Wild About Woking event

Woking Peregrines (James Sellen)

Surrey Bird Club is supporting the ‘Wild about Woking’ event this coming weekend by having a stand in Jubilee Square and showing shoppers and other passers-by the Woking peregrines (www.wokingperegrines.com). It is also an opportunity to encourage people to take an interest in their local birds and to talk to people about the Bird Club.

Additional volunteers are needed to join the team on Saturday (morning or afternoon) and on Sunday morning. Please do get in touch with Penny at if you can offer some time. Three sessions are planned:

Saturday 21st May: 9.45 am to 1.00 … Read more

5km bird race challenge

On Saturday [7 May] a Surrey 5 km bird race challenge took place. The idea of the challenge was for teams of birders to see how many species they could record within a 5 km radius of their home or patch. Emphasis was on going as green as possible (i.e. car sharing, using a bike etc) and a finish time of 18:00 was agreed.

In total 19 teams or individuals entered, with the combined species total across the county an impressive 121. The winning team scored 98, with two teams finishing joint-second with 91. A variety of excellent birds were … Read more

May 2022

Tuesday 31st

London Wetland Centre: 2 Oystercatchers (WWT).

Monday 30th

London Wetland Centre: Little Ringed Plover (WWT).

Sunday 29th

Holmethorpe SP: Little Ringed Plover (N Hadden/G Hay).

Tice’s Meadow: adult Spoonbill in The Workings mid-morning until c.19:06 when flew south-east (R Horton/many observers).

Saturday 28th

Ash Ranges: singing Wood Warbler (J Evans).

London Wetland Centre: Redshank (WWT).

Friday 27th

Frensham Great Pond: Oystercatcher (N Trout).

Netley Heath: 20 Crossbills (M Kettell).

Tice’s Meadow: Oystercatcher (K Duncan).

Thursday 26th

Tice’s Meadow: Dunlin and Ringed Plover (J Hunt).

Wednesday 25th

Leith HillRead more