19th January 2017

Nine Lesser Redpolls showed well in Banstead Woods, where two Pheasants and two Bullfinches were among the other birds noted.

Lesser Redpolls

Duncan Jennings

18th January 2017

A gorgeous day. Two Little Owls were showing on the east side of Horse Pasture and another was calling at Stoney Nob. Other sightings at the farm included three Common Buzzards, five Common Gulls, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, two Rooks, 40 Skylarks, 40 Fieldfares, 140 Redwings, two Mistle Thrushes, 31 Chaffinches, a Bullfinch, 90 Linnets, a Greenfinch and two Yellowhammers. Most of the activity was in Bog Field and in Poultry Field. Two Treecreepers were singing for the first time this year.

David Campbell

17th January 2017

Sightings at the farm included three Little Owls, 35 Skylarks in Bog Field, four Meadow Pipits in Horse Pasture, a Rook, two Common Buzzards, 22 Redwings, 60 Fieldfares, eight Yellowhammers and 50 Linnets.

Geoff Barter, David Campbell, Duncan Jennings and Linda Mount

16th January 2017

Two Little Owls were calling at the farm this evening, where the approachable juvenile Common Buzzard remained.

Linda Mount

14th January 2017

A fairly eventful session in the Banstead Woods sector saw a Cormorant and a Grey Heron fly over, two Woodcocks near Park Farm, two Stonechats in Stagbury Field and three Rooks in Hither Field, along with two of both Common Buzzard and Kestrel, a count of six Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 30 Redwings and three Bullfinches.

The farm had only 20 Fieldfares and 12 Linnets to offer.

Ian Magness and Ian Ward

11th January 2017

Sightings at the farm included 180 Fieldfares, 120 Redwings and six of both Yellowhammer and Skylark.

Ian Magness

10th January 2017

The female Stonechat reappeared in Holly Lane Meadow, a Common Gull and 323 Herring Gulls flew over the Banstead Woods sector, where a Rook and three Bullfinches were also noted.

Duncan Jennings