Thursday 31 March 2022

Thursday, 31 March

Berry Fen - fem BLUE-WINGED TEAL (Duncan McNiven); also 3 Garganey (Andrew Dobson). Please be considerate when parking at this site and keep field entrances clear.

Earith Marina - 2 BLACK REDSTART viewable from public footapth at west end (Andrew Dobson)

Etton/Maxey - pair of Garganey (Paul Bolton)

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Wednesday, 30 March

Berry Fen - fem BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 3 Garganey (Mark Ward)

Earith - 2 BLACK REDSTART at West View Marina (Mark Ward)

Sutton Gault - 700 islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Mark Ward)

Sutton North Fen - 5 Whooper Swan (Mark Ward)

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Tuesday, 29 March

Wicken area - 2 Bittern, Great Egret (Kevin Wilson)

Eldernell - GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 11 Garganey, 2 Barnacle Geese (Josh Jones)

Etton/Maxey - pair of Garganey, Raven (Hugh Wright)

Monday 28 March 2022

Monday, 28 March

Hare Park - Woodcock (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes, Eartih to Fortrey's Hall - 6 Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 600 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Ruff, 4 Avocet, ad Russian White-fronted Goose, 11 Great Egret, Mediterranean Gull over (Mark Ward)

Elsworth - Willow Warbler (Harry Orchard)

Etton/Maxey Pits - pair of Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Paul Bolton)

Nene Park - Goosander on rowing lake (James Pender)

Cam Washes - 3 Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, Great Egret (Jon Heath)

Sunday 27 March 2022

Sunday, 27 March

Eldernell - 5 Garnganey, Short-eared Owl, Great Egret (Mark Hawkes)

Hare park - 4 Brambling, Nuthatch (Kevin Wilson)

Northstowe - 5 Avocet (Andrew Maxwell)

Cambourne - Raven over (James Hanlon)

Swavesey - Short-eared Owl (Simon Passey)

Saturday 26 March 2022

Saturday, 26 March

Nene washes - drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL viewed from 100m east of CP  at Eldernell this morning (Mike Weedon)

Kingfishers Bridge - Swallow with Sand Martins (Keith Honnor); 2 Spoonbill (Gareth Rees)

Dernford Reservoir - ad Mediterranean Gull 17:25h, flew north (Pete Wood)

Ouse Washes - 70 Whooper Swan White-fronted Goose, 47 Barnacle Geese, Goosander, 23 Garganey, 20 Great Egret, 800 Black-tailed Godwit, 126 Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Water Pipit, Swallow, Also 149 Corn Bunting just outside Coveney (Steve Cooper)

Comberton - GREAT-GREY SHRIKE (as per Steve Cooper) 

Northstowe - Black Redstart (Hugh Venables) 

Paxton Pits - 3 Smew, Brambling, Sand Martin, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Friday 25 March 2022

Friday, 25 March

Nene washes - drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL in flooded field immediately  north of Eldernell CP this morning (Mike Weedon); fem Hen Harrier (Howard Butler); WHITE STORK of unknown origin over (Hugh Wright)

Burwell Fen - fem Garganey, Whooper Swan, Swallow (Andy Hannaford)

Kingfishers Bridge - male Hen Harrier, Little Gull (Sue Greenway) 

Fowlmere - 4 Garganey (Terry Brown)

Lanbeach - GLOSSY IBIS over Wort's Meadow this morning(as per Ian Burfield)

Ouse Washes - 6 Garganey, 170 Whooper Swan, Great Egret (Mark Ward)

Thursday 24 March 2022

Thursday, 24 March

Ferry Meadows - 2 Little Gull (Mike Weedon)

Kingfishers Bridge - 3 Sand Martin, 2 Avocet, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Sue Greenway)

Ouse Washes - 4 Garganey north from Rickwood Hide (Keith Honnor); 6 Garganey opposite Oxlode (Jonathan Taylor)

