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Sightings from Canons Farm and Banstead Woods. Email canonsfarmbirds@hotmail.co.uk if you wish to add sightings or have any queries.thumb|400px|right|featuring Common Buzzard

Observers so far (alphabetical by surname): JA (Johnny Allan), GB (Geoff Barter), DKC (David Keith Campbell), JF (Jeremy Floyd) SG (Steve Gale), PGo (Paul Goodman), KG (Kevin Guest), JH (Jim Hall), JHu (John Hughes), MH (Mike Harding), IJ (Ian Jones), ML (Martin Lordan), DM (Dominic Mitchell), CM (Colin Manville), PM (Paul Manville), KJM (Kevin John McManus), GO (Graham Osborne), FP (Frank Prater), GP (Grant Prater), NR (Neil Randon), JS (Jonathan Savory), DS (David Stanley), RS (Rob Stokes), MSp (Mike Spicer), MS (Mark Stanley), AS (Andy Symes), RDW (Roy D Weller), AW (Alan Wingrave), P&G (Pauline and Greg), Beddington Birders et al

Rarest species/those with the most significant counts are listed first. All birds in BLOCK CAPITALS are scarce/rare for Canons Farm and Banstead Woods, all birds in BOLD BLOCK CAPITALS are new species for the area. Photos by David Campbell unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved to photographers.


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PLEASE NOTE: numbers in brackets with a * indicate how many were out of the recording area, but viewed from it

2011 Sightings

February

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Sunday 13th

  • 7.57am-1.36pm: 2 Mallards flew over, 3 Little Owls (1 Lambert's Shaw, 2 Legal & General), 16+ Yellowhammers (1 singing), Pheasant (B.Woods), Mistle Thrush, 7 Goldcrests, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 3 Bullfinches (1 Legal & General, 2 The Scrub), 4 singing Song Thrushes, ad.Lesser Black-backed Gull over, 2 singing Skylarks, 3 Stock Doves, Linnet, Greenfinch, good numbers of Fieldfares and Redwings, c.5 Rose-ringed Parakeets. Legal & General Gulls: c.113 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Common Gulls - DKC
  • Pheasant (Canons Farm) - IJ


Saturday 12th

  • male Stonechat on Reads Rest Lane just before Lunch Wood, Common Buzzard, Little Owl at Lambert's Shaw, 50+ Redwings - IJ
  • male Stonechat (see above), Little Owl at Lambert's Shaw, 16+ Yellowhammers, 10+ Lesser Redpolls, 3 Rooks, c.20 Linnets, 10 Skylarks (3+ singing), singing Mistle Thrush, 100+ Fieldfares, several Redwings, Treecreeper, 2 Coal Tits, 7 Nuthatches, Goldcrest, 6 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1+ drumming), 3 Collared Doves, 8 singing Song Thrushes, 2 Pied Wagtails, 7 Stock Doves (1 singing), 3+ Goldfinches, 3 Green Woodpeckers, c.5 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 7 singing Chaffinches, hundreds of Starlings. Gulls at Legal & General in morning: 2 Herring Gulls (both 1st winters), 9 Common Gulls, c.118 Black-headed Gulls (many more of each species seen flying overhead) - DKC


Thursday 10th

  • 3.58pm-c.5.25pm: Common Buzzard, fem Kestrel, 2 male Pheasants, 3+ Yellowhammers, 7 Pied Wagtails, c.125 Fieldfares, 1+ Redwing, 5+ singing Song Thrushes - DKC


Wednesday 9th

  • 3.30pm-5.15pm: Little Owl still south of Lunch Wood, Lesser Redpoll, 2+ Yellowhammers (1 singing), 75+ Fieldfares, c.15 Redwings, singing Skylark, Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming), 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet, 2 singing Song Thrushes - DKC


Tuesday 8th

  • c.2.03pm-5.31pm: Common Buzzard, imm.male Sparrowhawk, fem Kestrel, Bullfinch, Linnet, 4 Yellowhammers, 2 Coal Tits, Nuthatch, 2 Collared Doves, 37+ Common Gulls, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull over, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, singing Chaffinch, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets - DKC


Monday 7th

  • 3.55pm-5.40pm: Little Owl south of Lunch Wood, 5+ Yellowhammers, 2 Stock Doves, singing Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Rose-ringed Parakeet - DKC


Sunday 6th

  • 7.56am-5.03pm: 1+ Grey Heron flew over, Common Buzzard, c.23 Yellowhammers, Sparrowhawk, fem Kestrel, 60+ Linnets, c.4 Skylarks (1 singing), c.200 Fieldfares, handful of Redwings (<100), c.30 Redpolls, 7 Nuthatches, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2+ Bullfinches, Treecreeper, 2 Coal Tits, c.400 Starlings, 5 Pied Wagtails, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming) - DKC/IJ/RDW et al


Saturday 5th

  • 7.59am-3.07pm: Common Buzzard, 4 Skylarks, 5+ Yellowhammers, 100+ Linnets, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, c.175 Fieldfares, c.55 Redwings, Treecreeper, 3 Coal Tits, 4 Goldcrests, 3+ Bullfinches, 21+ Stock Doves, 9 Nuthatches, 3+ Lesser Redpolls, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, several Chaffinches inc. 2 singing - DKC et al


Tuesday 1st

  • 2.03pm-4.17pm: 2 Grey Herons flew over, 8 Yellowhammers, Common Buzzard, c.115 Fieldfares, c.5 Redwings, Goldcrest, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming), Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinches, Goldfinch, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Pied Wagtail, 3 Stock Doves - DKC

January

Monday 31st

  • (or prev.day) 8 Northern Lapwings on Skylark Field (via DKC).


Sunday 30th

  • 6 Northern Lapwings flew north over east side of Banstead Woods at 11.43am (MS).
  • 12.06pm-3.49pm: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 9 Stock Doves, 66+ Fieldfares, 1+ Redwing, 2 Rooks, Goldcrest, Pied Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (DKC/RDW).


Saturday 29th

  • 7.59am-c.1.45pm: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 19 Yellowhammers, 3 Treecreepers, 4 Coal Tits, 3 Goldcrests, 3 Nuthatches, 1+ Bullfinch, 3 Stock Doves, male Pheasant, 5 Mistle Thrushes, c.85 Fieldfares, 30+ Redwings, 2 Lesser Redpolls, 2 Greenfinches, several Goldfinches, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 20+ Chaffinches (DKC).


Tuesday 25th

  • 2.07pm-4.23pm: 25 Yellowhammers, 8 Skylarks, Common Buzzard, 5 Stock Doves, 20+ Redwings, 20+ Fieldfares, Goldcrest, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2+ Pied Wagtails (DKC).


Sunday 23rd

  • 7.54am-11.00am: 2 Common Buzzards, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 3 Skylarks, 23 Yellowhammers, 200+ Chaffinches (1 singing), 100+ Linnets, 5+ Pied Wagtails (inc.male, 2 fems, 1st winter), Nuthatch, c.45 Fieldfares, c.10 Redwings, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Collared Doves, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).
  • 10.00am-1.00pm: Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzards, 150+ Chaffinches, 4 Pied Wagtails, 24 Yellowhammers, 7 Skylarks, 100+ Redpolls in Banstead Woods near orchard, Goldcrest, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 30+ Fieldfares, Sparrowhawk, Goldfinch (IJ).


Saturday 22nd

  • 8.03am-3.47pm: fem Brambling, 2 Grey Herons, Common Buzzard, 23 Yellowhammers, 2+ Pheasants, c.100 Linnets, c.200 Chaffinches, c.200 Fieldfares, c.135 Redwings, c.38 Goldfinches, 5 Pied Wagtails, 3+ Bullfinches, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Goldcrests, 2 Coal Tits, 2 Treecreepers, 5 Nuthatches, 4 Rooks, 2 Skylarks (DKC).


Friday 21st

  • 1.15pm-4.45pm: 23 Yellowhammers, Pied Wagtail, Rook, Bullfinch, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, 40+ Fieldfares, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, 35+ Linnets (IJ).


Thursday 20th

  • 9.15am-1.15pm: Rook, Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Linnet, Yellowhammer, Goldcrest, Redwings, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Nuthatch, Rose-ringed Parakeet (IJ).


Tuesday 18th

  • 2.10pm-4.40pm: 2 Common Buzzards, 20+ Rooks, 5 Stock Doves, 100+ Fieldfares, 50+ Redwings, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Skylarks, 2 Pied Wagtails, c.100 Linnets, 6+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).
  • 2 Redpolls, Nuthatch etc (KG/FP/JA).


Sunday 16th

  • 7.59am-11.31am: goose sp. (probably Canada) seen briefly in flight, into light; Common Buzzard, 15 Yellowhammers, 9+ Rooks, 200+ Redwings, 150+ Fieldfares, c.100 Redpolls, 100+ Linnets, singing Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Kestrel, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet, c.4 Skylarks (including 1 singing), Bullfinch, Treecreeper, 2+ Nuthatches, Lesser Black-backed Gull flew over (DKC/RDW).
  • c.20 Rooks, 4 Yellowhammers, c.40 Starlings, c.100 Fieldfares, c.30 Jackdaws, 2 Jays, 5 Black-headed Gulls, 8 Woodpigeons, 5 Magpies (MH).


Friday 14th

  • 10.50am-2.10pm: 150+ Redpolls, 100+ Fieldfares, 100+ Redwings, Bullfinch, Rook, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtails, Yellowhammer (IJ).


Thursday 13th

  • 2.50pm-4.50pm: 200+ Fieldfares, 200+ Starlings, Redwing, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (IJ).


Tuesday 11th

  • 2.00pm-4.12pm: 35+ Rooks, 200+ Redwings, c.10 Fieldfares, 2+ Pied Wagtails, c.80 Linnets, Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC).


Sunday 9th

  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker (IJ).
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jays, Black-headed Gull, Robin, 7 Magpies, 2 Woodpigeons, Blackbird, 2 Blue Tits (MH).
  • 60+ Redpolls in Banstead Woods, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 9 Skylarks, 25+ Linnets (PGo).


Saturday 8th

  • 8.09am-3.35pm: 100-150 Redpolls in Banstead Woods with at least a couple of good candidates for Mealies, 1+ Siskin, 2+ Bramblings, Coal Tit, 100+ Linnets, 6+ Yellowhammers Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtails, 2+ Rooks, c.90 Fieldfares, c.50 Redwings, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatches, ad.Lesser Black-backed Gull, Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC/JA).
  • 3 Woodcocks and 25+ Pheasants in Ruffett Wood (shooters).


Tuesday 4th

  • 2.05pm-4.21pm: Common Buzzard, 9 Rooks, 5 Yellowhammers, 6+ Pied Wagtails, 5+ Fieldfares, 2 Stock Doves, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC).


Monday 3rd

  • 8.24am-3.25pm: Woodcock flushed in Banstead Woods, Brambling, 8 Yellowhammers, Mistle Thrush, 7 Stock Doves, Bullfinch, 4 Lesser Redpolls, 2 Rooks, 8 Skylarks, 13 Linnets, 4 Greenfinches, c.10 Goldfinches, Mistle Thrush, 30+ Fieldfares, 30+ Redwings, Kestrel, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Nuthatches, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/IJ).
  • Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, c.30 Stock Doves (unknown, please email so I can credit).


Sunday 2nd

  • 8.36am-3.48pm: Woodcock flushed twice in Banstead Woods, Common Buzzard, 2 Yellowhammers, c.80 Linnets, 4 Meadow Pipits, c.30 Skylarks, 2 Rooks, imm male Sparrowhawk, fem Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, ad.Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6+ Lesser Redpolls, 2+ Bullfinches, 4+ Nuthatches, 4+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 3+ Stock Doves, Pied Wagtail, 4+ Greenfinches, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers; well over 100 of both Fieldfare and Redwing (RDW/DKC).
  • 4 Yellowhammers at Canons Farm (PGo).
  • c.250 Redwings, c.150 Fieldfares, c.20 Linnets; all Canons Farm (SG).
  • c.190 Fieldfares and c.260 Redwings combined total for both Canons Farm & Banstead Woods based on above counts

2010 Sightings

December

Friday 31st
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Greylags 31st December

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Great Black-backed Gull 27th December

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Great Black-backed Gull 27th December

  • Happy New Year! 2010 has been a great year at Canons Farm & Banstead Woods and we hope that 2011 will throw up even more surprises! Thanks to all who have contributed to or visited this wiki.
  • 8.00am-3.45pm: 2 GREYLAGS flew NE then south, REED BUNTING flew north then back south, 6+ Bramblings, 180+ Fieldfares, 140+ Redwings, 200+ Chaffinches, 50+ Starlings, 14 Meadow Pipits, 2 Yellowhammers, 20+ Skylarks, 2 Rooks, c.40 Linnets, Grey Heron in Big Field, several Goldfinches and Greenfinches, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, 10+ Pied Wagtails, 2+ Bullfinches, 1+ Redpoll, 3 Goldcrests, 19 Stock Doves (1 singing), Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 11 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 1+ Mistle Thrush (singing), 2+ ad.Lesser Black-backed Gulls, many Common Gulls & Black-headed Gulls (DKC).


Thursday 30th
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Waxwing 23rd December

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Mealy Redpoll 20th December

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Goldcrest 20th December by Mark Stanley

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Goldcrest 20th December by Mark Stanley

  • 8.30am-3.27pm: 47+ Skylarks flew over, 5+ Yellowhammers, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 8 Rooks, Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Sparrowhawk, fem.Kestrel, 1+ Fieldfare, 1+ Redwing, 5 Pheasants, 4 Nuthatches, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Stock Doves, 19+ Redpolls, 1+ Bullfinch, Goldcrest, ; ad.Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.30 Common Gulls, Herring Gull and c.70 Black-headed Gulls in fields (DKC/MS).


Wednesday 29th

  • 8.25am-2.59pm: 7 Meadow Pipits flew west, 3 Mallards over, 1+ Siskin, Yellowhammer, fem.Kestrel, Pied Wagtail, c.30 Common Gulls, 19+ Fieldfares, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet, 15+ Redwings, 4 Skylarks, 6+ Nuthatches, Green Woodpecker, 2+ Coal Tits, 5 Goldcrests, 4 Bullfinches (2 Tawny Wood, 2 The Scrub), Great Spotted Woodpecker (DKC/IJ).


