By P. M. M. Bircham
David Lack produced the 1st Birds of Cambridgeshire in 1934 for the Cambridge chicken membership. seeing that then the avifauna of the county has replaced dramatically and the physique of the knowledge amassed, principally by way of beginner birdwatchers, has grown significantly. the majority of the e-book is, like Lack's unique, an annotated systematic record of the species recorded, however the e-book is made much more important through the inclusion of introductory chapters facing the Cambridgeshire geographical region and the place to move birdwatching. Graham Easy's first-class line drawings illustrate a few of the county's attribute species.
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5 One found at Friday Bridge on 6 September 1979 was taken first to Welches Dam and then on to Minsmere where it was released the following day. The unusual feature of this record is that at the time the weather was perfect with clear skies and high pressure prevailing. 6 One found dead at Milton Road lay-by, 10 September 1980. 7 One picked up alive at Littleport, 5 September 1983. 8 One picked up alive near Three Holes, 12 September 1983. This and the previous bird were later released on the east coast.
Some aspects of Mute Swan movement and mortality. Camb. Bird Club Report 44. 1970. A. The Mute Swan in Britain 1978. Bird Study 28. 1981. A. The Mute Swan Cygnus olor in Britain 1983. Bird Study 33. 1986. Bewick's Swan Cygnus bewickii Pre 1934 Evans described this species as a rare straggler and Lack quoted six records none of which was recent. 1934-1969 Ogilvie (1969) stated that the first influx into Britain occurred in the winter of 1938/39 when birds were driven from the Netherlands by extremely cold weather; thus the regular records of this species began in February/March 1939 with five records of up to 11 on the Ouse Washes.
Access: Along public footpaths on the south and north sides. Size: 108 acres Birds: Redshank, Reed and Sedge Warbler breeding. Shepreth L-Moor TL 385475 Scrub, slight marshland. Access: A CWT reserve, open to members, with public footpaths traversing. Size: 18 acres Birds: finches, warblers, Cuckoo. WickenFen TL 563701 Reedbed, sedge fen, willow/hawthorn scrub, some woodland. Access: National Trust reserve, generally open all day. For non-members there is an entrance fee (around £1). Two hides.
The Birds of Cambridgeshire by P. M. M. Bircham