Wednesday 30 May 2018

Wednesday, 30 May

Nene washes - east of March Famers 2 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 2 Turnstone, Garganey (Charlie Kitchin)

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Tuesday, 29 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 SPOONBILL (David Fisher, Dave Odell); a third SPOONBILL until 14:50h (Geoff Barlow)

Wilbraham Common - Turtle Dove, Hobby (John Roote)

Monday 28 May 2018

Monday, 28 May

Nene Washes - 3 Grey plovers, 19 Ringed plovers, 3 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, Greenshank, Wheatear (Charlie Kitchen)

Woodwalton Fen - Turnstone, Curlew, 50 Ringed Plovers, Dunlin (Mike Weedon)

Paxton Pite - Arctic Tern, Nightingale (Jamie Wells)

Wicken / Burwell Fen - Garganey  (Dave Spencer)

Sunday, 27 May

Paxton Pits - Black Tern, Sanderling, 3 Dunlin (Jamie Wells); Turnstone, 2 Greenshank (Martin Shadbolt)

Grafham Water - 2 Black Terns (Mark Hawkes); 9 Sanderling (Mark Ward)

Nene Washes - 2 Gray Plovers, 7 Greenshank, Turnstone (Steve Dudley); 2 Avocet, 3 Hobby, Gargaeny (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton North Fen - Common Scoter, Whooper Swan, Little Ringed Plover (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 5 Greenshank, 2 Turnstoen, Avocet (Sarah Howlett)

Saturday, 26th May

Witcham Gravel - CATTLE EGRET (David Hopkins)

Earith - Osprey over village (Graham Hirons)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Hobby, 3 Greenshank (John Raven); 2 Black Tern (Sarah Howlett)

Orton Brick Pit - Black Tern, 8 Hobbies (Howard Butler)

Colne Fen - 2 Turnstones (Nick Littlewood)

Maxey - Wood Sandpiper (Chris Lines)

Eldernell - BLACK-WINGED STILT (Andrew Gardener)

Nene Washes - 7 Sanderling, 2 Avocets (Peter Beckenham)

Cambridge, Nuttings Road - 3 Oysercatchers flying south (Iain Webb)

Friday 25 May 2018

Friday, 25 May

New Shardlows Farm - HONEY BUZZARD over 11:15h (Kevin Wilson)

Fen Drayton Lakes -7 Black Tern, 3 Sanderling through, 4 Turnstone, Greenshank, Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper (Hugh Venables); LITTLE TERN through, at least 2 further Black Tern (Jon & David Heath)

Grafham Water - LITTLE TERN, 10 Black Tern from Mander CP, 2 Sanderling on dam (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - Whimbrel through, Sanderling, Common Sandpiper (Jonathan Taylor); 6 Greenshank along the river, Bar-tailed Godwit at Earith (Graham Hirons)

Ferry Meadows - Black Tern, Common Sandpiper (Don Gardener)

Eldernell - BLACK-WINGED STILT, Grey Plover, Spotted Redshank,  Greenshank from car park (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - Black Tern (Jamie Wells); 3 Hobby, 3 Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis)

Thursday 24 May 2018

Thursday, 24 May

Grafham water - Sanderling on dam, 16 Black Tern (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - 3 Black Tern (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes, Earith - 3 Wood Sandpiper over (Graham Hirons); Grey Plover (Jonathan Taylor)

Eldernell - BLACK-WINGED STILT from car park (Phil Hobson)

Roswell Pits, Ely - Black Tern (Duncan Poyser)

Burwell Fen - Greenshank (Brendan Doe)

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Wednesday, 23 May

Ouse Fen RSPB - LITTLE CRAKE. From Chris Bowden of the RSPB: "Heard by Richard Bradbury and Chris Bowden at 10.45pm on Monday night but was distant and only called twice. News has been released so we hope it will be heard from the bridleway tonight, but the chances of seeing it are zero. RSPB will be in attendance to assist, etc." Further information here: Ouse Fen Little Crake

Elernell - BLACK-WINGED STILT reported (as per Ian Gordon)

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Tuesday, 22 May

Burwell Fen - male Garganey, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham Water - Sanderling on dam (Mark Hawkes); 3 further Sanderling on dam (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - Grey Plover (Jamie Wells)

Monday 21 May 2018

Monday, 21 May

Paxton Pits - Sanderling, 10 Black Tern, Red-crested Pochard, Nightingale; also pair of Spotted Flycatcher in the village (Jamie Wells)

