August 2020

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Tuesday 4th

Cranleigh: Crossbill flew over garden (R Stride).

Thursley Common: 10 Crossbills flew west over Parish Field at 06:20 (D Brassington).

Tice’s Meadow: Little Stint again early morning though elusive; also Great Egret still, Greenshank, Dunlin, 5+ Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers (J Brough/R Dickey).

Monday 3rd

Great Egret, Tice's Meadow (J Hunt).
Great Egret, Tice’s Meadow (J Hunt).

Bricksbury Hill: 12 wader sp. (possibly Grey Plovers) flew south-west at 06:39 (G Stephenson).

Effingham Forest: 3 Crossbills at Dick Focks Common (P Venables).

Hascombe: Spotted Flycatcher at New Barn; also Reed Warbler (E Stubbs).

Leith Hill: 10+ Crossbills at Duke’s Warren (M Davis).

Morden Hall Park: Green Sandpiper flew over early morning (S Patmore).

Crossbills, Leith Hill (M Davis).
Crossbills, Leith Hill (M Davis).

Newchapel: 3 Green Sandpipers at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

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

Thursley Common: Green Sandpiper at Pudmore; also Reed Warbler (D Brassington).

Tice’s Meadow: no sign of Little Stint early morning though 2 Great Egrets still, female-type Marsh Harrier again early afternoon (over The Meadow before flying north-east), Greenshank, 5+ Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers (J Hunt).

Sunday 2nd

Osprey and Red Kite, Tice's Meadow (D Burford).
Osprey and Red Kite, Tice’s Meadow (D Burford).

Beddington Farmlands: 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper (I Jones/Z Pannifer).

Capel: Sedge Warbler trapped and ringed (W Attridge).

Holmethorpe SP: 2 Green Sandpipers at Railway Pools and Common Sandpiper at Mercers West (G Hay).

Newchapel: 2 Green Sandpipers at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

Rotherhithe: adult, 1st-summer and juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls (R Bonser).

Shackleford: Tree Pipit flew south-west over Lydling Farm (S Jones/E Stubbs).

South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper (J Hughes).

Yellow-legged Gull, Rotherhithe (R Bonser).
Yellow-legged Gull, Rotherhithe (R Bonser).

Thursley Common: Green Sandpiper at Pudmore; also 2 Reed Warblers (S Jones/E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: Little Stint still in The Meadow though very elusive; also 2 Great Egrets still, juvenile Osprey (over The Workings c.12:00-12:10 then flew north), Greenshank, Dunlin, 14+ Green Sandpipers, 2 Wheatears and 12+ Common Sandpipers (J Brough/D Burford/M Elsoffer/S Ferguson/J Hunt et al).

Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher on west side of Anglers Lake (P White).

Saturday 1st

Great Egret, Tice's Meadow (E Stubbs).
Great Egret, Tice’s Meadow (E Stubbs).

Chobham Common: 2 Crossbills (T Owen).

Holmethorpe SP: 3 Red-crested Pochard on Water Colour Lagoons; also juvenile Wigeon and Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper at Spyne’s Mere (I Kehl).

London Wetland Centre: Dunlin (WWT).

Newchapel: 3 Green Sandpipers at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

Rotherhithe: adult, 1st-summer and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls (R Bonser).

Snowdenham Mill Pond: Common Sandpiper (E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: Little Stint in The Meadow though elusive; also 2 Great Egrets still until c.09:45 when flew north, female-type Marsh Harrier quartering west shore early evening, Greenshank, Dunlin, 10+ Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers (M Bravery/K Britten/J Brough/I Matson/R Seargent/E Stubbs et al).