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147 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Norfolk Nov

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Cambridgeshire bird news October 2014

The fields near Fordham were interesting with a Richard’s Pipit from 26th and up to two Snow Buntings were there from 28th. Also good finds inland were Yellow-browed Warblers at Cambridge 24th, Murrow 14th and Paxton Pits 7th and a late Redstart was at Eldenell 30th.

Highlights at Burwell Fen included two Pectoral Sandpiper until 19th, Waxwing 26th, Wood Sandpiper, two Little Stint, Jack Snipe, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owls and two Garganey.

An Azorean Gull was in the roost at Grafham Water 29th. Other highlights there were a Leaches Petrel, which was quickly predated 21st, Grey Phalarope 16th-17th, Long-tailed Skua 14th, up to two Little Stints, Curlew Sandpiper 7th, two Great Skua 14th, Arctic Tern 22nd, Scaup, Black-necked Grebe from 15th. The Long-tailed Skua was also seen briefly at Paxton Pits 14th and also there were Glossy Ibis 14th, Curlew Sandpiper 7th and Little Stint 9th.

Other Glossy Ibis sightings were at Ouse Fen 25th and south over Whittlesey 30th, Berry Fen 30th, Wicken Fen NT, Earith and Sutton Gault.

A Rough-legged Buzzard flew over Balsham 21st. A Wood Sandpiper (3rd) and two Garganey were at Ouse Washes RSPB.

Cambridgeshire bird news November 2014

The Richard’s Pipit was near Fordham until 18th and one of the Snow Buntings was there until 8th. A Long-eared Owl was also seen there 8th. A Rough-legged Buzzard was Holme Fen from 9th and another was seen near Wentworth 10th.

Other highlights were a Grey Phalarope at Burwell Fen 21st, an Azorean Gull in the roost at Grafham Water 2nd and a Green-winged Teal at Berry Fen 9th-14th.

Glossy Ibises were at the Ouse Fen Wash 4th and at Fen Drayton Lakes 11th and again 29th-30th. A Slavonian Grebe was at Fen Drayton until 19th.

Six Red-breasted Mergansers were briefly at Paxton Pits 22nd before being discovered in Hertfordshire later the same day found. A Little Auk was taken into care at Soham 6th.

A Ring Ouzel was at the Ouse Washes 1st and a Black Redstart was at Duxford 2nd. A Waxwing was in Peterborough 20th. Late summer visitors included a Turtle Dove at Haddenham 3rd, a Garganey Ely 15th-16th and a Swallow at Brampton 24th.

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