Have been quite busy recently , combined with changeable weather and finding little of interest on the outings that I did manage , most of which were short visits to monitor the Adders up on the Greensand Ridge . What I had hoped was going to be a good emergence this Spring , 13 males as
As the light was fading a few evenings ago , I spotted this bird waiting nervously to come down and finish off the seed on the path . I managed a hasty shot through the back bedroom double
A visit to Bough Beech Reservoir found the site almost birdless , not helped by the still very high water level , with no muddy margins showing at all . A visit to the small reserve with the feeders was
A look around the Common proved just as quiet , but a single male Brimstone and my first moth of
Any thoughts appreciated .
With this weekend's forecast being pretty miserable , I took the chance and headed for Elmley Reserve yesterday morning . En route , I had a Red Kite over , just before joining the M25 at Junct.4 , and two Common Buzzard over the M20 as I climbed a very foggy Wrotham Hill . Arriving and driving down the track , there was plenty of Lapwing , Skylark and Redshank , some displaying like
And finally , the mystery bird . It turned out to be a female Chaffinch with a bit of pigment disorder .
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