May 2019

Sunday 26 May

Thursley Common: male Golden Oriole singing in woodland adjacent to Parish Field for c.20 minutes mid-morning though no further sign in afternoon (P Marshall).

Tice’s Meadow: Ringed Plover and two Dunlin (D Baker).

Saturday 25 May

London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Tice’s Meadow: Oystercatcher still and Common Sandpiper (R Seagent/TMBG).

Friday 24 May

Richmond Park: Common Sandpiper (A Dutta).

Rushett Farm: Crossbill (A Quinn).

Tice’s Meadow: Oystercatcher and Dunlin in Workings (M Elsoffer).

Thursday 23 May

Beddington Farmlands: Arctic Tern (BFBG).

Holmethorpe SP: Shelduck flew over Railway Pools (G Hay).

Stoke Lock: Common Sandpiper on River Wey by lower meadow (S Chastell).

Thorncombe Street: Honey Buzzard flew west over Allden’s Hill at 15:40 (E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: Dunlin in Workings (TMBG).

Wednesday 22 May

Beddington Farmlands: adult Yellow-legged Gull and two Oystercatchers (BFBG).

London Wetland Centre: Dunlin (WWT).

Richmond Park: drake and female Shelduck (S Read).

Tuesday 21 May

London Wetland Centre: Greenshank (WWT).

Monday 20 May

Beddington Farmlands: Greenshank (BFBG).

Bookham Common: Osprey flew north early afternoon (BirdGuides).

Leatherhead: 1st-summer Mediterranean Gull flew east (N Batten).

London Wetland Centre: Yellow Wagtail (WWT).

Richmond Park: Golden Oriole singing briefly near Lodge c.09:40 then flew towards centre of park (no further sign by late morning); also pale morph Honey Buzzard flew northeast c.11:30, three Sandwich Terns flew west over Pen Ponds c.16:00 and Common Sandpiper (N Croft/P Davies/S Read/J Wilczur).

Sunday 19 May

Beddington Farmlands: two Oystercatchers (BFBG).

Island Barn Reservoir: two Sandwich Terns flew east at 07:32 (D Harris).

Sandwich Tern, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).

London Wetland Centre: Blue-headed Wagtail and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Tice’s Meadow: three Common Sandpipers in the Workings (M Elsoffer).

Saturday 18 May

Beddington Farmlands: two Greenshanks, Raven and four Common Sandpipers (BFBG).

London Wetland Centre: Dunlin, two Oystercatchers and two Common Sandpipers (L Arnold/E Garcia/WWT).

Friday 17 May

Beddington Farmlands: Turnstone and five Common Sandpipers (BFBG).

Broadwater Lake: two Common Sandpipers (D Elliot).

London Wetland Centre: two Yellow Wagtails and Common Sandpiper (O Dewhurst/WWT).

Stoke Lock: Common Sandpiper on River Wey (S Chastell).

Tice’s Meadow: Ringed Plover (A Goddard).

Thursday 16 May

Beddington Farmlands: Grey Plover, Whimbrel and four Common Sandpipers (BFBG/S Thomas).

London Wetland Centre: Turnstone on Main Lake; also Red-crested Pochard, Wheatear and Common Sandpiper (O Dewhurst/M Honey).

Richmond Park: eight Common Sandpipers (O Dewhurst).

Rotherhithe: Oystercatcher on River Thames near Rotherhithe Tunnel (E Olson).

Tice’s Meadow: two Common Sandpipers still (M Elsoffer).

Wednesday 15 May

Horsell Common: Common Sandpiper at Heather Farm (A Smith).

London Wetland Centre: Ringed Plover and Greenshank (WWT).

Richmond Park: Common Sandpiper (O Dewhurst).

Stoke Lake: three Common Sandpipers (S Chastell).

Tuesday 14 May

Beddington Farmlands: Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

London Wetland Centre: Wheatear and two Common Sandpipers (WWT).

Papercourt Water Meadows: Little Ringed Plover again on pools in field just north of Wharf Lane (A Goddard).

Richmond Park: Yellow Wagtail and female Wheatear (H Bradshaw/O Dewhurst).

Tice’s Meadow: Knot still in Workings; also Common Sandpiper still (P Myers-Brown/R Seargent/L Winchcombe).

