Monday 31 January 2022

Monday, 31 January

Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Sue Greenway)

Ouse Fen RSPB - 6 GLOSSY IBIS (Sue Greenway)

Anglesey Abbey - 100 Siskin in wood at western end, also Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Andrew Dobson) 

Kingfishers Bridge - Great Egret, 3 Soonbill, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Siskin (Kein Wilson)

Sunday 30 January 2022

Sunday, 30 January

Paxton Pits - redhead Smew, 10 Red-crested Pochard, 22 Goldeneye (Mark Ward); 3 Great Egret, drake Mandarin, 3 Goosander, Green Sandpiper, male & fem Brambling (Jamie Wells)

Godmachester GP - Black-necked Grebe, Bittern (Hugh Venables)

Fen Drayon Lakes - male & female Smew, also 5 Cattle Egret aound Swavesey Church (Hugh Venables)

Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Andrew Maxwell)

Eldernell - GLOSSY IBIS east side of Lord's Holt, 62 Crane (Will Bowell); fem Merlin (Mark Hawkes)

March Farmers - Spotted Redshank, 152 Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Bewick's Swan, 1000 Whooper Swan (Josh Jones)

Wicken Fen - male & fem Hen Harrier lelft roost 07:25h (David Nation)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Spoonbill (David Nation)

Sutton gault - Great Egret, Peregrine (David Nation)

Ouse Washes - 5 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE to west of single-track raod to Fortey's Hall, Water Pipit, Raven over (Ade Cooper); 700 Black-tailed Godwit, 600 Whooper Swan (Rachel Lennard)

Saturday 29 January 2022

Saturday, 29 January

Dernford Reservoir - Goosander (Steve Dutton)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 6 Scaup, Common Sandpiper (Chris Rider)

Godmanchester GP - Black-necked Grebe (Vernon Dursley)

Lord's Holt - GLOSSY IBIS (Kevin Eldred)

Fen Drayton Lakes - male & female Smew, 2 Great Egret; also 4 Cattle Egret near Swavesey Church (Carlos Davies)

Friday 28 January 2022

Friday, 28 January

Grafham Water - KITTIWAKE, 7 Scaup, Great Northern Diver (Richard Patient); also Medierranean Gull in roost (Mark Hawkes)

Comberton - GREAT GRY SHRIKE (Stuart Fox)

Teversham/Little Wilbraham Fen - 2 Peregrine (Carl Howard)

Kingfisher Bridge - Spoonbill (Derek Benton)

Bury Lug Fen - 700 Golden Plover (Richard Allison)

Thursday 27 January 2022

Thursday, 27 January

Ouse Fen RSPB - 4 GLOSSY IBIS (David Nation)

Earith - Water Pipit, 3 Great Egret (David Nation)

Teversham Fen - male Merlin (Carl Howard)

Cow Lane - Black-necked Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, 2 Bullfinch (Stu Elsom)

Comberton - GREAT GRY SHRIKE (Matt Mellor) 

Eldernell - male & female Hen Harrier to roost (Charlie Kitchin)

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Wednesday, 26 January

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still (David & Sallie Jones)

Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE in hedge on far side of field by Watt Wood (David & Sallie Jones)

Cottenham - WAXWING in a private garden briefly, flew east 12:45h (Ian Ellis)

Nene Washes - GLOSSY IBIS east of Lords Holt (Paul Bolton) 

Burwell Fen - ringtail Hen Harrier (Andy Hannaford)

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Tuesday, 25 January

Dernford Reservoir - fem Goosander (Mark Austin)

Grafham Water - 6 Scaup (David Nation)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Smew, 40 Goldeneye, 2 Great Egret (Colin Kirtland)

Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still (Stephen Hughes)

Eldernell - GLOSSY IBIS, 8 Great Egret, pair of Raven over, Peregrine over (Mike Weedon); 2 Short-eared Owl (Paul Burrows)

