Sunday 30 April 2023

Saturday, 29 April

Paxton Pits - Whinchat, 3 Common Scoter (Nathan Long)

Cuckoo, Swift, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler reported widely in recent days

Friday 28 April 2023

Friday, 28 April

Trumpington - male Redstart in a private garden briefly (Jill Aldred)

Grafham Water - 3 Arctic Tern, Swift (Mak Hawkes)

Paxton Pits - 3 Common Scoter, 2 Swift (Jamie Wells)

Tanholt - Caspian Gull (Paul Bolton)

Thursday 27 April 2023

Thursday, 27 April

Grafham Water - 5 Swift amongst the hirundines (Keith Honnor); 2 Grey Plover through (Stu Elsom)

Castor Hanglands - 3 Nightingale singing (Martin Browne)

Peterborough - Opsrey over east (Brain Stone)

Ouse Washes - Grenshank at Mepal (Mark Ward)

Wednesday 26 April 2023

Wednesday, 26 April

Etton/Maxey pits - Little Gull, Scaup (Hugh Wright); 2 Turtle Dove (Chris Lines)

Ely - Nightingale singing along path between Kiln Lane and the pocket park (Chris Barker)

Tuesday, 25 April

Maxey/Etton pits - Whimbrel through, fem Scaup, Common Sandpiper (Hugh Wright)

Ring's End - fem Redstart around the carpark (Paul Nobbs)

Castor Hanglands - Nightingale (Ray McDonnell)

Kingfishers Bridge - 2 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, pair of Egyptian Geese with goslings (Kevin Wilson)

Monday 24 April 2023

Monday, 24 April

Wicken/Burwell area - 2 Cuckoo, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Bittern (Paul Pulham)

Kingfishers Bridge - darke Garganey, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Kevin Wilson)

Sunday 23 April 2023

Sunday, 23 April

Fen Drayton Lakes -Black Tern, drake Garganey, fem Goosdander, Bittern, 4 Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Garden warbler (Ian Burfield)

Paxton Pits - 4 Litte Gull, Grasshopper Warbler (Jamie Wells); Cuckoo reported

Brampton Woods - Cuckoo (Tim  Fryer)

Etton Maxey Pits - Grey Plover, Little Gull, 5 Dunlin, Scaup, 3 Goosander, Whooper Swan, Common Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turtle Dove (Hugh Wright)

Castor Hanglands - 2 Nightingale (Eugene Flanz)

Saturday 22 April 2023

Saturday, 22 April

Great Stukeley - RING OUZEL at a private site (Robin Ward)

Swaffham Bulbeck - White Stork over (Giles Merritt) 

Baker's Fen - Grasshopper Warbler (Ian Burfield)

Wicken area - 2 Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail (Kevin Wilson); Cuckoo (Andrea Zolnhofer)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Osprey over, Raven, 2  Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Joe Parham)

Berry Fen - Spotted Redshank (Rachel Lennard)

Northstowe - Whimbrel (Rachel Lennard)

Etton/Maxey Pits - 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Avocet, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine (Jonathan Taylor); 10 Whimbrel over (Chris LInes); 2 Spotted Redhsank, Green Sandpiper on flood to the west (Martin Browne)

Paxton Pits - Redstart, Hobby, also Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit & Nightingale recently (Jamie Wells)

Grafham Water - Cuckoo (Mark Hawkes)

Lesser Whitethroat reported widely over the last two days

Friday 21 April 2023

Friday, 21 April

Grafham Water - 2 Green Sandpiper (Mark Hawkes); Brambling (Stewart Short)

Wicken area - Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank over, 2 drake Garganey, Bittern (Kevin Wilson)

Etton/Maxey Pits - Bar-tailed Godwit, Short-eared Owl, fem Scaup (Hugh Wright); 3 Avocet, 2 Swift, 8 Green Sandpiper (Chris Lines)

Nene Washes - 10 Whimbrel, 40 Ruff (Charlie Kitchin)

Kingfishers Bridge - Little Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Avocet (Ian Burfield)

Waterbeach - Hobby over the rec 19:35h (Ian Burfield)

Thursday 20 April 2023

Thursday, 20 April

Grafham - 4 Arctic Tern, Yellow-legged Gull through, 6 Little Ringed Plover (Mark Hawkes)

Burwell/Adventurer's Fens - Grasshopper Warbler, White Stork over (Paul Pulham)

Cam Washes - Lesser Whitethroat (Ian Burfield)

Kingfishers Bridge - Greenshank (Ian Burfield)

Etton/Maxey pits - Bar-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (Bob Titman); 3 Avocet, 2 further Green Sandpiper, Cuckoo (Chris Lines); fem Scaup, 2 further Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit (Paul Bolton)

Godmanchester GPs - fem RING OUZEL (Keith Honnor)

Wednesday, 19 April

Grafham Water - drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL still present (Colin Addington)

Northstowe - Bar-tailed Godwit, Avocets (Christoph Zöckler)

Ouse Washes - drake Garganey at Mepal (Mark Ward)

