November and December 2017

Compiled on behalf of the recorder by Michael White

1st 1 Green Sandpiper at Hogsmill Sewage Works also 2 at Stain Hill Reservoir on 5th and 2 at Island Barn Reservoir on 25th.
3rd c40 House Sparrow and a Peregrine at Rushett Farm, the House Sparrows also on 29th.
5th 2 Black-necked Grebe at Walton Reservoir with a single on 14th. Singles of Goldeneye at Walton Reservoir and Stain Hill Reservoirs.
6th The long staying female/juv type Scaup at Island Barn Reservoir noted on several dates to end of recording period.
9th Cetti’s Warbler heard at Kempton Nature Reserve. Drake Goosander at Walton Reservoir also on 14thFemale Common Scoter at Island Barn Reservoir and 2 Goldeneye at Walton Reservoir.
16th Singles of Goldeneye and Mediterranean Gull at Island Barn Reservoir.
19th 2 Chiffchaff, 16 Goldcrest, 15 Grey Wagtail and 108 Fieldfare at Hogsmill Sewage Works. 3 Goldeneye at Stain Hill Reservoir and c20 Lesser Redpoll at Kempton Nature Reserve.
21st Male Goldeneye and feral flock of 23 Barnacle Geese at Island Barn Reservoir.
25th Female Bullfinch and 39 Goldfinch at Molesey Heath.
29th Covey of 10 Red-legged Partridge at Rushett Farm and singles of Red Kite flying over Esher Common and Walton-on-Thames.


1st 1 Goldeneye and 3 Green Sandpiper at Island Barn Reservoir. 2 Goldeneye and 1 Black-necked Grebe at Walton Reservoir.
2nd Female Blackcap in a Worcester Park garden.
4th 2 Dartford Warblers and 3 Stonechat at Esher Common.
5th 12 Mistle Thrush and a Chiffchaff recorded in Home Park (Main Park) and a Peregrine flying over Kingston.
6th 86 Lapwing and 4 Goldeneye at Walton Reservoir.
8th Green Sandpiper at Island Barn Reservoir.
10th Male Blackcap in Molesey.
13th 15 Siskin in Walton-on-Thames and a Green Sandpiper at Kempton Nature Reserve.
14th 2 Bullfinch and a Cetti’s Warbler Kempton Nature Reserve.
15th c50 House Sparrow Hogsmill Sewage Works.
16th 12 Mistle Thrush Home Park (Formal Gdns), 2 Stonechat Esher Common.
19th 19 Common Snipe, c70 Linnet, 1 Peregrine, c120 Skylark and a male Stonechat recorded at Rushett Farm.
22nd 2 Caspian Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull and the female type Scaup at Island Barn Reservoir. 2000+ Jackdaw into roost at Hersham GP.
28th 105 Redwing and 9 Siskin recorded in Home Park (Paddocks area).
30th 1 Great Grey Shrike, 39 Goldfinch and a fly over Red Kite at Molesey Heath. Last accepted club record of Great Grey Shrike was in 1975!


With thanks to the following observers: Abrahams D, Avison G, Barkham J, Boubly M, Caine G, Caine T, Dyer M, Fure A, Gale J, Gill E & G, Gilry A, Hannam J, Harris C, Jackman N, Kennedy T, Kiddell D, Lawford M, Norman R, Quail J, Quinn A, Scotniki A, Sherlock B, Sherlock C, Spencer P, Stannard E, Taylor S, Trim C, Waters S, White M.