East Coast Wetlands

Surrey birders travelling to Kent, Essex, Suffolk or even as far as Yorkshire may be interested to learn that England’s east coast wetlands will be added to the UK’s Tentative List of World Heritage sites. Inclusion is the first stage towards joining UNESCO’s (United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage List, which recognises cultural and natural heritage across the globe that is considered to be of outstanding universal value to humanity.

The proposed site brings together a coastal network of wetlands covering 170,000 hectares, and covers sites that many Surrey birders will be familiar with, such as Kent’s … Read more

April 2023

Sunday 30th

Beddington Farmlands: Greenshank on North Lake then flew east (Z Pannifer).

Cranleigh: Wood Sandpiper at Pound Lea Farm late afternoon; first Cranleigh area record (R Stride).

Holmethorpe SP: Greenshank at The Moors; also Common Sandpiper at Spynes Mere (G Hay/I Kehl).

London Wetland Centre: Whimbrel; also 3 Yellow Wagtails, female Wheatear, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper (M Andrews/H Bradshaw/D Price/A Salmon).

Shalford Water Meadows: Nightingale (D Brassington/K Britten).

Saturday 29th

Wheatear, Weybourne (J Hunt).
Wheatear, Weybourne (J Hunt).

Brook: female Wheatear at Witley Farm (D Brassington).

Capel: Whimbrel flew over late afternoon (W Attridge).

Devil’s Read more