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.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Wednesday 12th May
I can see why the Swallows and Swifts were swarming around Bradbourne Lake yesterday - flies, everywhere. A Jay hassled a pair of Blackbirds, and a pair of Greylags paraded their young (not sure why the Coot joined in!).
Then a real East Malling rarity - a Jackdaw, in amongst the Crows.
The less said about my evening trip to see the Red-necked Phalarope the better!