Saturday, 30 March 2013

Saturday 30th March 2013

The cold spell continues, but in this morning's snow showers I was pleased to find the first Wheatear of the year on the Barming part of my patch, a cracking male, albeit distantly!

Yesterday also saw a single Hawfinch, and a couple of Buzzards soaring in the afternoon sun.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Tuesday 19th March 2013

Two Hawfinches still present in St Margaret's churchyard, Barming at 07:25 this morning.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wednesday 13th March 2013

A new patch tick today in the form of a calling Curlew, flying low NE over St Margaret's Church, Barming at 08:20.  I was there to check on the Hawfinches but I've had no luck on my brief morning visits - my last sighting was Saturday 9th when a male and female were seen in the top branches of the large ash during a mid-morning visit.

Yesterday's snow brought in a couple of Lapwings close into the main lab buildings on East Malling Reserach Station, and a pair of Little Owls were seen huddled up on an outbuilding near Kiln Barn Farm, Ditton.