Sunday 1 March 2020

Tuesday February 18th to Sunday March 1st

Bird Hide Closed

Unfortunately, we've had to close our new hide due to the very high water levels. We shall endeavour to re-open it once we deem it safe for use by the public.

(c) John Hunt - The Hide

Press Coverage

Our nomination for a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, and the recent event at Loseley Park where were the guests of HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, has been covered in the Farnham Herald, Aldershot News & Mail and Surrey Advertiser.

(c) Farnham Herald
(c) Aldershot News & Mail

We were honoured and delighted to have been nominated for a Birdwatch Magazine Local Heros award. Thanks Josephine for the nomination.

(c) Birdwatch Magazine
(c) Birdwatch Magazine

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.


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.

Tuesday February 18th

John Hunt: Little Egret & 2 Grey Wagtail.

Colin Varndell: Merlin (male).

(c) John Hunt - Gadwall
(c) John Hunt - The Meadow
(c) Colin Varndell - Buzzard
(c) Colin Varndell - Little Egret
(c) Colin Varndell - Red Kite

Wednesday February 19th

Richard Horton: Swan Goose (escape).

(c) Keith Lightfoot - Greenfinch
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Grey Wagtail
(c) Keith Lightfoot - Lapwing

Thursday February 20th

No reports.

Friday February 21st

Mark Elsoffer: 5 Snipe, 5 Little Grebe, Mediterranean Gull, 6 Redwing, 28 Fieldfare & Grey Wagtail.

Finlay Hutchinson: Little Egret.

(c) Dina Burford - Grey Wagtail
(c) Kyle Russell - Aerial View of Site
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Flooded Hide

Saturday February 22nd

Steve Minhinnick: Green Sandpiper & 2 Mediterranean Gull.

A big thanks to the 11 volunteers who attended our work party this morning. We put up 10 nest boxes, cleared a couple of fallen trees from the paths and picked litter. Great work everyone.

(c) Simon Monk - Grey Wagtail
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Putting up Nest Boxes
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Putting up Nest Boxes
(c) Mark Elsoffer - A Well-earned Break

Sunday February 23rd

Richard Seargent: 3 Little Grebe, 19 Common Gull, Chiffchaff & Redwing.

(c) Simon Monk - Chaffinch

Monday February 24th

No reports.

Tuesday February 25th

Peter Brown: Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, Pheasant & Merlin (female).

Dina Burford: Goldcrest.

We had the pleasure of handing over 50 nest boxes to the pupils of Badshot Lea Village Infants School this morning. We hope the pupils enjoy putting them up in their gardens and watching the birds move in.
(c) Richard Horton - School Assembly
(c) Dina Burford - The Workings & Silt Ponds Join Up

Wednesday February 26th

Murray Nurse: Snipe & Peregrine.

Anon: Siskin.

Dina Burford: Little Egret.

Alex Potts: Treecreeper.

16th site record of Treecreeper, last reported 14/08/19.

A group of visitors from the RSPB Dorking & District Local Group enjoyed a walk around site today.

(c) Alex Potts - Dunnock
(c) Alex Potts - Treecreeper
(c) Alex Potts - Wren
(c) Dina Burford - Feeders Full of Finches
(c) Dina Burford - Little Egret
(c) Dina Burford - Red Kite
(c) Colin Varndell - Stonechat

Thursday February 27th

Leonard Winchcombe: 4 Great Crested Grebe & 40+ Fieldfare.

Friday February 28th

No reports.

Saturday February 29th

Richard Seargent: 2 Mediterranean Gull.

(c) Dina Burford - Dragonfly Pond
(c) Dina Burford - Flooded Hide
(c) Colin Varndell - Flooded Hide
(c) Colin Varndell - Mallards
(c) Colin Varndell - Roe Deer
(c) Colin Varndell - Tufted Ducks

Sunday March 1st

Mark Elsoffer: 5 Little Grebe & Raven (outside).

(c) Simon Monk - Blackbird
(c) Simon Monk - Reed Bunting
(c) Simon Monk - Waterside Nesting Spot?
(c) Kelly Wright - Chaffinch
(c) Paul Mannering - Robin
(c) Paul Mannering - Toad
(c) Paul Mannering - Vole
(c) Colin Varndell - Buzzard
(c) Colin Varndell - Buzzard
(c) Colin Varndell - Buzzard

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