A report of wildlife sightings from the western edge of Maidstone, Kent. I note anything of interest in the vicinity of my home in Barming and from walks into work at the East Malling Research Station along the edge of Barming Woods and down to Ditton. Occasionally, when time allows, I get out to Ditton Quarry, a rich habitat hemmed in by residential and industrial developments on one side, but with open countryside on the other.
Monday, 24 September 2007
Friday 7th September
An unexpected Ring-necked Parakeet was heard to screech and then was seen on feeding on apples in the deserted orchard on the West Farleigh side of the River Medway between Barming & Teston Bridges this afternoon.