Thursday, 24 April 2008
Thursday 24th April
A quick lunchtime dash down to Bradbourne Lake on the East Malling Research Station site, revealed the drake Mandarin Duck was still present. It posed long enough for a couple of photos, before taking to the water and drifting out of sight around the other side of the lake's island.
The thunder and lighting that dominated the skies this afternoon cleared by early evening so I took the oppurtunity to do a few jobs in my garden in East Barming, and it was from here that I heard my first Cuckoo of the year, calling from River Medway valley.