Red-backed Shrike (Library photograph)
Cambridgeshire bird news August 2021
An adult male Red-backed Shrike was at Over by the Fen End Road 26th.
A Temminck’s Stint was at Burwell Fen 16th and another was at Smithey Fen 19th. Four Curlew Sandpipers were at Smithey Fen. Also there was a Wood Sandpiper and three Spotted Redshanks 29th.
Highlights at Grafham Water were two Black-necked Grebe from 11th, two Black Terns 8th and up to two 25th-29th and two Arctic Skuas 24th. A redhead Smew was at Fowlmere 29th.
Five Glossy Ibises were on the Ouse Washes 13th and then seen at Fen Drayton on Ferry Lagoon 23rd before moving near to Bluntisham at Berry Fen 25th-31st at least. A single Glossy Ibis was at Kingfisher Bridge 10th and another flew south over Cambridge 25th.
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