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165 Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) Oulton Broad Suffolk November 2023 ccp2 crs 130dpi.jpg

Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) (Library photograph)

Cambridgeshire bird news April 2024

Cambridgeshire highlights in April were a Bluethroat, which was seen briefly at Grantchester Meadows 14th, a Savi’s Warbler that was at NT Wicken Fen 10th and a Black Kite that flew east at Stetham 13th.


A drake Velvet Scoter was at Paxton Pit on the Diddington Pit 28th and a female Ferruginous duck RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes on Elney Lake 21st.


There were several Ring Ouzels including birds at Sandridge 1st, Grantchester Meadows 10th, Eastrea & Coates 12th, Fowlmere 17th, March 14th- 20th, March Farmers 17th-18th, Balsham 18th-19th.


A Black Tern was at Kingfishers Bridge 6th-7th and Buckden GPs 17th. A Little Tern was briefly at Etton pits 15th. There was an arrival of Arctic Terns with forty-four at Grafham Water and thirty-six at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes 23rd. 36 A Wood Sandpiper was at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes 30th.

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