18th September

A quick check around the vicinity of Canons Farmyard in the early hours, before the Banstead Country Fayre, revealed a Grasshopper Warbler creeping around at the base of the holly bush at the Watchpoint. Other sightings at the farm included a Grey Wagtail, a Siskin, 38 Meadow Pipits, two Rooks, 30+ House Martins, 56+ Swallows, a Blackcap and at least seven Chiffchaffs. From our Fayre stall in Holly Lane Meadow, we clocked nine Cormorants as they flew north (six and three) and a Hobby. A Willow Warbler was noted at The Scrub.

Stoney Nob hosted a Brown Hairstreak.

Thanks to Ian, Janice, Paul, Linda, Phil, Yvonne and Mike for their valuable help on the stall today.

David Campbell, Darragh Culley, Paul Goodman, Ian Pratley, Phil Wallace, Ian Ward et al