Tice’s Meadow update

Cattle Egrets, Tice's Meadow (C Varndell).

Tice’s Meadow have applied for a grant from Surrey County Council’s Your Fund scheme.

If successful, the grant would be used to buy Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve and place it in trust (or similar arrangements) for the benefit of the local community. The first stage of the scheme involves gathering public support. A detailed business case will then have to be submitted in February.

You can register your support by ‘liking’ their submission on the Your Fund Surrey map.

Photo of Cattle Egrets by C Varndell

SOS virtual talks

Black-Tailed Godwits, Dave Harris

Sussex Ornithological Society are putting on a series of virtual talks to which Surrey Bird Club members are invited.

These will:

  • Comprise a 30-40 minute talk from the guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session.
  • Be free to attend by all, including both SOS members and non-members.
  • Be hosted on Zoom and bookings managed through Eventbrite, with joining instructions sent to those that have booked prior to the event.

The events will normally be on Wednesdays at 7pm, starting on 10th February.

You can find further details here

Photo of Black-tailed Godwits by D Harris

January 2021

COVID-19: please continue to follow the latest government guidelines on social distancing and exercising outdoors.

Sunday 31st

Iceland Gull, Beddington Farmlands (S Ferguson).
Iceland Gull, Beddington Farmlands (S Ferguson).

Barnes: adult White-fronted Goose on St Pauls School playing field early morning (K Betty).

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Iceland Gull (presumed same as Holmethorpe SP on Wednesday) on Wet Grassland late morning then flew to incinerator; also adult Mediterranean Gull, 8 Water Pipits, 7 Jack Snipe, 6 Green Sandpipers and 2 Shelduck (R Browne/A Dutta/S Ferguson/N Gardner/G Jones/I Jones/Z Pannifer/A Ramesh).

Burgess Park: drake Goldeneye (G de Silva).

Hawfinch, Bury Hill Fisheries (M Davis).
Hawfinch, Bury Hill Fisheries (M Davis).

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