SBCRC decisions

The latest batch of decisions from the Surrey Bird Club Records Committee can be read here.

Tice’s Meadow handover

Tices Meadow Handover- Group 2 (SCC)

Last week saw the official handover of Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve to Surrey County Council. This wildlife haven on the outskirts of Farnham saw its long-term future safeguarded when a partnership of six councils came together in December 2021 to purchase the site and protect it as a natural space. 

Surrey County Council acquired the site from Hanson UK with funding support from Hampshire County Council, Guildford Borough Council, Waverley Borough Council, Rushmoor Borough Council and Farnham Town Council.  The 55 hectare former quarry site which is fully restored as a nature reserve now forms part of the Surrey County Read more

BBRC decisions: Oct 2022

The remaining 2021 BBRC decisions for Surrey have been published.

The Thorpe Park Ferruginous Duck, found by J Snell on 25 November 2021 and present until 31 January 2022, has been accepted. This marks the 38th record for the vice-county.

The other two accepted 2021 records were published earlier this year, namely the Crooksbury Common Two-barred Crossbill and Thursley Common Black Stork (see here).

The remaining three 2021 BBRC records were deemed non-proven.

October 2022

Monday 31st

Holmethorpe SP: 2 Green Sandpipers at Spyne’s Mere (G Hay).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Dartford Warblers in meadow (BirdGuides).

Wimbledon Common: Dartford Warbler (J Reeves).

Sunday 30th

Great Egret, Tice's Meadow (M Fincham).
Great Egret, Tice’s Meadow (M Fincham).

Beddington Farmlands: 1st-winter Ring Ouzel in south-east corner of North Lake; also 4 Water Pipits, Pintail and 7 Green Sandpipers (N Gardner/J Pettit).

Hook: Swallow over (G Barter).

London Wetland Centre: 6 Black-tailed Godwits over; also Jack Snipe, Dartford Warbler and Pintail (M Fowles).

Thursley Common: 4 Crossbills (J Hobden).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Great Egrets and Green Sandpiper (J Cooper/M Fincham/R … Read more