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Surrey VC Yearlist 2008 (1 Viewer)

This year I will be concentrating on improving my Surrey list. Beddington Farm is my local patch this site produced 143 species last year. I saw 122 of these species. I also hope to improve my county knowledge visiting sites I have not visited in the past.

I have created a key to hi-lite any new additions to my list:-

:t: = Life tick.
:king: = Surrey VC tick.
o:D = Beddington tick

West Sutton 01/01

001 European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
002 Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
003 Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
004 Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
005 Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

West Sutton 02/01

006 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
007 Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
008 European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Canons Farm Banstead 03/01

009 Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
010 Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
011 Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
012 Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
013 Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
014 Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
015 Great Tit (Parus major)
016 Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
017 Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)
018 Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
019 Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla):king:
020 Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)

West Sutton 04/01

021 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
022 Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Beddington Farm 05/01

023 Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
024 Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
025 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
026 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
027 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
028 Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
029 Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
030 Gadwall (Anas strepera)
031 Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca crecca)
032 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
033 Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
034 Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
035 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
036 Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
037 Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
038 Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
039 Common Coot (Fulica atra)
040 Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago gallinago)
041 Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
042 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
043 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
044 Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
045 Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
046 Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
047 Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
048 Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
049 Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
050 Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
051 Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
052 Rook (Corvus frugilegus)
053 Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Beddington Farm 06/01

054 Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
055 Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
056 Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
057 Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
058 Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
059 Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
060 Dartford Warbler (Sylvia undata)o:D
061 European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
062 Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Canons Farm Banstead 06/01

063 Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
064 Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
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Beddington Farm 14/01

065 Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)
066 European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
067 European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Glaucous Gull seen on the lake twice during the day. Also on refuse tip and mound NE of tip.
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Barnes WWT 25/01

068 Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
069 Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
070 Stock Dove (Columba oenas)
071 Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus)

Beddington Farm 25/01

072 Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
073 Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
074 Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
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Beddington Farm 27/01

75 Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Thursley Common 27/01

76 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor):king:
77 Wood Lark (Lullula arborea)
78 Coal Tit (Periparus ater)
79 Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)
80 Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis flammea cabaret)
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Canons Farm Banstead 28/01

81 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
82 Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Up to 200 Brambling still present also a Peregrine feeding on an unfortunate soul in the large field past the white house.

(I also saw an adult Med Gull at Beddington Farm mid afternoon.)
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Beddington Farm 09/02

083 Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)

Adult Med Gull (Refuse tip), 2 Water Pipit (Main Lake / scrape), 5 Little Egret (Channel near SE corner), 7 Green Sand, 5 Snipe (Main Lake), 1 Water Rail (Main Lake) all present today.
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Ranmore Common 11/02

085 Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris):king:
086 Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
087 Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)

Buzzard, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Greater Blacked Back, Herring, Black Head Gulls, Great and Green Woodpeckers some of the other species seen between the pond and the viewpoint.

:t:= 0 :king:= 3 o:D = 1
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Beddington Farm 15/02

088 Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

I initially went looking for the White Fronted Goose at Mercers Farm without success. The morning was saved by a text from Johnny Allan stating an adult Iceland Gull had been found on the lake. The bird was re found on the refuse tip and photographed. This was my first adult bird and only my second Iceland Gull.

I hope to post some pics onto this thread when I have sorted out my WI FI transfer to my lap top.
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Beddington Farm 16/02

089 Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)

No sign of the adult Iceland Gull.
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Having spent March in Texas and Florida I have spent the last couple of days at Beddington Farm catching up on migration.

Beddington Farm 05/04

090 Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
091 Eurasian Swallow (Hirundo rustica rustica)
092 House Martin (Delichon urbica)
093 Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)
094 Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
095 Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
096 Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

I dipped the Black Redstart, a Surrey tick for me.

Beddington Farm 06/04

097 Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
098 Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
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Beddington Farm 10/04

099 Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Beddington Farm 16/04

100 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
101 Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
102 Garganey (Anas querquedula)


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Beddington Farm 17/04

103 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Beddington Farm 18/04

104 Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
105 Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)

Beddington Farm 19/04

106 Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
107 Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
108 Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)
109 Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola):king:eek::D

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Beddington Farm 20/04

110 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
111 Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

5 Whimbrel and 3 Arctic Tern this morning. Ring Ouzel present for 2nd day.

Beddington yearlist 92 species.
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Beddington Farm 21/04/2008

112 Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus cyaneus):king:eek::D

Male flew NW at 11.45am.
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Beddington Farm 22/04/2008

113 Eurasian Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

Male Ring Ouzel and Greenshank still present, 5 Buzzard over.

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Beddington Farm 23/04/2008

114 Little Gull (Larus minutus):king:eek::D

Adult present on Main lake mid afternoon.

:t: = 0 :king: = 6 o:D = 4

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off A3 near Devils Punch Bowl 25/04

115 Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

Went looking for the Crossbill but could not find Southcombe Carpark.... Can anyone assist with the location? Local people did not seem to know it!

Many thanks

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Mitcham Common 26/04

116 Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus):king:

Seen AM in woodland off Brookmead Rd (off Beddington Lane) not re located late afternoon.

Beddington Farm 26/04

117 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
118 Common Swift (Apus apus)
(!) Madagascan Teal

Beddington Farm yearlist 99

:t: = 0 :king: = 7 o:D = 4


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Beddington Farm 27/04

119 Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
120 Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)

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