Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Monday 16th December
Another blowy day, leaves everywhere but most trees still standing. Fieldfare numbers have increased over the weekend on the research station (East Malling) with an estimated 80+ in the orchards, still not particularly high compared to previous years. I checked out the dormice boxes, no evidence of any, but a Great Tit nest with a lone, long-forgotten egg still in place!
Three Pheasants crept around the orchards, strangely when I toured Kent last week and got 80+ species in a day I failed to find a single Pheasant - typical!