Sunday 3 January 2016

Thursday December 24th - Thursday December 31st

Late News

On August 27th Mark Elsoffer estimated a total of at least 1,000 Canada Geese on site. Mark took a series of photos of the geese on site and when bored over Christmas stitched them together and counted an exact total of 1,303 Canada Geese - a new site record count.

Edit: This is the largest flock of Canada Geese ever recorded in Surrey.

Whilst doing the above, Mark also counted 6 Canada X Greylag Goose Hybrids - a new site record count.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Goose Panorama (East)
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Goose Panorama (West)

Thursday December 24th

No reports.

Friday December 25th

No reports.

Saturday December 26th

No reports.

Sunday December 27th

No reports.

Monday December 28th

Mark Elsoffer & Steve Minhinnick reported a Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 110 Lapwing, a Little Egret, 12 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 26 Shoveler, 45 Teal, 11 Wigeon, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Siskin, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Stonechat and a Buzzard this afternoon.

In addition, a visiting birder reported 3 Green Sandpiper in the Works this afternoon.

Two yobs riding dirt bikes were kicked off site today.  The police were called and turned-up for a quick drive around the area to see if they could see them. If you see anyone on motorbikes on site, or anyone else acting anti-socially or comitting any other crimes, please call 101 to report them.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Siskin
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Siskin

Tuesday December 29th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Great Black-backed Gull, a Kingfisher and 3 Stonechat this morning.

Wednesday December 30th

Richard Seargent reported 2 Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret, 24 Wigeon, 19 Gadwall, 21 Shoveler and a Red Kite this morning.

Thursday December 31st

Kevin Duncan reported 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 122 Lapwing, a Little Egret, a Redshank, 23 Mute Swan, 687 Black-headed Gull and a Sparrowhawk this morning.

In addition, Richard Seargent reported a Common Sandpiper and a Kingfisher this morning.

In addition, Dave Baker reported an adult Yellow-legged Gull this morning.

In addition, John Hunt reported 110 Lapwing, 100+ Teal, 30+ Shoveler and 2 Stonechat this morning.

The count of 23 Mute Swan is a new site record count.

(c) Kev Campbell - Kingfisher
(c) Kev Campbell - Magpie
(c) Kev Campbell - Cormorant
(c) Kev Campbell - Redwing
(c) Kev Campbell - Robin

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