22nd November 2016

Yes, today was also a bit grotty. Some observers braved the conditions, though, but nothing new of great consequence was discovered. A female Stonechat was in the fairly unusual location of Holly Lane Meadow, one of the Barn Owls was quartering the meadows north of Reads Rest Lane from 16:08 (an addition for DJ) and at least 60 Skylarks convened as a single flock.

Otherwise, the 'tame' juvenile Common Buzzard continued to frequent Reads Rest Cottages and a Pheasant, a Sparrowhawk, two Little Owls and a Pied Wagtail were at the farm. Additional sightings from the Banstead Woods sector included two Common Buzzards, a Fieldfare, a Song Thrush, five Redwings and a Bullfinch.

Geoff Barter, Steve Gale and Duncan Jennings