October 2020

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Monday 19th

Little Bunting, Thursley Common (E Stubbs).
Little Bunting, Thursley Common (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: Great Egret, White Stork and Shelduck (J Boorman/A Wasley).

Carshalton Ponds: Red-crested Pochard (C Mullaney).

Leith Hill: Brambling flew over (M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern (WWT).

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

Ockham Common: 20+ Crossbills (D Samsudin).

Great Egret, Beddington Farmlands (J Boorman).
Great Egret, Beddington Farmlands (J Boorman).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler still in Russia Dock Woodland near central meadow (J & J Cadera).

Thursley Common: Little Bunting in area of birches and burned ground south-east of Shrike Hill c.08:25-09:05 then flew towards Ockley Common and no further sign; 8th Surrey record and 2nd Thursley record. Also Brambling flew over and 20+ Crossbills (E Stubbs).

Sunday 18th

Ring Ouzel, Little Woodcote (I Jones).
Ring Ouzel, Little Woodcote (I Jones).

Beddington Farmlands: blue-ringed ‘GB45’ White Stork (D Warren).

Chiddingfold Forest: 5 Crossbills (E Stubbs).

Chobham Common: 30+ Crossbills (G Keen).

Crooksbury Common: 50+ Crossbills (M Fincham).

Fieldcommon GP: Great Egret late morning (G Barter).

Frensham Common: 35 Crossbills (G Bishop).

Black Redstart, Rushmoor (M Fincham).
Black Redstart, Rushmoor (M Fincham).

Hankley Common: 15+ Crossbills (A Barker).

Little Woodcote: Ring Ouzel by cut-flower nursery (S Gale/I Jones).

London Wetland Centre: Short-eared Owl dropped into main reedbed; also Bittern on Main Lake and 4 Pintail (J Anderson/J Klavins/M Parker).

Mitcham Common: White Stork (same as Beddington) in morning (BirdGuides).

Morden Hall Park: Golden Plover flew south (A Dutta).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler still in Russia Dock Woodland near Globe Pond (R Page-Jones).

Rushmoor: female-type Black Redstart in paddocks north-west of Ivy Lodge (M Fincham/S Peters).

Crossbills, Crooksbury Common (M Fincham).
Crossbills, Crooksbury Common (M Fincham).

Tice’s Meadow: Great Egret and Dartford Warbler (J Brough).

Wandsworth Common: 4 Crossbills flew east (N Rutter).

Woodmansterne: Ring Ouzel at Dungeon Hill (I Ward).

Worcester Park: Short-eared Owl flew south-east c.08:15 (I Rowe).

Saturday 17th

Black Redstart, West Molesey (D Harris).
Black Redstart, West Molesey (D Harris).

Beddington Farmlands: Brambling and Goosander (P Alfrey/Z Pannifer).

Chobham Common: 19 Crossbills (T Forster).

Kingston upon Thames: Black Redstart at Kingston Cemetery in afternoon (T Wicker).

Leith Hill: c.300 Lesser Redpolls at Duke’s Warren (J Simpson).

Ripley: Great Egret flew over garden (S Renaud).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler still near Globe Pond (J & J Cadera/R Page-Jones).

Rushmoor: female-type Black Redstart in paddocks north-west of Ivy Lodge (K Harris).

Great Egret, Ripley (S Renaud).
Great Egret, Ripley (S Renaud).

Shackleford: Golden Plover and Brambling flew over Lydling Farm (E Stubbs).

Thursley Common: Barnacle Goose and 14 Crossbills (D Brassington/S Challinor/S Minhinnick).

Tice’s Meadow: Great Egret (J Brough).

Tooting Common: 4 Crossbills flew north-west (A Wilkinson).

Westcott: White Stork flew north early afternoon (M Davis).

West Molesey: female-type Black Redstart (D Harris).

Friday 16th

Yellow-browed Warbler, Rotherhithe (R Page-Jones).
Yellow-browed Warbler, Rotherhithe (R Page-Jones).

Beddington Farmlands: Water Pipit, 2 Green Sandpipers and Pintail (BFBG).

Blackheath: 5 Crossbills (K Britten).

Capel: Common Redpoll trapped and ringed; also Jack Snipe flew over pre-dawn and five Ring Ouzels flew south mid-afternoon (W Attridge).

Devil’s Punch Bowl: Ring Ouzel (M Lawn).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): Wheatear; also 56 Barnacle Geese in fields to south (D Harris).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern on Main Lake; also Brambling (WWT).

