Friday, 31 October 2008
Friday 31st October
A first in the garden (Barming) for me today - a male Yellowhammer visiting the seed fedder at the back of the garden. It attempted to take seed from the feeder, occasionally landing on the perches but sacred off more ofen than not by the House Sparrows.
Four Fieldfares at lunchtime were my first for East Malling Research this winter, and good to see 35+ Pied Wagtail on the newly ploughed land - start of a new roost?! A lovely clear end to the day, the windvane, depicting the famous Malling series rootstocks and their effect on tree growth, was perfectly silhouetted by the dying sun.