Monday 31 December 2018

Monday, 31 December

St. Ives - Black Redstart on Bus Station Roof this morning (Mark Hill)

Fowlmere - ringtail Hen Harrier over north, 390 Reed Bunting to roost (Ade Cooper)

Earith - CATTLE EGRET near the industrial estate, 3 Water Pipit about a mile to the north (Ade Cooper)

Peterborough - 2 WAXWING reported from Dobbies CP, Hampden

Sunday, 30 December

Ferry Meadows - 4 Goosander, Tawny Owl (Don Gardener)

Cambridge Research Park - Bittern from the hide (Ian Burfield)

Ouse Washes - 2 CATTLE EGRET, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 5900 Whooper Swan, 13+ Bewick's Swan, 55+ Dunlin (Brendan Doe); male Merlin (Chris Bowden)

St. Ives - Black Redstart on Bus Station Roof this morning (Rachel Lowry)

Saturday, 29 December

Ferry Meadows - Scaup, 3 Goosander (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - Common Sandpiper, pair of Mandarin (Anne Littleford)

Friday 28 December 2018

Friday, 28 December

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still, east of orchard (Richard Thomas)

St. Ives - Black Redstart on rooves near Bus Station still (David Fisher et al.)

Burwell Fen - 5 Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl (David Fisher et al.)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Peregrine, also Greta White Egret and Smew reported (David Fisher et al.)

Needingworth GPs - 5 Smew (David Fisher et al.)

Great Fen/Yaxley Lode - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, male Merlin, 2 Short-eared Owl (Vince Lea)

Stilton - c.90 Red Kite at feeding area (Vince Lea)

Thursday 27 December 2018

Thursday, 27 December

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still, very northern section of the Great Fen viewed from northern section of the Last of the Meres Trail (Steve Dudley)

Fen Drayton - 3 Red-crested Pochard

Wicken /Burwell Fen - 44+ Whooper Swans, Bewick's Swan (Christoph Zöckler); Barn Owl, Little Owl (Paul Craske); 2 male Hen Harrier to roost, Slavonian Grebe on Burwell Lode west of footbridge, 4 Short-eared Owl (David Fotherby)

Hare Park -11 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Needingworth Pits - 4 Smew (Louise Bacon, Vince Lea)

Wednesday, 26 December

Ferry Meadows - 5 Goosander on Overton Lake, Brambling (Don Gardener)

Needingworth - 9 Smew, Great White Egret (Richard Grimmett)

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Tuesday, 25 December

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF east of orchard (Jon Heath)

St. Ives - adult male Black Redstart still around the main car park/bus station/Station Road (Ian Dawson)

Ferry Meadows - Hooded Crow seen flying off Heron Meadows (Matt Webb)

Fen Drayton Lakes - pair of Red-crested Pochard (Gill Parrish)

Monday, 24 December

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Holme Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still from Northern Loop trail this afternoon, north of Tower Farm; 2 Short-eared Owls, Stonechat (Ian Dawson)

RSPB Ouse Washes - 5 Tundra Bean Geese out from Cottier hide, 4 White-Fronted Geese from Cadbury hide, 4200 Whooper Swan, 6 Bewick's Swans, 2 Curlews  (Ade Cooper)

Ferry Meadows - Scaup, 5 Goosnader, Cetti's Warbler (Matt Webb)

Friday 21 December 2018

Friday, 21 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Red-crested Pochard (Steve Millar)

Ferry Meadows - Scaup, 7 Goosander (Don Gardener, Matt Webb)

Thursday 20 December 2018

Thursday, 20 December

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF along west side of community orchard this morning (Ian Burfield)

St. Ives - male Black Redstart near busway stop on Station Road 08:30h (Philip Bubb)

Ferry Meadows - 6 Goosander (Don Gardener)

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Tuesday, 19 December

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF east of orchard, White-fronted Goose, Woodcock (Jon Heath)

OuseWashes - Hen Harrier, Peregrine, 52 Barnacle Geese (Ian Dawson)

Monday 17 December 2018

Monday, 17 December

Burwell Fen - SLAVONIAN GREBE at junction of Burwell & Reach Lodes 11:40h (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes - Hen Harrier, 28 Barnacles Geese, 120 Dunlin, 2 Peregrine, 1000s of Lapwing, 100s of Whooper Swan (Colin Kirtland)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Goosander, Cetti's Warbler (Don Gardener)

Maxey Pits - 12 Goosander (David Withrington)

Sunday 16 December 2018

Sunday, 16 December

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF east of the orchard in woodland at the eastern edge of the park consorting with the tit flock (Peter Loudon)

Burwell Fen - Water Pipit along edge of water-filled ditch that crosses (otherwise dry) first pool, Peregrine, female Stonechat, 19 Whooper Swans on second pool & another 5 on nearby fields, 2 Short-eared Owls (Malcolm Ausden)

St. Ives - BLACK REDSTART  on the roof at the back of the Maxine Lester building, opposite Waitrose (Jem Holding)

Burwell Fen - 19 Whooper Swans, 4 Short-eared Owls (Martin O'Leary)

Ouse Washes - 40 White-fronted Geese, 61 Barnacle Geese, 2 Water Pipit, ringtail Hen Harrier, Curlew, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Peregrine (Brendan Doe)

Saturday, 15 December

Ouse Washes - 34 Eurasian White-fronted Geese (8 juv) just south of railway with 36 Barnacle Geese also here. Also 40 Ruff, 15+ Dunlin, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Pintail, 11 Bewick's Swan, 400 Whooper Swan, 1 ad Peregrine, 5 Marsh Harrier.  (Brendan Doe)

