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Cambridgeshire bird news June 2014

A Squacco Heron was at Ouse Washes RSPB 9th-10th and up to three Spotted Crakes were singing on the reserve. Also there was a Great White Egret and up to twenty-six Garganey.

A female Red-necked Phalarope was at the Nene Washes RSPB until 3rd. Also there were up to six Spoonbills, a Glossy Ibis, two Spotted Redshanks and Spotted Crake was heard.

A Savi’s Warbler was at Wicken Fen NT 4th. Four Black Terns were at Ouse Fen 18th. A Honey Buzzard flew over Cambridge 1st and Gog Magog GC 17th..

Great White Egrets were also seen at Paxton Pits 7th and Berry Fen from 24th. A Spoonbill was at Burwell Fen and three flew over Wicken Fen NT 7th.

There were also reports of Short-toed Eagle and Roller.

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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