1st September

It was a great early autumn day at the farm, with a first-winter male Common Redstart, a Yellow Wagtail and a Red Kite backed up by 10 Common Buzzards, two Hobbies, four Sparrowhawks, two Little Owls, 200 Swallows, 12 House Martins, three Common Whitethroats, three Blackcaps, 15 Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler, 50 Linnets and three Yellowhammers.

The edge of Pages Acre played host to a Purple Hairstreak and eight Speckled Woods were counted. A Silver-washed Fritillary was at Banstead Woods.

Geoff Barter, Steve Gale and Paul Goodman