1st May

Weather: After a calm start, SW f1-3, sunny and feeling a bit warmer.

Canons Farm: 1 CORMORANT (west), 2 GREYLAG GOOSE (low north), 5 MALLARD, 6 COMMON BUZZARD, 2 SPARROWHAWK, 1 KESTREL, 16+ PHEASANT, 1 TAWNY OWL (calling, appropriately enough, from Tawny Wood), 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 3 GREEN WOODPECKER, 5 STOCK DOVE, 1 COMMON SWIFT, 3 HOUSE MARTIN (hawking above Burgh Heath residential), 4 SWALLOW (all north), 7 SKYLARK, 1 NORTHERN WHEATEAR (Skylark Field), 4 COMMON WHITETHROAT, 1 BLACKCAP, 1 CHIFFCHAFF, 7 LINNET, 2 YELLOWHAMMER
Ground Pine, Fames Rough, 01/05/16 (Steve Gale)
Other nature: At Fames Rough both Ground Pine and Cut-leaved Germander are starting to show, not yet in flower. Also a large patch of Goldilocks Buttercup by the horse stable bordering Chipstead Meadow.

Observers: Steve Gale