Friday 31 December 2021

Friday, 31 December

Heydon pig fields - KUMLIEN'S GULL, ICELAND GULL (Andy Symes); also Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Eldernell - 54 Crane, ringtail Hen Harrierm], Great White Egret, Barn Owl (Duncan McNiven) 

Hinchingbrooke CP - 3 Great White Egret (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Thursday 30 December 2021

Thursday, 30 December

Grafham Water - 3 redhead Smew, pair of Goosander (Richard Patient); 2 Great Northern Diver, juv Common Scoter, 3 Great White Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Cambridge Research Park - 1st win Caspian Gull (David Nation)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 6 Smew, Peregrine (Duncan McNiven); Mediterranean Gull, 4 Great White Egret (Guy Manners)


Eldernell - Long-eared Owl (Anastacia Aldrich); 34 Common Cranes, 2 Jack Snipe, Peregrine, 9+ Marsh Harriers, ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl (Josgua Sollitt)

Wednesday 29 December 2021

Wednesday, 29 December

Grafham Water - 2 Great Northern Diver, Great white Egret (Mark Hawkes); 3 redhead Smew (Richard Patient)

Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper (Terry Brown); 2+ Woodcock along moorings part of river (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Eldernell - 7 Short-eared Owl, 30+ Cranes, 1200 Whooper Swan, 15 Bewick Swan, ringtail Hen Harrier, 9+ Marsh Harrier, Merlin, 4 Great White Egret, Barn Owl (Ian Gordon)

Tuesday, 28 December

 March - 4 Crane over (Ian Seamark)

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Monday, 27 December

Grafham Water - Smew from Mander (Colin Addington)

Cawcutts lake - fem Goosander (David Nation)

Sunday 26 December 2021

Sunday, 26 December

Kingfishers Bridge - 3 Great White Egret, 2 Egyptian Geese, 15 Siskin (Kevin Wilson)

Fen Drayton - Cattle Egret in sheep field south of reserve (Gill Parrish)

Cow Lane GPs - 2 Great White Egret, pair of Goosander, Water Rail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Curlew over (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Grafham Water - 2 Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes); Smew (Matthew Rodgers)

Saturday, 25 December

 Macrh - 6 Crane over south west (Derek Benton)

Friday, 24 December


Grafham Water - redhead Smew (Richard Patient); Great Northern Diver, juv Common Scoter, 2 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Brampton pit (east) - 3 Red-crested Pochard (Mark Hawkes)

Thursday 23 December 2021

Thursday, 23 December

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Wednesday 22 December 2021

Wednesday, 22 December

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still present (Jon Heath) 

Dernford Reservoir - male Goosander, Rock Pipit (David Nation); 3 c.y. KUMLIEN'S GULL at roost (Richard Palmer)

Grafham Water - fem type Common Scoter off Mander, 2 ad Bewick's Swan at Valley Creek (Richard Patient)

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Tuesday, 21 December

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER on east side of Dickerson's Pit, 4 Whooper swan over north, 2 Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Siskin, Grey Wagtail (Jon Heath)

Berry Fen/Ouse Fen area - 5 GLOSSY IBIS, 46 Pink-footed Geese (James Hanlon)

Fenstanton- Common Scoter (James Hanlon)

Monday 20 December 2021

Monday, 20 December

Grafham Water - pair of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, Great Northern Diver, Rock Pipit (Richard Patient); Black-necked Grebe (Colin Addington)

Ouse Fen - 240 Pink-footed Geese over (Jeremy Lindsell)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 drake & 3 redhead Smew (Jill Aldred)

Sunday 19 December 2021

Sunday, 19 December

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver (Alan Reynolds); 7 Redpoll, Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 drake Smew (Andrew Maxwell); SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF by Coucher Hide (as per Birdguides)

Welney WWT - just 29 Bewick's Swan in the latest count

Dernford Reservoir - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF ringed on left leg (Steve Cooper)

Saturday 18 December 2021

Saturday, 18 December

Milton Rectory Farm - White-fronted Goose with Greylags nearby at TL476637 (Jon & David Heath)

Cambridge Reseacrh Park - Pink-footed Goose (Jon & David Heath)

Burwell Fen - male Hen Harrier, 2 Crane, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannaford) 

Fen Drayton Lakes - 3 redhead & 2 drake Smew, Great White Egret (Gill Parrish)

Heydon pig fields - 3rd winter KUMLIEN'S GULL (Andy Symes)

Roswell Pits, Ely - Pink-footed Goose with Greylags (Neal Gates)

Fordham - House Martin (James Lynch)

