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Tice's Meadow and Tongham GP, Surrey (1 Viewer)

RJSeargent

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A steady flow of birders to the mound over the last couple of days including one resplendent in Canadian Army Uniform. The Pectoral Sandpiper remains and has now been present for 13 days. It is often joined by the Little Stint and the Ruff. Two Wigeon also today and stunning views of a Peregrine taking a Wood Pigeon in mid air then feasting on it opposite the mound.
 

RTHORTON

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The SSE start cutting tree s below power lines tomorrow so expect some paths closed off . Tices 24 this Sat at 12 till Sun 12 noon.Do come and have a look in forBirding , moth trapping during the evening . Tours to see Wasp Spider and to see rare plants Yellow Dogger for one are a must. Rich.
 

Tri-Counties Birder

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The SSE start cutting tree s below power lines tomorrow so expect some paths closed off . Tices 24 this Sat at 12 till Sun 12 noon.Do come and have a look in forBirding , moth trapping during the evening . Tours to see Wasp Spider and to see rare plants Yellow Dogger for one are a must. Rich.

Have you been talking to Gordon Kape (ask Dave!)? Yellow DoDDer!

See you on Sat, getting there 3ish.
 

RJSeargent

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Have you been talking to Gordon Kape (ask Dave!)? Yellow DoDDer!

See you on Sat, getting there 3ish.

YES YES BIG BOY! I have been telling everyone it's Yellow Dogger too. Suspect we might see Gordon and his ex Mandy any time soon.

See you all on the #tices24 tomorrow.
 
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RTHORTON

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Great Weekend on the 24Hr. Thanks to all for joining us, with 67 species of bird including Pintail, Ring Plover, Ruff,Green Sandpiper, Peregrine,Tawny Owl and Golden Plover.Thanks to Sean and Rich s Moth Traps 33 species of Moth recorded and may be 4 species of Bat thanks to Marion as well as lots more
 

RTHORTON

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Ring Plover Ruff and Dunlin still here plus all the others. Volunteer Work Party this Saturday meet Pea Bridge or the Mound 10 am . All welcome to come and enjoy.Tea wagon on site .
 

RTHORTON

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Thanks to all who came along to the Work Party yesterday. Willow almost clear of Wheatear Field. Tony cut the bank and paths before Hansons start back on site, lizards ect. It was also a buzz to see Phill test drive his new cross country wagon through the radar gate and onto the mound. Now if he can !!!! Thank you The Tices Crew for showing him around. Of note today a very late L R P 4 Ruff and White Wagtail.
 

RJSeargent

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A little quieter on Sunday. Initially fog stopped play but a revisit at lunchtime produced the first returning Redwings with 3 in the north end of the scrub feeding in Hawthornes. The Juv LRP was still present and the site appeared to be filling up with more and more Gulls. In the middle of a large group of Lesser Black-Backs was a proud adult Greater-Black-Backed Gull.
 

RTHORTON

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Of note today 5 Ruff 3 Green Sandpiper 1 Little Ring Plover still here , which Kevin tells us is the latest stayer in Surrey . Over 300 L B B Gulls with min 150 B H Gulls 5 Common Gull and 1 Med Gull. Work Party 8th Nov 10am get involved.
 

RTHORTON

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Barn Owl back at last this evening 3 Greensand Pintail . Hanson going sort out track below mound for Phill also planting along river with wild meadow seed thanks to BWVT and trees ect
 

bbsbirder

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There is the monthly work party this Saturday 8th November. Meet on the 'mound' at 10am. Tools are provided. Hope to see you there.

Kevin
 

RJSeargent

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Sadly away this weekend in the north so missed two days on he mound. Nothing mentioned by Dave B who was there so suggest the Desert Wheatear he promised wasn't located.
 

RJSeargent

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Belated news from the weekend - A first year Kittiwake shot through the patch on Friday afternoon heading west wards. 9 Golden Plover reported over on Saturday and Rich H had 70 Goldies and a Curlew yesterday. A Green Sandpiper remains in the plant yard and Water Rails are calling almost continuously from the Reed Bed.
 

RTHORTON

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350 to 400 Golden Plover in the Meadow 1 Dunlin 50 Linnet .Good Gull Nummbers and min 4 YL Gull Very muddy at the moment but SSE tell me they will tidy up.Sorry Phill. Hanson trying to complete Plant Yard soon if they can. Rich.
 

RJSeargent

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So, I go off to Cyprus for the weekend's birding and a Brent Goose turns up at Tice's. Top tip - if you're wanting to increase your list wait until I go abroad - something is going to turn up on the patch or wider afield in Surrey. #itsallaboutthelist
 

Mark Elsoffer

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Hi Guys. Am in the process of writing the 2014 Tice's Annual Report and wondered if anyone could supply me with the following:

- Dates of the Tice's 24s this year, total species of birds seen and any photos of the festivities.
- Dates of the work parties this year, what was undertaken and any photos of the work being done.
- Tice's Bird Group logo.
- Any other bird, wildlife & scenic photos - have been sent aprox 400 but would appreciate more.

Please use the group email: [email protected] for any submissions (or post on here).

Thanks and see you on the mound soon!
 

RTHORTON

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Dear all Volunteer work Party 10am Dec 13th Tidy up litter pick . Meet Pea Bridge . Fitting out of Bat Cave started by BWVP now Hansons almost complete and fencing being taken down in plant yard .
 

RTHORTON

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Dear All may i wish you a Happy Christmas.Of note am 1 Golden Plover, 90+ Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail . Next Volunteer work party 10th Jan 2015 10am Meet at the Mound or Pea Bridge Lower Farnham Rd. Come along and get involved in this wonderfull New Nature Reserve.
 

RJSeargent

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A quiet weekend at Tice's but with a few reasonable species of note:

3 Little Egrets were present.

A male Peregrine on both days (feeding on a small prey item on Sunday)

Build up of wildfowl numbers is noteworthy.
 
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