Tuesday 17 October 2017

Saturday September 30th to Tuesday October 17th

Annual Report

The Tice's Meadow 2016 Annual Report can now be downloaded for free from this link:

If you would like to buy a glossy, full colour, A4 hardcopy of the report for £15, please email us: ticesmeadow@hotmail.co.uk

All funds raised from the sale of our annual report are channelled back into projects on the nature reserve.

Pin Badges

Tice's Meadow Bird Group pin badges are now available.

25mm high quality, hard enamel pin badge with butterfly clutch fixing.

Strictly limited run of 100 badges.

£4 each. £5 including postage & packing.

Available in person from Mark Elsoffer or Richard Horton.

Or, email ticesmeadow@hotmail.co.uk if you'd like us to post one to you upon receipt of payment.

Cash, cheques, PayPal and BACS transfers accepted.

All profits go towards the Tice's Meadow Bird Group's work at Tice's Meadow.

Saturday September 30th

Mike and Jane Clifford reported a Wigeon, a Caspian Gull (2cy) and 2 Buzzard this afternoon.

This is only the 7th recorded sighting of Caspian Gull on site, but the 3rd this year.

Sunday October 1st

No reports.

Monday October 2nd

No reports.

Tuesday October 3rd

No reports.

Wednesday October 4th

John Hunt reported 25 Lapwing, 7 Teal, 3 Shoveler, a Grey Wagtail and 2 Stonechat this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Stonechat

Thursday October 5th

Mark Elsoffer, Richard Horton, Leonard Winchcombe and Sean Foote took part in a sponsored bird race today at Farlington Marshes with members of the Farnham Weyside Rotary Club. 80 species were recorded and we raised in excess of £700 for the Tice's Meadow Bird Group. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Farlington Bird Race
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Farlington Bird Race

Friday October 6th

No reports.

Saturday October 7th

Mark Elsoffer reported a Gadwall, a Shoveler, 5 Teal, a Greylag Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, a Common Gull, 200 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Raven (1 inside recording area), 190 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Kestrel and a Buzzard this afternoon.

In addition, Dave Baker reported 20 Lapwing and a Red Kite this morning.

The count of 190 Jackdaw is a new site record count.

The count of 200 Linnet is a new site record count.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Rooks

Sunday October 8th

John Hunt reported 11 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, a Shoveler, 5 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 50+ Linnet, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Skylark, 6 Chiffchaff and a Peregrine this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported a Redwing and a Merlin this afternoon.

This is the first reported Redwing of the Autumn.

This is only the 8th recorded sighting of Merlin on site, but the 2nd in the past 3 weeks.

(c) John Hunt - Snipe
(c) John Hunt - Wigeon

Monday October 9th

No reports.

Tuesday October 10th

No reports.

Wednesday October 11th

No reports.

Thursday October 12th

Mark Elsoffer reported 27 Lapwing, 3 Teal, 4 Egyptian Goose, a Greylag Goose, 2 Canada x Greylag Goose Hybrid, 20 Rook (outside recording area), 30 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, a Blackcap, 3 Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk and 2 Kestrel this afternoon.

Friday October 13th

No reports.

Saturday October 14th

Mark Elsoffer reported 32 Lapwing, a Snipe, a Teal, a Greylag Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, a Stonechat, 24 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, a Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk this morning.

In addition, Dave Baker reported a Yellow-legged Gull (juv), 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin, 3 Redwing, a Chiffchaff and 2 Kestrel this morning.

10 volunteers gave up their morning to help clear willow from our reed beds. Thank you to everyone who helped out - we can be proud of what we achieved.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteer Work Party
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteer Work Party
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteer Work Party
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteer Work Party
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteer Work Party

Sunday October 15th

Sean Foote reported 6 Hawfinch (over west) and a Water Rail this morning.

Hawfinch is a new species for Tice's Meadow - the 192nd species of bird recorded on site and the 138th species recorded in 2017.

Sean Foote lead a walk on site today for 8 members of the RSPB Guildford branch.

Monday October 16th

No reports.

Tuesday October 17th

Murray Nurse reported 2 Green Sandpiper, a Water Rail, a Little Egret, 2 Skylark, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Redwing and a Swallow this morning.

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