12th December 2017

The hard weather played into our hands with a Snipe and 24 Lapwings seen over the farm today.

Geoff Barter and Steve Gale

11th December 2017

The Red-legged Partridge pair resurfaced in Broadfield.

Red-legged Partridges

Ian Magness

9th December 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful, sunny, if a little chilly, Winter Tour this morning. The highlight was a Red Kite drifting low over Broadfield which evidently lingered in the area as it was later clocked over Round Meadow. Other sightings at CF included a Meadow Pipit, two Yellowhammers, 23 Fieldfares, 50 Redwings, 48 Skylarks, five Rooks, four Buzzards, a Kestrel, three Linnets and two Common Gulls. In the BW sector were 12 Redwings, a Buzzard and a Skylark of note.

Red Kite
Geoff Barter, David Campbell, Paul Goodman, Ian Magness, Linda Mount et al

8th December 2017

A female Stonechat was in Hither Field. Four Yellowhammers were at the farm and very small numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing were seen.

Geoff Barter

3rd December 2017

23 Lesser Redpolls were mainly in the Harholt Plantation and Hither Field held two Stonechats and nine Meadow Pipits. 50 Redwings were seen in the BW sector. Sightings at CF included a Lesser Black-backed Gull, two Mistle Thrushes, a Yellowhammer, 13 Fieldfares, two Redwings and a Buzzard.

Paul Goodman, Ian Magness and Ian Ward

2nd December 2017

A Grey Heron stood proudly in Chipstead Meadow and other CF sector sightings included 30 Linnets, three Redwings, two Skylarks, 15 Yellowhammers, three Greenfinches, three Fieldfares, a Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk.

Paul Goodman

1st December 2017

Two Hawfinches feeding at the west end of the Harholt Plantation were a real treat and a continuation of this year's invasion, while other sightings in the BW sector included a Mistle Thrush, 25 Redwings, six Fieldfares, 12 Lesser Redpolls and eight Bullfinches.

Paul Goodman

29th November 2017

A Snipe flushed from Hither Field was a significant record this late in the autumn for the east side of the patch. Also in Hither Field was a Stonechat.

Graham Harris

28th November 2017

Three Yellowhammers were in the unusual location of Chipstead Meadow, where there were also six Redwings.

Paul Goodman

25th November 2017

This morning saw a Hawfinch fly south over Legal & General (SG), the first in the CF sector during this autumn's invasion, while a Lapwing in Horse Pasture was actually a scarcer sight this year. 12 Fieldfares, two Mistle Thrushes, 10 Yellowhammers, 25 Skylarks, six Rooks and 220 Carrion Crows were also noted.

Steve Gale and Paul Goodman