Surrey List

Brent Goose, Tice's Meadow (E Stubbs).

The complete list of all bird species recorded in the vice-county of Surrey has been updated, up to May 2019. You can find it here.

Photo: Brent Goose, E Stubbs

July 2019

Friday 19 July

Capel: Portugese-ringed male Reed Warbler processed (W Attridge).

Farncombe: Oystercatcher flew south at 11:37 (E Stubbs).

Frimley GPs: three Black-tailed Godwits flew south (A Fitzsimmons).

London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Papercourt GPs: Common Sandpiper (M Jones).

Richmond Park: Green Sandpiper and Snipe (FBG).

South Norwood Lake: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker pair reported in pines between lake and railway.

Stoke Lake: three Common Sandpipers early morning (S Chastell).

Tice’s Meadow: Great Egret still; also 500+ Swifts through (TMBG).

Thursday 18 July

Beddington Farmlands: adult Yellow-legged Gull; also 2 … Read more


All five of the juvenile Peregrines at Woking have now fledged. An adult and one of the juveniles can be seen in this photo, taken by James Sellen on 15 June.

Want to learn more about this species? Come to East Horsley Village Hall on Friday night to hear Keith Betton’s Return of the Peregrine talk. Here are more details. Free entry and you do not need to be a member to come along.


Photo: Nightingale, Shaun Ferguson

Our County Recorder has written an article about where you might find Nightingales in Surrey.  If you find one singing please do let the County Recorder know.  See 3 Ways to Submit

Photo: Nightingale, Shaun Ferguson

June 2019

Sunday 30 June

Holmethorpe SP: Common Sandpiper on Railway Pools (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: 41 Black-tailed Godwits by WWF Hide early afternoon (second highest Surrey count); also Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Richmond Park: Red-crested Pochard (P Pentek).

South Norwood Lake: Common Gull flew over (J Watson).

Caspian Gull, West Molesey (D Harris).
Caspian Gull, West Molesey (D Harris).

Tice’s Meadow: 16 Black-tailed Godwits in morning then flew south-east; also Common Sandpiper and two Green Sandpipers (J Brough/M Elsoffer/L Winchcombe).

West Molesey: returning adult Caspian Gull flew down River Thames early morning (D Harris).

Saturday 29 June

Frensham Common: 10 … Read more

Woking Peregrines

Woking Peregrine chick, 15/05/2019, (Craig Denford)

The five chicks are still doing well and were colour-ringed yesterday. Join us in Woking’s Jubilee Square on Saturday (18th May) between 10 am and 4 pm where we hope to see both parents flying in with food. We will have a telescope looking at the ledge outside the nest area, as well as an iPad so that you can see what is happening inside the nest too. In the meantime, you can see what is happening now.

Photo: Woking Peregrine chick, Craig Denford 15/05/2019

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Photo: Wood Warbler, Dave Carlsson

May 2019

Friday 31 May

London Wetland Centre: Ringed Plover (WWT).

Tice’s Meadow: Curlew (TMBG).

Thursday 30 May

London Wetland Centre: Yellow Wagtail (WWT).

Wednesday 29 May

Esher: Crane or stork species flew southwest (B Waller).

Tuesday 28 May

Beddington Farmlands: 174 Carrion Crows (BFBG).

Monday 27 May

Thursley Common: no sign of Golden Oriole.

Tice’s Meadow: Oystercatcher (M Elsoffer).

Sunday 26 May

Thursley Common: male Golden Oriole singing in woodland adjacent to Parish Field for c.20 minutes mid-morning though no further sign in afternoon (P Marshall).

Tice’s Meadow: Ringed Plover and two … Read more

April 2019

Yellow Wagtail, Dave Harris

Tuesday 30th April

  • LWC Barnes: Wood Sandpiper, two Little Ringed Plovers, two Yellow Wagtails, three Redshanks, Shelduck and Garganey pair (WWT)
  • Stoke: Hobby flew through also one Swift
  • Tices Meadow: Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper & 40 Swifts. (Mike Huddie)
  • Tices Meadow: Wood Sandpiper (K Duncan)
  • Blackheath: Common Crossbill, Woodlark, Dartford Warbler, Redstart, Willow Warbler and Stonechat
    (S Chastell)