Puttenham Common

Puttenham Common (Hampton Estate)

Some Surrey Bird Club members may have heard about the exciting plans for Puttenham Common. which is owned and managed by Hampton Estate. In 1968 the Estate opened the common to the public. They have just created a 100-year vision to restore 180 hectares of lowland heathland, dry acid grassland, purple moor grass and rush pasture, fen, bogs, mires, lowland mixed deciduous woodland and wood pasture.

Puttenham Common’s mosaic of rare habitats makes it a very important nature hot spot. Over the last 200 years in the UK, we have lost 84% of our lowland heathland and it remains one … Read more

October 2023

Tuesday 31st

Lammas Lands: Jack Snipe (N Willis).

Tice’s Meadow: 4 Green Sandpipers (R Horton).

Monday 30th

Beddington Farmlands: Green Sandpiper (A Robertson).

Haslemere: sub-adult Gannet on High Street then taken into care (D Banks).

Tice’s Meadow: 4 Green Sandpipers (R Horton).

Sunday 29th

Jack Snipe, Beddington Farmlands (D Bulling).
Jack Snipe, Beddington Farmlands (D Bulling).

Beddington Farmlands: Water Pipit, 2 Jack Snipe and 4 Green Sandpipers (D Bulling).

Effingham Forest: 2 Crossbills (M Matthews).

Epsom Common: Pintail on Great Stew Pond (R Nunns).

Holmethorpe SP: Short-eared Owl over Water Colour Lagoons late afternoon (G Hay).

Short-eared Owl, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).
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