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147 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Norfolk Nov

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Cambridgeshire bird news August 2014

The Black-winged Pratincole remained at the Ouse Washes RSPB until 7th. Other highlights from the Ouse Washes RSPB were up to seven Curlew Sandpiper 29th-30th, Little Stint, Spotted Redshank and up to eighteen Garganey. A Corncrake was still singing near Earith until 2nd.

Twenty Arctic Skuas and six Great Skuas flew into Cambridgeshire airspace from Sutton Bridge 26th.

A Glossy Ibis was at Wicken Fen NT from 22nd and presumably the same bird was seen earlier at Kingfishers Bridge 19th.

A Temminck’s Stint was at Grafham Water from 29th. Also there during the month were a few Black Terns, three Sandwich Terns 24th, two Arctic Terns 26th and up to three Garganey.

A flock of fifty or so Knot that flew over Paxton Pits must have been an extraordinary sight in Cambridgeshire 2nd. Also there during August were a couple of Little Stint, Garganey, Black Tern 26th and two Redstarts 29th.

Other Redstarts included one at Blackbush 20th and two at Fowlmere RSPB 30th. Seventy Yellow Wagtails were also at Fowlmere 31st. A Black Redstart was at Murrow 22nd

A Spotted Redshank was at Berry Fen 25th and one was at Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB the next day 26th. One or two Wood Sandpipers were at Burwell Fen 4th-8th, plus a Little Stint 27th and up to five Garganey.

Cambridgeshire bird news July 2014

A Black-winged Pratincole was at the Ouse Washes RSPB from 19th and was presumably the same bird seen earlier in Norfolk. Other highlights from the Ouse Washes RSPB were Temminck’s Stint 25th- 28th, Glossy Ibis, Great White Egret, Wood Sandpipers (including three 9th) and up to twenty-six Garganey (6th). Up to two Corncrake were singing near Earith.

A Sabine’s Gull was briefly at Paxton Pits during the evening 26th.

Highlights from Nene Washes RSPB were a Glossy Ibis, Spoonbills, Osprey 9th & 22nd, two Wood Sandpipers 6th and a few Spotted Redshanks.

Other Glossy Ibises included a bird that flew west at Stibington 7th and another that lingering at Berry Fen from 19th. A Spotted Crake was heard at Berry Fen 24th and two Wood Sandpipers were there 10th.

A Honey Buzzard flew over Eaton Socon 8th and an Osprey was over Glinton 11th

Two Common Scoter were at Grafham Water 8th and again 23rd and a Garganey was there 23rd & 28th. Two Common Scoter were at Paxton Pits 12th-13th. A Wood Sandpiper was at Burwell Fen 30th.

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