Thursday 16 December 2021

Thursday, 16 December

Milton CP - Goosander briefly, Siskins, Kingfisher (David Jones)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 drake Smew (Rachel Lennard); White-fonted Goose (Richard Thomas)

Welney - 12,561 Whooper Swan counted at dawn roost by RSPB & WWT staff (as per Jonathan Taylor)

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Wednesday, 15 December

Milton CP - 2 White-fronted Geese over (Jon Heath)

Christchurch - 5 Goosander along Sixteen Foot Drain nearby (Andy Bayes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 drake Smew, 2 Great White Egret on Moore Lake, Goosander on Drayton Lagoon (Derek Benton)

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December

Grafham Water - Red-throated Diver (Simon Gillings)

New Shardlows Farm, Fulbourn - Tawny Owl, 2 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Monday 13 December 2021

Monday, 13 December

Highfields Caldecote - 115 Barnacle Geese over (Jon & David Heath)

Hardwick Wood - 5 Nuthatch, 4 Marsh Tit  (Jon & David Heath)

Earith - ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD nearby at end of Hillrow Causeway briefly (Graeme Reed)

Sunday 12 December 2021

Sunday, 12 December

Grafham Water - Great White Egret, Little Owl calling, Goosander, Red-throated Diver (David Nation); Great Northern Diver (Alan Reynolds)

Brampton Pit - ad Caspian Gull, 7 Red-crested Pochard (David Nation)

Kingfishers Bridge - SPOONBILL (Tony Mills)

Cam Washes - Great White Egret, Peregrine, 15 Siskin (Carlos Davies)

Grantchester Road - male Merlin over fields near TL433568 (Jeff Stenning)

Ouse Washes - 2 peregrine, 150 Whooper Swan, 3 Brambling, 2 Crane over, 13 Ruff, 12 Golden Plover (John Wells)

Saturday, 11 December

Little Wibraham Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Water Rail (Chris Brown)

Fen Drayton Lakes- male & Female Smew, Goosander, Great White Egret (Ed Gill)

Wicken Fen - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF ringed (Mark Peck)

Ouse Washes - 6 Bewick's Swan (Rahcel Lennard)

Cambridge Research park - 2 Caspian Gull (Jon Heath)

Smithey Fen - Raven (Ian Ellis)

Friday 10 December 2021

Friday, 10 December

Hare Park - 2 vocal Ravens over (Kevin Wilson)

Wicken area - Great White Egret, 2 Stonechat, Little Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Wimpole Hall - 16 Mandarin (Rachel Lennard); 13+ Red Kite to roost, c.200 Greenfinch to roost (Colin Kirtland)

Thursday 9 December 2021

Thursday, 9 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - drake & 3 redhead Smew, White-fronted Goose in flight, Goosander, 5 Great White Egret, 35+ Goldeneye (Jon Heath)

Berry Fen - 5 GLOSSY IBIS still viewable from the A1123 west of Earith (Richard Palmer)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver (Alan Reynolds)

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Wednesday, 8 December

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 redhead Smew, Great White Egret (Gill Parrish)

Grafham Water - fem Goosander (Jon Roe)

Heydon pig farms - 3d winter KUMLIEN'S GULL (Andrew Maddocks)

Tuesday, 7 December

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver (David Nation)

Brampton East Lake - 7 Red-crested Pochard (David Nation)

Fen Drayon Lakes - Goosander, male Smew (Rachel Lennard)

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Monday, 6 December

Eldernell - 3 Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl from car park (Alex Holt, Diana Burrows)

Sunday 5 December 2021

Sunday, 5 December

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, BLACK-THROATED DIVER (Richard Patient)

Fulbourn Fen - Marsh Tit (Kevin Wilson)

Saturday 4 December 2021

Saturday, 4 December

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes); 50 Goldeneye (David Hollin)

Gog Magog Down - 20 Brambling (Mike Foley)

Over - BLACK REDSTART at the church still (Richard Thomas)

Heydon pig farms - 3d winter KUMLIEN'S GULL (Ade Cooper)

Friday, 3 December

Cawcutts Lake - Goosander (John Hoppett)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Thursday, 2 December

Over - BLACK REDSTART at church still (Richard Thomas)

Fen Drayton Lakes -  2 fem Smew, Great White Egret (Vernon Dursley)

Wednesday, 1 December

Over - BLACK REDSTART in the churchyard (Rachel Thomas)

Milton CP - drake Goldeneye (Jon Heath)

Tuesday, 30 November

Ouse Washes - 73 Crane to roost just south of the railway (Jonathan Talor)