March 2021

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Sunday 7th

Mediterranean Gull, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).
Mediterranean Gull, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Iceland Gull, 1st-winter Caspian Gull, 7 Water Pipits (in area with no public access), Jack Snipe (in area with no public access), Green Sandpiper (in area with no public access) and 6 Shelduck (R Browne/D Bulling/G Jones/I Jones/Z Pannifer).

Blackheath: 15 Crossbills (K Britten).

Churt: 9 Crossbills (A Barker).

Effingham Forest: 5 Hawfinches at Lovelace Bridges Trail; also female Brambling at Honeysuckle Bottom and 5 Crossbills (M Bradbury).

Farncombe: Woodcock at dusk (A Barker).

Godalming: Dartford Warbler on Lammas Lands (P Osborn).

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

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools; also juvenile Iceland Gull at Water Colour Lagoons, 2 Little Ringed Plovers on Spyne’s Mere and adult Mediterranean Gull (C Albanese/A Harding/G Hay/A Kundrotas).

London Wetland Centre: Redshank, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Bitterns, Water Pipit and Goldeneye (J Klavins).

Mercers CP: juvenile Iceland Gull at Mercers West early morning; also adult Mediterranean Gull at Mercers Park (G Hay).

Mitcham: Siberian Chiffchaff by River Wandle at Poulter Park (N Gardner).

Papercourt Water Meadows: 2 Shelduck flew over early morning (E Sames).

Crossbill, Blackheath (K Britten).
Crossbill, Blackheath (K Britten).

Thursley Common: Rustic Bunting and 2 Little Buntings at Bunting Bushes; also 5 Crossbills (D Brassington/D & P Boyd).

Tice’s Meadow: Black-necked Grebe on The Workings; also Siberian Chiffchaff, Jack Snipe, Brent Goose, Green Sandpiper and 10+ Sand Martins and Brent Goose (D Burford/M Fincham/R Horton/A Lovett/R Seargent).

Wandsworth Common: Woodcock early morning (N Rutter).

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

Wimbledon Common: 2 Jack Snipe on The Plain (J Reeves).

Winterfold: 17 Crossbills (M Van Tol).

Saturday 6th

Black-necked Grebe, Tice's Meadow (D Burford).
Black-necked Grebe, Tice’s Meadow (D Burford).

Ash Ranges: adult Great Grey Shrike at Ricochet Hill (C Jones).

Beddington Farmlands: 5 Shelduck (I Jones).

Blackheath: 19 Crossbills (J Austin/E Garcia).

Chobham Common: 2 Crossbills (E Sames).

Eashing: two adult Mediterranean Gulls flew north-west (S Allen).

Jack Snipe, Godalming (E Stubbs).
Jack Snipe, Godalming (E Stubbs).

Enton Lakes (no access): Sand Martin flew north (D Brassington).

Godalming: Water Pipit flushed on Lammas Lands; also 2 Jack Snipe (E Stubbs).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools but no sign of Great Egret (G Hay).

Knight & Bessborough Reservoirs (no access): Black-tailed Godwit; also Goldeneye, Oystercatcher and Sand Martin (C Turner).

Shalford Water Meadows: 2 Jack Snipe (G Everson).

Crossbill, Chobham Common (E Sames).
Crossbill, Chobham Common (E Sames).

Thursley Common: Rustic Bunting and 2 Little Buntings at Bunting Bushes; also 5 Crossbills (M Bravery/R Inns).

Tice’s Meadow: House Martin over The Workings (earliest ever Surrey record and first of year); also Siberian Chiffchaff, Black-necked Grebe on The Workings, female Brambling, 6+ Sand Martins and Brent Goose (K Britten/J Brough/D Burford/R Horton/A Lovett/R Seargent).

Tuesley: 2 Sand Martins flew north (E Stubbs).

Wimbledon Common: Woodcock (J Reeves).

Friday 5th

Iceland Gull, Mercers CP (G Hay).
Iceland Gull, Mercers CP (G Hay).

Cranleigh: female Black Redstart by stables near Cranleigh School (M Van Tol).

Effingham Forest: 7 Hawfinches and 20+ Crossbills at Dick Focks Common (S Allen).

Enton Lakes (no access): 2 Sand Martins mid-morning (E Soden).

Esher: adult Mediterranean Gull at Clare Hill Golf Course (G Barter).

Holmethorpe SP: two Little Ringed Plovers circled Water Colour Lagoons early afternoon (Surrey first of year); also Great Egret by Railway Pools late afternoon and drake Pintail with Wigeon (G Hay/A Kundrotas).

Mercers CP: juvenile Iceland Gull mid-afternoon then flew north-east (G Hay).

Pintail and Wigeon, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).
Pintail and Wigeon, Holmethorpe SP (G Hay).

Papercourt GP: adult Mediterranean Gull (E Sames).

Richmond Park: female Goldeneye on Pen Ponds (E & P Hunter).

Thursley Common: Rustic Bunting, 2 Little Buntings and 12 Crossbills (D Brassington/G Hinchon/M Matthews/O Reynolds/E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: Black-necked Grebe on The Workings; also 8 Sand Martins and Brent Goose (R Horton/R Seargent).

Thursday 4th

Oystercatchers, London Wetland Centre (J Klavins).
Oystercatchers, London Wetland Centre (J Klavins).

Fetcham Mill Pond: Redshank c.08:15 (M Day).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: male White Wagtail (Surrey first of year); also 2 Oystercatchers and Water Pipit (J Klavins).

Priest Hill: adult Mediterranean Gull on football pitches (J Simpson).

Thursley Common: Rustic Bunting and 2 Little Buntings (BirdGuides).

Tice’s Meadow: Sand Martin over Workings (Surrey first of year); also Black-necked Grebe, Brent Goose and Jack Snipe (P Brown/R Horton/R Seargent).

Wednesday 3rd

Siberian Chiffchaff, Tice's Meadow (V Fish).
Siberian Chiffchaff, Tice’s Meadow (V Fish).

Blackheath: 4 Crossbills (E Garcia).

Holmethorpe SP: juvenile Iceland Gull at Water Colour Lagoon 1 then flew towards landfill at 13:10 (N Hadden).

Ockham Common: 8 Crossbills (G & S Collins).

Thursley Common: Rustic Bunting and 2 Little Buntings (BirdGuides).

Tice’s Meadow: Siberian Chiffchaff by River Blackwater near housing estate (R Horton).

Wimbledon Common: Woodcock flew north-west (J Reeves).

Tuesday 2nd

Crossbill, Hankley Common (E Soden).
Crossbill, Hankley Common (E Soden).

Hankley Common: 2 Crossbills (E Soden).

Richmond Park: adult Mediterranean Gull on Pen Ponds (P Pentek).

Thursley Common: Rustic Bunting and 2 Little Buntings (BirdGuides).

Tice’s Meadow: Siberian Chiffchaff; also Black-necked Grebe on The Workings, Jack Snipe and first-winter Brent Goose (BirdGuides).

Monday 1st

Brent Goose, Tice's Meadow (D Burford).
Brent Goose, Tice’s Meadow (D Burford).

Holmethorpe SP: female Ring-necked Duck on Railway Pools (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Mediterranean Gull flew south-west; also Oystercatcher, Goldeneye, 3 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (J Klavins).

Ockham Common: 5 Crossbills (A Bowes).

Thursley Common: Rustic Bunting, 2 Little Buntings and 5 Crossbills (M Royal).

Tice’s Meadow: Black-necked Grebe on The Workings; first-winter Brent Goose (D Burford/R Seargent).