Monday 31 May 2021

Sunday, 30 May

Paxton Pits - 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Cuckoo, 5 Red-crested Pochard (Terry Brown); 5 Hobby, a third Cuckoo (Audrey & Gwyn Willimas)

Grunty Fen - Turtle Dove over, Grashopper Warbler (David Nation)

Witcham - male Siskin in song flight (Chris Boness)

Saturday 29 May 2021

Friday, 28 May

Wicken area - 2 Garganey (Kevin Wilson)

Wicken Fen -  5 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, Greenshank & Little Ringed Plover over, Barn Owl (Christoph Zöckler)

Grafham water - Blue-headed x yellow Wagtail still present (Mark Hawkes)

Thursday 27 May 2021

Thursday, 27 May

Ditton Park Wood - Hawfinch briefly (Chris Brown)

Wilbraham Fen - Greenshank, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (James Aldridge)

GOLDEN ORIOLE singing from a private site in the south of the county this morning.

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Wednesday, 26 May

 Fen Drayton Lakes - Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoo (Rachel Lennard)

Tuesday, 25 May

 Smithey Fen - Curlew Sandpiper, Avocet (Brendan Doe)

Monday, 24 May

 West Brook - 2 Sandlering (Mark Thomas)

Monday 24 May 2021

Sunday, 23 May

Grafham Water - 5 Arctic Tern (Richard Patient); a sixth bird later in the day (Mark Hawkes)

Northstowe - Turnstone (Simon Gillings)

Westbrook - 2 Sanderling, 5 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Maxwell)

Saturday 22 May 2021

Saturday, 22 May

Grafham water - 2 Turnstone, Sanderling on dam, 2 Arctic Tern, 2cy Caspian Gull from Marlow this morning (Richard Patient); 3 Sanderling, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Arctic Tern this evening (Mark Hawkes)

Smithey Fen - 2 Sanderling (Ian Ellis) 

Ouse Washes - 5 GLOSSY IBIS in flight towards Welney (Andrew Tongue)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl (Giles Merritt)

Teversham Fen - Arctic Tern this morning (Jon Heath); present until 12:50h (Carlos Davies) 

Fowlmere - Osprey for a short while from 07:20h (as per Doug Radford)

Northstowe - 5 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling, Little Ringed Plover (Rachel Lennard)

West Brook - 3 Sanderling (Mark Thomas)

Paxton Pits - 4 Nightingale, Hobby, Cuckoo (Mark Fewster)

Fen Drayton Lakes- Cattle Egret (Brendan Doe)

Friday, 21 May

Smithey Fen - Sanderling (Brendan Doe)

Grafham water - 17 Sanderling, 2 Little Ringed Plover on dam lunchtime, Sandwich Tern in the evening (Richard Patient)

Thursday 20 May 2021

Thursday, 20 May

Smithey Fen, Cottenham - TEMMNCK'S STINT, Little Stint; park carefully at Brookfields Business Centre and walk NE along east side of Cottenham Lode to view the flood. It is advised not to access via Setchel Drove or walk on the west bank of the lode (Ian Ellis); Green Sandpiper, Hobby (David Nation)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Osprey over late morning (Richard Thomas)

Grafham Water - Sanderling, Blue-headed x Yellow Wagtail, Osprey from Mander CP 17:45h (Mark Hawkes)

Coveney Byall Fen - 4 GLOSSY IBIS (Brendan Doe)

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Wednesday, 19 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turtle Dove, Little Ringed Plover, Avocet (Gill Parrish)

Snailwell - Spotted Flycatcher between the village and the A142 (David Nation)

Grafham Water - 10 Sanderling, Little Ringed Plover (Richard Patient)

West Brook - 2 Sanderling, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (Stu Elsom)

Burwell Fen - 2 drake Garganey, 10 Hobby (Roger Hardie)

Cambridge - Nightingale reported from Mill Road Cemetary (as per Edward Pollard)

Fen End, Over - Spotted Flycatcher (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Tuesday, 18 May

West Brook - TEMMINCK'S STINT viewed from B1040 (Mark Thomas) 

Ouse Washes - 2 GLOSSY IBIS at Chain Corner c.13:40h (Richard Patient) and then at Welches Dam c.14:00h (Jonathan Taylor)

Smithey Fen, Cottenham - TEMMINCK'S STINT (Nigel Lister)

Monday 17 May 2021

Monday, 17 May

Smithey Fen, Cottenham - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINT, GLOSSY IBIS briefly, Avocet briefly (Ian Ellis)

Coveney - Spotted Flycatcher (David Nation)

Molesworth -  Spotted Flycatcher (Stewart Short)

Grafham Water - 2 Sanderling, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 16 Yellow Wagtail, Caspian Gull, 2 Arctic Tern, 2cy Mediterranean Gull (Richard Patient)

Wicken Fen - 2 Raven over north, 3 Hobby (Kevin Wilson)

Southey Wood - Spotted Flycatcher (Paul Bolton)

Sunday, 16 May

Smithey Fen, Cottenham - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINT (Ian Ellis); 3 Little Ringed Plover (Peter Leonard)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cattle Egret (Simon Gillings)

