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Wokiing Peregrine

It’s the lull before the storm for many of the “public” Surrey birds. Pairings have been established, nests furnished and eggs laid. Soon it will be time for the hard work of feeding a hungry and demanding family.

In the seventh year of the project, the new pairing of Woking Peregrines produced their first egg on 21 March and their fourth egg one week later. Perhaps another week of peace left before the first chick emerges. Thanks to support from Woking Borough Council, their progress can be followed on the webcam:

The Woking Peregrine Project | Live Web Feed of Read more

BBRC decisions: 1/4/2022

Two Surrey records of national rarities have been accepted by the British Birds Rarities Committee in the latest batch of decisions.

The Black Stork at Thursley Common on 27 May 2021, found by J Mullin, has been accepted. This record represents the fourth for the vice-county and first in 13 years. Also accepted was a first-winter female Two-barred Crossbill, trapped and ringed by J Gates at Crooksbury Common on 17 March 2021. This bird constitutes the fifth Surrey record and first since 2014.

A further three vice-county records are still in circulation, while two 2021 submissions were deemed not proven.

April 2022

Saturday 30th

Beddington Farmlands: Great Egret, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and 2 Green Sandpipers (A Harding/Z Pannifer).

Hedgecourt Lake: Common Sandpiper (D Dack).

Holmethorpe SP: Common Sandpiper (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Richmond Park: drake Red-crested Pochard (B Young).

Rotherhithe: 6 Shelduck (G Wright).

Thursley Common: Wheatear on Shrike Hill (D & P Boyd).

Friday 29th

Yellow Wagtail, Mercers CP (G Hay).
Yellow Wagtail, Mercers CP (G Hay).

Beddington Farmlands: Stone-curlew flushed from enclosed lagoons then flew towards 100-Acre c.08:50; also Avocet on enclosed lagoons, Wood Sandpiper on Wet Grassland, Little Gull south-east … Read more