Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Tuesday 16th September
After yesterday's excitement I wondered what would turn up today. No new migrants on the fence posts by Kiln Barn Farm, Ditton but 25+ Swallows sallying around and resting on the fence, probably wishing they were somewhere warmer! I went back out at lunchtime to check the weather station at East Malling Research as well as the skies in case any large raptors decided to pass this way. Nothing. Then at 14:00 I had a call from Ross down at Bradbourne House, East Malling...he done it again and found another migrant, this time a Pied Flycatcher calling from a copper beech near the main house. By the time I'd made it down there it was gone, but noticed good numbers of other species around including a couple of Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests and Treecreepers.