Visits have been sparse to the patch but a quick walk Saturday afternoon produced only 1 species of raptor which turned pout to be 2 RED KITE!! there were more reported in Kent all over the weekend. This morning was my next walk after checking the moths, 48 species in a couple of hours included 2 LITTLE OWLS, KINGFISHER, 3 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER and a nice family of LONG TAILED TITS. The highlight though was the 2 CROSSBILL (91) flying north.
The other outing this week was to Stodmarsh with some great company, we notched up 68 species including 13+ HOBBY, 1 BITTERN, 3 NIGHTINGALE, 3 TURTLE DOVE, 2 CUCKOO a couple of BUZZARDS and a couple of KINGFISHER being the highlights on a very enjoyable morning!
|Hobby - Stodmarsh|
|Young Long Tailed Tit|
|Lime Hawkmoth - Macro no. 100 for the year.|