Tuesday 31 October 2023

Sunday 1st October to Tuesday 31st October

2024 Calendars

The Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve 2024 calendars are now on sale.

Featuring a wonderful selection of photos taken on site this year. 

£8 if collected from Richard Horton or £10 posted. Please email ticesmeadowshop@gmail.com if you'd like one posted.

All profits go towards our work at the nature reserve.

Rushmoor Community Lottery

We've launched our page on the Rushmoor Community Lottery.

Tickets cost £1 per week - we will receive 50p per ticket (and other local good causes 10p).

You could win up to £25,000!

Scan the QR code below, or click this link to go to our page. Thank you for your support.

Volunteer Work Parties

Our volunteer work party schedule for the next few 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.

Sunday 1st October

John Hunt: Common Sandpiper.

Josephine Snell: 4 Green Sandpiper, Dunlin & 3 Swallow.

(c) Colin Varndell - Teal

(c) Dina Burford - Slow Worm

Monday 2nd October

Jort Brough: Dunlin & Siskin (131st bird species for 2023).

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper.

D MacLeod: Wheatear.

(c) Sarah Jane Womersley - Robin

Tuesday 3rd October

Peter Brown: Dunlin & Ringed Plover.

J Lewis: 2 Green Sandpiper.

(c) Gillian Bamford - Marmalade Hoverfly

Wednesday 4th October

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Gadwall

(c) Jon Hawkins - Grey Heron

(c) Colin Varndell - Little Grebe

Thursday 5th October

Richard Horton: 4 Green Sandpiper & Ruff (20th site record).

Three cattle from the Sussex Downlands Partnership arrived on site today. 

(c) Craig Nobbs - Cattle

(c) Dina Burford - Ruff

Friday 6th October

Mark Elsoffer: 4 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Ruff, 3 Snipe & 6 Stonechat.

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Willow Emerald Damselfly.

Dina Burford: Rabbit.

(c) Dina Burford - Red Kites

(c) Dina Burford - Ringed Plover

Saturday 7th October

Peter Brown: 3 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Ruff & Snipe.

Richard Horton: Peregrine.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Guelder Rose

(c) Jon Hawkins - Sunrise through the Guardian Oaks

Sunday 8th October

John Hunt: 4 Green Sandpiper, Ruff & 4 Snipe.

M Scott: Common Sandpiper & Sedge Warbler.

Colin Varndell: Barn Owl.

(c) Colin Varndell - Sunrise through the Guardian Oaks

Monday 9th October

Richard Horton: Green Sandpiper.

A group of Beaver Scouts from Farnham enjoyed a guided bat walk around site this evening.

(c) Colin Varndell - Fox

Tuesday 10th October

Richard Horton: 2 Green Sandpiper & Ringed Plover.

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Crested Grebe

(c) Colin Varndell - Grey Heron

Wednesday 11th October

Peter Brown: Ringed Plover, Ruff & Snipe.

S Brownhill: 3 Green Sandpiper.

Dina Burford: Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Peregrine

(c) Dina Burford - Ruff

Thursday 12th October

Colin Varndell: Peregrine.

(c) Colin Varndell - Cormorant

(c) Colin Varndell - Peregrine

Friday 13th October

Mark Elsoffer: Merlin (19th record for site, 132nd bird species for 2023).

Colin Varndell: Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover & Ruff.

(c) Colin Varndell - Red Kite

Saturday 14th October

Peter Brown: 3 Green Sandpiper & 2 Peregrine.

Jon Hawkins: Kingfisher.

(c) Dina Burford - Peregrines predating a Jay

(c) Jon Hawkins - Dunnock

(c) Jon Hawkins - Kingfisher

(c) Jon Hawkins - Lapwing

(c) Colin Varndell - Buzzards

Sunday 15th October

Richard Horton: 3 Green Sandpiper.

(c) Melanie Nicholls - Common Darter

(c) Jon Hawkins - Fox

(c) Jon Hawkins - Kingfisher

Monday 16th October

Richard Horton: Jack Snipe (133rd bird species for 2023).

