Chiddingfold Forest survey

Photo: Nightingale, Shaun Ferguson

Following the further restrictions announced by the government on Monday 23 March, Surrey Bird Club and Sussex Ornithological Society have decided that the first part of the survey of the Chiddingfold Forest planned for this spring (a survey of Nightingales in late April and early May) will have to be postponed until next year.  It may still be possible to carry out the Turtle Dove part of the survey in mid-May to mid-July, but this will depend on the new restrictions on movement being relaxed.  If they are not, the Turtle Dove part of the survey will also be postponed until … Read more

Woking Peregrines

Peregrine, Woking, 19/03/20 (C Denford)

The popular Peregrine Falcons of Woking town centre have been successfully breeding since 2016. They now have four eggs and you can watch the live webcam here.

Photo supplied by Craig Denford

Field trips cancelled

In view of the latest government advice over the coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak, all the field meetings up until the end of April have been cancelled. We anticipate that it may well be necessary to cancel subsequent field meetings but we will update this website to confirm the situation by the middle of April.

Photo Yellow Wagtail by Dave Harris

March 2020

Please follow government restrictions regarding coronavirus: do not travel unless strictly necessary and always practise social distancing.

Tuesday 31st

Little Ringed Plovers, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).
Little Ringed Plovers, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).

Farncombe: Oystercatcher flew over at 22:36 (sound recorded); also Swallow flew south (E Stubbs).

Holmethorpe SP: 3 Little Ringed Plovers on Spyne’s Mere (G Hay).

Unstead SF: 2 Swallows (A Barker).

Monday 30th

Beddington Farmlands: Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers and 9 Shelduck (G Jones).

Tice’s Meadow: presumably reintroduced White Stork flew over (R Horton).

Unstead SF: Swallow (eBird).

Sunday 29th

Godalming: Water Pipit on Lammas Lands … Read more