Friday, 18 July 2008
Friday 18th July
I wouldn't normally go anywhere a nest while it was occupied, but one of the entomologists from work called this morning to say she'd happened upon a what was a presumed Skylark's nest in Palmers Rough (just east of Kiln Barn Lane, Ditton), East Malling Research station site as she did some insect sweeps. However there is some doubt if they are Skylarks, maybe possibly Yellowhammers? Any suggestions? She was worried that with tractors and combine harvesters being in action not too far away the nest would be destroyed. We visited the site after work and after a little bit of confusion and searching around she relocated the nest. We dutifully marked the position with bamboo canes so these little blighters should get the best chance they can!