Saturday, 5 December 2020

Canons Farm and Banstead Woods

I led one of the two subgroups for the CFBW Bird Group's Winter Tour today, a welcome chance to get back on the old patch and to simply get beyond the confines of the garden! The best the farm had to offer were 40 Meadow Pipits, 25 Redwings, six Fieldfares and a couple of Buzzards. In Banstead Woods, we enjoyed having a female Sparrowhawk, an adult male Kestrel and a Buzzard over our heads simultaneously, while one of the paths offered good views of Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Coal Tit and Great Spotted Woodpecker for the participants. A redpoll flew over.