Monday 13 May

Capel: Yellow Wagtail (W Attridge)

Holmethorpe SP: two Common Sandpipers at Water Colours Lagoon (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Wood Sandpiper still on Grazing Marsh; also Black-tailed Godwit still and Common Sandpiper (M Honey/WWT).

Thundry Meadows: female Hen Harrier flew over at 10:45 (J Rowland).

Tice’s Meadow: Knot still in Workings (L Winchcombe).

Sunday 12 May

London Wetland Centre: Wood Sandpiper on Grazing Marsh; also Black-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpiper (M Parker/A Parr/S Patel/WWT).

Richmond Park: two Yellow Wagtails and two Common Sandpipers (O Dewhurst).

Tice’s Meadow: Knot in Workings (first site record); also Brent Goose and Common Sandpiper still (R Horton/J Hunt/R Seargent/E Stubbs et al).

Wimbledon Common: female Wheatear (A Podmore).

Saturday 11 May

Beddington Farmlands: White Wagtail; also, on 10th, four Ringed Plover and male Wheatear (BFBG).

Brent Goose, Tice's Meadow (E Stubbs).
Brent Goose, Tice’s Meadow (E Stubbs).

Crooksbury Common: at least two churring Nightjars (Surrey first of year) and 15+ Crossbills (K Britten/J Gates/S Jones/ E Stubbs).

Farnham Heath RSPB: 20+ Crossbill (CH).

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit, Red-crested Pochard, Yellow Wagtail and Common Sandpiper (O Dewhurst/WWT).

Papercourt Water Meadows: Little Ringed Plover still on pools in field just north of Wharf Lane then flushed by Sparrowhawk (C Lodge).

Snowdenham Mill Pond: female Red-crested Pochard (K Britten/S Jones/E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: Brent Goose still; also two Common Sandpipers (TMBG).

Thorncombe Street: Whimbrel flew north over Broomy Down (K Britten/S Jones/ E Stubbs).

Friday 10 May

Holmethorpe SP: Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper at Water Colours Lagoon (G Hay).

Yellow Wagtail, Worcester Park (I Rowe).
Yellow Wagtail, Worcester Park (I Rowe).

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, three Wheatears and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Papercourt Water Meadows: Little Ringed Plover on pools in field just north of Wharf Lane (TQ 023 561) in afternoon (C Lodge).

Tice’s Meadow: three Black-tailed Godwits and Ringed Plover (K Duncan).

Worcester Park: female Yellow Wagtail in horse fields (I Rowe).

Thursday 9 May

Beddington Farmlands: two Ringed Plovers, four Common Sandpipers, Yellow Wagtail and three White Wagtails (BFBG).

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover and Wheatear (WWT).

South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper still (J Hughes).

Tice’s Meadow: Brent Goose still; also Dunlin and Black-tailed Godwit (M Elsoffer).

West Clandon: two Grey Partridges still (M Grimes).

Wednesday 8 May

Beddington Farmlands: Bar-tailed Godwit, Arctic Tern, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, four Common Sandpipers, Yellow Wagtail and male Wheatear (BFBG).

Capel: female Wheatear (W Attridge).

Frensham Great Pond: eight Black Terns early evening (S Peters).

Holmethorpe SP: Ringed Plover and Dunlin at Mercers Lake early morning; also at least two Greenshank and two Common Sandpipers at Water Colours Lagoon (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit, three Dunlin, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper and Wheatear (O Dewhurst/WWT).

Richmond Park: three Common Sandpipers (J Wilczur).

South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper (J Hughes).

Tice’s Meadow: two Black Terns, Arctic Tern and Black-tailed Godwit (TMBG).

Tuesday 7 May

Beddington Farmlands: Spotted Flycatcher (Surrey first of year) and Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

Whinchat, West Clandon (S Chastell).

Brockwell Park: female Whinchat in fenced off meadow by BMX track (M Mac).

Frensham Great Pond: Common Sandpiper (W Legge).

Hedgecourt Lake: unconfirmed report of probable Kentish Plover this morning (no sign late afternoon).

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit still; also Whinchat, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, three Wheatears and Nightingale (S Barry/O Dewhurst/WWT).

Richmond Park: Whinchat and female Wheatear (H Bradshaw).

Stoke Lake: Common Sandpiper still on island (M Fincham).

Thursley Common: two Whinchats near Red House Farm (P Curnock).

