March 2014

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Mon, 31 March 2014: 1 WILLOW WARBLER (first for the year), 1 SAND MARTIN. via Surrey Bird Club

Sun, 30 March 2014: 15.00hrs: RED KITE (over landfill then Moors). Simon Elson

10.30hrs: 1 LITTLE EGRET, 2 TEAL (pair on the Moors). Simon Elson

06.55hrs -10.50hrs: 1 BLACKCAP (heard only, M.Park), c15 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors, then in trees S of WC1), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Mid-Pit), c2 EGYPTIAN GEESE (incl pair over M.Farm), c25 TEAL (4 Spynes, c12 Moors, c9 WC1), c14 GADWALL, c19 SHOVELER (c14 over WC, 4 Moors Pools, 1 WC1), c14 COMMON SNIPE (c11 Spynes, c3 Moors),  c2 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL (male Chilmead Farm), 1 COMMON GULL (M.Lake), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 M.West, 1 Chilmead Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), c24 FIELDFARE (Chilmead Farm), c3 REDWING (Mid-Pit by cycle path), c5 BULLFINCH (Spynes area). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 29 March 2014: no reported sightings
Fri, 28 March 2014: 15.30hrs: c20 SAND MARTINS, 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (on island, WC2. First for year). Simon Elson

Mon, 24 March 2014- Thurs, 27 March 2014: no reported sightings
Sun, 23 March 2014: 06.35hrs-10.15hrs: c1 BLACKCAP (1 poss 2, W end of M.Lake. First for year), c13 SAND MARTIN (c3 M.West/Mid-Pit area, c10 viewed from WC Mound, flying N. First for year), c12 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors Pools by Railway line), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Mid-Pit), c14 MUTE SWAN (incl c10 M.West), 2 EGYPTIAN GEESE (1 over WC, 1 Nutfield Marsh), c31 TEAL (10 Spynes, c19 Moors, 2 WC1), c8 SHOVELER (c7 Moors, 1 WC1), 3 POCHARD (Spynes), c2 COMMON BUZZARD, c1 SPARROWHAWK (incl f viewed from WC Mound), 1 KESTREL (male over Mid-Pit), 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 Spynes, 1 Nutfield Ridge), 2 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), 5 COMMON SNIPE (Spynes), c5 LINNET. Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Mon, 17 March 2014-Sat, 22 March 2014: no reported sightings  

Sun, 16 March 2014: 06.30hrs 10.25hrs: c10 CHIFFCHAFF (First for year), 1 MANDARIN (male over Spynes flying E), 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors Pools by railway line), 1 COAL TIT (Fishermans car park WC), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Middle Pit), 2 EGYPTIAN GEESE (1 over WC, 1 Spynes), c18 TEAL (Moors), c20 SHOVELER (c10 Middle Pit, c10 Moors Pools), 5 POCHARD (Spynes), 2 SNIPE (1 over Spynes bullrush pool, 1 M.West), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Nutfield Ridge), c1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 SPARROWHAWK (1 m over M West/Mid-Pit), 1 KESTREL (Chilmead Farm), c20 REDWING (incl c15 Spynes), c40 FIELDFARE (M.Farm), 2 MISTLE THRUSH (flew into trees W end of M.Park), 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), c6 JAY, 1 PHEASANT (male M.Farm), c3 REED BUNTING (Spynes Bullrush Pool), c5 MEADOW PIPIT (M.Farm), c3 YELLOWHAMMER. Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay 56 Species seen in all. Also 1 PEACOCK butterfly.

