Sunday 31 October 2021

Sunday, 31 October

Barleycroft Lake - 45 Cattle Egret in to roost, 13 Great White Egret (Duncan McNiven, Brendan Doe, Daniel Field).

Berry Fen  - 6 Glossy Ibis still (Rob Martin).

Stretham - 2 White-fronted Geese over (Ian Barton, Kathleen Rosewarne).

Grafham Water - fem-type Common Scoter still, Caspian Gull (per Birdguides).

Late news from yesterday: Helpston - HOOPOE in a private garden for 12th day. No sign today (per Hugh Wright).

Saturday, 30 October

Nene Washes - 69 Cranes, 2 Short-eared Owl, 5 Great White Egret, 6 Marsh Harrier, c.50,000 Starling to roost (Matt Webb)

West Brook - Jack Snipe (Mark Thomas)

Berry Fen - 6 Glossy Ibis still (Tris Allinson)

Chain Corner - Water Pipit (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - fem-type Common Scoter still, Caspian Gull (per Birdguides)

Paxton Pits - probable Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Jamie Wells)

Saturday 30 October 2021

Friday, 29 October

Grafham water - Common Scoter, Great White Egret, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Hare Park - 15 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Block Fen -30,000 Starling (Steve Cooper)

Ouse Washes - 1300 Whooper Swan, 17 Egyptian Geese & Mediterranean Gull over at Fortrey's Hall, 2 Cattle Egret north of Mepal road bridge (Steve Cooper); Ring-necked Parakeet at Pymoor (Sue Greenway)

Barleycraft - 41 Cattle Egret to roost (as per Hannah Bernie)

Friday 29 October 2021

Thursday, 28 October

Dernford Reservoir - ad Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Cooper)

Webbs Hole Sluice - 15 Cattle Egret (Sara Thompson)

Kingfishers Bridge - juv Spoonbill still (Bruce Martin)

Beechwoods NR - 4 Brambling (Nigel Lister)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Cattle Egret (Simon Passey)

Earith - 26 Cattle Egret (per Birdguides)

Berry Fen - 6 Glossy Ibis still (per Birdguides)

Grafham Water - fem-type Common Scoter still (per Birdguides)

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Wednesday, 27 October

 Fen Drayton - 16 Cattle Egret in sheep filed south of Elney Lake (Richard Allison)

Grafham Water - Black-necked Grebe, Common Scoter in Valley Creek this afternoon (Colin Addington)

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Tuesday, 26 October

Berry Fen - 2 Glossy Ibis on flood this morning, 6 birds this afternoon, Garganey (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Common Scoter form Mander CP, 2 Great White Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Grantchester - 150 Golden Plover nearby (Andrew Dobson)

Earith - Goosander on the river (Stephen Hughes)

Fen Drayton - 21 Cattle Egret in sheep filed south of Elney Lake (Richard Allison)

Monday, 25 October

Kingfishers Bridge - Firecrest trapped and ringed (as per Birdguides); Great White Egret, juv Spoonbill, 51 Whooper Swan (Kevin Wilson)

Hare Park - 4 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Barleycroft Lake - 37 Cattle Egret in to roost, 7 Great White Egret (Duncan McNiven)

Berry Fen - 6 Glossy Ibis still (per Birdguides)

Magog Down - 29 Brambling, 59 Chaffinch over (Ollie King)
Ouse Fen - 4 Bearded Tit, Grey Wagtail (Ed Gill)

Sunday 24 October 2021

Sunday, 24 October

Smithey fen - HAWFINCH over (Ian Ellis)

Burwell Fen - Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, Little Owl (Christoph Zöckler)

Kingfishers Bridge - juv Spoonbill still, 2 Great White Egret, 18 Whooper Swan (Ben Jobson)

Grafham Water - fem type Common Scoter still, Caspian Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Brambling (Richard Patient)

Berry Fen - 6 Glossy Ibis still, Brambling (Arjun Dutta)

Earith - 26 Cattle Egret over, Glossy Ibis (Graham Hirons)

West Brook - 2+ Rock Pipit (Mark Thomas)

Ouse Washes (Pymoor) - 14 Cattle Egret, Spotted Redshank, Peregrine, 500 Golden Plover (Andrew Tongue)

Cambridge Research Park - c.40 Fieldfare (Jon and David Heath)

Saturday 23 October 2021

Saturday, 23 October

Ouse Washes - SNOW BUNTING on the outside of the barrier bank 1.5 miles south of Sutton Gault (Cliff Carson)

