May 2018

25th:
Canons Farm: Garden Warbler singing at L&G, Little Owl - IGM

Little Owl at Canons Farm IGM

21st:
Canons Farm: 4 Greylags - EC

20th:
Canons Farm: 3 Whitethroats, Nuthatch, 2 Linnets, 3 Yellowhammers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Kestrel, 2 Green-veined Whites, 10 Small Whites, 3 Orange-tips, Red Admiral - PGo


19th:
Banstead Woods: Garden Warbler singing at Harholt Plantation, Tawny Owl, 8 Whitethroats, 2 Kestrels, 4 Buzzards, 3 Pheasants, 16 Stock Doves, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 12 Chiffchaffs, 30 Blackcaps, Treecreeper, 11 Goldfinches, Linnet, 4 Bullfinches, 29 Dingy Skippers, 22 Brimstones, 3 Green-veined Whites, 9 Small Whites, 4 Large Whites, Orange-tip, Comma, 5 Speckled Woods, 7 Small Heaths, 8 Common Blues, 6 Holly Blues, 2 Small Coppers, Brown Argus, 3 Green Hairstreaks - IPW 

18th:
Canons Farm: 2 Red Kites, Grey Heron, 38 Swifts, 18 Buzzards, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 315 Herring Gulls, 5 Swallows, Mistle Thrush, 3 Skylarks, 2 Whitethroats, Linnet, Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, Collared Dove, Jay, Holly Blue, Small Whites, Large Whites, Green-veined Whites - DKC/GB/IGM
Banstead Woods: 3 Buzzards, 3 Whitethroats, 7 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 15 Dingy Skippers at Fames Rough, 3 Grizzled Skippers at Fames Rough, 2 Small Heaths, 4 Common Blues, Green-veined White, Brimstone, 3 Small Whites - PGo


17th:
Banstead Woods: Swallow, Jay, Small Copper, 2 Brimstones - DJ/WCCV

16th:
Canons Farm: 3 Swallows - IGM

15th:
Banstead Woods: Pheasant, Whitethroat, Bullfinch, 58 Herring Gulls, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcaps, Four-spotted Chaser, Large Red Damselfly, 6 Green Hairstreaks, 6 Dingy Skippers, Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, Orange-tip, Green-veined White, 11 Brimstones, 3 Large Whites, 3 Speckled Woods, 3 Holly Blues - DJ/WCCV

12th:
Canons Farm: 3 Whimbrel in Doric Field 15:10-15:50 then flew east, female Wheatear in Infront George East, Swallow, 2 Whitethroats,13 Stock Doves, 3 Herring Gulls, 2 Yellowhammers, 6 Skylarks, Buzzard, 3 Linnets, 4 Song Thrushes, Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinches, Great Spotted Woodpecker - AD
Banstead Woods: 4 Red Kites flew south over Fames Rough 13:03-13:06, Collared Dove by Outwood Lane, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls west, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Swallows, 2 Pheasants, 2 Buzzards, 13 Stock Doves, 28 Blackcaps, 11 Chiffchaffs, 4 Whitethroats, Greenfinch, 4 Treecreepers, 5 Nuthatches, 7 Goldcrests, 7 Bullfinches, 3 Goldfinches - IPW


10th:
Canons Farm: Sand Martin flew west, 6 Red Kites flew over - SG. 2 Kestrels, 12 Yellowhammers, 10 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs - IGM

Whitethroat at CF 10/05 (IGM)

Wren at CF 10/05 (IGM)

9th:
Canons Farm: House Martin north, Cormorant, Red Kite, 8 Swifts, 12 Swallows north - SG

8th:
Canons Farm: 6 Swifts, 2 Red Kites - SG

7th:
Canons Farm: 2 Pheasants, 3 Buzzards, 2 Stock Doves, Skylark, 4 Blackcaps, 7 Whitethroats, 4 Nuthatches, Treecreeper, 7 Linnets, Yellowhammer, 6 Brimstones, 3 Green-veined Whites, 6 Small Whites, 2 Orange-tips, 13 Small Tortoiseshells, 2 Peacocks, Speckled Wood, 2 Holly Blues - IPW

