Wednesday 30 December 2020

Wednesday, 30 December

Ouse Washes - 2 Tundra Bean Geese, 5 Russian White-fronted Geese, "good numbers" of Bewick’s & Whooper Swans, 7 Common Crane over north at 07:45h, 5+ Stonechat, 40+ Pintail together opposite Four Balls Farm (Stu Elsom)

Wimpole - Tundra Bean Goose, 2 Russian White-fronted Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, Mandarins (Richard Palmer)

Eynesbury - male Goosander near Coneygear Bridge (Andrew Sawyer)

Paxton Pits - 2 redhead Smew, Woodcock (Mark Brandon)

Grafham Water - fem Common Scoter (Christoph Zöckler)

Wicken area - 2 Barn Owl, Little Owl at Priory Farm (Paul Craske)

Heydon pig fields - 2cy KUMLIEN'S GULL, later following sugar beet harvesting at Fowlmere and then to Dernford Reservoir to roost; also 3 Caspian Gull, 7 Yellow-legged Gull. Short-eared Owl nearby at Heydon Grange (Steve Cooper)

Needingworth - 3 male Smew, 2 Great White Egret (Bredan Doe)

Aldreth - Great White Egret on the Great Ouse near Nine Acre Wood (Simon Stirrup)

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Tuesday, 29 December

Chesterton Fen - GLOSSY IBIS in flooded field by A14, viewable from tow-path (Elaine & John Proctor; Sean Rouse)

Grafham Water - fem/imm Common Scoter, fem Scaup, 4 Great Northern Diver, Common Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret (Mark Hawkes); Firecrest south-west corner of Gaynes Cove, 2 Bewick's Swan & Raven over (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret nearby (Richard Allison)

Monday, 28 December

 Chesterton Fen - GLOSSY IBIS in flooded field by A14, viewable from tow-path (Rob Law)

Sunday 27 December 2020

Sunday, 27 December

Chesterton Fen - GLOSSY IBIS in flooded field by A14, viewable from tow-path (Pete Wood)

Great Fen, northern loop - male Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl (Stu Elsom)

Cuckoo Fen -  roingtail Hen Harrier (Tony Plant)

Ouse Washes, Four Balls Farm -12 Tundra Bean Geese, 5 Russian White-fronted Geese, 2+ Bewick's Swan  amongst 1500 Whooper Swan. Also Crane over west, 8 Dunlin south and 2 Goldeneye (Brendan Doe)

Teversham Fen - 75+ Corn Bunting to roost (Michael Holdsworth)

Saturday, 26 December

Spaldwick - Short-eared Owl to the west, near A14 (Stewart Short)

Godmanchester - Merlin over Crowhill (Jamie Wells)

Haddenham/Earith - 2 Great Egret at Hill Row Dales (Simon Stirrup)

Friday 25 December 2020

Friday, 25 December

Fowlmere - White-fronted Goose around the reserve for 45min this morning; 2 Raven over (Ade Cooper)

Great Fen - male Hen Harrier, Raven (Duncan McNiven)

Hare Park - Tawny Owl, Nuthatch (Kevin Wilson)

Burwell Fen - Whooper Swan (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday, 24 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - 12 Russian White-fronted Geese (Duncan McNiven)

Grafham Water - 3 fem Common Scoter, fem Scaup, Great White Egret (Ian Dawson)

Tubney Fen - 4 Crane over towards Burwell 11:15h, 2 Crane back towards Swaffham Prior 11:30h (Jamie Evan)

Chesterton Fen - GLOSSY IBIS on the flooded fields next to the Cam at Chesterton Fen this morning, viewed from the tow path south of the A14 bridge, TL483613. Also Green Sandpiper. (Jon Heath)

Wednesday, 23 December

 Wimpole - 36 Mandarin, 2 White-fronted Geese, Bean Goose (Ian Ellis)

Tuesday 22 December 2020

Tuesday, 22 December

Haddenham/Earith - several hundred Whopper Swan opposite Eight & Twenty farm (David & Sallie Jones)

