Sunday, 29 November 2009
Saturday 28th November
A quick walk to St Margaret's churchyard, Barming turned up a large flock of Black-headed Gulls (78) sitting out on the field between Church Lane and the A26. Four Skylarks went up as I walked alongside the field and I noticed a large Raptor distantly over by Barming Woods, it gained height as a group of Rooks started to mob it. It was a Common Buzzard, probably the same individual I'd seen a few weeks ago. It drifted south, over the River Medway and seemed to drop down in the West Farleigh area. In the churchyard there were lots of Redwings. 22 in total, feeding on the Yew berries, the largest flock I've had this winter.