Thursday, 25 September 2014

Thursday 25th September 2014

I was lucky to be out walking some of my strawberry plots on the East Malling Research site mid-morning and quickly noticed a Wheatear feeding around the Research Station weather station.  Meadow Pipits (26) were also flitting around the stubble, with a Skylark and Yellowhammer amongst them, with a few Swallows and House Martins over on their way south.  On the adjacent blackcurrant plot a Stonechat moved from perch to perch with a few Chiffchaffs calling nearby.

I put out the news and soon there was a full on East Malling twitch in the form of the Bald Birder sauntering out of his office, squinting and blanched from the exposure to the's now rare for him to come out for anything other than flies beyond dusk.


Greenie said...

Adam ,
Five days on the trot , be careful your computer doesn't blow up !

Warren Baker said...

Got a few bits turning up there Adam, meanwhile it's all gone a bit quiet here!

The Bald Birder said...

Love it!

Another great day in the office - just a shame it wasn't a new moff.