Saturday, 2 September 2017

Canons Farm and Banstead Woods, 2nd September 2017

Paul G and I led the annual CFBW Bird Group's Autumn Migration Tour around the farm, with a quick jaunt into the woods. Patch birders were most excited by the Sand Martins over Broadfield. Of the three, I only saw the one. Other highlights included a Garden Warbler, a surprisingly scarce autumn migrant on the patch, a Wheatear, four Meadow Pipits and a trickle of Swallows. The Tawny Owl hooted again in Lunch Wood. I saw a Spotted Flycatcher and the adult male Peregrine prior the the walk starting.