West Clandon: two Grey Partridges, male Whinchat and female Wheatear at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground (S Chastell/D Cox/M Phelps).

Monday 6 May

Frimley: male Brambling still in garden on Old Pasture Road (M Radbourn).

Leigh: female Wheatear near Leigh Place (R Gowrley)

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit still; also Common Sandpiper and female Wheatear (M Honey/B Steger).

Molesey: Great White Egret flew east early morning (D Harris).

Richmond Park: two Whinchat and four Wheatears (N Anderson/K Bull/P Pentek).

Tice’s Meadow: first-winter Brent Goose and Black-tailed Godwit still; also Wheatear and three Common Sandpipers (J Hunt/R Seargent).

Sunday 5 May

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit still on Wader Scrape; also two Yellow Wagtails (WWT).

Richmond Park: Whimbrel on grassland east of Pen Ponds c.05:15 then flew off; also three Red-crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper and two Shelduck (O Dewhurst).

Snowdenham Mill Pond: female Red-crested Pochard (E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: first-winter Brent Goose and Black-tailed Godwit still in Workings; also Whinchat, two Dunlin and Common Sandpiper (R Seargent).

Saturday 4 May

Beddington Farmlands: Greenshank and Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

Birtley Green: female Wheatear at Bonhurst Farm (E Stubbs).

Burgh Heath: Wheatear at Canons Farm (D Campbell).

Wheatear, Birtley Green.
Wheatear, Bonhurst Farm.

London Wetland Centre: Whimbrel flew over; also Common Sandpiper, Wheatear and Black-tailed Godwit still (M Honey/WWT).

Stoke Lake: Common Sandpiper on island (M Kettell).

Thorncombe Street: Brambling flew over Junction Field (E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: two Common Cranes flew high northwest mid-afternoon; also Black Tern flew northwest c.14:00, first-winter Brent Goose and Black-tailed Godwit still in Workings, Mediterranean Gull, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail (TMBG).

Friday 3 May

Beddington Farmlands: Blue-headed Wagtail, Tree Pipit, seven Yellow Wagtails, three Little Ringed Plover and two Common Sandpipers (BFBG).

Dungeon Hill: Grasshopper Warbler reeling in morning (D Jennings).

Frimley: male Brambling still in garden on Old Pasture Road (M Radbourn).

London Wetland Centre: Blue-headed Wagtail with six Yellow Wagtails; also Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwit (O Dewhurst/WWT).

Whinchat, Tice's Meadow, 4/5/2019 (M Elsoffer).
Whinchat, Tice’s Meadow (M Elsoffer).

Richmond Park: Shelduck flew over; also three drake Red-crested Pochard (FBG).

Tice’s Meadow: first-winter Brent Goose and Black-tailed Godwit still; also male Whinchat (trapped and ringed) and four Yellow Wagtails (TMBG).

Thursday 2 May

Beddington Farmlands: Woodlark, male Wheatear and Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit on Wader Scrape and Red-crested Pochard; also Yellow Wagtail still (O Dewhurst/WWT).

Richmond Park: two Whinchat, female Wheatear and Common Sandpiper (J Wilczur/S Read).

Tice’s Meadow: first-winter Brent Goose and Black-tailed Godwit still; also two Whinchat in Meadow and Yellow Wagtail (D Baker/M Elsoffer/R Seargent).

Wednesday 1 May

Beddington Farmlands: two Common Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover and Yellow Wagtail (BFBG).

Capel: Green Sandpiper at Old Stores Meadows NR (no general access) in afternoon (W Attridge).

Frimley: male Brambling still visiting feeders in garden on Old Pasture Road in morning (M Radbourn).

London Wetland Centre: Greenshank and Oystercatcher on Grazing Marsh; also Yellow Wagtail (A Wilkinson/WWT).

Snowdenham Mill Pond: female Red-crested Pochard in evening (E Stubbs).

Thursley Common: Turtle Dove just northeast of Parish Field (SU907409) briefly at 09:00 then flew north (J Wilczur/S Woolfenden).

Tice’s Meadow: first-winter Brent Goose still on island in Workings; also Black-tailed Godwit and Ringed Plover both still in Workings (M Nurse).

Thorncombe Street: two Whimbrel flew over Allden’s Hill at 01:42 and 22:54 (E Stubbs).

Wimbledon Common: male Wheatear (A Podmore).