1st July 2017

A somewhat random and very unseasonable Meadow Pipit was singing along the west side of Broadfield. Several Swifts and Swallows were over the farm, along with four Yellowhammers, four Skylarks, eight Linnets, a Kestrel, three Whitethroats, two Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff. In Banstead Woods, six Treecreepers, eight Goldcrests and two Bullfinches were noted among other usuals.

Four White-letter Hairstreaks were on show in the elms on the south side of the path just west of the orchard. A Red Admiral and a Comma were also seen in BW, while another Comma, a Small Tortoiseshell and 12 Marbled Whites were at CF.

Meadow Pipit by Broadfield

White-letter Hairstreak by the orchard

David Campbell (photos), Paul Goodman et al