Friday, 7 November 2008
Friday 7th November
Suprise of the day was 2x Hawfinches sitting a top of an Ash tree in Ditton Quarry (TQ715574). I'd visited the quarry to get some pictures of 'common birds' for a notice board, and having dipped on getting a snap of a Jay, male Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and any number of Bullfinches that were flitting around I was drawn to 2 stocky looking birdshigh up in an Ash tree. Luckily I managed to get a picture of one of the birds before the pair swooped down into some cherry trees bordering East Malling Research station land. I managed to pick one of them out again, but the shrubbery was very dense and I was looking directly into the sun...and then I had to get back to work! It'll be interesting to see if they hang around. A Red Admiral was the only other thing of note.