8th March

Weather: Wind SW f1-2, overcast and dry apart from the odd snow flake, 2-4°C

Canada Geese, Canons Farm, 08/03/16 (Duncan Jennings)
The southern-most fields were playing host to a good number of feeding birds, mostly pigeons and finches. The Dartford Warbler appears to have moved on.

Canons Farm: 7 CANADA GOOSE (skein heading south at 08.30hrs), 1 COMMON BUZZARD, 1 KESTREL, 1 PHEASANT (Tart's Field), 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 3 ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET, 900 WOODPIGEON (mostly on Quail Field), 85 STOCK DOVE (Quail Field then moving onto Bog Field), 26 SKYLARK (including a flock of 25 on Quail Field), 1 MEADOW PIPIT, 1 MISTLE THRUSH, 4 SONG THRUSH, 25+ FIELDFARE, 3 ROOK, 140 CHAFFINCH (Quail Field, edge along Copt Hill Lane), 50 LINNET, (mostly Quail Field, but at least three territories being set up on farm), 10 GOLDFINCH, 1 YELLOWHAMMER (Slangs).

Observers: Steve Gale, Duncan Jennings