Nene washes - drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 14 Garganey, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 ad Little Gull, Great Egret at Eldernell; Great Egret, 8 Avocet at March Farmers (Josh Jones); WHITE-TAILED EAGLE at Decoy Wood late afternoon, a further 8 Great Egret, 200 Whooper Swan, 3 Short-eared Owl, 40 islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Mark Ward)

Dernford Reservoir - 2 Little Gull (Nigel Lister)

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Wednesday, 23 March

Eldernell - Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Barnacle Geese, 3 drake Garganey, 8 Crane east of the CP (Duncan McNiven)

Dernford Reservoir - Little Gull (David & Sallie Jones) 

Grafham Water - 3 Little Gull, 2 Black-necked Grebe off fishing lodge, 6 Scaup (Richard Patient)

Somersham - 154 Brambling, fem Merlin (Mark Ward)

Smithey Fen - Little Ringed Plover (Rachel Lennard)

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Tuesday, 22 March

Heathfield, Duxford - HOOPOE reported still present (as per Jon Heath)

Eldernell - Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Barnacle Geese, 3 drake Garganey east of the CP (Paul Bolton)

Burwell Fen - SNOW BUNTING through this morning, male Hen Harrier, pair of Garganey, Short-eared Owl, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Ian Barton)

Comberton - GREAT-GREY SHRIKE south-east of usual hedgerow 16:30h (Duncan McNiven)

Dernford Reservoir - 2 Little Gull (Andrew Dobson)

Ouse Washes - Garganey from near Rickwood Hide (Derek Benton); 10 Garganey, Great Egret, 90 Pintail, 550 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Water Pipit (Mark Ward)

Sutton North Fen - Whooper Swan, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Mark Ward)

Somersham - 50 Bramlbing west of the village (Russell Watkins)

Isleham Washes - Spotted Redshank reported

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bittern (Tracey Graves)

Monday 21 March 2022

Monday, 21 March

Burwell Fen - Great Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Hannford)

Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still present in the area (Roger Hardie)

Ouse Washes - 600 isalndica Black-tailed Godwit, Great Egret, Whopoper Swan, 40 Pintail at Sutton; 21 Whooper swan, Great Egret, Water Pipit, Caspian Gull, 40 Pintail at Mepal (Mark Ward)

Eldernell - Brent Goose east of CP, 4 Garganey, Hen Harrier (Andrew Gardener)

Fen Drayton - 2 Cattle Egret (Gill Parrish)

Sunday 20 March 2022

Sunday, 20 March

Ouse Washes - drake RING-NECKED DUCK, drake & redhead Smew, 2 drake Garganey, 119 Whooper Swan, Little Ringed Plover over (Mark Ward)

Brampton - 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Red-crested Pochard on east pit, 2 Little Ringed Plover on west pit (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Great Northern Diver, 5 fem & a drake Scaup, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes, David Nation, Colin Addington)

Burwell Fen - 2 Cattle Egret, pair of Garganey (Kevin Wilson)

Tubney Fen - 2 Little Owl at Gant Farm (Kevin Wilson)

Yaxley Fen - 5 Brambling with finch flock (Andy Frost)

Berry Fen - White Wagtail (Steve Cooper)

Saturday 19 March 2022

Saturday, 19 March

Ouse Washes - drake RING-NECKED DUCK, redhead Smew (Drew Lyness)

Berry Fen - 6 GLOSSY IBIS, pair of Garganey (Stewart Short)

Sutton Gault - 4 Water Pipit, SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Stewart Short)

Ouse Fen - 4 Great Egret (Drew Lyness)

Brampton east pits - Great Egret, 6 Red-crested Pochard (Jame Wells)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 10 Cetti's Warbler, Siskin, 2 Redpoll sp., 27 Goldeneye (Chris Rider)

Ferry Meadows - 4 Crane over, 2 Raven over (Matt Webb)

Friday 18 March 2022

Friday, 18 March

Knapwell - Redwing singing (Christoph Zöckler)

