Tuesday 30 April 2024

Tuesday, 30 April

Great Stukeley - White Stork over south-east 10:45h (Robin Ward)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Wood Sandpiper, Nightingale (Jon Heath); also Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Whinchat reported

Reach - Cuckoo between the Lode and the Village, Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher (Kevin Wilson)

Etton Pits - 2 Curlew first thing (Hugh Wright); Hobby (Kevin Eldred)

Rings End to March Farmers - Greenshank, Avocet, Barnacle Goose, 26 Black-tailed Godwit (Paul Bolton)

Lockspits Mere - Crane, 2 Bittern (Tracey Graves) 

Fowlmere - 2 Hobby, Cuckoo, Marsh Harrier, Treecreeper (Ed Gill)

Monday 29 April 2024

Monday, 29 April

Harston - 6 WAXWING in a private garden (as per Rachel Lennard)

Fowlmere - 2 Hobby reported

Etton Pits - Hobby, Common Sandpiper (Hugh Wright)

Nene Washes - Sanderling, 50 islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Whooper Swan, Wheatear, Hobby, Peregrine, Swift; in the pevious couple of days, Spotted Redshank, Avocet, Whimbrel, 2 Arctic Tern (Charlie Kitchin)

Peterborough - Bar-tailed Godwit on flood west of Millenium Bridge (Chris Jones)

Fen Drayton Lakes - White Strok over 11:30h (Gill Parrish)

Burwell Fen - Osprey over (Ian Barton)

Sunday 28 April 2024

Sunday, 28 April

Paxton Pits - Whimbrel (Mark Hawkes); VELVET SCOTER reported; but no sign this evening (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - Hobby (Mark Hawkes)

Soham - Swift over the railway station (Andy Hannaford)

Rings End/eastern end March Farmers - Turnstone, 2 wjimbrtel, 30 yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail (Josh Jones)

Eldernell - 3 Little Gull, Curlew, Cuckoo (Paul Bolton)

Ouse Washes - drake Garganey, Swifts, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Ruff, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine (James Littlewood)

Earith - 5 Grey Plover (Rachel Lennard); 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Crane over (David Nation)

Sutton - Whooper Swan nearby (Davoid Nation)

Westbrook - Whimbrel, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Turtle Dove, Swift, 12 yellow Wagtails (Mark Thomas)

Fen Drayton Lakes - White Stork over (Simon Passey); Arctic Tern (Jeremy Lindsell)

Dernford Reservoir - Little Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Joe Parham)

Saturday, 27 April

Milton, Cambridge -  White Stork over 17:30h (Mike Wood)

Kingfishers Bridge - WAXWING over (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Washes - Bar-tailed Godwit & 4 Whimbrel over, 2 further Whimbrel (Mark Hawkes)

Grafham Water - 3 Arctic Tern through (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Bar-tailed Godwit over, Arctic Tern, 25 Swift, drake Garganey (Mark Hawkes)

Ouse Fen - drake Garganey (Mark Hawkes)

Friday 26 April 2024

Friday, 26 April

Cambridge - 2 Little Ringed Plovers around Addenbrooke's helipad briefly (Sarah Howlett)

Upware lock - 3 Grey Wagtail, Wheatear nearby (Kevin Wilson)

Hobson's Park - Reed Warbler singing (Joe Parham)

Isleham Wash - drake Garganey, 2 Sedge Warbler reported

Brampton - 2 Crane over (Jamie Wells)

Ouse Washes - Scaup, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Caspian Gull, 20 Great Egret, 30 Ruff, Whimbrel (Jonathan Taylor)

Thursday 25 April 2024

Thursday, 25 April

Dernford Reservoir - drake Garganey (Chris Ruis)

Outwell - LAPLAND BUNTING reported

Grafham Water - Whimbrel (Tim Rea)

Etton Pits - Turnstone, Black-Tailed Godwit (Hugh Wright); Swifts (Chris Lines)

Ferry Meadows - 5 Arctic Tern over (Kevin Eldred)

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Wednesday, 24 April

Etton Pits - Bar-tailed Godwit (Hugh Wright); Turnstone (Paul Bolton)

Upware - 15 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, also Garganey, 3 Barnacle Geese on the washes (David Nation)

Kingfishers Bridge - Little Gull, 4 Avocet, 3 Black-tailed Godwit (David Nation)

Swaffham Bulbeck Fen - Shirt-eared Owl (David Nation) 

Magog Trust - 2 Wheatear (Mike Foley)


Tuesday 23 April 2024

Tuesday, 23 April

Grafham Water - 44+ Arctic Tern through by 07:30h (Mark Hawkes)

Westbrook - 7 Arctic Tern through (Mark Thomas)

Dernford Reservoir - Arctic Tern, Whimbrel through, Green Sandpiper (Chris Ruis)

RSPB Hope Farm - Whinchat, Wheatear reported

Hobson's Park - 5 Wheatear reported

Fen Drayton Lakes - 36 Arctic Tern this morning (Jon Heath); 4 Arctic Tern dpearted north-east, Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper this afternoon (Mark Ward)

