Monday 30 April 2018

Monday, 30 April

Ouse Fen RSPB - SPOONBILL, White Stork with red ring on left leg (Richard Thomas)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Richard Thomas); Arctic Tern, escape White Stork (Hugh Venables)

Isleham Washes - 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 41 Avocet, Common Sandpiper (Tony Weston)

Sunday 29 April 2018

Sunday, 29 April

Nene Washes at Eldernell - BLACK WINGED STILT still (c/o BirdGuides)

Cam Washes - Whinchat, 8 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Corn Bunting (Jon and David Heath)

Trumpington Meadows nature reserve – Common Sandpiper along river (Iain Web)

Ouse Washes - 5 Bar-tailed Godwit over, 2 Avocet over, Great White Egret, Arctic Tern, Mediterranean Gull (Brendan Doe); Whinchat, Spotted Redshank, 7 Arctic Tern (Richard Grimmett)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Hobby (John Walsh)

Saturday, 28 April

Nene Washes at Eldernell - BLACK WINGED STILT in wet meadows east of car park (Mark Hawkes); also Spotted Redshank, Greenshank over (Hugh Venables)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wheatears, 2 Hobbies, Cuckoo (Chris Lines); 5 Wheatear this evening (Richard Astle)

Fen Drayton - 2 Barnacle Geese, 2 Arctic Terns (Chris Rider); Little Term (Hugh Venables)

Cam Washes - 3 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Saimon Clark); also Common Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath)

Ouse Washes - Garganey over, Cuckoo, 4 Arctic Tern; 5 Wheatear nearby at Oxlode TL497848 (Monica & Owen Marks); Ring-necked Parakeet (David Ellis); also Spotted Redshank, 2 Garganey, 3 Wheatear, 2 Avocets (Mark Hawkes)

Byall Fen - Whinchat, 6 Wheatear (Mike Burdekin)

Friday 27 April 2018

Friday, 27 April

Paxton Pits - Hobby, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Maxey Pits - 2 Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover (Hugh Wright); Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail (Richard Astle)

Burwell Fen - 2 Whimbrel through, 3 Wheatear (Brendan Doe)

Thursday 26 April 2018

Thursday, 26 April

Fen Drayton Lakes - soaring White Stork of unknown origin, 10 Arctic Tern, Cuckoo, c.20 Swift (Mike Everett)

Wicken Fen - Nightingale on Sedge Fen (Andy Hannaford)

Swaffham Bulbeck - Grasshopper Warbler on White Fen (Giles Merritt)

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Wednesday, 25 April

Abbotsley - BLACK KITE over east (as per RBA)

Fen Drayton Lakes - White Stork of unknown origin (as per RBA)

Paxton Pits - Hobby, Wheatear, male Red-crested Pochard, Jack Snipe (James Hanlon)

Grafham Water - 25 Swift (James Hanlon)

Marsh Lane Gps - 9+ Swift over (Bill Simmonds)

Earith - male Red-crested Pochard on the river at the sluice (Mark Galloway)

Yaxley Fen - Wheatear (Andy Frost)

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Tuesday, 24 April

Adventurer's Drove, Pymoor - 6 Wheatear (David Ellis)

Paxton Pits - Red-crested Pochard, Dunlin. 6 Swift (Martin Davis)

Monday 23 April 2018

Monday, 23 April

Marsh Lane GP - 8 Nightingale, 3 Cetti's Warbler, PIED FLYCATCHER at this private site (Mike Everett)

Barlycraft - 4 Pink-footed Geese (Tony Plant)

Little Paxton - Great White Egret over south (Mark Brandon)

Wicken Fen - 2 Bittern, Hobby, Nightingale, Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Ely - White Stork viewed from the southern rail bridge from 18:00h, not known if the bird was ringed (David Goulding)

Sunday 22 April 2018

Sunday, 22 April

Paxton Pits - Little Gull (Martin Davis); Nightingale, Cuckoo, 7 Arctic Tern (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Wheatear, Cuckoo (Don Gardener)

Ouse Washes - 2 Sandwich Terns, Arctic Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit (Owen & Monica Marks); Black-necked Grebe (Richard Patient)

Burwell Fen - Wheatear (David Wege)

Wicken Fen - Garganey, Hobby (Bob Grice)

Saturday, 21 April

Paxton Pits - Ring Ouzel by the active workings north of Heronry lake, 3 Little Gulls, Arctic Tern, 2 Nightingales (John Raven); male Hen Harrier circling high over village (Ian Dawson)

Fen Drayton - 2 Little Gulls, Greenshank, Garganey (Chris Rider and Daniel Osbourne)

Ferry Meadows - Wheatear, Garden Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (Matt Webb)

