Thursday, 8 October 2009
Wednesday 7th October
With the Bald Birder off on his world travels (http://baldbirder.blogspot.com/) I thought I'd better check out Bradbourne House/Lake on the East Malling estate. Previous texts have alerted me to Pied Flycatcher, Waxwing, Whooper Swan and Med Gull, it was time to find something of my own! A few Goldcrests flitted around the yews (but no Yellow-browed Warblers or Firecrests that seem to be invading east Kent!), 6x Mistle Thrushes chacked from one of the lakeside reminding me that the first Fieldfares are not far off. The lake was full of Coots, Moorhens and Black-headed Gulls but nothing out of the ordinary. I wonder if the Bald Birder had been with me what he would have pulled out the bag!