Thorney Dyke - 10 Bewick's Swan with Whooper Swan flock (Martin Browne)

Monday 24 January 2022

Monday, 24 January

Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still, mostly to east of track (Duncan McNiven)

Cam washes - Cattle Egret, 120 Whooper Swan, 3 Stonechat, 60 Corn Bunting (Jon & David Heath)

Duxford - HOOPOE on private land at the Imperial War Museum this morning (Trevor Thrower)

Nene Washes - 57 Crane, 10 Bewick's Swan, GLOSSY IBIS, Great White Egret, 500 Golden Plover (Roger Hardie); 3 Short-eared Owl (Don Gardener)

Woodwalton Fen - 50+ Siskin (Dick Burnham)

Ouse Washes, Pymoor - 2000 Whooper Swan (Jonathan Taylor)

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (Rachel Lennard)

Ouse Fen - Pink-footed Goose (Rachel Lennard)

Sunday 23 January 2022

Sunday, 23 January

Grafham Water - 6 Scaup, 7 Goosander, Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE. As you enter the village from Cambridge direction, turn left at the mini-roundabout. After 50m the road become a track (named the Drift). Park here and walk along the track for about 400m. The shrike was at the back of the field on the left after the small wood (Mike Crosby)

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (Carlos Davies)

Ditton Meadows -  3 Woodcock departed at dawn (Carlos Davies)

Brampton East Pit - 200 Golden Plover over, Caspian Gull (David Nation)

Earith Washes - Spotted Redshank (Brendan Doe)

Colne Fen - Ruddy DShelduck of unknown origin (later at Sutton North Fen), White-fronted Goose, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Brambling (Steve Cooper)

Somersham - 38 Bewick's Swan amongst swans to the north-east (Steve Cooper) 

Paxton Pits - 8 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpiper (Terry Brown)

From the Nene area: Thorney Dyke - 200 Whooper Swan, 11 Bewick's Swan, 64 Crane, Cattle Egret. Dog-in-a-Doublet - 300 Bewick's Swan, 10 Crane north of sluice (Peterborough bird news)

Saturday 22 January 2022

Saturday, 22 January

Grafham Water - 5 Scaup (Duncan McNiven); Great Northern Diver (Robin Ward)

Chishall Grane - KUMLIEN'S GULL in gull flock drifting east (Simon Gillings)

Nene Washes - 2 Peregorne, Merlin, ICELAND GILL, 60 Crane, 3 Stonechat (Jonathan Taylor); GLOSSY IBIS east of March Farmers, flew east (Chris Jones);

Dogsthorpe Star Pit - male RING OUZEL still (Will Bowell)

Knarr Fen - 16 Crane, 300 Whooper Swan & a few Bewick's Swan (Matt Fitzgerald)

Paxton Pits - Firecrest, fem Scaup, 8 Red-crested Pochard, Mandarin, 3 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret, 2 Woodcock, 3 Green Sandpiper, Little Owl, 8 Siskin (Steve cooper)

Friday 21 January 2022

Friday, 21 January

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still (Brendan Doe)

Dogsthorpe, Star Pit - RING OUZEL still (David & Sallie Jiones)

Cottenham, Long Drove - 4 Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe)

Thriplow Farm - 80 Golden Plover in flight nearby (Kevin Wilson) 

Grafham Water - 2 pairs of Scaup (Richard Patient); also Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes area - 71 Bewick's swan, fem Hen Harrier, 3 Short-eared Owl & 22 Crane at Eldernell (Josh Jones, Dan owen)

Thursday 20 January 2022

Thursday, 20 January

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swan flew NE 08:00h (Nigel Butcher); Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 3 Scaup, Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Heydon pig fields - KUMLIEN'S GULL still (Duncan McNiven)

Berry Fen - 5 GLOSSY IBIS, alos 2 Great White Egret by river (Ed Gill)

Ouse Fen - pair of Raven (Jeremy Lindsell)

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still 10:00h (Ian Dale)