Tuesday 28th

  • 8.29am-3.12pm: 13+ Northern Lapwings (3 on Quail Field at 3.10pm, 10+ flew SE over Banstead Woods at 1.17pm), 2 Yellowhammers, Linnet, 7 Fieldfares, 10+ Redwings, 12 Goldcrests, 3 Coal Tits, 5+ Redpolls, Nuthatch, 2+ Bullfinches, 3 Treecreepers, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail (DKC).


Monday 27th

  • 8.24am-4.25am: adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL flew north over The Scrub at 3.11pm, Skylark, Stock Dove, c.40 Fieldfares, 5+ Redwings, 2+ Lesser Redpolls, Coal Tit, 3 Treecreepers 7 Goldcrests, 8 Nuthatches, 2+ Bullfinches, 4+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Green Woodpeckers (DKC/IJ).


'Sunday 26th'
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Treecreeper 20th December by Mark Stanley

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Marsh Tit 11th December

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Golden Plover 11th December

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Golden Plover 11th December

  • Red Kite flew east at 9.55am (AS).
  • In Banstead Woods: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near car park, possible Firecrest with 4+ Goldcrests, 2 Treecreepers, 3 Nuthatches. 12+ Long-tailed Tits, 8 Redwings, 20+ Fieldfares (MS).
  • 8.24am-4.50pm: probable Great Black-backed Gull over The Scrub late afternoon, probable Firecrest at north end of The Scrub late afternoon, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near pond in Banstead Woods, Northern Lapwing west over Canons Farm at 1.24pm, Little Owl hunting by Canons Farmhouse at dusk, 2 Siskins, 75 Fieldfares, 7 Redwings, 16+ Lesser Redpolls, 4+ Bullfinches (1 at Canons Farmhouse, rest at The Scrub), Treecreeper, Coal Tit, 3 Stock Doves, 6 Nuthatches, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker (RDW/DKC/MS).


Saturday 25th

  • Merry Christmas to all!
  • 11.30am-2.46pm: c.70 Redpolls, 4+ Bullfinches, 8 Nuthatches, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 4+ Goldcrests, 2+ Redwings (DKC).
  • morning in Banstead Woods: 120+ Redpolls, 6 Bullfinches, Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatches (PGo).


Friday 24th

  • c.8.30am-1.55am: Siskin, 2 Stock Doves, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 6 Fieldfares, 3 ad.Lesser Black-backed Gulls over, Bullfinch, 3 Treecreepers, 4 Coal Tits, 2 Nuthatches, 6 Goldcrests, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker (DKC/IJ).
  • several Lesser Redpolls and Goldcrest in Banstead Woods (JH).


Thursday 23rd

  • 8.16am-2.33pm: 6 CURLEW low east at 9.05am, WAXWING in dead tree just east of Canons Wood 8.45am-8.50am then flew NE (veering more and more east), 20 Northern Lapwings flew over, 230+ Fieldfares mainly flying SE, c.9 Bullfinches, 1+ Siskin, 30+ Lesser Redpolls, 1+ Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Skylark, c.5 Redwings, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatches, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.5 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Wednesday 22nd
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Common Buzzard 2nd December

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Yellowhammer 2nd December

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Little Owl 2nd December

  • 8.20am-3.19pm: 1+ MEALY REDPOLL with c.150 Lesser Redpolls and 1+ Siskin in Banstead Woods at TQ 262 579. Also c.30 Redwings, Pied Wagtail, 2+ Fieldfares, 2+ Bullfinches, 3 Treecreepers, 4 Nuthatches, 5 Goldcrests, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Kestrel, c.5 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Tuesday 21st

  • 8.17am-3.37pm: 10 Siskins, Little Owl, 1+ Skylark, 7+ Bullfinches, 3+ Lesser Redpolls, 3 Goldcrests, 3 Treecreepers, c.5 Nuthatches, Sparrowhawk, 5+ Redwings, Fieldfare, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, c.5 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/RDW/IJ).
  • 2.00pm-4.00pm: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 10 Long-tailed Tits (AH).


Monday 20th

  • 8.35am-3.45pm: 1+ MEALY REDPOLL, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers (both Banstead Woods: 1 at west side, 1 by car park), 8 Northern Lapwings flew south at 11.02am, c.15 Siskins, c.40 Lesser Redpolls, Common Buzzard, 1+ Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 1+ Skylark, 6 Fieldfares, 4+ Redwings, c.5 Bullfinches, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 3 Goldcrests, 6 Nuthatches, 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ Green Woodpecker, c.20 Long-tailed Tits (MS/PW/DKC).


Sunday 19th

  • 8.28am-2.27pm: MEALY REDPOLL at Lunch Wood with c.170 Lesser Redpolls briefly early afternoon (DKC). Also 5 Northern Lapwings flew west at 10.28am, 20+ Skylarks, 4+ Bullfinches, 2 Kestrels, c.10 Fieldfares, c.10 Redwings, 2 Treecreepers, 2 Coal Tits, 4 Goldcrests, 7 Nuthatches, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming), 2+ Green Woodpeckers (RDW/IJ/DKC).
  • GREY WAGTAIL on pond in Canons Lane garden (resident)
  • 10 Skylarks flew south, 25 Goldfinches (SG).
  • Banstead Woods only: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Jackdaws, 2 Jays, Blackbird, 7 Magpies, 2 Carrion Crows, 5 Woodpigeons (MH).


Saturday 18th

  • 8.20am-2.02pm: 9 Bullfinches, Lesser Redpoll, 9 Skylarks, Kestrel, 4 Fieldfares, 4 Redwings, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, ad.Lesser Black-backed Gull (DKC).


Friday 17th

  • MARSH TIT and 2 Bullfinches in Banstead Woods (IJ).


Tuesday 14th

  • MARSH TIT, 2 Bullfinches, 7 Lesser Redpolls, 5 Yellowhammers, 2 Kestrels, 50 Chaffinches, 30 Fieldfares, 25 Redwings (PGo)
  • 2.00pm-4.20pm: Little Owl, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Bullfinch (Canons Farmhouse), 3 Lesser Redpolls, Kestrel, 20+ Fieldfares, c.5 Redwings, 7 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Green Woodpecker (DKC).


Monday 13th

  • 9.35am-12.30pm: MARSH TIT still in Banstead Woods at SE corner at The Scrub where also several Bullfinches (IJ).


Sunday 12th

  • 5 WAXWINGS flew north (MS).
  • 7.56am-10.52am: 3 Northern Lapwings flew NW at 9.33am, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Mistle Thrush, 3+ Skylarks, Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammers, c.70 Fieldfares, c.20 Redwings, 10+ Common Gulls, 2 Coal Tits, Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatches, 2 male Pheasants, 2 Pied Wagtails, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Saturday 11th

  • 8.23am-4.51pm: GOLDEN PLOVER over Quail Field at 9.50am then flew north, MARSH TIT in Banstead Woods at The Scrub at SE end, c.4 Yellowhammers, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, c.40 Lesser Redpolls, Grey Heron*, 8+ Skylarks, Rook, 2 ad.Lesser Black-backed Gulls, c.30 Fieldfares, 5+ Redwings, 7+ Bullfinches, 3 Mistle Thrushes, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 3+ Greenfinches, Coal Tit, 4 Treecreepers, c.4 Goldcrests, 4 Nuthatches, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2+ Pied Wagtails, 6 male Pheasants, 5 Stock Doves, c.10 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/RDW et al).


Tuesday 7th

  • 2.30pm-4.18pm: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 2 Bullfinches, Lesser Redpoll, c.5 Redwings, 10+ Fieldfares, 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Sunday 5th

  • 8.40am-10.50am cont. 1.15pm-4.18pm: Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard, 20+ Lesser Redpolls, 2 Rooks, 1+ Bullfinch, 70+ Fieldfares, 10+ Redwings, Treecreeper, 3 Coal Tits, 3 Goldcrests, Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1+ fem Pheasant, 15+ Goldfinches, several Common and Black-headed Gulls (DKC).


Saturday 4th

  • 8.50am-12.00pm: 3 REED BUNTINGS at derelict barn, MARSH TIT in Banstead Woods at TQ 265 577, Common Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, 40+ Fieldfares, 3+ Redwings, handful of Lesser Redpolls, 2 Goldcrests, 3 Bullfinches, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 10+ Long-tailed Tits, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 4 Jays, Goldfinch (IJ).
  • 9.23am-4.40pm: 23 Lapwings flew SW (9 at 11.43am, 14 at 1.04pm), large pale Redpoll (definitely not a Lesser, probably 'just' a classic adult Mealy - still a very good patch bird - but it was a very pale specimen) with 100-150 Lesser Redpolls at Lunch Wood, Meadow Pipit, 1+ Common Buzzard, 3+ Bullfinches (inc.1+ at Canons Farm) 1+ Linnet, 1+ Sparrowhawk, 2+ Skylarks, 2+ Yellowhammers, 3 Treecreepers, 5+ Goldcrests, 3 Nuthatches, 2+ Kestrels, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Pied Wagtail, 5-10 Greenfinches, 5-10 Goldfinches, 5-10 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).
  • Little Owl, Yellowhammer, Common Buzzard (PGo).


Friday 3rd

  • 8.40am-11.45am (Banstead Woods): 50+ Lesser Redpolls, 3+ Redwings, 4 Bullfinches, 4 Treecreepers, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Black-headed Gull, 2 Goldcrests, 4+ Nuthatches, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3+ Jays, Song Thrush, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Robin, Chaffinch, Magpie, Wren, House Sparrow, Blackbird (IJ).
  • 9.30am-11.26am (Canons Farm): very little noted in heavy fog and cold weather conditions (DKC/PW).


Thursday 2nd

  • 9.27am-2.59pm: Northern Lapwing at 10.44am flew SW and possibly landed in field, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Coal Tit, 3 Yellowhammers, Skylark, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 20+ Fieldfares, male Kestrel (DKC).


Wednesday 1st

  • 10.57am-3.40pm: Northern Lapwing, Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 10+ Yellowhammers, c.30 Fieldfares, 4+ Redwings, Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.20 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2 Stock Doves, male Kestrel (DKC).

November

Tuesday 30th
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Nuthatch 26th November (Mark Stanley)

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Bullfinches 24th November (Mark Stanley)

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Fieldfare 24th November (Mark Stanley)

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Common (Mealy) Redpoll 24th November (Mark Stanley)

  • 2 Jays and 3 Blackbirds in Banstead Woods (MH).


Sunday 28th
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Brambling 27th November

  • late news COMMON (MEALY) REDPOLL on Wednesday in Banstead Woods at The Scrub (MS).
  • 7.54am-2.56pm: MARSH TIT in Banstead Woods at grid ref TQ 26606 57569 and Woodcock flushed nearby, 5 Bullfinches (1 Canons
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    Common Buzzard 27th November

    Farmhouse, 4 Banstead Woods), 20+ Lesser Redpolls, Siskin, Meadow Pipit, c.15 Yellowhammers, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, c.40 Skylarks, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatches, 6 Goldcrests, c.30 Fieldfares, 25+ Redwings, c.10 Goldfinches, c.5 Greenfinches, c.20 Linnets, Pheasant, 20+ Common Gulls, 1+ Pied Wagtail, subsinging Blackbird, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).
  • 2.30pm-4.10pm: Northern Lapwing, Grey Heron, 4 Meadow Pipits, Mistle Thrush, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, 19 Rose-ringed Parakeets, several Fieldfares (AH).


Saturday 27th
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Hen Harrier 8th November

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Corn Bunting 6th November

  • 7.54am-3.10pm: 2 Cormorants flew north, c.40 Lesser Redpolls (main flock Lunch Wood, 1 Banstead Woods), Grey Heron, 2 Bramblings, 3 Siskins, 2+ Meadow Pipits, 2 Common Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, c.120 Fieldfares, c.20 Redwings, 19+ Skylarks, up to 20 Common Gulls, ad.Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellowhammers, 3 Stock Doves, Bullfinch, up to 5 Greenfinches, up to 20 Goldfinches, 4 Treecreepers, 9+ Goldcrests, 9+ Nuthatches, 9+ Pheasants, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1+ Pied Wagtail, c.5 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/IJ et al).
  • c.7.30am-c.10.00am: 5 Bullfinches, 9 Yellowhammers, 60+ Fieldfares, 20 Redwings, Nuthatch, 2 Greenfinches, 11 Herring Gulls, Stock Dove, Common Gull, Song Thrush (MS/DS).
  • 8 Northern Lapwings and 4 Woodcocks (via DKC)


Friday 26th

  • Northern Lapwing flew over; also 3 Common Buzzards (dog-walker via DKC).


Thursday 25th

  • 14 Fieldfares (MH).


Wednesday 24th

  • COMMON (MEALY) REDPOLL with 40-50+ Lesser Redpolls at The Scrub, Little Owl, 102+ Fieldfares (flocks of 37 and 65+), 75+ Redwings (5-6 groups: smallest group 8, largest group 22), 19 Yellowhammers, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gulls over in one flock, 8 Bullfinches (3 males, 5 fems/1st winters), 7 Skylarks, 20+ Linnets, 5 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Nuthatches, 5 Common Gulls, 20+ Jays (including group of 4), 18 Starlings, c.24 Long-tailed Tits (2 groups of c.12) (MS).


Tuesday 23rd

  • 8.30am-11.45am: 2 Common Buzzards & 2 Grey Herons in Big Field, Common Gull, 3 Meadow Pipits, 10 Yellowhammers, c.140 Fieldfares, several Redwings Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 11 Skylarks, Pied Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 6 Jays, 13 Collared Doves - 37 species (AH).


Sunday 21st

  • 7.50am-12.52pm: Chiffchaff, 1+ Brambling, 5 Common Buzzards, 28+ Pheasants, Grey Heron, 19 Lesser Redpolls, 12 Collared Doves, 13 Stock Doves, Pied Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 18+ Redwings, 3+ Skylarks, 200+ Linnets, up to 400 Chaffinches, Nuthatch, Meadow Pipit, Kestrel (DKC/RDW/AH).


Saturday 20th

  • 9.45am-4.07am: c.50 Lesser Redpolls at Lunch Wood, Brambling, 3 Common Buzzards, Little Owl, 4 Common Gulls (3 ads, 1 1st winter), Grey Heron, 2 Siskins, c.15 Redwings, 1+ Skylark, 2 Yellowhammers, Mistle Thrush, 65+ Fieldfares, c.5 Greenfinches, c.23 Stock Doves, 11 Pheasants, 8 Meadow Pipits, Sparrowhawk, 6+ Bullfinches, 3 Nuthatches, 5 Goldcrests, male Kestrel, 5+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Rooks, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 2+ Pied Wagtails, ad.Lesser Black-backed Gull (DKC).
  • shooters reported flushing up to 6 Woodcocks recently from Ruffett Wood but asure us they don't shoot them! (via DKC).


