Tuesday 1 November 2022

Saturday 1st October to Monday 31st October

Co-Op Local Community Fund

We are delighted to have been chosen to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund. We're raising money to buy more tools and equipment for our volunteer work parties.

If you are a Co-Op member, please click the link below and choose us as your cause. 1% of everything you spend on selected Co-Op branded goods and services between today and 21st October 2023 will be donated to our cause:


Volunteer Work Parties

Our volunteer work party schedule for the next six 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.

Saturday 1st October

Richard Horton: 2 Green Sandpiper, Dartford Warbler (14th for site, 135th species for 2022), 2 Whinchat & Yellow Wagtail.

Colin Varndell: Wood Sandpiper.

(c) Jon Hawkins - House Martin

(c) Jon Hawkins - Sparrowhawk

Sunday 2nd October

Colin Varndell: Wood Sandpiper.

(c) Colin Varndell - Cormorant

(c) Colin Varndell - Wood Sandpiper

Monday 3rd October

John Hunt: Wood Sandpiper & Kingfisher.

Richard Horton: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper & Whinchat.

(c) John Hunt - Kingfisher

(c) John Hunt - Wood Sandpiper

(c) Colin Varndell - Kestrel & Starlings

Tuesday 4th October

Richard Horton: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper & Whinchat.

Roger Dickey: 2 Cetti's Warbler.

Dina Burford: 4 Snipe.

(c) Roger Dickey - Cetti's Warbler

(c) Dina Burford - Snipe

Wednesday 5th October

Colin Varndell: Wood Sandpiper.

Anon: 2 Whinchat.

(c) Colin Varndell - Wood Sandpiper

Thursday 6th October

John Hunt: Wood Sandpiper.

Richard Horton: Wheatear & 2 Whinchat.

Dina Burford: 2 Kingfisher.

Colin Varndell: Pheasant (male).

(c) John Hunt - Wood Sandpiper

(c) Jon Hawkins - Fox

(c) Jon Hawkins - Grey Heron with Perch

(c) Dina Burford - Kingfisher

Friday 7th October

Mark Elsoffer: 3 Green SandpiperWood Sandpiper, 16 Snipe, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Pheasant (female), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 30+ Stonechat (new record count) & 30+ Meadow Pipit.

Five of the Friday Irregulars met this morning to clear willow from the Perv Pool.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Grey Wagtail

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Wood Sandpiper

Saturday 8th October

John Hawkins: Wood Sandpiper & Pheasant (male).

Richard Horton: Common Sandpiper & Dartford Warbler.

Clare Dell: Kingfisher & Peregrine.

(c) John Hawkins - Wood Sandpiper

(c) Jon Hawkins - Fox

(c) Jon Hawkins - Grey Wagtail

(c) Jon Hawkins - Pheasant

Sunday 9th October

Jon Hawkins: Kingfisher & Pheasant (male).

(c) Jon Hawkins - Sunrise Over the Guardian Oaks

(c) Jon Hawkins - Kingfisher

(c) Jon Hawkins - Pheasant

Monday 10th October

Colin Varndell: Snipe & Kingfisher.

(c) Colin Varndell - Kingfisher

Tuesday 11th October

No reports.

Wednesday 12th October

(c) Colin Varndell - Green Woodpecker

Thursday 13th October

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper & Peregrine.

Dina Burford: Snipe, Little Egret & Kingfisher.

Colin Varndell: 2 Pheasant (females).

(c) Dina Burford - Great Crested Grebe

(c) Colin Varndell - Lapwing

(c) Colin Varndell - Stonechat

(c) Dina Burford - Peregrine

Friday 14th October

Mark Elsoffer: Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, Little Egret, Pochard, Kingfisher, 3 Pheasant (females), Cetti's Warbler & Dartford Warbler.

Colin Varndell: Peregrine.

Nine of the Friday Irregulars met this morning to clear willow from the Bike Pool.

(c) Dina Burford - Work Party

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Work Party

(c) Colin Varndell - Stonechat

Saturday 15th October

(c) Jon Hawkins - Dunnock

(c) Jon Hawkins - Magpie

(c) Colin Varndell - Teal

Sunday 16th October

Richard Horton: 2 Dartford Warbler (new record count) & 3 Pheasant (females).

Peter Brown: Green Sandpiper.

Phil Barnbrook: Peregrine.

(c) Wild Cam - Low Lane Path

(c) Jon Hawkins - Cormorant

(c) Jon Hawkins - Pheasant

Monday 17th October

Anon: Dartford Warbler.

Colin Varndell: Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 3 Pheasant (females) & Peregrine.

(c) Colin Varndell - Common Darter

(c) Colin Varndell - Woodland Track

Tuesday 18th October

(c) Steve Walsh - Buzzard

(c) Steve Walsh - Mallards

Wednesday 19th October

Peter Brown: Green Sandpiper & Dartford Warbler.

Thursday 20th October

Colin Varndell: Snipe.

(c) Colin Varndell - Cormorants

Friday 21st October

Richard Horton: Marsh Harrier (13th record for site, 5th this year).

Richard Seargent: 2 Green Sandpiper & 5 Redwing.

(c) Colin Varndell - Red Kite

Saturday 22nd October

Anon: Raven.

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Fieldfare & 6 Redwing.

Wildcam: 2 Pheasants (females).

A massive thank you to the 27 volunteers who turned up for our work party today. We cleared a large amount of willow from the reed beds. 

Great to have a real mixture of volunteers join us, including some of the Surrey Choices team, young Ethan who's doing his Waverley Abbey Challenge, Olivia and Emilie who are doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award, and Alex and Max who are on a work placement with us from Merrist Wood College.

(c) Gillian Bamford - Work Party

(c) Gillian Bamford - Work Party

(c) Jon Hawkins - Egyptian Goose

(c) Jon Hawkins - Tufted Duck

(c) Wildcam - Stonechat

Sunday 23rd October

(c) Colin Varndell - Gadwall

Monday 24th October

No reports.

Tuesday 25th October

No reports.

Wednesday 26th October

Colin Varndell: 6 Linnet.

Thursday 27th October

John Hunt: 3 Snipe & 3 Linnet.

Mark Elsoffer: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler & Pheasant (f).

(c) Dina Burford - Cockle Shells

Friday 28th October

John Hunt: Dartford Warbler.

Massive thanks to the 9 Friday Irregulars who attended the work party this morning. We cleared willow from around the Sand Martin Bank, started the salvage of the last beached tern raft, and did some other little jobs.

(c) John Hunt - Dartford Warbler

(c) Gillian Bamford - Work Party
(c) Dina Burford - Work Party

Saturday 29th October

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper.

Katie and her helpers ran a morning of free Halloween activities for children in the woods today. A huge thank you to community champion Gemma at Tesco Aldershot for donating the pumpkins.

(c) Katie Hunt - Halloween

(c) Katie Hunt - Halloween

(c) Kate Hunt - Halloween

(c) Wild Cam - Pheasants

Sunday 30th October

Don Lemmon: 2 Great White Egret (18th site record, last recorded 05/01/22).

Murray Nurse: "Probable" Caspian Gull.

Anon: Green Sandpiper.

(c) Andrew Platt - Flax

(c) Wild Cam - Tufted Duck

(c) Dina Burford - Great White Egret

Monday 31st October

John Hunt: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dartford Warbler & 2 Stonechat.

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