Paxton Pits - Firecrest, 2 Scaup, Mandarin, 10 Red-crested Pochard, Little Owl (Nathan Long)

Nene Washes - 7 Bewicks Swan, male Hen Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 6+ Short Eared Owl, 43 Crane, 3 Great White Egret (Joshua Sollitt)

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Wednesday, 19 January

Stretham - Brent Goose & 13 Pink-footed Geese over east this morning (Ian Barton)

Grafham Water - 2 ad Bewick's Swan (Mark Hawkes); Common Scoter (Nigel Butler)

New Shardlows Farm - 2 Brambling on private garden feeder (Kevin Wilson)

Furtherford, Over - 60+ Brambling (Rachel Lennard)

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Tuesday, 18 January

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still (Diana Leech)

Kingfishers Bridge - Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper (David Nation)

Dogsthorpe Star Pit - male RING OUZEL still (Duncan McNiven)

Grafham Water - juv Common Scoter from Mander CP (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - 2 Water Rail, 12+ Siskin, pair of Bullfinch (ed Gill)

Monday 17 January 2022

Monday, 17 January

Paxton Pits - 2 Scaup, Goosander, Green Sandpiper (Simon Gillings)

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still (Arjun Dutta)

Sunday 16 January 2022

Sunday, 16 January

Grafham Water - Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver (David Nation)

Paxton Pits - Firecrest at NE side of Sailing Lake/north side of Rory's Wood (Jamie Wells); Scaup (Jonathan Taylor)

Swaffham Bulbeck - Brambling on a garden feeder (Giles Merritt)

Haddenham - Brambling on a garden feeder (Barbara York)

Over - 5 Brambling in a private garden in recent days (Jeremy Lindsell)

Eldernell - 6 Short-eared Owl, 30 Crane over (Jeremy Lindsell)

Burwell Fen - Hen Harrier, Barn Owl, Little Owl, Stonechat (Paul Craske)

Wicken Fen - 2 male & a female Hen Harrier, Woodcock, Barn Owl (Ian Burfield)

Ouse Washes - KUMLIEN'S GULL, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull to roost at Fortrey's Hall, Water Pipit at Earith (Brendan Doe)

Saturday 15 January 2022

Saturday, 15 January

Swavesey - 12 Cattle Egret (Andrew Dobson)

Godmanchester GP - Black-necked Grebe (Stewart Short)

Grunty Fen - Tree Sparrow (David Nation) 

Paxton Pits - 2 Scaup, male Smew, 4 Goosander, Great White Egret, Mandarin, Peregrine (Jamie Wells)

Dernford Reservoir - pair of Red-crested Pochard (Simon Gillings)

Dogsthorpe Star Pit - RING OUZEL 15:08h (Andrew Tongue)

Friday 14 January 2022

Friday, 14 January

Dogsthorpe Star Pit - male RING OUZEL on north-west side (Paul Bolton)

Heathfield, Duxford - HOOPOE, most frequently near Kingsway (Marcus Kohler); present at  late morning (Jonathan Taylor)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, 2 Common Sandpiper (Jonathan Taylor); Bittern (Nigel Butler)

Heydon pig fields - KUMLIEN'S GULL in western most field 09:30h (Jonathan Taylor)

Wicken area - 2 Little Owl at Priory Farm, Barn Owl, Stonechat, Raven over (Kevin Wilson) 

Paxton Pits - 2 fem Goosander, 2 fem Scaup, 2 Green Sandpiper, Great White Egret (Terry Brown)

Swavesey - 10 Cattle Egret (Edward King)

Bury Lug Fen - 700+ HGolden Plover, 350+ Lapwing (Richard Allison)

Thursday 13 January 2022

Thursday, 13 January

Duxford - HOOPOE, present since yesterday & mobile

Paxton Pits - Firecrest at Rory's Wood near Sailing Lake (Mark Brandon)

