Friday 30 November 2018

Friday, 30 November

Cam Washes - SLAVONIAN GREBE still, just south of Upware (Andrew Maddocks)

Wicken - 2 male Hen Harrier to roost at Sedge Fen (Norm Ratcliffe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Goosander (Steve Millar)

Cottenham Long Drove - Caspian Gull (Andrew Maddocks)

Cambridge Research Park - Pink-Footed Goose (Ian Burfield)

Burwell Fen - 133 Whooper swan (Martin O'Leary)

Great Fen - 2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 4 Short-eared Owl (Ian Gordon)

Grafham Water - 2 Common Scoter (David Fisher)

Thursday 29 November 2018

Thursday, 29 November

Ferry Meadows - Scaup on Gunwade Lake (Don Gardener)

Wicken Fen - male and fem Hen Harrier (Martin Lester)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, Peregrine (David Lee)

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Wednesday, 28 November

Cam Washes - SLAVONIAN GREBE between Upward and Tiptree Marina still (David Lee)

Tuesday, 27 November

Ferry Meadows - Scaup (Mike Weedon); 2 fem Goosanders (David Withrington)

Cam Washes - SLAVONIAN GREBE on the River Cam still, Merlin (Simon Gillings)

Monday 26 November 2018

Monday, 26 November

Graham Water - 4 Crane over east (Greg Belcher, Ben Atkinson); 2 VELVET SCOTER, 2 Common Scoter, fem Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Bewick's Swan, 10 Whooper Swan (Ian Dawson); also Shag briefly (Dave Fisher, Dave Odell)

Great Fen - 2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, Raven, 2 Short-eared Owl (Andy Frost)

Ferry Meadows - Red-ncked Grebe (Dave Fisher, Dave Odell)

Cam Washes - SLAVONIAN GREBE on River Cam still ranging between Upware Lock and Tiptree Marina, best accessed from Waterbeach side. Also male Hen Harrier, 2 Green Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath, Ian Burfield)

Chittering Drove - 144 Whooper Swan, 4 Bewick's Swan at c.TL510701 (Ian Burfield)

Burwell Fen - White-fronted Goose, 5 Whooper Swan, 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

Hare Park - 8 Brambling with Chaffinches (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday 25 November 2018

Sunday, 25 November

Cam Washes - SLAVONIAN GREBE on River Cam (Roger Rowe) also c.145 Whooper Swan, c.4 Bewick's Swan over towards Burwell Fen, Barn Owl, Little Owl (Jon and David Heath, Saimon Clark and Katie Fuller)

Grafham Water - RED-THROATED DIVER from north end of dam, Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Common Scoter, Sanderling, 2 Bewick's Swan, 22 Whooper Swan (Mark Hawkes); 2 VELVET SCOTER, Rock Pipit this morning (Richard Patient)

Hare Park - 6 Brambling with Chaffinches (Kevin Wilson)

Milton - 4 CATTLE EGRET at Rectory Farm just off A10 (Jon & David Heath)

Ferry Meadows - 2 fem Goosander, Scaup (Matt Webb)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 5 Green Sandpiper (Ian Dawson); redhead Smew (Jamie Wells)

Needingworth - redhead Smew, Peregrine (Brendan Doe)

Godmanchester GPs - 2 redhead Smew, fem Goosander, 2 male Goldeneye (Peter Beckenham)

Cottenham, Long Drove - HOODED CROW (Mat Wilson)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD south of New Decoy Farm (Duncan McNiven); second ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD in northern area (Paul Pateman); also 5 Short-eared Owl, Raven, Peregrine (Colin Kirtland)

Woodwalton Fen - juv ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, Short-eared Owl, Nuthatch (Richard Patient)

Whittlesey Mere - 8 Short-eared Owl (Dave Fisher)

Burwell Fen - 3 Water Pipit, Peregrine (Malcolm Ausden)

Saturday 24 November 2018

Saturday, 24 November

Graham Water - 2 Common Scoter, 2 VELVET SCOTER, Red-breasted Merganser, 1st win male Scaup (Mark Ward); 5 Bewick's Swan (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Water Pipit, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Whooper Swan (Hugh Venables)

Beechwoods NR - 10 Brambling in mixed flock (John Raven)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 10 Whooper Swan (Mark Ward); Merlin (Matt Webb)

Stlton - c.60 Red Kite in the scrap yard area (Matt Webb)

Ferry Meadows - Red-breasted Merganser (Don Gardener); also female Goosander, Red-necke Grebe (Matt Webb)

Friday 23 November 2018

Friday, 23 November

Graham Water - Sanderling, Red-breasted Merganser, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 VELVET SCOTER off Mander (Richard Patient); 2 VELVET SCOTER better viewed from Hill Farm c.14:30h (Jon & David Heath); 16 Whooper Swan (Tim Mason)

Hare Park - 3 Brambling with Chaffinches (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday 22 November 2018

Thursday, 22 November

Earith - 6 CATTLE EGRET (Mark Hill)

Grafham Water - fem Red-breasted Merganser (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - Peregrine (Graham Cole)