Friday 19th

  • 11.30am-1.00pm: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, c.15 Yellowhammers with 2 Chaffinches, Common Gull (AH).


Tuesday 16th

  • 2-3 Bramblings (MH/JF/DKC), 18 Meadow Pipits, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 20+ Fieldfares, 12+ Redwings, Little Owl, 2+ Yellowhammers, 2 Common Gulls, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Pheasant (DKC et al).
  • 3 Common Buzzards, c.20 Yellowhammers, up to 5 Goldcrests, Treecreeper, 2 Coal Tits, Common Gull (AH).


Monday 15th

  • 2 Meadow Pipits, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 12+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).



Saturday 13th

  • Woodcock (SG)


Friday 12th

  • BLACK REDSTART still (JF).
  • 2 Grey Herons and Common Buzzard at Lambert's Shaw, Little Owl near farmhouse (DKC).


Thursday 11th

  • Kestrel (DKC/NR/MS).


Wednesday 10th

  • 4.00pm-5.32pm: SHORT-EARED OWL hunting at 5.05pm in field NE of Canons Farmhouse with BARN OWL, also fem/1w BLACK REDSTART around barns by Canons Farmhouse, 3 Little Owls, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5+ Fieldfares, 1+ Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/PGo).
  • 2 Common Buzzards earlier in the day (PGo).


Tuesday 9th

  • male HEN HARRIER left roost at 6.56am then flew purposefully east, 4 Common Buzzards, 3 Siskins, 4 Yellowhammers (2 males), c.50 Chaffinches, male Kestrel, c.25 Fieldfares (SG/MSp/NR).
  • c.2.00pm-5.03pm: BARN OWL again hunting over field NE of Canons Farmhouse at 4.52pm, Little Owl, Rook, Skylark, 3 Yellowhammers, 25+ Fieldfares, 1+ Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Greenfinch, Pheasant, Meadow Pipit, 2+ Pied Wagtails, 4+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, fem Kestrel (DKC).


Monday 8th

  • 4.00pm-5.10pm: male HEN HARRIER showing well over field just NE of Canons Farmhouse/barns 4.13pm-4.40pm when it roosted in that field, BARN OWL hunting over same field at dusk, 4 Mallards, 1+ Little Owl calling, Goldcrest (DKC/JA/MSp).


Sunday 7th

  • 2 BLACK REDSTARTS still, Brambling, c.300 Fieldfares flew c.north, c.500 Woodpigeons flew south, c.12 Yellowhammers (SG/JA/JH).


Saturday 6th

  • 8.08am-3.17pm: CORN BUNTING till 9.06am between farmhouse and last residential houses along Canons Lane, 2 BLACK REDSTARTS, Brambling, c.10 Yellowhammers, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels, 2 Little Owls, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 3+ Siskins, 5 Lesser Redpolls, 7+ Skylarks, 3 Meadow Pipits, 2 male Pheasants, 1+ Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Common Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, 5+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2 Nuthatches, 3+ Pied Wagtails (DKC/PGo/JA/PM/JHu/AW/GB/GO et al).

October

Sunday 31st

  • a few Bramblings with 200 Chaffinches in field between north of Lambert's Shaw also 3 Common Buzzards on the deck there (PGo).


Sunday 24th

  • 7.58am-10.04am: ♀ REED BUNTING at SW corner of north half of Big Field, c.10 Yellowhammers, 6 Fieldfares, Lesser Redpoll, 3 Rooks mobbing ♂ Sparrowhawk, 6 Pheasants together, 4+ Skylarks, 3+ Meadow Pipits, Common Gull, plenty of Black-headed Gulls and a few Herring Gulls, 6 Pied Wagtails, several Linnets, good numbers of Chaffinches inc. 1 subsinging, 10+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2 Green Woodpeckers (DKC).
  • 13 Yellowhammers, 2 Common Buzzards, Redwing, ♀ Sparrowhawk, ♀ Kestrel, 35+ Linnets, 1w Common Gull, 200+ Black-headed Gulls, ad.Herring Gull, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 70+ Carrion Crows (MS).


Wednesday 20th
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Grey Wagtail 14th October

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Little Owl 12th October

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Black Redstart 12th October

  • 9.40am: 2 Northern Lapwings flew west over Banstead Woods (MS).
  • 4.00pm-6.41pm: 2 male Stonechats still, 2 Kestrels, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, 1+ Yellowhammer, Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC).


Tuesday 19th

  • 2.23pm-6.01pm: GREY WAGTAIL still at Canons Farmhouse, male Northern Wheatear, 2 male Stonechats, Lesser Redpoll, c.7 Redwings, 3 Common Buzzards (inc.2*), 2 Little Owls, male Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit, 1+ Yellowhammer, 1+ Skylark, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, Common Gull, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Monday 18th

  • 3.56pm-6.36pm: Brambling, 2 male Stonechats, GREY WAGTAIL still at Canons Farmhouse, Pheasant, 2 Little Owls, fem.Kestrel, 3+ Goldcrests, 4 Yellowhammers, Skylark, 2+ Linnets,Meadow Pipit, 4+ Pied Wagtails, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).
  • 8.30am: Tawny Owl flew north over road near Holly Lane car park (MS).


Sunday 17th

  • Little Owl (PM).


Saturday 16th

  • 7.06am-10.43am: Brambling, 4 Stonechats, 34 Fieldfares and c.122 Redwings mainly west, 2 Siskins, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush, 4 Rooks, 7 Common Gulls, 2 Goldcrests, Pheasant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels (male +fem), 2 Nuthatches, 8+ Skylarks (1 singing), 2+ Yellowhammers, 4+ Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtail, c.20 Linnets, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC)
  • evening: Lesser Redpoll, 2 Stonechats still in Little Owl, probable Golden Plover (MS).


Thursday 14th

  • GREY WAGTAIL still, showing well at Canons Farmhouse; Redwing, 2 Little Owls, 3+ Yellowhammers, Meadow Pipit, male Kestrel, Pheasant, 2+ Green Woodpeckers (DKC).


Wednesday 13th

  • no sign of any Black Redstarts, 2 Redwings, Siskin, 2 Little Owls, 2 Yellowhammers, Skylark, c.30 Linnets, Pheasant, Treecreeper, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2 Song Thrushes dropped into Canons Farmhouse (DKC/MS/PM).


Tuesday 12th

  • BLACK REDSTART still on barns north of Canons Farmhouse, 15 Fieldfares, 40+ Redwings, GREY WAGTAIL still, 3 Siskins, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 4+ Skylarks, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, fem.Kestrel, Pheasant, Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, c.20 Linnets, 2+ Pied Wagtails, 2+ Chiffchaffs (DKC).


Sunday 10th

  • 3 BLACK REDSTARTS around barns north of Canons Farmhouse (DKC), COMMON SNIPE landed in field north of barns - third site record (PGo/DKC), Brambling, Northern Wheatear, 3 Swallows, c.50 Redwings, 6+ Siskins, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Rook, 3+ Yellowhammers, c.30 Meadow Pipits, c.10 Skylarks, c.40 Linnets, Bullfinch, Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Pheasants, Kestrel, 1+ Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Nuthatches, 2 Pied Wagtails, 4+ Common Gulls, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Greenfinch (DKC/PGo/PM/CM/MS).


Saturday 9th

  • 8 Redwings, GREY WAGTAIL still, commuting between Canons Farmhouse and Legal & General, Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaffs, 7+ Meadow Pipits, 13+ Skylarks (1 singing), Rook, 3 Yellowhammers, 2+ Pheasants, 3+ Goldcrests, Bullfinch, 2 Treecreepers, Coal Tit, 5 Nuthatches, 5+ Common Gulls, 1+ Kestrel, 1+ Pied Wagtail, migrant Song Thrush overhead, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpeckers, Stock Dove, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Greenfinch (DKC/PGo).


Thursday 7th

  • GREY WAGTAIL again by Canons Farmhouse (JH/DKC). 3 Little Owls, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2+ Yellowhammers, 2+ Meadow Pipits, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail, Rose-ringed Parakeet, c.10 Stock Doves, 1+ Linnet, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers (DKC).
  • Brambling (JH).


Wednesday 6th

  • 3 Common Buzzards (JH).
  • Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 3 Lesser Redpolls/Siskins, 4 Mistle Thrushes, Goldcrest, Yellowhammer, Meadow Pipit, 60-70 Linnets, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 33+ House Martins, c.10 Swallows, 4+ Stock Doves, 25+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpeckers (MS/DKC).


Tuesday 5th

  • Brambling, Stonechat, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Yellowhammers (PM).
  • Lesser Redpoll flew NE, 152+ House Martins, Swallow, 6+ Rooks, 3 Skylarks, Nuthatch, 1+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Yellowhammers, c.100 Linnets, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Pied Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Green Woodpeckers (DKC).


Monday 4th

  • 6 GOLDEN PLOVERS circled field south of farmhouse then flew SW (another probable flew north), Northern Wheatear, 3 Little Owls, 33+ Skylarks, 2 Rooks, 6+ Meadow Pipits, Yellowhammer, Pheasant, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaffs, Grey Heron, 3 Pied Wagtails, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4+ Stock Doves, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Song Thrush (DKC).


Sunday 3rd

  • Siskin, 2 Common Buzzards, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 7+ Rooks, c.65 House Martins, 18+ Swallows, 4 Goldcrests, Treecreeper, 6+ Skylarks (1 singing), 150-200 Linnets, 4+ Meadow Pipits, 2 Yellowhammers, Common Gull, 2 Chiffchaffs, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 2 Stock Doves (RDW/DKC/PM).


Saturday 2nd

  • 1st winter male COMMON REDSTART with obvious white secondary panel south of Canons Farmhouse briefly c.10.55am, GREY WAGTAIL still, Brambling, 21+ Siskins, Yellow Wagtail, 2+ Pied Wagtails, c.35 Skylarks, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 5+ Yellowhammers, 125+ Linnets, 100+ Chaffinches, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 2 Pheasants, Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaffs (1 singing), 4 Rooks, Kestrel, 60+ House Martins, c.20 Swallows, Nuthatch, 2 Common Gulls, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 3+ Stock Doves, Song Thrush, 3 Green Woodpeckers (DKC/SG/PGo/MS).


Friday 1st

  • 20-30 Swallows, Song Thrush (DKC).

September

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Grasshopper Warbler 17th September


Thursday 30th

  • Stonechat, Little Owl, 5 Meadow Pipits, 5+ Skylarks, Rook, Kestrel, Common Gull, 2 Pied Wagtails, Pheasant, Yellowhammer, 3+ Swallows, 3+ House Martins, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 60+ Linnets, c.4 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 3 Stock Doves, Song Thrush (DKC).


Wednesday 29th

  • GREY WAGTAIL still at Canons Farmhouse (JH).
  • 2 Stock Doves (DKC).


Tuesday 28th

  • probable Grey Wagtail heard around Canons Farmhouse (would-be site first), Common Buzzard on fence near derelict barn, 2 Skylarks, c.100 Linnets, 40+ House Martins, 50+ Swallows, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Kestrel, 11 Pied Wagtails, Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC/JH).


Monday 27th

  • probable Grey Wagtail (JH).


Sunday 26th

  • 80+ House Martins and 25+ Swallows (RDW).


Saturday 25th

  • Yellow Wagtail, 15+ Meadow Pipits, Grey Heron*, 5 Skylarks, 2 Yellowhammers, 40-50 Linnets, Sparrowhawk, 22+ House Martins, 7+ Swallows, Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 5+ Chiffchaffs (1 singing), Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 3 Pied Wagtails, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, several Jays including 6 quite high SW over Canons Farmhouse (DKC).


Friday 24th

  • 2 Common Buzzards (JH).


Wednesday 22nd

  • 2 Cormorants flew SE, 45 Swallows flew south, Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaffs, Pheasant, Rook, Stock Dove, Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtail, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets 20+ Linnets, 3+ Yellowhammers, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (DKC/MS).


Tuesday 21st

  • 3 Siskins flew south, 2 Whinchats with Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, Little Owl, Common Buzzard, Rook, 1+ Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 3+ Yellowhammers, 20+ Linnets, c.10 House Martins, 7 Swallows, Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet, Nuthatch, c.15 Stock Doves (DKC).


Monday 20th

  • Tawny Owl, Little Owl, ♂ Stonechat, 3 Rooks, 20-30 House Martins, 5+ Yellowhammers, Chiffchaff, 3+ Meadow Pipits, Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpeckers (DKC).


Sunday 19th

  • 2 Common Gulls and 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls with 400-500 Herring Gulls and 300-400 Black-headed Gulls on freshly ploughed fields. Also Skylark, Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaffs, 6 Meadow Pipits, Coal Tit, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet, 15+ House Martins, 4 Swallows, 4 Yellowhammers, 10+ Linnets, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail (DKC).


Saturday 18th

  • up to 70 Meadow Pipits, 2 Northern Wheatears, juv Hobby, Common Gull, Rook, Common Whitethroat, 4+ Chiffchaffs (1 singing), Sparrowhawk, 4+ Yellowhammers, 30+ Stock Doves, 2 Goldcrests, 4 Nuthatches, 2 Treecreepers, 2 Coal Tits, 30+ Linnets, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5+ Green Woodpeckers, Pied Wagtail, 4+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Kestrel* (DKC/Paul).


Friday 17th

  • GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 4.46pm just west of south end of path across Big Field (wheat), Stonechat, 12 Canada Geese, 3 Common Buzzards, Swallow, Yellowhammer, 11+ Meadow Pipits, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Linnets, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets. 2 possible Lapland Buntings in Quail Field (south of Canons Farmhouse) flushed, very brief views (DKC/SG et al).
  • GOSHAWK and possible Merlin (Paul).


Tuesday 14th

  • Stonechat still north of derelict barn, 2 Common Buzzards, c.3 Rooks, imm.fem Sparrowhawk half-heartedly chasing Woodpigeons, 3 Meadow Pipits, House Martin, 2 Yellowhammers, Swallow, 2+ Chiffchaffs, Pied Wagtail, handful of Linnets, Stock Dove, 3 Nuthatches, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC/JH).
  • Red Kite and Common Buzzard recently (JH).


