Thursday, 10 February 2011
Thursday 10th February 2011
Not much to report in such awful conditions today from East Malling today. Lots of Fieldfares and Redwings (they're back!) feeding on the ground in the Genebank on the Research Station. Best sighting of the day, and totally unexpected was a Peregrine SW over North Street as I walked my lad back from school at 15:30. This is the first for me on the Barming part of my patch, not sure where it's come from (Gallagher's Quarry?) but represents no 55 for the Barming Heath tetrad.
On the way back from picking my youngest up from Nursery I cut through Barming Woods along North Pole Rd and picked out at least five Toads stirred into action by today's wet weather. Taking the photo of the Toad reminded me of the shot I took of a Pollack on Hythe beach on Sunday....not too dissimilar in appearance eh!