Surrey VC Life List

Surrey Vice County includes a part of Greater London (Kingston. Richmond, Kew, Barnes WWT, Battersea, Surrey Docks, Dulwich, South Norwood, Croydon and my patch Beddington Farmlands). The Vice County does not include Spelthorne which includes Staines, Wraysbury, King George iv Reservoirs. 

This is my Surrey Vice County life list which at present stands at 232 species. I have included pictures of the rarer species where I have them. Most regular species are covered on the Beddington Farm page.

NB: List amendments: Mealy Redpoll re-instated as it will remain a species on the IOC list on 1st Jan 2018, Ruddy Shelduck is considered feral.

Key: 
(F) - Ferral 
(?) - Awaits acceptance by records committee
(!) - Rejected by records committee
(-) - Sub species


Beddington Farm 14/08/2017

232 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Beddington Farm 09/08/2017


231 Sabine's Gull (Larus sabini)



Frensham Common 10/06/2017

230 Red Footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)



Walton Reservoirs QEII 29/04/2017

229 Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii)



Pyrford 24/03/2016

228 Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

Beddington Farm 10/01/2016

(-) Siberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis)




Beddington Farm 21/11/2015

227 Serin (Serinus serinus)

Frensham Great Pond 28/09/2015

226 Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)


Walton Reservoirs 23/08/2015

225 Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Beddington Farm 19/10/2014

224 Bearded Reedling (Panurus biamicus)



Walton Reservoirs QEII 14/10/2014

223 Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)


Walton Reservoirs 19/06/2014

222 White winged Black Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)


Walton Reservoirs 12/06/2014

221 Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

Frensham Village 04/01/2014

220 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Leith Hill 24/11/2013

219 Two-barred Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

Beddington Farm 21/07/2013

(?) Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

Sadly this bird died on site. Awaits a decision from the records committee.

Surrey Quays 22/06/2013

218 Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)


Beddington Farm 24/05/2013

217 Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)

Beddington Farm 19/01/2013

216 Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Seen by a host of Beddington regulars and was also seen briefly in a tree by Tank.

Canons Farm 04/05/2012

215 Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus)

Winkworth Aboretum 13/04/2012

214 European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

Beddington Farm 05/04/2012

(-) Kumliens Gull (Larus glaucoides kumlieni)

Thorpe 01/04/2012


213 Bean Goose (Anser fabalis rossicus)

Walton Reservoirs 23/11/2011

212 Grey Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

Beddington Farm 14/11/2011


211 Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)
(Beddington Farm 16/01/2012)

Walton Reservoirs 26/10/2011

210 Shore Lark (Eremophila alpestris)

Beddington Farm 06/09/2011


209 Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris alpina)

Holmethorpe CP 09/03/2011

208 Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)


Buckland Sand pits 23/01/2011

207 Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

Cobham 18/01/2011

(F) Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

Compton 09/01/2011


206 Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix)



Cobham 09/01/2011


205 Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii)


Beddington Farm 03/12/2010


204 Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

Headley Heath 22/11/2010

203 Mealy Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)

Cut Mill Pond Puttenham Common 19/11/2010


202 Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)

Island Barn Reservoir 11/11/2010

201 Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca fusca)

South Nutfield 05/10/2010


200 Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) 

Beddington Farm 25/09/2010

199 Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)

Beddington Farm 24/09/2010

198 Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)

Beddington Farm 16/09/2010

197 Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

Canons Hill Farm 28/08/2010

196 Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Walton Reservoirs 25/07/2010


195 Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)


Walton Reservoirs 30/05/2010

194 Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)


Beddington Farm 01/05/2010


193 Common Crane (Grus grus)

Canons Farm Banstead 28/03/2010

192 Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

Walton Reservoirs 06/02/2010


191 Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Beddington Farm 17/01/2010


190 Lapland Bunting (Calcarius lapponicus)

Walton Reservoir 05/01/2010

189 Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

Netley Common Surrey 02/01/2010

188 Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)


Holmethorpe CP 01/01/2010


187 European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

Frensham Little Pond 31/12/2009


186 Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata)

