4th June 2017

A remarkable morning for raptors saw six Red Kites share the sky at the same time over CF. Also rather unexpected was a pair of Peregrines engaged in a food pass. A walk along Chipstead Downs revealed a Rook, a Greenfinch and seven Swifts, while a local male Kestrel was showing well.

It was probably a little drafty for most butterflies' liking but singles of Comma and Common Blue were noted, along with three Meadow Browns.

adult ♂ Kestrel at Chipstead Downs

David Campbell (photo) and Ian Jones