Tuesday 31 May 2022

Tuesday, 31 May

Grafham Water - GREAT REED WARBLER in scrub at north end of dam this morning (Richard Patient); in cow parsley below dam this evening (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS (Terry Brown)

Monday 30 May 2022

Monday, 30 May

RSPB Hope Farm, Knapwell - Quail calling, Raven & Peregrine over (Derek Gruar)

Sunday 29 May 2022

Sunday, 29 May

Burwell Fen - 3 drake Garganey, Bittern, 2 Stonechat (Norman Ratcliffe)

Kingfishers Bridge -  2 Spoonbill (Kevin Wilson)

Berry Fen - Spoonbill, 2 Great Egret (Jeremy Lindsell)

Ouse Fen - Bittern (Al Kitching)

Saturday 28 May 2022

Saturday, 28 May

Alconbury - Cattle Egret south over airfield (Mark Hawkes)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Friday, 27 May

Burwell - GLOSSY IBIS, Hobby, Cuckoo at the Fen, Nightingale at Priory Wood (Kevin Wilson); 3 Spoonbill, 3 drake Garganey, Greenshank (James Littlewood)

Berry Fen - 7 GLOSSY IBIS (Sara Anker)

Grafham Water - 2 Wheatear (Jon Roe)

Shropshires Reservoir - Arctic Tern, Water Rail (David Nation)

Little Downham - Cuckoo (Ian Seamark)

Harston - Turtle Dove in a private garden (Rachel Lennard)

Thursday 26 May 2022

Thursday, 26 May

Burwell Fen - GLOSSY IBIS (Nigel Lister)

Priory Wood, Burwell - Nightingale (Norm Ratcliffe)

Ouse Washes - 1st summer BONAPARTE'S GULL briefly (Jonathan Taylor)

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Wednesday, 25 May

Grafham Water - Sanderling at Marlow CP (Stuart Elsom)

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Tuesday, 24 May

Knapwell/Cambourne - Quail calling on private land, 1.5km from yesterday's bird (Derek Gruar)

Monday 23 May 2022

Monday, 23 May

Hope Farm RSPB - Quail calling 06:00h (Derek Gruar)

Etton Pits - drake Garganey (Hugh Wright)

Burwell Fen - GLOSSY IBIS, 2 Spoonbill, Bittern, Garganey; also Spoonbill on Baker's Fen (Will Burdett, Nikki Dibb & John Walsh)

Sunday 22 May 2022

Sunday, 22 May

Grafham Water - 8 Sanderling (Daivd Nation)

Fowlmere - possible ORTOLAN BUNTING over the villaeg calling 09:40h (Doug Radford)

Saturday 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May

Grafham Water - Sanderling, 2 Yellow-legged Gull on dam (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell Fen - Bittern, Wheatear, 3 Spoonbill which moved to Baker's Fen (Richard Dale); also 4 Great Egret, 2 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Etton pits - Little Stint, 2 Sanderling, 13 Ringed Plover (Mike Weedon)

Ouse Fen - GLOSSY IBIS (Derek Benton)

Friday 20 May 2022

Friday, 20 May

Grafham Water - 2 Sanderling, Turnstone, 2 Little Ringed on dam (Rachel Lennard)

Kingfishers Bridge - Great Egret, Egyptian Goose, Hobby, Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Thursday 19 May 2022

Thursday, 19 May

Grafham Water - Sanderling on dam (Mark Hawkes); also 2 Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail this evening (Tim Rea)

Dogsthorpe Star Pit - Cuckoo (Paul Bolton)

Etton Pits - pair of Garganey, Grasshopper Warbler (Hugh Wright)

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Wednesday, 18 May

Grafham Water - Turnstone on dam (Mark Hawkes)

Smithey Fen - WHITE STORK, the wide-ranging bird  with gap in right primaries (Ed Gill)

Ouse Fen RSPB - drake Garganey, 2 GLOSSY IBIS (Jeremy Lindsell)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turtle Dove (Rachel Lennard)

Ouse Washes - probable female AMERICAN WIGEON in Cadbury Hide area, although access closed due to construction work (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Tuesday, 17 May

Smithey Fen, Cottenham - SQUACCO HERON (Brendan Doe)

Grafham Water - 2 Sandwich Tern briefly this morning (Mark Hawkes); WHITE STORK over towards Buckden, the wide ranging bird with a gap in the right primaries (Ian Dawson)

Dernford Reservoir - TEMMINCK'S STINT reported, briefly 08:15h

Ramsey Heights -  WHITE STORK circling, then headed south east (Nick Blinston)

Monday 16 May 2022

Monday, 16 May

Southey Woods - 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Kevin Eldred)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Egyptian Geese, Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Northstowe - 7 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatear (Andrew Maxwell)

