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Cambridgeshire bird news November 2014

Cambridgeshire bird news December 2014

Glossy Ibis                                                                                      Photo  www.robinchittenden.co.uk

The Richard’s Pipit was near Fordham until 18th and one of the Snow Buntings was there until 8th. A Long-eared Owl was also seen there 8th. A Rough-legged Buzzard was Holme Fen from 9th and another was seen near Wentworth 10th.

 

Other highlights were a Grey Phalarope at Burwell Fen 21st, an Azorean Gull in the roost at Grafham Water 2nd and a Green-winged Teal at Berry Fen 9th-14th.

 

Glossy Ibises were at the Ouse Fen Wash 4th and at Fen Drayton Lakes 11th and again 29th-30th.  A Slavonian Grebe was at Fen Drayton until 19th.

 

Six Red-breasted Mergansers were briefly at Paxton Pits 22nd before being discovered in Hertfordshire later the same day found. A Little Auk was taken into care at Soham 6th.

 

A Ring Ouzel was at the Ouse Washes 1st and a Black Redstart was at Duxford 2nd. A Waxwing was in Peterborough 20th. Late summer visitors included a Turtle Dove at Haddenham 3rd, a Garganey Ely 15th-16th and a Swallow at Brampton 24th.

 

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Highlights in December were a Penduline Tit at Ouse Fen 4th, a Ring-necked Duck at Paxton Pits from 1st-8th and a Glossy Ibis at Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB from 28th.

 

A Rough-legged Buzzard was Holme Fen and also seen at Pondersbridge 8th. A Great Grey Shrike was at Tubney Fen 12th.

 

There was an influx of Tundra Bean Geese with two near Rings End and up to nine at Ouse Washes RSPB. A Red-throated Diver was at also the Ouse Washes RSPB 10th-11th. Up to ten Hen Harriers were coming into roost at Wicken Fen NT.

 

Some ‘white-winged’ Gulls turned up in the last week of December: Glaucous Gulls were at Milton Tip, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB and Dogsthorpe Tip and an Iceland Gull was also at Dogsthorpe Tip.

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