Paxton Pits - 30 White-fronted Geese over north (Ian Dawson); 2vWoodcock in flight (Stu Elsom)

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS still (Stewart Short)

Fen Drayton lakes - 2 GLOSSY IBIS still (Peter Appleton)

Smithey/Setchel Fen, Cottenham -  male Hen Harrier (Simon Gillings)

Wimpole Hall - Bean Goose, 2 White-fronted Geese,Mandarin, Raven over, 250+ Greenfinch (Ian Burfield)

Sunday 20 December 2020

Sunday, 20 December

Grafham Water - 3 Great Northern Diver, fem Scaup, 2 Common Sandpiper (Richard Patient); 2 Brent Geese (Matthew Rodgers)

Ouse Washes - 2 Brent Geese from Rickwood Hide, 2 fem Scaup at Fortrey's Hall (Ade Cooper)

Cherry Hinton - 200+ Greenfinch to roost near the fishing pits (Pete Holt)

Saturday, 19 December

Cow Lane GP - ad Russian White-fronted Goose, Great White Egret, Ring-necked Parakeet (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Biukden Pits - Great White Egret (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday, 18 December

Pidley - WHITE STORK on or near the golf course (John Wright)

Burwell Fen - 118 Whooper Swan, 200+ Golden Plover (Kevin Wilson)

Earith - GLOSSY IBIS (David & Sallie Jones)

Grafham Water - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF along west side of Valley Creek (as per RBA)

Thursday 17 December 2020

Thursday, 17 December

 Barway - Great White Egret, Whooper Swan (Andy Hannaford)

Pidley Golf Course - WHITE STORK of unknown origin but no obvious rings (Alison Edwards)

Stretham - 140 Whooper Swan (Andy Hannaford); later 180 Whooper Swan (Bruce Martin)

Kingfishers Bridge - 10 White-fronted Geese (Bruce Martin)

 Aldreth - 200 Whooper Swan on fields to the west, roosting by the old west River (Simon Stirrup)

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Wednesday, 16 December

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS c.10:00h (Neil Howard)

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Tuesday, 15 December

Aldreth - DUSKY WARBLER showing exceptionally well in the sunshine at Aldreth at midday in the willows by the bridge at The Boot (Duncan McNiven)

Trumpington Street, Cambridge - Peregrine (Colin Kirtland)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 GLOSSY IBIS, 2 Great Egret; 2 Green Sandpiper at Springhill (Dave Anderson)

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS 12:50h (Roger Hardie); departed 15:55h (Duncan McNiven)

Wimpole Hall - Tundra Bean Goose, 2 White-fronted Geese (James Hanlon); Raven, Nuthatch (Steve Dutton)

Monday 14 December 2020

Monday, 14 December

Aldreth - DUSKY WARBLER still (Sue Greenway)

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS (Sue Greenway)

Teversham Fen - 2 Raven, Mediterranean Gull over (Carl Howard)

Sunday 13 December 2020

Sunday, 13 December

Aldreth - DUSKY WARBLER showing fairly frequently on and off between 10-11 this morning, around the pond and in the ditches at the start of 'The Boot', most of the time low down in the nettles and brambles. Calling regularly (Jamie Wells); Great Egret to east of causeway (Simon Gillings)

Colne Fen - Great Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)

Sutton Gault - Great Egret (Steve Cooper)

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS still (Steve Cooper)

Willingham - 4 Cattle Egret (Steve Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great Egret, Goldeneye; also 2 Raven at the busway near Longstanton (Christoph Zöckler)

Grafham Water - 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Egret, 191 Goldeneye (Mark Hawkes, Richard Patient, Chris Shurlock)

Saturday 12 December 2020

Saturday, 12 December

Aldreth - DUSKY WARBLER, though extremely elusive. Not quite at The Boot this morning - it's literally just out of the village, in the area around the first bridge (Richard Patient)

Earith sluice - 3 GLOSSY IBIS by the bridge (Mark Hawkes)

Sutton - 8 White-fronted Geese just to the south-west (Mark Hawkes)

Willingham - 4 Cattle Egret at West Fen (Stu Elsom, Richard Bayldon)

Pidley - WHITE STORK of unknown origin on the golf course, viewable from public footpath from Fen Road (John Wright)

Wimpole Hall - Tundra Bean Goose, 2 White-fronted Geese, 2 Raven, 6 Mandarin (Ade Cooper)

Friday 11 December 2020

Friday, 11 December

Aldreth - DUSKY WARBLER reported.

