Sunday 24th May
I helped lead the Leybourne Lakes bird walk this morning between 8am and around 11.
Moving on we added more singing Reed Warbler and in the west Scrub several Willow Warbler, more snatches of Nightingale and a brief Cettis call.At the top of the path to Brook House we had our first really good Nightingale with one in full song, then via 2 or 3 Water Vole in the ditch nearby another Nightingale singing and showing exceptionally well.
Orange TipI had heard that there have been good numbers of Painted Lady with thousands moving through Europe. I saw at least 3 here today and lots more elsewhere during the day. A Large White, several Peacock and a single Orange Tip were also noted.