Etton/Maxey Pits - 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank briefly, Green Sandpiper, fem Scaup, Whooper Swan, 7 Goosander, Peregrine (Hugh Wright); 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Avocet (Chris Lines)

March Farmers - 7 Whimbrel through, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear, 4 Fieldfare (Charlie Kitchin)

Peterborough - White Stork over (Mike Weedon)

Burwell Fen - 2 Mediterranean Gull over, drake Garganey, male Wheatear (Brendan Doe)

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Tuesday, 18 April

Grafham Water - drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL at Dudney Creek this morning (Nigel Butler); still present 18:10h, viewed from Lymage Hide (Mark Hawkes)

Fortrey's Hall - Bar-tailed Godwit (Mark Ward)

Woodwalton Fen - Grasshopper warbler (James Pender) 

Etton/Maxey Pits - Curlew, fem Scaup, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet over (Hugh Wright); 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Chris Lines)

Monday 17 April 2023

Monday, 17 April

Fowlmere - White Stork this evening viewable from the small chapel and cemetery at the junction of Mill Road/Shepreth Road, two fields away to the east. Uisng what3words, approx: comically.useful.stiletto (Andrew Dobson)

Swaffham Prior - Peregrine (Tim Dee, Claire Spottiswoode)

Ouse Fen - Great egret (Tracey Graves)

Nene Washes, Lord's Holt - Bearded Tit (Andrew Gardener)

Maxey Pits - Avocet (Chris Lines); also 2 Spotted Redshank reported

Wicken & Burwell Fens - 4 Garganey, Green Sandpiper, 3 Barn Owl (Christoph Zöckler)

Sunday 16 April 2023

Sunday, 16 April

Maxey/Etton Pits - male Bearded Tit, Scaup, 5 White Wagtail, Cukoo, 3 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler (Hugh Wright); Whitethroat by Maxey Cut (Kevin Eldred); Goosander family on the cut (Will Bowell)

Blackbush Drove - 4 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (Kevin Eldred)

Fowlmere - White Stork, unringed (m.o.)

Grafham Water - Blue-headed/Yellow Wagtail hybrid, 25 Yellow Wagtail, 11 Avocet, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Sedge Warbler, Caspain Gull over (Mark Hawkes)

Nene Washes - 92 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Whooper Swan, 6 Great Egret, 550 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Golden Plover over (Charlie Kitchin)

Ouse Fen RSPB - 3 Great Egret (Simon Passey)

Saturday 15 April 2023

Saturday, 15 April

Grafham Water - 3 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Mark Hawkes); Osprey (Stewart Short)

Fowlmere - Firecrest until 10:00h, 3 Wheatear in field opposite reserve entrance (Ade Cooper) 

Etton pits - Cuckoo, fem Scaup, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Goosander, 2 Whopper Swan (Hugh Wright)

Nene Washes - pair of Garganey on High Wash (Mike Weedon)

Blackbush Drove - 11 Wheatear, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (Mike Weedon)

Wicken Fen - Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Passey)

Paxton Pits - Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, 2 Mediterranean Gull over; Blue-headed Wagtail & 2 Wheratear at Boughton Lodge Farm, (Jamie Wells)

Friday 14 April 2023

Friday, 14 April

Devil's Dyke - 14 Wheatear at Mare Hill, 12 more in other fields (Richard Dale)

Grafham Water - Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (Tony Lowe)

Comberton - 3 Wheatear off Long Road (Ed Gill)

Somersham - Wheatear (Russell Watkins)

Abington - male RING OUZEL in a private garden (Andy Merryweather)

Wicken area - Bittern, Crane, 3 Sedge Warblers (Kevin Wilson)

Larkrise, Barton - 4 Wheatear, Redstart, 9 Golden Plover (Roger Hardie)

Fowlmere - male Firecrest (Rob Jones); fem Redstart, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Raven (Ade Cooper)

Cam Washes - male RING OUZEL; 9 Wheatear in nearby fields (Brendan Doe)

Thursday 13 April 2023

Thursday, 13 April

Grafham Water - Osprey, Common Tern, 2 Raven over (Mark Hawkes); White Wagtail (Tracey Graves); 9 Little Ringed Plover, 25+ Yellow Wagtail, Channel Wagtail, White Wagtail (Stewart Short)

Wicken Fen - Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Stirrup)

Fen Drayton Lakes - ad Kittiwake, Greenshank (Duerdon Cormack)

Fowlmere - Osprey over, Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Wheatear (Ade Cooper)

Wimpole - Opsrey over (Brendan Doe)

Trumpington - Wheatear, 2 Little Owl (Mike Foley)

Ouse Fen - Short-eared Owl, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 150 islandica Black-tailed Godwit (Mark Ward)

Paxton Pits - Osprey, Wheatear, 8 Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat (Jamie Wells)

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Wednesday, 12 April

Fowlmere - Reed Warbler (Ade Cooper)

Hobson's Park - Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 15 House Martin through (Pete Holt)

Grafham Water - Channel Wagtail (Matthew Rodgers)

Tuesday 11 April 2023

Tuesday, 11 April

Ouse Fen - Great Egret, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (Tracey Graves)