Eldernell - Wheatear, 40+ Yellow Wagtail (Ian Gordon)

Ouse Washes - 2 Black-necked Grebe (David Hopkins)

Saturday 21 April 2018

Friday, 20 April

Paxton Pits - 2 Avocet (Neal Parkin); 4Black Tern, 2 Brambling,  Nightingale, Yellow Wagtail (Martin Davis); Arctic Tern, Wheatear (James Hanlon); Little Gull, Whimbrel over (Jamie Wells)

Woodwalton Fen - Cuckoo, Mandarin in flight, Curlew to the north (Duncan McNiven

Grafham Water - Black Tern from Mander (Colin Addington)

Maxey Pots - Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Richard Astle)

Ferry Meadows - Redstart, Little Owl, Yellow Wagtail (Don Gardener); 5 Arctic Tern (Mike Weedon)

Burwell Fen - Whimbrel over north, Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail (David Wege)

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of Garganey, Greenshank, Little Gull briefly, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat (Hugh Venables)

Marsh Lane GPs - 2 Nightingale (Chris Bowden)

Thursday 19 April 2018

Thursday, 19 April

Paxton Pits - 2 Greenshank, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat (Jamie Wells); Spotted Redshank, 3 Little Gull, 2 Nightingale, 2 Cuckoo (Martin Davis)

Cottenham - Cuckoo (Bob Mansfield)

Burwell fen - pair of Garganey, Caspian Gull, 3 Egyptian Geese (Andy Hannaford)

Woodwalton Fen - 2 Curlew over, Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler (Duncan McNiven)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Avocet (Gill Parrish)

OuseWashes - Cuckoo, House Martin, 2 Sandwich Tern, 7 Ruff, Wheatear, pair of Garganey (Monica & Owen Marks); Greenshank, Sandwich Tern (Jonathan Taylor); 2 Arctic Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern at Fortrey's Hall (Richard Patient)

Earith - 4 Sandwich Tern north of industrial estate (Richard Patient)

Eltisley - Osprey over A428 (David Wege)

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Wednesday, 18 April

Ferry Meadows - Little Tern on Gunwade Lake (Matt Webb)

Marsh Lane, Hemingford Grey - 2 Nightingale (Mike Everett)

Paxton Pits - 2 Cuckoo, Lesser Whitehtroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Wheatear (Martin Davis)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cuckoo, Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat (Bill Simmonds)

Burwell Fen - 2 Avocet, Whimbrel, Greenshank over (Malcolm Ausden)

Grafham Water - Whimbrel (Colin Addington)

Trumpington Meadows NR - Jack Snipe (Iain Webb)

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Tuesday, 17 April

Paxton Pits - 4 Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (Martin Davis)

Reach - Wheatear nearby from split Drove (Stewart Feeney)

Grafham Water - 2 Avocet in lagoons (Carole Baber)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad Little Gull briefly, 3 Arctic Tern, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Mike Everett)

Burwell - 2 Swift over the village (Paul Craske)

Burwell Fen - male Garganey, 5 Green Sandpiper (Richard Johnson); House Martin (Andy Hannaford)

Wicken Fen - 2 Bittern, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Grashopper Warbler, 2 Avocet (Christoph Zöckler)

Ouse Washes - Sandwich Tern through south-west (David Hopkins)

Monday 16 April 2018

Monday, 16 April

Fen Drayton Lakes - Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler (Hugh Venables); ad Little Gull (Duncan McNiven)

Middle Fen - 2 Garganey, 250 Black-tailed Godwit (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - 2 Sandwich Tern (Colin Addington)

Paxton Pits - RING OUZEL though elusive, 2+ Arctic Tern, Raven over, 2 Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Cuckoo (Martin Davis)

Cam Washes - Bar-tailed Godwit (Jon & David Heath)

Burwell Fen - Caspian Gull (Andy Hannaford); 3 Garganey (David Chandler)

Ferry Meadows - Whitethroat (Matt Webb)

Sunday 15 April 2018

Sunday, 15 April

Paxton Pits - pair Garganey, Cuckoo, Curlew, Lesser Whitethroat (Jamie Wells); 2 Mediterranean Gull (Martin Davis); Little Gull over (Mark Ward)

Wicken Fen - Bittern (Chris Zöckler)

Burwell Fen - 2nd c.y. Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper (Christoph Zöckler); 12 Little Gull (Andy Merryweather)

Eldernell - 2 Common Cranes, Water Pipit, Garganey (Ian Gordon)

Ferry Meadows - Great White Egrets (Don Gardener)

Trumpington Meadows - Hobby, Whitethroat (Peter Beckenham)

Swaffham Bulbeck - Ring-necked Parakeet (Giles Merritt)

