April 2021

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Friday 16th

Beddington Farmlands: Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 6 Shelduck (A Wilkinson).

Crooksbury Common: Crossbill (S Allen).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South; also White-fronted Goose on Spyne’s Mere (G Hay/A Kundrotas).

Thursday 15th

White Wagtail, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).
White Wagtail, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).

Beddington Farmlands: Little Ringed Plover (D Warren).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South; also female White Wagtail (G Hay).

Leatherhead: White Stork flew north (J Snell).

Leigh: Wheatear (S Gale).

London Wetland Centre: Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatchers and 5 Redshanks (J Klavins).

Merstham: Green Sandpiper by sewage works (G Hay).

Thursley Common: 2 Little Buntings (G Robson).

Tice’s Meadow: Brent Goose (BirdGuides).

Wednesday 14th

Pied Flycatcher, Britten's Pond (E Sames).
Pied Flycatcher, Britten’s Pond (E Sames).

Beddington Farmlands: possible Turtle Dove singing briefly; also Oystercatcher, 2 White Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Little Ringed Plovers and 4 Mediterranean Gulls over (P Alfrey/Z Pannifer/P Wallace).

Berrylands SF: 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Shelduck (N Tanner).

Britten’s Pond: male Pied Flycatcher on north-west side (E Sames).

Catteshall: Cuckoo singing (A Barker).

Frensham Outlet Pond: Cuckoo (G Sharples).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South (A Kundrotas).

Black Redstart, Horton CP (N Jackman).
Black Redstart, Horton CP (N Jackman).

Horton CP: female Black Redstart and Cuckoo (G Barter/N Jackman).

Leith Hill: male and female Brambling around tower (M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatchers, Mediterranean Gull and 4 Redshanks (J Klavins).

Mercers CP: Hobby at Mercers West (G Hay).

North Holmwood: Osprey flew south in evening (W Attridge).

Thursley Common: 2 Little Buntings (BirdGuides).

South Norwood CP: female Wheatear (S Woodcock).

Walton Downs: male Redstart in horse paddocks (S Gale).

Wisley Airfield: Redstart and 2 Wheatears (A Bowes).

Tuesday 13th

Pied Flycatcher, Britten's Pond (M Fincham).
Pied Flycatcher, Britten’s Pond (M Fincham).

Beddington Farmlands: Nightingale singing on and off near North Lake Hide (Surrey first of the year); also Ring Ouzel in south-east corner, Little Ringed Plover and White Stork over (A Dutta/Z Pannifer).

Britten’s Pond: male Pied Flycatcher in afternoon though elusive (M Fincham).

Crooksbury Common: male Ring Ouzel in paddock (J Gates).

Epsom Downs: c.14 Wheatears (A Harding).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South (A Kundrotas).

Peper Harrow: 42 Fieldfares (P Osborn).

Thursley Common: 2 Little Buntings (BirdGuides).

Walton Downs: male Ring Ouzel in horse paddocks from footpath between Ebbisham Lane and Hurst Road (S Gale).

Monday 12th

Wheatear, Thursley Common (K Brown).
Wheatear, Thursley Common (K Brown).

Beddington Farmlands: Jack Snipe, Reed Warbler, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper and 6 Shelduck (I Jones).

London Wetland Centre: male Redstart; also 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 4 Redshanks (J Klavins).

Mercers CP: White-fronted Goose at Mercers Farm (G Hay).

Richmond Park: 2 Mediterranean Gulls (P Pentek).

Thursley Common: 2 Little Buntings and 3 Wheatears (K Brown/G Robson).

Sunday 11th

Ring-necked Duck, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).
Ring-necked Duck, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).

Beddington Farmlands: Common Sandpiper (G Jones/Z Pannifer).

Epsom Common: Garden Warbler singing; Surrey first of the year (A Harding).

Frensham Great Pond: 18 Mediterranean Gulls flew north east at 09:15 (S Peters).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South; also White-fronted Goose at Spynes Mere (G Hay/I Kehl/A Kundrotas).

Holmwood: Wheatear at Swires Farm (S Dorman).

London Wetland Centre: Reed Warbler and Whitethroat (J Klavins).

Malden Rushett: female Wheatear at Rushett Farm (N Jackman).

