2019 Surrey Bird Report

SBR 2019 front cover

The 2019 Surrey Bird Report is now available. The report contains accounts of the 209 species recorded in the county in 2019. This is in the form of a monthly summary of the weather conditions and brief bird highlights; followed by an analysis for each species  by month, location and number. There were two new county longevity records but no new county records. Also included is a summary of the ringing activity for the 20,000 birds ringed, and an article on the breeding of blackcaps in Surrey and Co. Armagh in 2019.

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Young birders walk

A walk for young birders, organised by the BTO, is taking place at Beddington Farmlands on Wednesday 24 August – and there are still spaces available.

Arjun Dutta will lead the walk which starts 9.30 am, finishing at 3 pm. The event is open to under 25-year-olds only, with a focus on 11–24-year-olds. Participants under 18 will need to fill in a consent form with their parent(s)/carer(s) and send this to BTO before the event.

Come prepared for any weather in appropriate clothing (no shorts – it’s tick season!) and footwear, and bring some water and lunch. Don’t forget a … Read more

August 2022

Wednesday 31st

Osprey, Cobham (J Snell).
Osprey, Cobham (J Snell).

Brockwell Park: Yellow Wagtail (S Patmore).

Cobham: Osprey flew north-west over Downside Walk at 10:04; also 2 Yellow Wagtails (J Snell).

Eashing Fields: Osprey flew west at 10:45; also 2 Yellow Wagtails (E Stubbs).

Holmethorpe SP: Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper at Spyne’s Mere (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Redshank, Wheatear, 3 Common Sandpipers and 4 Green Sandpipers (M Andrews/W Newnham/M Parker/S Parr).

Richmond Park: 6 Whinchats (I Rowe).

Whitmoor Common: Wheatear (M Fincham).

Wimbledon Common: Whinchat (J Reeves).

Tuesday 30th

Whinchat, Fetcham (J Snell).
Whinchat, Fetcham (J
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