034 Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) Dobrogea Tulcea Danube Delta Romania RO May 2011 ccp

Squacco Heron (Library photograph)

Cambridgeshire bird news May 2022

A Great Reed Warbler was at Grafham Water 31st. Other highlights there were a Great Skua flew south 1st, a Little Tern 3rd, Black Tern 4th and two Sandwich Terns 17th.

A first summer Bonaparte’s Gull was at RSPB Ouse Washes 26th. A Squacco Heron was at Smithy Fen 17th and a Temminck’s Stint was there 10th.

Two Black-winged Stilts were at RSPB Ouse Fen 19th. A Temminck’s Stint was at Northstowe 10th-12th and a Little Stint was there 15th. A Little Stint was at Etton Pits 21st. A Temminck’s Stint was at Dernford Farm Reservoir 17th and other highlights were a Black Tern 3rd and three Wood Sandpipers 8th.

Three Glossy Ibises flew north-west over Godmanchester GPs, up to two Glossy Ibises were at RSPB Ouse Fen 18th-21st, up to seven Glossy Ibises were at Berry Fen from 27th, up to five Glossy Ibises were at Fen Drayton Lakes from 25th and another was at Burwell Fen 23rd-27th. Four Kittiwakes were at Shropshire’s Reservoir 1st.

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