A report of wildlife sightings from the western edge of Maidstone, Kent. I note anything of interest in the vicinity of my home in Barming and from walks into work at the East Malling Research Station along the edge of Barming Woods and down to Ditton. Occasionally, when time allows, I get out to Ditton Quarry, a rich habitat hemmed in by residential and industrial developments on one side, but with open countryside on the other.
Friday, 16 January 2009
Friday 16th January
I spent my lunchtime searching out the Waxwings in the East Malling orchard but no sign of them. At least 4x Brambling still and a the female Sparrowhawk made her customary pass through the fruit trees.