It was the Leybourne Lakes CP Bird Walk this morning from 6am. Of course this coincided with heavy rain almost throughout. Still 5 of us braved the weather. Bird song was significantly down on recent weeks we heard/saw 4 Nightingale, 1 Cuckoo, c40 Swift, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, several Reed Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff. Also 1 Great Spotted and 1 Green Woodpecker and a lone Stock Dove. Looks like more of this weather for the rest of the day and tomorrow as well....
Update for mid PM Sunday, i was driving back into Birling and there was a Little Owl
on wires over the road. I later went up the road to Holly Hill for half an hour as the weather picked up. Here I found this Adder
, 3 Slow Worm, 1 Dingy Skipper
, 1 Grizzled Skipper
, 2 Small Heath and 8 Common Blue