Wednesday 31 March 2021

Wednesday, 31 March

Grantchester Meadows - male RING OUZEL half way between Cambridge and Grantchester, also Siskin, Common Tern (Peter Louden)

Smithey Fen, Cottenham - KUMLIEN'S GULL 10:15-10:30 then flew east, Yellow Wagtail over (Ian Ellis)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 8 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Willow Warbler (Mark Pettit)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Willow Warbler, Great White Egret (Andy Merryweather)

Ouse Washes Pymoor to Four Balls Farm - male Garganey, male Smew, 4 Crane, 3 Great White Egret, Peregrine, 2 Sand Martin (Stu Elsom)

Ellington - House Martin (Stu Elsom)

Eaton Ford - House Martin over (Richard Patient)

Eldernell - GLOSSY IBIS reported (as per Richard Patient)

Teversham Fen - Water Pipit briefly (Carl Howard) 

Gamlingay - Ring-necked Parakeet over (Audrey & Gwyn Willimas)

Quy - Great White Egret over (Paul Craske)

Wimpole Hall - Swallow, Bean Goose still (Richard Gregory)

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Tuesday, 30 March

Paxton Pits - Cattle Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper, Raven, 4 Smew, fem Scaup, Osprey over north-west, Swallow, Sand Martins (Mark Brandon)

Nene washes - 20 Crane, Great White Egrets (Kevin Taylor)

Kingfishers Bridge - 3 Spotted redshank, 2 Little Gull (Graeme Reed); Swallow, 30 Sand Martin (Michael Rikki)

Ouse Washes - 3 Garganey, Black-necked Grebe, Cattle Egret, Smew, 12 Great White Egret, Water Pipit; Knot with 1000 Black-tailed Godwit at Sutton Gault (Brendan Doe)

Swaffham Prior - 2 Yellow Wagtail (Paul Craske) 

Fowlmere - Little Ringed Plover between the village and Newton (Ian Dale)

Barelycraft - Black Redstart (Tracey Graves)

Wimpole Hall - Tundra Bean Goose, Raven (Ian Burfield)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes); Common Sandpiper (Andrew Sharpe)

Connington Airfield - 2 RING OUZEL in paddock to the south (Paul Bolton)

Monday 29 March 2021

Monday, 29 March

Dernford Reservoir - 4 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin (Steve Dutton)

Grafham Water - Osprey from Lymage Hide, 2 Swallow (Ron Harold); Yellow Wagtail, Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes)

Northstowe - Wheatear, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Hugh Venables)

Swavesey - 4 Wheatear at the horse paddocks (Rachel Lennard)

Great Wibraham Common - 5 Wheatear (Ben Jobson)

Ouse Washes - Black-necked Grebe, Swallow (Michael Rikki); 2 Garganey at Four Balls Farm, Smew, Cattle Egret & 4 Great White Egret at Witcham Gravel, Garganey, 8 Great White Egret, Water Pipit & Knot at Sutton Gault (Brendan Doe)

Hare Park - Yellow Wagtail over (Kevin Wilson) 

Fowlmere - 2 Wheatear between the village & Manor Farm (Ian Dale)

Sunday 28 March 2021

Sunday, 28 March

Grafham Water -  Swallow (Mark Hawkes)

River Cam, Fish & Duck - Water Pipit, Goosander, 2 Sand Martin (James Littlewood)

Ouse Washes - 3 GLOSSY IBIS at Earith, 21 Great White Egret Earith to Sutton (Christoph Zöckler)

Fowlmere - Black Redstart in the viullage (Doug Radford)

Burwell Fen - White Wagtail, Merlin, 4 Wheatear (Brendan Doe)

Saturday 27 March 2021

Saturday, 27 March

Grafham Water - Swallow over the dam (Stewart Short); Osprey, Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes)

Tetworth Hall Wetlands - Wheatear (Audrey & Gwyn Williams)

Paxton Pits - 6 Smew, fem Scaup, 15 Sand Martin (Carlos Davies)

Ouse Washes - Cattle Egret, 2 Garganey, 6 Great Egret, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, 180 Sand Martin over south (James Littlewood); 12 Avocet, Garganey, 13 Great Egret, 600 Black-tailed Godwit (Brendan Doe)

