Thursday, 25 March 2010
Thursday 25th March
Poor pic in the rain of one of eight Pipits
A miserable start after very heavy rain overnight. Still it had stopped by the time I set off for work. Three Chiffchaffs today; 1 calling near the Water Tower (top of North Street, Barming) and 2 others along the eastern edge of Oaken Wood. No sign of the Little Owl, probably hunched up somewhere in the barn, drying out. Detouring past Paris Farm Paddocks, East Malling I searched for yesterday's Wheatear but no sign, he must have escaped before the rain set in. Likewise the Willow Warbler. However I was pleased to see 8x Meadow Pipit which have been noticeable by their abscence around my patch this winter. A Skylark also made it's prescence known. That was it for the day - the rain just got heavier and worse at lunchtime and on my way home.