22nd January 2017

Two redpolls were heard overhead, one in each of the recording sectors. Three Siskins were feeding in Banstead Woods and another flew over Ruffett Wood. The two Little Owls were loving the warmth and sunbathing in their favourite trees on the east side of Horse Pasture. Seven Meadow Pipits were feeding in Owl Meadow and two Mistle Thrushes were near Perrotts Farmhouse.

Little Owl on the east side of Horse Pasture
Robin in Banstead Woods
Other sightings in the Canons Farm sector included two Common Buzzards, two adult Common Gulls, a Rook, four Nuthatches, two Treecreepers, 22 Fieldfares, six Redwings, a Bullfinch, a Greenfinch and six Linnets. Banstead Woods also had a Pheasant, a Sparrowhawk, a Common Buzzard, six Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Rook, 23 Long-tailed Tits, seven Nuthatches, three Treecreepers and three Bullfinches.

David Campbell (photo 1) and Ian Ward (photo 2)