Kingfishers Bridge – juv Spoonbill, Great Egret, 16 Whooper Swan (Kevin Wilson)

Magog Down - 24 Brambling (Arjun Dutta, Ollie King, Ben Jobson, Dan Field)

Babraham - Firecrest (Dan Field)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Avocet, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Great White Egret (Lizzy Steell)

Grafham Water - fem Common Scoter still, Dunlin, Whooper Swan, Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Patient); Caspian Gull (per Birdguides)

Little Fen - 6 Glossy Ibis (Rachel Lennard)

Ouse Washes (Oxlode) - 10 Cattle Egret, 3 Cranes (Paul Nobbs)

Barleycroft Lake - Garganey (Patrick Safford)

Dernford Reservoir - Raven (Toby Austin)

Needingworth - FERRUGINOUS DUCK reported, probably form Barleycraft (as per Birdguides)


Friday, 22 October

Kingfishers Bridge – juv Spoonbill, Great Egret, 9 Whooper Swan, 5 Ruff (Gill Parrish & Don Donald)

Grafham Water - Common Scoter from Mander CP (Colin Addington) 

Wicken - 80 Golden Plover between Duckett's farm and Adventurer's Fen (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday 21 October 2021

Thursday, 21 October

Barleycraft Lake - 3 Garganey, 3 Red-crested Pochard (Robin Ward)

Bury Lug Fen - juv GANNET over, 200+ Golden Plover (Richard Allison)

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Wednesday, 20 October

Smithey Fen - Spotted Redshank, probable LAPLAND BUNTING over calling but not seen (Ian Ellis)

Berry Fen - 16 Cattle Egret (Richard Thomas); 3 Great White Egret, 6 GLOSSY IBIS (Tony P); Garganey (as per Birdguides)

Barleycraft Lake - drake AMERICAN WIGEON (Ken Sutton)

Nene Washes - 35 Crane, Bittern, 2 Raven (Charlie Kitchin)

Pymoor - 12 Crane (as per Birdguides)

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Tuesday, 19 October

Wilbraham Fen – ringtail Harrier sp, hunting on the sheep pastures north of Long Drove. Unfortunately lost behind the big thorn hedge at the Lt Wilbraham end and not re-located (Carl Howard)
Sutton Gault - 9 Cattle Egret nearby (David Nation)
Ouse Washes - Curlew Sandpiper, Water Pipit, 5 Jack Snipe (Jonathan Taylor)

Cambridge - BLACK REDSTART at the New Museum site briefly (Bruce Liggitt)

Whittlesford - 2 Brambling just to the north (Louise Bacon)

Kingfishers Bridge - SPOONBILL, 6 Whooper Swan, Great White Egret (Sue Greenway)
Grafham Water - Rock Pipit on dam (Mark Hawkes) 

Mepal - Goosander on the river just south of the bridge (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Berry Fen - 6 GLOSSY IBIS (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Monday 18 October 2021

Monday, 18 October

Kingfishers Bridge - juv SPOONBILL, Great White Egret, 2 Whooper Swan (Andrew Dobson)

Barleycraft Lake - drake AMERICAN WIGEON, 2 Cattle Egret (Mark Ward)

Ouse washes - 6 GLOSSY IBIS at Earith, juv RED-BREASTED MERGANSER north of Chain Corner, 60 Whooper Swan & 8 Crane at Pymoor (Mark Ward); 2 Cattle Egret at Eairth, 5 Cattle Egret at Sutton Gault (David Nation)

Grafham Water - Great White Egret, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Brampton - ad Caspian Gull, 6 Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Grunty Fen - 150 Golden Plover, 2 Siskin over (David Nation)


Sunday 17 October 2021

Sunday, 17 October

Little Fen - 6 GLOSSY IBIS, 13 Cattle Egret over at 07:45h (Stu Butchart)

Grafham water - 3 Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, 20 Goldeneye, 5 Siskin, Redpoll, 3 Brambling over (Mark Hawkes)

Chain Corner - RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on the river (Richard Patient)

Ferry Meadows - 34 Ring-necked Parakeet left roost (Don Gardener)

Smithy Fen - Little Stint (Simon Gillings); Spotted Redshank, Ringed Plover (Ian Ellis)

Cottenham - Raven flew south (Simon Gillings)

Roman Road - Raven flew south towards Wandlebury (Ollie King)

Peakirk - Whitethroat, Brambling (Jonathan Taylor)

Kingfishers Bridge - juv Spoonbill still, male Hen Harrier, Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, Greenshank, 17 Whooper Swan, 2 Brambling (Graeme Reed).