John Hunt: 2 Green Sandpiper & 2 Snipe.

(c) Colin Varndell - Islands in the Workings

Tuesday 17th October

Richard Horton: 4 Green Sandpiper.

(c) Colin Varndell - Sunrise

Wednesday 18th October

Dudley Cox: Green Sandpiper.

Thursday 19th October

Peter Brown: 3 Ringed Plover & Dunlin.

Richard Horton: Green Sandpiper.

(c) Dina Burford - Dunlin & Ringed Plover

Friday 20th October

Peter Brown: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover & Dunlin.

Dina Burford: Snipe.

Colin Varndell: Peregrine.

(c) Dina Burford - Snipe

(c) Colin Varndell - Peregrine

Saturday 21st October

Oli S: Peregrine.

Dina Burford: Ringed Plover.

Over 30 families enjoyed a morning of free Halloween activities at the nature reserve today. Thanks to Katie & her helpers for running such a great event.

(c) Katie Wolfe - Creepy Bird Feeders

(c) Katie Wolfe - Pumpkin Painting

Massive thank you to the 19 volunteers who spent the morning cutting willow in our reed beds, including the Surrey Choices Growth Team.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Surrey Choices Growth Team

(c) Amber Homersham - Peregrine

Sunday 22nd October

Peter Brown: 4 Green Sandpiper.

Richard Horton: 3 Ringed Plover & Ring Ouzel (9th record for site, 134th bird species for 2023).

Colin Varndell: Kingfisher.

(c) Wild Cam - Fox

(c) Wild Cam - Little Egret

(c) Colin Varndell - Cattle

Monday 23rd October

John Hunt: 4 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 4 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret (new site record count), 6 Meadow Pipit & 2 Stonechat.

Peter Brown: 30+ Snipe.

(c) John Hunt - Great White Egrets (with Little Egret)

(c) John Hunt - Stonechat

(c) Dina Burford - Stonechat

Tuesday 24th October

Richard Horton: 3 Green Sandpiper.

Roger Dickey: 3 Snipe.

Roger Dickey spotted a probable Hazel Dormouse on his thermal imager this evening. If confirmed this would be the first record for site.

(c) Colin Varndell - Grey Heron with Pike

(c) Colin Varndell - Mute Swans

(c) Kevin Harman - Sparrowhawk

(c) Jon Hawkins - Grey Heron with Perch

(c) Jon Hawkins - Jay

Wednesday 25th October

Peter Brown: 5 Green Sandpiper.

M Scott: 2 Sedge Warbler.

Colin Varndell: 4 Little Egret.

(c) Colin Varndell - Fox

(c) Colin Varndell - Little Egret

Thursday 26th October

Peter Brown: 4 Green SandpiperBlack-tailed Godwit.

John Hunt: 3 Green Sandpiper (additional birds), 5 Stonechat & Peregrine.

Dina Burford: Snipe.

(c) Dina Burford - Black-tailed Godwit

(c) Dina Burford - Green Sandpipers

(c) Dina Burford - Stonechat

Friday 27th October

John Hunt: 4 Green Sandpiper, 40 Lapwing, 5 Little Egret, Shelduck (135th bird species for 2023) & 3 Stonechat.

Dina Burford: Snipe.

(c) Dina Burford - Shelduck

(c) Colin Varndell - Roe Deer

(c) Colin Varndell - Little Egret

Saturday 28th October

Richard Horton: Green Sandpiper.

(c) Colin Varndell - Tufted Duck

Sunday 29th October

Jon Hawkins: Little Egret.

(c) Jon Hawkins - Grey Heron

(c) Jon Hawkins - Little Egret

(c) Jon Hawkins - Shoveler

Monday 30th October

Peter Brown: 4 Green Sandpiper & Snipe.

(c) Dina Burford - Grey Wagtail

Tuesday 31st October

Peter Brown: 4 Green Sandpiper, Snipe & 8 Little Egret.