Friday, 30 November 2018

Epsom Downs Surrey - More Downs Time!


The sun certainly had its hat on today. The wind at ground level was fairly light compared to the skies. The early clouds were sent racing across the downs at a rate of knots which would have left the fittest of racehorses short of breath!

This dashed any real prospects of observing raptors from the gallops but the walk did produce a Buzzard, Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk. The latter kept low weaving in and out of trees with the intention of ambushing an unsuspecting passerine.
The sighting of the day was a flock of predominantly Redwing with some chucking Fieldfare as the flock of around 200 dispersed and re-grouped having been disturbed during their lunch break!
A pair of Nuthatch was noted in a mixed tit flock along the track to Langley Vale Wood.