Barnacle Goose, Newdigate Brickworks (S Dorman).
Barnacle Goose, Newdigate Brickworks (S Dorman).

Mercers CP: Whitethroat (G Hay/I Kehl).

Mogador: 2 Wheatears (S Gale).

Netley Heath: 2 Bramblings (M Waite).

Newdigate Brickworks: Barnacle Goose (S Dorman).

Thursley Common: Little Bunting, 3 Wheatears and 15 Crossbills (D Brassington).

Tice’s Meadow: 27 Mediterranean Gulls flew north-east; also adult Yellow-legged Gull and Brent Goose (R Seargent).

Unstead SF: Reed Warbler and Whitethroat (E Stubbs).

Saturday 10th

Ring Ouzel, Richmond Park (J Reeves).
Ring Ouzel, Richmond Park (J Reeves).

Beddington Farmlands: Reed Warbler (Surrey first of the year), Redshank, 2 Yellow Wagtails 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Water Pipits, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, Green Sandpiper and 6 Shelduck (N Gardner/G Jones/I Jones/Z Pannifer).

Burpham Water Meadows: 2 Shelduck and Green Sandpiper on pools at Burpham Court Farm (M Kettell).

Holmethorpe SP: Reed Warbler at Water Colour Lagoons 1; Surrey first of the year (G Hay).

Langley Vale Wood: Wheatear (C Albanese).

Mercers CP: White-fronted Goose at Mercers Farm (G Hay).

Richmond Park: male Ring Ouzel in Conduit Wood (J Reeves).

Thursley Common: Little Bunting (BirdGuides).

Tice’s Meadow: 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Common Terns, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Brent Goose (K Britten/M Nurse).

Friday 9th

Mediterranean Gulls, Tice's Meadow (J Hunt).
Mediterranean Gulls, Tice’s Meadow (J Hunt).

Beddington Farmlands: White Wagtail, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper and White Stork flew over (D Bulling/P Wallace).

Broadstreet Common: unconfirmed report of Garden Warbler (BirdGuides).

Capel: Hobby (W Attridge).

Chobham Common: Ring Ouzel (B Griffin).

Epsom Downs: 8 Wheatears (S Gale).

Holmwood: 7 Wheatears and 2 Whitethroats at Swires Farm at Green Sandpiper and sewage works (M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: White Stork flew north-west at 10:30 (C Moore/B Overman).

Wheatear, Holmwood (M Davis).
Wheatears, Holmwood (M Davis).

Mercers CP: drake Pintail for second day (G Hay).

Norbury Park: Pied Flycatcher mid-afternoon (M White).

Richmond Park: 10 Wheatears and 3 Redstarts (H Bradshaw/D Peers).

Shackleford: 7 Wheatears and Whitethroat (E Stubbs).

Thursley Common: Little Bunting and 3 Wheatears (G Robson/I Rowe).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Common Terns (Surrey first of the year); also 2 Mediterranean Gulls and Brent Goose (J Hunt/R Seargent).

Wisley Airfield: 5 Wheatears and Redstart (A Bowes).

Thursday 8th

White-tailed Eagle, Beddington Farmlands (I Jones).
White-tailed Eagle, Beddington Farmlands (I Jones).

Beddington Farmlands: White-tailed Eagle flew slowly south late morning (Isle of Wight reintroduced bird); also 2 White Storks flew over and Yellow Wagtail (P Alfrey/I Jones/Z Pannifer).

Enton Lakes (no access): Common Sandpiper (D Brassington).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools North (A Kundrotas).

Holmwood: Hobby at Swires Farm (Surrey first of the year); also 4 Wheatears there and Green Sandpiper at sewage works (S Gale).

Common Sandpiper, Enton Lakes (D Brassington).
Common Sandpiper, Enton Lakes (D Brassington).

Leith Hill: 3 Bramblings around tower; also 6 Crossbills at Coldharbour (M Davis/E & P Hunter/M Kettell).

London Wetland Centre: male White Wagtail, Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers and 4 Redshanks (J Klavins).

Shackleford: 2 Wheatears (E Stubbs).

Shalford Water Meadows: Whitethroat (K Britten).

Wallington: White-tailed Eagle (same as Beddington) south c.12:00 (N Gardner).