Sunday 15 May 2022

Sunday, 15 May

Hinxton Genome Campus - Spotted Flycatcher (Vince Lea)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Red-crested Pochard (Carlos Davies)

Southey Woods - 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Paul Bolton)

Pig Jaw Pit, Etton - Sanderling (Hugh Wright) 

Ferry Meadows - WHITE STORK over (Chris Park)

Saturday, 14 May

Reach Lode - Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Yaxley Lode - Cuckoo, Whooper Swan, Wheatear, pair of Stonechat (Vince Lea)

King's Delp, King's Dyke - 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Vince Lea)

Ouse Washes - GLOSSY IBIS reported near Fortrey's Hall (as per Vince Lea)

Teversham Fen - Tree Pipit over (Simon Gillings)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turtle Dove (Jeremy Lindsell)

Friday 13 May 2022

Friday, May 13

Chesterton - Osprey over north (Simon Gillings)

Etton pits - Turnstone, 7 Ringed Plover (Hugh Wright)

Thursday, 12 May

Ouse Washes - 3 Cattle Egret north over Oxlode, 4 Wheatear at Oxlode/Adventurer's junction, Whinchat between DStockdale's and railway, 2 Hobby (Stu Elsom)

Berry Fen - 2 Cattle Egret briefly, 3 GLOSSY IBIS (Stu Elsom); 15 Cattle Egret departed west 16:45h (Owen Marks)

Northstowe - TEMMINCK'S STINT still (Hugh Venables)

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Wednesday, 11 May

Grafham Water - 5 Sanderling on dam, 2 Common Sandpiper, Wheatear (Mark Hawkes)

Brampton new pits - Sanderling (Mark Hawkes); also 15 Ringed Plover (Jamie Wells)

Etton pits - Turnstone, 19 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper (Hugh Wright); Greenshamk (Chris Lines)

Ferry Meadows - Whimbrel over (Matt Webb)

Northstowe - TEMMINCK'S STINT (Andrew Dobson); 3 Wheatear, 2 Avocet, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Maxwell)

Block Fen - 8 Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, White Wagtail (Mark Ward)

Longstanton - Whinchat (Rachel Lennard)

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Tuesday, 10 May

Grafham Water - 2 Sanderling, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - Sanderling (Jamie Wells)

Etton pits - Greenshank, 7 Ringed Plover (Hugh Wright); Turnstone briefly (Hugh Wright)

Smithey Fen - TEMMINCK'S STINT in flight only 06:25h, did not land (Ian Ellis)

Northstowe - TEMMINCK'S STINT this evening (Hugh Venables)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Avocet (Harry Orchard); Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Hobby, Bittern, Tawny Owl (Ian Seamark)

Nene Washes - Grey Plover over, Wheatear (Charlie Kitchin)

Barton - 2 Wheatear south of Bourn Brook (Roger Hardie)

Monday 9 May 2022

Monday, 9 May

Cam Washes, Waterbeach - Whinchat, 2 Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (Ian Burfield)

Teversham Fen - Greenshank, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Colin Kirtland) 

Wicken Fen - Cuckoo, 3 Hobby (Andrew Maxwell); Bittern, Greenshank (Kevin Wilson)

Pymoor - 4 Cattle Egret just south of the railway bridge (Robert Mansfield)

Dernford Reservoir - 3 Wood Sandpiper (Andrew Dobson)

Swifts in small numbers reported widely across the county

Sunday 8 May 2022

Sunday, 8 May

Cambridge Research Park - WHITE STORK circling 09:30h (Jon Heath)

Baker's Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 4 drake Garganey (Richard Dale)

Along Burwell Lode from Upware: Bittern, 7 Hobby, 2 Cuckoo (Colin Kirtland)

Swaffham bulbeck Lode - 2 Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Fen/BerryFen/Little Fen - 16 Cattle Egret, Great Egret, 2 imm GLOSSY IBIS, Turtle Dove, drake Garganey, Hobby, 2 Cuckoo (Mark ward)

Northstowe - LITTLE TERN (Paul Derry)

Coveney Byall Fen - Whinchat (Mike Burdekin)

Saturday 7 May 2022

Saturday, 7 May

Grafham Water - Osprey over, Common Sandpiper, 20+ Swift, Little Ringed Plover, Arctic Tern, Yellow-legged Gull (Mark Hawkes); 4 Turnstone briefly (Matthew Rodgers)

Woodhurst - Tree Sparrow at a garden feeder (Duncan McNiven)

Brampton Pits - Quail singing sporadically (Mark Hawkes)

Shropshires Reservoir - Arctic Tern (David Nation)

Wicken Fen - 4 Garganey, 2 Cuckoo, Hobby (Carlos Davies)

Kingfishers Bridge - Bittern, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, 2 Egyptian Geese (Kevin Wilson)

Etton pits - Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Hugh Wright)

Ferry Meadows - Wheatear (Don Gardener)

