Thursday, 26 March 2009

Thursday 26th March

No chance to get out yesterday, so I managed 30 minutes between showers at lunchtime today. I managed a Jay first off, not the commenest of birds over Ditton Quarry at the moment. Then a pair of Mistle Thrushes and a Song Thrush in the 'lawned' area. No Redpolls, but a couple of Bullfinches whispering to each other in the shrubbery. However top spot went to a pair of Siskins, the male singing.

Cycling home at 18:00 I was pleased to hear a Siskin singing again, this time from a tree on the corner of Kiln Barn Road where the bridleway carries straight on up to the water tower in Barming. Scanning through the treetops I picked out another eight. This really was turning out to be the day of the Siskins! A couple of Lesser Black-backed Gulls loafed around in the wind, drifting off to roost no doubt and Green Woodpecker yaffled unseen in Oaken wood.

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