|02 Jan||Magpie||26||St John’s, Basingstoke Canal||
|30 Apr||Juvenile great grey shrike||1||Whitmore common SU984534|
|02 May||test species||
|02 May||WOODLARK||2 adults/parents foraging and feeding their 3 young||Brook/Sandhills, Surrey area. see comments||
Sirs having been asked if I would be interested in visiting this small Estate, without asking the owners permission to do so I would prefer not to give its exact location. Photos/Images taken*, unfortunately the video clips, I find have got deleted.
*can forwarded some if needed.
|03 May||Whinchat||1||Tices meadow||
This is my mobile email address Penny
|05 May||Garden Warbler||1||Burpham||
Heard singing from house at 08.15hrs but not seen due foliage. Sort of new “home” tick for me being heard only and probably in neighbours garden.
Male Cuckoo heard & seen. Been in this area for at least a week.
|07 May||Whinchat||2||Thursley Common SU912420||
Two birds together on the patch of common nearest Red House Farm. Lest anyone think I may be confusing with Stonechat I can submit a photo albeit a not very good one!
|08 May||Black Tern||8||Frensham Great Pond (SU845402)||
present early evening
|08 May||Black Tern||2||Staines Resevoir||
22 had been seen at about 14.00hrs just before I arrived.
|08 May||Common Sandpiper||1||Staines Resevoir||
at 15.30hrs. west end of south basin near pipes on bank near tower.
|08 May||Dunlin||9||Staines Resevoir||
A group of 8 on north shore of south basin and a lone bird on east shore of north basin. 14.30 to 15.30hrs.
|09 May||Tree Pipit||1||Thursley Common|
|09 May||Redstart||1||Thursley Common||
other members of the RSPB Guildford group saw more.
|09 May||Woodlark||3||Thursley common|
|09 May||Curlew||1||Thursley Common|
|09 May||Dartford Warbler||6||Thursley Common||
Probably many more. they seemed to be everywhere.
|09 May||Willow Warbler||2||Thursley Common||
|09 May||Nightingale||1||Thursley Common||
Heard only. North of Shrike Hill from shrubs at edge of pine copse. First I have heard on Thursley Common.
|09 May||Garden Warbler||1||Thursley Common||
Heard only. East of Shrike Hill.
|09 May||blue tit||2||my garden!||
test sent at 16:09
|09 May||Swift (Apus apus)||2||over Eden Grove Road, Byfleet. OS ref.: TQ 0660||
Swifts arriving at established breeding site, here since 2015 at least.
|10 May||Swift (Apus apus)||about 10 birds||Above (very high) Eden Grove Road, Byfleet; TQ 0660||
12 noon, probably many more, just visible and identifiable, no binoculars. Established colony, since 2015 at least.
|11 May||Nightingale||1||Behind The Greenings, Deanoak Lane, Leigh (TQ239453)||
Male in full song at 11.00 am in bushes by bridge on footpath behind ‘The Greenings’.
|13 May||Spotted Flycatcher||2||Rspb Farnham heath||
In car park on sunny side of trees at 17.45hrs
|13 May||Whooper Swan||2||Sutton Place on the Wey Nav TQ020557||
We took photos as proof.
|13 May||Firecrest||1||Holmwood Common TQ1817546056||
|15 May||Woodcock||1||Winterfold Heath||
Also heard Cuckoo, Nightjar and Tawny Owl. thanks Robin for directions to Reynards Hill car park on the heath.
|17 May||Common Sandpiper||2||Broadwater Lake SU983452|
|18 May||Reed warbler||2||Tices Meadow|
|18 May||Common Cuckoo||1||SU982589: Goldsworth Park, North Meadow Habitat||
In oak tree, not seen, but heard making calls approx. 9.30am
|19 May||Nightingale||1||Redhill Common TQ272497||
One bird singing from thick bramble, gorse & broom scrub just south of the view point at 14.50hrs.
|23 May||Firecrest||1||Holmwood Common TQ1817546056||
Seen bathing in a pond (TQ1817546056) and then preening in nearby holly. Singing male recorded from same location on 13th May.
|06 Jun||Mediterranean Gull||2||Redhill Common TQ272 497||
Two calling adults drifted high to the SE.
|08 Jun||Sand Martin||20-30||Buckland SP, TQ225505||
Several pairs were certainly breeding in one bank near the small swimming area of the main lake. Hard to tell exactly how many nests were occupied but probably at least 10.
|18 Jun||Nightjar||Up to 5 heard, at least 3 seen. Having only covered a small sector from 1930 -2200 hrs, I felt the site probably holds more.||Ockham Common (south west sector TQ 085585 – TQ 086586)||
This was my first visit here, and I was pleasantly surprised by the density of the birds in just one sector of the site. Conditions were heavily overcast, cool, still with lots of bug activity.
|29 Jun||Mediterranean Gull||10||Frensham Common (SU853409)||
10 adults flew east at 06:40 hrs
Hobby circling and following 4 swifts drifting east 9.15 am
|01 Jul||Red Crested Pochard||4||Richmond Park, Upper Pen Pond TQ200730||
One drake seemed to be in eclipse already.
|08 Jul||Little owl||2||Morden park||
Active and vocal. Photographed in tree perched. Young owl also present
|11 Jul||Purple Emporer||1||Broadwater Lake SU983452||