Isleham - 2 Avocet, Common Sandpiper, 2 Cuckoo (Colin Kirtland)

Welches Dam - 7 Hobby, 3 Spoonbill (Mike Burdekin)

Friday 6 May 2022

Friday, 6 May

Ouse Washes RSPB - Quail, Spotted Redshank, 7 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 3 limosa Black-tailed Godwit, Garganey, 5 Great Egret, Cuckoo, 8 Whooper Swan (Mark Ward)

Ferry Meadows - Whinchat on Heron Meadow (Don Gardener) 

Fen Drayton Lakes - LITTLE TERN this morning (Jeremy Lindsell); Cuckoo (Rachel Lennard)

Fulbourn - Marsh Harrier over New Shardlows Farm (Kevin Wilson)

Godmanchester GPs - Nightingale (Mark Hawkes)

Thursday 5 May 2022

Thursday, 5 May

Eldernell - 2 Hobby (James Pender) 

Woodwalton Fen - Hobby (James Pender)

Holme Fen - Whinchat (James Pender)

Ouse Washes - 5 Hobby, 4 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper (Mike Burdekin)

Wicken Fen - Wood Sandpiper, 7 Grasshopper Warbler, Barn Owl, 2 breeding pluamge male Ruff (Christoph Zöckler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Turtle Dove, Cuckoo (Gill Parrish)

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Wednesday, 4 May

Pymoor - 6 Crane over 10:00h (Bob Grice)

Burwell Fen - 6 Crane over 10:40h (Andy Hannaford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - GLOSSY IBIS over west, Nightingale (Dean Harlow); 2 Cuckoo (John Le Gassick)

Grafham Water - Black Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes)

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Tuesday, 3 May

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Wood Sandpiper on Ferry Lagoon (Richard Bradbury); 2 Arctic Tern (Dean Harlow)

Etton/Maxey pits - 3 Spotted Redshank on slurry pit south of Maxey Cut (Hugh Wright)

Dernford Reservoir - Black Tern, Mandarin, 2 Common Sandpiper (Vernon Dursley)

Grafham water - LITTLE TERN, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plovers (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken area - 10 Hobby, 3 Cuckoo (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes RSPB - Greenshank, 20 Whooper Swan, 6 Great Egret, 5 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, Pink-footed Goose, Cuckoo (Mark Ward)

Block Fen - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo (Mark Ward)

Chatteris - Cuckoo (Mark Ward)

Byall Fen drove - pair of Raven (Mark Ward)

Berry Fen - drake Mandarin (Richard Thomas)

Monday 2 May 2022

Monday, 2 May

Shropshires reservoir - Arctic Tern (David Nation)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Turtle Dove, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Harry Orchard); 2 Cuckoo, 2 Bittern, Hobby (Vernon Dursley)

Paxton Pits - Raven over, 7 Hobby, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Whimbrel (Jamie Wells)

Etton/Maxey pits - 2 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (Paul Taylor)

Block Fen - TEMMICK'S STINT briefly this evening, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo. Also, at Little Fen 5 Cattle Egret; at Berry Fen 3 Great Egret, Little ringed Plover; at Sutton North Fen 8 Barnacle Geese, 6 Whooper Swan & at Sutton Gault a Whooper Swan (Mark Ward)

Grafham Water - Goldeneye, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Spotted Flycatcher (Colin Addington)

Ouse Washes - 3 Spotted Redshank at Welches Dam, 3 Whimbrel over, 5 Great Egret, 26 Whooper Swan, 6 Avocet, 2 Cuckoo (Mark Hawkes)

Chatteris - Raven just east by Byall Fen Drove (Mark Hawkes)

Molesworth - Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, Cuckoo; also Black Redstart reported at a farm nearby (Stewart Short)

Ouse Fen - White Stork circling c.12:50h (Alan Hitchings)

Sunday 1 May 2022

Sunday, 1 May

Grafham Water - GREAT SKUA over towards Perry 09:00h, Sanderling on dam (Colin Addington); 2 Arctic Tern (Mark Hawkes)

Shropshires Reservoir - 4 Kittiwake, 2 Arctic Tern, 4 Black Tern, Cuckoo (David Nation)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bar-tailed Godwit, Cattle Egret, Common Sandpiper, Goldeneye, 3 Cuckoo (Richard Allison)

Ferry Meadows - Curlew over, 2 Cuckoo (Matt Webb); Whinchat (Don Gardener)

Etton/Maxey pits - Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Goosander over (Hugh Wright)

March Farmers - RING OUZEL (Chris Jones)

Ouse Washes - 3 Garganey, Hobby, 2 White-fronted Goose, 3 Spotted Redshank, 7 Cattle Egret (Brendan Doe)

Lomgstanton - Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Maxwell)

Cow Lane pits - 4 Cattle Egret, Wheatear, Hobby, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Sandpiper (Stu Elsom)