Monday 3 February 2020

Monday January 20th to Monday February 3rd

Site Sale

At the Site Management Meeting on Thursday 23rd January, Hanson informed us that the site has been sold to a developer, who will have 20 days from the date of receiving the information they've requested to complete the deal. We hope to meet with the new owners as soon as the deal is completed.

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 message 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.

Co-op Local Community Fund

We're delighted to be taking part in the Co-op Local Community Fund. If you're a Co-op member, please choose us as and 1% of your spending will be donated to us, no matter where you live. If you're not a Co-op member, please consider signing up.

Volunteer Work Parties

Our volunteer work party schedule for the next 3 months.

Whilst the site sale hangs over us, it's still business as usual as we have a community nature reserve to manage. Our summer migrant breeding birds will be returning soon, so we have plenty of work to do getting the nest boxes, tern rafts, sand martin bank & swift tower ready for them.

All welcome to join us. More details here:


We're holding our annual BioBlitz on Saturday 13th June - please see the below poster for details. More events will be added as we get closer to the event, so please keep checking our website.

Monday January 20th

(c) Paul Lawston - Bullfinch
(c) Paul Lawston - Fox
(c) Colin Varndell - Geese
(c) Colin Varndell - Long-tailed Tit
(c) Colin Varndell - Meadow Pipit
(c) Colin Varndell - Reed Bunting
(c) Colin Varndell - Stonechat

Tuesday January 21st

Dina Burford: Little Egret, Grey Wagtail & Goldcrest.

(c) Alex Potts - Goldcrest
(c) Dina Burford - Gadwall
(c) Dina Burford - Greenfinch
(c) Dina Burford - Grey Wagtail
(c) Dina Burford - Little Egret
(c) Dina Burford - Nuthatch
(c) Colin Varndell - Carrion Crow
(c) Colin Varndell - Long-tailed Tit
(c) Colin Varndell - Pied Wagtail
(c) Colin Varndell - Red Kite

Wednesday January 22nd

Alex Potts: Goldcrest.

(c) Alex Potts - Goldcrest
(c) Alex Potts - Robin
(c) Alex Potts - Wren

Thursday January 23rd

No reports.

Friday January 24th

Colin Varndell: Little Egret & Goldcrest.

(c) Colin Varndell - Goldcrest
(c) Colin Varndell - Little Egret
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Goldfinch
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Meadow Pipit
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Pied Wagtail
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Pochard
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Tufted Duck

Saturday January 25th

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper & Water Rail.

A massive thank you to the 19 volunteers who attended our work party this morning. We cleaned all of the bird feeders, pruned the hedge around the shelter, cut back along the paths and cleared 6 bags of rubbish.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Well Earned Break Time
(c) Simon Monk - Mallards

Sunday January 26th

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper, Little Egret & Grey Wagtail.

Richard Seargent: 5 Snipe & Water Rail.

(c) John Hunt - Grey Wagtail
(c) John Hunt - Wren
(c) Simon Monk - Pied Wagtail
(c) Simon Monk - Tufted Duck

Monday January 27th

(c) Dave Carlsson - Bullfinch

Tuesday January 28th

Hannes Leonard: Green Sandpiper, Pintail & Grey Wagtail.

16th site record of Pintail, last recorded 27/12/19.

(c) Hannes Leonard - Chaffinch
(c) Hannes Leonard - Gadwall
(c) Hannes Leonard - Robin
(c) Dina Burford - Chaffinches
(c) Dina Burford - Sand Martin Bank
(c) Dina Burford - The Waterside Hide

Wednesday January 29th

(c) Dina Burford - The Waterside Hide
(c) Dina Burford - Cormorants & Gulls
(c) Jason Davies - Blue Tit
(c) Jason Davies - Long-tailed Tit
(c) Colin Varndell - Goldfinch
(c) Colin Varndell - Long-tailed Tits
(c) Colin Varndell - Pied Wagtail
(c) Colin Varndell - Stonechat

Thursday January 30th

(c) Keith Lightfoot - Black-headed Gull
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Blackbird
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Chaffinch
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Great Spotted Woodpecker
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Mute Swan

Friday January 31st

No reports.

Saturday February 1st

Mark Elsoffer: Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail & Goldcrest.

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper.

Licensed surveyors from the BVCT, BVCP & Surrey Bat Group recorded 2 Brown Long-eared Bats and 17 Peacock butteflies hibernating in the Bat Cave today.

A group of visitors from Natural Surrey Heath enjoyed a guided pond dipping walk today.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Rising Water Levels
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Rising Water Levels
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Surveyors Wading to the Bat Cave
(c) Dina Burford - Blackbird
(c) Dina Burford - Greenfinch
(c) John Hunt - Pochard
(c) John Hunt - Shoveler
(c) Simon Monk - Chaffinch
(c) Simon Monk - Goldfinch
(c) Simon Monk - Greenfinch
(c) Colin Harvey - Little Egret
(c) David Wilcock - Sunset

Sunday February 2nd

Richard Horton: Green Sandpiper & Water Rail.

Kelly Wright: Goldcrest.

Simon Monk: Grey Wagtail.

(c) Simon Monk - Bullfinch
(c) Simon Monk - Grey Wagtail
(c) Kelly Wright - Goldcrest
(c) Kelly Wright - Greenfinch
(c) Kelly Wright - Meadow Pipit

Monday February 3rd

No reports.

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