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Cambridgeshire bird news May 2016
Cambridgeshire bird news April 2016
Great Reed Warbler (Library photograph) Photo www.robinchittenden.co.uk
A singing male Great Reed Warbler was on territory at Paxton Pits from 14th and a Red-footed Falcon was there 30th. Other highlights at Paxton Pits were a Wood Warbler 4th and a Temminck’s Stint 6th. A Hoopoe was briefly at Fen Drayton Lakes 20th.
Two White-winged Black Terns were at March Farmers 14th and another was at Grafham Water 18th. A Cattle Egret was at Chesterton 8th-18th and a Stone-curlew was at Ouse Washes 14th.
A Red-necked Grebe was at Crown Lakes CP 6th and two Black-necked Grebes were at Ferry Meadows 21st.
There was a large influx of Black Terns in May.
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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.