3x LBB gulls, 3x Skylarks and 2x House Martin were seen on the Research Station this afternoon.
Friday, 4 May 2007
Friday 4th May
A Cuckoo was heard calling in the River Medway valley, Barming at 05:30 this morning.
My usual visit to Ditton Quarry was met with a clamer albeit more overcast day than my previous visits this week. The Common Lizards were out basking again - 4 in total with 1 found at a new site. 8x Whitethroat were heard or seen, a Garden Warbler babbled along beautifully and showed well for a couple of minutes before taking flight in response to a male Blackcap jumping onto a nearby perch to eat some unidentified grub! 2x Chiffchaff continued calling throughout the visit.
Butterflies were more evident, but no new species; 3x Brown Argus, 1x Common Blue, 1x Small Copper (very faded), 1x Speckled Wood and 1x Red Admiral. 2x Large Red Damselflies were a new addition for the year but didn't hang round long enough to be photographed. Various beetles and an interesting, if not tiny, cricket were in evidence.