Sunday, April 17, 2011

Just a quick post this morning....need to revise right away! Incidently, there will be no posts over the next few days as I will be up at Uni for my final exams.

Anyway, back to today, and I was invited along to the Kent Wildlife Trust walk that was being lead by the highly knowledgable Fred Booth in Mote Park this morning. Bird highlights included Blackcap and Chiffchaff in good song, and several Nuthatch and Green Woodpecker were heard. A couple of Whitethroats were heard singing in the scrub and rough grassland area opposite the Inlet, and it was great to locate the first Sedge Warblers of the year with 2 individuals found singing along the Pitch & Putt side of the Lake.


7 Great Crested Grebes, 1 male Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Mute Swans, 1 Cormorant, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, at least 70 Black-headed Gulls, and around 5 Common Gulls were of particular note on the Lake.


1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Holly Blues, 9 Speckled Woods, 2 Commas, and 22+ Orange-tips were seen, and it was fascintating to come across a swarm of Honeybees in the ancient Ash on the Pitch & Putt side of the Lake.

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