Glossy Ibis (Library photograph)
Cambridgeshire bird news December 2021
A Yellow-browed Warbler was at Milton Country Park from 24th. A Rough-legged Buzzard was near Earith 13th. A Long-eared Owl was on the Nene Washes at Eldernell 30th. Up to five Glossy Ibises remained between Bluntisham & Earith on the flood by the A1123 and a Spoonbill was at Kingfishers Bridge 12th. A Kumlien’s Gull was at Heydon from 4th and an Iceland Gull was there from 29th.
Highlights at Grafham Water were up to two Great Northern Divers from 9th, a Red-throated Diver (with two on 5th) from 10th, a Black-throated Diver 5th, up to three Smew Common Scoter, two Red-breasted Mergansers 20th and Common Scoter. Up to six Smew were at Fen Drayton Lakes from 21st.
A Black Redstart was at Over churchyard 1st- 6th and another in a garden at Whittlesey at the end of December.
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