2020 AGM postponed

Yellow Wagtail, Shackleford (E Stubbs).

In view of the likelihood that some restrictions due to the Coronavirus are likely to remain in place for several months, the General Committee has decided to postpone the AGM set for 26 June. You can find further information here.

Photo of Yellow wagtail by Ed Stubbs

Wild White-tailed Eagle in Surrey

The first wild White-tailed Eagle to be seen in Surrey for 114 years was photographed yesterday [Monday 13 April] by Isaiah Rowe as it flew high south over his Worcester Park garden at 2.30 pm.

White-tailed Eagle, Worcester Park (I Rowe).
White-tailed Eagle, Worcester Park (I Rowe).

The extraordinary record comes following a reintroduction scheme on the Isle of Wight and this individual, an immature, was initially thought to be one of these birds – two have already flown through Surrey since 23 March, according to the data from their satellite tags. However, Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation – the organisation behind the project – have since … Read more

April 2020

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

Thursday 30th

Beddington Farmlands: Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and 4 Shelduck (G Spinks).

Chobham Common: Whinchat (E Sames).

Epsom Downs: Wheatear (K Guest).

Ewell: Dunlin sound recorded over garden at 03:52 (S Thomas).

Papercourt Water Meadows: 2 Whinchat (J Hobden).

Rotherhithe: Great Egret flew east over Durand’s Wharf in morning (R Page-Jones/R Bonser).

West End: Nightjar; Surrey first of the year (BirdGuides).

Wednesday 29th

Whinchat, Shackleford (E Stubbs).
Whinchat, Shackleford (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Greenshank, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, … Read more