31st January 2018

The month came to a modest close with five Yellowhammers and 50 Fieldfares counted at CF...

Ian Magness

30th January 2018

Sightings in the CF sector included a Little Owl, a Fieldfare, nine Redwings, 35 Linnets, a male Kestrel, a Buzzard and a Common Gull. In BW were eight Redwings and another Buzzard of note.

Duncan Jennings

28th January 2018

Sightings at CF included a Red Kite, four Little Owls, 17 Rooks, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, a Yellowhammer, 40 Fieldfares, 25 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, 80 Linnets and three Skylarks. In BW, a redpoll and a Pied Wagtail flew over, while 12 Meadow Pipits, a Collared Dove two Mistle Thrushes were in Hither Field. Four Bullfinches were in the Harholt Plantation.

David Campbell, Paul Goodman, Ian Magness, Natasha Preston and Ian Ward

27th January 2017

A group of five Bullfinches near Legal & General was noteworthy for the CF sector.

Ian Magness

20th January 2018

The Barn Owl showed again at CF during the late afternoon, while three Little Owls and a Tawny Owl were in voice. A Collared Dove, a Rook, a Mistle Thrush, three Fieldfares, 35 Redwings, two Kestrels, three Treecreepers and two Buzzards were also noted in the sector. In BW, a redpoll flew over the Estate and six Bullfinches were in the Harholt Plantation. Other sightings in the sector included singles of Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard.

Paul Goodman and Ian Ward

18th January 2018

A Red Kite flew over the farm.

Ian Magness

17th January 2018

A Woodcock flew over Green Belt Field in the gloom and other sightings in the CF sector included a Tawny Owl, a Little Owl, 14 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush. In BW were two Mallards on Piddly Pond, six Bullfinches in the Harholt Plantation and fly-overs from a Grey Heron and four Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Ian Ward

14th January 2018

In the evening, a Barn Owl was calling by Tart's Field and two Little Owls were also vocal. The two Red-legged Partridges were again in Infront George East and counts across the CF sector included 14 Meadow Pipits, 30 Fieldfares, six Redwings, 80 Linnets, two Mistle Thrushes, two Buzzards and a Kestrel. An early sign of spring was six drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

Paul Goodman and Ian Ward

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13th January 2018

Two Woodcocks were flushed in the Banstead Wood Estate, where three redpolls flew over. 13 Meadow Pipits were in Hither Field and other sightings in the BW sector included two Rooks, two Common Gulls and a Buzzard.

Ian Ward

12th January 2018

A male Reed Bunting was found with 15 Yellowhammers near Reads Rest Cottages (GB). Common birds in the BW sector included 30 Redwings, seven Nuthatches, six Great Spotted Woodpeckers and three Bullfinches.

Geoff Barter and Paul Goodman

8th January 2018

CF hosted two Meadow Pipits, four Rooks, 30 Fieldfares, 80 Redwings, 18 Skylarks, 55 Linnets, a Mistle Thrush and two Kestrels.

David Campbell

7th January 2018

Sightings at CF included two Rooks, 54 Stock Doves (the highest number for while), 150 Redwings, 42 Fieldfares, 20 Linnets, a Mistle Thrush, three Common Gulls, two Kestrels, a Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk.

Ian Ward

6th January 2018

A Red Kite, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, three Redwings and two Yellowhammers were at CF.

Simond Hammond

5th January 2018

A session at the farm revealed one of the Red-legged Partridges in Broadfield, as well as 30 Skylarks, 40 Redwings, six Fieldfares and a Kestrel.

Paul Goodman

4th January 2018

A Kestrel was among the birds seen in the BW sector.

Duncan Jennings

3rd January 2018

Mid-morning the male Merlin was seen again as it hunted along the hedgerows near Canons Farmhouse.

Geoff Barter

2nd January 2018

20 Skylarks were at CF.

Ian Magness

1st January 2018

The year started in style with a male Merlin, just the second patch record, as it flew across Infront George. Also at CF were 80 Redwings and 20 Fieldfares.

Paul Goodman

31st December 2017

The final day of the year saw another Great Black-backed Gull record, this bird flying south over the Chipstead Valley late morning (IPW). The wintering pair of Stonechats was still in Hither Field and a Woodcock flew from the Estate area. Other BW sightings included a fly-over Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Goldfinches and a Kestrel. 80 Fieldfares and 45 Redwings were at CF.

Ian Magness, Ian Ward and Paul Goodman