope species most probably GREY PHALAROPE (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Richard Allison)

Dernsford Farm, Stapleford - fem Goosander, 7+ Mandarin, 3 Green Sandpiper (Nick Croft)

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September

Grafham Water - c.1000 hirundines, 10 Yellow Wagtail (Ian Dawson); Short-eared Owl, Mediterranean Gull reported (as per Mark Hawkes)

Coveney Byall Fen - Black Tern, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Wheatear (Mike Burdekin)

Stapleford - 6 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear nearby, Yellow-legged Gull at Dernsford Farm (Nick Croft)

Paxton Pits - 9+Hobby at dusk, Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank (Jamie Wells)

Ely - MANX SHEARWATER taken into care (as per RBA)

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Tuesday, 12 September

Waterbeach - Peregrine over (Ian Burfield)

Grafham Water - 3000+ hirundines, mainly House Martin, 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Rock Pipit (Richard Patient)

Dernsford Farm Reservoir, Stapleford - Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper; Yellow-legged Gull yesterday (Nick Croft)

Sunday 10 September 2017

Sunday, 10 September

Ouse Washes - 23 COMMON CRANES (Norman Sills)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits  - Little Stint, Great White Egret, Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Saturday, 9 September

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 juv Little Stints, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 38 Ruff, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Hobbies (Malcolm Ausden)

Wicken Fen - 3 Hobbies, Bearded Tit (Josh Carter)

Cam washes - Redstart at TL529689, also Greenshank, Hobby (Jon & David Heath)

Eddington - Redstart (Hugh Venables)

Ouse Fen - Wheatear, 2 Hobby, Bearded Tit (Hugh Venables)

Friday 8 September 2017

Friday, 8 September

Grafham Water - MANX SHEARWATER off south end of dam 09:30h (Colin Addington); still present 13:50h, also juv Black Tern off Mander (Mark Hawkes); Manx Shearwater flew off north-east late afternoon (Colin Addington)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret (Richard Thomas)

Witcham - 2 male Redstart (David Hopkins)

Thursday 7 September 2017

Thursday, 7 September

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Raven over (Luke Wake)

Burwell Fen - PECTORAL SANDPIPER on first pool 09:00h (Bartow Wylie and Richard Palmer); reappeared 14:50h, also 2 Little Stint, 6 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper (Monica & Owen Marks)

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Wednesday, 6 September

Fowlmere - Wheatear on reserve entrance track (Richard Palmer)

Shepreth/Meldreth - Osprey at TL385467 (Andy Symes)

Burwell Fen - Osprey over south-east, Spotted Redshank, 2 Little Stint, 7 Greenshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 31 Ruff (Brendan Doe)

Cambridge - Sandwich Tern over, sour record 21:22h (as per RBA)

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September

Grafham Water - Osprey, Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Fen - Little Stint (David Ellis)

New Shardlows Farm, Fulbourn - 2 Hobby over with Swallow flock (Kevin Wilson)

Buckden - Redstart in a private garden, 2 Raven nearby (Mark Ward)

Late news from Sunday, 3 September: ORTOLAN BUNTING over Cambridge, identified from sound recording of flight call 01:56h (Simon Gillings)

Monday 4 September 2017

Monday, 4 September

Burwell Fen - 2 Little Stint, 8 Greenshank, 8 Green Sandpiper, 7 Garganey, Hobby (Richard Johnson)

Cambridge - 5 Swifts over the Addenbrooke's site (Sarah Howlett)

Grafham Water - Osprey (Colin Addington); Caspian Gull, 15 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Sunday 3 September 2017

Sunday, 3 September

Grafham Water - juv BLACK-NECKED GREBE valley creek, 2 OSPREYS (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton - RAVEN, Garganey, Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Saturday, 2 September

Paxton Pits - BLACK-NECKED GREBE on Pumphouse Pit this morning (Martin Davis); RAVEN (Ian Dawson)

Grafham Water - OSPREY, Curlew (Mark Hawkes)

Holme Fen - 2 Whinchat around Engine Farm (Howard Butler)

Saturday 2 September 2017

Friday, 1 September

Cambridge - 8 Buzzard over south (Pete Wood)

Burwell Fen - 2 juv Little Stint, 4 Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpipers, 3 Garganey, 2 Hobby (Malcolm Ausden)

Thursday, 31 August

Ouse Washes - 19 Crane (Mike Burdekin)