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

Squacco Heron (Library photograph)

Cambridgeshire bird news April 2022

A Red-rumped Swallow was at Grafham Water 22nd and other highlights from there included a Black-necked Grebe 11th, Black Tern 27th, two Arctic Terns 11th, nine Little Gulls 11th, two Sandwich Terns 17th, Kittiwake 5th and up to six Scaup. Two Dotterel were just east of Swaffham Prior 13th.

The female Blue-winged Teal remained at Berry Fen and up to two Glossy Ibises were there. A drake Green-winged Teal was on the Ouse Washes between Sutton Gault & Mepal 2nd-6th and a drake Ring-necked Duck was seen again from the Welches Dam hide 10th.

The Great Grey Shrike was last seen at Comberton 7th. A Black Redstart remained at Earith Marina until 1st.

A Black Tern was at Dernford Farm Reservoir 21st. There were several Ring Ouzels seen at several sites. A Wood Sandpiper was at Teversham Fen 26th-28th and another was at Baker’s Fen 28th.

An Iceland Gull was at  Cottenham, Long Drove landfill 9th and the Kumlien’s Gull was last seen at Smithy Fen 12th. Up to seventeen Little Gulls were at Fen Drayton Lakes 24th. An unringed White Stork wandered about the county during April.

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