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.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Tuesday 2nd March
A walk in the sunshine up the watercress beds in East Malling. A couple of Goldcrests worked their way through the Larch trees in the deserted orchard, and then the best sighting of the day, a couple of Peacock butterflies basking and flying (pic to follow) in the sunshine at the spring head near Well Street - my first for the year.