Monday, 28 April 2014


Parts of the Strood seawall have a good covering of the white-flowered hoary cress which adds a bit of colour to the area. It was high tide during a brief walk along the wall during the middle of Monday 28th.

Two reed warblers were singing from the reeds in the dyke as were a couple of reed buntings. A yellow wagtail flew low over the seawall heading towards the pond at the back of the fields, as did a grey heron. Two little egrets flew out of the dyke, while five linnets were seen flying about the fields.

Along the Channel six common terns were noisily hawking up and down, sometimes resting on the buoys and yachts. A handful of shelduck were seen on the Ray saltings and a whimbrel was heard calling.

Two common lizards were resting on a fencepost near the Feldy View field, soaking up the sun.

Several butterflies were noted on the walk especially beside the hedges out of the wind, such as this small tortoiseshell, also speckled wood, holly blue, peacock, small white and orange-tip were seen.

Crossing one of the paths was this caterpillar of the oak eggar moth.

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