Newdigate: 5 Crossbills at Reffolds Wood (W Attridge).

Richmond Park: male Black Redstart in horse paddocks at Holly Lodge; also probable Ring Ouzel over (N Anderson/H Bradshaw/J Cooke).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Russia Dock Woodland (R Page-Jones).

Thursley Common: Crossbill (D Brassington).

Tooting Common: Brambling flew north-west (A Wilkinson).

West Clandon: 4 Crossbills flew over (M Phelps).

Thursday 15th

Bramblings, Papercourt Water Meadows (E Sames).
Bramblings, Papercourt Water Meadows (E Sames).

Banstead: 5,334 Redwings and Hawfinch flew west (S Gale).

Beddington Farmlands: Shelduck (I Jones).

Capel: 1,530 Redwings flew west (W Attridge).

Crooksbury Common: 6 Crossbills (G Robson).

Leith Hill: Ring Ouzel (F Kelly).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern on Main Lake; also 8 Bramblings flew north-west and Pintail (J Klavins).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler at Poulter Park (D Peers).

Yellow-browed Warbler, Rotherhithe (R Page-Jones).
Yellow-browed Warbler, Rotherhithe (R Page-Jones).

Netherlands: 12+ Crossbills (S Chastell).

Papercourt Water Meadows: 2 Bramblings by Papercourt Marsh (E Sames).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Russia Dock Woodland (R Page-Jones).

Thursley Common: Jack Snipe flushed near Pudmore; also 16 Crossbills (D Brassington).

West Clandon: Brambling flew over (M Phelps).

Wednesday 14th

Goosander, Leatherhead (M Davis).
Goosander, Leatherhead (M Davis).

Beddington Farmlands: Water Pipit, 3 Pintail, Green Sandpiper and Shelduck (A Dutta).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): Wheatear (A Quinn).

Leatherhead: Goosander on River Mole; also Brambling (M Davis).

Leith Hill: 3,260 Chaffinches flew west (second highest Surrey movement count); also 2,310 Redwings, 11 Bramblings and 1,120 Starlings west and Ring Ouzel and 36 Crossbills around tower (W Attridge/M Davis/M Phelps/R Stride).

Morden Hall Park: 6 Bramblings and 5 Crossbills flew over (S Patmore).

Short-eared Owl, Wandsworth Common (N Rutter).
Short-eared Owl, Wandsworth Common (N Rutter).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Stave Hill; also Short-eared Owl flew south (J & Cadera/A Self).

Sanderstead: Brambling flew south (J Birkett).

Thorncombe Street: Brambling and 6 Crossbills west (E Stubbs).

Wandsworth Common: Short-eared Owl flew north-west; also 6 Bramblings flew north-west (N Rutter).

Tuesday 13th

Great Egret, London Wetland Centre (J Klavins).
Great Egret, London Wetland Centre (J Klavins).

Banstead: 1,558 Fieldfares, Crossbill and 3,203 Redwings flew west/north-west (S Gale).

Beddington Farmlands: 3 Pintail and Shelduck (P Alfrey).

Boldermere: Great Egret flew over at 07:10 (BirdGuides).

Chobham Common: Brambling in garden (P Williams).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): Wheatear (J Middleton).

London Wetland Centre: Great Egret on Main Lake; also Pintail (J Klavins/WWT).

Richmond Park: Richard’s Pipit flew over at 13:07 (T Saunders).

Thursley Common: Brambling and 32 Crossbills (E Stubbs).

Monday 12th

Marsh Harrier, Leith Hill (M Davis).
Marsh Harrier, Leith Hill (M Davis).

Banstead: 7,724 Redwings flew west/north-west (S Gale).

Chobham Common: c.1,000 Redwings flew west; also 15 Crossbills (K Duncan).

Leith Hill: Marsh Harrier flew west c.07:35; also two Ring Ouzels, Hawfinch, 2 Bramblings, 43 Crossbills, 2,300+ Redwings and 104 Fieldfares west (W Attridge/M Davis/M Phelps/R Stride).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler at Stave Hill (J Cadera/R Page-Jones).

Thorncombe Street: 5,460 Redwings flew west/north-west; also Brambling, 56 Crossbills and 17 Fieldfares west (E Stubbs).

Tooting Common: Firecrest (A Wilkinson).

Wallington: 1,200 Redwings and 4 Crossbills flew west (A Dutta).

