Wednesday 23 September 2020

Tuesday 15th September to Wednesday 23rd September

Site Sale

Your community nature reserve is being sold - agent's details here.

Please see the update to our petition here, and sign & share our petition to Hanson.

We have reached out to our partners and supporters, and are currently deciding our next move. In the meantime, please keep promoting the petition.


Pin Badges

Our new pin badges are now available to buy.

Four new designs: Bullfinch, Common Tern, Green Sandpiper & Reed Bunting.

£5 each (+ £1 p&p per 4 badges).

Limited to 100 per design. All details below.

Please email to place an order.

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.

Tuesday 15th September

Mark Elsoffer: Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 32 Lapwing, Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Stonechat & 60+ Swallow.

Roger Dickey: Sedge Warbler.

John Hunt: 12 Siskin.

Roger Dickey was bird ringing in the Woods and Reed Bed all day today, and the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership rangers were busy working on the new path.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Roger Ringing

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Chiffchaff

Wednesday 16th September

Mark Elsoffer: Common Sandpiper, 4+ Snipe, 25 Lapwing, Little Egret, 37 Egyptian Goose (new site record count), Sedge Warbler, 2 Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, Barn Owl, Peregrine & Hobby.

Mark Cutts: Lesser Redpoll

Leonard Winchcombe: 3 Green Sandpiper.

Lesser Redpoll is the 138th bird species recorded on site this year. Last recorded 19/01/19.

Roger Dickey and Mark Cutts were bird ringing in the Woods and Reed Bed all day today, with over 100 birds ringed before lunch. 

Clouded Yellow in the Meadow.

(c) Steven Gozdz - Hobby

(c) Steven Gozdz - Migrant Hawker

(c) Dina Burford - Swallow

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Early Morning Ringing

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Peregrine

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Lesser Redpoll

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Sunset


Thursday 17th September

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Snipe, 18 Lapwing, 30 Egyptian Goose, Litle Grebe, Common Gull, Sedge Warbler, 3 Stonechat, Whinchat, 7+ Yellow Wagtail, 6 Swallow & 2 Peregrine.

Andy Little: GLOSSY IBIS - in the Workings c17:45 to 18:35, before flying high east.

Golden Plover is the 139th bird species recorded on site this year. Last reported 09/10/19.

First site record of Glossy Ibis (7th record for Surrey). 197th bird species recorded on site. 140th bird species record on site this year.

Roger Dickey and Mark Cutts were bird ringing in the Woods and Reed Bed all morning. A huge thank you to the ringing team, including support from Jort Brough, Trevor Birkett & Leonard Winchcombe.

The final tally - 154 birds:
13 Blackcap, 11 Blue Tit, 71 Chiffchaff, 8 Dunnock, 15 Great Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Reed Bunting, 10 Reed Warbler, 4 Robin, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Wren.
A Great Tit was caught that had been ringed somewhere else in a nest box (details TBC) and a Blue Tit was caught that was ringed at Tice's as an adult in 2014, so is at least 7 years old!

The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership rangers finished the new path today. This all weather surfaced path runs from the Estate Entrance to Pegasus Bridge - we hope to extend it to the shelter on Horton's Mound in the future. Great work by the BVCP.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Glossy Ibis

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Mark Ringing

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Grey Wagtail

Friday 18th September

Mark Elsoffer: Golden Plover, 18 Lapwing, Shelduck (juv), Canada x Barnacle Goose hybrid, Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat, 2 Yellow Wagtail & Tawny Owl.

Peter Brown: 2 Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Peregrine & Hobby.

Dina Burford: 2 Little Grebe.

(c) Melanie Nicholls - Common Darters

(c) Melanie Nicholls - Migrant Hawker

(c) Dina Burford - Common Sandpiper

(c) Dina Burford - Hobby

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Golden Plover

(c) Mark Elsoffer - New Path

(c) Mark Elsoffer - New Path

Saturday 19th September

Richard Seargent: 3 Wigeon - the first returning birds of the autumn/winter. 

Dina Burford: Common Sandpiper & 3 Little Grebe. 

Simon Monk: Green Sandpiper.

Sharon Videan: Zebra Finch (escape).

(c) Wendy Pearce - Fox

(c) Richard Bavin - Sunset

(c) Dina Burford - Common Sandpiper

(c) Dina Burford - Little Grebes



Sunday 20th September

John Hunt: Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin & Snipe.

Trevor Birkett: Hobby

Simon Monk: Green Sandpiper.

(c) John Hunt - Stonechat

(c) Simon Monk - Great Crested Grebe

(c) Simon Monk - Little Grebe



Monday 21st September

Richard Horton: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Ruddy Shelduck (Cat E) & Wheatear

Dina Burford: 2 Snipe & Hobby.

(c) Dina Burford - Ruddy Shelduck

(c) Dina Burford - The New Path

Tuesday 22nd September

Jort Brough: Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail & Swallow. 

Dina Burford: Little Egret & Hobby.

(c) Richard Bavin - Sunflower

Wednesday 23rd September

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 9 Lapwing, Pintail (f), 11 Gadwall, 18 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 19 Shoveler, 6 Pochard & Peregrine.

17th site record of Pintail, last recorded 28/01/20.

Grim Styles: Beefsteak Fungus (Fistulina hepatica) - new species for site.

(c) Kev Campbell - Peregrine

(c) Kev Campbell - Red Kite

(c) Kev Campbell - Snipe


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