Saturday, 8 June 2019

Monday May 27th to Saturday June 8th

Monday May 27th

Mark Elsoffer: Oystercatcher.

(c) Richard Seargent - Swollen-thighed Beetle
(c) Colin Varndell - "Arctic" Dove
(c) Andy Glencross - Melanistic Common Lizard
(c) Andy Glencross - Slow Worm


Tuesday May 28th

No reports.


Wednesday May 29th

No reports.


Thursday May 30th


(c) Dina Burford - Black-tailed Skimmer
(c) Dina Burford - Brown Argus
(c) Dina Burford - Grass Snake


Friday May 31st

Grim Styles: Curlew.

This is only the 23rd recorded sighting of Curlew on site, the first since 04/03/18.

Curlew is the 125th species of bird recorded on site this year.

The first Common Tern chicks (brood of 3) have hatched on an island in the Workings.


Saturday June 1st

Some of our volunteers joined forces with the Badshot Lea Bloomers and Badshot Lea Village Infants School to help tidy up the village today.

(c) M4rk444 - Cinnabar Moth
(c) Badshot Lea Infants School - Volunteers on a Well-earned Break
(c) Colin Varndell - Red Kite
(c) Colin Varndell - Song Thrush & Young
(c) Simon Monk - Whitethroat


Sunday June 2nd

John Hunt: Little Egret & Hobby.

A pair of Egyptian Geese have hatched 8 young.

(c) John Hunt - Song Thrush
(c) Simon Monk - Juvenile Goldfinches


Monday June 3rd


(c) Kevin Kirkham - Greenfinch
(c) Kevin Kirkham - Swift
(c) Kevin Kirkham - Wren


Tuesday June 4th

We had the pleasure of hosting X visitors from 5th Farnborough Cubs this evening to work on part of their naturalist badge.


Wednesday June 5th

No reports.


Thursday June 6th

Mark Elsoffer: 4 Lapwing, Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 50 Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin & Hobby.

The resident Mute Swans have fledged 6 young.

Juvenile Bullfinches were seen in the feeding station today.

We had the pleasure of hosting 20 visitors from 12th Farnham (Wrecclesham) Cubs this evening.

Three pairs of Common Terns have now hatched chicks (broods of 3, 3 & 2) on an island in the Workings.

(c) Alison Van Pelt - Buzzard


Friday June 7th

No reports.


Saturday June 8th

Leonard Winchcombe: Ringed Plover & Hobby.

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Gadwall, 8 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin & 200-300 Swift.

Four pairs of Common Terns have now hatched chicks (broods of 3, 3, 3 & 2) on an island in the Workings.

11 volunteers attended a work party this morning. We cut back vegetation along the paths and around the feeders, and cleared up after some recent vandalism during the school holidays.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - The Volunteers