Walton Heath: 2,840 Redwings flew west/north-west; also 2 Bramblings, Woodlark and 24 Fieldfares (J Hobden).

West Clandon: Lapland Bunting flew west over Clandon Wood NBR at 13:17 (M Phelps).

Sunday 11th

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Pintail, 2 Green Sandpipers and Shelduck (H Collings/G Spinks).

Blackheath: 25 Crossbills (E Garcia).

Burgh Heath: Wheatear at Canons Farm (M Bravery).

Capel: 3 Crossbills flew over (W Attridge).

Holmethorpe SP: Fieldfare (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe (J Klavins).

New Haw: Fieldfare flew over the White Hart pub (S Cossey).

Richmond Park: Short-eared Owl over Pembroke Lodge at midday (B Chapple).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler at Stave Hill (R Page-Jones).

Thursley Common: 5 Crossbills (D Brassington).

Tice’s Meadow: Green Sandpiper (R Horton).

Wallington: 6 Fieldfares flew west (A Dutta).

Saturday 10th

Spoonbill, London Wetland Centre (J Lowther/S Weingarten).
Spoonbill, London Wetland Centre (J Lowther/S Weingarten).

Beddington Farmlands: 5 Water Pipits, 3 Pintail, Brambling flew south, Green Sandpiper and Shelduck (A Dutta/A Ramesh).

Busbridge: Brambling and 6 Crossbills flew over Holloway Hill Recreation Ground (W Attridge).

Capel: Crossbill flew over (W Attridge).

Devil’s Punch Bowl: Ring Ouzel in valley at north end; also 25+ Crossbills (E Stubbs).

Esher: 56 Barnacle Geese on fields at Fieldcommon, west of Esher sewage works (M Bravery).

Frensham Common: 30 Crossbills over King’s Ridge (S Andy).

Yellow-browed Warbler, Rotherhithe (R Page-Jones).
Yellow-browed Warbler, Rotherhithe (R Page-Jones).

London Wetland Centre: Spoonbill flew south-west late morning; also Pintail (J Lowther/S Weingarten/WWT).

Longside Lake: Spoonbill (Same as London Wetland Centre) c.14:15-15:44 when flew east (K Duncan)

Morden Hall Park: Crossbill (S Patmore).

Pewley Down: 14 Crossbills (M Kettell).

Rotherhithe: Yellow-browed Warbler at Stave Hill; also Firecrest (R Page-Jones).

Thursley Common: 20+ Crossbills (D Brassington).

Tice’s Meadow: Spoonbill (same as London Wetland Centre and Longside Lake) briefly from c.16:50 then flew west; also 2 Green Sandpipers; also Sand Martin (J Brough/R Horton/J Hunt).

Wimbledon Common: Firecrest (M Bravery).

Friday 9th

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

Crooksbury Common: 18+ Crossbills (R Horton).

Frensham Great Pond: Firecrest (J Gates).

Leith Hill: 2 Bramblings and 62 Crossbills from tower (W Attridge/M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: Merlin flew over Sheltered Lagoon; also Yellow Wagtail and Redshank (WWT).

Morden Hall Park: Brambling and Firecrest (S Patmore).

Richmond Park: Wheatear (S James).

Thursley Common: Wheatear (D Brassington).

Tice’s Meadow: Common Sandpiper (P Brown).

Thursday 8th

Hen Harrier, Thursley Common (D Brassington).
Hen Harrier, Thursley Common (D Brassington).

Beddington Farmlands: Shelduck (K Puttock).

Chessington: Wheatear at Park Farm (P Spencer).

Effingham Forest: 9 Crossbills (G Hay).

Frimley: male Firecrest in garden (M Radbourn).

Little Woodcote: Whinchat (Z Pannifer).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern (WWT).

Thursley Common: ringtail Hen Harrier flew south-east over Ockley Common c.09:00; also 20 Crossbills (D Brassington).

Wednesday 7th

Barnacle Geese, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).
Barnacle Geese, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).

Hindhead Common: 15+ Crossbills (D Burges).

Holmethorpe SP: Green Sandpiper at Spyne’s Mere (G Hay).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): 53 Barnacle Geese in fields to south, east of Esher sewage farm (D Harris).

Leith Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels, Brambling and 22 Crossbills from tower (M Davis/M Phelps/R Stride).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern and Firecrest (M Honey/B Page/T Wright)

Shackleford: Crossbill (E Stubbs).