Monday 13th

  • 8 Meadow Pipits, 2 Rooks, 2 Grey Herons on Big Field, 5+ Yellowhammers, 10+ Swallows, c.22 Linnets, 2 Green Woodpeckers (DKC).
  • Stonechat still, Common Buzzard (JH).


Sunday 12th

  • from stall at Banstead Countryside Day: OSPREY flew south at 12.28pm, Hobby, Common Buzzard mobbed by 2 Jackdaws, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Herring & Black-headed Gulls (DKC/PW/PGo et al). Thanks to everyone who visited or helped out at the stall today, it went very well and we met many new friendly people who now know about the wiki
  • Stonechat (JH).



Saturday 11th

  • unconfirmed report of BARN OWL in evening at Banstead Countryside Day site (via DKC).


Wednesday 8th

  • Little Owl, 3 Yellowhammers, c.98 Linnets, Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Green Woodpeckers, Stock Dove, Nuthatch, many Black-headed Gulls including 46 on Legal & General (DKC).


Tuesday 7th

  • 1+ Yellowhammer, Chiffchaff, 4+ Swallows, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Nuthatch, c.7 Linnets, many Black-headed Gulls including 29 on Legal & General, Pied Wagtail, 5+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Monday 6th

  • SPOTTED FLYCATCHER at Lunch Wood 9.16am, 3 Hobbies, 2 Meadow Pipits, up to 3 Sparrowhawks, c.73 Jackdaws, Treecreeper, 5+ Goldcrests, 5 Nuthatches, Coal Tit, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 5+ Chiffchaffs (1 singing), c.20 Stock Doves, 2 Yellowhammers, 40+ Linnets, Swallow, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets. 2+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, c.3 Herring Gulls and 50-60+ Black-headed Gulls in stubble flax fields (DKC).


Sunday 5th

  • juv Willow Warbler & Common Whitethroat with tit flock in Banstead Woods also 2 Chiffchaffs & Treecreeper in Ruffett Wood, 50 Linnets at Canons Farm (PGo).


Saturday 4th

  • Northern Wheatear, Hobby, 3 Common Buzzards*, 4 Meadow Pipits, 3+ Yellowhammers, up to 150 Linnets, 3 Bullfinches, 4+ Goldcrests, c.4 Treecreepers, 6 Nuthatches, 4 Coal Tits, Common Gull & Herring Gull with c.45 Black-headed Gulls, 6 Chiffchaffs, 3+ Blackcaps, Common Whitethroat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpeckers, c.15 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 3+ Pied Wagtails, Kestrel* (David Campbell).


Friday 3rd

  • Yellow Wagtail, juv Hobby, 5+ Common Buzzards (3*), 6+ Rooks, 5+ Yellowhammers, 10+ Chiffchaffs (3 singing), 3 Common Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 11+ Goldcrests, 4+ Bullfinches, 1+ Treecreeper, 4 Coal Tits, 5+ Nuthatches, Pheasant, 5+ Swallows, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 5 Stock Doves, several Linnets, 16 Black-headed Gulls on Legal & General, Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC).


Thursday 2nd

  • fem/1st winter COMMON REDSTART at Canons Lane opposite Canons Farmhouse, 2 Whinchats north of Canons Farmhouse, 2+ Yellow Wagtails (1 on Legal & General playing field), 1+ Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard*, 3 Sparrowhawks (2*), Kestrel, Rook, 7 Yellowhammers, c.70 Linnets, singing Goldcrest, singing Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, House Martin, c.3 Swallows, Chiffchaff, 4+ Common Whitethroats, 1+ Stock Dove, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 7+ Pied Wagtails, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, Greenfinch (DKC).
  • no sign of Common Redstart in afternoon but Sparrowhawk (PM).


Wednesday 1st

  • 2 Whinchats south of Canons Farmhouse, 8 Meadow Pipits, Hobby, 3 Common Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Yellowhammer, 30+ Linnets, 13 Swallows, 4+ Goldcrests (1 singing), Bullfinch, 7+ Nuthatches, 2+ Coal Tits, 8 Chiffchaffs (1 singing), 3 Common Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 2+ Stock Doves, 2 Pied Wagtails & 26 Black-headed Gulls on Legal & General, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 7+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).

August

Tuesday 31st
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Whinchat 27th August

  • Northern Wheatear, Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, 22 Pied Wagtails, 3+ Linnets, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, 2 Black-headed Gulls on Legal & General, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker (DKC).


Monday 30th

  • no sign of Common Quail, Yellow Wagtail over, Hobby, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Skylarks, 100+ Linnets, Yellowhammer, 2 House Martins, several Swallows, c.6 Goldcrests, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker. Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gulls and 38 Black-headed Gulls on Legal & General playing field (DKC/SG et al).


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  • COMMON QUAIL still singing in field south of Canons Farmhouse all day (seen well on main path through field briefly at 7.47am), 5 GOLDEN PLOVERS flew WSW at 6.37am, 2 Yellow Wagtails over (1 at 6.46am +1 at 3.10pm), 2 Common Buzzards*, 2 Sparrowhawks, Kestrel, House Martin, lots of Swallows, Goldcrest, 3+ Nuthatches, 2 Coal Tits, Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpeckers (DKC/KJM/NR/DM, et al).


Saturday 28th

  • COMMON QUAIL singing in field south of Canons Farmhouse on & off all day (seen briefly once or twice), TREE PIPIT, 2 Whinchats, Northern Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipits, Rook, Hobby, 2 Common Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Grey Heron, 2 Goldcrests, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Skylark, c.20 Linnets, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, many Swallows, 1-2 House Martins, Green Woodpecker (DKC/SG/MSp/JA/KG/RDW/NG/RG/FP/GP et al).


Friday 27th

  • Whinchat at SW corner of Big Field with Northern Wheatear, Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaffs, Swallow, Green Woodpecker, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 5 Herring and 20-30 Black-headed Gulls on Legal & General, 30+
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    Whinchat (left) and Northern Wheatear (right) 27th August

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    Northern Wheatear 27th August

    Linnets (DKC).


Thursday 26th

  • Northern Wheatear still on barns behind Canons Farmhouse, 2 Hobbies, Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron, 7+ Goldcrests, 5+ Blackcaps, 6+ Common Whitethroats, 5 Chiffchaffs, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4+ Bullfinches, Treecreeper, 10+
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    Northern Wheatear 25th August

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    Spotted Flycatcher 24th August

    Swallows, 5-10 House Martins*, Stock Dove, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 8+ Nuthatches, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 5+ Linnets. Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30-40 Herring Gulls and 7 Black-headed Gulls on Legal & General playing field (DKC).


Wednesday 25th

  • Yellow Wagtail 3 times in flight then dropped onto Legal & General, Northern Wheatear on derelict barns, 2 Hobbies (juveniles), Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, 3+ Bullfinches (including juvenile), 5 Goldcrests, 4+ Nuthatches, Treecreeper, 2 Coal Tits, 4 Yellowhammers, c.20 Linnets, 7 Swallows, 6 House Martins*, 2 Kestrels, 4 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs, 7 Common Whitethroats, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 8 Green Woodpeckers, 6 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/MS).


Tuesday 24th

  • SPOTTED FLYCATCHER showing well 5.08pm-5.55pm at least at Lunch Wood by tarmac dumping area. Also Rook, Bullfinch, Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaffs, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5+ Green Woodpeckers, Linnet, c.28 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Stock Dove, 2 Yellowhammers (1+ juv), c.30 Swallows (DKC).


Sunday 22nd
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Hobby 11th August

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Hobby 9th August

  • Lesser Whitethroat, Yellowhammer and 10 Linnets near Canons Farmhouse (PGo).


Friday 13th

  • Garden Warbler, 2 Hobbies (adult and juvenile), Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron, 2+ House Martins, 7+ Swallows, 3 Pied Wagtails, 12 Common Whitethroats, 9 Chiffchaffs, 5+ Blackcaps, 4 Yellowhammers, 4+ Bullfinches, 2 Goldcrests, 5 Treecreepers, 5+ Nuthatches, 3+ Coal Tits, Kestrel, c.10 Linnets, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Green Woodpeckers (DKC).


Thursday 12th

  • 3 GOLDEN PLOVERS flew low NNW, calling, at 8.40am also 1+ Hobby, 2 Common Buzzards*, 1+ Sparrowhawk, 4 Yellowhammers (including 2 juvs), 22 Pied Wagtails, 10 Chiffchaffs, 10 Common Whitethroats, Blackcap, 6 Swallows, Skylark, 2 Bullfinches, Treecreeper, 5+ Nuthatches, 4 Coal Tits, 4+ Stock Doves, c.25 Linnets, 4 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 22 Black-headed Gulls on Legal & General playing field (DKC).


Wednesday 11th

  • Hobby, Common Buzzard*, Meadow Pipit, imm. Cormorant over, 12 Common Whitethroats, 12 Chiffchaffs, 4+ Blackcaps, 2+ Common Swifts (1*), 24+ House Martins (4*), 8+ Swallows, 5+ Yellowhammers, Sparrowhawk, 1+ Bullfinch, Pheasant, 3+ Goldcrests, 4 Treecreepers, 4+ Nuthatches, 8+ Coal Tits, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 8 Green Woodpeckers, 16+ Linnets, Black-headed Gull, Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC).


Tuesday 10th

  • possible juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on Legal & General field in the evening but flew off before it could be conclusively identified or photographed (showed neat dark terminal band to tail in flight, dark outer greater coverts and almost completely plain tertials; however, although head and underparts a bit paler than other gulls, this wasn't striking). Also Common Gull, 2 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls, c.20 Black-headed Gulls and c.40 Herring Gulls on the playing field. Also 3 Yellowhammers, 2+ Linnets, c.15 Swallows, 3 Green Woodpeckers, Stock Dove (DKC).


Monday 9th
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Hobby 9th August

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Willow Warbler 9th August

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Bullfinch 9th August

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Goldcrest 9th August

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Bullfinch 3rd August

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Hobby 3rd August

  • 2 Hobbies, 5 Sparrowhawks (4*), Common Buzzard*, 3 Kestrels (1*), 2+ Willow Warblers, 8 Common Whitethroats, 8 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 3+ Bullfinches, juv Swallow, c.12 House Martins (c.10*), 2 juv Goldcrests, 2 Treecreepers, 5+ Nuthatches, 6+ Coal Tits, 3 Yellowhammers, c.26 Linnets, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 7 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 3 Stock Doves, juv Dunnock (DKC).


Sunday 8th

  • 2 Hobbies, Goldcrest, 2+ Pheasants, 2 Treecreepers, 4 Chiffchaffs, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallows, 2 Nuthatches, 4 Green Woodpeckers, Blackcap, 4+ Coal Tits, 3 Yellowhammers, 20 Linnets, Skylark, 6+ Common Whitethroats (DKC).


Saturday 7th

  • 100 Swallows (SG).


Friday 6th

  • TREE PIPIT along path running south from derelict barns, Hobby again on top of pine in Banstead Woods, 35+ Swallows, House Martin, c.30 Linnets, 3 Yellowhammers (2 males +juv), Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Stock Doves, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Common Whitethroats. 3 House Martins and Swallow Chipstead Valley from The Brow (DKC).


Thursday 5th

  • 3 Willow Warblers (SG).


Tuesday 3rd

  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near Banstead Woods car park, Hobby showing well in pine NE of buildings in woods, 2 Bullfinches, Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrests, Nuthatch, 27 Linnets, 2 Yellowhammers, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, Common Whitethroat, 4 Stock Doves, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets. 40 House Martins south and Mallard past from The Brow (DKC).

July

Monday 26th
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Common Buzzard 25th July

  • 2 Sparrowhawks (♂ showing very well+♀), 2 House Martins, Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, 4 Swallows, ad Black-headed Gull over, Skylark, 4 Yellowhammers, 2 Kestrels, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Common Whitethroats, several Goldfinches inc. juvs, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6+ Green Woodpeckers, Long-tailed Tits, Pied/White Wagtail (DKC).


Sunday 25th
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Swallow 25th July

  • Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Buzzards, 50-60 Swallows, 4 House Martins, Coal Tit, 2-4 Kestrels, 5+ Yellowhammers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Linnets, Pheasant, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Skylark, 7-9 Common Whitethroats, Pied/White Wagtail (DKC/RDW/KJM).


Friday 23rd

  • 6 COMMON CROSSBILLS flew south west over the north end of Ruffett Wood, possibly came from The Lodge at north west corner of Banstead Woods also adult Black-headed Gull over, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 juv Swallows, 5 Yellowhammers (3♂), 5 Common Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Skylarks, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Green Woodpeckers, Pheasant, Stock Dove, many juv->1st winter Starlings, family of Goldfinches, 6+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, prob male Sparrowhawk with prey, Kestrel (DKC).


Wednesday 21st

  • adult Black-headed Gull over, Common Buzzard from The Brow, 2+ Stock Doves, 3+ Chiffchaffs, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Nuthatches, 2 Yellowhammers, Mistle Thrushes, Linnet, 2 Swallows (adult ♂ +♀), 3+ Kestrels (the Lunch Wood family), 2 Yellowhammers, juv Blackbird, Skylark (DKC).


Tuesday 20th

  • 2 hybrid juvenile Pied x White Wagtails again near derelict barns, family party of c.4 Goldcrests, many Black-headed and Herring Gulls circling hawking overhead, pair of Nuthatches, 2 Bullfinches, probable Canada Goose (heard only), 2 Treecreepers, 4 Green Woodpeckers, Coal Tit, Pheasant, 5+ Kestrels (including family party of 5), Stock Dove, Skylark, 5 Yellowhammers, 2 Linnets, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Common Whitethroat, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers including juv, 6 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs, c.6 Swallows (DKC).


Monday 19th

  • 3 Bullfinches, 3+ Treecreepers, Nuthatch, Yellowhammer, 2 Stock Doves, Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2+ Coal Tits, 6 Green Woodpeckers (including family party of 4), 3 Blackcaps, 3 Linnets, 9+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Saturday 17th

  • 20 Swallows (mainly freshly fledged juveniles), 4-5 Yellowhammers (inc. juv), Nuthatch, ♀ Sparrowhawk, 5 Linnets, Common Whitethroat, 2 Skylarks, 3 Kestrels, 3 Blackcaps, Pheasant, 3 Green Woodpeckers (DKC/KJM).


