Cape Gull (Library photograph)
Cambridgeshire bird news September 2022
A Wryneck was at Hobson’s Park 5th-8th and another was at Ferry Meadows CP by Long Meadow 11th-13th.
A Pectoral Sandpiper was at Longstanton north pool 7th-8th and another Pectoral Sandpiper was at Dernford Reservoir from 15th. Other highlights from Dernford Reservoir included a Black-necked Grebe 1st & 17th, Little Stint, up to four Curlew Sandpipers and a Common Scoter 19th.
Yet another Pectoral Sandpiper was at Grafham Water from 29th. Other highlights from Grafham Water were a Temminck's Stint 2nd, up to two Little Stints 16th-19th, up to two Curlew Sandpipers, Black-necked Grebe 10th, up to two Common Scoter between 10th & 19th, a Red-throated Diver 27th-28th and several sightings of Black Terns with up to seven 1st
A Temminck’s Stint was at Shropshire’s Reservoir 9th. Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were found at Maxey Pits and a Little Stint and Spoonbill were at Kingfishers Bridge.
Glossy Ibises seem to be resident in the county with birds seen at Fen Drayton Lakes, Ouse Fen, Mare Fen and Paxton Pits but the maximum count was of twelve at Berry Fen.
A Black-necked Grebe was at Shropshire’s Reservoir 1st and George Neal Reservoir 2nd. Fifteen presumed Arctic Skuas flew high south-west over Ellington 1st.
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