The year's first Blackcaps were found singing in the woods, together with a big increase in Chiffchaff numbers. A further male Wheatear was located between Horse Pasture and Broadfield. The warmer weather unsurprisingly saw an increase in butterfly numbers.
Canons Farm: 6 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 KESTREL (Slangs), 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 1 SKYLARK, 2 SONG THRUSH, 1 WHEATEAR (♂ between Broadfield and Horse Pasture),1 NUTHATCH (Tawny Wood), 30+ JACKDAW, 50+ CARRION CROW, 2 JAY, 2 NUTHATCH, 1 LONG-TAILED TIT, 1 CHIFFCHAFF (Tawny Wood), 4 GOLDFINCH, 2 LINNET (Perrotts Farmhouse), 2 YELLOWHAMMER (Poultry Field)
|Chiffchaff, Banstead Woods, 02/04/16 (Ian Ward)|
|Robin, Canons Farm, 01/04/16 (Duncan Jennings)|
Observers: Ian Magness, Tasha Preston, Ian Ward,