Friday 16th

  • Common Buzzard, Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Pheasant, 3 Green Woodpeckers, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 2 juv +ad Magpie, Blackcap, 3 Yellowhammers, 3 Chiffchaffs (+prob juv) (DKC).


Wednesday 14th

  • ♂ Sparrowhawk, Yellowhammer, young Kestrels heard in Lunch Wood), 1+ Swallow, 2 Stock Doves, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Skylarks, 2 Pheasants, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Great Spotted Woodpecker, imm Robin, flock of 100+ Woodpigeons (DKC).


Tuesday 13th

  • 2+ Kestrels, Skylark, 3 Common Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, Yellowhammer, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2+ Swallows, 3 Stock Doves, good numbers of Herring Gulls flying down the Chipstead Valley early evening (DKC).


Monday 12th

  • male Tawny Owl singing at Tawny Wood (north of Ruffett Wood) around dusk, Pheasant, 1+ Linnet, 2 Yellowhammers, 1+ Green Woodpecker (DKC).


Friday 9th

  • Treecreeper, 2 Linnets, 2 Common Whitethroats (inc. fledgling), Skylark, Yellowhammer, Great Spotted Woodpecker (DKC/KJM).

Saturday 3rd

  • no sign of reported probable Golden Oriole but 2 Bullfinches, 4+ Nuthatches, 3+ Stock Doves, 3-4 Coal Tits, 2+ Chiffchaffs, juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, 4 Green Woodpeckers including 1+ probable juv, Pheasant, Skylark, Common Whitethroat, 2+ juv Robins (DKC).


Friday 2nd

  • Almost certain GOLDEN ORIOLE heard in Tawny Wood (just north of Ruffett Wood and south east of junction of Colcokes Road and Monks Road) 10.00am. Observer is confident that what he heard was a Golden Oriole but is not claiming 100% because he didn't see the bird (hence not completely eliminating the possibilty of another bird mimicking in observer's opinion) but it seems very likely that the bird was indeed a Golden Oriole. (GP per DKC).
  • 2 Common Buzzards, Grey Heron, ♂ Swallow, Yellowhammer, Kestrel, Skylark, Coal Tit, Common Whitethroat, Linnet (KJM/DKC).

June

Tuesday 29th

  • Common Buzzard circling then to Burgh Heath then flew west, Pheasant, 2+ Linnets, 4 Skylarks, 3 Yellowhammers (2 singing ♂♂), 3 Common Whitethroats, 8+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Green Woodpecker, White/Pied Wagtail heard-only, 2 Stock Doves, Swallow, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs (DKC).


Monday 28th

  • 5 Yellowhammers, Pheasant, Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 3 Linnets, 3 Skylarks, 4 Common Whitethroats (DKC).


Sunday 27th

  • 2 family groups of Pied/White Wagtails including the female White Wagtail and 1 hybrid young, family group of Common Whitethroats with 2+ young (PGo).


Saturday 26th

  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (PGo).
  • 2+ Yellowhammers, Kestrel, c.3 Common Whitethroats, Blackcap, 2+ Linnets, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 White/Pied Wagtails (too distant +into light for ID), 1+ Stock Dove, Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC/KJM).


Tuesday 22nd

  • 2+ singing ♂ Little Owls, Treecreeper, male Pied Wagtail with 1 hybrid young, ♀ Sparrowhawk, 2+ Yellowhammers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Pheasants, 2 Skylarks, 5+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 3+ Linnets, 4 Stock Doves, family of 2 ad +2 juv Carrion Crows, large family party of Blue Tits (DKC).


Sunday 20th

  • White Wagtail still with ♂ Pied Wagtail and 2 freshly fledged hybrid young, 2 Common Buzzards, Little Owl, c.10 House Martins, 7 Mallards, 1+ juvenile Grey Heron, Nuthatch, 4 Yellowhammers (3♂, 1♀), Kestrel, 4 Linnets, c.5 Skylarks, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 4 Swallows, 2 Blackcaps, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Pheasant, 2 Stock Doves, Chiffchaff, 4+ Common Whitethroats (DKC/KJM/RDW).


Saturday 19th

  • Little Owl, 8 House Martins (PGo).
  • Grey Heron, Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammers (3♂, 1♀), 5 House Martins, 2 Swallows, Coal Tit, 3+ Blackcaps, 2+ Skylarks, 3 Common Whitethroats, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler (DKC/KJM).


Friday 18th

  • Rook, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, 2 Stock Doves, Treecreeper, Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroats, 7+ Chiffchaffs, Coal Tit, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Skylarks, Pheasant (DKC).


Thursday 17th

  • Little Owl, 2 Common Buzzards, Treecreeper, 2 House Martins, Pheasant, ♂ Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 2 Skylarks, Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Pied/White Wagtail heard only again (DKC).


Wednesday 16th

  • Treecreeper, 2 House Martins, Pheasant, Yellowhammer, juv. Goldfinch, Pied/White Wagtail (heard only), 3+ Skylarks, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, ♀ Kestrel, Common Whitethroat, lots of Common Swifts (DKC).


Saturday 12th

  • Common Buzzard, Bullfinch, Grey Heron, 2+ House Martins, Sparrowhawk, Yellowhammer, Pied Wagtail, 2+ Skylarks, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 4+ Linnets including 2 probable juveniles, Swallow, 8+ Common Whitethroats including 2 fledglings, 4 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Blackcaps, 4+ Green Woodpeckers, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Pheasant, 4 Chiffchaffs (DKC/KJM).


Friday 11th

  • Red Kite flew west 3.58pm, ♀ White Wagtail still feeding on Legal & General playing field with ♂ Pied Wagtail, 2 Little Owls, 2 House Martins, singing ♂ Goldcrest, 3+ Treecreepers, 3 Coal Tits, Swallow, Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Pheasants, Willow Warbler, 5+ Common Whitethroats, 7+ Chiffchaffs, 4+ Blackcaps, 7+ Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 9 Stock Doves, c.20 juvenile Starlings, 4+ Linnets, 5+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, family groups of Blue Tits and Great Tits. Also the following butterflies: 2+ Large Skippers, Red Admiral (DKC).


Wednesday 9th

  • 2-3 Little Owls, House Martin, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 2 Linnets, 8+ Common Whitethroats, 7 Mistle Thrushes including 4 juveniles, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Stock Dove, 3 Yellowhammers, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 3+ Skylarks, c.30 juvenile Starlings, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Swallows, Pheasant. Also Roe Deer (DKC/KJM).


Tuesday 8th

  • White Wagtail still seen collecting food and presumably taking it to young at nest, Rook, Bullfinch, c.17 Stock Doves, 8 Common Whitethroats (including 3 fledglings), 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Linnets, Skylark, Swallow, 6 Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 singing ♂ Goldcrests, singing ♂ Willow Warbler, Pheasant, Jay unsuccessfully attempting to take any 1 of 3 presumably fledgling Blue Tits on the wing. Also Grizzled Skipper butterfly (DKC).


Monday 7th

  • 4+ Common Whitethroats, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 6 Linnets, 3 Green Woodpeckers, Swallow, 4 Yellowhammers, House Martin, c.4 singing Skylarks, 2 Stock Doves, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Chiffchaff (DKC).


Sunday 6th

  • Red Kite NW over Banstead Woods, 3 singing ♂ Yellowhammers, c.3 Common Whitethroats, Pheasant, 2 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, Stock Dove, Kestrel, Linnets (DKC/KJM).


Saturday 5th

update on the Grey Heron that was taken into care in May: unfortunately the wounds, presumably obtained by hitting telephone wires, were too great and the bird was put to sleep the day after being picked up.

  • 8 House Martins collecting mud (PGo).
  • Yellowhammer, Swallow, Common Whitethroat, Linnet, Skylark (KJM/RS/DKC).


Friday 4th

  • Rook over, Hobby, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Bullfinch, 2 Willow Warblers, Pheasant, Swallow (KJM/DKC).


Wednesday 2nd

  • 3 Little Owls, 80+ Common Swifts, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Yellowhammers, 5+ Stock Doves, c.3 Common Whitethroats, 1+ Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 10+ Linnet, 2 Swallows, 5 Common Buzzards, juv Robin, Skylark (DKC/KJM).


Tuesday 1st

  • MUTE SWAN flew over (MS). - the 102nd species for Canons Farm and Banstead Woods
  • White Wagtail still (KJM).

May

Monday 31st
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Red Kite 24th May

  • ♂ Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at the 'Circle Field' (PGo).


Saturday 29th

  • Red Kite in morning (PGo).


Friday 28th
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Little Owl 24th May

  • White Wagtail still with ♂ Pied Wagtail, 4 Common Buzzards (KJM).


Tuesday 25th

  • 169 Stock Doves, 3+ Swallows, ♂ Pied Wagtail , 3 Yellowhammers, 3 Common Whitethroats, 5+ Linnets, 2+ Skylarks, House Martin, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, several Common Swifts, Green Woodpecker, 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, 3+ Pheasants (2+♂ 1♀) (DKC).
  • Grey Heron (KJM).


Monday 24th
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Red Kite 24th May

  • Red Kite, Little Owl, 2 House Martins, Common Buzzard, 4 Blackcaps, 2+ Common Whitethroats, 10+ Stock Doves, 3 Yellowhammers, 2+ Linnets, Swallow, Green Woodpecker, 4+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Pheasant, several Common Swifts (DKC).
  • 4 Blackcaps, 3 Common Whitethroats, Yellowhammer, Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaffs, 3 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow (P&G).


Sunday 23rd
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Grey Heron (juvenile) with broken wing rescued by Wildlife Aid 21st May

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Grey Heron (juvenile) with broken wing 21st May

  • White Wagtail still, Rook, Little Owl, 4 Common Buzzards, 2+ Sparrowhawks, 3 Mallards, Great Spotted Woodpecker at nest, 8 Common Whitethroats, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 5+ Pheasants, 4+ Swallows, 2 Yellowhammers, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, c.5 Stock Doves, 2 Linnets, Pied Wagtail (DKC/KJM).
  • 3 Skylarks, 6 Blackcaps, 4 Common Whitethroats, 2 Yellowhammers, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 5 Swallows (P&G).


Saturday 22nd

  • White Wagtail still, 2 Common Buzzards, Pied Wagtail (KJM).


Friday 21st

  • White Wagtail mated again with Pied Wagtail, Hobby, 2+ Little Owls, 3 Common Buzzards, juv. Grey Heron presumably hit wires and acquired broken wing and was picked up by Wildlife Aid, 80+ Stock Doves, 2 Mallards, 7+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (including
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    Grey Heron (juvenile) with broken wing 21st May

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    Mistle Thrushes (juv left, adult right) 18th May

    1+ juv. peeping out of hole +1 recently fledged), Blackcap, 2 Pheasants, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1+ Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Whitethroats, 2+ Linnets, 2+ Swallows, many Common Swifts, Skylark, Kestrel (m) (KJM/DKC).


Thursday 20th
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Red Kite 16th May

  • HONEY-BUZZARD mobbed by Crows, circled over Legal & General then lost to view 11.30am also Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (f), 2 Common Buzzards, Cormorant, 2 House Martins, 2 Swallows, 6 Mallards (KJM).
  • In addition: 4 Common Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, several Stock Doves, 2 Yellowhammers, 6+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Linnet, 2 Pheasants, Grey Heron, Skylark, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Kestrel (DKC/KJM).


Wednesday 19th

  • COMMON CUCKOO, 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Mallards (KJM).
  • 5 Common Whitethroats, Skylark, Pied Wagtail (m), Linnet, several Stock Doves, 4+ Yellowhammers, 2 Swallows, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Pheasant, Rose-ringed Parakeet, singing Mistle Thrush (DKC).


Tuesday 18th

  • Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 3 Skylarks, Yellowhammer, 2 Willow Warblers, 5+ Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, Mallard, 2 Coal Tits, 3 Pheasants, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 3 Swallows, 4 Mistle Thrushes (2 ads
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    White Wagtail (female) May 16th

    , 2 juvs), 8 Rose-ringed Parakeets, several Stock Doves, Pied Wagtail (m), c.7 Linnets (DKC).


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  • Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzards (KJM).


Sunday 16th

  • White Wagtail (f) still, 3 Red Kites, 2 Garden Warblers, Common Buzzard, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (boths ads) on field, 2+ Yellowhammers, 6 Swallows, House Martin, 2 Mallards, 2+ Grey Herons, Coal Tit, 2 Willow Warblers, c.4 Chiffchaffs, several Blackcaps, 8 Common Whitethroats, 1+ Skylark, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker (including adult at nest but excluding unknown number of chicks heard inside), 2+ Mistle Thrushes, 2 Kestrels, 4 Green Woodpeckers, several Stock Doves, 2+ Pheasants, Pied Wagtail (m) paired with the White Wagtail, 6+ Linnets, 7 Rose-ringed Parakeets, several Common Swifts (DKC/KJM/PGo).


Saturday 15th
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Whinchat (male) 11th May

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Lapwing (male) 11th May

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Lapwing (female) 11th May

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Northern Wheatear (female) 8th May

  • White Wagtail (f) mated with Pied Wagtail (also f Pied Wagtail present) - see video, 3 Northern Lapwings, 4 Common Buzzards, 3 Cormorants, 7 Common Whitethroats, c.20 Common Swifts, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Skylarks, 3 Yellowhammers (2m, 1f), 2 Swallows, 3 Mallards, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Blackcaps, up to 20 Rose-ringed Parakeets, c.60 Stock Doves, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 2 Pheasants (both m), 6 Mistle Thrushes (family group 2 ad, 3 imms +singing male), ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, juv Grey Heron, 3+ Linnets (DKC/KJM/PM).
  • 3 Linnets, 5 Blackcaps, 4 Yellowhammers, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Swallows, 2 Skylarks, 2 Common Whitethroats, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Pheasants, Kestrel, 4 Dunnocks, 2 Blue Tits, 5 Great Tits, 4 Goldfinches, 10 Chaffinches, 6 Robins, 2 Wrens, 2 House Sparrows, 12 Magpies, 6 Carrion Crows, Jay, Song Thrush, 8 Blackbirds (P&G).


Friday 14th

  • White Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrests, 4 Yellowhammers, Pheasant, c.60 Stock Doves, c.10 Common Swifts, Swallow, 2 Willow Warblers, 6 Rose-ringed Parakeets, c.9 Linnets, 5+ Common Whitethroats, 7+ Blackcaps, Skylark, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, 4+ Chiffchaffs, Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, 2+ Nuthatches, Treecreeper. Also Speckled Wood butterfly (DKC/KJM).