Etton Pits - Arctic Tern through, Turnstone, Bar-tailed Godwit (Hugh Wright); Turtle Dove reported

Grantchester - pair of Garganey on the River Cam (Arjan Dutta)

Monday 22 April 2024

Monday, 22 April

Hobson's Park - Little Ringed Plover (Howard Slatter)

Etton Pits - Bar-tailed Godwit (Hugh Wright)

Ouse Washes, Earith - Bar-tailed Godwit (Rachel Lennard)

Sunday 21 April 2024

Sunday, 21 April

Wicken Fen - Spoonbill from West Mere Hide (Paul Derry); Common Redpoll ringed, also 15 Lesser Redpoll (Mark Peck)

Godmanchester - 2 Cattle Egret by Corpus Christi Farm (Andrew Tongue)

Ouse Washes - 8 Arctic Tern, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit through at Four Balls Farm (Ian Barton)

Thorpe Meadow - Restart briefly (Joe Taylor)

Etton pits - Whimbrel into roost at Martins pit (Jonathan Taylor)

Stapleford - RING OUZEL east of the village, also 14 Yellow Wagtail, Mandarin (Chris Ruis(

Saturday, 20 April

Fen Drayton Lakes -  Sandwich Tern, Bar-tailed  Godwit reported

Ouse Fen - Bittern, Bearded Tit Redpoll, Crane reported

Etton pits - Curlew (Hugh Wright); Little Ringed Plover (Martin Browne)

Friday 19 April 2024

Friday, 19 April

Balsham - male RING OUZEL between Worsted Lodge & Gunners Hill (Stu Elsom)

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

Ouse Washes -  Spotted Redhsank, 2 Greenshank at Earith (Jonathan Taylor)

March - RING OUZEL in Silt Road paddock still (Dick Burnham)

Upware - Whinchat, 3 Wheatear (Becky Webb)

Etton pits - 2 Curlew (Hugh Wright)

Nene Washes - pair of Garganey, c.3,000 Black-tailed Godwit (Paul Bolton)

Thursday 18 April 2024

Thursday, 18 April

Nene Washes - RING OUZEL around the March Farmers car park, Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo west of Lord's Holt (Paul Bolton)

Cambridge - Ring-necked Parakeet at the Madingley Road Park & Ride (Paul Derry)

Six Mile Bottom/Balsham - RING OUZEL, Short-eared Owl, 5 Wheatear between the villages (Stu Elsom)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Sandwich Tern from Ferry Lagoon viewpoint (Dean Harlow)

Swaddywell - Redstart, although elusive (Paul Bolton)

Impington - 4 Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Butler)

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Wednesday, 17 April

March - RING OUZEL in paddock at north end of Silt Road (Derek Benton)

Fowlmere/Thriplow - RING OUZEL on farmland between this villages briefly this morning (Doug Radford)

March Farmers - RING OUZEL reported east of car park 12:30h

Southey Woods - Redstart, heard only (Steve Zealand)

Ouse Washes - Spotted Redshank (Mark Hawkes)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Sandwich Tern through (Terry Brown)

Stapleford - Whinchat, pair of Mandarin nearby (Chris Ruis)

Upware - next to the Cam Washes Whinchat, 7 Wheatear (Jon Heath)

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Tuesday, 16 April

Etton pits - Knot (Jonathan Taylor)

Harrison's Drove - 5 Wheatear, Whinchat (Rachel Lennard)

March - RING OUZEL at Fourwinds campsite (Andy Swainston)

Monday 15 April 2024

Monday, 15 April

Etton pits - Little Tern briefly, departed 06:45h (Hugh Wright)

Hobson's Park - Wheatear, 4 Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin (Joe Parham)

Ouse Washes - Osprey, 3 Arctic Tern (Jonathan Taylor)

Sunday 14 April 2024

Sunday, 14 April

March - male RING OUZEL in horse paddock at north end of Silt Lane (Paul Harrington)

Wicken area - Spoonbill & Great Egret over south (David Wege)

Grantchester Meadows - BLUETHROAT very briefly 12:00h and no sign since (Arjun Dutta, Joe Parham)

Castor Hanglands - 5 Nightingale, Garden Warbler reported

Hobson's Park - Wheatear, Common Tern reported

Saturday 13 April 2024

Saturday, 13 April

Stretham - BLACK KITE over east (Owen Marks, Ian Barton)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whinchat (Jeremy Lindsell); Cattle Egret, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Lesset Whitethroat, 23 Willow Warbler, 22 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Raven (Joe Parham)

Longstanton - Wheatear (Rachel Lennard)

Northstowe - Yellow Wagtail (Rachel Lennard)

Etton Pits - 2 Greenshank (Hugh Wright); Corn Bunting (Chris Lines)

Wicken area - Bar-tailed Godwit, pair of Garganey, Cuckoo at Burwell Fen, Green Sandpiper flushed from Soham Lode pumping station (Carlos Davies)


Friday 12 April 2024

Friday, 12 April

Soham Lode - Sedge Warbler (Andy Hannaford)

