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Cambridgeshire bird news March 2015

Cambridgeshire bird news February 2015

Glossy Ibis (library photograph)                                                      Photo  www.robinchittenden.co.uk

A drake Ring-necked Duck was at the Ouse Washes from 16th-21at and a Green-winged Teal was there from 28th. Other highlights were there a Glossy Ibis on and off from 7th, Spoonbill 22nd, Scaup and up to two Garganey from 8th. The Glossy Ibis was at Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB until 7th and the Black-necked Grebe until 16th.

 

The Rough-legged Buzzard remained at Holme Fen NNR until 14th. A Great Grey Shrike was at Swaffham Prior Fen 22nd. An Iceland Gull was at Witcham Gravel 6th.

 

Highlights from Grafham Water were an Iceland Gull 1st, a Kittiwake 7th & 31st with two there 21st, one up to two Common Scoter occasionally 20th-27th. A Great Northern Diver was at Paxton Pits. Three Common Scoter Ferry Meadows CP 19th and twenty-three Smew were counted on Needingworth Quarry Lakes 8th.

 

Early summer migrants included an Osprey that flew north over Ferry Meadows CP  24th, a pair of Garganey at Wicken Fen NT 10th a Yellow Wagtail at Farcet Fen 25th, a Willow Warbler at Little Paxton 20th and a Turtle Dove singing at Aldreth from 10th. One or two Siberian Chiffchaffs were at Ely Sewage Works mid-month.

 

A Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell (aka Scarce Tortoiseshell) was at Fowlmere 21st.

 

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The Glossy Ibis and Black-necked Grebe continued to winter at Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB and a Tundra Bean Goose was there. Seven Tundra Bean Geese were at Kingfishers Bridge 24th.

 

The Rough-legged Buzzard remained at Holme Fen NNR.

Great Grey Shrikes were at Dalham 11th-17th and Swaffham Prior Fen 16th.

 

A Great Northern Diver was at Paxton Pits from 7th. Glaucous Gulls were at Witcham Gravel Milton, Cottenham, Ouse Fen, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB and an Iceland Gull was at Grafham Water 20th.

 

A Siberian Chiffchaff was Godmanchester Sewage Works 9th.

147 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Norfolk Nov