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Cambridgeshire bird news September 2015

Cambridgeshire bird news October 2015

Common Scoter (library photograph)                                   Photo

A Purple Heron flew west Grafham Water 28th. Other highlights from Grafham Water were a Shag, a couple of Black Terns, two Skua species 1st, a Common Scoter 7th, Scaup 8th, a Little Gull plus five Sandwich Terns 26th and eight were there 29th. Nearby at Paxton Pits there was a Little Stint 9th-11th.


A Grey Phalarope was at Burwell Fen 17th-18th. The number of Wood Sandpipers at Burwell Fen fell from seven down to one by the end of the month. Two Garganey were still there at the start of the month.


A Yellow-browed Warbler was at Diddington 26th. There were several Pied Flycatchers with birds at Peterborough (2), Cambridge, Caxton, Paxton Pits, Roswell Pits and Holme Fen. A Redstart was at Ferry Meadows CP.


Highlights at Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB were up to two Spotted Redshank 6th-9th, Short-eared Owl 6th and a Gannet over 27th.

There were two Yellow-browed Warblers seen in Cambridgeshire in October the first at Witchford 4th and another at Ferry Meadows CP 12th. At the Ouse Washes there was a Great Grey Shrike 7th and a Black Redstart 26th. A Redstart was at the Cam Washes 18th.


Three Velvet Scoters were at Grafham Water from 26th and a Rough-legged Buzzard was there 26th. A Rough-legged Buzzard was also seen at West Fen at Ely 15th, Holme Fen 17th, Wicken Fen 19th, Burwell Fen 19th-20th and Six Mile Bottom 21st.


An Arctic Skua flew over Cambourne 11th and a Gannet flew over Paxton Pits 13th, Nene Washes 15th and Wisbech 16th. A Common Scoter was at Elford Closes 10th. A Spoonbill was at Paxton Pits 20th-21st.

012 Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra) Whitlingham Country Park Norfolk UK GB December 2012 cp2 pt crs 130dpi