Wednesday 24 August 2016

Wednesday August 17th to Wednesday August 24th

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.

Lost & Found

An Aukey lens case with lenses was found recently on site. If it's yours, please get in touch.

Surrey Birders

The Surrey Birders website is now back online after a lengthy outage. We're very grateful of everyone who reports their sightings through this site as it allows us to produce the statistics for our annual report.

Late News

Tuesday August 16th - Andy Little reported a Greenshank.

Andy Duncan has sent us photos of the Silver-washed Fritillary (a rare butterfly for Tice's Meadow) that he found on July 29th.

(c) Andy Duncan - Silver-washed Fritillary
(c) Andy Duncan - Silver-washed Fritillary

Wednesday August 17th

No reports.

Thursday August 18th

Mark Elsoffer spent the day on site and reported 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, a Ruff (juvenile), 2 Greenshank (juveniles), 2 Ringed Plover (juveniles), 22 Lapwing, a Yellow-legged Gull (adult), 3 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, a Kestrel and a Hobby.

Ruff is the 138th species recorded on site this year. This is only the 9th recorded sighting of Ruff on site.

The following juvenile birds were recorded by Mark:
- 6 young Starlings in the Meadow.
- 10 young Jackdaws in the Meadow.
- 2 young Coot in the Workings.
- 1 young Moorhen in the Workings.
- A brood of 4 young Mallard in the Workings.
- At least 10 young Common Terns in the Workings.
- Numerous young Black-headed Gulls that were born on other sites.

The following butterflies were reported by Mark:
Small Skipper, Red Admiral, Brimstone & Common Blue.

Mark Elsoffer reported 2 new species for Tice's Meadow:
Giant Puffball (
Calvatia gigantea)
Suede Bolette (Xerocomus subtomentosus)

(c) Dave Carlsson - Greenshank
(c) Dave Carlsson - Greenshank
(c) Dave Carlsson - Greenshank
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Giant Puffball

Friday August 19th

Andy Little reported 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, a Ruff and a Greenshank today.

Saturday August 20th

Richard Seargent reported a Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, a Ringed Plover and 2 Little Grebe this morning.

Richard also reported a juvenile Great-crested Grebe and a Tufted Duck with 2 young.

In addition, Mike Huddie reported a Greenshank this morning.

Sunday August 21st

Richard Seargent reported 4+ Common Sandpiper, 5+ Green Sandpiper, a Ruff (juvenile), a Redshank, 6 Ringed Plover, a Dunlin, 16 Lapwing and a Black-tailed Godwit this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported 2 Greenshank, a Swift, a Kestrel, a Peregrine and a Red Kite this morning.

In addition, Andy Little reported a Little Ringed Plover, 30 Lapwing, 2 Gadwall and 3 Shoveler today.

Kevin Duncan reported 2 new species for Tice's Meadow:
Buff-tip Moth (
Phalera bucephala)
Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata)

(c) Kevin Duncan - Buff-tip Moth Caterpillar
(c) Kevin Duncan - Dark Bush-cricket
(c) John Hunt - Common Sandpiper
(c) Richard Seargent - Wasp Spider
(c) Richard Seargent - Roesel's Bush-cricket

Monday August 22nd

Carey Lodge reported 3 Green Sandpiper this morning.

Carey also reported a Clouded Yellow butterfly.

Tuesday August 23rd

Richard Horton reported 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, a Ruff (juvenile), a Redshank, a Greenshank, 6 Ringed Plover, a Dunlin, a Black-tailed Godwit and 16 Lapwing today.

Wednesday August 24th

John Hunt reported 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandiper, 4 Snipe, 17 Lapwing and a Wheatear this morning.

In addition, Andy Little reported 2 Ringed Plover and a Little Grebe today.

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