5th March

Weather: Wind NW f1-3, after a sunny start then cloudy with wintery showers. Cold (2-4°C)

Canons Farm: 12 STOCK DOVE (Tart's Field), 1 STONECHAT (Reeds Rest Cottages), 3 ROOK (Infront George Field)

Observers: David Skeels

Here is one of the Reeds Rest Cottages Brown Rats. A few are taking advantage of the spilled food from the bird feeders. There was a boom in rat numbers during the autumn of 2014, when disturbingly high numbers could be found in the fields. Since then the population has dwindled, but another mild winter may well lead to an increase during the summer months. You have been warned! (Photo by Ian Ward)