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.
Saturday, 5 January 2008
January 1st 2008 - New Years Day
Happy New Year! Unlike many others in Kent, I was confined to the house again today but manged a measely 19 species for the day, mostly from the back window, although I included a Tawny Owl that was heard at 5am...first bird of the year!