|These are in the main garden, I just liked their shapes|
|Another unknown but very smart|
The list of birds in the last couple of days has struggled to reach 30 species, although visits haven't been for much more than an hour, hopefully I'll get out at the weekend for a bit longer. The best bird today was undoubtedly a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER Stephen found down by the stream. Time restrictions meant I couldn't look for it but it's great to know they're still around.
I had a meeting today that finished around lunchtime, this gave me a chance to checkout a site just outside Tonbridge for a few Butterflies, the weather wasn't really conducive to butterfly watching, as it was a bit breezy and I got caught in a couple of showers but the first bit of movement that caught my eye was a nice White Admiral. A couple of Meadow Browns followed plus a Large White. I was surprised to find any butterflies really so it was even better when I found my second ever Purple Hairstreak. The only other species seen was a Speckled Wood, although a Beautiful Demoiselle also posed briefly. Unfortunately my timing wasn't great so missed out on Purple Emperors but I'll look forward to going again soon.
|A slightly tatty Speckled Wood|