Monday, 17 November 2008

Monday 17th November

Plenty of Fieldfare fodder on the East Malling Research site at the moment, and I'm greeted each time I leave the main lab building by 'chack-chack' of the increasing numbers of the Fieldfares that are making the site their winter home. Redwings are still scarce here, although I have seen double figures in Barming at the weekend. Ditton Quarry was very quiet at lunchtime with no Redpoll or Siskin to be seen. As expected the Hawfinch(es) didn't put in an appearance, although I'm reliably informed was one present on Saturday in one of the ash trees at the extreme SW corner of the quarry. The only other interest was a GS Woodpecker in the quarry (as well as one on my garden feeders in Barming this morning). The morning forst was unexpected, especially as the mild temperatures on Friday brought out a Comma butterfly in the quarry.

4 comments:

Steve said...

Keep a look out for Waxwing seems plenty around up north....could be a year for them...

Warren Baker said...

You've got all the Fieldfare then adam.!
Well done on the Gs woody in the garden !

Ken said...

Hi Adam.
It's nice to still see the odd butterfly about. The only ones I seem to see at the moment are Red Admirals.Comma's are one of my favourites, and I agree with Steve, it's only a matter of time before Waxwings arrive.
I have just started following your blog.

Tom said...

I see you got ur bullfinch. best of luck with a closer shot.