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.
Monday, 18 May 2009
Monday 18th May
Another blustery day, more akin to April rather than May. Swifts were in good numbers over East Malling Research Station, screaming calls to each other across the wind.
Also a Barn Owl near Teston Bridge this evening just after 8pm.