Wednesday 7th

Wheatear, Shackleford (E Stubbs).
Wheatear, Shackleford (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: Yellow Wagtail, Water Pipit, 2 Green Sandpipers and Whitethroat (S Thomas).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South; also White Stork over Water Colour Lagoons (G Hay/A Kundrotas).

Milford: 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull flew south-west (E Stubbs).

Papercourt Water Meadows: Whitethroat and 4 Sedge Warblers (E Sames).

Nutfield: 3 Wheatears at Nutfield Ridge (G Hay).

Shackleford: 2 Wheatears (E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: Yellow Wagtail and Brent Goose (R Seargent).

Tuesday 6th

Caspian Gull, Beddington Farmlands (Z Pannifer).
Caspian Gull, Beddington Farmlands (Z Pannifer).

Banstead Downs: Cuckoo (R Nunns).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 1st-winter Caspian Gulls; also adult and 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Water Pipit, Whitethroat and 3 Little Ringed Plovers (A Dutta/I Jones/S Levy/M Murphy/Z Pannifer/P Wallace).

Burpham Water Meadows: 2 Shelduck on pools at Burpham Court Farm (G Norman).

Epsom Downs: male Ring Ouzel (S Gale).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South; also White-fronted Goose on Spyne’s Mere (G Hay/A Kundrotas).

London Wetland Centre: 4 Redshank and 2 Oystercatchers (WWT).

Stoke Lake: Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler (G Norman).

Thursley Common: 3 Wheatears (P Pentek/G Robson).

Tice’s Meadow: Brent Goose (BirdGuides).

Monday 5th

Green Sandpiper, Weybourne (J Hunt).
Green Sandpiper, Weybourne (J Hunt).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper and House Martin (N Gardner/Z Pannifer).

Berrylands SF: Common Sandpiper (A Skotnicki).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South; also White-fronted Goose on Spyne’s Mere (G Hay/J Ingham).

Merrow: unconfirmed report of Hobby (BirdGuides).

Rotherhithe: 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull on Thames off Greenland Pier (R Bonser).

White-fronted and Greylag Geese, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).
White-fronted and Greylag Geese, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).

Shackleford: Wheatear (E Stubbs).

Thursley Common: 2 Little Buntings, Cuckoo and Redstart (G Robson).

Tice’s Meadow: Osprey flew north-west early afternoon; also Black Redstart in front of Horton’s Mound, Ringed Plover, Brent Goose, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Green Sandpiper (K Britten/S Brownhill/R Horton/M Nurse/R Seargent).

Weybourne: Green Sandpiper at Green Lane Meadows development site (J Hunt).

Wisley Airfield: Whitethroat (A Bowes).

Sunday 4th

Sandwich Tern, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).
Sandwich Tern, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).

Ash Ranges: 2 Tree Pipits (C Burchell).

Beddington Farmlands: Yellow Wagtail, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, House Martin, 4 Green Sandpipers and 8 Shelduck (A Dutta).

Burgess Park: male Redstart (T Rogers).

Capel: Whitethroat (returning ringed bird) in morning (W Attridge).

Crooksbury Common: 2 Tree Pipits (G Robson).

Osprey, Hedgecourt Lake (J McCulloch).
Osprey, Hedgecourt Lake (J McCulloch).

Dorking: White Stork flew over (C Albanese).

Hedgecourt Lake: Osprey flew slowly east late afternoon (J McCulloch).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South; also White-fronted Goose on Spyne’s Mere and Green Sandpiper (G Hay/I Kehl/A Kundrotas).

Hook: Osprey flew high east mid-afternoon (G Barter).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): Sandwich Tern flew through early morning (D Harris).

Cuckoo, Thursley Common (E Stubbs).
Cuckoo, Thursley Common (E Stubbs).

London Wetland Centre: Sedge Warbler, Pintail, 6 Redshank and 2 Oystercatchers (J Klavins).

Thursley Common: Cuckoo at Parish Field (‘Colin’ back for at least his 7th year; Surrey first of the year); also 2 Little Buntings at Bunting Bushes, Tree Pipit, 2 Redstarts and 15 Crossbills (many observers).

Tice’s Meadow: Black-necked Grebe on The Workings; also Brent Goose, 3 Ringed Plovers and Wheatear (BirdGuides/R Horton).