6th:
Canons Farm: male Wheatear still in Poultry Field, Little Owl, Kestrel, Pheasant, 4 Buzzards, Stock Dove, 2 Skylarks, Chiffchaff, 7 Whitethroats, 8 Linnets, 3 Yellowhammers - DKC & Banstead Arts Festival participants
Banstead Woods: 2 Red Kites flew north over east side 09:47, Swallow, 12 Chiffchaffs, 22 Blackcaps (21 singers), 4 Whitethroats, Mistle Thrush singing, 4 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, 6 Nuthatches, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 4 Goldfinches, Grizzled Skipper at Coneyboro Hill, Small Copper at Coneyboro Hill, 3 Green Hairstreaks (2 Coneyboro Hill, 1 Fames Rough), 50 Brimstones, 2 Green-veined Whites, 14 Small Whites, 5 Large Whites, 4 Orange-tips, Comma, Small Tortoiseshells, 5 Peacocks, 3 Speckled Woods, 5 Holly Blues - IPW/DKC/LM/IGM/KCW et al & Banstead Arts Festival participants

pics from the day by Michael Talbot: 

Nuthatch at nest

Whitethroat

pics from the day by Sharon Tucker:

Small Tortoiseshell

Speckled Wood

Green-veined White









Green Hairstreak at Coneyboro Hill (IPW)

5th:
Canons Farm: 6 Cormorants over (5 & 1), male Wheatear in Poultry Field, Pied Wagtail, 5 Mallards, Collared Dove, 57 Herring Gulls, 10 Stock Doves, Mistle Thrush singing, 4 Yellowhammers, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Bullfinches, 2 Greenfinches, 9 Linnets, 2 Coal Tits, 4 Skylarks, 5 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 10 Whitethroats, Nuthatch, 3 Treecreepers, 2 Song Thrushes, Jay, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, Speckled Wood, 2 Holly Blues, Peacock - DKC & Spring Migration Tour participants
Banstead Woods: Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Chiffchaffs, Whitethroat, 4 Nuthatches, 2 Treecreepers, 2 Bullfinhes, Goldcrest, Orange-tip, 2 Brimstones, 2 Holly Blues, 2 Peacocks - DKC & Spring Migration Tour participants


3rd:
Canons Farm: Grey Wagtail, 8 Wheatears - SG

1st:
Canons Farm: 3 Wheatears - RDW

April 2018

29th:
Canons Farm: Tree Pipit heard over Reads Rest Cottages at 16:40 (IPW), Cormorant flew south-east, Grey Heron flew south, 2 female Wheatears in Tart's Field, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Buzzards, 3 Kestrels, 4 Pheasants, 16 Linnets, 2 Skylarks, 4 Yellowhammers, 2 Nuthatches, Goldcrest - AD/IPW/PGo/IGM


28th:
Canons Farm: 10 Wheatears in Tart's Field, Willow Warbler in Canons Farmyard, 5 Yellowhammers, 25 Linnets, 5 Skylarks, 10 Herring Gulls, Jay, 5 Goldfinches, 3 Song Thrushes, Pheasant, 5 Stock Doves, Green Woodpecker - DKC

male Wheatear in Tart's Field 28/04 (DKC)

27th:
Canons Farm: male Sedge Warbler singing on west side of Canons Farmyard (DKC et al), male Ring Ouzel south of Canons Farmhouse (RDW), Whinchat and 6 Wheatears in Tart's Field (PGo et al), Hobby and 22 Swallows through, 170 Linnets in Doric Field, Pied Wagtail, 5 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 13 Herring Gulls, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Buzzards, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Pheasants, 7 Yellowhammers, 10 Skylarks, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Greenfinch, 9 Goldfinches, 14 Stock Doves - DKC/RDW/PGo/SG/LM/IGM et al
Whinchat in Tart's Field 27/04 (DKC)

24th:
Canons Farm: 2 Wheatear in Bog Field, Meadow Pipit - SG

23rd:
Banstead Woods: Wheatear in Hither Field - GH

22nd:
Canons Farm: 2 Whitethroats, 3 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 3 Yellowhammers, 3 Orange-tips, Green-veined White, Small White, 2 Brimstones, 7 Small Tortoiseshells - PGo
Banstead Woods: female Redstart opposite Park Farm at 10:18, Lesser Whitethroat singing in Harholt Plantation, Willow Warbler singing by Elizabeth Drive, 17 Blackcaps, 14 Chiffchaffs, Swallow, Mistle Thrush, Linnet, Pheasant, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 10 Coal Tits, 4 Buzzards, Kestrel, 2 Treecreepers, 14 Nuthatches, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, 4 Peacocks, Red Admiral, 2 Commas, 3 Small Tortoiseshells, 4 Orange-tips, 4 Large Whites, 4 Small Whites, 5 Green-veined Whites, 50 Brimstones - IPW

Painted Lady in Hither Field 22/04 (IPW)


