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397 Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) Yorkshire UK GB April 2023 DxO ccp2 crs 130d

Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (Library photograph)

Cambridgeshire bird news March 2024

Three Black-necked Grebes and two Common Scoter were at Grafham Water 26th and five Common Scoter were there 6th. A Scaup was at the RSPB Ouse Washes 7th and a Smew was at Paxton Pits 10th and Godmanchester GP 17th. Two Ruddy Shelduck were at Great Abington 6th.


An Iceland Gull was in the area around Flint Cross and Great Chishill 2nd-7th and Foxton 17th. A Kittiwake was at Paxton Pits 3rd and Dernford Reservoir 16th & 19th. Thirteen Little Gulls were at Fen Drayton, four at Grafham Water and three were at Northstowe 31st. A Glossy Ibis was at the Etton & Maxey GPs on Green Lane pit 30th and a Shag was at Ramsey Forty Foot 27th.


Waxwings were seen continued to be seen at a handful of sites including, St Noets, Cambridge, Wintringham and Cardea. A Black Redstart was at Hobson’s Park, Trumpington and nearby on Francis Crick Avenue 17th.


The first summer visitors arrived including a Little Ringed Plover (at Grafham Water 2nd), Common Tern, Willow Warbler, Osprey, Garganey, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Sand Martin and Swallow.

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