Friday, April 09, 2010
Friday 9th April
Sorry for being a bit quiet lately - I've been a busy boy for the past 2 weeks.
My walk today was a short one, mainly because I've got lots of Uni work to be getting on with at the moment. The weather was gorgeous, plenty of sunshine and very very warm temperature-wise.
At least 7 Goldcrests were noted today - which is the highest number counted since the snow we had before Christmas. 5 Blackcaps and 3 Chiff Chaffs were singing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming, 5 Green Woodpeckers were calling, 5 Pheasants were noted, 3 Stock Doves were noted, 2 Treecreepers were seen, the Little Owl was perched in the usual Oak west of Mote House, and 3 Jay were seen - with one individual doing a perect impression of a female Tawny Owl.
Of note on the were 4 Mute Swans, 2 Greylag Geese, 7 Great Crested Grebe, and 7 Tufted Ducks. Gulls were few and far between today.
A Comma butterfly was seen in Ivy by the old pond, and a Bank Vole was seen briefly scampering past as I photographed Wood Anemones.
There is a Kent Wildlife Trust walk tomorrow morning starting at 9am so I may well tag along to that!