Wimpole Hall - Tundra Bean Goose, 2 White-fronted Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese with Greylag Goose flock 09:00h; also Peregrine, Raven, 10 Mandarin (Richard Palmer)

Burwell Fen - male and ringtail Hen Harrier (Diana Leech)

River Cam - Firecrest by path along the river between Horningsea & Waterbeach (Christoph Zöckler)

Thursday, 10 December

Grafham Water - 3 Great White Egret, c.400 Cormorant. Nearby, 2 Brambling, Merlin (Carlos Davies)

Wimpole Hall - Tundra Bean Goose, 2 White-fronted Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, Egyptian Goose (Andrew Dobson)

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Wednesday, 9 December

Grafham Water - Red-breasted Merganser (Colin Addington)

Great Fen - 6 Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, male Hen Harrier (Ron Harold)

Godmanchester - fem Merlin (Jamie Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 GLOSSY IBIS, 2 Great White Egret, 6 White-fronted Geese (Terry Brown)

Tuesday, 8 December

 Dimmock's Cote - 175 Whooper Swan to the east (Colin Kirtland)

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Monday, 8 December

Fen Drayton - 3 Green Sandpiper (Dave Anderson)

Ouse Fen - Great Egret, 60+ Whooper Swan, Bearded Tit (Christoph Zöckler)

Wicken - Barn Owl, Little Owl at Priory Farm (Paul Craske)

River Cam, Waterbeach to Ely - Little Owl, Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret (Carlos Davies)

Sunday 6 December 2020

Sunday, 6 December

Hare Park - Tawny Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Cambridge - possible White-fronted Goose flock over calling c.10pm (Iain Webb)

Late news from Friday, 27 November: Grafham Water - Purple Sandpiper, photographed by a fisherman

Saturday 5 December 2020

Saturday, 5 December

Aldreth/Haddenham Long Drove - Great White Egret, 400 Whooper Swan, 2 Green Sandpiper (Simon Stirrup)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 26 Goldeneye (Jamie Wells)

Dernford Reservoir - KUMLIEN'S GULL (Steve Dutton)

Trumpington Meadows - 6 Mandarin on flodded meadows (Jill Aldred)

Wicken area - 87 Whooper Swan, 2 Stonechat on Burwell Fen, Little Owlat Priory Farm (Kevin Wilson)

Buckden GP - Great White Egret (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Cow Lane GP - Great White Egret (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Earith - 4 GLOSSY IBIS opposite the sluice (Brendan Doe)

Willingham - 5 Cattle Egret at West Fen Road (Brendan Doe)

Fortrey's Hall - Water Pipit, Bearded Tit, 590 Whooper Swan (Brendan Doe) 

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 GLOSSY IBIS ovr west at dusk (Christopher Hughes)

Friday, 4 December

 Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS over (Graham Hirons)

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Tuesday, 1 December

Haslingfield - 5 BEAN GEESE, probably Tundra, north-west of Cantelupe Road c.TL412534 (Rob Pople); 28 White-fronted Geese in the adjacent field, TL406536 (Mark Thomas)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, 2 Goldneneye (Steve Dutton)

Anglesey Abbey - juv Goshawk (Mike Wood)

Grafham Water - 30 Goldeneye, Great Northern Diver (John Le Gassick)

Great Shelford - GLOSSY IBIS over south-west (Peter Bircham)

Cambridge - Peregrines at King's College and the URC (Andrew Bryce)

Over - 5 Cattle Egret in flight towards Fen Drayton 16:15h (Christopher Hughes)