Kingfishers Bridge - Turnstone (David Nation) 

Grafham Water - Hobby (Jon Roe); Sanderling, Blue-headed x Yellow Wagtail male (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell/Baker's Fens - 3 Cuckoo, Wheatear, GLOSSY IBIS, Little Owl, Hobby (Sue Greenway)

West Brook - 2 Turnstone (Mark Hawkes)

Grunty Fen - Grasshopper Warbler (David Nation)

Paxton Pits - 16 Hobby (Jamie Wells)

Colne Gen - GLOSSY IBIS (Steve Cooper)

Saturday 15 May 2021

Saturday, 15 May

Grafham Water -2 Knot through, Black Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton - Whinchat to south near Connington Raod bridge over A14 (Marcus Kohler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cattle Egret, Turnstone on Moore Lake (Marcus Kohler)

Smithey Fen, Cottenham - 2 TEMMINCK'S STINT (Brendan Doe)

Ferry meadows - Brent Goose, Ring-neked Parakeets (Don Gardener)

Thursday, 14 May

Ouse Fen - 2 Garganey, 20 Hobby, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Mark Brandon)

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Wednesday, 12 May

Grafham Water - WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN 10:30h (Colin Addington); 2cy Mediterranean Gull over east, 4 Little Ringed Plover but no futher sign of the tern (Mark Hawkes)

March - Cuckoo (Andy Bayes)

Wicken/Burwell area - Garganey, Hobby, 2 Barn Owl, 5 Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

Tuesday 11 May 2021

Tuesday, 11 May

Ouse Fen - 29 Hobby (Henry Cook); 37 Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Osprey over (Henry Cook); also seen subsequently from Swavesey (Richard Thomas)

Berry Fen - Cuckoo (Tracey Graves)

Monday 10 May 2021

Monday, 10 May

Devil's Dyke - Whinchat, 3 Wheatear south-east of B1102 between the dyke and Swaffham Prior, Wheatear near Ditch Farm (Richard Dale)

Dernford Reservoir - Black Tern (Marcus Kohler)

Grafham Water - 3 Sanderling (Mike Everett)

Berry Fen - 7 Black Tern (John Edwards)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 7 Black Tern this morning (Richard Thomas)

Cam Washes - GLOSSY IBIS (Stu Elsom)

Ellington area - 6 Little Ringed Plover, Hobby (Stu Elsom)

Sunday, 9 May

Cam Washes, Upware - GLOSSY IBIS, Garganey (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - 2 Sanderling, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Hobby (Ian Burfield)

Kingfishers Bridge - White-fronted Goose (David Nation)

Coveney Fen - 5 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, Cattle Egret, Great White Egret (James Littlewood)

Ouse Washes - 3 Great Egret, Cattle Egert south of railway (James Littlewood); GLOSSY IBIS, Cattle Egret at Oxlode, 12 Crane at Pymoor (Simon Stirrup); 4 Whimbrel, Greenland Wheatear (Brendan Doe)

Hare Park - Spotted Flycatcher (Kevin Wilson) 

Teversham Fen - 2 Greenshank (Andy Symes)

Saturday, 8 May

Meldreth - Redstart opposite 11-15 Gables Close (Gabrielle Wilbur as per Marcus Kohler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Greenshank, Garganey, Hobby, 2 Knot, Cattle Egret, Cuckoo, 50+ Swift (Carlos Davies)

West Brook - 53 Ringed Plover, 13 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, Turnstone, Avocet (Mark Thomas)

Friday 7 May 2021

Friday, 7 May

Hemingford Grey - pair of Mandarin (Mike Bending)

Ouse Washes - 2 Hobby, 2 Whooper Swan (Stu Elsom)

Crooked Drove to High Fen Drove, Warboys/Chatteris - 2 Wheatears (Stu Elsom)

Paxton Pits - Whinchat, drake Garganey, 3 Hobby (Mark Brandon) 

Kimgfishers Bridge - Turnstone, 10 Avocet, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Whinchat, Cuckoo, 6 Common Tern, 2 Hobby, Little Owl (Derek Benton)

Ouse Fen - drake Garganey, 13 Hobby through (Time Rea); 2 Whinchat, Grasshopper Warbler (Richard Thomas)

Nene Washes - Cattle Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, Whooper Swan (Nathan Stimpson); Wood Sandpiper, 3 Garganey, Hobby, 2 Barnacle Geese, possible Broad-billed Sandpiper heard after dark (Mark Hawkes, Duncan Poyser)

Wicken - Hobby, drake Garganey (Brendan Doe)

Thursday 6 May 2021

Thursday, 6 May

Burwell Fen - 2 male Garganey, 2 fem Wheatear (Andy Hannaford)

Bakers Fen - Little Owl, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Garganey, 3 Cuckoo, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Hobby (Steve Dutton)

Cambridge - 2 Shelduck over Coldham's Common (Iain Webb)

Dernford Reservoir - Arctic Tern & Wheatear through (Carl Howard)

Ramsey - Hobby (John Wells)