Sutton North Fen - Bewick's Swan with 230 Whooper Swan (Brendan Doe)

Ramton - male Hen Harrier (Brendan Doe)

Swavesey - 4 Wheatear (Richard Thomas)

Friday 26 March 2021

Friday, 26 March

Grafham water - Common Tern, Great Northern Diver, 2cy Black Redstart flew onto sailing club roof (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - fem Scaup (Michael Rikki)

Westbrook Pools, Fenstanton - 4 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - White Wagtail (Richard Thomas)

Thursday 25 March 2021

Thursday, 25 March

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Avocet, Great White Egret, 2 Redpoll, Garganey (Sue Greenway)

Ouse Washes - 5 fem Scaup near Rickwood Hide, viewed from East side, hides still closed (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - 2cy male Black Redstart, Great Northern Diver, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Rock Pipit, Ringed Plover, 2 Raven, Yellow-legged Gull, Mediterranean Gull (Richard Patient)

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Wednesday, 24 March

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Avocet, 30+ Sand Martin, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, Great Egret (Richard Allison) 

Wicken area - Barn Owl, Bittern in flight, 2 Little Owl at Priory Farm (Christoph Zöckler)

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Tuesday, 23 March

Grafham Water - 4 Avocet briefly, Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes)

Teversham Fen - 3 Swallow over west (Chris Brown)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Great White Egret, Goldeneye (Tracey Graves); Cattle Egret (Gill Parrish)

Paxton Pits - Cattle Egret which departed at ~3pm, 6 Smew, fem Scaup (Mark Brandon)

Monday 22 March 2021

Monday, 22 March

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad Mediterranean Gull, Great White Egret (Richard Allison)

Bakers Fen/Priory Farm area - ringtail Hen Harrier, Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, 2 Bearded Tit (Sue Greenway)

Grunty Fen - Raven (Michael Rikki)

Berry Fen - 3 GLOSSY IBIS, male Garganey, 10 Sande Martin (Richard Thomas)

Ouse Washes, Earith to Witcham Gravel - 29 Great White Egret (Brendan Doe)

Sunday 21 March 2021

Sunday, 21 March

Grafham Water - Jack Snipe from lagoons hide; Great Northern Diver, 2 Avocet, Curlew over east, 2nd summer Mediterraean Gull, pair of Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS (Stu Butchart)

Ouse Washes - 23 Great White Egret, Avocet, Knot, 640 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Water Pipit (Brendan Doe)

Hare Park - 6 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Dernford Reservoir - 3cy KUMLIEN'S GULL 17:45-18:15h, pair of Goosander, 2 Barn Owl (Steve Cooper)

Saturday 20 March 2021

Saturday, 20 March

Grafham Water - Red-breasted Merganser, Great Northern Diver, 2 Goosander, 9 Sand Martin (Mark Hawkes); Little Ringed Plover, Rock Pipit (Simon Gillings); Osprey (Richard Patient)

Grantchester Meadows - pair of Mandarin (Peter Louden)

Cottenham - Grey Plover, ad Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper at Smithey Fen; 2 Great White Egret, 65 Whooper at Setchel Fen (Ian Ellis)

Teversham Fen - Avocet, departed north (Jon & David Heath)

Ouse Washes - 20 Great White Egret, 400 Black-tailed Godwit, 150 Whooper Swan, 3 GLOSSY IBIS at Earith (Hugh Venables)

Witcham Gravel - 4 Great White Egret, Curlew, 2 Caspian Gull (Duncan Poyser)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 Great White Egret (as per Jon Heath)

Ouse Fen - Great White Egret (Andrew Maxwell)

Swavesey - Short-eared Owl nearby (Simon Gillings)

Friday 19 March 2021

Friday, 19 March

Ouse Washes - Pymoor to Four Balls Farm fem Common Scoter 500m south of Pymoor railway bridge, 250 Whooper Swan, 2 Crane over north, Peregrine; Chain Corner 150 Whooper, 2 Great White Egret; Eairth 3 GLOSSY IBIS (Stu Elsom); Purls bridge fem Scaup; Welches dam 4 fem Scaup (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - Red-breasted Merganser, Great Northern Diver, 255 Goldeneye, Curlew over north (Mark Hawkes)

