Wednesday 29 May 2019

Wednesday, 29 May

Ouse Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE on the barbed wire fence at the entrance to Hanson pit, also 4  Turtle Dove (Mike Everett)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turtle Dove, Grasshopper Warbler (Bill Simmonds)

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Tuesday, 28 May

Swaffham Prior fen - Quail calling(Christoph Zöckler)

Ouse Fen - GREAT GREY SHRIKE on the barbed wire fence at the entrance to Hanson pit (Peter Louden); also 3 Turtle Dove (Andrew Dobson)

Paxton Pits - 2 Garganey, Greenshank, Caspian Gull (Martin Davis)

Monday 27 May 2019

Monday, 27 May

Paxton Pits - 2 Garganey, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Avocet (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turtle Dove (Gill Parrish)

Little Wibraham - possible BLACK KITE over (Rob Law)

Sunday 26 May 2019

Sunday, 26 May

Paxton Pits - drake Garganey, pair of Red-crested Pochard, Greenshank, Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Needingworth - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at entrance to Hanson compound (Richard Grimmett); 2 TRurtle Dove (Mark Hawkes)

Over - Turtle Dove Chain Road, River Ouse (David Woolven)

Friday 24 May 2019

Friday, 24 May

St. Neots - Spotted Flycatcher in Priory Park (Jamie Wells)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, Greenshank, 6 Hobby, also Soptted Flycatcher in Diddington village (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - TEMMINCK'S STINT, 4 Great White Egret, 3 Garganey, 40 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover (Brendan Doe)

Cambridge - Reed Warbler singing in Mill Road cemetery (Andrew Dobson)

Thursday 23 May 2019

Thursday, 23 May

Burwell Fen - Great White Egret (Andy Hannaford)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINT, 21 Ringed Plover from Cadbury Hide (Tim Rea)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Black Tern on Ferry Lagoon (Hugh Venables)

Paxton Pits - Caspian Gull, Greenshank, pair of Red-crested Pochard (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - 4 Sanderling (Jim Stevenson)

Swaffham Prior Fen - 4 Hobby (Ben Greig)

Wilbraham fen - 2 Cuckoo (Ben Grieg)

Hinxton - 2 Spotted Flycatcher on the Genome Campus (Brendan Doe)

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Wednesday, 22 May

Etton Road Maxey Pits - PURPLE HERON at TF138079 (as per Howard Butler)

Ouse Washes - 3 TEMMINCK'S STINT, 31 Ringed Plover from Cadbury Hide (Jonathan Taylor)

Dunkirk - SPOONBILL over (Tony Martin)

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Tuesday, 21 May

Ouse Washes - 3 TEMMINCK'S STINT, Bar-tailed Godwit from Cadbury Hide (Jonathan Taylor)

Monday 20 May 2019

Monday, 20 May

Grafham Water - Common Scoter, Black Tern, Caspian Gull, Greenshank (Richard Patient)

Ferry Meadows - Grasshopper Warbler at Finch Meadow (Don Gardener)

Sunday 19 May 2019

Sunday, 19 May

Kingfishers Bridge - FIRECREST (Graeme Reed)

Wicken Fen - FIRECREST singing around the overflow car park(Graeme Reed)

Needingworth - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at entrance to Hanson compound (Jonathan Taylor)

Diddington Pit - Sanderling, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 2 Hobby, Little Stint, Garganey, Cuckoo (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Ouse Washes - 4 Great White Egret through, 4 Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

Paxton Pots - Little Stint, Garganey, Greenshank (Jamie Wells)

March Farmers - BAIKAL TEAL 18:45h, 2 Grey Plover, Hobby (Stuart & Jill Elsom)

Saturday, 18 May

Wicken Fen - FIRECREST singing around the car park area (Christoph Zöckler)

Paxton Pits -  Garganey, 2 Grey Plovers, Greenshank, Avocet (Martin Davis); Little Stint (Jamie Wells)

Needingworth - GREAT GREY SHRIKE at TL3615072760 (Richard Thomas)

Haddenham / Aldreth - 3 Wheatears seen on Dambank, 8+ Corn Buntings, Yellow Wagtail (Ian Dickerson)

Bedford Perlieus - singing Wood Warbler  north of the main east / west ride (Andy Frost)

Maxey Pits - Turnstone, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank (Bob Titman)

Friday 17 May 2019

Friday, 17 May

Grafham Water - RED-NECKED PHALAROPE off Mander, 6 Black Tern , 5 Sanderling on dam (Mark Ward); also Caspian Gull, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); also 3 Arctic Tern, Little Tern (Richard Patient)

Ouse Washes - Sanderling, Little Stint from Cadbury Hide (Jonathan Taylor)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Stint, Grey Plover, Black Tern (Gill Parrish); Sanderling, Avocet, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 further Black Tern, 4 Arctic Tern (Jon & David Heath)