20th:
Canons Farm: Lesser Whitethroat (LM), Wheatear,  2 Meadow Pipits, Whitethroat, 18 Stock Doves, 2 Buzzards, Kestrel, 2 Yellowhammers, Green Woodpecker, 3 Skylarks, 3 Small Tortoiseshells, Peacock - LM/PGo
Banstead Woods: Pheasant, 5 Chiffchaffs, 8 Blackcaps, 9 Nuthatches, Small White, Large White, Peacock - PGo/IP


19th:
Canons Farm: male Wheatear, Whitethroat, 2 Little Owls, 2 Blackcaps, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels,Nuthatch, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, 3 Brimstones, Small White - PGo/IGM


17th:
Canons Farm: Swallow, 150 Linnets, 7 Brimstones, 5 Small Tortoiseshells, 4 Peacocks, Speckled Wood, 3 Commas, Large White - GB

16th:
CF/BW border: 2 Lesser Whitethroats along Perrotts-by-Wood side - GB
Canons Farm: Blackcap at Slangs - IGM
Banstead Woods: 3 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs - IGM

15th:
Banstead Woods: 2 Bullfinches, Kestrel, 6 Stock Doves, 6 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Goldcrest, 10 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcaps, 10 Nuthatches, Treecreeper, 4 Song Thrushes, Long-tailed Tit - PGo

14th:
Canons Farm: 4 Hawfinches flew east - SG. Red Kite, 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 7 Blackcaps, 2 Pheasants, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatches, 2 Treecreepers, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 16 Brimstones, 3 Peacocks, Comma - IPW

Red Kite over CF 14/04 (IPW)

13th:
Canons Farm: 30 Meadow Pipits flew SW, 220 Linnets - SG. 2 Kestrels, 3 Blackcaps, Little Owl, 3 Yellowhammers, 7 Song Thrushes, Chiffchaff, 14 Jays, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 12 Stock Doves - PGo

10th:
Banstead Woods, all The Knoll/Hither Field: 2 Swallows, Chiffchaff, Blackcap - DJ

8th:
Banstead Woods: 2 Mistle Thrushes singing, 3 Treecreepers, 3 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs, 3 Pheasants - IPW

7th:
Canons Farm: Ring Ouzel still, Hobby north 16:15, 2 Swallows, Cormorant east 07:45, Peregrine, Grey Heron, 21 Fieldfares, 3 Blackcaps, Mistle Thrush, Little Owl, 3 Yellowhammers, 3 Pheasants, Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawks, Kestrel, Chiffchaff, Small Tortoiseshell - RDW/SWG/IPW/GB

6th:
Canons Farm: Ring Ouzel, 2 Blackcaps, Peregrine, 2 Greylags over, 3 Red Kites, 10 Buzzards, 5 Chiffchaffs, 140 Linnets, 2 Mallards, 7 Yellowhammers, 3 Pheasants, Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 11 Stock Doves, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 12 Skylarks, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 3 Nuthatches, Brimstone - SG/PGo/LM

5th:
Canons Farm: Mallard, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Kestrels, 8 Buzzards, 3 Skylarks, 2 Nuthatches, 3 Jays, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 15 Stock Doves, 2 Chaffinches, Goldfinch, 1 Brimstone DKC/GB
Banstead Woods: 2 Treecreepers, Kestrel, Goldcrest, 3 Buzzards, Nuthatch, Stock Dove, Pheasant, 2 Chiffchaffs, Coal Tit, Jay, Song Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Brimstones - DKC/GB

3rd:
Canons Farm: 7 Canada Goose, 3 Mallard, 1 Common Buzzard, 4 Red Kite (1, 2 and 1 through S to W), 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 30 Stock Dove, 10 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Fieldfare, 2 Brambling (male edge of Lunch Wood, another flying over Reeds Rest Cottages), 80 Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer  - SWG
Banstead Woods: 2 singing Chiffchaff - SWG

2nd:
Canons Farm: female Merlin, Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Yellowhammers, 3 Skylarks RW
Banstead Woods: singing male Firecrest still at Perrotts Larches, 5 singing Chiffchaffs, 8 Nuthatches, 6 singing Coal Tits, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Long-tailed Tits - PGo

1st:
Canons Farm: Little Owl at Legal & General, male Kestrel, 4 Buzzards, 70+ Linnets, Goldcrest, 4 Green Woodpeckers - PGo
Banstead Woods: singing male Firecrest (10:30) and Lesser Redpoll at Perrotts Larches, 6 Chiffchaffs, Pheasant, 3 Treecreepers, 8 Nuthatches, 3 Buzzards, 3 Bullfinches; Roe Deer - IPW 4 Long-tailed Tits - PGo

March 2018

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30th:
Canons Farm: male Wheatear in Infront George West, Yellowhammer, 25 Linnets, 18 Redwings, male Kestrel, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Buzzard PGo
Banstead Woods: Hawfinch near Piddly Pond IGM (Weasel ran across Holly Lane IPW)

