Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday 14th September 2014

An interesting walk from Barming to Teston and back via Oaken Wood and the River Medway this morning.  Two Whinchat were a bonus, flitting along the hedgerow, with a couple of Yellowhammers, just west of Hall Place Farm (almost scopeable from the house!).  

Fourteen House Martins flew north, and 120+ Meadow Pipits flew up as a Kestrel flew over one of the stubble field.  Three Buzzards mewed incessantly over the southern edge of Oaken Wood.  The only other birds of note were a Sparrowhawk low over the old Hockey Ball factory in Teston and a Kingfisher between Teston & Barming Bridges.

The Whinchats were still present at dusk, and a Wheatear was flushed from the field between St Margaret's church and the A26.


Greenie said...

Adam ,
I just knew that the arrows would make a comeback at some stage . It has taken 18 months , but with a Whinchat in the same frame , well worth the wait . Well done with the sightings .

Warren Baker said...

Arrows and Whinchats! Nice one Adam :-)