Thursday 13th

  • 5+ Pheasants (all m), 2 Yellowhammers, 2 Swallows, Coal Tit, 3 Linnets, 3 Common Whitethroats, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcaps, singing Mistle Thrush, Skylark, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Pied Wagtail, c.20 Common Swifts (DKC).


Tuesday 11th

  • WHINCHAT (m) at south west corner of Big Field, 2 Lapwings (displaying m, +f), Bullfinch, 2 Treecreepers, 4 Swallows, Common Swift, Willow Warbler, fledgling Robin, 5 Common Whitethroats, c.5 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs, 2+ Yellowhammers, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ Green Woodpecker, singing Mistle Thrush, Pheasant, Skylark, good numbers of Stock Doves (DKC).
  • Garden Warbler, 2 Common Buzzards (KJM).
  • Pheasant, 2 Willow Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 1 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Skylarks (P&G).


Monday 10th
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Northern Lapwing (male) 8th May

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Northern Wheatear (female) 8th May

  • Lesser Whitethroat (m) singing at Canons Farmhouse, 2 Common Buzzards, c.74 Stock Doves, 3 Mallards, 1 singing Goldcrest, 2 Pheasants, Kestrel, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Common Whitethroats, 6+ Blackcaps, 4+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Skylarks, Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatches, 3+ Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 14 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Sunday 9th

  • Red Kite, Rook, Northern Wheatear, 51 Common Swifts flew north, Blackcap, Cormorant, 3 Mallards, Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Linnet, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, Skylarks, Yellowhammer, 2 Grey Herons, 7 Stock Doves, Common Whitethroat (KJM/DKC/RDW).


Saturday 8th

  • 2-3 Northern Lapwings, 2 Northern Wheatears (both f), 2 Pied Wagtails (both m), Blackcap, 25+ Stock Doves, Mistle Thrush, c.20 Linnets, 4+ Skylarks, 4+ Yellowhammers, 3 Common Whitethroats, 3 Mallards, 2 Sparrowhawks, Kestrel (m), Cormorant, 5+ Goldfinches, Grey Heron (juv) mobbed by 2 Carrion Crows (DKC/KJM).


Friday 7th

  • White Wagtail, Hobby, 2 Northern Wheatears (both f), 3 Common Buzzards, Pied Wagtail (m) (KJM).
  • Northern Wheatear (f), 4 Swallows, 3 Mallards, Pheasant, 2+ Yellowhammers, Pied Wagtail (m), Skylark, 4 Common Swifts, 2 Common Whitethroats, Blackcap, 19 Rose-ringed Parakeets, c.6 Stock Doves, c.10 Linnets (DKC).


Thursday 6th

  • Northern Wheatear (f), 2 Sparrowhawks, Blackcap, 2 Skylarks, Yellowhammer, up to 20 Stock Doves, 7 Linnets, 2 Common Whitethroats, 4 Swallows, c.15 Common Swifts, 3 Mallards, Pheasant, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).
  • 6 Chiffchaffs, Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps, 40+ Jackdaws, 2 Pheasants, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Skylarks (P&G).


Wednesday 5th

  • OSPREY c.11.45am flew low to Burgh Heath where it circled over the pond for c.5 minutes before flying high north also 4 Northern Wheatears (1m, 3f), 2 Common Buzzards (KJM).
  • Hobby, 3+ Yellowhammers, 4 Swallows, 2 Pheasants, 1+ Linnet, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Common Whitethroats, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, c.45 Jackdaws, 2 Mallards, Skylark, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Nuthatches, 4 Coal Tits, 3 Pied Wagtails (2m, 1f), c.45 Stock Doves, singing Mistle Thrush, c.9 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/KJM).


Tuesday 4th

  • Lapwing on Yellowhammer Field (PGo).
  • 6 Yellowhammers, 5+ Linnets, Bullfinch, 3 Skylarks, 4 Common Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps (3m, 1f), Chiffchaff, 2 Pheasants, 3 Coal Tits, 2 Nuthatches, c.22 Stock Doves, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, c.3 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).
  • 4 Yellowhammers, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Common Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Skylarks, 2 Linnets (P&G).


Monday 3rd

  • 3 Northern Lapwings, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Northern Wheatears (KJM).


Sunday 2nd

  • Lesser Whitethroat (m) singing still (KJM).


Saturday 1st

  • WHINCHAT (m), 4 Northern Wheatears (3m, 1f), 8 Yellowhammers, 2 Pheasants, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Common Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs, 6 Skylarks, Kestrel, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 8 Goldfinches, 2 Song Thrushes (P&G).
  • Lapwing over (PGo).

April

Friday 30th
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Lapwing (male) 27th April. Mark Stanley

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Common Whitethroat (male) 27th April. Mark Stanley

  • WHINCHAT (m) (PM).
  • Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 3 Hobbies, Common Buzzard (KJM).
  • Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Swifts, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (f) with prey, 2 Yellowhammers, 3 Swallows, 3+Skylarks, 3+ Linnets, 1+ Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroats, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ Green Woodpecker (DKC).


Thursday 29th

  • Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Hobbies, 2 Common Buzzards, 3 Wheatear (2m +f), 30+ Common Swifts, 5 House Martins, 2 Swallows, 4 Yellowhammers, Great Spotted Woodpecker (KJM).
  • 2 Northern Wheatears (m+f) in field just south of Reads Rest Cottage, Pheasant (m), 2 Swallows, 2+ Linnets, 3 Common Whitethroats, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, 3+ Skylarks, 3+ Yellowhammers, 5+ Stock Doves, 1+ Pied Wagtail, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 5+ Stock Doves, 5 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 5 Goldfinches, Greenfinch (DKC).


Wednesday 28th

  • Lesser Whitethroat (m) singing NW of Canons Farmhouse, Garden Warbler at The Brow, 2 Northern Lapwings, 5 Common Swifts, 2 Common Buzzards these were not local birds.They flew over high north. (KJM).
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    Willow Warbler 27th April. Mark Stanley

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    Sparrowhawk (imm. female) 25th April

  • late a'noon/early evening: 2 Garden Warblers (m+f) at The Brow, Lesser Whitethroat (m) still singing NW of Canons Farmhouse, 2 Northern Wheatears (both f), 2 House Martins, Swallow, 4 Common Whitethroats, Blackcap, 1+ Willow Warbler, 1+ Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 4+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, singing Goldcrest, 4 Skylarks, singing Mistle Thrush, 2+ Linnets (DKC).


Tuesday 27th
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Whinchat (male) 25th April. Phil Wallace (www.birdmad.co.uk)

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Common Whitethroat 23rd April. Mark Stanley

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Willow Warbler 23rd April. Mark Stanley

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Whinchat (male) 22nd April

  • Northern Lapwing on recently ploughed field then flew off, Rook, Common Swift, 2 Common Buzzards, 4 Yellowhammers, Skylark, 2 Hobbies, 2 Sparrowhawk, House Martin and Swallow present (KJM). 3 Pheasants (all m), 7 Linnet, c.13 Stock Doves, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 2 Coal Tits (DKC/KJM).
  • Woodcock, Fieldfare, Northern Wheatear, 6+ Willow Warblers, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 8+ Common Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 6+ Stock Doves, 2 Yellowhammers, 4 Jays, Little Owl, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Nuthatch, Pheasant, 4 Green Woodpeckers (MS).
  • 4 Common Whitethroats, 4 Yellowhammers, Grey Heron, 3 Swallows, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Skylarks, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Green Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, 2 Pheasants (P&G).


Monday 26th

  • 2 House Martins, 2 Swallows, 7 Pheasants (6m, 1f), 5+ Yellowhammers, 2 Goldcrests, Bullfinch, 2+ Common Whitethroats, 7 Blackcaps, 2+ Willow Warblers, 7+ Chiffchaffs, Treecreeper, Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatches, Rose-ringed Parakeet, 3 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 23+ Stock Doves, Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrushes (DKC).


Sunday 25th

  • WHINCHAT (m), Common Swift, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Hobbies, 4 Greylags, 3 Northern Wheatears (2m, 1f), c.400 Herring Gulls, 2+ House Martins, 5+ Common Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs, 3+ Sparrowhawks, 3+ Swallows, 3+ Black-headed Gulls, 8+ Mallards, 6 Skylarks, c.2 Pheasants, Kestrel, 2+ Stock Doves, 1+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatches, 2+ Linnets, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Grey Herons, Cormorant, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/RDW/KJM/PW).


Saturday 24th

  • RED KITE, Fieldfare, 2 Hobbies, House Martin, 4+ Northern Wheatears (3+m +1+f), 2 Common Whitethroats, 8+ Mallards, Common Buzzard, 3+ Sparrowhawks, 2 Cormorants, Kestrel, 3 Willow Warblers, 3 Yellowhammers, male Pheasant, 1 Little Owl, 2 Chiffchaffs,
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    Whinchat (male) 22nd April

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    Red Kite 20th April

    3+ Grey Herons, Blackcap, 2 Skylarks, 3+ Linnets, 6+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 3+ Stock Doves, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail (m). Also 3 Green Hairstreak butterflies (KJM/DKC/PM/SG/PGo/PW/P&G et al).


Friday 23rd

  • 2 RED KITES, Hobby, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Wheatears (m&f), 12 Swallows, House Martin, (KJM).
  • 2 PEREGRINES, 1 Northern Wheatear, 1 Common Buzzard, 7 Common Whitethroats, 15+ Swallows, 4 Willow Warblers, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 7 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Jays (MS).
  • 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Swallow, 2 Skylarks, 4 Chiffchaffs, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Jays, 2 Yellowhammers, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet (P&G).


Thursday 22nd

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Northern Wheatear (female) 18th April

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Northern Wheatear (male) 18th April

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Lapwing 17th April

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Greylags 17th April

  • WHINCHAT (m) showing well on fence opposite barns behind Canons Farmhouse, Hobby flew NE also Blackcap, Skylark, 2 Linnets, Pied Wagtail (DKC).
  • WHINCHAT (m) still at 6.15pm (PGo).
  • 4 Northern Wheatears (3m+1f), 2 Blackcaps, 3 Swallows, 1 Common Buzzard mobbed by crows over farm, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Skylarks, 4 Chiffchaffs, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Nuthatches, 2 Pheasants, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet, 2 Jays (P&G).


Tuesday 20th

  • RED KITE flew low SW towards Burgh Heath at 5.50pm, 1 Swallow, 2 Common Buzzards, 3+ Mallards, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Skylarks, c.5 Yellowhammers, 7+ Linnets, 1 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5+ Stock Doves, 1 Pied Wagtail (m), 4+ Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).
  • 4 Northern Wheatears (3m +1f), Common Whitethroat (m) singing, 2 Willow Warblers, 4+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylarks, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jays, 1 Song Thrush (P&G).


Monday 19th

  • 2 Common Whitethroats, 6 Swallows, 3 Sand Martins, 2 Wheatears (m&f), 8 Common Buzzards, 6 Sparrowhawks (KJM).


Sunday 18th

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Grey Heron (juvenile) 17th April

  • TREE PIPIT NW of Canons Farmhouse (DKC), GOSHAWK (f) flew over (KJM), EGYPTIAN GOOSE flew to Burgh Heath (RDW), Yellow Wagtail (m) NE, 3 House Martins N, Sand Martin N, 4 Northern Wheatears (3m), c.10 Swallows (mainly through N), c.3 Grey Herons, 2 Cormorants, c.6 Mallards, 3 Sparrowhawks, 3 Common Buzzards, male Pheasant, 5+ Meadow Pipits, 1 Skylark, 1 Yellowhammer (m), 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Mistle Thrush, 5 Stock Doves, 2 Pied Wagtails (RDW/KJM/DKC).


Saturday 17th

  • Yellow Wagtail (heard only), Northern Lapwing flew NE then turned back SW, 2 Sand Martins through (1 W, 1 SE), 16+ Swallows, Northern Wheatear (f) near Canons Farmhouse, 2 Greylags, 3 Cormorants, 4 Mallards, 3+ Grey Herons, 3 Common Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, c.20 Meadow Pipits, 1
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    Northern Wheatear (male) 8th April

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    Northern Wheatear (male) 7th April

    Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcaps, 1+ Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stock Doves, 3 Skylarks, c.15 Linnets (KJM/DKC).
  • 2 Willow Warblers also Chiffchaff, Rose-ringed Parakeet and Treecreeper present. Also Green Hairstreak butterfly (PGo).
  • Swallow, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 4 Skylarks, 7 Chiffchaffs, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Nuthatches, 3 Jays, Pheasant (P&G).


Friday 16th

  • Swallow (m), 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Yellowhammers, c.7 Blackcaps, 3 Pheasants (2m +f), 2 Canada Geese, Common Buzzard, 13+ Linnets, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Stock Doves, 5 Mallards, 3 Grey Heron, 5+ Coal Tits, 3 Goldcrests, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6+ Green Woodpeckers, 1 Kestrel, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6+ Skylarks, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 12+ Nuthatches, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 5+ Treecreepers (DKC/KJM).


Thursday 15th
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Northern Wheatear (female) 7th April

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Swallow (male) 7th April

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Willow Warbler 6th April

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Chiffchaff 6th April

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Sparrowhawk 6th April

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Comma butterfly 6th April

  • RED KITE flew over.
  • 2 Swallows (m+f), 1 Little Owl, 4 singing Goldcrests, 2 singing Treecreepers, 5+ Coal Tits, 3+ Nuthatches, 2 Meadow Pipits, 5+ Yellowhammers, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 drake Mallard, 2 Common Buzzards, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Stock Doves, 1 Kestrel, 3 m Pheasants, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 4 Skylarks, 6+ Linnets (DKC).


Wednesday 14th

  • Probable Shag flew north east c.1.15pm. Also male Stonechat just north east of Canons Farmhouse, c.30 Fieldfares, up to 10 Redwings, 2 Willow Warblers, 5 Blackcaps, 4 Meadow Pipits, 4+ Skylarks, 3+ Linnets, Pied Wagtail, 3 Yellowhammers, 8+ Nuthatches, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 male Pheasants, 3 Treecreepers, 5+ Chiffchaffs, male Mallard, 2 singing Goldcrests, 3 Coal Tits, Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Bullfinches, Collared Dove singing in the Woods, 3-4 Mistle Thrushes. Also 2 Roe Deer (buck +doe) (DKC).


