24th October 2017

Banstead Woods provided a decent suite of migrants, topped by a Ring Ouzel calling deep within the yews at Fames Rough before it shot towards Perrotts Farm. Overhead passage in the sector involved eight Siskins, 27 redpolls, 10 Chaffinches, a Skylark, seven Meadow Pipits, three Mistle Thrushes, 115 Redwings, 16 Goldfinches and two Common Gulls. 27 Goldcrests were counted on a limited route. At the farm, there were three further Mistle Thrushes in Broadfield, a Pied Wagtail and two Meadow Pipits overhead, as well as four Skylarks, four Yellowhammers, a Kestrel and a Buzzard.

David Campbell and Ian Magness