Holmethorpe CP 28/12/2009

185 Smew (Mergellus albellus)


Papercourt GP Sailing Club 04/12/2009

184 Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica)

Tice's Meadow Badshot Lea 25/11/2009

183 Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)


South Nutfield 26/10/2009


182 Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)

Holmethorpe CP 22/09/2009


181 Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti)

Beddington Farm 02/09/2009


180 Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)

179 Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)


Beddington Farm 02/05/2009


178 Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)


Tice's Meadow Badshot Lea 25/04/2009


177 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)


Beddington Farm 21/04/2009


(!) Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)

This record was accepted by the BORC then put back into circulation!! And has now been rejected!!

Thursley Common 01/03/2009

176 Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)


Island Barn Reservoir 08/02/2009

175 Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer)


Bookham Common 27/12/2008

174 Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)



Island Barn Reservoir West Molesley 06/12/2008

173 Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)


Richmond Park 05/12/2008

172 Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)


Beddington Farm 27/11/2008


171 Northern Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Beddington Farm 25/11/2008

170 Common Raven (Corvus corax)


Beddington Farm 21/10/2008


169 Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus)

Beddington Farm 21/09/2008


168 Great White Egret (Ardea alba)

Beddington Farm 20/09/2008

167 European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus)

Frensham Little Pond 16/09/2008


166 Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
(Taken at Frensham Great Pond 17/08/2010)
Richmond Park 02/08/2008

165 Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)


Beddington Farm 11/06/2008


164 Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

Beddington Farm 25/05/2008

163 Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Barnes WWT 18/05/2008


162 Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)


Beddington Farm 17/05/2008



161 Little Tern (Sterna albifrons)

Beddington Farm 03/05/2008


160 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Mitcham Common 26/04/2008


159 Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)

Beddington Farm 23/04/2008


158 Little Gull (Larus minutus)

Beddington Farm 21/04/2008


157 Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus cyaneus)

Beddington Farm 19/04/2008


156 Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

Ranmore Common 11/02/2008


155 Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris)

Thursley Common 27/01/2008


154 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor)

Canons Farm Banstead 03/01/2008


153 Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)

Beddington Farm 29/12/2007


152 Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

Beddington Farm 28/09/2007


151 Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)

Frensham Little Pond 27/08/2007

150 Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Beddington Farm 25/08/2007

149 Garganey (Anas querquedula)

Beddington Farm 26/07/2007



148 Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)

Ashtead Common 09/06/2007

147 Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Thursley Common 12/05/2007


146 Wood Lark (Lullula arborea)

Beddington Farm 24/04/2007


145 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Beddington Farm 21/04/2007

144 Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
143 Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
142 Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia)

Beddington Farm 19/04/2007


141 Western Marsh-harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Beddington Farm 16/04/2007


140 Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

Banstead Heath 14/03/2007


139 Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret)

Hawley Meadow Hampshire / Surrey 07/03/2007


138 Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)

Beddington Farm 06/03/2007


137 Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)

Beddington Farm 26/01/2007


136 Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

Beddington Farm 11/01/2007


135 Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Beddington Farm 16/12/2006

134 Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Papercourt Sailing Club 12/12/2006

133 Goosander (Mergus merganser merganser)


Beddington Farm 20/11/2006


132 Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Beddington Farm 06/11/2006


131 Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)

Beddington Farm 26/10/2006

130 Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)

Beddington Farm 21/08/2006

129 Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

Beddington Farm 17/08/2006

128 Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Beddington Farm 12/08/2006


127 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)

Beddington Farm 19/07/2006

126 Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Devil's Punch Bowl 14/05/2006

125 Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
 


Beddington Farm 29/05/2006

124 Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

Beddington Farm 26/05/2006

123 Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Beddington Farm 19/05/2006

122 Sanderling (Calidris alba)


Beddington Farm 17/05/2006

121 Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)



Devil's Punch Bowl 14/05/2006

120 Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)


Beddington Farm 08/05/2006

119 Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)

Beddington Farm 07/05/2006

118 Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

Beddington Farm 24/04/2006

117 Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
(-) Blue-headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava flava)

Beddington Farm 22/04/2006

116 Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)

