5th August

A Cuckoo was found at Reads Bottom and Horse Pasture hosted a Garden Warbler. The first Northern Wheatear of the autumn was also at the farm, as were four Common Swifts and six Swallows.

Butterflies on show in Banstead Woods included three Silver-washed and one Dark Green Fritillary, 12 Chalkhill Blues, four Brown Argus, three Essex Skippers, a Small Skipper and a Marbled White.

Observers: Paul Goodman, Duncan Jennings, Ian Magness and Ian Ward