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Cambridgeshire bird news January 2015
Cambridgeshire bird news December 2014
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A Glossy Ibis and Black-necked Grebe continue to winter at Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB and the Rough-legged Buzzard remained at Holme Fen NNR. A Hooded Crow was there 24th.
A Great Grey Shrike was near Winwick 15th. Up to nine Hen Harriers were coming into roost at Wicken Fen NT.
There were several Glaucous Gulls: Dogsthrope Tip, Milton Tip, CEGB Reservoir, Cottenham, Witcham Gravel and Landbeach Tip and Grafham Water. Iceland Gulls were at Ferry Meadows and Grafham Water.
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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.