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Cambridgeshire bird news March 2016
Cambridgeshire bird news April 2016
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The Rough-legged Buzzard remained near Thorney, perhaps ranging as far as Eldernell on 17th. Four Garganey were at Eldernell 23rd.
Highlights from Grafham Water were: Glaucous Gull 1st, Iceland Gull 6th, Red-necked Grebe from 24th, Black-necked Grebe 20th-21st, Osprey 20th-21st and Common Scoter 20th-21st. Highlights from Paxton Pits: ten Common Scoter 20th, a Smew 21st and a pair of Garganey 26th-27th.
Glaucous Gulls was seen occasionally at Ouse Washes at Witcham Gravel and there were two adult Kumlien’s Gulls and an Iceland Gull in the roost there 2nd. At Sutton Gault eight Little Gulls flew south 26th. Also at the Ouse Washes were a Black-necked Grebe 20th and Scaup. A Kittiwake was at Waterbeach 12th.
Highlights from Fen Drayton Lakes: Sand Martin 15th, Spotted Redshank 20th, Black-necked Grebe 25th, Little Gull 28th and up to three Smew and four Short-eared Owls.
A Black Redstart was seen occasionally at Upper Cambourne and another at Yaxley 30th. The Dartford Warbler was at Coates until 3rd.
A Cattle Egret was at Chesterton 8th-18th.
Highlights from Grafham Water were: Red-necked Grebe, up to four Common Scoter 11th, Wood Warbler 19th and fifty-nine Arctic Terns 24th. Nearby at Paxton Pits there was an Arctic Skua 29th and a Wood Sandpiper 23rd-30th.
A Sandwich Tern was Fen Drayton Lakes: 13th-14th and up to fifteen Arctic Terns were there 23rd-24th. A Sandwich Tern was also at Berry Fen 17th and Ferry Meadows 20th where there was also a Little Tern 28th.
A Spoonbill lingered at the Nene Washes and Wood Sandpiper 23rd and Spotted Redshank 24th were seen there too.
A Wood Warbler was also at Bainton Pots 25th and there was a scattering of Ring Ouzels and Redstarts across the county.