Oakington/Cottenham - Cattle Egret between the villages (David Nation)

Berry Fen - 5 GLOSSY IBIS (Mark Ward)

Earith washes - 700 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Whooper Swan, Great Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Egyptian Geese (Mark Ward)

Great Staughton - WHITE STORK of unknown origin over north-east 12:45h (Laure Travis)

Burwell Fen - Wheatear (Cookie Shorten)

Thursday 17 March 2022

Thursday, 17 March

Fowlmere - ad male GOSHAWK over thew village 12:15h (Doug Radford)

Berry Fen - 5 GLOSSY IBIS (Vernon Dursley)

Sutton North Fen - 6 Whooper Swan (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes, north of Mepal - Water Pipit, c.900 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Ruff, 84 Pintail, 190 Whooper Swan, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Egyptian Geese (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - male Smew (Jamie Wells)

Wimpole - Peregrine, Raven, Mandarin (Patrick Safford)

Wicken Fen - 2 Hen Harrier, Bittern booming, Stonechat, 22 Little Egret to roost (Christoph Zöckler)

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Wednesday, 16 March

Hare Park - 2 Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Poor Well NR Fulbourn - 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Tuesday, 15 March

Grafham Water - fem Common Scoter, 6 Scaup, 5 Barnacle Geese (Richard Patient)

Bluntisham/Earith - GLOSSY IBIS on flood between the villages (Mark Brandon)

Ouse Fen - 3 Bearded Tit at the Over end (Mark Brandon)

Chatteris - 40 Whooper swan over north (Mark Ward)

Ouse Washes, north of Mepal - 240 Whooper Swan, Water Pipit, cCetti's Warbler, 700 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Ruff, Great Egret, 2 Caspian Gull, 80 Pintail; at roost 202 Greenfinch, 4 Brambling, Siskin (Mark Ward)

Block Fen - 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Ward)

Monday 14 March 2022

Monday, 14 March

Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE still (Patrick Safford)

Burwell Fen area - Bittern in flight, Cattle Egret, ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stonechat, Raven over, Little Owl at Priory Farm (Kevin Wilson)

Ferry Meadows - 3 Sand Martin (Andy Frost)

Sunday 13 March 2022

Sunday, 13 March

Heathfield, Duxford - HOOPOE showing along Woburn Place neaer Woburn Mews 15:03h (Andy Clifton); present in officers' mess compound at16:30h (Simon Gillings)

Northstowe Flood - 5 Little Ringed Plover, Avocet, 2 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Dobson, Andrew Maxwell)

Ouse Washes (north of Mepal) - 5 Caspian Gull, Water Pipit, 500 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, Great Egret, 350 Whooper Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, Barn owl (Mark Ward)

Block Fen - 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Ward)

Saturday, 12 March

Cow Lane GPs - 2 Great Egret, Goosander, Yellow-legged Gull, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Roswell Pits - 3 Mandarin, Cetti's Warbler (Phil Smedley)

Cottenham, Long Drove - KUMLIEN'S GULL (Ian Ellis)

Peterborough rowing lake - Goosander (Nathan Stimpson)

Earith - 2 ad Mediteranean Gull (Brenadan Doe, Steve Cooper)

Raptor Foundation, Pidley - Harris's Hawk is awol, wearing anklets with flight Jesse's on both legs & a bell and an IBR ring on his right leg ( )

Friday, 11 March

Chesterton - Woodcock over (Simon Gillings)

Nene Washes - 2nd win Mediterranen Gull, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, 2 Crane (John Wells & Steve Heather)

Saturday, 12 March

 Heathfields - HOOPOE still (Mark Ward)

Thursday 10 March 2022

Thursday, 10 March

Wicken Fen - 2 male Hen Harrier, Woodcock (Christoph Zöckler)

Duxford - HOOPOE (Brendan Doe)

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Wednesday, 9 March

Brampton - drake Common Scoter on a private lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover nearby (Richard Dale)

