Sunday, 29 November 2020

Saturday 31st October to Sunday 29th November

Site Sale

The communities of Farnham, Badshot Lea, Aldershot, Tongham and Ash have six months to save Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve - full story here.



We're delighted to have received £2,464.04 from the Co-op Local Community Fund to pay for a biodiverse roof on our new hide. Thanks to Co-op members for chosing us as their local cause, and raising a massive £15 million for local causes.



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Saturday 31st October

Richard Seargent: Long-eared Owl (in the woods early morning, and seen again over the Meadow in the evening by Gavin Everson).

Dina Burford: Goldcrest.

First site record of Long-eared Owl. 200th bird species recorded on site, and 148th bird species recorded on site this year.


Sunday 1st November

S Brownhill: Green Sandpiper


Monday 2nd November

Dina Burford: Flat Oysterling (Crepidotus applanatus) & Orange Jellyspot (Dacrymyces stillatus) - new species for site.

(c) Dina Burford - Flat Oysterling

(c) Simon Riddle - Fox

(c) Simon Riddle - Sunset


Tuesday 3rd November

Dina Burford: Crystal Brain Fungus (Exidia nucleata) & Peeling Oysterling (Crepidotus mollis) - new species for site. 

(c) Dina Burford - Bark Beetle Galleries

(c) Dina Burford - Crystal Brain Fungus

Wednesday 4th November


(c) Dina Burford - Phil Braves the Mud


Thursday 5th November

No reports.


Friday 6th November

(c) Colin Varndell - Sunset over the Meadow

(c) Colin Varndell - Autumnal Colours


Saturday 7th November

Richard Seargent: 5 Little Egret & Yellow-legged Gull (adult).

S Brownhill: Green Sandpiper.  

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Tit

(c) Colin Varndell - Stonechat

(c) Colin Varndell - Bullfinch

(c) Dina Burford - Stonechat

Sunday 8th November

John Hunt: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 6+ Redwing, 2 Fieldfare & Ring-necked Parakeet.

Dina Burford: Firecrest.

Mark Elsoffer: 15 Snipe.

13th site record of Ring-necked Parakeet, last reported 10/07/20. 

11th site record of Firecrest, last reported 05/10/20.

(c) John Hunt - Stonechat

(c) Dina Burford - Firecrest

(c) Dina Burford - Snipe


Monday 9th November

Dina Burford: Firecrest & Peregrine. 

(c) Dina Burford - Egyptian Goose

(c) Dina Burford - Peregrine

Tuesday 10th November

Dina Burford: Green Sandpiper.

Colin Varndell: Goldcrest.

(c) Colin Varndell - Goldcrest

(c) Colin Varndell - Red Admiral

(c) Jon Hawkins - Rat

(c) Jon Hawkins - Magpie & Rat


Wednesday 11th November

No reports.


Thursday 12th November

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Common Gull & Peregrine. 

Dina Burford: Goldcrest.

Colin Varndell: Chiffchaff.

(c) Dina Burford - Kestrel

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Tit


Friday 13th November

Dina Burford: Hart's Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) - new species for site.

(c) Dina Burford - Lord Len

(c) Colin Varndell - Dunnock


Saturday 14th November

No reports.

Sunday 15th November

Richard Seargent: 20+ Siskin.

Sara Gillingham: Goldcrest.

(c) Dina Burford - Flooded Track


Monday 16th November

John Hunt: 56 Lapwing, 14 Teal, 10 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 16 Gadwall, 13 Egyptian Geese, 4 Bullfinch, Chiffchaff & 6 Redwing.

(c) John Hunt - Wren


Tuesday 17th November

Dina Burford: A Slime Mould (Arcyria stipata) - new species for site.


Wednesday 18th November

Dina Burford: Snipe.

Laura Hamilton: Tawny Owl (regularly heard calling at night from the estate).

(c) Marley McClelland - Toad

(c) Marley McClelland - Wasp Spider

(c) Marley McClelland - Wood Mouse


Thursday 19th November

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, 8+ Snipe, 86 Lapwing, 20 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing & Peregrine.

We had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful group of children from Farnborough Rambles & Brambles today. It was great to see so many kids connecting with the nature on their doorstep.

(c) Ed Brydon - Farnborough Rambles & Brambles

(c) Ed Brydon - Farnborough Rambles & Brambles

(c) Ed Brydon - Farnborough Rambles & Brambles

Friday 20th November

(c) Dina Burford - Collared Dove



Saturday 21st November

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper.

Mark Elsoffer: 3 Snipe, 82 Lapwing & Common Gull.

(c) Craig Nobbs - Silt Pond

(c) Dina Burford - Chaffinch

(c) Colin Varndell - Canada Geese

(c) Colin Varndell - Common Gull

Sunday 22nd November

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper, 68 Lapwing, 5 Teal, 44 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 17 Egyptian Goose, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 7 Meadow Pipit & 7 Reed Bunting.

Mark Elsoffer: Little Egret & 5 Stonechat. 

Beth Cook: Goldcrest.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Sunlit Hide

(c) Craig Nobbs - Guardian Oaks

(c) Simon Monk - Goldfinches

(c) Harriet Childs - Sunset over the Workings

(c) Beth Cook - Goldcrest

(c) Beth Cook - Long-tailed Tit


Monday 23rd November

(c) Colin Varndell - Tufted Duck


Tuesday 24th November

Richard Horton: Green Sandpiper & Caspian Gull (3rd winter).

13th site record of Caspian Gull, last recorded 20/10/20. 

(c) Dina Burford - Green Sandpiper

(c) Colin Varndell - Dunnock


Wednesday 25th November

No reports.


Thursday 26th November

Mark Elsoffer: Snipe, 82 Lapwing, 23 Egyptian Goose, 71 Greylag Goose, 5 Common Gull, 24 Siskin, 2 Goldcrest, Lesser Redpoll & Treecreeper.

Anon: Green Sandpiper.

(c) Colin Varndell - Redwing & Fieldfare

Friday 27th November

(c) Phil Fiddes - Dunnock

(c) Phil Fiddes - Tufted Duck
(c) Dina Burford - Kestrel


Saturday 28th November

(c) Dina Burford - Grey Heron


Sunday 29th November

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper, 4 Golden Plover (over), 66 Lapwing, Brent Goose, 2 Common Gull, Siskin & Grey Wagtail.

Richard Seargent: 7 Golden Plover (over, in addition to the above 4), Little Grebe, 19 Fieldfare & 32 Redwing.

Eighth site record of Brent Goose, last recorded 12/05/19. 149th bird species recorded on site this year.

(c) John Hunt - Brent Goose (right)