007 White-winged Black Tern (Chlidonias

White-winged Black Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) (Library photograph)

Cambridgeshire bird news May 2021

A White-winged Tern was at Grafham Water 12th. Other highlights from Grafham Water were a Pied Flycatcher 4th, Black Tern 15th and up to eight Arctic Terns 22nd-23rd. A Golden Oriole was at Fowlmere 28th.


There were several Glossy Ibises in Cambridgeshire during May. The largest count was the five Glossy Ibises that flew past Pymoor 22nd and the four that flew past Welney into Cambridgeshire and were then at Coveney Byall Fen 20th. Away from the Ouse Washes other sightings of Glossy Ibises were from Cam Washes until 10th, two at Ouse Fen 2nd, Burwell Fen 1st & 5th, Maxey Pits 2nd, two at Fen Drayton Lakes 1st, Colne Fen 16th, Ferry Mere, Nene Washes 8th, Wicken Fen on at Baker's Fen 16th, and Smithy Fen 17th.


Up to two Temminck’s Stints were at Smithy Fen until 20th and another was at West Brook 18th. A Little Stint was seen at Fen Drayton 5th, Smithy Fen 20th and Teversham Fen 20th. Single Wood Sandpipers were at the Ouse Washes 3rd, Teversham Fen 6th-7th, Nene Washes 7th, Cam Washes 7th, Fen Drayton 8th, and two were at Wicken Fen 5th and three at Woodwalton Fen 8th. A Curlew Sandpiper was at Smithy Fen 25th.


Single Ring Ouzels were at Over 1st-4th, Swavesey 2nd, Kingfishers Bridge 1st-2nd and Burwell 2nd & 5th and a Black Redstart was at Burwell 1st. A Honey Buzzard flew south-west over Fordham 11th. Eight Black Tern were at Kingfishers Bridge 30th and seven Black Terns were at Berry Fen & Fen Drayton Lakes 10th. Another Black Tern was at Dernford Reservoir 10th.

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