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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 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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