Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Wednesday 4th May 2011
The Ring Ouzel was still present (distantly) in the Paris Farm Paddocks, East Malling this morning and was still being reported late in the afternoon. Blackbirds, Pied Wagtails, Magpies and Starlings all hopped around in the same paddock and a small group of Swallows scythed along the low turf nearby. A flyover Yellow Wagtail was also seen (per John Clements) in the afternoon and a Red Admiral was also on the wing along the footpath.
Nearby 2x Wheatears and a Little Owl were seen in the Sweets Lane this morning, with Yellowhammer, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Skylark and Linnet all singing along Easterfields. Gallagher's Gallop held Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler. A Cuckoo was also heard calling from the Easterfields/Sweets Lane area in the morning.
A unexpected sight was the BBMF Lancaster flying directly over the research station, East Malling at midday.