May and June 2017


A Cetti’s Warbler and a Common Sandpiper were at Hogsmill Sewage Works.


A pair of with Stonechats with 2 fledged young were found at Esher Common.


A Common Buzzard was over Island Barn Reservoir and 13 Common Terns and conservatively 200-300 Swifts were also there. Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe and Redshank were at Kempton Nature Reserve and 2 Greenshank at Walton Reservoir.


A Black Tern, 3 Ringed Plovers and a Little Ringed Plover appeared at Walton Reservoir. Single Cetti’s Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat were in Home Park (Paddocks), while 5 Common Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank and 250 Swifts were at Island Barn Reservoir.


A Nightingale was singing again in Prince’s Coverts.


A Cetti’s Warbler was singing at River Mole (N of Island Barn Reservoir) with Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Oystercatcher and 35 Common Terns on the Reservoir. Nine Greenshank (perhaps one of our largest ever flocks) were photographed at Kempton Nature Reserve and a Little Ringed Plover was also there. A Little Egret was at River Hogsmill (Old Malden).


A Lesser Whitethroat was singing at Ewell near Northcroft Rd and nearby a Little Egret was flying along the River Hogsmill. A female Whinchat was photographed at Kempton Nature Reserve.


Two Common Sandpipers were at Hampton FB (Sunnyside Reservoir) and a Little Egret was at Kempton Nature Reserve.


A Cetti’s Warbler was heard and seen at Hogsmill Sewage Works with Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat also there.

At Arbrook Common a Common Buzzard was seen in flight during a survey. Epsom Common produced at least 7 Garden Warblers and a singing Willow Warbler, perhaps signaling its return to this site as a breeding species.


A Little Owl was heard in Home Park from the Kingston Bridge area.


Eight Common Terns and a drake Garganey were at Island Barn Reservoir.


Seven Common Terns and an Oystercatcher were at Island Barn Reservoir.


A summer plumage Curlew Sandpiper was at Walton Reservoir and a Hobby over Kempton Nature Reserve.


Another 3 Greenshanks visited Kempton Nature Reserve.


Common Terns and Oystercatcher were still at Island Barn Reservoir.


A pair of Cetti’s Warblers, one carrying a faecal sac were in Home Park (Paddocks) and also 2 Little Owls. A Common Buzzard was again at Arbrook Common.


A Lesser Whitethroat was singing near Riverview Rd, Ewell.


A Little Owl was at Claygate (Telegraph Hill).


A Little Ringed Plover was still appearing intermittently at Kempton Nature Reserve (also on 11th).


A Common Buzzard was harassed by a Carrion Crow at Richmond Park (Isabella Plant’n).


A Red Kite was being mobbed by a Carrion Crow as it flew low, S over Berrylands.


Two Common Buzzards were in the Kempton Nature Reserve / Kempton Park area and a Hobby was over the racecourse. A Garden Warbler and 2 Lesser Whitethroats were found during a survey at Hogsmill Sewage Works and nearby, presumably the same Red Kite flew high NW over Berrylands (Surbiton Hill Park). A pair of Shelduck with 4 mid-sized young were at Hampton FB (Sunnyside Reservoir).


A Peregrine (possibly juvenile) was flying over Kingston College.


A Little Egret and a Shoveler (unusual there at this time of year) at Hogsmill Sewage Works Nature Reserve.


Two Oystercatchers at Island Barn Reservoir