Tuesday 13th

  • 1+ Swallow, 5 Common Buzzards, 2 Mallards, 2 Yellowhammers, 1 Little Owl, 3 Bullfinches, 2+ Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcaps, 7+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Treecreepers, 5 Coal Tits, 8 Nuthatches, 4 Skylarks, male Pheasant, 6 Linnets (1 singing), singing Goldcrest, 4+ Green Woodpeckers, 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets. Also 5+ Small Tortoishell and 1 Comma. (KJM/DKC).


Saturday 10th

  • 6 Common Buzzard, Wheatear, Swallow, 3 Willow Warblers (KJM/PGo).


Thursday 8th

  • 1 White Wagtail, 1 male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (SG).
  • 3+ Northern Wheatears (2+m +f), 1 Siskin, 4 Swallows north west, 5 Common Buzzards, 1 Little Owl, 4 Mallards, 1 Willow Warbler, 4+ Blackcaps, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3+ Yellowhammers, 11+ Meadow Pipits, 6+ Skylarks, 3 Bullfinches, 2 singing Mistle Thrushes, 2 Pheasants, 3+ Treecreepers, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldcrests, 1 Kestrel, 2 Coal Tits, 3 Nuthatches, 4 Stock Doves, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Linnets. Also 1 Roe Deer (DKC/KJM).


Wednesday 7th

  • 5 Northern Wheatears (3m+2f), 1 Swallow (m), 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (m), 1 Cormorant north, 1 juvenile Grey Heron, 30+ Lesser Redpolls, 2 Willow Warblers, 7 Blackcaps, 11 Chiffchaffs, 2 Little Owls, 5 Yellowhammers, 8+ Meadow Pipits, 5 Skylarks, 7+ Linnets, 1+Sparrowhawk (f), 1+ Pheasant, 4+ Goldcrests, 6+ Coal Tits, 5+ Treecreepers, 11 Nuthatches, 10 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Stock Doves, male Kestrel, singing Mistle Thrush (DKC/KJM).
  • 2 Northern Wheatears (m), 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap (m), 8 Yellowhammers, 5 Chiffchaffs, 7 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (P&G).


Tuesday 6th

  • 1+ Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Blackcaps, c.7 Chiffchaffs, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Pheasants, 5+ Yellowhammers, 7+ Meadow Pipits, c.5 Skylarks, 1+ fem. Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrels, 6+ Linnets, 4 Treecreepers, 6+ Nuthatches, 1 Coal Tit, c.35 Stock Doves, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8+ Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Mistle Thrush. Also the following butterflies present: 1 Comma, 5+ Peacocks, 15+ Brimstones (DKC).
  • 2 Blackcaps (both m), 2 Kestrels, 3 Skylarks, 2 Yellowhammers, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chiffchaffs, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (P&G).


Monday 5th

  • 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Mallards, c.12 Redwings and 4+ Fieldfares (KJM).


Sunday 4th

  • 2 GOLDEN PLOVERS flew north west (RDW), 2 Swallows through (KJM), 2 BLACK REDSTARTS (1 imm. male, 1 female) still around barns behind Canons Farmhouse, 2 Cormorants, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Grey Herons, 6+ Yellowhammers, 6 Common Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks, 11 Meadow Pipits, 10+ Skylarks, 1 Pheasant, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Little Owl, 1 Nuthatch, c.5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls over, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pied Wagtails (RDW/KJM/DKC).


Saturday 3rd

  • 2 BLACK REDSTARTS (1 imm. male, 1 female), 10 Chiffchaffs, 5 Pheasants, 4 Mallards, 2 Blackcaps (M), 4 Common Buzzards, 2 Little Owls, 4 Yellowhammers, 3+ Meadow Pipits, 3 Skylarks, 4 Treecreepers, 7 Coal Tits, 5 Goldcrests, 5 Nuthatches, 2 Grey Herons, 1+ Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrushes, 4+ Pied Wagtails, c.9 Linnets, c.8 Rose-ringed Parakeets, c.7 Stock Doves, 5+ Green Woodpeckers, 4+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Also 1 Roe Deer (DKC/KJM).
  • 1 Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzards, 3 Little Owls, 36 Stock Doves, 6 Yellowhammers (SG).
  • Blackcap (M), 2 Kestrels, 1 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 male Pheasant (P&G).
  • Late news Friday 26th March: FIRECREST in 'Tawny Wood' (wood opposite north side of Ruffett Wood) (PGo).


Friday 2nd

  • 1 Cormorant low SSW, 1 Pheasant, 17 Fieldfares (including 7 high and purposefully north), 5 Redwings, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaffs, 4 Yellowhammers (1 singing), 3 Skylarks, 2 Goldcrests, 1 Nuthatch, 2 singing Treecreepers, 3 Coal Tits, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Stock Doves, 1 singing Linnet (DKC/KJM).
  • 2 Kestrels, 3 Skylarks, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Chiffchaffs (P&G).


Thursday 1st

  • 1 Little Owl, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Kestrels, 5 Green Woodpeckers (P&G).

March

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Wheatear (female) 30th March

Wednesday 31st
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Black Redstarts 28th March. Mark Stanley

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BLACK REDSTART 28th March

  • Blackcap, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Green Woodpeckers (P&G).


Tuesday 30th

  • 2 BLACK REDSTARTS (1 imm. male and 1 female) and Northern Wheatear (f) all around farm buildings behind Canons Farmhouse, 4 Yellowhammers, Common Buzzard. Also Weasel, 2 Roe Deer (KJM/RDW).
  • Northern Wheatear (f) still around the farm buildings behind Canon's Farmhouse late afternoon but no sign of any Black Redstarts in poor weather, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 singing Skylark, 1 singing Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Stock Doves (DKC).
  • 3 Mallards, 1 Little Owl, 30 Fieldfares (SG).
  • male Pheasant, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Kestrel, 4 Skylarks, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Green Woodpeckers (P&G).


Monday 29th

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BLACK REDSTART 28th March

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Chiffchaff 21st March. Mark Stanley

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Meadow Pipit 21st March

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Little Owl 21st March

  • 2 BLACK REDSTARTS (1 imm. male and 1 female) still on farm buildings behind Canons Farmhouse into the evening but elusive in poor weather, 8+ Yellowhammers, male Pheasant, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Fieldfares, 2 Redwings, 1 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnets, singing Mistle Thrush, 3+ Skylarks, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail (DKC).
  • 2 Lesser Redpolls, 5 Yellowhammers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 7 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 3 Skylarks, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Kestrel (P&G).


Sunday 28th

  • 2 BLACK REDSTARTS (1 imm. male and 1 female) near Canons Farmhouse (DKC/KJM), 7 Common Buzzards, 4 Pheasants, 3 Cormorants (1 south, 2 west), drake Mallard, Blackcap (m), 4+ Meadow Pipits, 11 Skylarks, 3 Lesser Redpolls, 7-8 Chiffchaffs, 6+ Yellowhammers, 25+ Linnets, 3 Grey Herons, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Kestrels, 7+ Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, pair of Bullfinches, c.32 Stock Doves, 6 Rose-ringed Parakeets, singing Mistle Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 5+ Rooks (DKC/KJM/SG et al).


Saturday 27th

  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (f), singing Blackcap, Cormorant flew north east, 3 Common Buzzards, 1 Little Owl, 4 Meadow Pipits, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Pheasants, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Linnets, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 4 male Yellowhammers, 5+ Skylarks, 3 Fieldfares, 1 Redwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 7+ Jays, 1 Kestrel, 2+ Rooks, 2 Grey Herons, 1+ Coal Tit, 8 Nuthatches, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Sparrowhawks, 19+ Stock Doves (DKC/KJM).
  • 7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Skylarks, 9 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Jays (P&G).


Friday 26th

  • FIRECREST in 'Tawny Wood' (wood opposite north side of Ruffett Wood) (PGo).
  • ♀ Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Banstead Woods (Rare Bird Alert).
  • Blackcap (m), 2 Common Buzzards, Lesser Redpoll (singing), Yellowhammer (KJM).
  • 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Skylarks, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Gull (P&G).


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Treecreeper 21st March. Mark Stanley

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Stonechat (male) 2nd March

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Pheasant 1st March. Phil Wallace

Thursday 25th

  • 2 Lesser Redpolls (1 singing), c.50 Linnets, 3 Pheasants, 2 Little Owls, 4 singing Chiffchaffs, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 singing Goldcrest, c.20 Stock Doves, 4 Treecreepers, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Nuthatches, 4+ Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, c,30 Fieldfares, 1+ Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtails (DKC/KJM).
  • 5 Chiffchaffs, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Skylarks, 2 Kestrels, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (P&G).


Wednesday 24th

  • c.6 Chiffchaffs, 8 Lesser Redpolls, male Pheasant still, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Yellowhammers, handful of Fieldfares and Redwings (less than yesterday), male Kestrel, handful of Coal Tits and Nuthatches, 2 Meadow Pipits, several Bullfinches, 2 Green Woodpeckers, numerous Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a few Skylarks, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet (KJM).
  • 2 Treecreepers, 2 Jays (JS).
  • 1 Grey Heron, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Yellowhammers, 4 Skylarks, 7 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 13 Common Gulls, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet. Also Roe Deer (P&G).


Tuesday 23rd

  • PEREGRINE FALCON, 4 Common Buzzards, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 100 Redwings, 50 Fieldfares (KJM).
  • male Pheasant, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Yellowhammers, 1 Little Owl, 1 Skylark, 1 Kestrel, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Linnet, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, c.20 Fieldfares, 1 Redwing, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 4 Common Gulls (DKC).


Monday 22nd

  • 2 Northern Wheatears (m&f), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Stonechat (male), 5+ Chiffchaffs, 2 Common Buzzards (KJM).
  • 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Skylarks, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Kestrels, 2 Bullfinches (P&G).


Sunday 21st

  • Sand Martin flew west (KJM), 1 Siskin, 9 Common Buzzards, 3 male Pheasants, 1 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 1+ Mallard, 2 Grey Herons, 40+ Meadow Pipits (possibly up to or even above 50), 4+ Chiffchaffs, 4 Little Owls, c.4 Lesser Redpolls, c.4 Yellowhammers, 2+ Sparrowhawks, 9+ Skylarks, 1 male Bullfinch, up to 10 Linnets, 2 Kestrels, 3 Goldcrests, 4 Treecreepers, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Nuthatches, 4+ Mistle Thrushes, 5+ Rooks, c.60 Redwings and only a few Fieldfares, c.9 Stock Doves, 9 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls over, 11 Common Gulls, 1 Pied Wagtail (KJM/DKC/MS).


Saturday 20th

  • Woodcock flushed at south west end of Banstead Woods (PGo).
  • 2 Mallards circled then west, 20+ Meadow Pipits (most flew either west or north), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 1 male Pheasant, 1+ Yellowhammer, 2 Lesser Redpolls, 3 Treecreepers, 2 Little Owls, 4 Skylarks, 4 Nuthatches, 3+ Mistle Thrushes, 10+ Linnets, 3 Coal Tits, c.40 Jackdaws, 27 Common Gulls, 2 Pied Wagtails, 7 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 5+ Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 7+ Stock Doves, c.5 Song Thrushes [no Wheatears despite extensive search] (DKC/KJM)
  • 1 Skylark, 4 Yellowhammers, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 25 Common Gulls. Also 2 Roe Deer (P&G).


Friday 19th

  • 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Skylarks, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Yellowhammers, male Bullfinch, 25+ Common Gulls (P&G).


Thursday 18th

  • 2 Chiffchaffs, Marsh Tit, 2 Common Buzzards, 3 Little Owls, 3 Grey Herons, 6 Lesser Redpolls (KJM).
  • male Pheasant, 16+ Yellowhammers, 3 Little Owls, male Kestrel, 3 Pied Wagtails, 2 Skylarks, Nuthatch, 40+ Fieldfare, c.100 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 7 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Stock Doves, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Wednesday 17th

  • Marsh Tit (Ruffett Wood), 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Little Owls, 2 Pheasants, 30+ Lesser Redpolls, 2 Meadow Pipits, 4 Linnets (1 singing), male Stonechat still (KJM).
  • 2 Yellowhammers, 2 Kestrels, 4 Skylarks, 6 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 30+ Fieldfares, 6 Redwings, 20+ Common Gulls, 2 Coal Tits, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet (P&G).


Tuesday 16th

  • RAVEN flew south west at 5.43pm, Grey Heron south east, 2 Stonechats (male and female) near Lunch Wood, 2 Little Owls, 2 Yellowhammers (1 singing), 1 Rook, 2 Bullfinches, 1 Kestrel, 1 singing Goldcrest, 4 Skylarks, 1 Mistle Thrush, 100+ of both Redwing and Fieldfare, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet, 2 Treecreepers, 2+ Coal Tits, 4 Nuthatches, 3 Song Thrushes, 4+ Green Woodpeckers, 4+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6+ Stock Doves, 1 Pied Wagtail (DKC).
  • 4 Common Buzzards, 30+ Lesser Redpoll (some singing and in summer plumage), 3 Stonechats, Grey Heron east, 1 singing Yellowhammer, Little Owl, Pheasant (KJM).
  • 2 Stonechats near Lunch Wood (same as DKC's and KJM's), 20+ Common Gulls, 2 Skylarks, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (P&G).


Monday 15th

  • 4 Yellowhammers, 2 Skylarks, 25+ Common Gulls, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Song Thrush, 16 Dunnocks - no sign of the Stonechat (which was present for 11 days) (P&G).


Sunday 14th

  • 3 Common Buzzards, 1 Kestrel (KJM).
  • 1 male Stonechat, 6 Yellowhammers, 3 Skylark, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 25+ Common Gull, 30+ Fieldfares (P&G).
  • 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Meadow Pipits, 2 Skylarks, 3 Green Woodpeckers (MS).


Saturday 13th

  • 2 GREYLAGS over, 3 Canada Geese over, 6 Common Buzzards, male Pheasant, male Stonechat still, 15+ Yellowhammers, 1 Meadow Pipit, several Coal Tits and Nuthatches, 2 Kestrels, 2 Sparrowhawks, 5 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 1 Grey Heron south west, 5 Bullfinches (KJM).
  • 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Owls, 6 Skylarks, 60 Fieldfares, 150 Redwings, 4 Rooks, 30 Linnets, 7 Yellowhammers (SG).
  • Male Stonechat still (same as KJM's), 3 Skylarks, 3 Yellowhammers (2 singing), 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinches, 30+ Common Gulls, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet (P&G).