Grafham Water - 2 Little Gull (Mark Ward)

Upware - Lesser Whitethroat (Kevin Wilson)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 11 Little Gull (Richard Thomas);

Sutton North Fen - Wheatear, Common Scoter (Steve Cooper)

Colne Fen - redhead Smew, Avocet briefly (Steve Cooper)

Litlington - 2 Yellow Wagtail (Ian Seamark)

Saturday 14 April 2018

Saturday, 14 April

Ramesy - GOSHAWK over 08:45h (John Wells)

Little Shelford - Brambling, pair of Mandarin (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - BONAPARTE'S GULL on Ferry Lagoon, Brent Goose, 3 Sedge Warbler , 1000 Black-tailed Godwit (Richard Grimmett); Little Gull (Nicholas Wilkinson)

Castor Hanglands NNR - 2 Hawfinches, Lesser Whitethroat, Brambling (Mike Weeden)

Ferry Meadows - male RING OUZEL, Lesser Whitethroat (Don Gardener); 3 RING OUZEL flew north 08:43h, Brambling , Woodcock (Matt Webb)

Nene Washes - 2 Bearded Tit near Lords Holt briefly, Raven over east, RING OUZEL (Don Gardener); 5 Common Scoter at March Farmers, male Garganey, 2 Crane; also 4 Short-eared Owl reported (Stuart Ball)

Grafham Water - 11 Common Scoter off Mander (Geoff Barlow)

Wicken Fen - male Redstart (Diana Leech); Bittern, 2 Sedge Warbler, 5 Lesser Redpoll (Kevin Wilson); Nightingale singing (Richard Nicol);  Woodcock (Peter Bircham)

Fowlmere - male Redstart, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Brambling, Green Sandpiper (Ade Cooper)

Burwell Fen - 8 ad Little Gull, 2 Avocet, Garganey, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Kevin Wilson)

Witcham Gravel - pair of Mediterranean Gull, 2nd c.y. ICELAND GULL (David Hopkins)

Friday 13 April 2018

Friday, 13 April

Burwell Fen - PURPLE HERON, 2 Yellow Wagtails near Upware (Josh Carter); the heron seen to fly north c.18:30h, 3 Garganey pn small pond near bridge (David Heath)

Grafham Water - fem Scaup off Mander (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 2 Water Pipit, Avocet, Common Tern, a few House Martin (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Brent Geese on Gunwade, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Matt Webb)

Hare Park - Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday 12 April 2018

Thursday, 12 April

Burwell Fen - 1st summer PURPLE HERON (Malcolm Ausden); pair of Garganey (Andy Hannford)

Upware - 10 Yellow Wagtails nearby at TL540675 (Mat Wilson)

Wimpole - BRENT GOOSE in flight near B1042 (Pete Cook)

Byall Fen - c.12 BRENT GEESE briefly, 3 RING OUZEL (Mike Burdekin)

Ferry Meadows - BRENT GOOSE on Gunwade Lake this morning (Mike Weedon); also House Martin, Common Tern (Ben Fraser)

Colne Fen - redhead Smew (Nick Littlewood)

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Wednesday, 11 April

Burwell Fen - 1st summer PURPLE HERON (Matt Mellor); 11 Yellow Wagtails over (Brendan Doe)

Ouse Washes, Witcham Gravel - ad summer BONAPARTES GULL briefly (David Hopkins)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat (Mike Everett); 39 Goldeneye, 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit, Brambling (Hugh Venables)

Hare Park - Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Comberton - male Hen Harrier (Nigel Butcher)

Tuesday, 10 April

Steeple Morden - male RING OUZEL nearby at TL287439 (Geoff Barlow)

St. Ives - Great White Egret at Houghton, just to the west (Jim Lawrence)

Perry - Swallow (Carole Barber)

Grafham Water - Sandwich Tern near Marlow CP (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken Fen - Bittern, Little Owl, 2 Swallow, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Egyptian Geese (Josh Carter)

Paxton Pits - Sandwich Tern, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Yellow Wagtail over (Jamie Wells)

Monday 9 April 2018

Monday, 9 April

Woodston Ponds LNR - Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler (Ben Fraser)

Hemingford Grey - Osprey over north (Mike Everett)

Witcham Gravel - male RING OUSEL nearby (David Hopkins)

Grafham Water - 24 Common Scoter (Mark Ward)

Sunday 8 April 2018

Sunday, 8 April

Grafham Water - 6 Common Scoter off fishing lodge (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - pair Common Scoter on Diddington Pit, Sandwich Turn, Jack Snipe, Little Ringed Plover,  2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Red-crested Pochard(Jamie Wells)

Pondersbridge -BLACK REDSTART at the Collmart veg packing plant (Steve Dudley)