Thursday 18 March 2021

Thursday, 18 March

Nene Washes - 3 Great Egret, 2500 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Whopper Swan, Peregrine, 10 Marsh Harrier (John Wells)

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Wednesday, 17 March

Grafham Water - 3 Sand Martin along dam (Colin Addington); Sand Martin over Savages Creek, Great Northern Diver, ad Mediterranean Gull (Mark Hawkes); fem Red-breasted Merganser off Church Bay (Stewart Short)

Milton CP - 2 Crane over 10:15h (David Wege)

Harlton - male Merlin between the village and the A603 (Peter Louden)

Tuesday 16 March 2021

Tuesday, 16 March

Grafham Water - 3 Avocet, 10 Snipe in lagoons (Mak Brandon)

Cambridge Research Park - White-fronted Goose (Jon Heath)

Wendy/Shingay - Tundra Bean Goose, 26 White-fronted Geese between the villages (Andy Symes)

Fowlmere - Barn Owl across the A505 nearby (Gareth Rees)

Monday 15 March 2021

Monday, 15 March

Grafham Water - 3 Yellow-legged Gull, ad Mediterranean Gull, Great Northern Diver, fem Scaup, 2 Goosander, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Kittiwake over west (Richard Thomas)

Ferry Meadows - Red-throated Diver (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Washes - 3 GLOSSY IBIS, Knot at Earith, 13 Great Egret, Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3cy KUMLIEN'S GULL headed north 17:00h (Jonathan Taylor)

juv WHITE-TAILED EAGLE south-east over Stretham just before 4pm (Ian Barton); then towards Newmarket, but distant, from A1123 (Duncan Poyser). Satellite tracking information suggests that this was not one of the Isle of Wight reintroduction birds (Jon Heath)

Sunday 14 March 2021

Sunday, 14 March

Needingworth Pits - Shag (Richard Grimmett)

Witchford airfield - Wheatear (Matt Walton)

Fen Drayton - Cattle Egret (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 2 fem Scaup; GREY PHALAROPE 6-6.10pm (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge Science Park - Firecrest in small clump of trees at TL 46234 60813 (Pat Reynolds)

Colne Fen - pair of Tundra Bean Geese, 223 Whopper Swan, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Steve Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 3 GLOSSY IBIS, 4, Avocet at Earith, 8 Great Egrt, Knot, 1000 Black-tailed Godwit (Steve Cooper) 

Malton - Little Ringed Plover on flooded field (Steve Cooper)

Saturday 13 March 2021

Saturday, 13 March

Ferry Meadows - Red-throated Diver (Don Gardener); Kittiwake, Peregrine, Raven (Mike Weedon)

Grafham Water - SLAVONIAN GREBE off lagoons, fem Scaup (Richard Patient); another fem Scaup, Mediterranean Gull over (Mark Hawkes); Great Northern Diver off Mander CP (Stewart Short)

Paxton Pits - 8 Smew, fem Scaup, 17 Barnacle Geese, White-fronted Goose (Jamie Wells)

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS, 5 Great White Egret; the Knot & 1000 Black-tailed Godwit now between Sutton Gault and Mepal (Brendan Doe)

Willingham - Brambling in a private garden (Tracey Graves)

Friday, 12 March

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cattle Egret, 2 Great Egret, 30+ Goldeneye (Richard Allison)

Hare Park - 6 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Wicken area - male Hen Harrier, 44 Shoveler, Whooper Swan (Kevin Wilson); also 7 Water Rail (Colin Kirtland)

Wendy-Shingay - Bar-tailed Godwit, 26 White-fronted Geese between the villages (Mike Crosby) 

Grafham Water - 2 fem Scaup, ad Mediterranean Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Ferry Meadows - Cattle Egret, Curlew (Jonathan Taylor)

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Tuesday, 9 March

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS, 4 Great White Egret, 7 Whooper Swan, 6 Ruff (Andrew Sharpe)

Lode - 2 Crane over north (Giles Merritt)

Smithy Fen - KUMLEIN'S GULL, Caspian Gull (David Nation)

Monday 8 March 2021

Monday, 8 March

Grafham Water - WHITE-TAILED EAGLE viewbale from Mander CP, fem Red-breasted Merganser (Colin Addington); Merlin, ad Medierranean Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cattle Egret, 2 Great Egret (Richard Allison); 2 Russian White-fronted Goose (Richard Thomas)