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Tuesday, 8 March

Tanholt pits - 3rd win KUMLIEN'S GULL, juv & 2nd win ICELAND GULL, Caspian Gull (Mike Weedon)

Ferry Meadows - 7 Whooper Swan on Gunwade (Don Gardener)

Cam Washes - Spoonbill briefly (Tony Lowe)

Grafham Water - Little Ringed Plover, 5 Scaup (Ian Dawson)

Ouse Washes (north of Mepal) - ad Mediterranean Gull, 6 Caspian Gull, 3 Yellow-legged  Gull, Water Pipit, 160 Whooper Swan, Barn Owl (Mark Ward)

Sutton North Fen - drake Common Scoter (David Nation)

Earith - 600 Black-tailed Godwit (David Nation)

Milton CP - 3 Siskin (Tracey Graves)

Monday 7 March 2022

Monday, 7 March

Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 09:45h (Richard Plamer)

Northstowe - 4 Avocet from guided busway (John Hoppett); increasing to 5 Avocet, also 5 Green Sandpiper (Roger Hardie)

Sutton North Fen - drake Common Scoter, 1800 Whooper Swan, 3 Bewick's Swan (Mark Ward)

Sutton Gault - 49 Water Pipit to roost to the south, Great Egret, 250 Whooper Swan, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Mark Ward)

Haddenham - male Siskin, 3 Brambling in a private garden (Barbara York)

Trumpington - Ring-necked Parakeet over (Mike Foley)

Sunday 6 March 2022

Sunday, 6 March

Grafham Water - fem Common Scoter (Richard Patient)

Grafham village - Brambling along Church Road (Jon Roe)

Saturday, 5 March

 Milton CP - YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (Rupert Evershed)

Overcote - Sand Martin along the river (Jeremy Lindsell)

Cottenham - GREEN-WINGED TEAL, KUMLIEN'S GULL, 2 Caspian Gull at Smithey Fen, 2cy ICELAND GULL, 7 Caspian Gull at Long Drove (Brendan Doe)

Magog Down - 35 Brambling (Mike Foley)

Fulbourn - 3 Brambling at New Shardlows Farm (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes, north of Mepal  - 250 Whooper Swan, 7 Egyptian Geese, Caspian Gull, 140 Greenfinch to roost (Mark Ward)

Brampton East pits - 11 Red-crested Pochard, 23 Golden Plover over (Jame Wells)

Northstowe - 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, fem Merlin (Hugh Venables)

Burwell Fen - 1st win ICELAND GULL, ad sum Mediterranean Gull, Peregrine, 70 Whopper Swan, Barn Owl (James Littlewood)

Smithey Fen - male Hen Harrier (Vernon Dursley)

Friday 4 March 2022

Friday, 4 March

Dernsford Reservoir - Mediterranean Gull (Mark Austin)

Tanholt - 2 Caspian Gull (Josh Jones)

Etton pits - Red-breasted Merganser (Hugh Wright); Sand Martin (Josh Jones)

Thursday 3 March 2022

Thursday, 3 March

Burwell Fen - fem Hen Harrier (Andy Hannaford)

Smithey Fen - GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 3 Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Ward)

Heathfield/Duxford - Ring-necked Parakeet over (Mark Ward)

Grunty Fen - male Hen Harrier over south (David Nation)

Smithey Fen - KUMLIEN'S GULL (Gareth Rees)

Dernford Reservoir - fem Goosander (Steve Dutton)

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Wednesday, 2 March

Smithey Fen - drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL. Park carefully in Brookfield Business Centre off Twenty Pence Road, Cottenham. Then walk north on the EAST bank of Cottenham Lode for 0.5 mile to view the flood. (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Tuesday, 1 March

Upware - 2 Cattle Egret (David Nation)

Grafham water - 2m & 5f Scaup (Tim Watling)


Comberton - GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Vernon Dursley)

Smithey Fen - 2 Curlew (Ian Ellis)