Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Wednesday 7th January
I slid into work on my bike today - still snow in Barming Woods and killer ice everywhere else. Only 10 minutes at lunchtime to check out the Brambling situation at the Kiln Barn Lane entrance to East Malling Research. Yep still there, but 3 this time, including a fine male. There are hundreds of Redwings feeding on the fallen apples in the first 10 rows of the orchard on the right of the entrance track as you enter the research station site by Kiln Barn Lane, probably the most I've ever seen. Intermingled amongst them are Fieldfares, Green Woodpeckers, Starlings, Wood Pigeons, Chaffinches, Goldfinches and now a smattering of Brambling. The entrance track is a public footpath so anyone wanting to check them out can quite easily view them from here. When disturbed the Brambling are settling in the trees in front of the old Ditton Laboratory and good views can be had. Sorry but poor photos again!