29th:
Canons Farm: Barn Owl IGM 

27th:  
Canons Farm: 40 Stock Doves, 65 Fieldfares, 200 Starlings, 100 Linnets, 4 Yellowhammers SG/GB Barn Owl IGM


26th:  
Canons Farm: Red Kite, Barn Owl, 2 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 12 Yellowhammers, Kestrel, 6 Skylarks, 5 Small Tortoiseshells GB

25th:  
Canons Farm: Grey Heron, Buzzard, Tawny owl, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Skylark, 1 Goldcrest, 20 Fieldfares, 100 Starlings, 1 Nuthatch, c80 Redwing, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Yellowhammer, 5 Skylarks PGo
Banstead Woods: Hawfinch at Coneyboro Hill. 2 Siskins at Perrotts Larches. Woodcock, 2 singing Chiffchaffs, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Treecreepers, Tawny Owl IPW/PGo

Hawfinch at Coneyboro Hill IPW


24th:  
Canons Farm: Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, Black-headed Gull, 3 Little Owls, 7 Skylarks, 60 Fieldfares, 30 Redwings, Mistle Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipits, 80 Linnets, Yellowhammer IPW


23rd:  
Canons Farm: Red Kite, Barn Owl, Kestrel, 15 Linnets, 25 Fieldfares PGo/IGM
Banstead Woods: 2 Red Kites, Pheasant, Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzards, Kestrel, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff singing, 3 Nuthatches, 2 Treecreepers, Bullfinch DJ/GH
 
22nd:
Canons Farm: Barn Owl IGM
Banstead Woods: Red Kite over Hither Field GH. 2 Mallards on Piddly Pond IGM

21st March 2018

Two Hawfinches were at Fames Rough, where a Red Kite flew over. Two Barn Owls were showing on either side of Slangs. 10 Lesser Black-backed Gulls passed over.

Geoff Barter and Ian Magness

20th March 2018

One of the Barn Owls was showing well at Lunch Banks in the evening.

Barn Owl

Ian Magness

19th March 2018

Broadfield attracted 16 Meadow Pipits and a Skylark. A small mixed flock of Redwings and Fieldfares were in Poultry Field and a Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel were seen in the sector.

Ian Magness

18th March 2018

BW delivered a couple of quality sightings today with an adult Mediterranean Gull north over Hither Field (IPW) and two Hawfinches seen near the Holly Lane car park (SG). A Lesser Black-backed Gull flew over and singles of Kestrel and Buzzard were also noted.

adult Mediterranean Gull

Steve Gale and Ian Ward (photo)

17th March 2018

A lone Golden Plover called it as flew over Canons Farmhouse during the morning. A flock of 200 Linnets was feeding nearby, a Mistle Thrush sang from near Aberdour School and a Kestrel was hunting at Owl Meadow. Two Canada Geese, a Lesser Black-backed Gull flew over, as did 14 Black-headed Gulls. A Redwing, a Skylark and 14 Stock Doves were also in the CF sector.

David Campbell

16th March 2018

A Red Kite flew over CF.

Geoff Barter

15th March 2018

CF had a Barn Owl, a Peregrine, a Tawny Owl and 40 Fieldfares.

Geoff Barter

14th March 2018

Highlights at CF were two Mallards and 35 Skylarks.

Two Brimstones were at the Harholt Plantation.

Geoff Barter

13th March 2018

Four Canada Geese flew over Tart's Field and other CF sightings included a Redwing and three Yellowhammers (one singing).

Ian Magness

11th March 2018

BW sightings included a female Stonechat in Hither Field, a Sparrowhawk, two Kestrels, three Buzzards, a Pheasant and three Redwings. Three Treecreepers were in song and three Bullfinches logged.

Ian Ward

10th March 2018

A dusk visit to CF produced a Tawny Owl in Ruffett Wood, a Little Owl, a Mistle Thrush, five Fieldfares and 10 Redwings.

Paul Goodman

9th March 2018

Just the male Stonechat remained at Reads Bottom.

Ian Magness

8th March 2018

Two Stonechats - a male and a female - were at Reads Bottom and BW sightings included a Lesser Black-backed Gull overhead.

Duncan Jennings and Ian Magness

7th March 2018

The Lapwing was again in Infront George East and a Red Kite flew over. Theee Buzzards were seen over Broadfield.

Check back to the post on 5th for some significant late news.

Lapwing

Ian Magness

6th March 2018

Two Yellowhammers were at CF, while two Kestrels, a Buzzard were at BW.

Geoff Barter and Duncan Jennings