Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Tuesday 16th December

A single Hawfinch was seen briefly at 08:25 in the Silver Birch (next to the pavillion/portable building) at the north end of the Parish Playing Fields, Barming, Maidstone with a flock Starlings and Fieldfares. A party of Long-tailed Tits did laps of the boundary trees, visting my garden feeders on their way round, and a Jay, Green Woodpecker and GS Woodpecker all added a splash of colour to what was otherwise a very murky morning.

Ten minutes at Ditton Quarry, Maidstone at 13:00 produced a new bird for me on this site - Little Egret, flying over and heading east towards the Quarrywood Industrial estate, Aylesford. Four Lesser Redpolls were performing acrobatics in the Alders in the SW corner with a flock of Goldfinches; they seemed more flighty than yesterday. Chaffinches, Greenfinches and Bullfinches were all seen completing the 'finch set' for the day. A couple of Goldcrest moved restlessly through the undergrowth.


Greenie said...

Adam ,
Nice one with the Hawfinch - again , you realise he'll start ranting - again now .

Adam said...

Thanks Greenie - I'm hoping it'll stay around for a few more people to appreciate! It's a tad frustrating that it's probably in my back garden at some time during the day, but because of the short days I'm having to leave for work just as it gets light and return when it's dark!!! Roll on the weekend!

Simon said...

Great to hear about the Hawfinch Adam, and well done with the Little Egret.