The Down House bird survey produced an average 19 species , without a Swift or Swallow . When a deer
Last Wednesday , I had a day out in East Kent with Keith . Our first stop was East Blean Woods for Heath
From there , we moved on to Westbere Lakes in search of Odonata . As we walked down to the river , it was obvious that Odonata too were in short supply this year , with just the odd sighting of Brown and Norfolk Hawker , Black-tailed Skimmer and Scarce Chaser . The path alonside the river , a hive of activity
By the time we got back home , it had been a twelve hour trip , but most rewarding and the forecast afternoon cloud didn't materialize , as can be seen in the last shot .