Thursley Common: 3 Crossbills (T Gibson).

Woldingham: female Black Redstart at Warren Barn Farm; also 1+ Ring Ouzels Beech Farm Road (J Gill).

Tuesday 6th

Brambling, Papercourt Water Meadows (E Sames).
Brambling, Papercourt Water Meadows (E Sames).

Bookham Common: Firecrest (J Cassidy).

London Wetland Centre: Firecrest (J Klavins).

Papercourt Water Meadows: Brambling with Chaffinches at Papercourt Farm (E Sames).

Thursley Common: Wheatear and 3 Crossbills (D Brassington).

Monday 5th

Cattle Egrets, Papercourt Water Meadows (E Sames).
Cattle Egrets, Papercourt Water Meadows (E Sames).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Shelduck (A Wasley).

Ewell: Yellow-browed Warbler in mixed flock at Hogsmill Open Space in afternoon (G Croney).

Holmethorpe SP: Green Sandpiper at Spyne’s Mere (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 2 Pintail and 2 Common Sandpipers (WWT).

Papercourt Water Meadows: 4 Cattle Egrets at Papercourt Farm until c.09:08 when flew south; 12th county record (though 11th in the last 4 years) and record Surrey count (E Sames).

Rowly: female/juvenile Merlin hunting hirundines mid-afternoon (R Stride).

Thursley Common: Osprey flew east over Ockley Common at 10:30 (probably same as over Twesledown, Hampshire, at 09:55); also Wheatear, 20 Crossbills and 16 Red Kites out of roost (D Brassington).

Tice’s Meadow: probable Little Bunting flew south over Horton’s Mound mid-morning; also Firecrest (S Foote).

Sunday 4th

Beddington Farmlands: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pintail, Red-crested Pochard, Shelduck and 10 Green Sandpiper (N Gardner).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 2 Pintail and 2 Common Sandpipers (WWT).

Morden Hall Park: Yellow Wagtail flew over (S Patmore).

Thursley Common: 2 Wheatears (D Brassington).

Tice’s Meadow: Swift, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Green Sandpipers (R Seargent).

Saturday 3rd

Nightjar, Chobham Common (M Talbot).
Nightjar, Chobham Common (M Talbot).

Beddington Farmlands: Pintail, Red-crested Pochard, Shelduck and Common Sandpiper (A Ramesh/A Wasley).

Chobham Common: Nightjar (M Talbot).

Cutt Mill Ponds: Swift at dusk (D Baker).

Epsom Common: Swift flew south-west (H Collings).

Leith Hill: 2 Ring Ouzels in rowans west of Coldharbour cricket pitch (J Cassidy).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail (WWT).

Richmond Park: Jack Snipe at Upper Pen Ponds (J Klavins).

Thursley Common: female/juvenile Merlin hunting over Ockley Common between 17:51 and 18:35; also Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear and 4 Crossbills (A Barker/D Brassington/E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: Short-eared Owl flew over c.12:10; also Yellow Wagtail and 6 Green Sandpipers (J Brough).

Friday 2nd

Arctic Skua, Beddington Farmlands (P Alfrey).
Arctic Skua, Beddington Farmlands (P Alfrey).

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Arctic Skua circled North Lake then flew east c.13:20 (9th Beddington record and first since 2002); also 12 Pintail, Red-crested Pochard, Green Sandpiper, Shelduck and Common Sandpiper (P Alfrey).

London Wetland Centre: Hen Harrier flew low west at 14:10; also Dunlin (WWT).

Richmond Park: Jack Snipe at Upper Pen Ponds (BirdGuides).

Thursday 1st

Ring Ouzel, Leith Hill (M Davis).
Ring Ouzel, Leith Hill (M Davis).

Beddington Farmlands: Shelduck and Common Sandpiper (A Wasley).

Blackheath: 20 Crossbills (K Britten).

Chobham Common: 12 Crossbills (C Lamsdell).

Cranleigh: Honey Buzzard circled over Summerlands then flew south c.10:30 (R Stride).

Crooksbury Common: 4 Crossbills (M White).

Effingham Forest: 10 Hawfinches and 6 Crossbills at Honeysuckle Bottom (M Waite).

Leith Hill: Ring Ouzel in rowans west of Coldharbour cricket pitch (M Davis).

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

Tice’s Meadow: Dunlin and Common Sandpiper (J Brough/J Hunt).