Monday 14 October 2019

Monday September 30th to Monday October 14th

2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report is now on sale.

£15 for a full colour, glossy, 140 page A4 report. All profits will be spent on our work at Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve.

The report is much more than a list of the birds seen, it includes all of the site's wildlife, and is a record of all the work we did on site in 2018.

You can collect in person from Richard Horton, or we can post it to you (+ £2 p&p). Please DM or email us to place an order.

Once we've sold all 60 copies, we will release a free lower-res pdf for all to read.

Sponsored Birding Big Day

On Sunday 27th October, members of the Tice's Meadow Bird Group and the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside are holding a sponsored Big Day's Birding at Farlington Marshes. We're aiming to see as many bird species as we can in a day. All proceeds raised will go towards the Rotary Foundation and the Tice's Meadow Bird Group.
If you'd like to sponsor us, please get in touch, either by email, Twitter, Facebook or in person. Feel free to sponsor us on a “per bird” basis, or for an overall amount. In 2017 we saw 80 species and raised over £750. Your support is very much appreciated!

Late News

Local fungi expert Mike Waterman identified 10 new species of fungi for site on a recent visit. This takes our pan-species list to 1,365 species.

Alex Potts shared some wonderful photos she's taken on site over the past month.

(c) Alex Potts
(c) Alex Potts
(c) Alex Potts
(c) Alex Potts
(c) Alex Potts
(c) Alex Potts
(c) Alex Potts
(c) Alex Potts

Monday September 30th

(c) Colin Varndell - Sunrise

Tuesday October 1st

(c) Colin Varndell - Canada Geese

Wednesday October 2nd

Richard Horton: Dunlin.

Mike Young: Snipe & 6 Stonechat.

(c) Mike Young - Dunnock
(c) Mike Young - Greylag Geese
(c) Mike Young - Speckled Wood
(c) Dina Burford - Fungi
(c) Dina Burford - Fungi

Thursday October 3rd

(c) David Glew - Woodland Track

Friday October 4th

No reports.

Saturday October 5th

John Hunt: 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, Grey Wagtail & 12+ Meadow Pipit.

Mark Elsoffer: Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe & Pheasant.

Some of our volunteers helped out at the Badshot Lea Village Pond work party this morning. Three more of our volunteers tidied up the site of the new hide ready for it's impending installation.

(c) Badshot Lea Infants School - Village Pond Work Party
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Work Party
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Ready for the new Hide
(c) Jane Maskew - Spindle
(c) Jane Maskew - Spindle
(c) David Glew - Goldfinches
(c) Simon Monk - Canada Goose
(c) Simon Monk - Cormorant

Sunday October 6th

John Hunt: 2 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 3 Snipe, Little Egret, 6 Swallow & 6 Redwing.

The first returning Redwings of the Autumn/Winter were recorded on the joint earliest date ever (also 06/10/13 & 06/10/18).

(c) Dina Burford - Moorhen
(c) Dina Burford - Flooded Track
(c) Dina Burford - Flooded Wheatear Field

Monday October 7th

No reports.

Tuesday October 8th

Richard Horton: Common Sandpiper & Wheatear.

Peter Brown: 2 Snipe, 14 Lapwing, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 20 Wigeon, Pheasant, Grey Wagtail, Kestrel & 2 Buzzard.

Wednesday October 9th

John Hunt: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 12+ Skylark, 12+ Meadow Pipit, 25+ House Martin, 15+ Swallow, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4+ Buzzard, Peregrine & Red Kite.

Richard Horton: 50 Golden Plover.

(c) Dina Burford - Spindle Berries
(c) Dina Burford - Common Darter
(c) Dina Burford - An Angelic Apparition in the Woods

Thursday October 10th

No reports.

Friday October 11th

Mark Elsoffer: Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Little Egret, Kestrel & Buzzard.

We had the pleasure of showing a dozen or so local councillors around site today as part of the BVCP's AGM.

Saturday October 12th

No reports.

Sunday October 13th

S Mansfield: 2 Common Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe & Yellow-legged Gull.

(c) Daniel Cook - Autumnal Scenes
(c) Daniel Cook - Autumnal Scenes
(c) Daniel Cook - Autumnal Scenes
(c) Daniel Cook - Autumnal Scenes

Monday October 14th

No reports.

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