Saturday, 16 October

Cambridge Reseaerch Park - Spotted Redshank briefly, Merlin, 2 Brambling (Jon & David Heath)

Ouse Washes - possibly up to 74 Crane, 4 Cattle Egret (Neal Gates)

Berry Fen - 6 GLOSSY IBIS (as per Birdguides)

Barleycraft Lake - dake AMERICAN WIGEON (Tris Allinson); 2 Great White Egret (Sergio Calderon)

Smithy Fen - Spotted Redshank, male Hen Harrier, Garganey, 4 Brambling, Stonechat (Ian Ellis)

Kingfishers Bridge - juv Spoonbill still, Great White Egret, 16 Ruff, 2 Pintail (Tris Allinson)

Dernford Reservoir - 2 Whooper Swan (Steve Cooper)


Friday 15 October 2021

Friday, 15 October

Girton - Brambling on feeders in a private garden (Garth Peacock)

Windsor Road, Cambridge - Brambling on feeder in a private garden (Chris Akhurst)

Ring's End - juv DOTTEREL nearby off Grays Moor Drove (Jonathan Taylor)

Foul Anchor  - 2 separate GUILLEMOTS on the river paddling southwards (Richard Patient)

Barleycraft Lake - AMERICAN WIGEON (Carlos Davies) 

Berry Fen - 6 GLOSSY IBIS, Great White Egret (Carlos Davies) 

Nene Washes - GOSHAWK over south (Charlie Kitchin)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Rock Pipit, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Goldeneye, Brambling (Richard Thomas)

Kingfishers Bridge - juv SPOONBILL, juv Curlew Sandpiper, Water Pipit, Great White Egret, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Ruff (Richard Patient)

Smithy Fen - Spotted Redshank, 5 Whooper Swan (Ian Ellis); 2 Greenshank (Tris Allinson).

Thursday 14 October 2021

Thursday, 14 October

Milton CP - HAWFINCH over (Jon Heath)

Ouse Washes - 11 Cattle Egret between Sutton & Mepal (Paul Harrington)

Barleycraft Lake - drake AMERICAN WIGEON (Graham Cole)

Grafham Water - rintail Hen Harrier flew east, 3 Brambling (Tim Mason)

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Wednesday, 13 October

Grafham water - LEACH'S PETREL, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Caspian Gul, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Great White Egret, Redwings over by the hundred, Hawfinch over (Richard Patient); Little Gull (as per Birdguides)

Waterbeach - SPOONBILL over north, 30 Redwing over (David Nation)

Ferry Meadows - Red-necked Grebe, Common Scoter on Overton lake (Don Gardener); 2200 Redwing & Bramblin over (Mike Weedon)

Pymoor - 50+ Crane flew into the field behind Hundred Foot Pumping Station at 10:30h (Christina Holden)

Nene Washes - male Hen Harrier, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Ian Ellis) 

Smithey Fen - Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper (Ian Ellis)

Setchel Fen - Grey Plover, 30 Whooper Swan over (Ian Ellis)

Dernford reservoir - 2 Rock Pipit (Jon & David Heath); 2 Goldeneye (Richard Fowling)

Kingfishers Bridge - juv SPOONBILL, Great White Egret, 140 Golden Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat (Steve Cooper)

Fen Drayton Lakes - HAWFINCH over south-west (Jeremy Lindsell); 2500 Redwing over, a second HAWFINCH over south-west (Richard Thomas)

Magog Down - 1045 Redwing & 6 Brambling over (Ollie King)

Stretham - 1950 Redwing & 4 Brambling over (Ian Barton)

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Tuesday, 12 October

Soham Cotes - 20 Redwing over nearby (Sue Greenway)

Cambridge - 332 Redwing over (Jon Heath)

Berry Fen - Water Pipit, 2 Cattle Egret, Great White Egret (Christoph Zöckler) 

Barleycraft Lake - drake AMERICAN WIGEON (Christoph Zöckler) 

Ouse Fen - Great White Egret (Christoph Zöckler) 

Northstowe - Greenshank (Christoph Zöckler) 

Smithey Fen - Little Stint, Grey Plover, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank (Ian Ellis)

