30th December 2017

The only reported sighting today was of three Bullfinches at Legal & General.

Ian Magness

28th December 2017

The pair of Stonechats remained in Hither Field and other BW sector sightings included a Mistle Thrush, a Redwing, a Sparrowhawk and two Buzzards.

Graham Harris and Duncan Jennings

26th December 2017

Flyovers at the farm included two Great Black-backed Gulls and a Red Kite. Other sightings in the CF sector included 120 Fieldfares, 70 Redwings, six Yellowhammers, 30 Linnets, 12 Skylarks, a Rook, a Kestrel, two Buzzards and two Mallards.

♂ Kestrel

David Campbell (photo), Paul Goodman and Ian Magness

23rd December 2017

Some 24 Rooks gathered by Green Belt Field, where 50 Redwings and 22 Skylarks were also noted. A Tawny Owl hooted in Pages Acre. In the BW sector, two Meadow Pipits were in Hither Field, a Mistle Thrush was in The Knoll and a Mallard plopped onto Piddly Pond for the night.

Ian Ward

22nd December 2017

Four Mallards flew over the farm and two Little Owls were noted. Other CF sightings included 300 Redwings, 100 Fieldfares, 32 Skylarks, four Meadow Pipits, three Rooks, six Yellowhammers, two Sparrowhawks and a Buzzard.

David Campbell and Linda Mount

21st December 2017

Sightings in Banstead Woods included 20 Lesser Redpolls near the orchard, as well as a Redwing.

Duncan Jennings and WoodChips Conservation Volunteers

18th December 2017

A Peregrine flew over Broadfield and two Stonechats were seen in Hither Field.

Geoff Barter

17th December 2017

A decent day, with a Snipe flushed from Hither Field (IPW), where a Stonechat and nine Meadow Pipits were also seen. Elsewhere in the BW sector, a Woodcock was flushed, a redpoll flew over the Harholt Plantation, a Mistle Thrush was at Parsons Land, and 40 Redwings, a Sparrowhawk and four Buzzards were seen.

At CF, a male Brambling was in Infront George West (IGM), along with 20 Fieldfares, 10 Redwings, 15 Chaffinches, six Yellowhammers and 30 Linnets.

Brambling and Chaffinches

Ian Magness (photo) and Ian Ward

15th December 2017

There was an increase in winter thrushes at the farm, with 200 Redwings and 20 Fieldfares counted. Also seen were two Skylarks, a Yellowhammer, 20 Chaffinches, 20 Goldfinches, 100 Starlings, a Kestrel and two Buzzards.

Paul Goodman and Linda Mount

12th December 2017

The hard weather played into our hands with a Snipe and 24 Lapwings seen over the farm today.

Geoff Barter and Steve Gale

11th December 2017

The Red-legged Partridge pair resurfaced in Broadfield.

Red-legged Partridges

Ian Magness

9th December 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful, sunny, if a little chilly, Winter Tour this morning. The highlight was a Red Kite drifting low over Broadfield which evidently lingered in the area as it was later clocked over Round Meadow. Other sightings at CF included a Meadow Pipit, two Yellowhammers, 23 Fieldfares, 50 Redwings, 48 Skylarks, five Rooks, four Buzzards, a Kestrel, three Linnets and two Common Gulls. In the BW sector were 12 Redwings, a Buzzard and a Skylark of note.

Red Kite
Geoff Barter, David Campbell, Paul Goodman, Ian Magness, Linda Mount et al

8th December 2017

A female Stonechat was in Hither Field. Four Yellowhammers were at the farm and very small numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing were seen.

Geoff Barter

3rd December 2017

23 Lesser Redpolls were mainly in the Harholt Plantation and Hither Field held two Stonechats and nine Meadow Pipits. 50 Redwings were seen in the BW sector. Sightings at CF included a Lesser Black-backed Gull, two Mistle Thrushes, a Yellowhammer, 13 Fieldfares, two Redwings and a Buzzard.

Paul Goodman, Ian Magness and Ian Ward

2nd December 2017

A Grey Heron stood proudly in Chipstead Meadow and other CF sector sightings included 30 Linnets, three Redwings, two Skylarks, 15 Yellowhammers, three Greenfinches, three Fieldfares, a Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk.

Paul Goodman

1st December 2017

Two Hawfinches feeding at the west end of the Harholt Plantation were a real treat and a continuation of this year's invasion, while other sightings in the BW sector included a Mistle Thrush, 25 Redwings, six Fieldfares, 12 Lesser Redpolls and eight Bullfinches.

Paul Goodman