Hope Farm RSPB - male Redstart (Duerden Cormack)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 4 Cattle egret across the river from Ferry Lagoon (Terry Brown)

Soham - Siskin in a private garden (Sue Greenway)

Etton pits - fem Scaup, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whooper Swan, 5 Goosander (Hugh Wright)

Grafham Water - 2 Curlew over, 9 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Yellow wagtail, 60 Swallow (Mark Hawkes)

Monday 10 April 2023

Monday, 10 April

Ferry Meadows - 2 imm male Common Scoter briefly (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - Common Sandpiper (Chris Brown); Little Ringed Plover, Siskin, 2 House Martin (Mark Hawkes); Little Gull through this morning (Matthew Rodgers)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Osprey through, Arctic Tern, 2 Little Gull, 2 drake Garganey, 4 Cattle Egret (Joe Parham)

Sunday 9 April 2023

Sunday, 9 April

Grafham Water - Raven over, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Swallow (Mark Hawkes); this evening BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL type, 20+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail (Matthew Rodgers)

Hobson's Park - drake Garganey (Andrew Dobson)

Wimblington - White Stork of unknown origin over (Alan Bull)

Escape Gyr Falcon in the Maxey/Etton area (Will Bowell)

Saturday 8 April 2023

Saturday, 8 April

Ferry Meadows - Cattle Egret (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - pair of Common Scoter (Richard Patient); also Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler (Mark Hawkes)

Wicken area - Crane at the fen, 2 Garganey at Baker's Fen, 3 Garganey at Burwell Fen, Yellow Wagtail over (Kevin Wilson, Bruce Martin); also Short-eared Owl at Burwell Fen, a 6th Garganey, Green Sandpiper, Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler (Carlos Davies)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Garganey, 300 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Cattle Egret by the Ouse (Stephen Hughes)

Middle Fen, Over - fem Goosander on the Great Ouse (Simon Passey)

Friday 7 April 2023

Friday, 7 April

Grafham Water - 4 White Wagtail early morning only (Matthew Rodgers); Kittiwake through, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Swallow, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Mark Hawkes)

Barton - Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (Louise Bacon)

Northstowe - Green Sandpiper, Raven, Swallow (Christoph Zöckler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 900 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Cattle Egret, 20 Pintail (Christoph Zöckler)

Hobson's Park - drake Garganey (Pete Holt) 

Eldernell - Bearded Tit near Lord's Holt (Andrew Gardener)

Hare Park - Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Wicken Fen - drake Garganey on Baker's Fen, 4 Swallow, 7 Willow Warbler (Kevin Wilson)

Earith - Great Egret (Tracey Graves)

Cherry Hinton Hall - Ring-necked Parakeet (Alex Inzani)

Thursday 6 April 2023

Thursday, 6 April

Hobson's Park - drake Garganey on the pool (Diana Leech); Sedge Warbler (Andrew Dobson); Artctic Tern (Jon Heath)

Dernford Reservoir - pair of Garganey, 5 Swallow (Stewart Feeney)

Grafham Water - Caspian Gull, 10+ Swllow, 30+ Goldeneye, Little Ringed Plover (Mark Hawkes)

Huntingdon - WHITE STORK over west (Andrew Harrold)

Wednesday 5 April 2023

Wednesday, 5 April

Grunty Fen - Merlin through (David Nation)

Northstowe - 2 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler (Christoph Zöckler)

Fen Drayton Lakes - 2 Black-necked Grebe, 900 Black-tailed Godwit (Christoph Zöckler)

Grafham Water - 9 Little Ringed Plover, 20+ Swallow, 60+ Sand Martin, 8 Yellow Wagtail, Brambling (Mark Hawkes)

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Tuesday, 4 April

Ouse Fen - Short-eared Owl, Great Egret, also Bittern reported (Tracey Graves)

Haddenham - male Hen Harrier (Paul Craske)

Monday 3 April 2023

Monday, 3 April

Grafham Water - 9 Yellow Wagtail (Matthew Rodgers); Swallow, 4 Avocet (Colin Addington)

Sunday 2 April 2023

Sunday, 2 April

Grafham Water - 9 Kittiwake (Richard Patient)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Garganey,2 Black-necked Grebe (Roger Hardie)

Hare Park - Brambling (Kevin Wilson)

Upware - Swallow (Tim Dee, Claire Spottiswoode)

Saturday 1 April 2023

Saturday, 1 April

Grafham Water - 16 Kittiwake this morning (Richard Patient; 7 still present off Marlow this evening (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Comberton - male Black Redstart, no public access to the site (Vince Lea)

Anglesey Abbey - 2 Raven over (Kevin Wilson)

Ouse Washes - 24 Whooper Swan at Fortrey's Hall, 100 Whooper Swan Chatteris/Somersham, 40 Whooper Swan Langwood Fen, Willow Warblers at Block Fen & Sutton Gault (Mark Ward)

Wilburton - fem Merlin (David Nation)

Dernford Reservoir - House Martin, Swallow (Ade Cooper)

Maxey Pits - 2 Avocet (Josh Sollitt)

Ferry Meadows - Common Tern (Matt Webb)