Swavesey - 5 Cattle Egret (John Hoppett)

Cow Lane, Godmanchester - Black-necked Grebe, along south of island lake at TL 25602 71489 (Ed Gill)

Berry Fen - 6 GLOSSY IBIS (Duncan McNiven)

Swaffham Prior - ringtail Hen Harrier nearby (Peter Bircham)

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Wednesday, 12 January

Godmanchester GP - Black-necked Grebe still (Simon Gillings)

Ely beet pits - GREEN-WINGED TEAL still (Roger Hardie)

Swavesey - 10 Cattle Egret to south of busway stop, TL364693 (Simon Gillings) 

Sutton Gault - GLOSSY IBIS north along the washes (Simon Stirrup) 


Tuesday 11 January 2022

Tuesday, 11 January

Ely Beet pits - GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Diana Lech)

Grafham Water - Red-throated Diver (Colin Addington)

Monday 10 January 2022

Monday, 10 January

Bluntisham/Berry Fen - Please be considerate when parking and keep clear of residents' driveways.

Grafham Water - 2 Bewick's Swan (Colin Addington)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 SPOOONBILL, Peregrine (Simon Gillings)

Smithy Fen - 56 Whooper swan (Simon Gillings)

Dernford Reservoir - fem Goosander (David Nation)

Eldernell - 2 Short-eared Owl (Paul Bolton)

Sunday 9 January 2022

Sunday, 9 January

Holme Fen - LAPLAND BUNTING over calling (Richard Patient)

Tydd St. Giles - Short-eared Owl (David Nation)

Cow Lane, Godmanchester - Black-necked Grebe, Great White Egret (Robin Ward)

Godmanchester sewage works - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, Willow Warbler (Ade Cooper)

Heydon pig fields - KUMLIEN'S GULL (Callum Mckellar)

Foul Anchor - 77 Pink-footed Geese over (Andrew Tongue)

Kingfishers Bridge - 3 SPOONBILL, 2 Great White Egret, Barn Owl (Ian Burfield)

Eldernell - 5 Short-eared Owl, Merlin (Kevin Taylor)

Berry Fen - 5+ GLOSSY IBIS (many observers)

Saturday 8 January 2022

Saturday, 8 January

Cow Lane, Godmanchester - Black-necked Grebe (Andrew Tongue)

Heydon pig fields - KUMLIEN'S GULL (Matthew Mellor); later, on arable in Melbourn (Steve Cooper)

Friday 7 January 2022

Friday, 7 January

Ely beet pits - GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Matthew Mellor)

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still (Ian Dawson)

Earith/Bluntisham - 5 GLOSSY IBIS flushed by dog walker (David & Sallie Jones)

Berry Fen - 7 GLOSSY IBIS this afternoon (David Griffiths)

Eaton Socon - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF along River Ouse opposite River Mill Pub (Andrew Tongue)

Cow Lane, Godmanchester - Black-necked Grebe (Duncan McNiven)

Stonea - 2 airs of Goosander on the 16 Foot Drain nearby (Mark Ward)

Grafham Water - Caspian Gull, Great Northern Diver, fem Smew, Goosander (Mark Hawkes)

Stirtloe sewage works - Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Redpoll, 25+ Siskin, Water Rail (Mark Hawkes)

Northstowe - 3 Redpoll, 5 Siskin at Kingfisher Pond (Ed Gill)

Hobson's Park - 4 Jack Snipe, 2 Stonechat, c.10 Siskin (Pete Holt)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Caspian Gull (Hugh Venables); 2 Green Sandpiper (Gill Parrish)

Wimpole Hall - 25 Mandarin, Barnacle Goose (Colin Kirtland)

Thursday 6 January 2022

Thursday, 6 January

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 SPOONBILL (Bruce Martin)

St. Neots Pocket Park - 2 Peregrine over (Andrew Tongue)

Fulbourn - 2 Brambling on private garden feeder nearby (Kevin Wilson)

