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Surrey VC Yearlist 2010 by Kojak (1 Viewer)

Having recorded 156 (2008) and 153 (2009) species in Surrey VC in the last two years. I thought I would have a go at beating these totals. I also would like to reach 200 for my VC list which stands at 197. Work and a trip to Colombia will hamper progress but I will give it a shot.

Thank you to all who have contacted me with news of rarities.

Here are some VC site totals (updated 11/12):-

Beddington Farm 169 (My patch)
Holmethorpe CP 097
Barnes WWT 088
Walton Resvs 060
Thursley Com 055
Tices Meadow 051
Canons Farm 042
Garden list 041
Unstead SF 017

Key

:t: = Lifer
:king: = Surrey VC tick
o:D = Beddington tick
3:)= Holmethorpe tick
 
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Garden list 01/01

BH Gull gets the award for first bird seen this year.

001 Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
002 European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
003 Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
004 Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
005 Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
006 European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
007 Great Tit (Parus major)
008 Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
009 Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
010 Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
 
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Holmethorpe CP 01/01

A phone call from Graham James re a VC tick ..Shag on Mercers lake started my year listing slightly earlier than planned.. Thanks Graham.

011 Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
012 Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
013 Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
014 European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis):king:3:)
015 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
016 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
017 Gadwall (Anas strepera)
018 Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
019 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
020 Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
021 Smew (Mergellus albellus)
022 Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
023 Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
024 Common Coot (Fulica atra)
025 Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
026 Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago gallinago)
027 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
028 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
029 Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
030 Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
031 Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
032 Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
033 Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
034 Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
035 Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
036 Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
037 Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
038 Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)

Tick totals
:t: = 0 :king: = 1 o:D = 0 3:) = 1
 

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Ash Ranges 02/01

A day out with John Allan produced a lifer and an overdue lifer at that.

039 Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
040 Coal Tit (Periparus ater)
041 Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)
 
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Netley Common 02/01

042 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
043 Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
044 Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra):t::king:
045 Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus)

I finally got good views of Crossbill 30+ in the larch trees near to Frances Corner.B :)

Tick totals
:t: = 1 :king: = 2 o:D = 0 3:) = 1
 

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Walton Reservoirs 02/01

046 Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
047 Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
048 Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
049 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
050 Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
051 Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)

Permit only site thanks Dave.
 
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Barnes WWT 03/01

A trip with John Allan today produced several more year ticks.

052 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
053 Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
054 Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
055 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
056 Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
057 Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
058 Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca crecca)
059 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
060 Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
061 Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
062 Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
063 Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
064 Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
065 Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis flammea cabaret)
066 European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
067 Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Tick Totals
:t: = 1 :king: = 2 o:D = 0 3:) = 1
 

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South Nutfield 04/01

A mornings birding with John Allan produced our target bird for the day RL Partridge.

068 Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
069 Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
070 Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
071 Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

c20 RL Partridge seen in field off Coopers Hill Rd also c40 Yellowhammer

Holmethorpe CP 04/01

072 Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
073 Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
074 Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) 3:)
075 European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
(-) Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) 3:)
(-) Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) 3:)
(-) Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) 3:) (Thought i'd seen these)

Tick totals
:t: = 1 :king: = 2 o:D = 0 3:) = 5

Back to the grindstone!! A good Xmas and New Years birding.
 
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Walton Reservoirs 05/01

An early morning trip with John Allan and Dave Harris provided a possible Surrey tick.

076 Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) :king:

50 birds without rings at first light flew NE at 0804hrs..... Thanks Dave

I have been informed that this species is tickable but I will wait for confirmation from the records commitee that the flock is considered to be of wild origin before I add it to my Surrey Life list.

Barnes WWT 05/01

077 Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)

Surrey Site

078 Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Tick totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 2 (1 pending) o:D = 0 3:) = 5
 

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Walton Reservoirs 07/01

079 Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)

Unfortunately the Scaup had moved on with the Smew... thanks Dave for meeting up to allow access.

Beddington Farm 07/01

080 Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
081 Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
082 Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
083 European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
084 Rook (Corvus frugilegus)
085 Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

I finally made it to my patch and promptly found a Med gull...Over 1200 Fieldfare passed through during the morning. Then it was off 2 work..

:t: = 1 :king: = 2 (1 pending) o:D = 0 3:) = 5
 

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West Sutton 08/01

086 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Beddington Farm 09/01

087 Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)
088 Stock Dove (Columba oenas)

(-) Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) o:D


A text from Mike "Posh" Spicer resulted in a scramble from all sides of the borough as the Beddington regulars added another tick to their lists. I missed the Short Eared Owl earlier in the day. Thanks Nick and Mike. 8 Jack Snipe were also in the gulley.

Tick totals
:t: = 1 :king: = 2 (1 pending) o:D = 1 3:) = 5
 

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Beddington Farm 16/01

089 Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) o:D
090 Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

I finally caught up with this bird. I think I was the only regular who had not connected with this bird.

:t: = 1 :king: = 2 (1 pending) o:D = 2 3:) = 5
 
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Beddington Farm 17/01

091 Lapland Bunting (Calcarius lapponicus) :king:eek::D

After dipping this bird twice an early start with Pete Alfrey, Grant Prater and a few other guests paid dividends... Second Beddington tick in two days. A valuable Surrey tick taking me closer to the 200 mark. Phew!

:t: = 1 :king: = 3 (1 pending) o:D = 3 3:) = 5
 

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Beddington Farm 23/01

092 Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)
093 Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)

West Sutton 23/01

094 Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

This is only the second record of this species in my garden. The male was happily feeding on rotten apples I had left on the feeder tray. The pic was taken through a window and the light was poor....

:t: = 1 :king: = 3 (1 pending) o:D = 3 3:) = 5
 

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Holmethorpe CP 24/01

095 Little Owl (Athene noctua)
096 Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)

:t: = 1 :king: = 3 (1 pending) o:D = 3 3:) = 5
 

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Banstead Golf Club 03/02

097 Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)

Two birds were seen along the public footpath.
 
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Walton Reservoirs 06/02

098 Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus) :king:

A text from John Allan got me out and on the road after another late finish at work. The bird was diving regularly mid water and took me a while to find.

Thanks Dave and John for assisting with another Surrey tick.

:t: = 1 :king: = 4 (1 pending) o:D = 3 3:) = 5
 
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Tice's Meadow Bagshott Lea 07/02

099 European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

27 birds with Lapwing on the main pit.

Richmond Park 07/02

100 Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

No sign of the SE Owl this evening.
 
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Nonsuch Park 01/03

101 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor)


:t: = 1 :king: = 4 (1 pending) o:D = 3 3:) = 5
 

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Beddington Farm 08/03

102 Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

2 1st winter birds on the North lake today. This is a first time two birds have been present together on the Farm.
 

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