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147 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Norfolk Nov

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Cambridgeshire bird news October 2014

The fields near Fordham were interesting with a Richard’s Pipit from 26th and up to two Snow Buntings were there from 28th. Also good finds inland were Yellow-browed Warblers at Cambridge 24th, Murrow 14th and Paxton Pits 7th and a late Redstart was at Eldenell 30th.

Highlights at Burwell Fen included two Pectoral Sandpiper until 19th, Waxwing 26th, Wood Sandpiper, two Little Stint, Jack Snipe, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owls and two Garganey.

An Azorean Gull was in the roost at Grafham Water 29th. Other highlights there were a Leaches Petrel, which was quickly predated 21st, Grey Phalarope 16th-17th, Long-tailed Skua 14th, up to two Little Stints, Curlew Sandpiper 7th, two Great Skua 14th, Arctic Tern 22nd, Scaup, Black-necked Grebe from 15th. The Long-tailed Skua was also seen briefly at Paxton Pits 14th and also there were Glossy Ibis 14th, Curlew Sandpiper 7th and Little Stint 9th.

Other Glossy Ibis sightings were at Ouse Fen 25th and south over Whittlesey 30th, Berry Fen 30th, Wicken Fen NT, Earith and Sutton Gault.

A Rough-legged Buzzard flew over Balsham 21st. A Wood Sandpiper (3rd) and two Garganey were at Ouse Washes RSPB.

Cambridgeshire bird news September 2014

A Barred Warbler was trapped and ringed at Dunkirk 22nd.

A White-winged Black Tern was at Grafham Water 20th-21st. Also during September were a Spotted Redshank, up to two Little Stints, four Common Scoter 20th, Garganey, Arctic Tern and Red-necked Grebe 29th. Nearby highlights from Paxton Pits were a Pectoral Sandpiper 8th-14th, up to two Black-necked Grebes, Little Stint and two Knot.

Two Long-tailed Skuas, five Arctic Skuas and eleven Great Skuas flew into Cambridgeshire airspace from Sutton Bridge 21st and another Long-tailed Skua flew over with two Pomarine Skuas and six Great Skuas flew through 24th.

A Dotterel was at Ouse Fen 26th & 28th. Highlights at Burwell Fen included a Pectoral Sandpiper 6th-15th, Curlew Sandpiper 1st, up to two Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper 15th-28th and two Garganey. A Little Stint was at Fidwell Fen.

One hundred Yellow Wagtails were at Fowlmere 1st and Redstarts were seen at Murrow, Bare Fen and Tubney Fen.

The Glossy Ibis was still at Wicken Fen NT and also there were a Pectoral Sandpiper 11th, two Garganey and Little Stint. A Black-necked Grebe was at Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB 22nd.

A Spotted Crake was at Ouse Washes RSPB 14th, and also there were five Curlew Sandpiper, three Garganey, and seven Spoonbill. A Corncrake and Quail were flushed at Nene Washes RSPB 26th and five Great White Egrets were there 29th.

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