Sunday, 17 March 2019

Monday March 4th to Sunday March 17th

Waverley Design Award

We are delighted to announce that we have won a prestigious Waverley Design Award from Waverley Borough Council. The award is recognition of the team effort that has created a thriving community nature reserve at Tice's Meadow, including our volunteers, Hanson, the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, Badshot Lea Community Association and Surrey County Council.






School Nest Boxes

Some great coverage of our donation of 100 nest boxes to the local school here.

We were delighted to hear that the first birds to move into a box have already been sighted - a pair of Blue Tits in Edward's garden, which moved in as soon as the box was put up.

(c) Edward's Family - The New Residents


Monday March 4th

No reports.


Tuesday March 5th

Murray Nurse: Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 3 Bullfinch, 30+ Chaffinch & 2 Brambling.

We were delighted to receive a cheque for £250 from Farnham Weyside Rotary Club this evening, presented by the Mayor of Farnham at the Farnham Pilgrim's Marathon evening. We are grateful for the continued support of the Rotary Club for the work we are doing at Tice's Meadow.


(c) Farnham Weyside Rotary Club
(c) Farnham Weyside Rotary Club
(c) Dina Burford - Brambling
(c) Dina Burford - Greenfinch
(c) Dina Burford - Great Spotted Woodpecker
(c) Rustam Khan - Brambling
(c) Rustam Khan - Chaffinch
(c) Rustam Khan - Goldfinch
(c) Rustam Khan - Long-tailed Tit
(c) Rustam Khan - Siskin
(c) Alex Potts - Long-tailed Tit
(c) Alex Potts - Robin


Wednesday March 6th

Malcolm Fincham: 1+ Brambling.

(c) Malcolm Fincham - Brambling & Chaffinch


Thursday March 7th

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Snipe, 40 Chaffinch, 2 Stonechat, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Raven (outside recording area), Kestrel, 8 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite & Sparrowhawk,

Steve Minhinnick: 2 Brambling.

NB: There probably have been 2 Brambling present on site for some time - Steve proved this today by photographing 2 distinctly different birds.

Thanks to Dina Burford and Lord Leonard Winchcombe, we now have some bird nesting material dispensers hanging up around site.

(c) Steve Minhinnick - Brambling
(c) Steve Minhinnick - Brambling
(c) Kyle Russell - Horton's Mound
(c) Kyle Russell - Reed Bed Path


Friday March 8th

No reports.


Saturday March 9th

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, 67 Gadwall & Brambling.

The count of 67 Gadwall is a new site record count.

Sandra Marshall-Dean reported the first frogspawn of the year today.

Fourteen volunteers built a new reptile hibernaculum in the woods this morning. A juvenile Slow Worm was found as we finished, and has now moved in! Thanks to everyone who helped out.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Building the Hibernaculum
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Building the Hibernaculum
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Building the Hibernaculum
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Building the Hibernaculum
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Building the Hibernaculum
(c) Steve Guthrie - Collared Dove
(c) Steve Guthrie - Mute Swan
(c) Steve Guthrie - Brambling
(c) Steve Guthrie - Bullfinch
(c) Steve Guthrie - Egyptian Goose
(c) Sandra Marshall-Deane - Frogspawn
(c) Steve Minhinnick - Brambling
(c) Steve Minhinnick - Bullfinch
(c) Steve Minhinnick - Chaffinch
(c) Steve Minhinnick - Chaffinch
(c) Steve Minhinnick - Great Spotted Woodpecker


Sunday March 10th

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper & Redshank.

Redshank is the 91st species of bird recorded on site this year.

(c) Alex Potts - Mute Swans
(c) John Hunt - Brambling
(c) John Hunt - Bullfinch
(c) John Hunt - Greenfinch



Monday March 11th

Peter Brown: Green Sandpiper & Little Egret.

(c) Dina Burford - Chaffinch
(c) Dina Burford - Little Egret
(c) Dina Burford - Song Thrush
(c) Alison Van Pelt - Canada Geese


Tuesday March 12th

Richard Horton: Shelduck, 2 Mediterranean Gull & 3 Sand Martin.


Wednesday March 13th

Steve Minhinnick: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, Greenshank & Brambling.

Little Ringed Plover is the 92nd species of bird recorded on site this year.
Dunlin is the 93rd species of bird recorded on site this year.
Greenshank is the 94th species of bird recorded on site this year.


Thursday March 14th

Steve Minhinnick: Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, 6+ Mediterranean Gull & Brambling.


Friday March 15th

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, 16 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Buzzard & 2 Red Kite.

Richard Seargent: Water Rail & Brambling.


Saturday March 16th

Mark Elsoffer: Little Ringed Plover, Brambling, 22 Fieldfare, Redwing, 4 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite & Sparrowhawk.


Sunday March 17th

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, Little Egret, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Stonechat, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 6 Buzzard, Peregrine, Kestrel & Red Kite.

Dave Baker: Little Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin & 2 Great Crested Grebe.

Shaun Ferguson: 2 Brambling.

(c) Richard Seargent - Stonechat
(c) Steve Guthrie - Brambling
(c) Steve Guthrie - Bullfinch
(c) Steve Guthrie - Egyptian Goose
(c) Steve Guthrie - Jay
(c) Steve Guthrie - Mallard
(c) Lee Ridley - Bullfinch
(c) Lee Ridley - Bullfinch
(c) Lee Ridley - Green Sandpiper
(c) Lee Ridley - Stonechat
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Chaffinch
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Brambling
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Mallard
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Siskin
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Stock Dove

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