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.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Sunday 28th February
Last day of the month and utterly depressing! Heavy rain and winds for the first part of the day, having to go into work on a Sunday, getting drenched on the pelican crossing across the A26 at the top of my road in Barming (when will Kent Highways sort this out!), going shopping with the wife and kids in such gloom that even the street lights were on at 2pm and then watching my beloved Villa lost to Man Utd at Wembley....
....whatever Warren (http://pittswoodpatch.blogspot.com/) had last week is creeping this way! At least at work I heard a Skylark singing and a Yellowhammer calling when I unlocked the gates, and the Mallards and Heron seemed as happy as Larry today, I even managed a new garden tick with two Mallards over! Tomorrow's another day!