Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Monday 30th November to Wednesday 30th December

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.

 

Audio of the interview on BBC Radio Surrey with Daniel Gee of the Farnham Herald.


 

 

Monday 30th November

Richard Horton: Brent Goose.

 

Tuesday 1st December

Richard Seargent: 78 Lapwing & Brent Goose.  


(c) Jon Hawkins - Sunset

(c) Wail Sabbagh - Bullfinch

(c) Wail Sabbagh - Goldfinch

(c) Jason Davies - Red Kite


 

Wednesday 2nd December

Dina Burford: Brent Goose & Siskin.

(c) Dina Burford - Brent Goose

 

 

Thursday 3rd December

No reports.

 

Friday 4th December

 

(c) Dina Burford - Greylag Geese
 

Saturday 5th December

Dina Burford: c170 Lapwing, Brent Goose & Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Peregrine

 

Sunday 6th December

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 71 Lapwing, 21 Teal, 23 Wigeon, 19 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, Brent Goose, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail & 20+ Fieldfare.

Peter Brown: Peregrine.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Diving Coot

(c) Colin Varndell - Fox

(c) Colin Varndell - Song Thrush

(c) Colin Varndell - Stonechat


 

Monday 7th December

Anon: Brent Goose.

 

Tuesday 8th December

Dina Burford: Brent Goose.

Wail Sabbagh: Siskin.

Colin Varndell: Little Egret.

(c) Wail Sabbagh - House Sparrow

(c) Wail Sabbagh - Siskin

(c) Colin Varndell - Dunnock

(c) Colin Varndell - Fox

 

Wednesday 9th December

Peter Brown: Snipe, Brent Goose & Peregrine.

Karen McCormack: 60+ Lapwing.

Big thank you to Roger, Mark & Lara for bird ringing all morning at the feeding station - 50 birds were ringed, plus 9 re-traps. We then went to the Kiln to ring the Barn Owls, but unfortunately no-one was home.
 
 
(c) Dina Burford - Bird Ringers

(c) Dina Burford - Siskin Being Ringed

(c) Dina Burford - Siskin Being Ringed
 

We were delighted to host another group of home-educating children this afternoon. It's great to see so many members of the local community enjoying their nature reserve.

(c) Philippa Mitchell - Kids Visit

(c) Philippa Mitchell - Kids Visit

 

Thursday 10th December

No reports.

 

Friday 11th December

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper, Brent Goose, Kingfisher, 3 Siskin & Peregrine.

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Snipe & 124 Lapwing.

(c) Dina Burford - Lord Len & His Friend

 

 

Saturday 12th December

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper.

Dina Burford: Brent Goose & 2+ Siskin.

(c) Colin Varndell - Canada Geese

(c) Colin Varndell - Siskin

 

Sunday 13th December

Richard Seargent: Brent Goose & 184 Coot.

 

Monday 14th December

Dina Burford: Brent Goose, Grey Wagtail & Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Peregrine


Tuesday 15th December

Gillian Stokes: 2+ Siskin.

Dina Burford: Grey Wagtail.

Anon: Brent Goose.

(c) Dina Burford - Cormorant with Pike

(c) Dina Burford - Wren

(c) Colin Varndell - Red Kite


 

Wednesday 16th December

Dina Burford: Little Egret.


Thursday 17th December

Dina Burford: Brent Goose, Grey Wagtail & Siskin.

Dina Burford: Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes) - new species for site.

 

(c) Dina Burford - Red Kite over the Obs

(c) Dina Burford - Siskin

(c) Colin Varndell - Kestrel

(c) Colin Varndell - Dunnock

Our work doesn’t stop at the nature reserve boundary.... Working in partnership with the Badshot Lea Bloomers & Waverley Borough Council, this morning we built & launched a duck nesting raft on Badshot Lea Village Pond. Duck house to be added soon.
 
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Building the Raft

(c) Mark Elsoffer - The Raft Takes Float

(c) Mark Elsoffer - The Raft in Place

 

 

Friday 18th December

Richard Seargent: Brent Goose & Peregrine.

 

Saturday 19th December

John Hunt: Brent Goose.

Richard Seargent: Peregrine.

(c) John Hunt - Brent Goose

 

Sunday 20th December

Dina Burford: Brent Goose

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper.

(c) Colin Varndell - Magpie Mobbing a Kestrel

 

 

Monday 21st December

Richard Seargent: Brent Goose, Great Black-backed Gull (ad) & 5 Chiffchaff.

(c) Colin Varndell - Chaffinch

(c) Colin Varndell - Redwings

 

 

Tuesday 22nd December

Dina Burford: Brent Goose & 2+ Siskin.

Our Barn Owls at the Kiln were ringed this morning by BTO licensed ringers Roger & Lara. Surprisingly, both owls were male - one was a juvenile from this year, and one an adult c4 years old. All of the data gathered will be used to help our knowledge of Barn Owls.
 
(c) Jort Brough - Barn Owl Ringing

(c) Jort Brough - Barn Owl Ringing

(c) Jort Brough - Barn Owl Ringing

 

 

Wednesday 23rd December

Richard Seargent: Brent Goose, 16 Pochard & Water Rail.

Dina Burford: Firerug Inkcap (Coprinellus domesticus) & Silverleaf (Chondrostereum purpureum) - both new species for site.

 

Thursday 24th December

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper

Dina Burford: Brent Goose & 2+ Siskin.

(c) Dina Burford - Workings & Flooded Meadow

(c) Colin Varndell - Coot

(c) Colin Varndell - Crows mobbing a Buzzard

(c) Colin Varndell - Robin



Friday 25th December

 

(c) Dina Burford - Shoveler

(c) Simon Monk - A Busy Ibis Point

(c) Colin Varndell - Canada Geese

(c) Colin Varndell - Roe Deer

(c) Colin Varndell - Christmas Day Sunrise



Saturday 26th December

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper & Brent Goose.

Dina Burford: 1+ Siskin.

Beth Cook: Little Egret.

(c) Beth Cook - Little Egret

(c) Beth Cook - Little Egret

 

 

Sunday 27th December

Richard Seargent: Brent Goose.

 
(c) Dina Burford - Flooded Track

(c) Dina Burford - Western Silt Pond Overflowing Path

(c) Beth Cook - House Sparrow

(c) Beth Cook - Tufted Ducks
 

Monday 28th December

Anon: Brent Goose.

(c) Dina Burford - Frosty Morning

(c) Dina Burford - Frosty Morning
 

Tuesday 29th December

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper & Brent Goose

Richard Horton: Jack Snipe.

(c) Dina Burford - Brent Goose

 

Wednesday 30th December

Richard Seargent: Brent Goose.

(c) Rebecca Haskell - Frosty Morning

(c) Rebecca Haskell - Frosty Morning

 

 

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