Monday, 19 March 2012
19th March 2012
First Chiffchaff of the year on patch today, just S of the underpass on Gallagher's Gallop. 80+ Fieldfare, 5+ Redwing and a charm of Goldfinch and Linnet were feeding in the one of the research station's orchards (N of the main entrance track leading from Kiln Barn Road). Later I followed a female Sparrowhawk as it swooped over Mill Street, East Malling (a species I failed to connect with in this tetrad before) and happened on probably the same bird as I entered the research station 5 minutes later.