Sunday 25th February
Here is my 100th post!
PALMATE NEWT EFT AND TOAD
Lots of the BH Gulls on Abbey Mead now have their black heads. Walking along the Medway a Cettis called as did a Bullfinch. 2 Redshank were on the river. I again scanned the sunken marsh, quiet, apart from another Cettis and several Water Rail calling.
I had another look at across Abbey Mead from the North end, as I was doing so the Firecrest popped up in the Ivy covered tree in front of me and performed really well here and in the surrounding scrub for 15 minutes before flying back towards the scrub surrounding the sunken marsh.
Around towards Brooklands a Sparrowhawk flew low across me and 3 Teal came up from the river and another Cettis called. The Ferruginous Duck showed really well in the middle of Brooklands.
Along the Millstream which was so high it had breached it's bank in places, another Cettis and a few Goldfinch along here.
On my way home I had two more Sparrowhawk. One flying low in front of me on the back road between Snodland and Birling and another soaring high over Birling. Also a flock of 20 or so Fieldfare from my Kitchen window in Birling!