3rd October

Stonechats at Canons Farm increased to six. Overhead flew a Grey Heron. In addition, there was a Willow Warbler, four Swallows, six Skylarks, three Meadow Pipits and seven Chiffchaffs there. Local birds seen included two Yellowhammers and three Common Buzzards.

Paul Goodman and Natasha Preston

Thank you to all contributors for your continued and valuable submissions, the new data entry system is very helpful for quickly transferring the information straight into the CFBWBG database. 

Remember, all sightings of any species are of great value and go straight into our files, even if they do not make it onto the blog under the new format (the entries are a compromise between writing time, readability and comprehensiveness, so what gets a mention will vary as you may have noticed). 

Some submissions continue to come through as manual text in emails, which is fine, but please remember it saves several minutes and makes it more likely that the blog will be updated promptly if the 'Submit records' page on the blog is used). 

Thanks, and good birding - DKC