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, 5 August 2010
Wednesday 4th August 2010
Another busy day but I managed to glimpse at one of the House Martin nests (six occupied this year compared to one in 2009) on the East Malling Research Station buildings and saw two young poking there heads out. At home I this evening I added to my evergrowing moth list with Ruby Tiger, Shuttle-shaped Dart and Lime-speck Pug.
Shuttle-shaped Dart (wearing a heart on each wing!)
Shuttle-shaped Dart's face - looks like a Terrier x Bison