Hobson's Park - 2 Sand Martin through, distant ringed plover sp. by farm pool to the south (Gareth Rees); 2 distant plovers late afternoon (Pete Holt)

Barton - Leeser Whitethroat and Whitethroat nearby (Roger Hardie)

Etton pits - Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling through (Hugh Wright); Reed Warbler (Paul Bolton); Red-crested Pocahrd, 2 Ringed Plover (Josh Jones)

Eastrea/Coates - RING OUZEL through (Andrew Gardener)

Ferry Meadows - Nightingale singing at corner of Short Meadow nearest Heron Meadow/Gunwade Lake (Don Gardener)

Orton Mere - Nightingale singing (Don Gardener)

Grafham Water - 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Swallow reported

Wicken area - pair of Garganey from Charlie's Hide, Bittern in flight, Reed & Sedge Warblers; 6 White Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail at Swaffham Prior Fen (Marilyn Peterkin)

Cambridge - Turtle Dove nearby (Jon Heath)

Lockspit's Mere - 3 Short-eared Owl (Simon Passey)

Thursday 11 April 2024

Thursday, 11 April

Fen Drayton Lakes - 220 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Avocet, 17 Cattle Egret, 6 Goldeneye, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 7 Willow Warbler(Terry Brown)

Kingfishers Bridge - Little Gull (Rachel Lennard)

Ouse washes - Little Gull from Cottier Hide (Henry Cook)

Grafham Water - 4 Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper (Anthony Lowe)

Maxey Pits - Cuckoo, Common Sandpiper (Hugh Wright)

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Wednesday, 10 April

Conington Fen - RING OUZEL (Mark Hawkes)

Sawtry - Hawfinch over (Mark Hawkes)

Fowlmere - Cuckoo (Terry Brown)

Soham Lode - Whitethroat (Andy Hannaford)

Abington - 2 Willow Warbler, Swallow (Andy Merryweather)

Wicken area - SAVI'S WARBLER opposite West Mere Hide path, Bittern, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 9 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Garganey reported

Ouse Washes - ad Little Gull from Cottier Hide (Jonathan Taylor)

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Tuesday, 9 April

Eldernell - 20 Swallow, 2 House Martin (Dick Burnham)

Monday 8 April 2024

Monday, 8 April

Cambridge - Firecrest singing along Herschel Road (Richard Gregory)

Ditton Park Wood - Cuckoo, Willow Warbler, Marsh Tit (Chris Brown)

Kingfishers Bridge - Black Tern reported

Eldernell - 1,500 Black-tailed Godwit, pair of Garganey, Spotted Redshank (Steve Ouditt)

Cottenham - Whitethroat, 3 Corn Bunting (Marilyn Peterkin)

Sunday 7 April 2024

Sunday, 7 April

Sutton North Fen - Grey Plover over (David Nation)

Paxton Pits - 20 sand Martin, Willow Warbler, Green Sandpiper, Goldeneye (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Grafham Water - Swallow (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Ellington - 3 House Martin (Stu & Jill Elsom)

Fowlmere - male & fem Redstart in private area, also Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, House Martin (Ade Cooper); Whitethroat between Fowlmere and Newton (Doug Radford)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Sand Martin, Cattle Egret reported

Saturday 6 April 2024

Saturday, 6 April

 Swaddywell -  Osprey over (Josh Jones)

Castor Hanglands - Nightingale reported

Maxey - Avocet, White Wagtail by the Cut (Paul Bolton)

Nene Washes - 6 Cattle Egret near entrance to Low Wash (Will Bowell)

Kingfishers Bridge - Black Tern (Rachel Lennard)

Friday 5 April 2024

Friday, 5 April

Burwell Fen - Swallow (Andy Hannaford); Garganey, Wheatear reported

Hobson's Park - 2 Sand Martin, Swallow (Gareth Rees)

Dernford Reservoir - Arctic Tern, Swallow (Roger Hardie)

Thursday 4 April 2024

Thursday, 4 April

Fen Drayton Lakes - Spotted Redshank, Bittern, 4 Willow Warbler (Richard Palmer)

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Wednesday, 3 April

Grafham Water - Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Dobson)

Etton - 2 Avocet off Green Lane (Hugh Wright)

Ferry Meadows - House Martin (Kevin Gray)

Fen Drayton Lakes - Barnacle goose (Simon Passey)

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Tuesday, 2 April

Grafham Water - Osprey, 4 Little Riunged Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Short-eared Owl through (Ian Dawson)

Wicken  area - Spoonbill, Bittern, 3 Crane, 3 Willow Warbler, Redpoll, 2 Short-eared Owl (Kevin Wilson)

Maxey pits - 4 Avocet (Chirs Lines); Willow Warbler, 2 Little Ringed Plover reported

Lockspit's Mere - Short-eared Owl (Simon Passey)

Monday 1 April 2024

Monday,1 April

Nene Park - Osprey over (Jonathan Taylor)

Maxey/Etton pits - Swallow, Red-crested Pochard (Chris Lines); Short-eared Owl (Bob Titman)