Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Monday 15th September
Another cycle into work, colder than last week, and nothing out of the ordinary until I reached Gallagher's racecourse, scanning for Wheatears I picke out a small, restless bird on the racecourse fencing..a Whinchat at last...no a Stonechat, but a new tick for this route nevertheless. Spurred on by news of raptors floating across Kent yesterday I joined Ross and Adrian at the weather station on the East Malling Research Station site and scanned across to the North Downs hopeful of a repeat of the reported 3x Ospreys over New Hythe on Sunday. After picking out 2 army helicopters flying south Ross picked up on a large raptor - Osprey leisurely moving south, distantly over West Malling. Another site tick!