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018 Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) Strumpshaw Norfolk UK GB May 2023 ccp2

Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) (Library photograph)

Cambridgeshire bird news May 2024

A Great Reed Warbler was at the RSPB Ouse Fen on Crane’s Fen from 16th and a Wryneck was at Barnack Hills & Holes NR 23rd.


An American Golden Plover was at Coveney Byall Fen 15th-19th. A Temminck’s Stint was at Holme Fen NR 19th. A Black-winged Stilt was at RSPB Fen Drayton Moore Lakes 19th and another commuted between Berry Fen and RSPB Ouse Fen 20th-25th.


A first summer male Red-footed Falcon was at RSPB Fen Drayton 18th-24th and a European Honey-buzzard flew east over Castor Hanglands 21st.


There were several Black Tern sightings, including two at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes 1st & one there 3rd, four 10th, one 11th, three at Maxey Pits 1st & two there 12th, five at Ouse Washes RSPB 1st & one there 15th, one at Dernford Reservoir 1st & 6th, one at Fenstanton, West Brook Pool 3rd & 10th, one at Kingfishers Bridge 5th & 11th and one Ferry Meadows CP Black Tern 29th.


Thirty-seven Arctic Terns were at Maxey Pits 3rd and thirty-six were at Grafham Water 3rd.

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