Paxton Pits - Knot, 2 Grey Plover, Greenshank, Pink-footed Goose (Mark Ward); Little Tern, 3 Sanderling (Jonathan Taylor)

Berry Fen - TEMMINCK'S STINT, 2 Wood Sandpiper (Graham White, Graham Hirons)

Bottisham - Short-eared Owl south of A14 towards Little Wilbraham (Carl Howard)

Dernford Reservoir - Black Tern (Mike Foley)

Coevney Byall Fen - 6 Sanderling, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Owen Marks)

Needingworth - GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Richard Taylor)

Thursday 16 May 2019

Thursday, 16 May

Fowlmere RSPB - 2 Hobby, Barn Owl, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Dobson)

Paxton Pits - Greenshank, Knot, 3 Common Sandpiper, Grey Plover, Golden Plover (John Raven); also a 2nd Grey Plover, 2 Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, Garganey, Cuckoo, Hobby (Martin Davis); 6 Hobby (Andrew Dobson)

Orton BPs - Nightingale (David Withrington)

Nene Washes - Knot, 6 Grey Plover, 5 Greenshank at March Farmers (Jonathan Taylor)

Ouse Washes - TEMMICK'S STINT, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, 15 Ringed Plover, 9 Greenshank (Jonathan Taylor); 2 Crane, Short-eared Owl (Craig Carney)

Grafham Water - Sanderling, Caspian Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Stint, Common Sandpiper (Richard Patient); Black Tern (Gill Parrish)

Coveney Byall Fen - Sanderling, Greenshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper (Owen Marks)

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Tuesday, 14 May

Grafham Water - Black Tern (Colin Addington)

Caxton - 2 Raven over north (Richard Allison)

March Farmer - 22 Avocet (David Withrington)

Wicken Fen - 3 Greenshank, Garganey, 3 Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

Monday 13 May 2019

Monday, 13 May

Devils's Dyke - 2 Wheatear between the dyke and Saffham Prior, Fieldfare (Richard Dale)

Marsh Lane GPs - 9 Nightingale territories, Arctic Tern (Mike Everett)

Paxton Pits - 15 Hobby, Xaspian Gull, 3 Cuckoo, Greenshank (Martin Davis)

Fowlmere RSPB - Jack Snipe on far edge of the mere from reedbed hide (Ade Cooper)

Hare Park - Spotted Flycatcher (Kevin Wilson)

Baker's Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 10 Greenshank, 2 Garganey, Nightingale, 2 Grasshopper Warblers (Brendan Doe)

Sunday 12 May 2019

Sunday, 12 May

Baker's Fen - Short-eared Owl (Rob Law)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, Caspian Gull, 11 Hobby, Wheatear (Martin Davis, Jamie Wells)

Fowlmere - Hobby, Cetti's Warbler (Pete Holt)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cetti's Warbler at south-west corner of Drayton Lagoon (Pete Holt)

Ouse Fen - 18 Hobby (Marcus Kohler, Christoph Zöckler)

Ouse Washes - Great White Egret, Bittern  (Marcus Kohler, Christoph Zöckler)

Wimpole - Spotted Flycatcher, Raven, Mandarin (Marcus Kohler, Christoph Zöckler)

Saturday, 11 May

Buckden - Spotted Flycatcher (Mark Ward)

Gamlingay Wood - WOOD WARBLER singing near entrance 14:45h, Spotted Flycatcher (Jamie Wells)

Coveney Byall Fen - 2 Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Avocet, Peregrine (Brendan Doe)

Four Balls Farm - 8 Crane (Brendan Doe)

Berry Fen - 3 Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

Friday 10 May 2019

Friday, 10 May

Grafham Water - Sanderling, Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper on the dam (Mark Hawkes); Arctic Tern (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Garganey, 3 Grey Plover (Mark Brandon); also Whimbrel (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Fen - 7 Hobby (Craig Carney)

Hobson's Park - 2 Black Tern late afternoon (Pete Holt)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 7 Black Tern (Chris Rider)

Thursday 9 May 2019

Thursday, 9 May

Fowlmere RSPB - Jack Snipe (Ade Cooper)

Ferry Meadows - Hobby, Osprey over (Don Gardener)

Paxton Pits - Wood Sandpiper, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Arctic Tern over north (Martin Davis)

Grafham Water - 2 Sanderling & 9 Dunlin on the dam, Caspian Gull (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 5 Arctic Tern, 2 Grey Plover, Golden Plover (Mike Everett); Black Tern, 2 Hobby (Hugh Venables)

Foxton - Spotted Flycatcher at the edge of the parish by the south cambs equestrian centre (Marcus Kohler)

