Sunday, 2 December 2018

Sunday 18th November to Sunday 2nd December

Christmas Cards

We now have Tice’s Meadow Christmas Cards for sale. £5 for a pack of 10. All profits go towards our work on site. Please email us for details.





Sunday 18th November


John Hunt: 1 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin & 3 Fieldfare.

Shaun Ferguson: 2 Peregrine.

(c) John Hunt - Great Spotted Woodpecker
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Bullfinch
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Feeding Station
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Meadow Pipit
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Peregrines
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Shelter
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Siskin
(c) Rustam Khan - Blue Tit
(c) Rustam Khan - Bullfinch
(c) Rustam Khan - Goldfinch
(c) Rustam Khan - Nuthatch


Monday 19th November


(c) Phil Fiddes - Bullfinch
(c) Phil Fiddes - Autumn Leaves
(c) Phil Fiddes - View from Horton's Mound
(c) Phil Fiddes - The Woods


Tuesday 20th November

No reports.


Wednesday 21st November

Richard Horton: 1 Little Stint.

Peter Brown: 5 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite & 1 Peregrine.

Note: There has been some confusion over the identification of the Little Stint. The majority of observers agreed on Little Stint, though some thought Temminck's Stint. The poor viewing conditions and distance, plus the presence of a Dunlin, did not help. A rare bird report has been submitted to the Tice's Meadow Records Committee and the Surrey Bird Club Records Committee.

If approved, Little Stint is the 134th species of bird recorded on site this year.

If approved, this is only the 5th sighting of Little Stint on site, and the first since September 20th 2014.

Our friends from Bells Piece planted 3 hop plants behind our new shelter today. The hop plants were generously donated by the Hogs Back Brewery.

(c) Grim Styles - Bells Piece Residents Planting Hops


Thursday 22nd November

Mark Elsoffer: 1 Little Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 98 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Stonechat, 5 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk & 1 Red Kite.


Friday 23rd November

Richard Seargent: 1 Little Stint.

Steve Chastell: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Domestic Mallard, 7 Pochard, 32 Teal, 22 Wigeon, 12 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 22 Tufted Duck, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Siskin, 3 Fieldfare, 112 Redwing & 1 Kestrel.

(c) Paul Mannering - Goldfinches
(c) Paul Mannering - Siskin


Saturday 24th November

Richard Seargent: 1 Little Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 13 Mute Swan, 9 Pochard, 73 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 16 Mallard, 83 Teal & 1 Peregrine.

The Tice's Meadow Bird Group joined with the Badshot Lea Bloomers and the Waverley Borough Council Ranger for the Badshot Lea Pond Big Volunteer Day this morning. Vegetation was cleared, litter picked, nest boxes cleared out & 2 new nest boxes added. Great team work by the Badshot Lea community.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers at Work
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers at Work
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Having a Well Earned Break
(c) Mark Elsoffer - The Newly Cleared Viewpoint


Sunday 25th November

Mark Elsoffer: 1 Little Stint, 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Snipe & 1 Little Egret.

Ed Stubbs: 1 Yellow-legged Gull (2nd winter).

Colour-ringed Little Egret "BK" returned to site today. Originally ringed in North Cotes, Lincolnshire, in June 2013, a map of his recorded movements can be seen below.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Little Egret "BK" Sightings
(c) Richard Seargent - Little Egret
(c) Richard Seargent - Little Egret


Monday 26th November

Peter Brown: 1 Dunlin & 1 Little Grebe.

Steve Chastell: 1 Green Sandpiper.


Tuesday 27th November

There was an amazing turn-out of around 50 visitors for the Badshot Lea Village Infants School night-time walk this evening. Despite the weather, they all enjoyed their walk and hot chocolate in the new shelter.

(c) Badshot Lea Infants School - Night-time Visitors


Wednesday 28th November

No reports.


Thursday 29th November

No reports.


Friday 30th November

Mark Elsoffer: 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 110 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret ("BK"), 1 Domestic Duck, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard & 2 Peregrine.

Peter Brown: 1 Little Grebe.

Andy Little: 2 Chiffchaff.


Saturday 1st December

Richard Seargent: 1 Dunlin.


Sunday 2nd December

Mark Elsoffer: 1 Dunlin, 76 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk & 1 Red Kite.

Len Winchcombe: 2 Green Sandpiper.

Richard Seargent: 1 Yellow-legged Gull.

Richard Horton: 1 Little Grebe.

(c) Steve Minhinnick / Susan Renaud - Busy Morning in the Obs