Weybourne: Green Sandpiper at Green Lane Meadows development site (J Hunt).

Saturday 3rd

Green Sandpiper, Weybourne (J Hunt).
Green Sandpiper, Weybourne (J Hunt).

Ash Ranges: Crossbill (C Burchell).

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Iceland Gull, 1st-winter Caspian Gull, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 White Wagtails, 4 Shelduck and Green Sandpiper (N Gardner/I Jones/Z Pannifer/K Puttock).

Berrylands SF: Green Sandpiper and 2 Shelduck (J Gale).

Burgess Park: male Redstart (T Rogers).

Burgh Heath: female Ring Ouzel at Canons Farm behind cottages in Infront George West field (J Simpson).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools South; also White-fronted Goose on Spyne’s Mere (A Harding/G Hay).

Papercourt Water Meadows: Sedge Warbler (C Lodge).

Stoke Lake: Whitethroat; Surrey first of the year (BirdGuides).

Thursley Common: 2 Little Buntings at Bunting Bushes (G Robson).

Tice’s Meadow: Black-necked Grebe on The Workings; also redhead Goosander over, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 5 House Martins and Brent Goose (M Nurse/R Seargent).

Unstead SF: 4 House Martins (S Allen/K Britten).

Weybourne: Green Sandpiper at Green Lane Meadows development site (J Hunt).

Friday 2nd

Black Redstart, Weybourne (J Hunt).
Black Redstart, Weybourne (J Hunt).

Ash Ranges: Wheatear (M Leitch).

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Iceland Gull; also 1st-winter Caspian Gull, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, Water Pipit, Willow Warbler and Green Sandpiper (Z Pannifer/A Ramesh).

Blackheath: 2 Crossbills (K Britten).

Burgess Park: male Redstart (BirdGuides).

Burpham Water Meadows: Osprey flew north over Burpham Court Farm at 16:57 (BirdGuides).

Frensham Great Pond: 16 Crossbills (A Barker).

Black Redstart, Riddlesdown (S Morris).
Black Redstart, Riddlesdown (S Morris).

Hedgecourt Lake: House Martin (J McCulloch).

Holmethorpe SP: White-fronted Goose on Spyne’s Mere (G Hay).

Newdigate: Osprey flew west at 07:48 (W Attridge).

Riddlesdown: Black Redstart (S Morris).

Shackleford: Wheatear (P Osborn).

Stoke Lake: House Martin (S Chastell).

Thursley Common: 2 Little Buntings at Bunting Bushes; also 2 Redstarts (G Robson).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Ringed Plovers and Brent Goose (R Seargent).

Wallington: Ringed Plover sound recorded at 22:31 (A Dutta).

Weybourne: first-winter male Black Redstart at Green Lane Meadows development site; also Green Sandpiper (J Hunt).

Thursday 1st

Yellow Wagtail, Beddington Farmlands (Z Pannifer).
Yellow Wagtail, Beddington Farmlands (Z Pannifer).

Beddington Farmlands: Yellow Wagtail on Wet Grassland (Surrey first of the year); also Siberian Chiffchaff near footpath, 1st-winter Caspian Gull, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Willow Warblers and 3 Swallows (P Alfrey/Z Pannifer).

Berrylands SF: Green Sandpiper (J Gale).

Burgess Park: male Redstart (P Josh).

Burpham Water Meadows: 2 Shelduck on pools at Burpham Court Farm (S Chastell).

Chertsey: Redshank in flight at River Thames (A Dutta).

Enton Lakes (no access): 2 House Martins and 8 Swallows (D Brassington).

Frensham Great Pond: House Martin, female Goosander and 20 Swallows (E Stubbs).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools North; also White-fronted Goose on Spyne’s Mere (G Hay/R Inns).

London Wetland Centre: Sedge Warbler (J Klavins).

Morden Hall Park: Sedge Warbler (S Patmore).

Shalford Water Meadows: Willow Warbler (K Britten).

Stoke Lake: 2 Sedge Warblers and 6 Swallows (S Chastell/M Kettell).

Thursley Common: Little Bunting at Bunting Bushes; also Osprey flew north at 12:14, 3 Willow Warblers and 8 Crossbills (D & P Boyd/P Collins/A Hardie/G Robson/E Stubbs).