Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Today the weather was pretty dire but a peak over my garden fence in Barming saw a good flock of Fieldfare feeding on the wet grass.  At lunchtime I walked over to the West Malling and Mill Street tetrad.  I spent most of my time in the overgrown orchard just S of the railway line and Cottenham Close, East Malling.  The old fruit trees were dripping in Lichens and Moss, quite a sight.

Despite the drizzle it was full of life; Blue and Great Tits constantly calling, Blackbirds feeding along the many paths and three new tetrad ticks in the form of 7x Bullfinches, 2x Goldcrests and a flyover Herring Gull.  A Little Egret was also seen on the Watercress Beds near Springhead.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

well done Adam, more species for the tetrad, not much time left now!