Sat, 15 March 2014: no reported sightings

Fri, 14 March 2014: 1 SAND MARTIN (First for year, flew E), 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL. via Surrey Bird Club

Tues, 11 March 2014-Thurs, 14 march 2014: no reported sightings

Mon, 10 March 2014: 11.00hrs-12.00hrs: 2 LITTLE EGRET (WC), 1 SKYLARK (M.Farm), 1 BULLFINCH (next to footpath Spynes/M.West), 1 YELLOWHAMMER (between Sailing Club and M.West). Neil Randon

Sun, 9 March 2104: 16.00hrs-16.40hrs: 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (M.Lake). Ian Kehl, Gordon Hay and Graham James

2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (summer plumage, M.Lake. First for the year and first since 2012), 1 LITTLE EGRET (Spynes), 7 COMMON SNIPE (Spynes), 5 GADWALL (Spynes), 2 COMMON BUZZARD (incl one on ground trying to swallow a rat on The Moors), 1 SPARROWHAWK (Spynes), 1 LITTLE OWL (in oak M.Farm), 1 BULLFINCH (male), 3 REED BUNTING (1 M.West, 2 WC), 1 YELLOWHAMMER (between Sailing Club and M.West). Surrey Bird Club

06.45hrs-10.45hrs:BRAMBLING (prob male, trees in NEcorner of M.CP. First for year), 1 WOODCOCK (flew low over footpath/field S of Spynes, then landed in scrub S of Spynes. First for year), 1 LITTLE EGRET (flew from brook by landfill onto Moors), 1 GREEN SANDPIPER (Middle Pit), 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (M.West), c23 TEAL (3 Spynes, c20 Moors), c20 SHOVELER (Moors/Moors Pools), 1 m POCHARD (Spynes), c6 COMMON GULL (c5 M.West, c1 Moors Pools), LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (over Moors), c6 COMMON SNIPE (1 Moors, 5 Spynes), c6 BUZZARD (over Moors/WC), c2 SPARROWHAWK (1 f over Chilmead Lane, 1 m over Moors), c1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER (drumming m Chilmead Lane), 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), 1 KINGFISHER (Flying along ditch WC), c3 MISTLE THRUSH (1 North of Spynes, c1 Nutfield Marsh, 1 Moors), c3 REDWING, c2 GOLDCREST, c3 LESSER REDPOLL (trees  S of M.CP), c2 BULLFINCH, c2 YELLOWHAMMER (incl pair S of Spynes). 58 Species seen in all.
Also: ROE DEER (swam across Spynes after being spooked by a dog), c2 Brimstone and 1 Small Tortoiseshell butterfly. Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Sat, 8 March 2014: 16.045hrs-17.45hrs: 2 SHELDUCK (Spynes), 1 COMMON SNIPE (Spynes), 1 LITTLE OWL (in oak M.Farm). Neil Randon
Mon, 3 March 2014-Fri 7 March 2014: no reported sightings

Sun, 2 March 2014: 12.45hrs: 3 RED KITE (flew together N over patch then returned at 12.50pm, flew S over M.Lake, then headed E). Graham James 

am: 2 SHELDUCK (Spynes), 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE, c2 COMMON BUZZARD (over M.CP), 2 STOCK DOVE (M.Lake), 1 SKYLARK (M.Farm), c 30 FIELDFARE (over Sailing Club), 2 GOLDCREST (M.CP). Ken Noble

07.00hrs-11.05hrs: 1 male MANDARIN (over W end M.Park flying towards Moors), 1 male PEREGRINE (over sewage farm/M.West area, viewed from Moors), 2 SHELDUCK (pair Spynes), 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (Spynes islands), 20 TEAL, c36 SHOVELER (c6 Mid-Pit, c30 Moors/Moors Pools), 3 POCHARD (Moors Pools), 2 BUZZARD (over North Downs), 1 KESTREL (male over Chilmead Farm), c5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (2 Spynes, c3 Moors Pools), c14 COMMON GULL (c6 M West, c8 Moors Pools), c1 SNIPE (Moors), c35 REDWING (Nutfield March/Chilmead Lane), c8 FIELDFARE (Nutfield Marsh), 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER (drumming m Oaks S of Spynes), 1 PHEASANT (male field S of Spynes), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (Moors Pools by railway line), 2 LINNET (M.Farm), 1 LITTLE OWL (M.Farm), c5 REED BUNTING (c2 Spynes bullrush pond, 1 Moors, 2 WC1), c3 YELLOWHAMMER (c1 S of Spynes, 2 horse paddocks M.Farm). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay 

Sat, 1 March 2014: no reported sightings