Friday 12th

  • 8+ Yellowhammers, 2 Skylarks, 20+ Fieldfares, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrushes, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Kestrel, 30+ Common Gulls, 2 Jays (P&G).


Thursday 11th

  • 15+Yellowhammers, 2 Lesser Redpoll (KJM). 2 male Pheasants, 1 male Stonechat still near Lunch Wood, 1 Little Owl, 3 Rooks, 1 Kestrel, 26+ Pied Wagtails, 2 Skylarks, 1 Linnet, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 4 Bullfinches, 4 Stock Doves, 5+ Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 40+ Fieldfares, only 1+ Redwing, 40+ Common Gulls (DKC/P&G).


Wednesday 10th

  • 2 Common Buzzards, 12+ Lesser Redpolls, 8+ Yellowhammers, Stonechat (m), 3 Coal Tits. (KJM).
  • In addition to the aforementioned: 6 Skylarks, 1 Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 30+ Common Gulls, 30+ Fieldfares (P&G).


Tuesday 9th

  • Siskin, 2 Common Buzzards, Pheasant, 8 Lesser Redpolls, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 6 Rose-ringed Parakeets (KJM).
  • In addition to the aforementioned: 1 male Stonechat still near Lunch Wood, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 32+ Pied Wagtails, 8 Yellowhammers (2 singing), 6 Mistle Thrushes, 40+ Common Gulls, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 5+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2 Stock Doves, 1+ Skylark, 4+ Fieldfares, 20+ Redwings (DKC/P&G).


Sunday 7th

  • 3 Common Buzzards (one bird came in over Wood Lane), Woodcock (KJM).


Saturday 6th

  • 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Common Buzzards, 1+ Siskin, 1 male Stonechat, 1 Pheasant, 1 Little Owl, 15+ Yellowhammers, 2 Meadow Pipits, 1 Rook, 7 Lesser Redpolls, 3 Sparrowhawks, 3 Kestrels, 1 Goldcrest, c.45 Stock Doves, 1 Bullfinch, 6+ Skylarks, 5+ Green Woodpeckers, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 50-100 Redwings, 100-150 Fieldfares, 3 Coal Tits, 6 Nuthatches, c.4 Rose-ringed Parakeets, up to 5 Linnets, 47 Common Gulls, 7 Jays (DKC/KJM/MS/DS/P&G).


Friday 5th

  • RED KITE, east to west. 5 Common Buzzards, 1 Pheasant, 10+ Yellowhammers, 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Bullfinches (KJM). 1 male Stonechat, 4 Skylarks, 8+ Yellowhammers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 female Bullfinch (P&G).


Thursday 4th

  • 6 Common Buzzards, 10+ Yellowhammers (1 singing), 2 Bullfinches (KJM et al).


Wednesday 3rd

  • 1-3 Bramblings, 20+ Yellowhammers, 1 male Stonechat, 100+ Fieldfare, 30+ Chaffinches, 1 Jay, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 80+ Carrion Crows and 20 Magpies (P&G).


Tuesday 2nd

  • 2 Tawny Owls (male showing well at dusk +nearby female calling), 2 Mallards, 1 male Stonechat, 3 Common Buzzards, 1 Little Owl, 1 Yellowhammer, 7 Meadow Pipits, 4 Rooks, 4 Bullfinches, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Skylarks, 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Green Woodpeckers, 2+ Coal Tits, good numbers of Nuthatches,1 Mistle Thrush, up to 8 Rose-ringed Parakeets, c.100 of both Fieldfare and Redwing (KJM/DKC).


Monday 1st

  • 1 male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1 male Pheasant, 1 Little Owl, 2 singing Yellowhammers, 1 singing Skylark, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinches, 1-2 Kestrels, 2 Mistle Thrushes, between 80 and 100 of both Redwing and Fieldfare, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6 Song Thrushes, 3 Coal Tits, 2 Nuthatches, 4 Stock Doves, 8 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/PW/P&G).

February

Saturday 27th
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EGYPTIAN GOOSE 27th Feb

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3 of the 5 GREYLAGS 27th Feb

  • 1 EGYPTIAN GOOSE and 5 GREYLAG GEESE flew in and landed on the Big Field at 11:05 and 2 of the Greylags flew south east at 11:48, no further sign of any at 13:00 (both first records for the site) (DKC), 1 Pheasant, 1 female Brambling, 2 Stonechats (male and female), 2 Little Owls, 22 Rooks, 11+ Yellowhammers, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Skylarks, 200+ of both Fieldfare and Redwing, 5 Bullfinches, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrests, 8+ Nuthatches, 2+ Coal Tits, 1-2 Mistle Thrushes, c.60 Linnets, 150+ Chaffinches, 25 Stock Doves, 13+ Pied Wagtails, 7+ Song Thrushes, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/KJM/PGo/P&G/MS et al).


Friday 26th

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Stonechat (male) 27th Feb

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Brambling (female) 27th Feb

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Stonechat (female) 27th Feb

  • 1 RED KITE flew south south west, 2 Common Buzzards, 60+ Jackdaws (KJM), 3+ Green Woodpeckers (P&G/KJM), 2 Coal Tits, 2 Goldcrests (KJM), a handful of Nuthatches (KJM), 4+ Skylarks (P&G/KJM) (2 singing (KJM)), 100+ Fieldfares (P&G), 30+ Redwings (P&G), 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet (KJM), 2 Jays (P&G), 50+ Starlings (P&G).


Thursday 25th

  • 5 Skylarks, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Song Thrushes, 2 Jays. Also 3 Roe Deer (P&G).


Wednesday 24th

  • 4 Canada Geese in field in front of barn at Canon's Farmhouse (P&G).


Tuesday 23rd

  • 4 Canada Geese flew towards A217 (P&G), 10+ Yellowhammers (KJM) (1 singing (P&G)), 4+ Skylarks (P&G) (1 singing (KJM)), 1 Kestrel (KJM), c.100 Redwings (KJM), 100+ Fieldfares (P&G), 4+ Coal Tits (KJM), several Nuthatches (KJM), 1+ Green Woodpecker (KJM/P&G), a handful of Great Spotted Woodpeckers. 1 drumming. (KJM/P&G), 2 Jays (P&G), 100+ Starlings (P&G).
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Little Owl 27th Feb

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Skylark 27th Feb

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 17th Feb

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Yellowhammer 17th Feb


Monday 22nd

  • 1 male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylarks, 1 Kestrel (P&G).


Friday 19th

  • 1 Cormorant flew south west, 15 Yellowhammers, 6 Rooks, 2 Bullfinches, 3 Skylarks, 26 Linnets, 1 male Kestrel, 4 Stock Doves, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Mistle Thrushes, very few Fieldfares and Redwings, 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (DKC/KJM). 1 Tawny Owl heard calling last night (dog-walker).
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Lesser Redpoll 17th Feb


Thursday 18th

  • 1 male Brambling, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Owl, 9 Yellowhammers, 1 Meadow Pipit, 13+ Skylarks, c.250 Fieldfares, c.230 Redwings, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 2 male Kestrels, 6+ Bullfinches, 2 Treecreepers, 8 Coal Tits, 5 Nuthatches, 2 Stock Doves, 100-150 Chaffinches, 20+ Linnets, 28 Pied Wagtails, 5+ Mistle Thrushes, 4 Song Thrushes, 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC).


Wednesday 17th

  • 1 male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Little Owls, 15+ Yellowhammers, 2 Rooks, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Kestrels, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 2 Bullfinches, c.40 Linnets, c.11 Skylarks, 2 Treecreepers, 5 Nuthatches, 5 Coal Tits, c.50 Fieldfares, up to 20 Redwings, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrushes, 23 Pied Wagtails, 7 Stock Doves, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers (2+ drumming), 2 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Rose-ringed Parakeets (including mating pair). Also 5 Roe Deer (DKC/KJM).


Saturday 13th

  • 3 Canada Geese flew over, 12 Yellowhammers, 3 Rooks, 3 Skylarks, 1 Bullfinch (female), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels, 1 Treecreeper, 6+ Nuthatches, 2 Coal Tits, 24 Stock Doves, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming), 1 Green Woodpecker, 41+ Fieldfares, 5-10 Redwings, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet, 1 Song Thrush, 1 singing Chaffinch

(DKC/KJM).


Saturday 6th

  • 1 Little Owl, 1+ Yellowhammer, 1 Rook, 3 Bullfinches, 53 Linnets, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 singing Skylarks, 1 Treecreeper, 5 singing Chaffinches, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers (including 2+ drumming), 1 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tits, 2+ Goldcrests, c.100 Redwings, c.50 Fieldfares, 6 Rose-ringed Parakeets, 2 Pied Wagtails, 4 Herring Gulls, c.40 Common Gulls, c.76 Black-headed Gulls, c.20 House Sparrows (DKC/KJM).

January

Sunday 31st
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Mistle Thrush 30th Jan

  • 1 Common Buzzard (not resident bird), 2 Rooks, 2 Grey Herons, 3 (2 adult, 1 1st winter) Great Black-backed Gulls over, c.30 Common Gulls in fields, 2 Pied Wagtails (female and 1st winter), c.60 Fieldfares, c.30 Redwings, 3 Stock Doves, c.5 Bullfinches, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tits, 5 Nuthatches, 3+ Linnets, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet (DKC/KJM).
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Rook 31st Jan

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Common Gull 31st Jan

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Common Buzzard 30th Jan


Saturday 30th

  • 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Owl, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Rook, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Skylarks, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Meadow Pipit, c.41 Linnets, 2+ Treecreepers, 9+ Nuthatches, 5 Goldcrests, c.5 Coal Tits, 3 Stock Doves, 5+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming), 2 Green Woodpeckers, c.150 Fieldfares, 5-10 Redwings, 2-3 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Song Thrush, 1 male Pied Wagtail, 3 Jays, Rose-ringed Parakeets (DKC/KJM).


Wednesday 27th

  • 2 Coal Tits, 2+ Goldcrest, 50+ Fieldfares, 150+ Redwings (KJM).


Monday 25th

  • 40+ Skylark, 100+ Chaffinch, Grey Heron, Kestrel, 4 Pied Wagtails (KJM).


Sunday 24th

  • 10 Bullfinches, 2 Blackcaps, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 6-8 Jays, c.120 Fieldfares, 40+ Linnets (MS).


Saturday 23rd

  • 2 Rooks, 40+ Stock Doves, 3 Goldcrests, 5-6 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Grey Heron (KJM).


Friday 22nd

  • 2 Goldcrests, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Coal Tit (not much today because of the rain) (KJM).


Thursday 21st

  • 2 Rooks, 9 Yellowhammers, 160 Chaffinches, 250 Fieldfares, 350 Redwings (SG).


Monday 18th

  • 1 Woodcock, 40 Skylarks, 19 Yellowhammers, 2-3 Sparrowhawks, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Meadow Pipits, 3+ Bullfinches, 20+ Linnets, 4-6 Nuthatches, 3+ Coal Tits, 1 female Kestrel, 1 singing Goldcrest, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (2 drumming), 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Mistle Thrushes, good numbers of Fieldfares and Redwings, 10-20 Collared Doves, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets, 20+ Common Gulls, c.8 Black-headed Gulls (DKC/PW).


Sunday 17th

  • 1 Little Owl, 7 Rooks, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Bullfinches, c.30 Linnets, c.15 Skylarks, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1+ Mistle Thrushes, good numbers of Fieldfares and Redwings, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Nuthatches, c.5 Coal Tits, 1 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stock Doves, 2+ Rose-ringed Parakeets. Also 8 Roe Deer. (DKC/KJM).


Saturday 2nd

  • 2-3 Woodcocks, 2 Common Buzzards, 6+ Yellowhammers, 1 Treecreeper, 5+ Nuthatches, 2 Bullfinches, 3 Lesser Redpolls, 17+ Skylarks, 9+ Meadow Pipits, 3 Coal Tits, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrests (DKC).

2009 Sightings

December

Thursday 31st

  • 1 Woodcock, 8+ Yellowhammers, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Nuthatches, 2 Coal Tits, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Pied Wagtail (DKC).


Saturday 26th

  • 1 Brambling, 1 Common Buzzard, c.300 Chaffinches, 15+ Yellowhammers, 2 Meadow Pipits, 3+ Skylarks, 2 Kestrels, 7 Mistle Thrushes (DKC/KJM).


Monday 14th

  • 1 Little Owl, 1 Common Buzzard seen off by Rooks, 2 Grey Herons, 12 Skylarks, 100+ Fieldfares, 20+ Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Jays, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Common Gull, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets (MS).


Sunday 13th

  • 1 Little Owl, 1 Common Buzzard, 5+ Yellowhammers, c.250 Chaffinches, c.100 Fieldfares, c.50 Redwings, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Grey Heron, 10-15 Meadow Pipits, 1+ Skylarks, c.20 Linnets, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Redpolls, c.20 Stock Doves, 10-20 House Sparrows, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet, 7 Collared Doves (DKC/KJM).


Saturday 12th

  • 2 Bramblings, 1 Common Buzzard, 36 Yellowhammers, 158+ Fieldfares, 50-100 Redwings, 25 Skylarks, 450 Chaffinches, 100+ Linnets, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1+ Treecreeper, 3+ Goldcrests, c.5 Nuthatches, 2 Coal Tits, 1+ Rose-ringed Parakeet, 10-20 Greenfinches, c.10 Goldfinches, c.5 Common Gulls, c.30 Black-headed Gulls, 10+ Herring Gulls (DKC/KJM).

November

Saturday 28th

  • c.15 Yellowhammers, 3 Redpolls, c.15 Skylarks, a handful of Meadow Pipits, c.300 Linnets, 1 Bullfinch, 10+ House Sparrows, c.40 Fieldfares, 20+ Redwings, 2 Nuthatches, 2 Coal Tits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (DKC/KJM).


Sunday 22nd

  • 2 Reed Buntings, 1 Stonechat, 2 Lesser Redpolls, 50+ Linnets, c.40 Chaffinches, up to 10 Skylarks, 1+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ House Sparrows, 1 Kestrel (DKC/KJM).


Saturday 14th

  • 4 Mallards and small numbers of Linnet also several Jackdaws (DKC/KJM).

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