Monday, 15 May 2017

Banstead Woods, Beddington Farmlands and Canons Farm, 15th May 2017

Mapping out breeding birds at Banstead Woods early on, a couple of Canada Geese overhead was the only vaguely unusual sighting for the patch but I was happy to be hearing the local Treecreepers, Goldcrests, etc. It started raining, meaning only one thing: a diversion to Beddington. There was little on offer around the main lake, save for a couple of 2cy Caspian Gulls and two Little Ringed Plovers. A few Swallows, Sand Martins and Swifts were brought down by the showers. Back at Canons in the afternoon, House Martin finally fell onto the patch year list when 14 flew through. A Cormorant was also noteworthy.

2cy Caspian Gulls at Beddington

Cormorant at Canons