Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Wednesday 7th May

My first walk into work for a number of weeks. The Bluebells in Oaken Wood, Barming are looking fantastic at the moment, and clumps of Ransomes complement the scene very nicely. A lone Speckled Wood fluttered ahead of me through the dabbled shade. The path from the water tower, North Street, Barming down to Kiln Barn Lane, Ditton, was alive with song - Yellowhammers and Chiffchaffs were the main contributors, but a pair of Bullfinches lisped quietly in the background. The real star was a not-so-shy Garden Warbler that babbled it's song away in an Oak tree near the green gate south of the Pea Field. A Willow Warbler sang near the underpass by Gallagher's Gallop, and flitted furtively around the coppiced chesnut. A House Martin was seen on the ground near Kiln Barn Farm, but long-awaited Swallows on the telegraph wires were still absent.
Later a Peacock and Holly Blue were seen in the glasshouses area of East Malling Research centre.


Simon said...

Some great sightings Adam.

Steve said...

Looking forward to the pics Adam...what does the sewage works area look like? Do you reckon it attracts good birds? I heard of a Black redstart there some years ago..