Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Wednesday 15th August 2012

A new moth for the Research Station caused a mini-twitch.  A Red-belted Clearwing was found by Ross on a apple tree (its host plant). An elusive and fascinating little critter.

The twitch!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tuesday 14th August 2012

Back where I left - a young Spotted Flycatcher, one of two seen this evening along Rectory Lane, Barming.  Its been a challenging summer, loads of work and bad weather have precluded me from getting out much on patch and when I have there has been little to report.  In Barming Woods only White Admiral has been seen all season and the Nightjar failed to return.  On the flip side a pair of Meadow Pipits have bred, raising at least four young near Kiln Barn Farm and at least fledgling Little Owl has been seen nearby.  Linnets, Swallows and House Martins also seem to have had a bumper season in and around East Malling.