Thursday, 24 May 2007

Thursday 24th May

Fantastically sunny and warm morning. The Garden Warbler showed extremley well again today - I'm worrying that it's not acting like a 'normal' Garden Warbler', it's showing to well! A long-awaited Willow Warbler was heard briefly singing from high up in the Sweet Chesnut at the side of Oaken Wood and a dragonfly was glimpsed high in the coppice but not relocated. The Cuckoo continued to call, again from the Hermitage Road area, but the Little Owl was a now show this morning.

A quick trip at lunctime to see the Bird's Nest Orchids not a million miles away from site. Eventually i found them, along with a few Lady Orchids.

A trip out to Mereworth Woods at 20:30 saw 3 Woodcock roding and again fantastic views of a pair of Nightjars from 21:00 onwards. A male performed fantastically, wing-clapping, 'engine-breaking down' noise, etc and was quite active flying above us, up and down the rides.

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