May 2014

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Fri, 16 May 2014-Sat, 31 May 2014: no reported sightings

Thurs, 15 May 2014: 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Orchard off Cormongers Lane, first for the year). Des Ball

Wed, 14 May 2014: 2 WHINCHAT, 1 LITTLE EGRET. via Surrey Bird Club 

Mon, 12 May, 2014- Tues, 13 May 2014: no reported sightings 

Sun, 11 May 2014: 05.55hrs-09.30hrs: 1 COMMON SANDPIPER (Flying low over Spynes. First for year), c40 COMMON SWIFT, c5 REED WARBLER (heard only - c3 reedbed to N of Spynes, 1 Spynes bullrush pond, 1 WC1), c3 GARDEN WARBLER (heard only - Spynes), 2 EGYPTIAN GEESE (Nutfield Marsh), 1 SHOVELER (male WC2), 4 GADWALL (pair Moors Pools, 2 males SE corner WC1), c20 COOT (incl pair with 5 small chicks WC1), 1 LAPWING (SE corner WC1), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (M.Lake), c50 SAND MARTIN (low over Moors Pools), c10 SWALLOW, 2 STOCK DOVE (1 adult and 1 juv horse paddocks, M.Farm), 2 PHEASANT (1 m and 1 f M.Farm), 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL (Chilmead Farm), c70 STARLINGS (incl c60 juv WC). Ian Kehl and Gordon Hay

Tues, 6 May 2014- Sat 10, May 2014: no reported sightings  

Mon, 5 May 2014: 12.30hrs-14.00hrs: c10 COMMON SWIFT, c2 HOUSE MARTIN, c20 SAND MARTIN. (WC). Neil Randon 

Sun, 4 May 2014: 06.10hrs-09.45hrs: 1 GREENSHANK (Sandspit Spynes at 7.00 am. Flew off high to SE at 7.25 am. First for the year), 1 LITTLE EGRET (Moors), c20 COMMON SWIFT (WC), c2 HOUSE MARTIN (WC), c5 REED WARBLER (c3 reedbed to N of Spynes, 1 in bush by cycle path Mid-Pit, 1 WC1), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (hedgerow M.Farm), c2 GARDEN WARBLER (incl 1 singing male in tree to N of Spynes overflow pool, and another singing male E end of Spynes), c6 SAND MARTIN, 5 STOCK DOVE (1 M.West, 4 Nutfield Marsh), 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (Moors), 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (M.Lake), c30 GREYLAG GEESE (incl pair with 3 small goslings Spynes, and then presumably same birds later Spynes bullrush pond), c20 MALLARD (incl f wi 4 small ducklings WC1), c5 BLACKCAP (incl f with nesting material, N of Mid-Pit), 3 PHEASANT (1 m and 2 f M.Farm), 1 SKYLARK (male in songflight over M.Farm). Ian Kehl 

Sat, 3 May 2014: 12:30hrs- 5.45hrs: 1 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (WC2), 1 HOBBY (WC), c20 SAND MARTIN, c2 HOUSE MARTIN, 1 GREY WAGTAIL (WC), 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (cycle path S side of middle pit). Graham Cole

Fri, 2 May 2014: no reported sightings

Thurs, 1 May 2014:  late pm: 2 COMMON SWIFT (WC, first for the year). Neil Randon

14.00hrs-15.00hrs: c80 SAND MARTIN (WC), 1 REED WARBLER (WC), 2 EGYPTIAN GOOSE (WC2 island), 1 GREY WAGTAIL (WC1). Neil Randon