Monday, 30 April 2007

Sunday 29th April

Lady Orchid

A visit to a site in Kent turned up Man and Lady Orchid almost at full bloom, probably 3 weeks earlier than expected! A Lesser Whitethroat was heard, then seen close by.

Man Orchid
Later a trip to Burham Marshes resulted in my first Turtle Dove (on the overhead wires by the church) and throbbing song of Reed Warblers of the year. Good numbers of Swallows were swooping around the neighbouring lanes.

I later walked the River Medway between Barming Bridge to Teston Bridge and onto the beer garden in of the Tickled Trout, West Farleigh. A Cuckoo was heard calling close by in an orchard near the pub and a Sparrowhawk and 2x House Martin flew overhead while I supped on my pint of Spitfire.

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