West Brook - 23 Ringed Plover, Avocet, 2 Common Sandpiper (Brendan Doe)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Cuckoo (Richard Thomas)

Wilburton - Turte Dpve (David Narion)

Over - Grasshopper Warbler in the orchard (Lewis Hawkins)

Cam Washes - GLOSSY IBIS, Wood Sandpiper (Nigel Lister)

Devil's Dyke - Whinchat, Wheatear (Nigel Lister)

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Wednesday, 5 May

Grafham Water - Turnstone, 8 Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail (Mark Hawkes) 

Devil's Dyke - RING OUZEL, Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, Fieldfare about halfway between A14 & B1102 (Richard Dale)

Cambridge - 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail from path from Grantchester Road to Coton Road (Peter Louden)

Burwell Fen - 8 Whimbrel, 3 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtial, 5 Swift, Common Tern (David Wege); GLOSSY IBIS briefly this evening (Brendan Doe)

Nene Washes - Cattle Egret, 2 Wheatear, Crane, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, Hobby, Bittern, Cuckoo at March Farmers, 4 Crane, Bittern, Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Swift at Eldernell (Derek Benton)

Ouse Washes - 3 Great White Egret, 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Whetaear, Whinchat between Mepal & Welches Dam (Stu Elsom)

Crooked Drove/High Fen Drove, Warboys/Chatteris - fem Merlin, 2 Wheatear (Stu Elsom)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Little Stint (Richard Thomas); Turtle Dove singing, 2 Arctic Tern (Mike Everett); Grasshopper Warbler (Jon Heath)

Marsh Lane GP - 3 Arctic Tern, Hobby nearby (Mike Everett)

Paxton Pits - 3 Hobby (Stu & Jill Elsom)

West Brook - Avocet, 13 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Tern, Hobby, White Wagtail (Mark Hawkes); Sanderling & Avocet through this evening (Mark Thomas)

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Tuesday, 4 May

Grafham Water - 2cy male PIED FLYCATCHER at north end of dam, 7 Arctic Tern, Turnstone, 2 Sanderling, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin (Mark Hawkes)

Over - RING OUZEL along the Ouse between Middle & Mare Fens (Richard Thomas)

West Brook - 13 Dunlin, 9 tundrae Ringed Plover, 6 Little Ringed Plover (Mark Thoams)

Cambridge - Osprey over Coldhams Lane 17:00h (Iain Webb)

Smithey Fen - 65 Dunlin through in two groups, 4 Greenshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Brendan Doe, Ian Ellis)

Kingfishers Bridge - Turnstone, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Brendan Doe)

Bury Lug Fen - Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Richard Allison)

Monday 3 May 2021

Monday, 3 April

Fen Drayton - male RING OUZEL still along Great Ouse between Ferry Lagoon and Mare Fen (Richard Thomas)

West Brook - 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail (Mark Thomas)

Sunday 2 May 2021

Sunday, 2 May

Kingfisher's Bridge - Great White Erget, Common Sandpiper, Little Gull, 10 Swift, RING OUZEL (Carlos Davies); Wheatear, White-fronted Goose (Graeme Reed)

Wicken area - Hobby, Greenshank, 4 Whimrel, Cuckoo, Little Owl, 3 Stonechat, Grasshopper Warbler (Carlos Davies)

Devil's Dyke - RING OUZEL north-west of A14, 4 Wheatear between A14 and Ditch Farm (Richard Dale)

Over - RING OUZEL but ethe Ouse (Jeremy Lindsell)

Paxton Pits - 1s Little Gull, Whimbrel, Great White Egret, 2 drake Red-crested Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Nightingale, 3 Hobby (Jamie Wells); 2 Cuckoo, 2 Nightingale (Terry Brown)

March Farmers - Cattle Egret, Wheatear (Alan Bull)

Mare Fen - RING OUZEL (Richard Thomas)

Fen Daryton Lakes - Nightingale, Green Sandpiper, Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Cattle Egret (Andrew Maxwell)

Ouse Fen - 2 GLOSSY IBIS, Greenshank (David Nation)

Saturday 1 May 2021

Saturday, 1 May

Dernford Reservoir - 2 Arctic Terns briefly, 6 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Dutton)

Burwell - Whinchat & Wheatear at Heath Road, 2 Whimbrel just NW of Reach, Grasshopper Warbler at Reach Lode, Raven south over Reach around 10:20h, drake Garganey, Green Sandpiper at Burwell Fen (Richard Dale); GLOSSY IBIS, Cuckoo, 9 Swift (Isaac Swift)

Haddenham - pair of Siskin (Babs York) 

Barton - Wheatear south of the village (Roger Hardie)

Ouase Washes - 8 Whimbrel, Greenshank, Avocet, Jack Snipe at Witcham Gravel (Duncan McNiven)

Kimngfsihers Bridge - 4 Arctic terns, 2 juv Little Gull, Hobby, Ring Ouzel, Wheatear. (David Nation)

Whittlesey - Laughing Kookaburra flew across recreation ground near Crescent Close 07:30h, also seen perched (Richard Allison). The origin of this certain escape is not yet known.