Maxey Cut - 6 Whooper Swan over (Hugh Wright)

Ouse Washes - 3 Jack Snipe (Jonathan Taylor)

Monday 11 October 2021

Monday, 11 October

Stour Valley path - WOODLARK over, Merlin, 5 Siskin, 1km east of Stetchworth (Jonathan Taylor)

Hauxton Road - 200 Golden Plover between M11 J11and Park & Ride (Jill Aldred)

Cambridge - Peregrine on OLEM church (Richard Gregory)

Ouse Washes - 73 Crane opposite Pymoor pump (Norman Sills)

Sunday 10 October 2021

Sunday, 10 October

Berry Fen - 9 GLOSSY IBIS, 10 Cattle Egret (Stuart Reed)

Barelycraft Lake - AMERICAN WIGEON, 7 Red-crested Pochard  (Richard Bradbury)

Kingfishers Bridge -Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Brambling (Graeme Reed)

Smithey Fen - Garganey, Hen Harrier, 94 Snipe (Ian Ellis)

Saturday, 9 October

Barleycraft Lake - drake AMERICAN WIGEON still, 3 Cattle Egret (Ian More)

Nene Washes - 24 Whopper Swan, 2 Curlew, 24 Fieldfare over. Aklso escape Grey-crowned Crane (James Pender)

Maxey Pits - Wheatear (Mike Weedon)

Magog Down - Hawfinch over SW, Tree Pipit over SW, 118 Meadow Pipit, 2 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 10 Jay (Arjun Dutta/Ollie King)

Friday 8 October 2021

Friday, 8 October

Trumpington Meadows - 150 Golden Plover over (Andrew Dobson)

Ouse Washes - 57 Crane (Jonathan Taylor)

Wisbech - GANNET over south-west (Paul Nobbs)

Longstanton - Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, Kingfisher (Ed King)

Thursday 7 October 2021

Thursday, 7 October

Grafham Water - Slavonian Grebe between Mander CP & Dudney Creek (Nigel Butler)

Pymoor - 2000 Golden Plover (JonathanTaylor); 46 Crane. Also 170 Whooper just north of Hundred foot pumping Station & Brambling nearby (Simon Gillings)

Fen Drayton Lakes - SPOONBILL briefly, Great White Egret (Richard Allison); also Water Pipit, Water Rail, Brambling (Christoph Zöckler)

Northstowe - Green Sandpiper, Ruff, Kingfisher, Stonechat (Christoph Zöckler)

Barleycraft Lake - AMERICN WIGEON, 2 Cattle Egret, Grey Plover over (Andrew Maddocks/Jeff Stenning); also White-fronted Goose, 4 more Cattle Egret, Green Sandpiper (Stu Elsom)

Berry Fen -6 GLOSSY IBIS, 10 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, Brambling over (Andrew Maddocks/Jeff Stenning).

Magog Down - 2 Raven over, 26 redwing (Ollie King)

Smithey Fen - 9 Whooper Swan, Garganey, Greenshank, Peregrine, 3 Redwing, Tree Pipit over (Ian Ellis)

Stretham - 2 Brambling over (Ian Barton)

Cambridge - WOODLARK over 09:00h (Jon Heath)

Wednesday 6 October 2021

Wednesday, 6 October

Grunty Fen - 400+ Golden plover, Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Wagtail over (David Nation)

Ouse Washes - 46 Crane south-west of Pymoor Bridge (Sue Greenway)

Foul Anchor - 3 ad ARCTIC SKUA over SSW, 30 Pink-footed Geese over E (Jonathan Taylor)

Coveney - HOOPOE briefly on grass verge along Downham Hythe Grove towards Pymoor (Graham Cole)

Barleycraft Lake - drake AMERICAN WIGEON, Garganey (Andy Clements)

Etton - 2 GANNET over east (Hugh Wright)

Burwell Fen - 4 Spoonbill over, before roosting on Bakers Fen. Also Greenshank, Green Sandpiper (Andrew Maddocks)

Grafham Water - Hobby, Peregrine, Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Redpoll sp. (Simon Davies)

Tuesday, 5 October

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Green sandpiper, 2 Hobby over (Richard Allison)

Bluntisham - drake AMERICAN WIGEON (Nathan Long)

Saturday 2 October 2021

Friday, 1 October

Cow lane - 2 Great White Egret, Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Cetti's warbler (Stu Elsom)

Ellington - Grey Wagtail, Raven over (Stu Elsom)