Monday, 26 January 2009

Monday 26th January

No sign of the Waxwings in Garner Drive or the church orchard this morning, although a couple of Brambling were seen briefly. Later I received a call from a friend to say that he'd just seen 6+ Waxwings feeding in the hedgerow bordering Hermitage Lane, Barming, just north of Barming Railway Station. I popped out but could not relocate them.

I checked the church orchard again at lunchtime but apart from a couple of Goldcrests all was quiet. Moving onto Bradbourne House and the area south of Garner Drive, East Malling I was lucky to find 4x Lesser Redpoll (a new site tick for me) feeding in the alders the Siskins had frequented a week ago. They moved quickly through and were soon lost to sight. A couple of Jays glided down from the oaks, but a rather unexpected sight was a Mute Swan on the stream flowing from Bradbourne House (area with no access).


Greenie said...

Adam ,
Had 15 Waxwing in the last big tree on left as you go down the Research Station Drive at about 1500 today , thanks to your info .

Warren Baker said...

Ah! Yes, Mute swan, Another rare species at pittswood!
Well done with the Lesser Redpolls Adam.

Phil Green said...

What a lovely lot of Waxwings, am new to this so just looking at peoples blogs and making comments hpoing people may look at mine. Regards Phil Green