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Wednesday, 5 January

Grafham Water – male and possible female Red-breasted Merganser but mobile, 3 Goosander, 2+ Siskin, 3 Marsh Tit, Great White Egret (Carl Howard); Great Northern Diver, Common Sandpiper, Redpoll (David Nation)

Berry Fen - 6 GLOSSY IBIS, c.50 Black-tailed Godwit (Roger Hardie)

Fulbourn - 2 Brambling on private garden feeder nearby (Kevin Wilson)

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still (Ed Gill)

Tuesday 4 January 2022

Tuesday, 4 January

Godmanchester GP - Black-necked Grebe (Tim Rea)

Burwell Fen - Little Owl at Priory Farm (Paul Craske)

Ely Beet Pits - GREEN-WINGED TEAL with c.200 Teal (Ade Cooper)

Helpston - 32 Pink-footed Geese over the railway crossing 12:00h (Mark Ward)


Paxton Pits - Great White Egret, 2 Goosander, Green Sandpiper (Terry Brown)

Grafham Water - SNOW BUNTING (Connor Jordan)

Monday 3 January 2022

Monday, 3 January

Ely Beet Pits - GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Neal Gates)

Godmanchester GP - Black-necked Grebe under trees on eastern side of pit, Goosander, 5 Egyptian Geese (Mark Hawkes)

Foul Anchor - Pink-footed Geese moving although often distant, flocks of c.1000, c.200 & c.200 headed into Cambs (David Nation)

Grafham Water - probable WHITE STORK flew east from Savages Wood 08:00h (Colin Addington); SNOW BUNTING, Great Northern Diver (Andrew Dobson); Smew, 2 Goosander, 3 Great White Egret (Liam Corfield)

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at south-east corner of Dickerson's Pit 11:50-11:58h (Jonathan Taylor)

Paxton Pits - 2 Scaup, 6 Smew, 9 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Great White Egret (Jamie Wells)

Cottenham - flock of 200+ Linnet, 40+ Yellowhammer, 156 Corn Bunting by New Cut at the end of Broad Lane (Duncan McNiven)

Sunday 2 January 2022

Sunday, 2 January

Ely Beet Pits - GREEN-WINGED TEAL (David Nation)

Berry Fen - 6 GLOSSY IBIS flew east mid-afternoon (James Hanlon)

Grafham Water - SNOW BUNTING on curve of dam 08:25h, Common Scoter, 5 Goosander, 4 Great White Egret, Common Sandpiper, 3 Marsh Tit (Mark Hawkes); 2 Great Northern Diver (Andy Symes)

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at southeast corner of Dickerson's Pit still (Stuart Butchart); SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Andrew Maxwell)

Kingfishers Bridge - Great White Egret, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Siskins (Kevin Wilson)

Wimpole - Russian White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose (Andrew Tongue)

Ely Beet Pots - Green-winged Teal (David Nation)

Wicken Fen - male Hen Harrier (Andrew Tongue)

Ouse Washes - possible FERRUGINOUS DUCK east of Pymoor railway bridge, but distant (James Hanlon)

Heydon pig fields - 3w KUMLIEN'S GULL (James Walsh)

Peakirk - 2 Russian White-fronted Geese, Pink-footed Goose to the north east, just south of River Welland (Jonathan Taylor)

Kings Dyke NR - 5 Long-eared Owl (George Walthew)

Saturday 1 January 2022

Saturday, 1 January

Grafham Water - SNOW BUNTING along the dam. Also 2 redhead Smew, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter, pair of Goosander, 2 Great White Egret, Peregrine (David Nation); Ring-necked Parakeet (Matthew Rodgers)

Eldernell - 21 Crane, Hen Harrier to roost, 2 Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Peregrine, male Merlin (Ed Gill)

Manea - 3000 Lapwing, 25 Golden Plover (John Wells)

Ouse Washes RSPB - 2 Great White Egret (John Wells)