7th May 2017

The Banstead Arts Festival walk produced two Red-legged Partridges in Broadfield, a Little Owl on the east side of Horse Pasture, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls and two Swifts overhead, eight Swallows and nine Whitethroats at the farm. Two Canada Geese flew northwest. In the BW sector, a Mistle Thrush was seen at Fames Rough.

BW butterflies included the first Small Copper of the year at Fames Rough, along with eight Dingy Skippers, four Brimstones, a Green-veined White, an Orange-tip, three Small Heaths, three Holly Blues, and three Green Hairstreaks.

Small Copper

David Campbell (photo 1), Paul Goodman, Ian Ward (photos 2-3) et al