Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Monday 16th June

Disappointed by the abscence of Nightjars in Oaken Wood, Barming I made my annual pilgrimage to Mereworth Woods. Four Woodcock were seen roding, the nearest thing to 'pigs might fly'! Just after 21:00 a Nightjar started to churr on the east side of the confier plantation, followed 5 minutes later by it hawking overhead, giving excellent views in near daylight. A presumed second bird also called and churred from the west side and was seen in flight over the path. Just as I left, another or possibly the second bird was seen and heard churring loudly from a dead branch not 50 yards from the gate. A glow worm was also seen.

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