Tuesday 30 November 2021

Monday 1st November to Tuesday 30th November

Volunteer Work Parties

Our updated volunteer work party schedule for the next 5 months.

Please do come and join us if you're free - a great way to spend a morning, helping nature, working with the local community, and having some fun at the same time.

Monday 1st November

Dina Burford: Grey Wagtail.

(c) Dina Burford - Kestrel

(c) Colin Varndell - Coot

(c) Colin Varndell - Cormorant

Tuesday 2nd November

(c) Dina Burford - Fox

(c) Colin Fyfield - Sunset Over Tice's Meadow

Wednesday 3rd November

Dina Burford: 2 Little Egret.

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Crested Grebe

(c) Colin Varndell - Little Egret

(c) Trever Saunders - Common Darter

Thursday 4th November

S Brownhill: 2 Green Sandpiper.

Dina Burford: Snipe, Little Egret & Grey Wagtail.

Thanks to Oli and Jake, the Kiln in Badshot Lea now has six new Swift nest boxes. Oli also cleaned out the Barn Owl nest box and repositioned the external camera.

(c) Jake Horton - Swift Nest Boxes

(c) Dina Burford - Green Sandpiper

Friday 5th November

(c) Colin Varndell - Len's Bonfire

(c) Trever Saunders - Kingfisher

Saturday 6th November

Clare Dell: Cetti's Warbler.

Sunday 7th November

John Hunt: 2 Little Egret, 38 Lapwing, Stonechat & Cetti's Warbler.

Kevin Duncan: 13 Barnacle Goose (feral).

(c) Colin Varndell - Bruce

(c) Colin Varndell - Sunrise

(c) Alison Van Pelt - Fox

Monday 8th November

(c) Colin Varndell - Sunrise

Tuesday 9th November

John Hunt: Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 38 Wigeon, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat & Cetti's Warbler.

(c) Dina Burford - Cormorant

(c) Colin Varndell - Long-tailed Tit

(c) Trever Saunders - Reed Beds

Wednesday 10th November

Colin Varndell: Little Egret.

(c) Colin Varndell - Jay

(c) Trever Saunders - The Hide

Thursday 11th November

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Skylark & 2 Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Misty Morning

(c) Colin Varndell - Red Kite

Friday 12th November

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Fieldfare & 5 Skylark.

Oli, Richard and Mark spent the morning at the Kiln. First they wired-up the newly repositioned external camera on the Barn Owl box. Then they positioned the concrete blocks that will be the footings for our new storage container.

(c) Dina Burford - Little Grebe

(c) Colin Varndell - Common Darter

(c) Mark Elsoffer - The New View

Saturday 13th November

(c) Alan David Taylor - Long-tailed Tit

Sunday 14th November

Dina Burford: Little Egret & 45 Wigeon.

(c) Dina Burford - Grey Heron

Monday 15th November

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper, 103 Lapwing, 3 Little Egret & 33 Wigeon.

(c) Trever Saunders - Goldcrest

(c) Trever Saunders - Ray Hard at Work

Tuesday 16th November

Dina Burford: Little Egret, Green Woodpecker & Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Great Spotted Woodpecker

(c) Dina Burford - Peregrine

(c) Colin Varndell - Egyptian Geese

Wednesday 17th November

John Hunt: 87 Lapwing, Little Egret, 12 Wigeon, Common Gull, 2 Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler & Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Common Darter

(c) Colin Varndell - Greenfinch

Thursday 18th November

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 6 Common Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Fieldfare & Peregrine.

Our new community tool store arrived at the Kiln this morning. This was partially funded by the Co-Op Local Community Fund - thanks to all the Co-Op members who chose us as their local cause.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - The Container Arrives

Rushmoor Borough Councillor Sophie Porter arranged a meeting this evening between Surrey Police, Hampshire Police, local residents and politicians (including Hampshire County Councillor Bill Withers), to discuss cross-border cooperation in the policing of Tice's Meadow.

(c) Jules Crossley - Councillors Porter & Withers with Police Officers
(c) Dina Burford - Cormorant

(c) Keith Leman - Great Crested Grebe

Friday 19th November

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Little Egret & 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (19th for site, 6th this year).

Rushmoor Borough Councillor Sophie Porter arranged a meeting with Surrey Police on site tonight. We had a productive chat about the policing of the nature reserve, and the importance of local residents reporting crime and anti-social behaviour to 101.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Surrey Police Visit Site

(c) Colin Varndell - Egyptian Geese

(c) Nikki Palmer - Woodland Track

Saturday 20th November

28 volunteers cleared a large area of willow from the reed bed at this morning's work party - giving the reeds a chance to flourish, and improving the view from Horton’s Mound at the same time. Thanks to Andy & Sharon for the baked potatoes!

Roger & Slasher were bird ringing at the feeding station this morning. 

(c) Simon Monk - Work Party

(c) Murray Nurse - They Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Bird Ringing

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Work Party

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Work Party

Sunday 21st November

M Scott: 3 Little Grebe.

(c) Victoria Sibbald's Son - Green Woodpecker

Monday 22nd November

(c) Dina Burford - Red Kite Bathing

Tuesday 23rd November

C Jones: Green Sandpiper.

(c) Colin Varndell - Chiffchaff

Wednesday 24th November

P Osborn: Green Sandpiper.

Dina Burford: Little Egret.

Thursday 25th November

Peter Brown: 8 Little Grebe.

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, Lesser Redpoll & 16 Fieldfare.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Sunset Over the Reed Beds

(c) Dina Burford - Tufted Duck

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Spotted Woodpecker

Friday 26th November

No reports.

Saturday 27th November

No reports.

Sunday 28th November

Richard Seargent: Green Sandpiper, Water Rail & 30+ Fieldfare.

Dina Burford: Little Egret.

(c) Dina Burford - Cattle in the Meadow

(c) Colin Varndell - Nuthatch

(c) Nicky Vanderwert - Flooded Reed Bed

Monday 29th November

(c) Alan David Taylor - Robin

(c) Dina Burford - Snowy Meadow

(c) Dina Burford - Snowy Reed Bed

Tuesday 30th November

(c) Dina Burford - Chaffinch