Wicken Fen - Bittern, Barn Owl, Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Brambling (Christoph Zöckler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of Common Scoter, several Sedge Warbler (Sarah Howlett)

Colne Fen - redhead Smew (Nick Littlewood)

Hare Park - 2 Tawny Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Saturday, 7 April

Paxton Pits - Sandwich Tern on Pumphouse Pit, singing Willow Warbler (Martin Shadbolt); Sedge Warber (Ian Dawson); Mediterranean Gull (Jamie Wells)

Ferry Meadows - Peregrine, 3 White Wagtails (Matt Webb)

Fowlmere - Willow and Sedge Warbler singing on reserve (Ade Cooper)

Berry Fen - Whimbrel, 1500 Black-tailed Godwits (Philip Bubb)

March Farmers - juv GOSHAWK (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - 2 ICELAND GULL to roost (David Hopkins)

Friday 6 April 2018

Friday, 6 April

Ferry Meadows - 2 Sandwich Tern through east, Swallow (Matt Webb)

Witcham Gravel - ad ICELAND GULL to roost, Wheatear nearby (David Hopkins)

Cam Washes, Upware - pair of Garganey, Black-tailed Godwit (Jon & David Heath)

Trumpington Meadows NR - Marsh Harrier over north (Iain Webb)

Milton CP - 7 Swallow (Josh Carter)

Grafham Water - BLACK REDSTART between Marlow and dam briefly, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - RING OUZEL moving along the bank south of the lode (Andy Clements)

Wicken Fen - fem Hen Harrier (Norm Ratcliffe & Ian Swygart)

Thursday 5 April 2018

Thursday, 5 April

West Cambridge site - Whooper Swan (Hugh Venables)

Ferry Meadows - 11 Crane over, House Martin, 2 Swallow (Matt Webb)

Cam Washes - Sawllow, Sand Martin, Wheatear (Jon & David Heath)

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Wednesday, 4 April

Nene Washes - LittleTern at March Farmers this morning, 94 Ruff (Charlie Kitchin)

Ferry Meadows - Osprey over, Common Tern and Mandarin south along river (Matt Webb, Don Gardener); 4+ Swallow (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - 3 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern over east (Dean Harlow)

Guyhirn - Swallow (Alan Bull)

Nene Washes - 2 Crane, Cetti's Warbler at Eldernell, 2 Crane, 2 Cetti's Warbler at March Farmers (Ian Gordon); 51 Whooper Swan to east of March Farmers (David Withrington)

Burwell Fen - 5 Swallow (Norman Ratcliffe)

Witcham Gravel - 2nd c.y. ICELAND GULL (David Hopkins)

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Tuesday, 3 April

West Cambridge site - Whooper Swan, Little Owl (Hugh Venables)

St. Ives - Hawfinch on garden feeder (Tony Plant)

March Farmers - Peregrine, 92 Ruff, 800 Black-tailed Godwit (Charlie Kitchin)

Ely Beet Pits - 3 ad Little Gull (Monica & Owen Marks, Duncan Poyser)

Burwell Fen - pair of Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Woodwalton Fen - Bitter, 5 Marsh Harrier, 2 Tawny Owl, Barn Owl (Colin Kirtland)

Monday 2 April 2018

Monday, 2 April

Conington - RING OUZEL in paddock immediately south of the airfield near Holm (Chris Jones)

Great Fen - 2 Common Cranes  in fields New Long Drove (Chris Jones)

Paxton Pits -  4 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Gulls, 6 Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler , Little Ringed Plover (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Conington Airfield - RING OUZEL in paddock immediately to the south, near Holme (Chris Jones)

Great Fen - 2 Crane east of New Long Drove (Chris Jones)

Grafham Water - SLAVONIAN GREBE, Swallow (James Littlewood)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 200+ Sand Martin, 130+ Black-tailed Godwit over south-west, Brambling along guided bus away (Mark Hawkes); 200+ Black Tailed Godwit on Ferry Mere (Gill Parrish)

Eldernell - male Garganey at March Farmers, 80+ Pintail, 10+ Marsh harrier to roost (Brendan Doe)

Dog-in-a-Doublet - 10 Crane over (Charlie Kitchin)

Wicken Fen - male Hen Harrier, Bittern (Colin Kirtland)

Sunday 1 April 2018

Sunday, 1 April

Grafham Water - 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES from Dudney Hide, 2nd c.y. ICELAND GULL showing characteristics of Kumlien's Gull (Richard Patient, Mark Ward)

Needingworth GPs -  4 Smew (Nick Littlewood)

Berry Fen - c.650 Black-tailed Godwits (Nick Littlewood)

Ouse Washes - ad ICELAND GULL (David Hopkins)