Thursday, 30 September 2010

Thursday 30th September 2010

Twenty minutes at lunchtime gave me the brief opportunity to check out what was about on the East Malling Research station site.  I was hoping to nail a Redwing in one of the orchards, but only managed 2x Mistle Thrushes sitting out on the mobile phone mast.  A Pied Wagtail perched on the tractor shed, with nesting material in it's beak, and a Chiffchaff singing from the nearby Alder windbreak could have had me thinking it was Spring!  A flock of tits, predominantly Blue Tits, worked its way through the same windbreak and another bird called amongst them - a monotonous, bold, but high-pitched call, repeated as the bird moved, hidden by the  dense foliage.  I never showed, but I was left wondering if it wasn't a Firecrest - it would have made a nice addition to the patch list!

Back in Barming this evening it was nice to see a parcel of 15 or so Linnets feeding and flying around the pasture south of Church Lane.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Keep scanning those Tit flocks Adam. Firecrest will appear! :-)