Tuesday June 17th
Large Skipper in flight
Bird sightings were thin on the ground. 1 Nightingale, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow and 10 Swift.
Banded Demoiselle (female)
In the East scrub 1 Grass Snake and 3 Slow Worm. Pyrammidal Orchid continue to emerge with at least 15 seen, also 1 'new' Bee Orchid.
At 3.45 this afternoon I was driving back into Birling when I saw a large Raptor fairly low being mobbed by Crows. I quickly realised it was a Red Kite, a second Kite then appeared alongside it and they disappeared towards New Hythe........