The 8th Ely Bird Race was held on Sunday 18 January, with the aim of recording as many species as possible in three hours. A gathering of 16 observers set off at 8 am in four groups to survey the bird life of Ely Wildspace. An impressive aggregate total of 70 species was recorded, which includes less common ones such as Green Sandpiper and Lesser Redpoll, and is the highest so far for a winter bird race in Ely. We shall be running the 9th Ely Bird Race in May, when bird numbers will be boosted even higher with the arrival of our summer migrants. Come and join us!