Burwell Fen - male Hen Harrier, 100+ Whooper Swan in to roost, 4 Egyptian Geese (Chris Brown)

Cam Washes - 139 Whooper Swan over towards Burwell Fen, 3 Bewick's Swan (Jon & David Heath)

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Wednesday, 21 November

Fen Drayton Lakes - Raven Great White Egret (Bill Simmonds)

Grafham Water - Red-breasted Merganser from the dam (Colin Addington)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler (Matt Webb); also Red-necked Grebe on Overton Lake, 2 fem Goosander in flight (Don Gardener)

Earith - 5 CATTLE EGRET (Ian Dawson)

Ouse Washes - 20 Barnacle Geese (Ian Dawson)

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Tuesday, 20 November

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe on Overton Lake still, also 2 fem Goosander, probable fem Red-breasted Merganser briefly (Don Gardener)

Earith - 5 CATTLE EGRET (Mike Everett); male Hen Harrier nearby (Sue Jarrett)

Haddenham Long Drove - ringtail Hen Harrier (Mike Everett)

Nene Washes - juv ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD south over March Farmers c.12:00h ; 10 White-fronted Geese on Low Wash (Charlie Kitchin)

Paxton Pits - 1st win Caspian Gull, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Goldeneye (Ian Dawson)

Great Fen - GREAT GREYS HRIKE just east of the New Decoy car park on the B660, ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD from north end of New Long Drove (David Fisher, Alyson Wheeler)

Cottenham Long Drove - HOODED CROW (David Fisher, Alyson Wheeler)

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, 60+ Whooper Swan (David Fisher, Alyson Wheeler)

Monday 19 November 2018

Monday, 19 November

Grafham Water - fem Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-crested Pochard from the dam; Little Stint from Dudney Hide (Tim Rea)

nene Washes - CATTLE EGRET a mile west of Dog-in-a-Doublet  (Charlie Kitchin); 10 White-fronted Geese a mile west of Eldernell (Tommy Pringle)

Cam Washes - 118 Whooper Swan over towards Burwell Fen, male Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 5 Egyptian Geese, 2 Green Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath)

Sunday 18 November 2018

Sunday, 18 November

Hemingford Grey - Raven (Mike Everett)

Grafham Water - fem RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (Richard Patient); 11 Dunlin on dam (Ian Dawson)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD in the northern most area (Steve Dudley)

Godmanchester GPs - 2 Great White Egret (Peter Beckenham)

Burwell Fen - 6 Short-eared Owl, Merlin (Jon & David Heath); also 5 Whooper Swan (Donal McCarthy, Ellie Burke)

Kingfisher's Bridge - Tree Pipit heard and seen in flight; possibility of another pipit species not excluded (Graeme Reed)

Hare Park - 2 Tawny Owl, Curlew over (Kevin Wilson)

Saturday, 17 November

Grafham Water - 16 Whooper Swan, 2 Red-crested Pochard, juv dark-bellied Brent Goose (Richard Patient)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD in northern section (Steve Dudley); c.1500 Lapwing (Howard Butler); 6 Short-eared Owl (Ian Gordon)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 22 Barnacle Geese, 42 Crane just west of rail crossing (Norman Sills)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper (Jamie Wells)

Friday, 16 November

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe, 5 Brambling (Matt Webb)

CottENham, Long Drove - HOODED CROW (Brendan Doe)

Thursday 15 November 2018

Thursday, 15 November

Trumpington Meadows - Bearded Tit briefly (Iain Webb)

Grafham Water - 4 Whooper Swan, 5 Red-crested Pochard (Tim Rea); 4 more Whooper Swan, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Sandpiper (Mike Everett)

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe on Overton still (Don Gardener)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over the northern area (Steve Dudley)

Crowtree, Farcet Fen - Mediterranean Gull (Steve Dudley)

Paxton Pits - 4 Green Sandpiper, Goldeneye, 2 redhead Goosanders briefly (Ian Dawson)

Burwell Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl (Paul Craske)

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Wednesday, 14 November

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe still (Paul Taylor)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD present in the southern area today (Ken Davies); 2 Short-eared Owl in the northern loop area (Paul Pateman)

Burwell Fen - 4 Bewick's Swan with Whooper Swan this afternoon (Andy Hannaford); 135 Whooper Swan, Short-eared Owl (Bruce Martin)

Grafham Water - 5 Red-crested Pochard (Colin Addington)

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Tuesday, 13 November

Great Fen - 2 ROUGH -LEGGED BUZZARD still (Paul Pateman)

Soham - Woodcock in a private garden (Andy Hannaford)

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe still (Ian Gordon)

Burwell Fen - 115 Whooper Swan, 3 Short-eared Owl (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - 41 Crane in flight north of Manea (Graham Cole)

Monday 12 November 2018

Monday, 12 November

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe, Brambling (Don Gardener)

Burwell Fen - 4 Whopper Swan (Andy Hannaford)

Beechwoods NR - 15+ Brambling with Chaffinches (Mike Foley)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS (Tony Weston, Andy Frost)

Sunday 11 November 2018

Sunday, 11 November

Sutton North Fen - Juv Pink-footed Goose with Whoopers. At least 27 Barnacle Geese with Greylags, (Richard Patient)

