A report of wildlife sightings from the western edge of Maidstone, Kent. I note anything of interest in the vicinity of my home in Barming and from walks into work at the East Malling Research Station along the edge of Barming Woods and down to Ditton. Occasionally, when time allows, I get out to Ditton Quarry, a rich habitat hemmed in by residential and industrial developments on one side, but with open countryside on the other.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Tuesday 30th January 2013
Yew shoots littering the ground - plucked off by Hawfinches? Give it another month and the churchyard will probably look something like this:
Two Hawfinches still present in St Margarets, and I was pleased to see that a Red Kite was also reported over (per Colin Mount). The Treecreeper that was seen on a couple of opccasions over the weekend still eludes me - I can now look all those folk who have missed the Hawfinches recently in the eye and say, "I know what it's like"! Anyway, at the risk of boring you all a couple of snaps from yesterday morning (in the wind and rain):