Bakers Fen - 2 male Garganey (Andy Hannaford)

Burwell Fen - 4 Black Tern, Great White Egret, Garganey (Tim Rea); also 3 Hobby (David Fotherby)

Grafham Water - 22 Black Tern (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 6 Black Tern (Jim Lawrence); 3 more Black Tern (Hugh Venables)

Eldernell - ringed White Stork to east of car park (Ian Gordon)

Sunday 20 May 2018

Sunday, 20 May

Sutton, North Fen - drake Common Scoter, Whooper Swan (Brendfan Dee)

Needongworth - SPOONBILL south along the Ouse (Richard Grimmett)

Ouse Fen RSPB - ad PURPLE HERON briefly before heading towards Needingworth Quarry Lakes (Richard Thomas)

Cambridge - BLACK KITE over Clarendon Street (Ed Bullmore)

Saturday, 19 May

Longstanton - Turtle Dove on wires along the busway, just north of the village (Martin Amos)

Eldernell - ringed White Stork (Mike Weedon)

Friday 18 May 2018

Friday, 18 May

Wicken Fen - 7 Hobby (Nick Langley)

March Farmers - 2 fem Common Scoter, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3+ Garganey, Whooper Swan (Hugh Wright)

Fery Meadows - BLACK-WINGED STILT briefly (Matt Webb)

Cottenham - Hobby (Josh Carter)

Aldreth - Short-eared Owl nearby (Simon Stirrup)

March - Turtle Dove at the tip (Alan Bull)

Thursday, 17 May

Nene Washes - ringtail Hen Harrier at Eldernell, BLACK-NECKED GREBE at March Farmers (Charlie Kitchin)

Paxton Pits - Whimbrel (Jamie Wells)

Wicken Fen - Nightingale (David Wege)

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Tuesday, 15

March Farmers - BLACK-NECKED GREBE to the east (Mike Weedon)

Fowlmere - Spotted Flycatcher (Andy Symes)

Monday 14 May 2018

Monday, 14 May

March Farmers - RED-NECKED GREBE, BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Curlew over, Whimbrel, Greenshank (Charlie Kitchin)

Sunday 13 May 2018

Sunday, May 13

Grafham Water - Osprey, 6 Black Terns (Dean Harlow)

Maxey Pits - 2 Turtle Doves (David Withrington)

Bainton Pits - 2 Turtle Doves (David Withrington)

March Farmers - Red-necked Grebe ½ mile to east of Eldernell, in the first flooded fields (Charlie Kitchin)

Cambridge Research Park - Grasshopper Warbler, Hobby, Cuckoo (Ian Burfield)

Wicken Fen - HONEY BUZZARD north over Sedge Fen early afternoon, 5+ Hobby (David Fotherby)

Saturday, 12 May

March Farmers - GREAT WHITE EGRET (Steve Dudley)

Friday 11 May 2018

Friday, 11 May

Bar Hill golf course - BLACK KITE over low north-west 09:15h (Mike Clydesdale, Peter Houzego)

Grafham water - Turnstone (Ian Dawson)

Thursday 10 May 2018

Thursday, 10 May

Grafham Water - Turnstone (Richard Patient)

New Shardlows Farm, Fulbourn - Little Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Wicken Fen - 2+ male Garganey, 2 Hobby, 5+ Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Wednesday, 9 May

Grafham Water - Garganey (Dean Harlow)

Paxton Pits - 14 Hobby, fem Wheatear (Jamie Wells)

Fowlmere - 2 Turtle Dove near Drewers Hide (Bob Grice)

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Tuesday, 8 May

Fowlmere - 3+ Turtle Dove (Doug Radford)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl, 7 Hobby (Andy Hannaford)

Eldernell - BLACK-WINGED STILT still, Pink-footed Goose to west of Lords Holt (Ian Moore)

Grafham Water - Garganey (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - ad Mediterranean Gull (Don Gardener)

Castor Hanglands - 17 Nightingale (Mike Weedon)

New Shardlows farm - 2 Hobby (Kevin Wilson)

Little Wilbraham Fen - Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Hobby, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Cuckoo (Carlos Davies)

Wicken Fen - 2 Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, 6 Hobby, 1+ Nightingale (Christoph Zöckler, Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne)