Grafham Water - Common Scoter, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 16 Whooper Swans, Green Sandpiper, Pintail (Mark Hawkes)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD at the northernmost section of the northern loop, second bird reported at New Decoy (Terry Cooper)

Bakers / Burwell Fen - 4 Short-eared owls, Peregrine(Norman Ratcliffe)

Hobson's Park, Trumpington - 2 Yellow-legged Gull, House Martin (Rob Pople)

Saturday 10 November 2018

Saturday, 10 November

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD at the northernmost section of the northern loop, second bird reported at New Decoy (Steve Dudley)

Earith - CATTLE EGRET in field by car park, 3,500-4,000 Golden Plovers close to the bank of the washes, Grey Plover (Hugh Venable)

Wimpole - Raven, 3 Marsh Tit (Kevin Wilson)

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe still (Bernard Dawes)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl, 2 Stonechat (Martin O'Leary)

Friday, 9 November

Grafham Water - 18 Whooper Swan, pair of Red-crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper (Richard Patient)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD north of Tower Farm and the second bird over Jackson's Covert (Ian Gordon)

Ouse Washes - 28 Crane off Four Balls Farm (Kevin Hand)

Thursday 8 November 2018

Thursday, 8 November

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe on Overton Lake still (Mike Weedon)

King's Dyke NR - White Stork of unknown origin, red ring on left leg (as per NR sightings)

Earith - 5 CATTLE EGRET viewable from TL393748; also 2500+ Golden Plover & c.600 Lapwing between Hermitage Farm and Old West River, viewable from B1050 lay-by a mile south of Earith Bridge (Chris Brown)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over the northern end of the fen this afternoon (Steve Dudley)

Farcet Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over fields south of the fen this morning (Steve Dudley)

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Wednesday, 7 November

Northstowe - Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Hugh Venables)

Thorney - 2 ad and 2 juv Crane nearby, off Old Knarr Fen Drove (David Withrington)

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Tuesday, 6 November

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD on Farcet Fen sat in field between Crowtree and Froghall Bridge 15:55h. Best viewed from bottom of Conquest Drove/Froghall Bridge. Note, no public access in this area off either Straight Drove or Conquest Drove (Steve Dudley); the second bird is also still in the area (Ian Dawson)

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe showing well on Overton Lake near visitor centre (Don Gardener)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Paul Craske)

Cottenham, Long Drove - ringtail Hen Harrier (Simon Stirrup)

Monday 5 November 2018

Monday, 5 November

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1045h at northern Great Fen from Holme Posts Road (Howard Butler)

Earith - 700+ Golden Plover, 1000+ lapwing, in field east of B1381 just north of Earith Bridge TL405757 (Barbara York)

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe showing 'absurdly' well at duck-feeding platform on Overton Lake near visitor centre this lunchtime (Mike Weedon)

Sunday 4 November 2018

Sunday, 4 November

Holme Fen - Rough-legged Buzzard  (Diana Leach)

Farcet Fen -  Rough-legged Buzzard between Froghall Bridge and Tebbitts Bridge, Mediterranean Gull  (Steve Dudley)

Sutton - Cattle Egret TL425790, 2 Water Pipit (Nick Littlewood)
Earith 2 CATTLE EGRET viewable from TL 396751 (Nick Littlewood)

Colne Fen - pair of Red-crested Pochard, 40 Whooper Swan in the area (Nick Littlewood)

Ouse Washes- 39 Common Cranes off Four Balls Farm (Brendan Doe)

Cambridge - Woodcock in a private garden (Sean Rouse)

Grafham Water - 16 Whooper Swan, 160 Goldeneye, Caspian Gull, fem Scaup, Brambling (Mark Hawkes)

Cow Lane, Godmanchester - 2 Great White Egret (Robin Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Greta White Egret (Richard Thomas)

Wimpole - 2 Raven (Peter Louden)

Saturday, 3 November

Holme Fen - 2 juv. rOUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over the sheep fields (Richard Patient)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 33 Whooper Swans (Chistoph Zockler)

Fen Drayton - Black-necked Grebe still on Ferry, Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Bittern dropped into Oxholme (Hugh Venables)

Grafham Water - 16 Whooper Swan, fem Scaup (Richard Patient) 

Friday 2 November 2018

Friday, 2 November

Ellington - GREAT GREY SHRIKE in hedgerow east of Grafham Road though elusive. Take footpath from Green Lane, Ellington, down to field then east along field edge to valley bottom and stream/farm track. Bird near pylon but very mobile. Farmer has asked visitors to keep to footpaths (Tim Rea)

Grafham Water - pair of Red-crested Pochard, Whooper Swans still (Ray Presley)

Mare Fen - 7 CATTLE EGRET still (John Le Gassick)

Wicken Fen - 5 Bearded Tit along Burwell Lode, 3 Stonechat on Bakers Fen (Kevin Wilson)

Eldernell - 7 Crane (Paul Pateman); up to 11 Crane (Mike Hutchins)

Thursday 1 November 2018

Thursday, 1 November

Thriplow - Nuthatch in a private garden (Gary Thornton)