Beddington Farm 21/04/2006

(-) White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)


Beddington Farm 16/04/2006

115 Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

Barnes WWT 10/04/2006

114 Coal Tit (Periparus ater)
113 Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

Beddington Farm 08/04/2006

112 Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

Beddington Park 07/04/2006

111 Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)

110 Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Beddington Farm 05/04/2006

109 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

Beddington Farm 04/04/2006

108 Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Beddington Farm 01/04/2006

107 Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
106 Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
105 Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
104 Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
103 Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra)
102 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Barnes WWT 13/03/2006


101 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Thursley Common 29/08/2005


100 Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

Croydon 02/08/2005


099 Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

Thursley Common 28/07/2005

098 Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
097 Eurasian Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
096 Eurasian Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)

Farnham 24/01/2005

095 Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
094 Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Beddington Farm 24/09/2004


093 Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

Barnes WWT 09/05/2004


092 Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)

Barnes WWT 01/05/2004

090 Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
089 Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
088 Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)
087 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
086 Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
085 Little Plover (Charadrius dubius)
084 Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

Richmond Park 25/04/2004


083 Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

Barnes WWT 13/02/2004


082 Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Barnes WWT 01/02/2004

080 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
079 Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
078 Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago gallinago)
077 Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
076 Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
075 Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Beddington Farm 09/01/2004

074 Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
073 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Beddington Farm 01/01/2004

072 European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
071 Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
070 Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
069 Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
068 Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
067 Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
066 Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca crecca)
065 Gadwall (Anas strepera)
064 Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
063 Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

Thursley Common 17/03/2003

061 Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus)

Bourne Hall Ewell 14/12/2002


060 Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Richmond Park 17/08/2002


059 Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

Thursley Common 16/06/2002


058 Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Frensham Little Pond 27/05/2002

056 Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
055 Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
054 Great Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
053 Eurasian Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
052 Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
051 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
050 Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
049 Common Swift (Apus apus)

Thursley Common 22/04/2002

048 Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
047 Eurasian Swallow (Hirundo rustica rustica)
046 Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)
045 Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

Bourne Hall Ewell 28/12/2001


044 Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

West Sutton 21/12/2001

043 Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Thursley Common 20/12/2001

042 Dartford Warbler (Sylvia undata)
041 Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)

Putney 08/12/2001

040 Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
039 Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Thursley Common 30/11/2001

038 Great Tit (Parus major)
037 European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
036 Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) 

Godstone Pond 03/11/2001

035 Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

Esher 01/07/2001

034 Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

West Sutton 21/06/2001

033 House Martin (Delichon urbica)

West Sutton 29/01/2001

032 Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
031 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
030 European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

West Sutton 14/01/2001


029 Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
028 Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
027 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
026 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)


Virginia Water 07/10/2000

025 Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
024 Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

West Sutton 24/02/2000

023 European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

West Sutton 15/01/2000

022 Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Bourne Hall Ewell 28/11/1999

(-) Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)
021 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

West Sutton 20/10/1999

020 Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Carshalton Ponds 17/10/1999

019 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

Sears Park Cheam 30/09/1999

(-) Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)

This record was not accepted ( A Hybrid was seen in Peckham around the time of my sighting).

Nonsuch Park 30/09/1999

018 Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
017 Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)

West Sutton 30/09/1999

016 Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Bourne Hall Ewell 30/09/1999

015 Stock Dove (Columba oenas)
014 Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
013 Common Coot (Fulica atra)
012 Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
011 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

West Sutton 25/09/1999

010 Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
West Sutton 17/09/1999

009 Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
008 Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)


West Sutton 14/09/1999

007 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Cheam Park Cheam 11/09/1999


006 Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
005 Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)
004 European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
003 Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)

002 Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
001 Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

1 comment:

  1. hi
    dont know if this will ever get to you .... I am co-ordinating photos for the Surrey Bird Atlas ... you have a handful of elusive rarities here, which I would love to get my hands on !
    With your permission and assistance, I would like some high(er) resolution files of - Bean Goose/Lapland Bunting/Ruddy Shelduck/Spotted Crake/Crane/Spotted Redshank
    I am contactable at tonyhordern@hotmail.com and @heavyroller63 on Twitter
    Thanks in anticipation
    Tony

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