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Surrey VC Yearlist 2010 by Kojak (1 Viewer)

Holmethorpe CP 10/03

103 Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

Walton Reservoirs 10/03

104 Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
105 Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)

A text from Dave Harris from Island Barn " Stay there its coming your way" and sure enough a male Merganser and a Female Goosander appeared on the causeway to Knight and Bessborough. A 1st winter Glaucous Gull was present on QE2 with the gull roost.
The pic is poor but the light was not good for digiscoping...

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

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Barnes WWT 12/03

106 Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
107 Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)
108 Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
109 Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti)

Cetti's was calling then seen near the far end of the cafe at the entrance to the wetland area. I spent the rest of the morning / early pm in the Peacock hide. Curlew flew over the reserve towards the thames found by Rupert Kaye. Remainder were seen on the main lake.
 

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Holmethorpe CP 17/03

110 Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

An evenings birding produced another yeartick a Male was seen and another was heard. No new Holmethorpe ticks though.

:t: = 1 :king: = 4 (1 pending) o:D = 3 3:) = 5
 
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Beddington Farm 18/03

111 Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

A Male and Female at the S side of the mound mid morning.
 
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Beddington Farm 22/03

112 Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)
113 Eurasian Swallow (Hirundo rustica rustica)

3 Sand Martins and a Swallow over the North lake this afternoon.

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

Yearlists
Holmethorpe 074
Beddington 072
 
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Beddington Farm 22/03

(-) Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus) o:D

A text from John Allan after Nick "Pyro" Gardner had spotted a Male had me hot footing it to the Farm thanks Nick and John....

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

Yearlists
Beddington Farm 078
Holmethorpe CP 074
 
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Holmethorpe CP 27/03

114 Garganey (Anas querquedula) 3:)
(-) Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) 3:)

My first find at Holmethorpe in the form of a pair of Garganey on Spynes Mere they flew soon after phone calls were made but luckily landed on Mercers West phew!. A mini twitch followed with Graham, Gordon and John Allan joining me on Mercers West to enjoy good views of the birds. Holmethorpe life list stands at 092 with Sand Martin the other addition.

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 078
Holmethorpe CP 078

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 4 (+1 pending) o:D = 4 3:) = 7
 

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Canons Farm Banstead 28/03

115 Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) :king:

2 Females found by Devil Birder this afternoon.

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 6 o:D = 4 3:) = 7

News hot off the press my Hooded Crow was not accepted by the records committee ( A Hybrid was seen in Peckham around the time of my sighting). Therefore Surrey VC total remains 192.
 

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Beddington Farm 30/03

116 Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 080
Holmethorpe CP 078

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 6 o:D = 4 3:) = 7
 
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Beddington Farm 22/04

117 Common Swift (Apus apus)
118 House Martin (Delichon urbica)
119 Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)

Having slightly recovered from my 36hr journey from birding in Colombia to home I thought it was time to visit the Farm in an attempt to catch up on migration. 3 Buzzards and 2 Shelduck were the other notable sightings in the three hour visit.

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 083
Holmethorpe CP 078

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 6 o:D = 4 3:) = 7
 
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Island Barn Reservoir 24/04

120 Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer)
121 Little Gull (Larus minutus)
122 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Thanks Dave for meeting up and allowing me to have access.

Holmethorpe CP 24/04

123 Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
124 Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) 3:)
(-) Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 3:)
(-) Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) 3:)
(-) Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) 3:)

I visited Nor Hill twice today but could not find the Ring Ouzels. Dipped a Blackwit and 2 Red Kites at the Farm.... Thats year listing for you!!

Yearlists

Holmethorpe CP 085
Beddington Farm 083

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 6 o:D = 4 3:) = 11
 

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Beddington Farm 25/04

125 Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
126 Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia)
127 Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
128 Eurasian Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
129 Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)

My second Gropper on the Farm found by Pete Alfrey. Whinchat found by Dodge as we were walking back to the lake.

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 090
Holmethorpe CP 085

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 6 o:D = 4 3:) = 11
 

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Beddington Farm 01/05

130 Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
131 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
132 Common Crane (Grus grus):king:eek::D

A first for the Farm on Bird race day seen by Pete Alfrey from the Obs window a few frantic moments later the news reached the hide and bingo the bird was seen flying towards Croydon. Pictures can be found on the links from Beddington Farmlands website. I logged 69 out of 72 species seen on the day a site record for me.


Yearlists

Beddington Farm 095
Holmethorpe CP 085

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 7 o:D = 5 3:) = 11
 
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Thursley Common 30/05

133 Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
134 Wood Lark (Lullula arborea)
135 Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
136 Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)

Walton Reservoirs 30/05

137 Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) :king:

Drake on Knight reservoir thanks Dave for linking up and helping me to see yet another Surrey Tick. See Surrey Bird Club website for pic of the Scaup.

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 095
Holmethorpe CP 085

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 8 o:D = 5 3:) = 11
 

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Barnes WWT 31/05

139 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Redshank x2, LRP x2 and Common Tern x12 also present.

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 095
Holmethorpe CP 085

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 8 o:D = 5 3:) = 11
 

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Richmond Park 06/06

140 Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

Hawthorn Valley via Cambrian Gate this pm.
 

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Thursley Common 06/06

141 Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 095
Holmethorpe CP 085

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 8 o:D = 5 3:) = 11
 
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Walton Reservoirs 25/07

142 Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) :king:

Having been present for 3 days I finaly caught up with this bird. Thanks Dave and John for helping me record another Surrey tick.

Beddington Farm 25/07

143 Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 096
Holmethorpe CP 087

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 9 o:D = 5 3:) = 11
 

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Beddington Farm 26/07

144 Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Another flying visit to the Farm for another yeartick. Wood Sandpiper still present. Cheers Garry.

Yearlists

Beddington Farm 097
Holmethorpe CP 087

Totals

:t: = 1 :king: = 9 o:D = 5 3:) = 11
 

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