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Cambridgeshire bird news March 2015

Cambridgeshire bird news April 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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Three Black-winged Stilts were briefly at Nene Washes 16th.

 

Although the Green-winged Teal went missing from the Ouse Washes early on in April it re-appeared in May so was presumably lurking somewhere nearby.  Also at the Ouse Washes was either a Pallid or Montagu’s Harrier 18th and a Spotted Redshank 26th. A Rough-legged Buzzard was over Duxford 12th.

 

The Glossy Ibis was at Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB until 27th and a Black-necked Grebe was still there 18th. Other goodies were: Spotted Redshank 22nd, Sandwich Tern 24th, Little Tern 26th, Black Tern 26th, Scaup plus a couple of Little Gulls and Arctic Terns.

 

At Grafham Water there were magnificent counts of forty-one Little Gulls 23rd, seven Black Tern 23rd and thirty Arctic Terns 25th. Two Spotted Redshanks and a Wood Sandpiper were at the Cam Washes 26th. A Great Northern Diver was at Paxton Pits all month plus several Black and Arctic Terns. Two Common Scoter were at Bainton GPs 16th.

 

There was an influx of Ring Ouzels mainly in ones and twos at several sites but up to six at Witcham 16th. Redstarts were at Peterborough 11th, Coldham’s Common 14th and Ferry Meadows 23rd and Six Mile Bottom 26th.

 

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