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.

Wood Anemone
There is a Kent Wildlife Trust walk tomorrow morning starting at 9am so I may well tag along to that!


Warren Baker said...

keep at it Simon. The migrants will arrive in force this weekend and into next week.

Steve said...

Good shot of the Wood Anenome. So easy to 'blow the whites' with these but this is well shot! Great to see Goldcrest around in numbers after the winter. None seen by anyone (as far as I know) so far this year at New Hythe.

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Simon.
Love the Treecreeper shot. Some nice birds seen, hopefully the will be plenty of migrants about very soon in the park.

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