Changes to rarity list

From 1/1/2022

Changes have been made to the list of species deemed vice-county rarities, outlined below. For the species added to the list, a full description is now required (written, photos and / or sound recording). These new additions are:

  • Ruddy Duck
  • Smew
  • Arctic Tern (outer Surrey only)
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Rock Pipit (outer Surrey only)
  • Water Pipit (away from Beddington Farmlands and the London Wetland Centre)

Meanwhile, Short-eared Owl no longer requires a full description in outer Surrey.

The changes are relevant as from 1 January 2022. You can download a rarity description form here. The latest batch of … Read more

November 2021

Tuesday 30th

Goldeneye, Longside Lake (J Snell).
Goldeneye, Longside Lake (J Snell).

Beddington Farmlands: Caspian Gull and Shelduck on North Lake (D Warren).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Goldeneye, 2 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (WWT).

Longside Lake: drake Goldeneye and redhead Goosander (J Snell).

Netley Heath: 4 Hawfinches, 8+ Bramblings and 2 Crossbills (A Wilson).

Sheepleas: 20+ Bramblings in top corner of Shere Road car park (R Dunne).

Tulse Hill: Brambling (S Patmore).

Monday 29th

Bury Hill Fisheries: 2 Bramblings (M Davis).

Headley Heath: 2 Hawfinches (S Gale).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Goldeneye and 2 Shelduck on … Read more