Changes to rarity list

Wood Warbler, Hascombe, 26/08/2019 (E Stubbs)

Changes have been made to the list of species deemed vice-county rarities, with Great Egret removed and Wood Warbler added.

The changes mean that photos, sound recordings and / or a description are no longer required for Great Egret records, but they will now be needed for Wood Warbler. These changes are in effect for all records from 1 January 2020 onwards.

In keeping with the national trend, Great Egret is now a regular – if somewhat sporadic – visitor, usually between the months of June and December. By the end of 2010 there had been merely 11 vice-county records; … Read more

December 2020

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Thursday 31st

Dartford Warbler, Godalming (S Jones).
Dartford Warbler, Godalming (S Jones).

Beddington Farmlands: Yellow-browed Warbler along footpath south of hides; also White Stork (G Jones/G Morris-Hale).

Churt: 5 Goosander on Lowick’s Pond (R Douglas).

Godalming: Dartford Warbler on Lammas Lands (P Osborn).

Leatherhead: 4 Goosander on River Mole (R Nunns).

Molesey Heath: Yellow-browed Warbler by River Mole; also possible Siberian Chiffchaff (E Sames/N Spencer/A Westenberger).

Morden Hall Park: Siberian Chiffchaff along river at south-east end (BirdGuides).

Old Woking: 18 White-fronted Geese on … Read more