Cherry Hinton fishing pits - 2 male Common Scoter viewed from snaky path (Mark Petitt)

Northstowe - 2cy male Black Redstart (Hugh Venables)

Sunday 7 March 2021

Sunday, 7 March

Grafham Water - WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, Common Sandpiper (Martin Davis); 2 Red-breasted Merganser, Common Scoter, fem Scaup, Great Northern Diver, 2 Bewick's Swan, 2 Raven (Mark Hawkes)

CEGB Reservoir, Peterborough - RED-THROATED DIVER (Mike Weedon)

Fen Drayton Lakes  - Knot (Richard Thomas)

Earith - 3 GLOSSY IBIS, Knot, 3 Water Pipit, Curlew through (Brendan Doe)

Chesterton - KUMLIEN'S GULL over towards Smithy Fen (Simon Gillings)

Smithy Fen - KUMLIEN'S GULL, Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper (Ian Ellis)

Ellington - 2 Raven, Peregrine, 2 Brambling on garden feeders (Stu Elsom)

Saturday 6 March 2021

Saturday, 6 March

Little Wilbraham Fen - 180 Golden Plover, 100 Lapwing (Carlos Davies)

Grafham Water - Isle of White released WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, Great Northern Diver, fem Scaup (Mark Hawkes)

Tubney Fen - 7 White-fronted Geese, Barnacle Goose (David Jones)

Cottenham, Smithy Fen - Water Pipit, 2cy Caspian Gull, Green Sandpiper (Ian Ellis) 

Wendy - Cattle Egret between the village and Shingay still (Richard Gregory) 

Earith - Bar-tailed Godwit with Black-tailed Godwits (James Hanlon) 

Paxton Pits - 8 Smew (Brook Perrins)

Wimpole - Tundra Bean Goose (Patrick Safford)

Friday 5 March 2021

Friday, 5 March

Grafham Water - WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 11:53h reported, an Isle of Wight bird spending most of its time in Bedfordshire currently.

Fowlmere - Great White Egret at Foxton/Fowlmere/Newton road junction (Richard Palmer); flew towards Melbourn 14:15h (Chris Hewson)

Wicken area - Bearded Tit along Wicken Lode, 2 Little Owl at Priory Farm, pair Stonechat at Guinea Hall Fen (Kevin Wilson) 

Berry Fen - male Garganey, Sand Martin (Richard Thomas)

Cottenham - male Hen Harrier (Ian Ellis)

Thursday 4 March 2021

Thursday, 4 March

Molesworth - Merlin between the village and Bythorn (Stewart Short)

Earith - 1000 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 3 GLOSSY IBIS, ad Mediterranean Gull, Water Pipit, 35 Ruff, Sand Martin (Brendan Doe)

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Wednesday, 3 March

Ouse Washes - Knot, Spotted Redshank, Ringed Plover, 5 Great White Egret, Sand Martin, 2 Water Pipit (David Nation)

Etton - Avocet (Paul Bolton)

Tuesday 2 March 2021

Tuesday, 2 March

Hobson's Park - Pink-footed Goose still (Peter Louden)

Cottenham - male Hen Harrier just west of the village (Neil Howard)

Ouse Washes, Earith - Knot, Grey Plover over, 800 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 2 male Red-breasted Merganser at Chain Corner briefly, 9 Great White Egret, Sand Martin, ad Mediterranean Gull (Jonathan Taylor)

Wendy - Cattle Egret, Short-eared Owl, 26 Russian White-fronted Geese (Patrick Safford)

Monday 1 March 2021

Monday, 1 March

Fen Drayton - Cattle Egret in field north of football pitch (Richard Allison); 2 Great White Egret on Ferry Lagoon (Gill Parrish)

Cambridge - 6 Redpoll in a private garden (Christoph Zöckler)

Stretham - 3 Brent Geese over east 08:40h (Owen Marks)

Hare Park - 10 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Western Colville - West Wratting Hall Barn Owl between the village and West Wratting Hall (Kevin Wilson)

Earith - 4 ad Mediterranean Gull, Knot, Jack Snipe, 2 Water Pipt, 3 Great White Egret, 670 Black-tailed Godwit (Brendan Doe) 

Shingay-Wendy - Cattle Egret (Patrick Safford)