Swifts reported widely across the county today

Monday 7 May 2018

Monday, 7 May

Eldernell - BLACK-WINGED STILT, 2 LITTLE TERN, Garganey, 2 Little Gull, Greenshank, Peregrine, 23 Yellow Wagtail, Turtle Dove, Wheatear (Steve Dudley); GREAT WHITE EGRET right up against Decoy Wood viewable from east of Eldernell, Pink-footed Goose (Andrew Gardner)

Maxey Pits - 2 Turtle Dove (Chris Lines)

Ouse Washes, north end - Black Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, Little Gull, Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Paxton Pits - 2 Turnstone, Raven over, Nightingale, 8 Hobby (Martin Davis)

Fowlmere - 4 Wood Sandpiper (Ade Cooper)

Wicken Fen - 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Hobby (Barbara York)

Marsh Lane GPs - 11 Nightingale at this private site (Mike Everett)

Sunday 6 May 2018

Sunday 6 May

Paxton Pits - 4 Black Terns, Turtle Dove, 3+ Nightingale, 5 Hobby, Greenshank, Wheatear, Stonechat (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Black Tern (David McCarthy)

Ouse Washes - Hobby, Little Gull, Garganey, Turtle Dove (Owen Marks); CATTLE EGRET on Byall Fen (Steve Cooper); 3 Black Tern, Wheatear (Mike Burdekin)

Sutton North Fen GP - Common Scoter (Steve Cooper)

Fowlmere - 7 Wheatear at Manor Farm (Steve Cooper)

Nene Washes - 2 Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Arctic Tern at March Farmers (Matt Webb); Water Pipit, 6 Graganey, Greenshank east of Eldernell, 7 Hobby, 2 Garganey west of Eldernell (Steve Dudley)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black Tern, Greenshank (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Fen - 7 Black Tern briefly (Richard Thomas)

Saturday 5 May

Bradley Fen - Raven, Grasshopper Warbler (Phil Hobson)

Ouse Washes, Oxlode - 2 Garganey (David Ellis)

Ferry Meadows - Little Owl (Jason Hatch)

Wicken Fen - 4 Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (Josh Carter)

Fowlmere - 6 Wheatear on the grass runway at Manor Farm, Turtle Dove on the reserve (Ed Gill)

Friday 4 May 2018

Friday, 4 May

Ferry Meadows - Merlin (Matt Webb)

Eldernell - BLACK-WINGED STILT, Garganey, Hobby, Whimbrel, Greenshank, Wheatear (Steve Dudley)

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear (Ian Burfield)

Ouse Washes - Wood Sandpiper (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday 3 May 2018

Thursday, 3 May

Eldernell - 7 Arctic Tern, Whimbrel over (Steve Dudley); BLACK-WINGED STILT, 2 Garganey, Water Pipit, Wheatear, Cuckoo (Ian Gordon)

Farcet Fen - 4 Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (Steve Dudley)

Blackbush - Whinchat, 7 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Dudley)

Fowlmere Road, Foxton - 4 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Guy Manners)

Grafham Water - a few Arctic Tern, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Common Sandpiper (Mark Brandon)

Waterbeach Fen - 5 Greenland Wheatear (Colin Kirtland)

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Wednesday, 2 May

Burwell Fen - Whinchat, 3 Wheatear (Andy Hannford)

Tubney Fen - 2 Wheatear (Andy Hannaford)

Grafham Water - a peak of c.70 Arctic Tern from Mander (Dean Harlow)

Ferry Meadows - 5+ Arctic Tern (Hugh Wright)

Paxton Pits - 2 Arctic Tern, 2 Wheatear (Martin Davis); Bar-tailed Godwit, 22 Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Hobby, 3 more Wheatear (Martin Shadbolt, Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Arctic Tern, Wheatear, Hobby over (Hugh Venables)

Stanground, Peterborough - 7 Wheatear (Peter Beckenham)

Nene Washes - Hobby, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (John Wells)

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Tuesday, 1 May

Paxton Pits - 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Jamie Wells); also Hobby (Martin Davis)

Trumpington Meadows - 13 Common Whitethroat, Wheatear (Peter Beckenham)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bar-tailed Godwit, escape White Stork (Richard Thomas)

Manor Farm, Fowlmere - 25 Wheatear (Steve Cooper)

Foxton - 7 Wheatear (Steve Cooper)

Stilton to Conington - 21 Red Kite (Ian Seamrk)

Bury Lane Farm - 3 Wheatear (John Wells)