24th July 2022: Canons Farm - Paul Goodman


Red Kite 1
Common Buzzard 2
Hobby 1
Common Swift 10+
Swallow 4
Chiffchaff 3
Common Whitethroat 10 including two groups with juveniles
Yellowhammer 4
Sedge Warbler
1 singing quietly in Lunch Wood scrub
Essex Skipper 4
Small/Essex Skipper 1
Brimstone 1
Small White 3
Large White 1
Comma 5
Red Admiral 1
Meadow Brown Common
Gatekeeper Common
Common Blue 3
Small Copper 2

23rd July 2022: Canons Farm/Banstead Woods - Ian Ward



Red Kite 1 flew west 13:10
Sparrowhawk 1 female
Common Swift 40+ mainly headed East
Green Woodpecker 3 'adults' together (Green Belt field/Ruffett Wood)
Swallow 1 with Swifts
Dark Green Fritillary 1 on buddleias in Banstead Woods
Common Blue c9
Chalkhill Blue c16 Stagbury (all males)
Small Copper 1 Holly Lane Meadows
hawker sp
1 in Banstead Woods (see image)

18th July 2022: Canons Farm - Anne-Marie Griffin

 Roe Deer running through Ruffet Wood

Common Buzzard 1
Small Skipper 5
Small/Essex Skipper 5+
Large Skipper 5+
Marbled White 3
Small White 3
Red Admiral 4
Meadow Brown 3
Gatekeeper 4
Common Blue 1
Emperor 1

18th July 2022: Banstead Woods - Ian Ward


White Admiral

Speckled Wood

1 Slow Worm near Scout Hut crosspath towards deadend area

Common Swift 1
Willow Warbler 1 observed in the Park Farm Orchard area
Treecreeper 3 singing
Bullfinch Adults & Juveniles heard in Harholt
Dark Green Fritillary 1 in the Park Farm Orchard area
Purple Hairstreak 1 near Beech  tree marker no. 5
White Admiral
1 in the deadend crosspath area

17th July 2022: Banstead Woods - Ian Ward


Hobby 1 flew high E over Harholt 08:13
Swallow 2 flew east
Purple Hairstreak 2 near the Elizabeth Drive pedestrian crossing
Southern Hawker 1 over Piddly Pond

16th July 2022: Banstead Woods - Butterfly Tour

Small Skipper

Essex Skipper

Large Skipper

Large White

Purple Hairstreak 1

Small Copper

Common Blue

Chalkhill Blue

Red Admiral


Silver-washed Fritillary 7+


Speckled Wood - (seen by Paul just after the end!)

Marbled White


Meadow Brown


15th July 2022: Banstead Woods - Ian Ward



Silver-washed Fritillary

Marsh Tit
1 calling by Piddly Pond 11:38am
Small/Essex Skipper P
Brimstone P
Marbled White P
Green-veined White P
Small White P
Large White P
Comma P
Peacock P
Silver-washed Fritillary 3
Speckled Wood P
Meadow Brown P
Gatekeeper P (widespread)
Ringlet p
Small Heath p
Holly Blue p
Southern Hawker 1 over Piddly Pond

8th July 2023: Banstead Woods - Paul Goodman


Stock Dove2 singing 
Coal Tit1
Essex Skipper2
Small/Essex Skipper12
Large Skipper1
Marbled White30+
Small White5+
Small Tortoiseshell1
Silver-washed Fritillary1 near orchard 
Speckled Wood2
Meadow Brown40+
Small Copper2 new pond 
Purple Hairstreak1 near Piddly Pond 
Other butterfly 15 white letter hairstreak 
Southern Hawker2 Piddly Pond 
Broad-bodied Chaser1 New pond

5th July 2022: Banstead Woods - Linda Mount


Woodpigeon 6
Rose-ringed Parakeet Several amongst trees
Magpie 2
Carrion Crow 1
Chiffchaff 1
Common Whitethroat 1
Nuthatch 1
Song Thrush 1
Marbled White 1
Meadow Brown 7
Small Copper 2

4th July 2022: Banstead Woods - Ian Ward


Marbled White

Broad-bodied Chaser

Dark Green Fritillary

Purple Emperor 1 gliding above trees nearby to Park Farm Orchard 11:32am - seen briefly landing on paths between posts 6 & 7 11:45am
Gatekeeper 1 near Scout hut area
Other butterfly 1 6 White-letter Hairstreaks
Azure Damselfly 6 Outward Lane Pond
Blue-tailed Damselfly 1 Outward Lane Pond
Emperor 1 male patrolling over Outwood Lane Pond
Broad-bodied Chaser 2 m ; 1 Banstead Woods, 1 Outwood Lane Pond

3rd July 2022: Canons Farm - Anne-Marie Griffin


Red Soldier Beetles

Marmalade Hoverfly

Garden Chafer

Essex Skipper

Pheasant 1 female
Kestrel 1
Common Gull 1
Woodpigeon 500+
Rose-ringed Parakeet 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Magpie 5
Carrion Crow 7
Goldcrest 1
Common Whitethroat 1
Blackbird 1
Robin 2
Essex Skipper 3+
Marbled White 6+
Small White 4
Speckled Wood 1
Meadow Brown 6+
Ringlet 1

2nd July 2022: Banstead Woods - Ian Ward


Small/Essex Skipper P
Large Skipper P
Marbled White P
Green-veined White P
Large White P
Comma P
Red Admiral P
Small Tortoiseshell P
Dark Green Fritillary 6; 1 near Scout hut, 2 Harholt, 2 Hillwood field, 1 Fames Rough
Meadow Brown P
Ringlet P

26th June 2022: Banstead Woods - Ian Ward

 Brown Hawker; An early sighting in the dead end area of the upper crosspaths near the Scout Hut