Friday 14 December 2018

Friday, 14 December

St. Ives - Black Redstart seen on the chimney on the Vets' building in Station Road, opposite the town car park (Mike Everett)

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF around the community orchard again, calling more frequently than previous days (Jon Heath)

Thursday 13 December 2018

Thursday, 13 December

Ferry Meadows - 11 Goosander, 20+ Siskin, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Whooper Swan over (Don Gardener)

Godmanchester NR - 4 Whooper Swan (Bill Simmonds)

Great Fen - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD north of Tower Farm (Andy Frost)

Over - 2 Nordic Jackdaw in recent days (Richard Thomas)

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Wednesday, 12 December

Needingworth - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at TL3606571595, viewable from footpath at TL3616072025, but bird moving south and lost to view at 09:40h (Richard Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - 11 Goosander (Don Gardener)

Milton CP - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF with tit flock, calling occasionally, to south-west of Dickerson's Pit at TL481618. Also Woodcock, Pintail (Jon Heath, Richard Johnson)

Nene Washes - 48 Crane (Charlie Kitchin)

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Tuesday, 11 December

Needingworth - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at TL357721 (Richard Taylor)

Milton CP - probable SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF on south side of Dickerson's Pit near community orchard, but not heard to call (Jon Heath)

Manea - 27 Pink-footed Geese with Whooper Swans north of the village at Colony Farm (Graham Cole)

Ferry Meadows - 8 Goosander, male Mandarin (Don Gardener); Scaup, Goldeneye (Ian Gordon)

Nene Washes - 1334 Whooper Swan, 43 Bewick's Swan, 6604 Wigeon, Short-eared Owl (Charlie Kitchin)

Monday 10 December 2018

Monday, 10 December

Ouse Washes - 43 Crane to roost, 17 White-fronted Geese, Hen Harrier, 2 Water Pipit (Jonathan Taylor)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye (Don Gardener)

Beechwoods NR - 40+ Brambling (Iain Webb)

Sunday 9 December 2018

Sunday, 9 December

Ferry Meadows - 8 fem Goosander on Overton lake

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swan along north shore, 2  Common Scoter, 12  Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2 Pintail, 2 Goosander, Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - 4 CATTLE EGRETS at the end of Straight Drove, flew sough 13:00h (David Hopkins); 29 Barnacle Geese, Merlin, Peregrine, c.1200 Golden Plover 10 White-fronted Geese (Patrick Woods); ad Caspian Gull (Richard Thomas)

Bainton Pits - 20 Goldeneye (Bob Titman)

Maxey Pits - 14 Goosander (Bob Titman)

Paxton Pits - 3 Goosander, 5 Green Sandpiper (Ian Dawson)

St. Ives GPs - Great White Egret, 10 Goldeneye (Patrick Woods)

St. Ives - Black Redstart (as per

Fowlmere RSPB - 1st win Little Gull over north-west, male Bearded Tit, Merlin (Ade Cooper)

Kingfishers Bridge - Slavonian Grebe on River Cam, 3 White-fronted Geese, also 3 Water Pipit at Fish & Duck Marina (Graeme Reed)

Cam Washes - Pink-footed Goose over with 77 Whooper Swan, 2 Peregrine, Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl (Jon & David Heath)

Saturday 8 December 2018

Saturday, 8 December

Burwell Fen - 2 Water Pipit briefly (Malcolm Ausden)

Peterborough - Peregrine around the Cathedral (Jason Hatch)

Ferry Meadows - 2 fem Goosander, probable fem Scaup, (David Withrington)

Wicken Fen - Peregrine nearby (Kevin Wilson)

Cottenham Long Drove - HOODED CROW still present (Anthony Gill)

Ouse Washes - 40 Common Crane (David Chandler, Finn Holding)

Friday 7 December 2018

Friday, 7 December

Graham Water - fem Red-breasted Merganser still, 4 Whooper Swan (Ian Dawson)

Thursday 6 December 2018

Wednesday, 5 December

Coldham's Common, Cambridge - Barn Owl c.19:15h (Simon Gillings)

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Tuesday, 4 December

Cottenham Long Drove - HOODED CROW still present (Stewart Feeney)

Eldernell - pair of Crane (Bob Titman)

Great Fen - 2 Short-eared Owl (Paul Pateman); ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over northern section (Ian Dawson); ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD from the southern section found dead in the road this morning and the corpse retrieved for analysis, although death likely due to impact from vehicle (as per county recorder)

Ouse Washes - c.1000 Whooper Swans in fields nearby (Tim Mason)

Monday 3 December 2018

Monday, 3 December

Hare Park - 8 Brambling still, 3 more Newmarket near Lordship Stud (Kevin Wilson)

Great Fen - 2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still, 2 Short-eared Owl (Paul Pateman)

Sunday 2 December 2018

Sunday, 2 December

Cam Washes - Peregrine, 5 Egyptian Geese, 3 Green Sandpiper (Jon & David Heath)

Elsworth - Peregrine nearby (Audrey & Gwyn Williams)

Cambridge Research Park - Pink-footed Goose (Josh Carter)

Ferry Meadows - 2 fem Goosander (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - CATTLE EGRET over west (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Great White Egret (Hugh Venables)

Saturday 1 December 2018

Saturday, 1 December

Paxton Pits - Goosander, Goldeneye, 4 Green Sandpiper (Ian Dawson)

RAF Molesworth - Peregrine (Stewart Short)

Burwell Fen - 3 Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, 4 Whooper Swan over (Malcolm Ausden)