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Wednesday, 8 May

Grafham Water - 7 Black Tern, 10 Dunlin (Mark Ward); 17 Black Tern from fishing lodge 12:50h (Mark Hawkes); 39 Black Tern late afternoon (Richard Patient); also 15 Dunlin on dam (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 12 KNOT, 4 Grey Plover, Sanderling, 4 Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, White Wagtail (Martin Davis); Garganey, a fifth Grey Plover (Jamie Wells)

Fowlmere RSPB - 3 Black Tern briefly, Common Sandpiper, Tawny Owl (Ade Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 5 Black Tern, Grey Plover (Richard Allison)

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Tuesday, 7 May

Nene Washes March Farmers - BAIKAL TEAL 11:00h, Hobby, 2 Crane over (Dave Warner),

Grafham Water - 6 Black Tern, 3+ Arctic Tern from Mander CP, Sanderling, 2 Hobby, Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Mark Hawkes); 12 Black Tern this afternoon (Colin Addington); 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 further Arctic Tern (Mike Everett); 16 Black Tern this evening (Stu & Jill Elsom); Wheatear reported

Devil's Dyke - 5 Wheatear between the dyke and Swaffham Prior, Cuckoo, Hobby (Richard Dale)

Paxton Pits - Black Tern (Pete Cook); Grey Plover (Jamie Wells)

Fowlmere  RSPB - Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, Jack Snipe (Ade Cooper)

Kingfishers Bridge - Osprey over west (Graeme Reed)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 18 Black Tern on Ferry Mere (Hugh Venables)

Maxey Pits - Great White Egret reported (as per Ian Gordon)

Wicken Fen - Garganey, Hobby, Greenshank, Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler); a further Greenshank, Garganey & 3 Grasshopper Warblers (Simon Gillings)

Monday, 6 May

Paxton Pits - 36 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 6 Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear (Martin Davis)

Cambridge Research Park - CATTLE EGRET, 2 Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat (Jon Heath)

Wicken Fen - Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Greenshank, Hobby, Cuckoo (Josh Carter)

Ouse Washes - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 7 Greenshank, 2 Hobby, Garganey, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Cuckoo, 10+ Yellow Wagtail (James Littlewood)

Nene Washes March Farmers - BAIKAL TEAL still but distant, 2 Grey Plover (Matt Webb)

Grafham Water - 3 Sanderling (as per

Sunday 5 May 2019

Sunday, 5 May

Paxton Pits - AMERICAN WIGEON still, Whimbrel (Jamie Wells); Short-eared Owl (Gary Rawlings)

Nene Washes March Farmers - BAIKAL TEAL, 2 Greenshank (Mike Weedon, Hugh Wright, Will Bowell)

Grafham Water - 15+ Arctic Terns (Mark Hawkes); Pink-footed Goose over (Mark Ward)

Devils Dyke - male Whinchat  in horse paddocks c.300 SE of car park (Richard Dale); Wheatear (Rob Law)

Wicken Fen - CATTE EGRET over, 4 Hobby, 25 Gadwall (Julian Wheel); 

Baker's Fen - Barn Owl, Greenshank, Cuckoo, Hobby (Rob Law);

Maxey Pits - 2 Wood Sandpiper (Ian Gordon)

Stretham - 2c.y. male Hen Harrier over fields towards Wilburton (Duncan Poyser)

Castor Hanglands - Tree Pipit, many Nightingale (Mike Weedon, Hugh Wright, Will Bowell)

Blackbush - 3 Wheatear  (Mike Weedon, Hugh Wright, Will Bowell)

Saturday, 4 May

Nene Washes - male BAIKAL TEAL still present (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water  - 3 Arctic Terns (Mark Hawkes)

Friday 3 May 2019

Friday, 3 May

Nene Washes - male BAIKAL TEAL though distant, west of March Farmers car park and west of powerlines (Josh Jones); also Avocet, Garaganey, Hobby, Swift, Crane (Ian Gordon); dark phase ARCTIC SKUA through east (Brendan Ryan)

Paxton Pits - drake AMERICAN WIGEON on Pumphouse Pit East, Osprey over south, 2 Whimbrel over west, 12 Arctic Tern (Martin Davis)

Haddenham - Turtle Dove at Fairchilds Meadow (Ian Dickerson)

Grafham Water - 10 Arctic Tern briefly (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes - 3 Greenshank, Hobby (Bob Humphrey)

Thursday, 2 May

Nene Washes - BAIKAL TEAL this evening, though distant, west of March Farmers access point (Charlie Kitchin)

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Wednesday, 1 May

Eldenell - WOOD WARBLER 400 yards west of car park in willows (Andrew Gardener)

Clayhithe - Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Corn Bunting (Ian Burfield)

Paxton Pits - drake AMERICAN WIGEON on Pumphouse Pit East (Ian Dawson). Enter from Stirtloe, park on corner by sewage works on Leadens Lane. Walk South then east to the bridge then bear right to view eastern lake from north west corner.

Ferry Meadows - 7 Arctic Tern (Matt Webb)