Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Saturday August 6th to Tuesday August 16th

Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report is now back from the printers. Please see the attached for how you can order a full colour, glossy, A4 hardcopy.





Planning News

A planning application for 31 homes on a field adjacent to Tice's Meadow (off of Low Lane) was rejected at appeal by Waverley Borough Council, partially due to the adverse affect on the view from Horton's Mound.

(c) Waverley Borough Council - Appeal Refusal Document Section






Note: The Surrey Birders website is currently down so there may be some sightings missing from this update.


Saturday August 6th 

Mark Elsoffer spent the day on site and reported 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 21 Lapwing, a Yellow-legged Gull (adult), 5 Swift, 12 Buzzard, a Kestrel and a Peregrine.

The following juvenile birds were recorded by Mark:
- 5 young Coot on the Workings.
- 2 young Moorhen in the Meadow.
- At least 10 young Common Tern on the islands in the Workings.
- Numerous young Black-headed Gulls that were born on other sites.
- 8 young Starlings in the Meadow.
- c30 young Jackdaws throughout the Meadow.

The following butterflies were reported by Mark:
Comma, Gatekeeper, Small Tortoishell, Small Skipper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large White, Speckled Wood, Brimstone and Red Admiral.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Peregrine

 

Sunday August 7th

John Hunt reported 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Peregrine this morning.

Grim Styles reported a new species for Tice's Meadow:
Common Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

Colin Taylor photographed a Grayling on site today - a site rarity, not recorded in at least the last 3 years, and possibly only the 2nd ever record.

(c) Colin Taylor - Grayling
(c) Grim Styles - Common Hollyhock




Monday August 8th

Paddy Lewin reported 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, a Dunlin, a Ringed Plover and a Yellow-legged Gull (adult) this morning.

A Wood Sandpiper was reported via Bird Guides/Rare Bird Alert. The local birders were unable to relocate it and it is thought there may have been some confusion with a juvenile Green Sandpiper that was present on site.


Tuesday August 9th

Allan Goddard reported 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and a Dunlin this morning.


Wednesday August 10th

No reports.


Thursday August 11th

No reports.


Friday August 12th

Mark Elsoffer spent the day on site and reported 6 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 24 Lapwing, a Black-necked Grebe (juvenile), 4 Swift, 6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk.

Black-necked Grebe is the 137th species recorded on site this year. This is only the 15th recorded sighting of Black-necked Grebe on site.

The following juvenile birds were recorded by Mark:
- 4 young Coot on the Workings.
- 1 young Moorhen in the Meadow.
- 1 young Great-crested Grebe in the Workings.
- At least 10 young Common Tern on the islands in the Workings.
- Numerous young Black-headed Gulls that were born on other sites.
- A young Song Thrush in the Wheatear Field.


The following butterflies were reported by Mark:
Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Large White and Speckled Wood.

Kevin Duncan reported a new species for Tice's Meadow:
Green Leafhopper (Cicadella viridis)



(c) Mark Elsoffer - Gatekeeper
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Common Darter
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Common Darter
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Common Darter
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Common Darter
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Common Darter


Saturday August 13th

Richard Horton reported a Black-necked Grebe (juvenile) this morning.

A volunteer work party met on site this morning and cleared some of the Ragwort from the Meadow. Well done to all who attended.
 
(c) Keith Kerr - Red Poplar Leaf Beetle Larvae


Sunday August 14th

John Hunt reported 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher this morning.

In addition, Kevin Duncan reported a Redstart this morning and a Black-tailed Godwit this afternoon.

This is only the 5th recorded sighting of Redstart on site (the 2nd this year).

Kevin Duncan reported 2 new species for Tice's Meadow:
Common Cloaked Shoot Moth (Gypsonoma dealbana)
Morning-glory Plume Moth (Emmelina monodactyla)

In addition to the above new moth species, Kevin also reported a single Silver-Y, and plenty of Rush Veneer and Straw Dot moths today.

(c) Kevin Duncan - Morning-glory Plume Moth
(c) Kevin Duncan - Common Cloaked Shoot Moth
(c) Kevin Duncan - Slender Groundhopper
(c) Kevin Duncan - Painted Lady
(c) Kevin Duncan - Common Blue Butterfly




Monday August 15th

No reports.


Tuesday August 16th

No reports.

















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