Friday 30 October 2020

Wednesday 14th October to Friday 30th October

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.

Some great coverage in the Farnham Herald here.


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.

Wednesday 14th October

Dina Burford: 26 Lapwing.

(c) Dina Burford - Red Kite

Thursday 15th October

Karen McCormack: Green Sandpiper & Snipe.

(c) Dina Burford - Woodland Track


Friday 16th October

(c) Gillian Bamford - Coot

(c) Gillian Bamford - Great Crested Grebe


Saturday 17th October

Murray Nurse: Great White Egret.

Hillary MacBean: Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 9 Swallow, 40 Redwing, 70 Fieldfare, Lesser Redpoll & 8 Siskin.

Team Tice's, led by Hillary MacBean, entered BirdLife International's Global Bird Weekend today, recording 61 bird species.

Dina Burford: Purple Brittlegill (Russula atropurpurea) & Scarlet Firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea) - new for site.

(c) Dina Burford - Great White Egret

(c) Melanie Nicholls - Common Darter


Sunday 18th October

Mark Elsoffer: Great White Egret, Little Egret, 23 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, Dartford Warbler, 5 Stonechat & 5 Lesser Redpoll.

12th site record of Dartford Warbler, last recorded 15/08/20.

(c) Dina Burford - Great White Egret
(c) Simon Monk - Egyptian Geese

Monday 19th October

(c) Colin Varndell - Moody Skies

(c) Colin Varndell - Autumnal Colours


Tuesday 20th October

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper, 24 Lapwing, 19 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 14 Wigeon & Peregrine.

Richard Horton: Caspian Gull (3rd wtr).

12th site record of Caspian Gull, last recorded 28/12/19. 144th bird species recorded on site in 2020.

(c) Dina Burford - Common Darter

Wednesday 21st October

Sean Foote: Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 14 Snipe, 32 Lapwing, 39 Shoveler, 44 Wigeon, Yellow-legged Gull & Blackcap.

Sean Foote identified the following new species for site:

  • Fragile Brittlegill (Russula fragilis),
  • Sepia Webcap (Cortinarius decipiens),
  • Crested Coral (Clavulina coralloides),
  • Sulphur Knight (Tricholoma sulphureum),
  • White Fibrecap (Inocybe geophylla),
  • Fiery-haired Weeping Widow (Lacrymaria pyrotricha).


Thursday 22nd October

(c) Colin Varndell - Buzzard

(c) Colin Varndell - Kestrel


Friday 23rd October

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, 52 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 125 Fieldfare, 80 Redwing & 8 Stonechat.

Mark Elsoffer, Jort Brough & Richard Horton: Cetti's Warbler.

4th site record of Cetti's Warbler, last recorded 31/08/20.

Dina Burford: A Slime Mould (Badhamia utricularis) - new species for site.

(c) Dina Burford - Swan Being Rescued

(c) Dina Burford - Badhamia utricularis


Saturday 24th October

Dina Burford: Green Sandpiper.


Sunday 25th October

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 51 Lapwing, 8 Snipe & Little Grebe.

Richard Horton: 3 Raven.

Dave Baker: Lesser Redpoll.

S Brownhill: Crossbill.

After heavy rain overnight, the River Blackwater burst its banks again this morning, for the second time this month. 

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Flooded Track

(c) Dina Burford - Bruce

(c) Dina Burford - Red Kite


Monday 26th October

Dina Burford: Grey Wagtail.

A huge thanks to Ray for (once again) clearing a section of the River Blackwater. Both Hanson and the Environment Agency refuse to maintain the river channel, despite it being a legal requirement - in fact, the Environment Agency refuse to even admit the channel is there, even though they helped move it!

(c) Colin Varndell - Ray Hard at Work

(c) Colin Varndell - Cleared River Blackwater


Tuesday 27th October

Dina Burford: Grey Wagtail. 

(c) Dina Burford - Spindle


Wednesday 28th October

Jon Jordan: Ring Ouzel.

Leonard Winchcombe: Curlew.

7th site record of Ring Ouzel, last recorded 15/10/19. 145th bird species recorded on site in 2020. 

Dina Burford: Coral Spot (Nectria cinnabarina) - new species for site.

(c) Dina Burford - Rainy Day


Thursday 29th October

No reports.

Friday 30th October

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, 12 Snipe, Jack Snipe & 52 Lapwing.

Richard Horton: 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

Leonard Winchcombe: 8 Siskin.

Jack Snipe is the 146th bird species recorded on site this year.

(c) Dina Burford - Red Kite

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