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, 21 March 2010
Friday 19th March
Another early start and off to Boughton again to see the showy Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. I was with James Bushnell for whom this had become a bit of a bogie bird - he needn't have worried as the bird showed very well as soon as we stepped out of the car, albeit in rather poor light (hence the dull image!).
The rest of the day was spent at a meeting in London, but added Bald Eagle to my 'train' list as one swept above the train just past Eynsford (Eagle Heights bird presumably!).